The city of Sarnia has been very good to the McMaster women’s basketball team and coach Theresa Burns expects her latest recruit commitment to continue that trend.
Burns has confirmed that 6-foot forward Wendy Margetts from Sarnia Northern secondary school will be joining the Ontario University Athletics Marauders in September. During her high school career, Margetts helped her team to three Lambton Secondary School Athletic Association titles, and one trip to the Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations Quad-A tournament.
“We’re thrilled Wendy has decided to join the Marauder program this fall,” said Burns. “She impressed our coaches with her work ethic and desire, and she brings terrific court sense and leadership qualities as well. We think she’s ready for the challenge of CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sports) basketball”
A multi-sport competitor who has also excelled in track and field and swimming, Margetts was named LSSAA Most Valuable Player as her Northern Vikings finished the year undefeated in league play.
“I chose McMaster because it has a great reputation for both academics and athletics,” says Margetts, who adds having family in the Hamilton area helped with the decision. “I think that the new athletic facilities are awesome, and the basketball program is really well supported. I feel relieved that the choice is made and very excited to start conditioning in preparation for next season.”
Some outstanding talent from the Sarnia area has worn Maroon in recent seasons, including All-Canadian Lindsay Degroot and former CIS Defensive Player of the Year Chiara Rocca.
“Sarnia kids get great coaching and really know how to play,” noted Burns. “Sarnia players have been a big part of our success and I’m looking forward to seeing that continue with Wendy.”
Margetts will join previous McMaster commits Samantha Hunt and Abby Hurd from Sault Ste. Marie, and Casea Fuller from Etobicoke, with the possibility of still more new talent joining the team before the start of next season.
Says Margetts, “I’m really looking forward to meeting the girls on the team, and becoming part of the McMaster community.”