University of Prince Edward Island Women's Basketball head coach Greg Gould is pleased to announce Reese Baxendale has committed to the Panthers for the 2017-18 season.
Baxendale is a 5'8" guard from Sussex New Brunswick. She leads her Sussex Regional High School Sonics—one of the top teams in the Maritimes—in scoring and assists. She has also been a starter on the New Brunswick U17 team for two straight years.
"I am very excited to be joining the UPEI Panthers," said Baxendale. "I love Charlottetown, the people of PEI, and the overall campus feel. I'm looking forward to the challenge of playing in the AUS, growing my game to the next level, and contributing to a team that is definitely on the rise. I will be proud to be a Panther and proud to attend UPEI as I work towards my future with a quality education from such a well-respected university.
Coach Gould has watched Baxendale's rise for the past several years. "She comes from a winning program and competes hard every game," said Gould. "Reese is fearless on the court and attacks the basket hard—often scoring the basket and going to the free throw line. Reese has a great motor, is very fast in the open court, and constantly puts pressure on opponent's defence. She is also a very good on-the-ball defender. I believe Reese will have an immediate impact on our team and I look forward to working with her."
Baxendale has been accepted into UPEI's Faculty of Science.