The Black and Gold athletic department announced the signing of four new UNCP players, with two joining the women’s basketball program.
The UNCP tennis and softball teams also announced new additions since their seasons ended.
UNCP women’s basketball coach John Haskins announced two new additions to the women’s program this spring, as Redlands, Calif., native Domonique Washington and Chesterfield, S.C., native Victoria McVicker signed their National Letters of Intent this month.
Washington, a 5-6 guard who transferred from Mohawk Valley Community College, enters UNCP with junior eligibility. At MVCC, Washington earned All-region honors and Mountain Valley Player of the Year honors while averaging 15 points and five rebounds a game with the Hawks. Washington also averaged five assists per game while leading the Hawks to a top five national ranking during most of their season.
We are excited that Domonique has decided to join our basketball program,” Haskins said. “She is an experienced guard who can handle and distribute the ball, and though she has the ability to score, she looks first to set up her teammates. Domonique is also a very good defender and will be counted on to make an immediate impact in our program.”
Along with Washington, McVicker announced her intentions of playing with the Braves next season.
The Chesterfield High School senior averaged 18.3 points, 5.6 assists, 4.9 steals and 4.0 rebounds per game at the guard position while leading her team to a regional championship.
McVicker was named all-state and all-region twice in her high school career.
“We are very excited that Victoria has decided to attend UNC Pembroke,” Haskins said. “She is an excellent athlete who is extremely versatile on the basketball court with the ability to play defense as well as several offensive positions. Victoria is an excellent person, student and player, and we feel that she is an outstanding addition to our program.”
McVicker and Washington will join the Lady Braves program that finished 14-14 overall with an 8-10 record in conference play. The Lady Braves’ season ended with an 89-10 loss to Lander in the first round of the Peach Belt Conference tournament.