FOUR STUDENT-ATHLETES SIGNED TO COMPETE FOR THE GRIMES COACH AND THE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM IN 2022-2023
Syracuse, NY – Le Moyne College Women’s Head Basketball Coach Marie grimes announced the addition of four student-athletes who have signed on to attend the Moyne and play for the Dolphins in 2022-23. Sierra Linnin (Valley Cottage, NY / Albertus Magnus), Kaia Goode (Rochester, NY / Bishop Kearney), Michelina Lombardi (Wyanantskill, NY / Averill Park) and Tamiya Turner (Howell, NJ / Howell) will be freshmen on The Heights next fall and will help the Dolphins continue to build on the team’s success in recent seasons.
Sierra linnin – A 5’8 ” goaltender from Valley Cottage, NY, Linnin has been drafted twice in the league, chapter and county at Albertus Magnus High School, and was named the MVP of the ‘team. Linnin won the three-point contests in a row at the BCANY Summer Hoops Festival and played his AAU basketball with the NY Extreme. Linnin is a member of the National Honor Society of Albertus Magnus, as well as honor societies for science, Spanish and social studies.
Here’s what Coach Grimes had to say about Linnin… “I’m very excited about Sierra and her ability to consistently knock down all three. Not only can she shoot, but she has the ability to put the ball on the ground, finish with contact and reach the free throw line. Sierra is a winner and comes from winning programs in both high school and AAU. “
Kaia goode – 5’4 “point guard who excelled in basketball and football at Bishop Kearney High School in Rochester, NY. On the football field, Goode scored a school record of 55 goals, the highest in the field. section V during the 2021 season. Goode was named player of the year for her division, the third time she received the honor, and was a first-team all-star selection of the first team parish church. On the basketball court, Goode is a three-time Section V champion and tournament MVP. Bishop Kearney, Goode is a National Honor Society Fellow, an AP Scholar, Latin Award Scholar, and a Fellow of the Tournament. the Urban League of Rochester’s Black Scholars Honor Society
Here’s what Coach Grimes had to say about Goode… “Kaia is a player that I knew would have to enter the campus as soon as I got the job at Le Moyne. She is a team player who seeks to create for her teammates, but also has the ability to score the ball on the rebound. His defensive tenacity and ability to put pressure on the ball all over the pitch is something I look forward to having in our squad. “
Micheline Lombardi – 5’6 “guard from Wyanantyskill, New York, who excelled in basketball and football at Averill Park High School. On the soccer field, she is a two-time Section II Class A finalist and champion of Section II Class A 2019 with the Warriors. Lombardi is twice shortlisted for the Suburban Council Second Team All-Star and a selection for the Suburb Council First Team All-Star, as well as the winner of the Goalkeeper Award goal of the year.On the basketball court, Lombardi is twice in the Section II class A champion, a former Class A tournament MVP and a Times Union star. Lombardi ranks 8th in an upper class of 225 students, serves as class president as well as chairman of the student sports advisory board, is a member of the Journalism Club, the International Club, and the National Honor Society. Lombardi has played his AAU basketball with City Rocks.
Here’s what Coach Grimes had to say about Lombardi… “Michelina is a complete athlete and a leader. The energy and love she brings to basketball shows every time she’s on the court. Michelina’s ability to step onto the defensive glass and pushing the ball up is the style of play we have here at LeMoyne. “
Tamiya turner – a 5’11 “forward from Howell, NJ, Turner was named to the All-Academic team while at Howell High School. On the court, Turner was New Jersey State’s top rebounder during the 2020-21 season and was among the statewide leaders in blocks during the 2019-20 campaign. Turner won the Daily Record Athlete of the Week award in 2021 , is a two-time selection of all conferences in her career, including a nod to the first team of all conferences in 2021. Turner also won the Honorable All-NJAC by NJ.com. She has played his AAU basketball with the New Jersey Freedom.
Here’s what Coach Grimes had to say about Turner… “Tamiya’s athleticism will suit our playing field perfectly. She rides the glass defensively but also offensively for the rebounds. Her ability to flaunt and score with her back to the basket is something we look for for her. . continue here at Moyne “