Simpson University Women’s Basketball Signs Nine for 2013-2014
For Immediate Release
REDDING, Calif. - The Simpson University women’s basketball program announces the signing of nine players for the 2013-2014 season: Jodi Boudreaux (Modoc), Kayla Wilson (Edmonds, Wash.), Karene Marshall (Weed), Esther Wofford (Encinitas), Katie Lenik (Country Canyon), Shelby Lipscomb (Fortuna), Sarah Gordon (Redding), Alysa Ann Castillo (Santa Cruz), and Kayla Shubin (Marin).
Boudreaux is a 6-foot power forward who spent last season at Modoc High School, where she averaged 9.5 points and 5.5 rebounds. During her prep career, Boudreaux was named Block M MVP, named to the Block M All-Tournament team, selected to the Shasta Cascade All-Conference team twice, and played in the Lions Club All-Star game. Boudreaux is also a stellar student, named to the Shasta Cascade Academic All-League and a scholar-athlete.
Marshall is a 5-foot-6-inch shooting guard who played four years at Weed High School. There she averaged 17.8 points, 3.8 assist, 5.2 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game. Marshal was selected SCL MVP twice (2011-2012, 2012-2013). In her senior year she was ranked in the top 50 in the state of California in 3 pointers made per game. Marshall also won the SCL championship and advanced to the state tournament.
Wofford is a 5-foot-6-inch guard from La Costa Canyon High School, where she averaged 14.4 points, 4 assists, and 3 steals per game. While at La Costa Canyon, she was selected First Team All-Avocado West, First Team North County San Diego, First Team All-CIF San Diego, and won the San Diego CIF championship.
Lenik is a 6-foot center from Moorpark College, where she averaged 8.6 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. During her two seasons at Moorpark, Lenik was selected to the WSC All-Conference Honorable Mention team and the WSC First Team All-Conference team.
Lipscomb is a 5-foot-5-inch guard who played at Fortuna High School, where she averaged 3.4 points and 1.2 steals. During her high school tenure she was named to the NBC Camps All-Star team and named NBC Grit player, was selected as Quick Handle basketball camps All-American female athlete and chosen for the All-Tournament team.
Gordon is a 5-foot-11-inch guard from Redding Christian High School, where she averaged 8.2 points, 2.4 assist, 2.9 steals, and 3.2 rebounds per game. This past season, Gordon was selected to the Northern Section All-Star game at Chico State and the Lions Club All-Star game.
Castillo is a 5-foot guard from Monte Vista Christian High School, where she averaged 7.1 points, 2.2 assist and 2.3 rebounds per game. This past season, Castillo broke the Monte Vista Christian school record with most 3-pointers in one game (8). She was also selected All-Conference First Team and received the “Most Christlike” award from her team, Monte Vista Inspirational Athlete of the Year Award, and the United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award.
The final signee for the 2013-2014 class is 6-foot-2-inch center Kayla Shubin from College of Marin. Shubin averaged 8 points and 10 rebounds per game last season for College of Marin. Last season she was ranked third in her conference in total rebounds (240). Shubin was also selected to the Dean’s List.
The final signee for the 2013-2014 class is 6-foot-2-inch center Kayal Shubin from College of Marin. Shubin averaged 8 points and 10 rebounds per game last season for College of Marin. Last season she was ranked third in her conference in total rebounds (240). Shubin was also selected to the Dean’s List.
“We are excited about all of these talented and tremendous student-athletes,” said Simpson women’s basketball head coach Derrick Pringle Jr. “We feel that each of them bring a quality of excellences to our basketball program as well as to our campus. We are excited to coach them not only on the basketball court, but also in life.”
The Simpson University women’s basketball team finished the 2012-2013 season with an overall record of 13-17 and a 7-3 record in the California Pacific Conference.
Simpson University is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate and teaching credential programs. Simpson's academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults in the north state. Simpson's recent curriculum expansion includes degrees in biology, nursing, outdoor leadership, and a master's degree in counseling psychology. For more information about the university, or to arrange a personalized visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit simpsonu.edu.
Contact: SU Public Relations