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LOWELL, Mass. – Entering his first season at the helm of the UMass Lowell women’s basketball program, Head Coach Tom Garrick has finalized the 2018-2019 roster with the addition of three players.

True freshman Kharis Idom (Orlando, Fla.), along with transfers Ren’Cia Rolling(Lansing, Ill.) and Brianne Stiers (Denver, Colo.), join the River Hawks and round out the roster at 14 players.

“We are excited to welcome Kharis, Ren’Cia, and Bri to the River Hawk family,” commented Garrick. “The addition of these players gives us depth on the perimeter and versatility in our post-attack. Kharis and Ren’Cia provide long-range shooting accompanied by great decision making from the guard spot. Bri gives us experience and a feisty playing style along with the ability to face up as a stretch four. Each one brings a uniqueness to the table that enhances and bolsters our roster. I’m eager to see the positive effect their individual talents bring to our team.”

RIVER HAWK WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PROFILES
Name: Kharis Idom
Hometown/High School: Orlando, Fla./Colonial
Position: Guard
Height: 5’8
Major: Undeclared

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-sport athlete at Colonial (cross country, basketball, track, and lacrosse) … two-time captain … scored 15.7 points per game as a senior … named First-Team All-Metro and First-Team All-Central Florida as a junior and senior … earned Colonial High School Female Athlete of the Year as a senior and Metro Player of the Year as a junior … graduated in top 10% of class.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Kemmick Idom and Ashley Felton … has two siblings … mother played basketball at Rollins College … aunt and uncle played basketball at North Georgia … enjoys running, singing, theatre and swimming … favorite TV shows include Spongebob SquarepantsRick and MortyBates MotelAmerican Horror Story and Bob’s Burgers … names Cleveland Cavs and Golden State Warriors as favorite teams … favorite athletes are Michael Jordan and Maya Moore … greatest sports moment is scoring her 1,000th career point on Senior Night.

Name: Ren’Cia Rolling
Hometown/High School: Lansing, Ill./Seton Academy
Previous School: State Fair Community College
Position: Guard
Height: 5’2
Major: Criminal Justice

AS A SOPHOMORE (State Fair, 2017-18): Appeared in 29 of 31 games with 29 starts … averaged 29.9 minutes and 9.8 points per game … led the nation with 248 assists (8.9 apg) … won Mia Wesley Award … All-Conference First Team.

AS A FRESHMAN (State Fair, 2016-17): Made 21 starts in 27 appearances … averaged 18.1 minutes with 7.0 points per game … dished out 4.0 assists and grabbed 2.4 rebounds per game.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-time captain at Seton Academy… was named team MVP twice and All-Conference four times … named All-Area as a senior, team placed third in state … made Dean’s List throughout high school.

PERSONAL: One of four children of Tommy Rolling and Necossa Anderson … enjoys poetry and drawing … watches Criminal Minds … favorite sports team is the Golden State Warriors … names Allen Iverson as favorite athlete … greatest sports moment is leading NJCAA DI in assists.

Name: Brianne Stiers
Hometown/High School: Denver, Colo./Highlands Ranch
Previous School: UMKC
Position: Forward
Height: 5’11
Major: Political Health and Business

AS A SOPHOMORE (UMKC, 2017-18): Appeared in eight games, averaged 8.1 minutes and 3.6 points per game … grabbed 16 rebounds and dished out six assists … shot 53.3 percent from the field and 81.3 percent from the free throw line.

AS A FRESHMAN (UMKC, 2016-17): Make seven appearances, averaged 3.7 minutes per game … scored four points and snagged six rebounds.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year varsity player at Highlands Ranch … state runner-up as a senior … 2015-16 La Jolla Country Day Tournament champions … had career highs of 20 points and 16 rebounds, with five three-pointers in one game.

PERSONAL: One of three children of Anthony Rice and Sandra Stiers … grandfather, Roland Taylor, played basketball for La Salle, Virginia Squires, and the Denver Nuggets … enjoys working out, cooking and water sports … favorite TV show is House Hunters … names the Denver Nuggets as favorite sports team and Roland Taylor and Kevin Durant as favorite athletes … greatest sports moment is getting signed by a Division I school.

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