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Timing is everything and doors that appeared closed may not be. That is what Georgetown College women's basketball players Jessica Foster and Ashli Mayes learned through an exciting opportunity with Beyond Sports.
The two seniors-to-be were recommended to this organization for its upcoming women's basketball games in Costa Rica. The United States collects players from the NCAA Division II and III levels as well as NAIA, puts them together and travels to Costa Rica for three games against the country's national team.
"I'm really excited about this," Foster said. "It is a big deal and a great growing opportunity. To be at this level and get a chance with fellow Americans on this level to battle a country's national professional team is amazing. I'm excited to see how this all works out.
"It is also really great to be making this trip with my teammate and friend. We didn't think it was going to work out, but God has his own plan and ways of making things happen at the right time."
Georgetown College women's basketball adds another post player with the addition of Leslie Fries. The 6-foot-1 forward from Pleasure Ridge Park will add depth and range.
"Leslie is a great player who feels comfortable doing anything on the floor," said GC coach Andrea McCloskey. "She can bring the ball up, shoot the three and post up down low. I think Leslie has four years of great basketball ahead of her. We are looking for great things from Leslie the upcoming years."
Georgetown College women's basketball team is excited about the 2019 class and the addition of Highlands High School guard Lydia Graves.
"Lydia is a player who is very multi-dimensional," said GC coach Andrea McCloskey. "She shoots the three extremely well, yet she can guard any position on the floor."
Georgetown College women's basketball is bringing in a diverse group this season for the 2019 class. With the graduation of Kourtney Tyra in 2014, the Tigers have been missing a true point guard. Coach Andrea McCloskey hopes to address that with several strong guards from around the state. One of which is Estill County's Kennedy Flynn.
"Kennedy brings a toughness to the game that is hard to find," McCloskey said. "She is a great scorer, but can also distribute the basketball very well. She is extremely quick, which makes her harder to guard. We are very excited to have Kennedy wear the Tiger uniform.
Georgetown College women's basketball continues to add to the 2019 class. Coach Andrea McCloskey has been hard on the recruiting trail with assistant coach Kourtney Tyra. The tandem has brought in Martina Lytle out of Fleming County to help fill the gap down low.
"We graduate a four-year starter in Devanny King," McCloskey said. "We have great posts in Emilie Ziese, Teonia McCune and Tena Johnson returning, but it is important to really shore up that spot as we will be graduating several more next season. We really seen Martina coming in and being part of the mix."