Women’s College Basketball
Perkins Transfers to Rider
LAWRENCEVILLE—Head coach Lynn Milligan of the Rider University women’s basketball team has announced that Robin Perkins has transferred from St. Francis (Pa.) and joins the Broncs for the upcoming season.
From Willingboro, New Jersey, Perkins graduated from nearby Trenton Catholic where she lettered in both basketball and track.
"We are thrilled Robin has decided to join the Rider women’s basketball team,” said Milligan who is beginning her seventh season as Rider’s head coach. “She is a great young lady who wants to work hard and be successful. She is an extremely athletic long talented guard and will give us more options on the wing at both ends of the floor.”
Perkins will be on the 2014-15 roster and have three seasons of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2013-14 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
“Her skill set allows her to be a multi-dimensional player and with a year of development the sky is the limit for her,” Milligan added.
A 5-10 guard, Perkins led the Lady Mikes to three New Jersey State Championships in basketball and she was also a New Jersey State Champion in the high jump while maintaining membership in the National Honor Society.
A career 1,000 point scorer, Perkins was named the New Jersey State Tournament of Champions Most Valuable Player as a junior.
As a freshman for the Red Flash, Perkins averaged 2.4 points per game in 26 games.
Perkins scored a season-high nine points in 22 minutes against Quinnipiac as St. Francis (Pa.) out-scored the 15-2 Bobcats in the second half of the Northeast Conference game.
Perkins also had six points in only nine minutes against Fairleigh Dickinson as the Red Flash won 68-50 in NEC action.
With Perkins on the squad, the Red Flash finished 17-16 last season and advanced to the Women’s Basketball Invitational after scoring two wins in the NEC playoffs and advancing to the Northeast Conference Championship game against Quinnipiac.
With 15 wins, Rider is coming off its best season since the Broncs went 16-12 in 1994-95.
The 15 wins were the fifth most in the 74-year history of the program and Rider tied its best Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference record and finish at 10-8, finishing fourth in the conference.
Rider returns nine players for the 2013-14 season and the Broncs will also see the return of graduate student Shereen Lightbourne (Elmsford, N.Y./Alexander Hamilton) who missed the last two seasons with a knee injury and junior Lashay Banks (Philadelphia, Pa./Prep Charter) who sat out this past season as a transfer from Cincinnati.