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Women’s Basketball

Being a collegiate student-athlete can be one of the best times of your life. At Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, we are committed to making that happen.

The Thunder competes in the 18-team Minnesota Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) and is one of eight teams in Northern Division. Our conference is recognized as one of the strongest NJCAA Division III conferences in the nation.

If you are interested in being a member of the Thunder Women’s Basketball team, contact Laura Sylvester via email to lsylvester@fdltcc.edu, or by calling 218-879-0822.  You can also click the link below, check the box for women’s basketball, and fill in any pertinent information about yourself and your accomplishments and we will contact you regarding your interest in attending Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College and playing for the Thunder.
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Check out these great videos featuring our 2015-2016 and 2014-2015 seasons of Thunder Basketball!

 

2016-2017 SEASON SCHEDULE (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Date Opponent Site Time
Saturday, November 12 Leech Lake Tribal College Home L, 64-52
Friday, November 18 at Mesabi Tournament (vs Hibbing) Away postponed
Saturday, November 19 Mesabi Range (at Mesabi Tournament) Away L, forfeit
Wednesday, November 30 Gogebic Community College Away L, 99-26
Friday, December 2 Anoka-Ramsey Community College Home L, 108-29
Wednesday, December 7 University of Wisconsin-Superior JV Home L, 80-27
Friday, December 9 Minnesota West Technical & Community College Away L, forfeit
Saturday, December 10 Ridgewater Community College Away L, forfeit
Semester Break
 The remainder of the season has been cancelled.
Saturday, January 7 Gogebic Community College Home cancelled
Friday, January 13 Northland Community College Home cancelled
Saturday, January 14 Central Lakes College Away cancelled
Wednesday, January 18 Mesabi Range College Away cancelled
Saturday, January 21 Vermilion Community College Away cancelled
Friday, January 27 Hibbing Community College Home cancelled
Saturday, January 28 Rainy River Community College Away cancelled
Wednesday February 1 Itasca Community College Home cancelled
Saturday, February 4 Mesabi Range College Home cancelled
Wednesday, February 8 Vermilion Community College Home cancelled
Saturday, February 11 Hibbing Community College Away cancelled
Friday, February 17 Northland Community College Away cancelled
Saturday, February 18 Itasca Community College Away cancelled
Wednesday, February 22 Central Lakes College Away cancelled
Saturday, February 25 Rainy River Community College Home cancelled

 

2016-2017 Thunder Basketball Roster
#  blank Player Position Hometown High School Year
22 Sam Benjamin Guard Onamia, MN Isle High School Freshman
20 Faryn Dupuis Guard Cloquet, MN Cloquet Senior High School Freshman
3 Brooke Frear Guard Duluth, MN Harbor City International Freshman
23 Makayla Henry Forward New Hope, MN Cooper High School Freshman
21 Kayla Jackson Forward Sawyer, MN South Ridge High School Sophomore
31 Lyric Johnson Forward Silver Bay, MN William Kelly High School Freshman
10 Tia Moore Forward Stevens Point, WI Stevens Point High School Freshman

 

Thunder Basketball Coaching Staff
 blank Coach Coaching Position Years with Team Hometown Experience
 Coach Laura Sylvester Laura Sylvester  Head Coach  4 Alborn, MN  10+ years coaching
 Charlene Heule Charlene Heule  Athletic Trainer  8 Cloquet, MN MS, ATC, ATR

 

Thunder Basketball Student Athlete Honors
Season Player Hometown Honor/Award
2015-2016 Jaiden Cofield Cloquet, MN MCAC All-Conference First Team
2015-2016 Jaiden Cofield Cloquet, MN MCAC All-Northern Division First Team
2015-2016 Drewrez Budreau Cloquet, MN MCAC All-Academic Team
2015-2016 Jaiden Cofield Cloquet, MN Player of the Week, MCAC Northern Division (twice)
2014-2015 Jaiden Cofield Cloquet, MN NJCAA All-Region 13 Team
2014-2015 Jaiden Cofield Cloquet, MN MCAC All-Conference First Team
2014-2015 Jaiden Cofield Cloquet, MN MCAC All-Northern Division First Team
2014-2015 Jaiden Cofield Cloquet, MN Player of the Week, MCAC Northern Division (four times)
2013-2014 Claudia Turner Esko, MN MCAC All-Conference First Team
2013-2014 Claudia Turner Esko, MN MCAC All-Northern Division First Team
2013-2014 Kami Diver Cloquet, MN MCAC All-Northern Division Honorable Mention Third Team
2013-2014 Shaelyn Halverson Moose Lake, MN MCAC All-Northern Division Honorable Mention Third team
2013-2014 Claudia Turner Esko, MN Player of the Week, MCAC Northern Division (twice)
2008-2009 Ashley Langila Esko, MN Player of the Week, MCAC Northern Division

 

Team Statistics
Season Record Team Honors
2016-2017 0-22
2015-2016 5-20 3-11 conference record, seventh place
2014-2015 6-19 5-9 conference record, fifth place
2013-2014 6-16
2012-2013 0-25
2011-2012 0-23
2010-2011 0-0 No season
2009-2010 0-22
2008-2009 0-21 First team in college history

 

Individual Records
Category Statistic Player Season
Points (single game) 39 Ashley Langila 2008-2009
Points (season) 531 Jaiden Cofield 2014-2015
Points (average per game) 22.9 Claudia Turner 2013-2014
Points (career) 1,001 Jaiden Cofield 2014-2015 & 2015-2016
Assists (single game) 8 (tie) Shaelyn Halverson & Jaiden Cofield 2014-2015 & 2014-2015
Assists (season) 101 Shaelyn Halverson 2014-2015
Assists (average per game) 4.0 Shaelyn Halverson 2014-2015
Assists (career) 145 Shaelyn Halverson 2013-2015
Rebounds (single game) 23 Jaiden Cofield 2014-2015
Rebounds (season) 327 Jaiden Cofield 2014-2015
Rebounds (career) 403 Da’Rnay Sandlin 2013-2015
Rebounds (average per game) 13.1 Jaiden Cofield 2014-2015
Steals (single game) 7 (tie) Shaelyn Halverson (twice) & Jaiden Cofield 2013-2014 & 2014-2015 & 2014-2015
Steals (season) 83 Jaiden Cofield 2014-2015
Steals (career) 117 Shaelyn Halverson 2013-2015
Steals (average per game) 3.3 Jaiden Cofield 2014-2015
3-point shots (single game) 6 Jaiden Cofield 2014-2015
3-point shots (season) 68 Shaelyn Halverson 2013-2014
3-point shots (career) 129 Shaelyn Halverson 2013-2015
Free Throws (single game) 15 Jaiden Cofield 2014-2015
Free Throws (season) 178/223 Jaiden Cofield 2014-2015
Free Throws (career) 178/223 Jaiden Cofield 2014-2015

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