FORT KENT, Maine --Daniel Johnson, head coach at the University of Maine at Fort Kent is pleased to announce the first four players of his 2017 recruiting class. Johnson will look to build on a rebuilding 2016-2017 season, where he had to bring in a completely new squad.
Kallee Dowler, a 5'8" guard from Barnesville, Ohio, will enter as the most decorated player in the 2017 class. Dowler finished her high school career as the second all-time leading scorer with 1,318 points at Barnesville High School. She was the Ohio District 12 Player of the Year and was named to the first team of the All-East District Division III, District 12, and Ohio Valley Athletic Conference and was also an Ohio Second Team All-State performer.
"Kallee is a great player with amazing skills, high IQ player that leads by example. She's got unlimited range on her shot and the level of competition does not scare her. She comes from a very athletic family," Johnson said
Kalie Chamberlain, a 5'10" forward from Enosburg Falls, Vermont will major in nursing. Chamberlain will enter as a freshman, after being named to the 1st team All-County a year ago. As a junior, she helped her team win a state championship. Coach Johnson said, "She's a very heady player that understands mismatches and brings a quiet toughness."
Georgia Landry, a 5'7" guard, from Patten, Maine, played high school basketball at nearby Katahdin High School in Stacyville, ME. Landry was named to the Penobscot Valley Conference First Team as a junior and was named to the McDonald's Senior All-Star team as a senior. Landry will major in nursing as a Bengal. Johnson had this to say about the local guard, "Georgia is a high IQ player that comes in and should see some solid time as a freshmen. I believe she's a diamond in the rough only because the classification of her high school."
Sammi Thayer, a 5'5" guard from Glenburn, Maine is, "a scrappy player that gives us much needed depth at the guard position". "She played in the largest division in the state and understands high level competition," Johnson said.. Thayer played at Bangor High School and was named to the KVAC All-Academic team as a senior. Thayer will also major in nursing.