|W&M's Marlena Tremba|
The Seven Cities pro-am is back for its fourth season at Maury High in Norfolk, and how sweet is it to have the Tribe in the mix! Several William and Mary players are on rosters this season, a first, says league organizer James Flood.
"I approach all the local schools every year," he said. William and Mary previously had not showed an interest, but under new coach Ed Swanson, entering his second season, there's plenty of green and gold in Norfolk on the weekends.
We did our best to track down some info on players who have logged minutes so far. The season will continue this weekend at Maury (games continue on July 5 at 1:30 p.m. with the Virginia Lady Supreme vs. Pepsi followed by the Alexander Senators vs. the Virginia Lady Stallions at 2:30. On July 6, it's Optima FamilyHealthcare vs. Talk at 1:30 p.m.) Here's the full schedule.
Here's info on most of the players who have appeared in games so far.
From Old Dominion
Ije Ajemba: 6-3 sophomore center who played just 56 minutes last season
Keyana Brown: 5-11 freshman guard who scored more than 2,000 points at Williamsburg Christian Academy before transferring to Lafayette High her senior year.
Auteaonna Gilmore: 5-8 freshman point guard who will be reunited with Jennie Simms at ODU, as the two played together for Riverdale Baptist High from 2010-12. Gilmore played her senior year at Capital Christian Academy.
Maia Lee: 6-3 freshman forward who was a highlight reel at McLean High
Stephanie Gardner: Graduated Lady Monarch who averaged 6.2 ppg as a senior
Ashley Jackson: 5-9 freshman guard from Ridgeway High in Memphis
From William and Mary
Kyla Kerstetter: 5-11 senior started 27 games as a junior and averaged 10.7 ppg
Marlena Tremba: 5-9 sophomore who was the CAA Rookie of the Year last season
Ashley DeLeonibus: 6-3 freshman forward from Bullis High who chose W&M over UMass
Abby Rendle: 6-4 freshman center from South Lakes High
Breana Boone: former Deep Creek High guard who played in 22 games for Tidewater Community College last season
LaTaya Bracey: played in 22 games last season for Tidewater Community College, averaging 8.4 ppg last season
Terice Burrell: point guard from Dyersburg State Community College
Annmarie Prine: Former Green Run High player
Ashley Cunninham: Former Williamsburg Christian High player
Brittney Townes: Former Kecoughtan High player
TALK FAMILY VA.
Jazmen Boone: W&M senior who made CAA All-Defensive team
Monique McClean: Former Bruton High player from St. John's
Jordan Mitchell: 5-8 sophomore forward and Norfolk native who averaged 3.4 ppg and 3.4 rpg for Grambling
Chelisa Painter: 6-1 senior forward who averaged 8.9 ppg and 5.9 rpg for ODU last year
Aerial Wilson: Former Virginia Tech guard who appeared in 115 games
VIRGINIA LADY STALLIONS
Kymesha Austin: Former center from Phoebus High
Keiara Avant: Hampton's Athlete of the Year and MEAC Player of the Year in 2013 who also played
in the Ukraine
Jessica Canady: Former ODU forward also played in Puerto Rico and the Ukraine
Trinise Fox: Former Nansemond River High player who played at South Carolina State
Olivia Hampton: Former Hampton guard
Kevia Small: Former Longwood player
Crystal Woodley: Former Oscar Smith High star who played in Germany
VIRGINIA LADY SUPREME
LaQuanda Younger: 5-10 junior guard who averaged 3.5 ppg last season for ODU
Amber Easter: former George Mason 1,000-point scorer from Bethel High
Bernadette Fortune: Graduated Hampton guard
Ty Cook: former Heritage High player who played at Virginia State
Kasey Curtis: 6-2 sophomore guard who played 125 minutes last season for the Tribe
LaToya Taylor: played at Virginia Union
Juel Woodard: former Norfolk State forward
Alex Masaquel: 5-9 sophomore guard at W&M from Honolulu who appeared in 12 games last year
Ebony Brown: 5-9 sophomore forward from Norfolk State who averaged 8 points last season
Kenia Cole: 5-4 senior guard who averaged 9.4 ppg for Hampton
Odegua Oigbokie: 6-1 sophomore forward who made 16 starts and averaged 5.3 ppg for ODU last season
Destinee Young 6-1 sophomore forward who averaged 2.6 ppg for ODU last season
Sarah Tabb: Graduated Radford forward from Chesapeake's StoneBridge High
Brooke Stewart: 6-foot senior guard who started seven games last season for W&M
Ronesia Spicer: Sophomore forward on Norfolk State