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Hurricanes add three players to basketball program

August 28, 2013

New recruit, Ashley Moss in action.

New recruit, Ashley Moss in action.

The Holland Hurricanes women’s basketball team will feature three new faces for the 2013-14 season.

Ashley Moss, a power forward who comes to the Hurricanes from Nassau, Bahamas attended Faith Temple Christian Academy in Nassau, and the Boomer George Angels in the New Providence Women’s Basketball Association.

Moss, who is enrolled in the Sport and Leisure Management program, said the coaching staff and positive environment appealed to her. “I want to be a better person and player at the same time, and Holland College seems like the right place to be to make that happen.”

Shooting guard Nakissa (Nia) Koomalsingh of Scarborough, Ont., comes to the Hurricanes from Markham District High School, where she was named rookie of the year in the 2010-11 season, averaging 10 points, six assists and four steals per game. More recently, Koomalsingh played with the Youth Association for Academics, Athletics and Character Education (YAAACE) Elite AAU traveling team, where she was named defensive player of the year in 2011 and 2012. Coming into the Sport and Leisure Management program at Holland College, Koomalsingh joins the basketball team with the goal of working on her offensive game.

Joining Koomalsingh on the Hurricanes is fellow Scarborough native Jazlin Johnson-Barker, who played her high school basketball at Blessed Pope John Paul II Catholic Secondary School, where they won three Toronto District Catholic Athletic Association (TDCAA) championships in her four years there. Johnson-Barker also played with the Scarborough Blues, who won the Under-19 Ontario Cup in 2012-13.

Johnson-Barker looks forward to further developing her basketball skills while being successful in the Sport and Leisure Management program. “Hurricanes athletics is a program with a lot of accomplishments, and I hope to help the basketball team succeed and win a championship,” she said.



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Daniel Cudmore

Athletics Development and Communications Coordinator

Department of Athletics and Recreation

Holland College

(902) 894-6870

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