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LaFrance finding her way


Coming out of high school, sophomore guard Maddie LaFrance was being heavily recruited by Bloomsburg. She even took a couple visits to Bloomsburg, but in the end, she ultimately decided to commit to Tusculum University. After the 2021-22 season and one year at Tusculum, LaFrance decided to enter her name in  the transfer portal.

That’s when LaFrance made her decision and committed to the Bloomsburg Women’s Basketball team – the school she was close to committing to out of high school.

“Bloomsburg had everything I was looking for in a new school and new opportunity. I wanted to come back closer back home too,” said LaFrance, who is  from Harrisburg, PA and attended Central Dauphin High School.

Learning Experience

In her first year at Bloomsburg, LaFrance only played a total of 48 minutes throughout the season. Even though she was not getting a lot of playing time, LaFrance kept a positive mindset.

“I knew that it was a learning year for me and that my goal was to be the bench leader, be the biggest hype man for my teammates,” said LaFrance.

“ As engaged as I was on the bench, I was learning so much at the same time it has helped me become the player I am now,” said LaFrance.

Thriving In Year Two

Now in year two with the Huskies, LaFrance is thriving on the court. LaFrance is the starting shooting guard for the Huskies averaging 9.8 points per game.

“I was very hungry and determined to come into the season with a different role for this team and I knew I could make an impact,” LaFrance said. 

“It’s a team sport and half the things that I have done would not have happened if they [my teammates] didn’t help me get there somehow, so I am very grateful to have such good teammates,” said LaFrance.


For the rest of the season, LaFrance just wants her team to battle night in and night out. “We take one game at a time and just build from there,” LaFrance said. 

Transferring to Bloomsburg has been great for LaFrance both on and off the court. She really enjoys the school and her teammates. 

“These are the types of friendships I will have for the rest of my life and I am beyond grateful every day that Bloomsburg has brought me such amazing people in my life,” said LaFrance.

The Bloomsburg Women’s basketball team currently sits at 5-16 overall and 3-12 in the conference. You can catch the Huskies in action Wednesday as they host Mansfield at 730 PM.

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