New Faces Shine In Husky Victory

Nov. 1, 2006

In Wednesday's 111-57 exhibition win against Regina, it wasn't just the usual cast of Cameo Hicks, Andrea Plouffe and Emily Florence who impressed Husky fans. Although they were impressive, some new faces showed why the Huskies have a very bright future.

Sophomore Stefanie Clark showed her immense talent by filling up the stat sheet with 20 points, six rebounds and four assists. Clark, who started for the first time in her career, showed fans her repertoire of abilities; finishing well on drives to the hoop and showing a soft touch on her mid-range jumpers.

'Initially I was really nervous, but once the team got all together, it's just basketball and I was ready to play,' Clark said. ' It felt good to play with my team. We are a very close team so it was comfortable.'

Freshman Laura McLellan also looked comfortable on the floor. Standing at 6-2, McLellan dominated the paint, grabbing seven rebounds and recording two blocks. The Campbell, Calif. native adjusted to the college game well, and attributed a lot of that to the closeness of the Husky squad.

'It's different,' McLellan said of the college game compared to high school. 'It's definitely a lot different, a lot more intense, and a lot faster. I think the team situation is different as well, because it is a lot closer, it is like a family almost. So, it was really comfortable to come out and play. I feel good.'

Another new face on the floor was freshman Sami Whitcomb from Ventura, Calif. Whitcomb looked liked she adjusted to the college game with ease, scoring 12 points, grabbing five boards and adding three assists and two steals.

With these three Huskies adding to the team's depth, the future already looks bright for Washington.

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