Women’s Basketball Announces Class of 2015

LANCASTER, Pa.—Franklin & Marshall women's basketball coach Kirsten Richter '03 unveiled the Class of 2015 on Friday.  Three freshmen will join 11 returnees from a team that finished fourth in the Centennial Conference (CC) a year ago, and won their first CC Tournament game in program history.

The newcomers include a 5'10 forward, and a pair of 5'6 guards.

The Diplomats open the 2011-12 season by hosting the Lancaster Rotary-Terry Greene Memorial Tournament.  The first game is on November 19, against York College.  Game time is 4 p.m.

Caroline Thomas

5'10 Forward

Collegiate School

Richmond, VA

Participated in volleyball, basketball and swimming at Collegiate.  2010-2011 All-LIS for basketball and Versatility Award . . . 2010-2011 Volleyball Coaches Award . . . Two-time MVP for Collegiate swimming team . . . Honor Roll student . . . During junior year was selected to attend the Community Development Leadership Summit in India.

Kara Bacile

5'6 Guard

Monacan High School

Richmond, VA

Four-year varsity letter winner . . . 2010-2011 Team Captain . . .  led the Dominion District in Assists/Turnover ratio (1.8) in 2010-2011 season . . .All-Academic Dominion District 2010-2011 . . .Honorable Mention All-Dominion District 2010-2011 . . .Four-year Varsity Minds in Motion Award (min. 3.5 GPA) . . . Four-year Distinguished Honor Roll . . .US Army Reserve Scholar Athlete Award 2011 . . . President Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence 2011 . . .Governors Recognition for Scholars 2011 . . . Core Value Award for Respect 2011

Leslie Bacile

5'6 Guard

Monacan High School

Richmond, VA

Three-year varsity letter winner . . . 2010-2011 Team Captain . . . 4.1 assists per game 2010-2011 . . . Three-year Varsity Minds in Motion Award (min 3.5 GPA) . . .Four-year distinguished honor roll . . . 2011 US Marine Corp Scholar Athlete Award . . . Presidents Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence 2011 . . . Governors Recognition for Scholars 2011 . . . Core Value Award for Respect 2011  . . . Tops Academic Award in Sports and Entertainment Marketing 2011