3 Lady Mavs Sign Letter of Intent:

Sharon KarungiIsidora MadzarevicHannah MosesThree 2012-13 Maverick women's basketball players have signed letters of intent to continue their basketball careers at the four-year level. Above left to right, Sharon Karungi, Isidora Madzarevic, and Hannah Moses.

Sharon Karungi, 6'2", from Kampala, Uganda has signed anNCAA DI National Letter of Intent for a full athletic scholarship with Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana. At NOC Sharon averaged 7.8 points per game and led the team with 8.6 rebounds per game. She was named All Region 2 and All OCAC Honorable Mention.

Isidora Madzarevic, 6'3", from Novi Sad, Serbia has signed an NCAA DII National Letter of Intent for a full athletic scholarship with Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. For NOC Isidora led the team with 8.3 points per game and also averaged 5.5 rebounds per game and 1.6 blocks per game.

Hannah Moses, 5'10", from Cashion, Oklahoma has signed an ACCA National Letter of Intent with defending ACCA National Champion, Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College, in Moore, Oklahoma.

2013

Prince, Smith, and Thompson Continue Basketball Careers:

Lillian PrinceCeleste Smith

Carmella Thompson

Lillian Prince, Celeste Smith, and Carmella Thompson have signed letters of intent to continue their collegiate basketball careers following successful careers at Northern Oklahoma College.

Lillian Prince, a sophomore from Putnam City HS in Oklahoma City has signed with Oklahoma Baptist University. OBU is a perennial NAIA power in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Lillian was named an NJCAA All American following her sophomore season. She averaged a double double in points and rebounds both years at NOC.  Lillian also established new school records for most rebounds in a single game (26 vs Carl Albert) and for rebound average in a season (14.2). Her 14.2 rebound average led the NJCAA in national statistics. Her freshman season she averaged 16.4 points per game. Her sophomore season she averaged 20.3 points per game and 3.1 steals per game. Lillian was also named 2nd Team All OCAC and All Region 2 her freshman year, and 1st Team All OCAC and All Region 2 her sophomore year.

Celeste Smith, a sophomore from Lysterfield, Melbourne, Australia, has signed with Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri. Columbia College is an NAIA power that has a streak of National Tournament appearences. Celeste averaged 10.2 points per game and 5.6 rebounds per game her sophomore season. The 6'0" small forward was consistently one of the Lady Mavs' most consistent 3 point shooters. Celeste was named Honorable Mention All OCAC following her sophomore season.

Carmella Thompson, a 5'8" combo guard from Putnam City HS in Oklahoma City, has signed with Francis Marion University, an NCAA Division I University in Florence, South Carolina. Carmella led the Lady Mavs in assists both seasons and was always one of the team leaders in steals and rebounds. Her sophomore season, Carmella averaged 6.9 points per game, 6 rebounds per game, 4.3 assists per game, and 2.2 steals per game.

2011

Lillian Prince Named NJCAA All-American:

Lillian Prince, 5’8”, Sophomore, Forward, Oklahoma City (Putnam City HS)

Lillian PrinceLillian Prince has been named to the 2011 NJCAA All American Team as an Honorable Mention selection. This honor acknowledges Lillian as one of the top 50 junior college players in the nation.

Her sophomore season, she averaged 20.3 points per game, 12th nationally. Lillian established a new school record at NOC with 14.2 rebounds per game, which also ranked her 1st nationally. She also led the team in steals at 3.1 per game, 34th nationally, and field goal percentage at 49%.

For the 2010-11 season, Lillian was named 1st Team All OCAC and 1st Team All Region 2. Following the 2009-10 season, she was named 2nd Team All OCAC and All Region 2. Lillian averaged a double-double in points and rebounds both seasons at NOC.

“Lillian is one of the most competitive players I’ve ever coached. That quality, along with her strength and athleticism, made her almost impossible to stop on the boards. Her rebound average consisted of a lot of offensive rebounds, which were a result of her great quickness and instincts. She loves the physical play in the lane. It’s amazing what she accomplished considering being outsized the majority of the time.

Lillian has been a great asset to our team and we’ll miss her dearly. But she set a standard of work ethic that will remain with this team, and hopefully with all of our teams to come.” - Coach Krause

2011

Prince, Jones and Smith Receive Postseason Honors:

Lillian PrinceMegan JonesCeleste SmithLillian Prince, Megan Jones, and Celeste Smith were named to the 2010-11 All Conference and All Region II Teams as voted on by the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference coaches.

February 27, 2011.Lillian Prince, Megan Jones, and Celeste Smith were named to the 2010-11 All Conference and All Region II Teams as voted on by the Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic Conference coaches.

Lillian Prince, a sophomore from Putnam City High School in Oklahoma City, has been named First Team All Conference and First Team All Region II. Lillian leads the team in points, rebounds, steals, and field goal percentage. Her rebound average of 13.9 per game currently leads the nation. Lillian also ranks 16th nationally in scoring 19.7 points per game, and 33rd nationally in steals with 3.1 per game. During a regular season game at Carl Albert, Lillian broke the previous school record of 24 rebounds in a single game when she collected 26 rebounds. The previous record was held by Lydia Murray of Stillwater and has stood since the 1982-83 season.

In both her freshman and sophomore seasons Lillian has averaged a “double-double” in points and rebounds. At the end of this season she will also hold the school record for most rebounds in a single season.

Being one of the top vote getters in Region II, Lillian is assured of an automatic NJCAA All American nomination. That team will be announced later this spring.

“Lillian works as hard as anyone I’ve coached. Her physical strength, her emotion, and her heart are great attributes for her. Her leadership by example is a tremendous asset to our team.” – Coach Krause

Megan Jones, a freshman from Stroud High School (OK), has been named Third Team All Conference and Third Team All Region II. Megan is currently the team’s second leading scorer at 14.6 points per game. She also is averaging 4.2 rebounds per game, 3.1 assists per game, and 1.7 steals per game. Megan is shooting 86% from the free throw line which is good for seventh in the nation. She was also named the recipient of the Leo Canaday Award, a memorial scholarship award that goes to an NOC freshman based on academic and athletic quality.

“Megan is having an outstanding season, especially considering this is her first year of college basketball. She does an outstanding job of getting to the free throw line. She is a threat from the three point line too, which makes her hard to cover defensively. This year Megan has also filled in as a point guard and has handled that role very well. She has a bright future.” – Coach Krause

Celeste Smith, a sophomore from Lysterfield, Melbourne, Australia, has been named Honorable Mention All Conference and All Region II. Celeste is currently averaging 10.3 points per game, 5.5 rebounds per game, and is shooting 83% from the free throw line, which ranks her 20th in the nation.

“Celeste was voted one of our team captains and is an outstanding leader of our team. She gets a lot of hustle points and loose balls. Her size and shooting ability has been a boost for us from the perimeter. Celeste is also capable of giving us help in the post. She will move on and continue to play after Northern. We’ll miss her presence on our team. “ - Coach Krause

2011

Prince, Payne and Hargus Recognized:

Lillian Prince, Liberty Payne, and Korie Hargus were each voted onto the 09-10 Oklahoma Collegiate Athletic All-Conference Team. Prince also received All-Region II recognition.

Lillian Prince, 5'7" freshman from Oklahoma City (Putnam City HS), was selected second team All-Conference. Being one of the top ten players receiving votes, she also assumes an All-Region II selection, which includes representation of all junior colleges in Oklahoma and Arkansas. Lillian led Region II in scoring (16.5 points per game) and rebounding (11.7 rebounds per game) for the season, averaging a "double-double". Nationally, she ranks 11th in rebounding average and 38th in scoring average.

Liberty Payne, 5'11" sophomore from Perkins, OK (Perkins-Tryon HS), was selected third team All-Conference. Liberty averaged 9.5 points per game and leads the team in three pointers made with 57.

Korie Hargus, 5'10" sophomore from Chickasha, OK (Amber-Pocasset HS), was selected honorable mention All-Conference. In an injury shortened season, Korie has averaged 11.1 points per game and 6.4 rebounds per game. As a freshman, Korie led the team in points and rebounds.

2010

Hargus, McBride, & Russell Receive Honors:

Korie Hargus, 5'10 freshman from Amber-Pocasset HS, has been named 1st Team All Bi-State West Conference, and 2nd Team All Region II. Through the regular season, Korie averaged 13.9 points per game, 7.3 rebounds per game, 2 assists per game, 1.7 steals per game, and leads the team with an 80.3 free throw percentage. Korie also recorded 4 double-doubles during the season in points and rebounds.

Bethany McBride, 5'11" guard/forward from Chattanooga HS, has been named 2nd Team All Bi-State West Conference. The sophomore team co-captain averaged 7.5 points per game, 4.4 rebounds per game, and leads the team at 2.6 assists per game and 1.8 steals per game.

Victoria Russell, 6'3" freshman from Hobart HS, has been named Honorable Mention All Bi-State West Conference. During the regular season, Victoria averaged 6.3 points per game, 6.5 rebounds per game, and leads the team with 2.7 blocks per game. Victoria recorded 5 double-doubles during the season in points and rebounds. She recorded 5 or more blocked shots in 6 games.

2009