OLYMPIA, Wash. – Following a season that saw the Evergreen Geoducks return to the postseason for the first time since 2007-08, head coach Monica Heuer has announced six student-athletes who will be joining the women’s basketball program in 2012-13.
The class features four community college transfers as well as two prep standouts, all of which are expected to come in and contribute for the Geoducks.
NWAAC Northern Region MVP Brittany Gray (Bainbridge, Wash./Bainbridge HS/Skagit Valley CC) leads the class after averaging 15.7 ppg and 10.1 rpg for the Cardinals, earning a spot on the All-Defensive Team as well.
“Brittany has a strong work ethic and is always striving the get better,” said Heuer.
Also joining the Geoducks next season will be Gray’s teammate Jessica Denmon (Oak Harbor, Wash./Oak Harbor HS/Skagit Valley CC). As a sophomore, she was named Second Team NWACC North as well as Second Team All-Tournament at the NWAAC Champonships.
“Denmon brings additional leadership to our guards, as well as a strong will and work ethic,” added Heuer.
Local standout Uriah Thomas (Chehalis, Wash./WF West HS) is the first prep to join the Geoducks this season after earning All-Area accolades during her season season with the Bearcats.
“She is eager to bring her talent to Evergreen,” said Heuer. “It will be fun watching her develop.”
Another high school player, Chloe Dawkins (Fairfield, Calif./Armijo HS) comes from near Sacramento to join the team next season. She earned First Team All-Monticello Empire League for the Indians, averaging 14.4 ppg.
“Chloe has a good knowledge of the game. She is a good shooter and defender and will bring additional toughness to our team,” noted Heuer.
Considered the best athlete of the class, Brittnee Williams (Mukilteo, Wash./Kamiak HS/Edmonds HS) joins former teammate Samantha Clark (Monroe, Wash./Monroe HS/Edmonds HS) at Evergreen. In 2010-11, averaged 7.83 ppg and 3.30 rpg for the Tritons.
“Brittnee has good hands and looks forward to locking people up,” said Heuer.
The final signee comes Alaska via Peninsula College in Port Orchard. Callie Monfrey (Anchorage, Alaska/South Anchorage HS/Peninsula CC) averaged 2.67 ppg and 2.43 rpg for the Pirates last season and will come to Evergreen with two years of eligibility remaining.
“Callie brings a lot of enthusiasm,” said Heuer. “She can play inside or out and we look forward to utilizing her versatility.”
The Geoducks will open up the 2012-13 campaign on November 6 with their annual crosstown exhibition against rival Saint Martin’s.