COSTA MESA, Calif. - The Golden State Athletic Conference announced the 2015-2016 awards and for the third consecutive year Samantha Doucette (SR/Irvine, CA) has been named to the All-GSAC Team presented by Under Armour and is joined by her teammate Melissa Norman (SR/Elk Grove, CA ) who was recognized four times as GSAC Player of the Week.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – After earlier being ranked the 6th team in the nation, the Lions (18-5, 10-3) was knocked off 77-61 by #10 The Master's College (23-3, 13-1). Samantha Doucette (SR/Irvine, CA) posted a team high 16 points in the loss while Maya Kennedy (JR/Huntington Beach, CA) added 14 points. Melissa Norman (SR/Elk Grove, CA ) (SR/Elk Grove, CA ) once again put up a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds.
ROCKLIN, Calif. - The 9th ranked Lions of Vanguard University (17-4, 9-2) kicked off the annual two game slate in Northern California with a 46-43 victory over William Jessup (14-11, 5-8). Melissa Norman (SR/Elk Grove, CA ) led all players in the categories of points (16) and rebounds (15). Completing the deadly duo was 15 points, five boards, and two assists from Samantha Doucette (SR/Irvine, CA).
PHOENIX, Ariz. - The #10 Lions leave the Valley of the Sun with a 79-66 victory over Arizona Christian. Vanguard wins their eight straight game to improve to a 13-3 record this season and sit in second place in the Golden State Athletic Conference Standings. Melissa Norman (SR/Elk Grove, CA ) was a beast in the contest with 25 points and 15 boards, game highs in both categories.
COSTA MESA, Calif. - If there is one word to describe tonight's game it would domination as Vanguard (4-0) to keep their undefeated season alive. La Sierra (0-6) tried their best, but they just could not keep up with the Blue and Gold tonight. Samantha Doucette (SR/Irvine, CA) led all scorers with 26 points on the night to go along with seven rebounds. Following her in scoring was Melissa Norman (SR/Elk Grove, CA ) with 20 points, five rebounds, one assist, one block, and three steals for the night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Melissa Norman (SR/Elk Grove, CA ) and Samantha Doucette (SR/Irvine, CA) have been recognized by the NAIA with placement onto the Division I Women's Basketball All-America Teams. Norman earns the First Team award to cap off her incredible senior year and Doucette earns her second straight trip to the Second Team All-America. She also adds an Honorable Mention from her sophomore year to her long list of career accomplishments. Both of their outstanding seasons including being named to the All-GSAC team.