Sydney, N.S. – Cape Breton University and CAPERS women's basketball head coach Fabian McKenzie is pleased to announce the commitment of Cegep de Maissoneuve Catherine Lallemant-Capocci to Cape Breton University beginning the 2019-2020 season.
The 5'11 forward from Montreal, QC explained "I very much respect CBU's philosophy that they want their players to develop both on and off the court. CBU's wide range in academic choices together with options to participate in the community will provide me with valuable knowledge and experience. I think this school is the perfect academic fit to prepare me for my plans later on in life."
Head Coach Fabian McKenzie says "Catherine is a very good athlete with tremendous potential. She loves to play a physical style and isn't afraid to battle in the paint but she can also knock down shots from the perimeter. She works hard on her game and has been developing more consistency with her perimeter skills. I feel Catherine will grow and flourish in our system here at CBU. I am very excited to help Catherine reach her academic and basketball goals."
When Catherine was asked about making the decision to come to Cape Breton University, she said, "Coach McKenzie helped me in the decision-making process and showed he believed in me as a person and a basketball player. I feel these will be the best years of my academic and basketball careers and I can't wait to start the adventure this fall."
The CAPERS are coming off a season in which they finished 18-2 and finished first in the AUS regular season standings. The CAPERS have won 6 AUS titles in their history with the last one coming in 2016-17.