DURHAM, N.H. – Maureen Magarity, third year head coach of the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team, announced Tuesday that four incoming student-athletes will join the program for the upcoming 2013-14 season.
Kristen Anderson (Greene, Maine), Amanda Kelm (McFarland, Wis.) and Madi Rowan (Aliquippa, Pa.) committed to the UNH women's basketball program by signing a National Letter of Intent. Madison Lopez (Albuquerque, N.M.) was a junior college letterwinner at Cochise College (Douglas, Arizona) in 2012-13 before transferring to New Hampshire to become a Wildcat.
Anderson is the all-time leading scorer (1,525 career points) at Leavitt High School (Turner, Maine), where she averaged 24.9 points, 7.2 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 5.3 steals and 1.8 blocks per game as a senior in the 2013 season, when she was a Miss Maine Basketball finalist, Gatordade Player of the Year nominee and McDonald's All-Star.
The 5-foot-7 guard was also named the KVAC Player of the Year, All-Defensive Team and All-Conference First Team as she led the conference in scoring, assists, 3-pointers per game (4.1) and steals. Anderson was a First Team selection all four years. Her other accolades as a senior captain included Portland Press Herald All-Maine First Team and Bangor Daily News All-Maine First Team.
Anderson eclipsed the 1,000 point scoring milestone as a junior, when she averaged 27 points, five rebounds, eight assists, four steals and two blocked shots per game.
Kelm was a four-year starter at Madison Edgewood High School, where the 5-foot-11 guard was an AP All-State Honorable Mention and WBCA All-State Honorable mention as a senior captain. She averaged 11 points, four assists and three steals per game this past season, when she was an All-Area First Team selection and played in the WBCA All-Star Game.
Kelm is a two-time unanimous all-conference team honoree who was named Honorable Mention as a sophomore. She averaged 11.3 points per game as a junior captain for the Crusaders and received All-Area Second Team accolades.
Kelm, a four-year High Honor Roll and four-time Academic Excellence Award honoree, was a two-year letterwinner in golf as a freshman and sophomore. She finished 10th at the WIAA Division 2 state girls golf meet and was feted All-State Third Team, All-Area Second Team, All-City First Team and All-Conference First Team.
Lopez, a 5-foot-11 sophomore guard, played in all 32 games last year at Cochise College. She averaged 6.8 points and 4.4 rebounds per game for the Apaches while shooting 47.1% (88-187) from the floor, including 40.5% (15-37) from 3-point range, and 75.8% (25-33) from the foul line.
At El Dorado High School, Lopez received All-State First Team, All-Metro First Team and All-District First Team accolades as a senior, when she led the team in scoring. She also received All-District Honorable Mention in her junior year as El Dorado finished as state runner-up. Lopez also played volleyball for the Eagles and earned All-District First Team recognition.
Rowan, who attends Lincoln Park School but plays at Central Valley because Lincoln Park does not have a girls basketball team, scored 782 points in two seasons at Central Valley. The 5-foot-9 guard averaged 18.3 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals per game as a senior after averaging 15 points, four rebounds and four assists per game during her junior season.
Rowan is a two-time All-Section honoree and was named Holiday Festival Tournament MVP twice. Her senior accolades also included Pittsburgh Post Gazette Fab Five as well as Beaver County Times Fab Five and Academic All-Star. Rowan won the 3-point shooting contest at the Western Pa. Roundball All-Star Classic.
The quartet of Anderson, Kelm, Lopez and Rowan join a UNH women's basketball program that boasted a pair of All-Conference Second Team selections, advanced to the America East semifinals.