Sea-Hawks Land Local Talent

Sea-Hawks Land Local Talent

Grace Bennett and Emma Power of St. Kevin's High School have both officially committed to Coach Mark English and the Memorial Sea-Hawks for the 2018-2019 season.

"It is a very exciting time for our program to be able to have both of these impressive local athletes decide to stay home to play for Memorial. I've had the opportunity to follow both of these girls for quite some time now, and feel they bring a level of commitment and passion to the game of basketball that will help our program for years to come."

- Head Coach Mark English

Player Profile

Name: Emma Power

Hometown: Goulds, NL  

Position: Guard

Height: 5'7



Emma has been a starting guard for St. Kevin's since entering Grade 9. She has represented her province as a member of the U15 and U17 provincial teams four straight summers and this past summer had the opportunity to play in the 2017 Canada Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Emma was the starting point guard for that team and averaged 15 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists at the Games.

Emma is very strong academically. She has been named the Principals List two straight years and was named Student of the Year at St. Kevin's in Grade 10 and 11.  She has had numerous athletic accomplishments as well. She was named MVP at the Grade 11 A Provincials in 2017, an All Star at the 2017 Elite 8, and an All Star at the 2017 4A Provincial Championships. Additionally, Emma is a two time All Star at the Memorial Women's Basketball Identification Camp.

Emma is planning to study Nursing at Memorial.

"It was an easy decision to commit to Memorial as it has all I was looking for in a university. Memorial has amazing academic and basketball programs and the team has been very welcoming to me. To have all these qualities and to be able to play in front of family, friends and alongside my sister Breena, made this the right fit for me. I look forward to joining the Sea-Hawks next season and contributing to the team's success."

- Emma Power

 "We are very excited to add Emma to our women's basketball program. I've had the opportunity to follow her for 2 and half years now and have always been impressed with her skill set and work ethic. Her ability to attack the basket and finish, paired with her shooting, makes her a tough defensive match up. It has been great to see Emma become more of a vocal leader with her high school program and with our provincial team. She has the potential to bring a level of leadership to our program in the future that is definitely exciting."

- Head Coach Mark English


Name: Grace Bennett

Hometown: Goulds, NL 

Position: Post

Height: 6'2


Grace has been an integral part in the success of the Mavericks basketball program over the last number of years. She has been their starting post since Grade 10 and has also been in the provincial team system for four consecutive summers. She was also a part of the 2017 Ladies Canada Games team this past summer. She was the team's starting post and had put together some strong games over the past two summers against tough off island competition.

Grace has had numerous athletic accomplishments. She was an All Star at the 2016 Elite 8 Tournament, and is a two time All Star at the Memorial Women's Basketball Identification Camp. This past summer Grace was named MVP of the 2018 Identification Camp.

Grace is planning to study Kinesiology at Memorial.

"Choosing to play for Memorial was one my biggest accomplishments and I'm very proud to say I will be a Sea-Hawk for the 2018-2019 season. My decision to commit to Memorial was easy once I got to experience the MUN atmosphere. I could tell this is where I belonged, the way the girls welcomed me into their family and seeing how hard everyone works really inspired me. The fact that I get an amazing education, along with playing the sport I love in front of my family and friends, is a dream come true. I am really looking forward to play with this special group of girls that I'll get to call my teammates."

- Grace Bennett 

"Our team and coaches are very pleased to have Grace commit. She is an unbelievable person, who takes pride in being her best every day and being a great teammate. Grace will give us a presence inside on both ends of the floor. Her ability to battle for position in the paint on offense, and rebound the ball defensively, will definitely be a welcomed skill set to our program. Grace has had some great experience off the island with our provincial basketball program the past two summers, which has given her much confidence. We are very excited to start to work with Grace next season and help her reach her full potential. The sky is really the limit for her."

- Head Coach Mark English