Mainland Eagles Alumni

Mainland
Eagles
Alumni

The Mainland Eagles Academy has a track record for producing fantastic Basketball players ready to move on to college level. Below you’ll find some of our Alumni, their stories and where they are now.

Darcy
Knox
Class of 2015
Harrison
Meads
Class of 2015
Mary
Goulding
Class of 2015

Mary currently plays for IK EOS Lund professionally in Sweeden. BEfore this she played for the Rockhampton Cyclones in the QBL in Australia.

She attended Gillete College for her freshman season of college before transferring to Fordham Univeristy. Fordham compete in the NCAA Division 1 conference the A-10.

In her season year at Fordham Mary was the team captain, team MVP, Started every game, Named to the A-10 first team and all academic teams. She led the Rams in field-goal percentage (47.9%), three-point percentage (39.8% - tied for 10th in a single campaign), rebounds (8.4 per game and 276 total), 94 assists, 41 steals, and nine blocks… Second on the team with 12.8 points per game and fourth with 41 threes… Recorded 10 double-doubles… Nearly 40% of her rebounds came on the offensive glass (110-of-276). Averaged a near double-double in conference play with 13.4 points and 9.4 rebounds with a team-high 50 assists and 24 steals.  Earned an Athlete Academic Achievement award to student-athletes with 3.5 GPAs or better. She was named to the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

Sam
Smith
Class of 2015

Sam currently plays for the Lugano Tigers in Switzerland. This was after a succesful season for the Canterbury Rams.

Sam is orginally from Tauranga where he attended Tauranga Boys High School.

He then attended Brown Mackie College before transferring and playing at Texas Wesleyan College in Fort Worth.

Shou
Nisbet
Class of 2015

Shou is orginally from Christchurch where he attended Burnside High School.

He then attended Southeast Community College before heading to play professionally in Japan. He played 2 seasons with the Shiga Lakestars before moving to his current team Earthfriends Toyko Z.

Taylor
Britt
Class of 2015

Taylor Britt is originally from Christchurch where he attended Papanui High School.

Taylor played two seasons at Southeast Community College.

Taylor then played two seasons for the Canterbury Rams before getting an opportunity as a development player at the Perth Wildcats in the ANBL.

Brittany
Richards
Class of 2016

Brittany continues to do well both on and off the court. She was named to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference All- Academic team in her Junior season which was a great achievement. She is majoring in Business Administration.

Brittany attended St Hilda's Collegiate in Dunedin. She then attended Gillete College with her twin sister Zoe before moving to the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Brittany's Profile - https://alaskananooks.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3033

Jackson
Stent
Class of 2016

Jackson Stent heading into his Senior year at Houston Baptist University. Jackson best Junior season performance came against Arlington Baptist (12 points/6 rebounds) and Lamar University (10 points/3 blocks). He averaged 36% from 3 over the season.

Jackson attended Casper College before transferring to Houston Baptist.

Jackson is majoring in kinesiology.

Jackson's Profile - https://hbuhuskies.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4215

Joe
Cook-Green
Class of 2016

Joe Cook-Green is currently in his Senior year at Texas Wesleyan University. Joe had a solid Junior year where he finished averaging 9 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 rebounds a game.

His two best games came against Central Christian where he scored 21 points and against Langston University where he added 12 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists.

Before Texas Wesleyan Joe attended Northwest Florida State College and Eastern Arizona College.

Joe attended Otago Boys and Cashmere High School. Joe is originally from Dunedin.

Joe's Profile - https://ramsports.net/…/mens-bas…/roster/joe-cook-green/5900

Laken
Wairau
Class of 2016
Richie
Rodger
Class of 2016
Sam
Lees
Class of 2016

Sam attended Middleton Grange and played and trained with the Cantebury Rams before heading to Whitworth University.

Whitworth compete in the Northwest Conference.

Sam's Profile - https://www.whitworthpirates.com/…/2019-…/bios/lees_sam_vsj9

Sam
Timmins
Class of 2016

Sam Timmins is heading into his Senior and final year at the University of Washington. Sam's best performance last year was against UCLA where he added 9 points, 6 rebounds and 3 blocks. Washington will be looking to take another step this year after making the second round of the NCAA tournament last year before being knocked out by North Carolina.

Sam is orginally from Dunedin where he attended Otago Boys before moving to Christchurch to attend Middleton Grange for his final year.

Sam's Profile - https://gohuskies.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=9792

Tessa
Morrison
Class of 2016
Zoe
Richards
Class of 2016

Zoe is originally from Dunedin where she attended St Hilda's Collegiate. She is currently a Senior at Eckerd College, Florida.

Zoe had an impressive Junior year where she averaged 11 points, a team high 55% field goal percentage and 4 rebounds a game. Her best game came against Palm Beach Atlantic where she had 26 points,7 rebounds and 5 assists.

She was named to the SSC all tournament team and named SSC defensive player of the week twice.

Hayden
Collier
Class of 2017

Hayden Collier is heading into his junior year at the University of Regina in Canada. Regina compete in the Canada West Conference.

Hayden was previously at Laramie County Community College for the past 2 seasons before moving to Regina.

Hayden attended Rangiora High School.

Hayden's Profile - https://www.reginacougars.com/roster.aspx…

Amiee
Book
Class of 2018

Amiee is currently a Sophomore year at Cal State Fullerton. She had a great Freshman year. She averaged 10 points and 4 rebounds a game while shooting 43% from 3. She got her career high against UC Irvine where she scored 18 points.

Amiee also received Big West sixth player of the year and made the Big West all freshman team.

Amiee's Profile - https://www.fullertontitans.com/…/2019…/bios/book_amiee_0fgy

Angus
McWilliam
Class of 2018
Carl
Isitt
Class of 2018

Carl Isitt is heading into his Sophomore season at Central Methodist University. Carl played a large role on the team in his freshman year and will be looking to continue that in year 2. Carl is attended Papanui High School in Christchurch before heading to Central Methodist.

Carl's Profile - http://www.cmueagles.com/roster/17/1/10559.php

Team Schedule - http://www.cmueagles.com/schedule/17/1.php

Josh
Lowe
Class of 2018
Lauryn
Hippolite
Class of 2018
Max
Darling
Class of 2018

Max is orginally from Nelson where he attended Nelson College before moving to Christchurch to attend Christs College and play for the Canterbury Rams.

Max is currently playing for KK Vrijednosnice Osijek in the Croatian National League.

 

Quinn
Clinton
Class of 2018

Quinn Clinton is heading into his Sophomore year at St Mary's. St Mary's had a strong year winning the WCC Conference tournament and making the NCAA tournament. They will be looking to build on that this season.

Quinn is originally from Christchurch where he attended Christchurch Boys High School.

Tom
Higgins
Class of 2018

Tom is orginally from Te Awamutu. Tom attended both Te Awamutu College and Auckland Grammar.

Tom is heading into his Sophomore year at Texas A and M International. His best performance in his freshman year came against St Mary's Texas where he added 16 points and 4 rebounds.

Tom's Profile - https://godustdevils.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=2518

Team Schedule - https://godustdevils.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball

Tsubasa
Nisbet
Class of 2018

Tsubasa attended Burnside High School.

Tsubasa is going into her Sophomore season at Georgia Southern University.

Tsubasa's Profile - https://gseagles.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3926

Schedule - https://gseagles.com/schedule.aspx?schedule=2255

Will
Harrison
Class of 2018

Will is originally from Christchurch, New Zealand. Will attended Christ's College.

Will is heading into his sophomore year at St Lawrence University in Canton, New York. St Lawrence compete in the Liberty League.

Will's Profile - https://saintsathletics.com/…/me…/roster/will-harrison/10739

Team Schedule -https://saintsathletics.com/sports/mens-basketball/schedule

Ben
Reeves
Class of 2019
Colin
Robins
Class of 2019

Played basketball at St. Augustine High School…Led his team in assists as a senior…Helped St. Augustine claim District and Conference championships…Member of the National Honor Society…Played AAU for First Coast Elite for two years…Selected as the team's Defensive MVP and garnered Hoopseen All-Tournament honors…Averaged 14.9 points and 4.9 assists.

Colin Robins Profile: https://www.gomonks.com/sports/mbkb/2019-20/bios/robins_colin_gyix?view=bio

Fletcher
Arnold
Class of 2019

Fletcher is heading into his Freshman year at Knox College in Illinois. Knox compete in the Midwest conference.

Fletcher originally attended Ashburton College before attending Christchurch Boys.

Fletcher's Profile - https://prairiefire.knox.edu/…/…/roster/fletcher-arnold/5152

Team Schedule -https://prairiefire.knox.edu/…/mens-bask…/schedule/2019-2020

Kurt
Feneon
Class of 2019

Kurt attended Christchurch Boys before heading to Memphis where he is studying at Christian Brothers University.

Team Schedule
https://cbubucs.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball

Max
De Geest
Class of 2019

Max is originally from Oamaru where he attended Waitaki Boys before moving to Christs College in Christchurch. He currently attends Long Beach State Univeristy who play in the Big West Conference.

Sofia
Kennedy
Class of 2019

Canterbury born and bred and a Middleton Grange product Sofia is a young point guard known for her speed and handles. A Junior Tall Fern in 2018 she's also a cross country runner and wore the black singlet for NZ Secondary Schools at last years World Champs in Paris. Sofia is now in Canada on scholarship at the University of Windsor where she has started her freshman season.

Sofia's Profile: https://golancers.ca/sports/womens-basketball/roster/sofia-kennedy/6028

Tyler
Marsh
Class of 2019

Tyler joins St. Cloud State after an impressive high school career in New Zealand. Tyler was the youngest player to ever play in the New Zealand National Basketball League (NZNBL). tyler played two seasons with the Nelson Giants and additionally played high school basketball for Waimea College.

Ashlee
Strawbridge
Class of 2020
Ben
Carlile-Smith
Class of 2020
Helen
Matthews
Class of 2020
Mac
Stodart
Class of 2020
Tom
Webley
Class of 2020
Mason
Whittaker
Class of 2021

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