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Hornet women's basketball to add St. Johnsbury alum Saleena Porter

Hornet women's basketball to add St. Johnsbury alum Saleena Porter

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.