Cowgirls Ink Oregon Junior College All-Stars

05/14/2009 09:25
Sheena Cole and Hope Williams

The Cowgirl Basketball program has signed two junior college standouts for the 2009 season. The Cowgirls have signed Sheena Cole (5’9”; Guard; Lane CC) and Hope Williams (5’10”; Post; Treasure Valley CC). Both athletes are very talented and led their respective programs in their junior college careers.

“Both of these young women are very talented and have high basketball IQ’s, they will bring a sense of experience and a blue-collar work ethic to the Cowgirl Basketball program”, says Coach Darling of her newest signees.

Sheena Cole, a Cave Junction, Oregon native, was a standout at Lane CC. She was a member of a Lane team that posted an impressive 56-9 overall record in the two years that she played for the Titans. Cole was instrumental in her teams successes as her per game averages were 13 points, three steals, three rebounds and three assists per game in her sophomore season. Cole was a first team All-NWAACC selection, a first team All-Academic selection, was named to the NWAACC All-Tournament team and was named the MVP of the North-South NWAACC All-Star Game.

“Sheena (Cole) will bring a sense of maturity and leadership to our program. She is an athlete from a successful program that knows how to win” says Coach Darling of Cole.

Hope Williams was a monster in the paint for Treasure Valley CC and will bring that presence to the Cowgirl program. Williams helped lead TVCC to their first ever trip to the NWAACC tournament with her powerful play in the paint. Williams averaged 14 points and nine rebounds per game in her sophomore campaign. Williams also has touch as she finished her sophomore season with a 46% shooting percentage from the field. Williams was a first team All-NWAACC selection and was named the MVP of the East-West NWAACC All-Star Game. Williams was also named to the All-Academic team as well.

“Hope (Williams) will bring a sense of strength and maturity to our post position. She is a slightly undersized in the post but she makes up for it with her physical strength and blue-collar work ethic. She is a great addition to our team” says Coach Darling of Williams.