Four Firecrackers Sign National Letters of Intent for Scholarships

Class of 2020 – Left to Right – Caroline Smith, Kaleisha Towle, Paige Cote, Maggie Whitmore, Brooke Obar, Julz Colby

Paige Cote kicked off the 2019 signing season on Thursday by officially committing to a full scholarship at the University of New Hampshire. Cote is a 6’3” Center from Sanford who also received offers from Elon, Hofstra, Merrimack, and Holy Cross. In her Junior season she was named First Team All-SMAA after averaging 17.4 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. 

Monday, Brooke Obar inked her deal with perennial D2 powerhouse Bentley at the Greely HS gym surrounded by her family and friends. The 5’8” combo guard has been an integral part of back to back gold balls for Greely with her complete play on both sides of the ball. Last year she was named 2nd team All-Western Maine Conference while averaging 14 points, 4 assists, and 3.2 steals per game.

Tuesday, Maggie Whitmore and Julz Colby made their commitments official. Whitmore is a 5’10” forward/guard from South Portland who also seriously considered offers from Stonehill and St. Anselm’s before choosing Bentley. Whitmore is a two time Portland Press Herald All-State honoree who led her high school team to the AA Southern Maine Final last year, averaging 14 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. Colby is a 5’5” heady point guard from Oxford Hills who signed  a scholarship with New York Institute of Technology on Long Island. Colby averaged 18 points per game and was a Bangor Daily News First Team All State Selection last year after leading her team to its first State Championship ever, in large part due to her 34 point performance.
Other members of the class of 2020 who have committed but were not required to sign NLI’s at the division three levels are Caroline Smith (Colby), Kaleisha Towle (Williams), Davina Kabantu (Bates), and Jackie Hamilton (Farmington).