Women's Basketball

Leah McDerment Signs With UMass Women's Basketball

Leah McDerment signed an NLI to compete for UMass women's basketball.

Leah McDerment signed an NLI to compete for UMass women's basketball.

April 25, 2014

AMHERST, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts women's basketball program and head coach Sharon Dawley announced the signing of Leah McDerment to a national letter of intent on Friday. McDerment, a 5-foot-10 guard from Stockport, England, provides experience with the English Women's National Program with her to the University of Massachusetts.

"We are so excited that Leah is joining our UMass family," said Dawley. "Leah brings maturity, experience and versatility to our program. Her skill level, passing ability and outside shot will make her a contributor for us immediately. We are looking forward to her competing with the Minutewomen next season."

In addition to her tenure with the national program and Barking Abbey, McDerment also played for the Manchester Mystics U14, U16 and U18 teams.

Name: Leah McDerment
Position: Guard
Height: 5-10
High School: Priestnall School
Travel Team: Barking Abbey Division I
Travel Team Coach: Mark Clark
Notes: Was named England's 2013 U16 Player of the Year following her performance at the 2012 U16 European Championship ... Helped Barking Abbey to a Division I runners-up finish in 2013 ... Represented England with the U16 program for four years ... Was a part of the first U16 women's team to be promoted to Division A in 2011 ... Captained the squad in 2013 ... Was selected to Great Britain's U20 roster in the Summer 2013 after competing with the U18 squad at the European Championship ... Also played for the Manchester Mystics U14, U16 and U18 teams prior to joining Barking Abbey ... Coached by Mark Clark with Barking Abbey and Jim Carnegie with the Manchester Mystics.




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