2022-23 Roster Rounding into Form
MARYVIVLLE – Maryville head coach Darrin Travillian announced this week the addition of nine incoming student-athletes for his women's basketball roster.
The newcomers arrive from Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia, and the Scots head coach is excited about the prospects for his team in 2022-23.
"We can't wait to get this incoming class on campus," Maryville head coach Darrin Travillian said. "We were able to address every position on the floor with excellent players, great people, and engaged students. The common denominator among all these players is that they want to get here and get to work!
"They all expressed a desire to get better as players and to help us get back to the top of the conference. We are excited to bring them into the fold, and we are confident they will help us get better this fall. The start of the season might be months away, but this group has already started to connect with each other and our returning players."
South Pittsburg High School
Player Accolades and Statistics: Played five seasons at South Pittsburg High School for head coach Austin Towery … Scored 238 points senior season with 17 blocked shots … Two-year team leader in blocks and senior-year team leader in points, 3-pointers and free throws … 2021-22 All-District … Also played softball … Played five years of club basketball for South Pittsburg Lady Pirates under head coach Austin Towery.
Personal: Born in Chattanooga … Parents are Shawna and Gary Andry … Father, Gary, played basketball at Maryville College, graduating in 1989 … Two sisters and one brother.
Coach Travillian on Cassidy Andry: "Cassidy is a great addition to our squad. She has shot-making ability from deep, finishing ability off the bounce, and the size to post on the blocks. Cassidy has the versatility to guard multiple spots and the length to contest and block shots. Her willingness to put the ball on the floor and create will also set up her teammates for easy looks. We are excited to get Cassidy going in our system this fall."
Lafayette High School
Player Accolades and Statistics: Played five seasons at Lafayette for head coach Allison Tate Denton … Three-year captain … As senior, averaged 9.3 points and 6.1 rebounds … Senior-year game scoring high 24 points … Two-time All-District Tournament and 2022 All-Region Tournament … Helped Generals to 26-7 record in 2022, winning district title and advancing to regional championship game … Also played soccer … National Honor Society member … Also member of Student Council and Beta Club … Played club hoops for Kentucky Ice under head coach Glenn Wathen.
Personal: Born in Lexington, Kentucky … Parents are Carrie Cathers and Carrie Glover … One half-brother, Jasper.
Coach Travillian on Olivia Cathers: "Olivia is a great addition to our frontcourt. She has the versatility to play multiple positions and the ability finish both inside and outside. Olivia is also an excellent rebounder, as she is willing to grab boards in traffic, which will help us to finish plays defensively and initiate our offensive transition. She is a great teammate who is ready to transition to the college game."
Monterey High School
Player Accolades and Statistics: Played three seasons at Monterey for head coach Mark Sims and one for Michelle Farley … Grabbed more than 500 career rebounds … Set program record for season rebounds with 288 … As senior, averaged 10.4 points, 9.3 rebounds and 0.9 steals … 2021-22 All-District 5AA and All-District 5AA Tournament … 2021 Pickett County Thanksgiving Classic MVP … Helped Wildcats to district second place … 2018-19 Tri-Lakes Conference Freshman Team … Also played volleyball … Member of Beta Club and Future Business Leaders of America … Played club basketball for Tennessee Elite under head coach Bobby Smith.
Personal: Born in Cookeville … Parents are David and Veronica Clouse … Two sisters, Susanna and Grace; and one brother, Lewey.
Coach Travillian on Adaline Clouse: "We are thrilled to add Adaline to our squad. She has the skills and the rebounding ability to make an impact on the offensive interior. Defensively, her post presence should alter shots and limit post touches. We are excited about her potential to make plays for herself and her teammates through her scoring, screening and passing abilities."
Polk County High School
Player Accolades and Statistics: Played four seasons at Polk County for head coach Caleb Hindman … Senior-year captain … Helped Wildcats in 2022 to district championship and regional runner-up finish … Program advanced to substate for first time in 12 years … Also played volleyball and competed in cross country … National Honor Society member … Belonged to FCA, Pep Club, International Club and History Club … Played four years of club hoops under head coach Caleb Hindman.
Personal: Born in Chattanooga … Parents are Jason and Ginger Farr … One sister, Lacey.
Coach Travillian on Courtney Farr: "We are very excited to add Courtney to our team. She brings toughness and shot-making ability to our frontcourt. Courtney should prove to be a difficult match-up for posts and guards because of her size and athleticism. Her versatility and basketball IQ should serve her well as she makes the transition to the college game and our system."
Riverdale High School
Player Accolades and Statistics: Played four seasons at Riverdale, including her senior year under head coach Keri O'Neal … Senior-year captain … Averaged 12 points and 5.4 rebounds while shooting 43.9 percent from the floor and 42.9 percent from 3-point distance as senior … 2022 All-District and All-District Tournament … Helped team to 2019 Class AAA state championship game after winning district and region titles … Earned team Warrior Award, Leadership Award … Also played volleyball … National Honor Society member … FCA member … Played four years of club basketball for Tennessee Team Pride under head coaches Heath Hardin and Jerome Hoosier.
Personal: Born in Murfreesboro … Parents are Brian and Carey Haney … One sister, Norah.
Coach Travillian on Ella Haney: "Ella is a great addition to our backcourt. She brings scoring ability from inside the lane and a solid jumper all the way to the 3-point line. She has the length and athleticism to guard multiple positions, which should help her in the transition to the college game. Ella is also a competitor with a willingness to dive on the floor, to crash the boards, or to make a play for a teammate."
Calhoun High School
Player Accolades and Statistics: Played four seasons at Calhoun under head coach Jaime Echols … Senior-year captain … 2021 team MVP … Herman High School Tournament MVP … Also played volleyball … Member of National Honor Society … Played five years of club basketball for Elite 77 Lady Dynasty under head coach Emanuel Turner.
Personal: Born in Cartersville, Georgia … Parents are Ed and Jennifer Moore … Two siblings, Trey and Alex.
Coach Travillian on Dora Moore: "We are very excited to add Dora to our frontcourt. She brings a great deal of toughness to the post, as well as the ability to finish shots in the paint. On the defensive end, she is an excellent rebounder and shot-blocking presence who can help ignite our transition game. Given her athleticism and skill set, she should thrive within our offensive and defensive systems."
Stone Memorial High School
Roane State Community College
Player Accolades and Statistics: Played four seasons at Stone Memorial for head coach Mike Buck … Played two seasons at Roane State for head coach David Harnish … Senior-year captain at Stone Memorial and two-year captain at Roane State … Helped Stone Memorial in 2019-20 to 30-4 record and berth in Class AAA state semifinals before tournament halted by Covid-19 Pandemic … Named 2020 Team Best Defensive Player at Stone Memorial … For junior college career, averaged 6 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals … 2021 NJCAA Academic All-America Second Team … National Honor Society member … Also participated in FCA, Pep Club and Spanish Club … Played five years of club basketball for Tennessee Force Elite under head coach Roy Pankey … Averaged 10 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 8 steals.
Personal: Born in Crossville … Parents are David and Kristen Roark … One sister, Kristen.
Coach Travillian on Chloe Roark: "Chloe is an excellent addition to our team. She is a tireless worker, who is willing to help the team in any way. Chloe can create shots for others and has the toughness to finish in traffic at the rim. We also see her as a defender with the ability to guard inside and outside. She is not afraid to dive on the floor, to take a charge, or to mix it up on the boards."
Clinton High School
Player Accolades and Statistics: Played four seasons at Clinton for head coach Alicia Phillips … Senior-year captain … 2022 All-District … Also played soccer … Played 10 years of club basketball for TN Threat under head coaches Esa Sakhleh and David Starnes.
Personal: Born in Clinton … Parents are David and Beth Starnes … One brother, Shaun; and one sister, Katie.
Coach Travillian on Belle Starnes: "We are thrilled to add Belle to our backcourt. She is a solid defender, and she crashes the boards on both ends. Belle has the versatility to play multiple perimeter spots on the offensive end. With her ability to get to the rim and to hit jumpers, she should get some great looks for herself and for her teammates. Belle is a player who can make game-changing plays in our system."
John Hardin High School
Player Accolades and Statistics: Played two seasons at John Hardin for head coach Caleb Smith, one season for head coach Jeffery Brown and two seasons for head coach Nicole Coleman … Three-year captain … For career, averaged 10 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals and 1 blocked shot … Team MVP, Defensive Player of the Year and 3-Point Average Award … 2019 All-District Tournament … 2020 All-District Honorable Mention … 2018 Valedictorian … Member of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America … First from school to advance to state finals in her category of FCCLA … Played five years of club hoops for Kentucky Future, KY Elite and Southern KY Starz under head coaches Jimmy Covin, Al Taft and Cornelius Faulkner.
Personal: Born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky … Parents are Jimmy and Angie Covin … Two sisters, Kaytlin and Sierra; and two brothers, Michael and Marshall.
Coach Travillian on Jayden Young: "We are thrilled to add Jayden to our team. She brings an ability to guard multiple perimeter positions, and she has a willingness to get on the floor, grab a big rebound and finish a stop. We are also excited about her perimeter skillset, as she can score on her own and set up her teammates with good looks. Jayden will certainly add a lot to our backcourt as she gets acclimated to the system."