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Lardie Looking For a Good Ending to Season, Career

Posted by Falcons Fan on January 20, 2011

Senior Guard Averages 4.2 Points a Game
Sarah Hellier, UWRF Sports Information
1/20/2011 12:53:34 PM

As the only senior on the team, Tess Lardie (Eagan, MN, Eagan) definitely feels the importance of the last eight conference games for the Falcon women’s basketball team.

The team has gone 4-4 in WIAC play so far. Lardie is hoping to help the Falcons beat the four teams the Falcons lost to previously in the season, which would put them in a better position for the WIAC play offs. Head Coach Cindy Holbrook stated, “its encouraging when you’re 12-5 but your players know that we can be better.”

Lardie grew up in Eagan Minn., where she attended high school and played four years of basketball. She also competed in two years of track and field and a year of golf. Her first year with the Falcons was in the 2007-08 season. 

When she was deciding on colleges it was between St. Thomas and UW-River Falls. Lardie stated, “I thought I would get more playing time at River Falls, and the coaching staff really kicked me in the butt.”

Holbrook chuckled and said, “ Tess has improved by light years in the last four seasons she’s played for me. Not only as a basketball player, but as a person, too.”

As for the rest of the season, Lardie would like to score more often and keep up her rebounding skills.  She is currently averaging 4.2 points and 2.7 rebounds a game.

Holbrook commented, “ Although our team is very experienced, as a senior, it helps having the reminder that it’s her last season.” 

Lardie said the ultimate team goal for the rest of the season is to, “dominate the hustle plays such as loose balls.” Overall, both Lardie and Holbrook said they would like to end in the top three teams in the WIAC.

Lardie is a business management major and plans to work for Bahama Consulting this summer. “ I had an internship at a consulting firm in Inver Grove Heights and I will be working there full time this summer.” Lardie holds a position at the consulting firm that hires people that do pharmaceutical testing. Lardie also enjoys playing guitar and reading. “I got a guitar for Christmas, I had to find something to do after I’m done playing basketball.” Although Lardie later stated, “ I’ll probably play in an old lady basketball league some day.”
Being the only senior on the team, Lardie has reflected on her last four years as a Falcon. “As a freshman, I was a pain in the butt.” Now, Lardie said that being a senior she has learned a lot of responsibility. “I’ve learned to accept my mistakes and move forward.”

Holbrook agreed and stated, “It’s nice to see maturity shine through. Working with a kid, it is the biggest reward you can get.”

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The University of Wisconsin – River Falls women’s basketball team announced its 2010 recruiting class

Posted by Falcons Fan on August 22, 2010

The University of Wisconsin – River Falls women’s basketball team announced its 2010 recruiting class today. It will give the Falcons a bigger presence in the frontcourt and add intensity in the backcourt. This year’s class includes eight new freshman.

“We are very excited about the new additions to the Falcon program,” said UW-River Falls Falcon Head Coach Cindy Holbrook. “The forwards bring added height and rebounding.  The guards will add playmaking ability, aggressiveness and ability to shoot the three. The versatility of the class is very good. We have players that can play multiple positions for us.  The best part of this class is that they continue the tradition of being quality people and student-athletes.”

Coach Holbrook added “We feel their individual talents will mesh well together and with our returning players, and that they will help us take another step forward in the WIAC and our bid for a NCAA tournament appearance. They come with a winning attitude as evidenced by their successful high school programs they come from. Collectively, they will help continue the positive momentum our program established with our recently completed record-setting season.”

The recruits will join a Falcon squad that has just come off its best record in over 20 years. The 2009-2010 team finished 18-7, finishing tied for third in the WIAC.  

Here is a quick summary of the 2010-2011 Freshman recruits.

Ashley Backes, Wittenberg – Birnamwood High School WI

5-8 guard, averaged about 18 ppg, 5 rbs, 3 assists and 3 steals per game

1st team all conference, All State and WBCA All Star game

Ashley was one of the leaders on her High school team that went 43-4 over the past two years

Ashley Prather, Lakeville North High School MN

5-9 guard/ forward,  averaged about 5 ppg, 5 rbs, 2 assists and 1 steal per game

All conference honorable mention 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010

4th All time rebounder for Lakeville North

Ashley was one of the leaders on her High school team that went 32-0 this past year ending with a Minnesota State Championship and National ranking.

Erin Frase – Phillips High School WI

5-7 guard, averaged about 17 ppg, 7 rbs, 3 assists and 5 steals per game

1st team all conference. Team MVP

Erin was one of the leaders on her High school team that went 28-14 over the past two years

Kelsey Lipinski, St Francis High School MN

5-10 forward,  averaged about 5 ppg, 8 rbs, 2 assists and 2 steals per game

Honorable mention all conference, team MIP, top rebounder

Kelsey was one of the leaders on her High school team that went 25-5 this past year with a trip to State.

Morgan Dahlke, Portage High School WI

5-10 forward, averaged about 14 ppg, 11 rbs, 3 assists and 2 steals per game

1st team all conference, team MVP

Morgan was one of the leaders on her High school team that went 13-29 over the past two years

Sammy Doucette, Colfax High School WI

5-7 guard, averaged about 12 ppg, 2 rbs, 3 assists and 2 steals per game

1st team all conference, team MVP, 4nd team All Northwest (Leadertelegram), and WBCA All Star game

Sammy was one of the leaders on her High school team that went 42-6 over the past two years

Stephanie Walek, Independence High School WI

5-8 guard, averaged about 14 ppg, 4 rbs, 5 assists and 5 steals per game

1st team all conference, team MVP, All Winona area and 2nd team All Northwest (Leadertelegram), All State mention and WBCA All Star game

Stephanie was one of the leaders on her High school team that went 45-5 over the past two years

Tess Lueders, Stillwater  High School MN

5-10 forward,  averaged about 13 ppg, 6 rbs, 2 assists and 2 steals per game

All conference, team MVP

Tess was one of the leaders on her High school team that went 32-22 over the past two  years.

 

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