Tabor Academy - Prep Profile
October 28th, 2009
New England Recruiting Report
Tabor Academy has a winning tradition and this group of veterans and newcomers should help to further that legacy
After finishing second in New England and third in the Prep School Tournament last season, Tabor Academy, rich in its tradition with over ten finalist appearances in the prep school tournament over the last fifteen years, boasts a tremendous mix of highly skilled veterans and talented newcomers. The quality of their depth should enable Tabor to play the frenetic full court style that has characterized Coach Will Becker’s teams over his tenure as head coach.
Several other tangible qualities which stand out right away is this team’s toughness, athleticism and versatility in terms of players who can fill multiple roles for this team. Coach Becker feels that if his skilled freshmen and sophomores are able to step up and play at the same level as his returners then they could primed for another successful year.
Led by Demetria Bell a 6’0 Senior who recently committed to Bryant University. Bell is a physically gifted forward who is equally adept as a slasher and as an outside shooter. She rebounds extremely well and maybe one of the most underrated 3pt shooters around. She was Co-MVP of last year's team.
Shanise Bultron – 5’10 Junior is a creative scorer who has developed into a deadly shooter from the outside especially from 3pt land. She has worked extremely in the offseason and is in tremendous shape.
Lexi White – a 6’0 four man who plays bigger than she is. White can really shoot with range out to three. She also consistently finishes over taller players on the interior.
Mellissa Giegerich - a legitimate 6’5 post player from Wolfeboro, NH who has redeclared as a junior runs the floor very well for her size, has soft hands and solid finishing ability. She is a highly intelligent player who will give Tabor a solid inside shot blocking/altering presence.
Erin Coughlin – 5’8 sophomore is a great ball handler who shot 38% from 3 last year
Candace Andrews - Voted the team’s most important player last year, sophomore combo guard has great quickness which enables her get out on the front of their press and be a tremendous on ball defender. Offensively, she has a great first step and is able to finish well in traffic.
Katie Vareika – 5’10 freshman combo guard who is extremely fundamentally sound and has the ability to fill it from the outside at a high percentage. Katie is also an extremely proficient ball handler.
Freshman Lexi Gill is a slasher who can get to the rim and finish.
Two sister transfers Junior, Kate Griffin is able to create her own offense and is considered more of a pure scorer and freshman Ally, a smart point guard will also be counted on to be a contributor to this extremely deep team.
As you can see, the future looks bright for Tabor with many skilled young players but, more immediately, this year Tabor should certainly be in the hunt down the stretch once again.