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Ypsilanti, Mich. - Carly Thibault, a 2009 graduate of East Lyme High School and a member of the school's girls' basketball team which was the Class L state tournament runner-up in 2008, was named this week as an assistant women's basketball coach at Eastern Michigan University.
Thibault, who went on to play basketball at Monmouth University, was the director of recruiting operations this past season for the Florida State University women's team.
She is the daughter of Washington Mystics coach Mike Thibault of the WNBA, the former coach of the Connecticut Sun, and his wife Nanci.
"I am excited to announce the hiring of Carly Thibault," Eastern Michigan coach Tory Verdi said in a press release. "We have hit a home run with this hire and I know that she makes us better today. Her energy is infectious, and she has a drive to succeed that is off the charts."
At Florida State, Thibault was responsible for coordinating recruiting travel schedules for the coaching staff, managing the team's recruiting database and communication plan as well as assisting in running the team's basketball camps.
A 2013 graduate of Monmouth, she was an All-Northeast Conference Third Team selection as a senior, when she shot a career-best 44 percent from 3-point range. She finished third in program history with 166 career field goals made and was the recipient of the 2012 Team Coaches' Award.
Off the court, Thibault, a psychology major with a double minor in health studies and Spanish, was honored as the NEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year following her senior season. She also was named to the CoSIDA All-District II First Team, earned the Kelsey Award given to the Monmouth student-athlete with the highest GPA and was also honored with the Monmouth Alumni Association Academic Achievement Award.
H.S. boys' track
• Old Lyme won twice in a Shoreline Conference meet Tuesday, beating Cromwell (76-56) and Westbrook (91-48). Winning events for the Wildcats were Cole McKnight (800), Stuart Ross (1,600), Jared Stanland (discus), Jeff Davis (400), Peter Hine (300 hurdles) and Mike Rasberry (triple jump). Old Lyme also won the 4x400 and 4x800 relays.
H.S. girls' track
• Old Lyme lost a pair of Shoreline Conference meets Tuesday, falling to Westbrook (62-55) and Cromwell (73-60). Samantha Lee won the 200 (28.2) and 400 (1:04.4) for Old Lyme and she was also on the winning 4x100 and 4x400 relays teams with Caroline Cox, Meg Burns and Ava Restrepo.
• Adam Verhoeff won his match for Williams School in Tuesday's 6-1 victory over St. Andrew's. He beat Vaso Vukosavocic 8-3.
• Rafael Garcia of Mitchell College was named ECAC Div. III Player of the Week. Garcia, a junior third baseman, hit .700 over three games with three doubles, a home run, five RBI and five runs scored.