Head coach Monique LeBlanc and the Merrimack College women’s basketball program are pleased to announce that Emily Houle and Kathryn Roberts are set to join the Warriors incoming class this fall for the 2016-17 campaign.
The pair of incoming student-athletes join Giulia Orlando, Denia Stewart and Alyssa Torres who signed National Letters of Intent with the program last fall.
“We are very excited to announce the additions of two talented student-athletes to join our program this fall,” said LeBlanc. “Both Emily and Kathryn fit in seamlessly with the Warriors style of basketball, and will not only be great additions to our Warrior culture, but the greater Merrimack community as well.”
Houle is a local product, arriving on campus via Attleboro High School, while Roberts played her high school basketball in California and will be the fourth Warrior in the last two years to hail from the Golden State.
Emily Houle | Guard | 5-8 | Attleboro, Mass. | Attleboro
Four-year letterwinner at Attleboro High School … Three-time Sun Chronicle All-Star … Named a Hockomock League All-Star during her junior and senior seasons … Won the Hockomock League’s MVP Award during her senior season … Finished her career as a 1,000-point scorer … Earned Boston Globe and Boston Herald All-Scholastic recognition … Born on August 6, 1998 … Daughter of Thomas Houle and Jennifer Wilcox … Has two siblings, Rebecca (25) and Kayla (20)
Kathryn Roberts | Center | 6-5 | Portland, Ore. | Redlands East Valley
Played on the basketball team at Redlands East Valley High School in Redlands, Calif. … Advanced to the postseason during her junior and senior years … Senior-year squad reached the CIF Quarterfinals, the furthest run in school history … Also played for Diamond Valley Elite Basketball … Born on April 23, 1998 … Daughter of Mark and Anna Roberts … Has one sibling, Bryan … Health sciences major at Merrimack