Lyndonville, VT - Rylee Moore and Ellie Harrington of Central Maine Community College have committed to transfer and join the Northern Vermont University-Lyndon women's basketball program in the Fall 2018 semester. Moore and Harrington both played two seasons for Central Maine, during which time the Mustangs captured the 2016-2017 United States Collegiate Athletic Association Division III National Championship and finished as the 2017-2018 national runners up. The Mustangs also captured the Yankee Small College Conference championship in both seasons.
Moore, a 5'11" forward from Livermore, ME, averaged 2.3 points and 1.8 rebounds per game as a sophomore after averaging 4.7 points and 3.0 rebounds and shooting 51.4% from the floor as a freshman. She attended Spruce Mountain High School, helping the Phoenix to two Mountain Valley Conference championships, before enrolling at Central Maine. She will study Exercise Science at Lyndon. Lyndon head coach Sean Lynch had this to say about Moore: "Coming from a successful community college team, Rylee will bring experience and leadership to our young roster. She is a tough, high IQ post player who does all of the little things to help a team win. Off the court, Rylee is an excellent student and an impressive young woman who will positively contribute to Lyndon in so many ways. We are very excited that she will be joining us next year."
Harrington, a 5'6" guard from Fareham, Hampshire, UK, averaged 1.4 points per game and shot 35.3% from three-point range as a sophomore. In her freshman campaign she averaged 2.5 points, 2 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game. Before coming to Central Maine she attended Itchen Sixth Form College. She will also study Exercise Science at Lyndon. Lynch made these remarks about Harrington: "Ellie is a versatile guard who can dribble, shoot and defend. With two years of college basketball under her belt, she will bring experience and steadiness to our backcourt. She loves basketball which is reflected by her work ethic and attitude. We are very excited that Ellie chose Lyndon."
Central Maine head coach Andrew Morong said "We are thrilled that Rylee and Ellie have decided to continue their education and basketball careers at Northern Vermont University – Lyndon. Both of these young women are tremendous representations of what a student-athlete should be. In their two years at CMCC, their teams went a combined 63-3, won two Yankee Conference Regular Season and Tournament Championships, and the 2017 USCAA National Championship. They know how to handle high expectations and pressure, which should help them make a smooth transition to NCAA Division III and North Atlantic Conference basketball."
Moore and Harrington join freshmen Ashlynn Bardos of Beaumont, CA, Jade Berry of Lyndonville, VT, Tayler Courchesne of Wilmington, VT, Lea Crompton of Bow, NH, and Lauren Young of Danville, VT, in the Hornets' Fall 2018 recruiting class.