Lyndonville, VT - Saleena Porter, a 5'10" forward from St. Johnsbury, VT, has deposited and committed to joining the Northern Vermont University-Lyndon women's basketball program for the Spring 2020 semester. Porter will study Business Administration with a concentration in Sport Management and a minor in Marketing.
Porter is transferring to NVU-Lyndon from Endicott College. A 2019 graduate of St. Johnsbury Academy, she was a member of back to back Vermont State Division 1 Championship teams with the Hilltoppers. As a senior she averaged 5.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 1.0 steals per game. She shot 50.0% from the floor and 82.4% from the free throw line.
NVU-Lyndon head coach Ben Arsenault is excited to have Porter join the Hornets. "Saleena is a winner. Having been part of back to back State Championship teams at St. Johnsbury Academy, she understands what it takes to be successful. Prior to taking the position here at NVU, I had the opportunity to coach against Saleena. Saleena exhibited a tenacity on defense and in the rebounding game. She is also a good teammate and someone of high character. Saleena has tremendous potential and I am ecstatic to have her joining our program and university at NVU-Lyndon."
Porter's coach at St. Johnsbury, Jack Driscoll, added "As an integral part of two state championship teams, Saleena brings a commitment to team play at both ends of the court. She runs the floor well, has a good shooting touch, and is a solid defensive and rebounding presence. I expect Saleena will be a positive and productive member of the NVU-Lyndon women's basketball program."
Porter becomes the first commitment for Arsenault, who took over as NVU-Lyndon head coach in September. She will join the Hornets following the conclusion of the Fall 2019 semester.