Women’s Basketball

Update on Thunder Athletics:

“I wanted to share with you that, after extensive deliberation, I have made the difficult decision to discontinue the athletics program at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. This decision includes men’s basketball, women’s basketball, and women’s volleyball.”

To read the full statement from President, Anita Hanson, please visit: https://fdltcc.edu/thunder-athletics-update/.

 

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

 



Team Roster

# Player Pos. Hometown High School Year
 
5 Vanna Kelley G Cloquet, MN Cloquet High School 1
10 Araceli Ramos-Smith G Barnum, MN Carlton High School 1
13 Trinatee Roberts F El Campo, TX El Campo High School 1
20 Nevaeh Mcneil G Cedar Park, TX Vista Ridge High School 1
21 Sasha Barrett F Detroit Lakes, MI Circle of Life Academy 1
23 Kayla Reynolds G Cloquet, MN Fond du Lac Ojibwe High School 1
32 Trina Headbird G Cass Lake, MN Cass Lake-Bena High School 1
33 Tasheana Rule-Garcia C Cloquet, MN Fond du Lac Ojibwe High School 1
 
Robert Smith Head Coach Arcadia, FL 4
Charlene Heule Athletic Trainer Cloquet, MN
Basketball Schedule 2022-2023
Date Opponent Location Time
Nov. 2 Wednesday Riverland CC Home 5:30pm
Nov. 9, Wednesday Gogebic CC Away 5:00pm
Nov. 12, Saturday Riverland CC Away 2:00pm
Nov. 30, Wednesday Gogebic CC Home 5:00pm
Dec. 2nd Friday Western Tech Away 5:30pm
Dec. 3 Saturday Rochester CC Away 1:00pm
Dec. 9 Friday (Family Weekend) Fergus Falls Home 5:30pm
Dec. 10 Saturday (Family Weekend) St. Cloud Tech Home 1:00pm

Updated 1/6/23

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
Thunder Basketball Student-Athlete Honors
Season Player Hometown Honor/Award
2018-2019 Meredith Cherne Kelsey, MN MCAC Northern Division All-Defensive Team
2018-2019 Aleisha Fox Cloquet, MN MCAC Northern Division All-Defensive Team
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
2018-2019 0-20
2017-2018  0-0 No season
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

Vanna Kelley | #5 | G

YR 1
Cloquet, MN | Cloquet High School

Araceli Ramos-Smith | #10 | G

YR 1
Barnum, MN | Carlton High School

Trinatee Roberts | #13 | F

YR 1
El Campo, TX | El Campo High School

Nevaeh Mcneil | #20 | G

YR 1
Cedar Park, TX | Vista Ridge High School

Sasha Barrett | #21 | F

YR 1
Detroit Lakes, MI | Circle of Life Academy

Kayla Reynolds | #23 | G

YR 1
Cloquet, MN | Fond du Lac Ojibwe High School

Trina Headbird | #32 | G

YR 1
Cass Lake, MN | Cass Lake-Bena High School

Tasheana Rule-Garcia | #33 | C

YR 1
Cloquet, MN | Fond du Lac Ojibwe High School

Robert Smith | # | Head Coach

YR 4
Arcadia, FL |

Charlene Heule | # | Athletic Trainer

YR
Cloquet, MN |

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