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Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet, MN

Women’s Basketball

Meredith Cherne shooting basketball during game

Thunder Forward Meredith Cherne

Women’s Basketball Welcome Letter

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 Head Coach Robert Smith via email to robert.smith@fdltcc.edu, or by calling 218-879-0866.  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.
Inquiry form/Request for Information

 

2019-2020 Thunder Basketball Roster
#  blank Player Position Hometown High School Year
3 Karee Donaahue  F Hinckley, MN Hinckley High School 1
22 Aleisha Fox G Cloquet, MN Fond du Lac Ojibwe School 2
Shakeita Jefferson G Duluth, MN East High School 1
Lexis Kunz C Cloquet, MN Floodwood High School 1
10 Carissa Sorenson-Anderson G Cloquet, MN Cloquet Senior High School 2
11 Kelsey Warner F Brookston, MN South Ridge High School 2
Thunder guard Aleisha Fox

Thunder guard Aleisha Fox bringing the ball up through traffic during a basketball game.

2019-2020 SEASON SCHEDULE (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Date Opponent Site Time
The Thunder Women’s Basketball Program will not be fielding a team during the 2019-2020 season. Please contact Athletic Director Laura Sylvester or Head Coach Robert Smith with any questions or to join the team for the 2020-2021 season.
Gogebic Community College
St. Cloud Technical College
Itasca Community College
Hibbing Community College
Semester & Holiday Break
University of Wisconsin-Superior JV
Rainy River Community College
Vermilion Community College
Lake Superior College
Central Lakes College
Mesabi Range Technical and Community College
Northland Technical & Community College
Itasca Community College
Vermilion Community College
Northland Technical & Community College
Lake Superior College
Hibbing Community College
Central Lakes College
Mesabi Range Technical and Community College
Rainy River Community College

Carissa Sorenson-Anderson bring the basketball up through defensive player traffic during a game.

Thunder Guard Carissa Sorenson-Anderson

 

Thunder Basketball Coaching Staff
 blank Coach Coaching Position Years with Team Hometown Experience
Robert Smith Head Coach Second Year Arcadia, FL  12 years of coaching experience
Greg Padgitt Assistant Coach/Director of Women’s Basketball Operations & Recruiting First Year Austin, TX  10+ years of coaching experience
 Charlene Heule Charlene Heule  Athletic Trainer Tenth year Cloquet, MN MS, ATC, ATR

 

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

 

 

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 Forward Meredith Cherne dribbling the basketball during a game

Thunder Forward Meredith Cherne

 

 

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