Maine/Maine: Traversi hires Gaddy Lefft

Posted by: turkeyman on Thu May 13th, 2021 9:45 pm

  Army`s new head coach in wbb has hired Gadson "Gaddy" Lefft as an assistant coach. Gaddy was here two years, as a grad-transfer player from Delaware (2019-`20) and as a graduate assistant coach this past year. She picked up a masters in global policy at Orono.

  You may recall that in the `19-`20 season, though she was injured all year, she gave valuable minutes off the bench, mostly spelling Maeve Carroll. As injuries whittled the team down to only five players able to go the fuill 40, Gaddy`s minutes, her enthusiasm, her energy and her strong court sense were invaluable. Especially in what turned out to be the final game of the season, against Lowell in the America East semis in the pit.

  Missy, of course, was a 1,000 point scorer who graduated from Maine in 2005. She was a two-way guard. She has been head coach at DII Adelphi on Long Island -- Adelphi sat out the `20-`21 season -- where her team was ranked as high as seventh in the DII polls. Army`s gonna be good.

  Bob Neal, New Sharon

Posted by: CoachA on Fri May 14th, 2021 5:27 pm

Coach Traversi also hired Jeninierre Harris, former head coach of University of Mass Lowell. Hopefully with those three America East connections we`ll see Maine women play West Point hopefully at the Cross Center.