ORONO – Maine women’s basketball has had its fair share of international talent come to Orono. Blanca Millan, Dor Saar and Fanny Wadling are just some of the impact players who have come overseas.
Another one to keep an eye on is freshman guard, Anne Simon.
Despite only being a freshman the Luxembourg native has earned high praise from her teammates and coaches and is poised to play meaningful minutes this season.
Head coach, Amy Vachon, praised Simon’s work ethic and strength. The description, similar to former Black Bear, Tanesha Sutton.
While Simon’s got a long way to go to earn that respect, she has the motor to one day get there.
“She has the potential to do that she works really really hard she does things that you can’t teach or you don’t teach so in her own way I think she has a chance to be really really special,” Vachon said.
The day Simon took her visit to Maine was the first day she stepped foot in America, a big adjustment for anyone.
She says she’s getting used to everything from the style of play to the food, but she wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t a place where she could see herself grow.
“It is different from back home but it feels like a family already even if I’ve only been here for two or three months, but I feel very comfortable and I think this is what matters and I’m so excited for the season to start with the team,” Simon said.