HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Coker College women's basketball coach Jenny Finora announced the addition of seven players today. Kaitlyn Beaver, Terrika Foster, Taylor Hall, Lyric Levester, Raquel McArthur, Kaitlyn Phillips and Tiffani Stephens will play for the Cobras beginning this year.
"Every year we look to bring in quality student-athletes whowill make an impact both on and off the court," Finora said. "We believe this group will do that over their time at Coker. These seven boast a lot of talent and should be great additions for our team."
Beaver is a guard from Independence High School in North Carolina. She averaged over eight points, five rebounds, six assists, two steals and one block per game for the Patriots.
Kaitlyn is the daughter of David Beaver II and Cindy Freeman.
Foster, a forward, transferred to Coker from Lander University. She is originally from Spartanburg, S.C., and attended Dorman High School.
Terrika is the daughter of Terry and Denise Foster.
Hall, a guard, transferred from Darton College, where she was a two-sport athlete in cross country and basketball. Hall will also be a dual athlete in both sports at Coker.
Taylor is the daughter of Thomas Hall and Catina and Claine Deal.
Levester, a forward, is from White Oak High School in North Carolina, where she averaged 14 points and eight rebounds per game for the Vikings. She was her team's MVP and an all-conference, all-area and all-district selection.
Lyric is the daughter of Williams and Shirley Levester.
McArthur is a guard from Lincoln High School in Florida. She was an All-Big Bend honorable mention selection.
Raquel is the daughter of Aretha and LaShawn McNeil.
Phillips is a forward from Whiteland Community High School in Indiana. She was a two-sport athlete in basketball and soccer. In basketball she averaged over nine points and three rebounds per game. Phillips was an all-county honorable mention selection.
Kaitlyn is the daughter of Chris and Susie Phillips.
Stephens, a forward, transferred from Patrick Henry Community College in Virginia. There she averaged eight points and six rebounds per game. Stephens is originally from Charlotte, N.C.
Tiffani is the daughter of Lewis and Kem Stephens.
Finora's squad has nine returning players from last year's team that went 18-11. They begin play in the South Atlantic Conference this season.
Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.