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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 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.
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Check out these great videos featuring our 2015-2016 and 2014-2015 seasons of Thunder Basketball!

 

 

2018-2019 SEASON SCHEDULE (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Date Opponent Site Time
Friday, November 16 Lake Superior College Home L, 76-27
Friday, November 30 Anoka-Ramsey Community College Away L, 115-24
Friday, December 7 Gogebic Community College Away L, 107-22
Saturday, December 8 Minnesota West Technical & Community College Home L, 107-25
Friday, December 14 Itasca Community College Home 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 15 Hibbing Community College Away 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 9 Rainy River Community College Home 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 12 Vermilion Community College Home 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 16 Lake Superior College Away 5:30 p.m.
Friday, January 18 Central Lakes College Away 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 19 Mesabi Range Technical and Community College Home 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 26 Northland Technical & Community College Away 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, January 30 Rainy River Community College Away 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 2 Itasca Community College Away 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 6 Vermilion Community College Away 5:30 p.m.
Friday, February 8 Northland Technical & Community College Home 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 9 Lake Superior College Home 1:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 16 Hibbing Community College Home 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 20 Central Lakes College Home 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 23 Mesabi Range Technical and Community College Away 1:00 p.m.

 

2018-2019 Thunder Basketball Roster
#  blank Player Position Hometown High School Year
Meredith Cherne F Kelsey, MN South Ridge High School 1
Aleisha Fox G Cloquet, MN Fond du Lac Ojibwe School 1
Kenzie Niedzielski G Ogilvie, MN Cambridge-Isanti High School 1
Aaliyah Peterson G Cloquet, MN Cloquet Senior High School 1
Carissa Sorenson-Anderson G Cloquet, MN Cloquet Senior High School 1
Jade Taylor F Siren, MN Siren High School 1
Kelsey Warner F Brookston, MN South Ridge High School 1

 

Thunder Basketball Coaching Staff
 blank Coach Coaching Position Years with Team Hometown Experience
Robert Smith Head Coach First Year Cloquet, MN  10+ years coaching experience
 Charlene Heule Charlene Heule  Athletic Trainer  Ninth year 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
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

 

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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