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Deposit's Whitehead Signs with Panthers

Basketball recruit Amber Whitehead signing her letter of intent to play at Tompkins Cortland

Deposit High’s Amber Whitehead has joined the 2017 recruiting class for Panthers Women's Basketball. The forward signed her NJCAA National Letter of Intent to join Coach Dave Stevenson's program this fall.

"Amber provides a strong inside presence on both ends of the court," said Stevenson of the 5-10 Whitehead. “She shoots the ball well and is an aggressive rebounder. Plus, she’s the type of person we want in our program. I’m excited to get her on campus."

Washington Adds All-Region Honors

All-Region and All-MSAC player Jaida Washington

March 17, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College women’s basketball player Jaida Washington (Elmira H.S./Elmira) has collected another honor. The freshman was voted All-Region by the coaches in the NJCAA Region III. A total of 16 players were named all-region; Washington earned second-team honors.

Washington had previously been named to the Mid-State Athletic Conference all-conference team. She led the nation in blocked shots, averaging 6.5 per game, and was third in the region in rebounds with 13.7 per game. She had two triple-doubles – the first two in program history – and finished the season with 11 other double-doubles. She also set school records for rebounds and blocked shots in a season.

Washington is the seventh Tompkins Cortland player ever voted to the all-region team.

Washington Named All-MSAC

February 27, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College freshman Jaida Washington (Elmira H.S./Elmira) was named to the Mid-State Athletic Conference women’s basketball all-conference team. In voting by the coaches from the seven MSAC programs, Washington was one of the ten named to the team.

Washington had an outstanding season, improving every game, and peaking during the conference schedule. She had at least 11 rebounds in 10 of her 11 conference games, recording six double-doubles in MSAC games. She finished the regular season with the first triple-double in school history, and then matched that accomplishment in the conference playoff semifinal. She finished conference-play averaging 13.8 rebounds, 10.7 points, and 6.2 blocks per game, all tops on the team.

This year marks the third consecutive season Tompkins Cortland has had a player named all-conference. A total of 14 players have earned all-MSAC honors in the 17-year history of women’s basketball at Tompkins Cortland. The program has never had a repeat all-conference selection, something Washington will look to do next year.

Panthers Nearly Pull Off Upset in MSAC Semifinal

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Tompkins Cortland Community College


The opener of the Mid-State Athletic Conference women’s basketball tournament Saturday saw #4-seed Tompkins Cortland Community College push #1-seed Onondaga Community College to the limit, led by Jaida Washington (Elmira H.S./Elmira) and her second straight triple-double. It was almost enough to beat Onondaga for the second time in ten days, but not quite as the Panthers ultimately fell 63-53. Onondaga (24-5) advances to the conference championship game on Sunday while the season ends for the Panthers (14-9). Tompkins Cortland was left out of the NJCAA Region III postseason when bids were announced Saturday evening, this despite having wins against four of the eight teams that received bids.

In the MSAC semifinal game, Onondaga converted the opening tip into a quick basket and the early lead, but the Panthers answered to tie the game twice in the opening minutes. The Lazers scored six straight midway through the quarter to lead 12-6, and held that margin until the horn sounded with a score of 17-11.

The second quarter opened with five straight for the Panthers, making it a one-point game. Onondaga pushed it back to six points at 24-18, but the Panthers went on a 13-2 run, taking the lead for the first time on a basket and free throw by Tandra Henley (Merced H.S./Merced, Cal.) with a minute left before half. A score by Brianna Lawrence (Ramapo H.S./Spring Valley) made the lead 31-26, but Onondaga scored the final five points, including a three-pointer at the buzzer, to send the game to the break knotted at 31-31.

The back-and-forth game continued in the third as Onondaga scored the first basket before Tompkins Cortland ran off eight straight, including six on a pair of three-pointers from Victoria Mattarell (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott), to take their biggest lead of the game at 39-33. The Lazers answered with eight straight to lead 41-39 but Mattarell drained her third three-pointer of the quarter to put the Panthers back ahead, 42-41 with 4:35 left in the quarter. Anasah DeMember (Elmira H.S./Elmira) made it 43-41 with a free-throw seconds later, but Onondaga again responded, scoring five straight to lead 46-41. With 22 seconds left in the quarter, Tairra Jenkins (Elmira H.S./Elmira) tied the game with a basket and free throw. After forcing a turnover, DeMember drove for a layup at the buzzer, putting Tompkins Cortland ahead 48-46 heading into the final quarter.

After making 40% from the floor in a 17-point third quarter, the Panthers opened the fourth by missing their first eight shots. Onondaga took advantage of the Tompkins Cortland cold spell to regain the lead, scoring the first nine points of the quarter. A free throw by Tatiana Minnick (Ithaca H.S./Ithaca) broke the streak with 4:15 left, but it was a minute later when Washington scored the first basket from the floor, pulling the Panthers within six at 57-51 with 3:13 left. While Onondaga only scored two points over the next three minutes, Tompkins Cortland couldn’t cut into the lead. A basket by Washington with 32 seconds left made it a six-point game at 59-53, but the Lazers scored four over the final half minute to seal the win. After scoring 48 points through the first three quarters, the final quarter saw the Panthers score just five points on 2-of-15 shooting from the floor.

Just days after becoming the first player in program history to post a triple-double, Washington matched the feat. The freshman had 11 rebounds, 10 points, and 10 blocks, with the blocks setting a new Tompkins Cortland record for a playoff game. Minnick had a big stat line, too, finishing with 14 points, 11 rebounds, and four assists. Mattarell ended with 12 points, all on three-pointers. Her four three-pointers give her 65 for her career, moving her into third on the Panthers all-time list.

Roster–2013-14 Women's Basketball

Meghan Ideman

10-Meghan Ideman

Position: G/F
Year: Sophomore
Height: 5-10
High School: Moravia
Hometown: Moravia
Major: Liberal Arts and Sciences-General Studies

Meghan's Stats

Team Photo

No. Name Pos. Year Ht. Wt. High School/Hometown
2 Ashley Keister G Fr. 5-4 Groton/Groton
3 Alexandra Quarella G Fr. 5-2 Groton/Groton
5 Jenna Bowman G Fr. 5-4 Waverly/Waverly
10 Meghan Ideman G/F So. 5-10 Moravia/Moravia
11 Kenisha Adams F So. 5-4 Hillcrest/Queens
12 Ruthanne Forehand G Fr. 5-7 Groton/Groton
14 Caitlyn Cuffe G Fr. 5-4 Notre Dame Academy/Staten Island
15 Audrey Kate Ordway F So. 5-10 Dryden/Dryden
21 Nicole Goodwin G/F So. 5-9 Newfield/Newfield
22 Taylor Policay F Fr. 5-8 Lansing/Ithaca
24 Jaquela Lockwood F So. 5-10 Fowler/Syracuse

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Statistics–Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball

2016-17 Season

Overall (14-9)
MSAC (7-6), Region III (12-9)


Previous Statistics










Previous Win-Loss Totals

2016-17: 14-9 *
2015-16: 14-11 *^
2014-15: 6-18
2013-14: 7-15
2012-13: 10-16 *^
2011-12: 5-19
2010-11: 2-22
2009-10: 15-12 *^
2008-09: 13-13 ^
2007-08: 6-19
2006-07: 2-20
2005-06: 1-25
2004-05: 11-17
2003-04: 7-17
2002-03: 16-10 *^
2001-02: 15-11 *^
2000-01: 10-10 ^
* MSAC playoffs participant
^ NJCAA Region III playoffs participant


Team Records

Most Wins

16 (2002-03)
15 (2009-10)
15 (2001-02)

Most Consecutive Wins (Season)

6 (2001-02)
5 (2008-09)
5 (2009-10)

Best Winning Percentage (Season)

.615 (2002-03)
.609 (2016-17)
.577 (2001-02)

Most Points Scored (Game)

101 (at Practical Bible College, 12/3/02)
97 (vs. SUNY Canton, 1/28/03)
96 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/3/01)

Most Points Scored (Season)

1857 (2002-03)
1732 (2001-02)
1698 (2008-09)

Best Points Per Game Average

71.4 (2002-03)
69.3 (2000-2001)
66.6 (2001-02)

Biggest Margin of Victory (Game)

68 (at Practical Bible College, 12/3/02)
66 (vs. SUNY Canton, 1/28/03)
60 (vs. Practical Bible College, 12/11/01)

Fewest Points Allowed (Game)

24 (vs. Schenectady CCC, 11/7/04)
27 (vs. Onondaga CC, 1/20/00)
28 (vs. Practical Bible College, 11/9/01)

Fewest Points Allowed (Season)

1332 (2000-2001)
1444 (2001-02)
1514 (2006-07)

Fewest Points Allowed Per Game Average

57.8 (2001-02)
58.1 (2002-03)
59.7 (2009-10)

Most Assists (Game)

28 (at Practical Bible College, 12/1/01)
27 (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 11/14/09)
26 (at SUNY Canton, 2/18/03)

Most Assists (Season)

404 (2002-03)
401 (2001-02)
361 (2009-10)

Most Rebounds (Game)

72 (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/13/16)
70 (vs. Clinton CC, 11/21/15)
69 (vs. Jamestown CC_Cattaraugus, 11/1/07)

Most Rebounds (Season)

1260 (2002-03)
1249 (2015-16)
1106 (2008-09)

Most 3-Pointers Made (Game)

11 (at Jefferson CC, 1/11/11)
10 (at SUNY Broome, 2/4/17)
9 (at Herkimer CCC, 12/5/07)
9 (at Cayuga CC, 1/3/08)
9 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 1/19/02)
9 (vs. SUNY Broome, 1/10/15)

Most 3-Pointers Made (Season)

121 (2007-08)
111 (2014-15)
96 (2015-16)
96 (2016-17)

Most Steals (Game)

36 (vs. Onondaga CC, 2/4/03)
34 (vs. Onondaga CC, 1/16/01)
31 (at SUNY Canton, 2/18/03)
31 (at SUNY Delhi, 11/19/02)
31 (at Practical Bible College, 12/1/01)

Most Steals (Season)

574 (2002-03)
421 (2001-02)
349 (2004-05)

Most Blocks (Game)

16 (at Mohawk Valley CC, 11/8/06)
15 (at SUNY Delhi, 11/14/06)
14 (at Columbia-Greene CC, 2/4/03)
14 (vs. Jefferson CC, 11/29/16)

Most Blocks (Season)

185 (2002-03)
180 (2006-07)
175 (2016-17)

Most Foul Shots Made (Game)

32 (vs. Morrisville State, 11/1/03)
32 (vs. Corning CC, 2/9/02)
27 (at Jamestown CC, 12/4/04)
27 (at Jefferson CC, 1/13/09)
27 (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 2/3/01)

Most Foul Shots Made (Season)

441 (2004-05)
391 (2002-03)
386 (2001-02)

Individual Records - Player

Most Points (Game)

32 Jaclyn Sutton (at Morrisville State, 12/11/04)
32 Rickeya Atkinson (at Herkimer College, 11/18/15
31 Jaime Fisher (vs. SUNY Cobleskill, 11/21/02)
31 Jennifer Morse (at Cayuga CC, 1/18/00)
31 Jenna Bowman (at Schenectady CCC. 2/15/15)

Most Points (Season)

455 Jaclyn Sutton (2004-05)
422 Jaime Fisher (2003-04)
386 Becca Holton Tomasdottir (2012-13)

Most Points (Career)

751 Jaime Fisher (2002-04)
651 Heather Andrews (2002-04)
649 Rachelle Taylor (2000-2002)

Most Points Per Game (Season)

17.6 Jaime Fisher (2003-04)
16.8 Becca Holton Tomasdottir (2012-13)
16.3 Jaclyn Sutton (2004-05)

Most Points Per Game (Career)

16.0 Jaclyn Sutton (2004-05)
15.0 Jaime Fisher (2002-04)
14.1 Rachelle Taylor (2000-2002)

Most Assists (Game)

10 Michelle Tuetken (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 11/1/09)
10 Michelle Tuetken (vs. Jefferson CC, 2/4/09)
10 Nicole Cambridge (at Cayuga CC, 2/1/02)
10 Nicole Cambridge (at Practical Bible College, 12/1/01)

Most Assists (Season)

135 Michelle Tuetken (2009-10)
119 Amanda McLaughlin (2002-03)
113 Nicole Cambridge (2000-2001)

Most Assists (Career)

227 Michelle Tuetken (2008-10)
220 Nicole Cambridge (2000-2002)
145 Laura Thomas (2001-03)

Most Rebounds (Game)

26 Audrey Kate Ordway (vs. Herkimer CCC, 11/28/12)
25 Barbara Naylor (vs. Cayuga CC, 1/13/07)
23 Heather Andrews (vs. Corning CC, 1/24/04)

Most Rebounds (Season)

301 Jaida Washington (2016-17)
289 Jessica Cafferty (2015-16)
287 Khadijah Muqtadir (2002-03)

Most Rebounds (Career)

535 Heather Andrews (2002-04)
426 Audrey Kate Ordway (2012-14)
385 Barbara Naylor (2005-07)

Most 3-Pointers Made (Game)

7 Heather Johnson (at Cayuga CC, 2/1/02)
6 Jennifer Iler (vs. Herkimer County CC, 12/3/08)
6 Laura Thomas (vs. Hudson Valley CC, 1/9/03)
6 Heather Johnson (vs. Finger Lakes CC, 1/19/02)
6 Ashley Coriolan (vs. Cumberland CC, 12/3/11)

Most 3-Pointers Made (Season)

53 Jennifer Iler (2007-08)
49 Jennifer Iler (2008-09)
49 Ashley Coriolan (2011-12)

Most 3-Pointers Made (Career)

102 Jennifer Iler (2007-09)
68 Michelle Tuetken (2008-10)
65 Victoria Mattarrell (2015-17)

Most Steals (Game)

16 Amanda McLaughlin (at SUNY Delhi, 11/19/02)
13 Nicole Cambridge (vs. Onondaga CC, 1/16/01)
12 Brittnee Rooney (vs. Jefferson CC, 2/11/03)

Most Steals (Season)

104 Amanda McLaughlin (2002-03)
100 Rickeya Atkinson (2015-16)
99 Nicole Cambridge (2001-02)
99 Nicole Cambridge (2000-2001)

Most Steals (Career)

198 Nicole Cambridge (2000-2002)
161 Laura Thomas (2001-03)
142 Jaime Fisher (2002-04)

Most Blocks (Game)

13 Jaida Washington (vs. Jefferson CC, 11/29/16)
10 Kati Dapson (at Onondaga CC, 2/12/07)
10 Khadijah Muqtadir (vs. Macomb CC at Lakeland CC, 12/7/02)
10 Jaida Washington (at Cayuga CC, 2/18/17)
10 Jaida Washington (at Onondaga CC, 2/25/17)

Most Blocks (Season)

142 Jaida Washington (2016-17)
118 Khadijah Muqtadir (2002-03)
93 Kati Dapson (2006-07)

Most Blocks (Career)

142 Jaida Washington (2016-17)
118 Khadijah Muqtadir (2002-03)
93 Kati Dapson (2006-07)

Most Foul Shots Made (Game)

16 Jaclyn Sutton (at Cayuga CC, 2/10/05)
15 Jaclyn Sutton (at Jamestown CC, 12/4/04)
13 Michelle Tuetken (at Jefferson CC, 1/13/09)

Most Foul Shots Made (Season)

123 Jaime Fisher (2003-04)
113 Jaclyn Sutton (2004-05)
108 April Allen (2001-02)

Most Foul Shots Made (Career)

198 Jaime Fisher (2002-04)
157 Michelle Tuetken (2008-10)
132 Mackenzie Stilwell (2008-10)

Most Consecutive Foul Shots Made (Season)

23 April Allen (2001-02)
18 Jaclyn Sutton (2004-05)
16 Kyla Knapp (2009-10)

Team Playoff Records

Most Points (Playoff Game)

93 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
77 (vs. Schenectady CCC, 2/26/13)
69 (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)

Fewest Points Allowed (Playoff Game)

46 (vs. Broome CC, 2/19/13)
49 (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
63 (at Finger Lakes CC, 2/23/02)
63 (at Onondaga CC, 2/25/17)

Most Assists (Playoff Game)

22 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
19 (vs. Schenectady CCC, 2/26/13)
16 (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)

Most Rebounds (Playoff Game)

55 (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)
54 (vs. Schenectady CCC, 2/26/13)
52 (at Fulton-Montgomery CC, 2/23/16)

Most 3-Pointers (Playoff Game)

7 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
7 (vs. Schenectady CCC, 2/26/13)
6 (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/20/10)

Most Steals (Playoff Game)

29 (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/28/03)
22 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
19 (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)

Most Blocks (Playoff Game)

11 (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)
10 (at Onondaga CC, 2/25/17)
8 (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/28/03)
8 (vs. Schenectady CCC, 2/26/13)

Most Foul Shots Made (Playoff Game)

26 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
21 (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 3/1/02)
20 (vs, Schenectady CCC, 2/26/13)

Biggest Margin of Victory (Playoff Game)

16 (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
10 (vs. Schenectady CCC, 2/26/13)
9 (vs. Broome CC, 2/19/13)

Individual Playoff Records

Most Points (Playoff Game)

26, April Allen (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 3/1/02)
24, April Allen (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
24, Chelsy Kern (vs. Schenectady CCC, 2/26/13)

Most Assists (Playoff Game)

7, Michelle Tuetken (vs. Broome CC, 2/26/10)
6, Michelle Tuetken (vs. Onondaga CC, 2/27/10)
6, Michelle Tuetken (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/20/10)
6, Amanda McLaughlin (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)
6, Nicole Cambridge (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)

Most Rebounds (Playoff Game)

18, Rachelle Taylor (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
15, Amanda McLaughlin (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)
14, Khadijah Muqtadir (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/28/03)

Most 3-Pointers (Playoff Game)

5, Meghan Ideman (vs. Schenectady CCC, 2/26/13)
4, Michelle Tuetken (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/20/10)
4, Laura Thomas (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)
4, Victoria Mattarrell (at Onondaga CC, 2/25/17)

Most Steals (Playoff Game)

9, Khadijah Muqtadir (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/28/03)
6, Rachelle Taylor (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)

Most Blocks (Playoff Game)

10, Jaida Washington (at Onondaga CC, 2/25/17)
7, Khadijah Muqtadir (vs. Cayuga CC, 2/28/03)
4, Khadijah Muqtadir (vs. Corning CC, 2/22/03)
4, Chelsy Kern (vs. Schenectady CCC, 2/26/13)

Most Foul Shots Made (Playoff Game)

12, April Allen (vs. Fulton-Montgomery CC, 3/1/02)
11, Chelsy Kern (vs. Schenectady CCC, 2/26/13)
10, Brittnee Rooney (vs. SUNY Morrisville, 2/26/02)


Total All-American Players
1 (Preseason)

Total All-Region Players

Total All-MSAC Players

Miscellaneous Honors
NJCAA Region III Final Four: 2009-10
MSAC Final Four: 2016-17, 2015-16, 2012-13, 2009-10, 2002-03, 2001-02


Coaches–Women's Basketball

David Stevenson

Head Coach

Dave StevensonMSAC Coach of the Year
2010, 2013, 2014

Coach Stevenson enters his third season with the women's basketball program, following a similar track as he used during the most successful run in the history of the College's men's basketball program. In both cases, Stevenson inherited a program in need of rebuilding, and did so quickly. In 2015-16, the Panthers women's team posted the best winning percentage in over a decade, making both the conference and regional playoffs. During his decade directing the men's program, Coach Stevenson's teams established new records for wins, topping 20 victories three times, and won the Mid-State Athletic Conference championship three times (including his last two seasons). The goals for the women are similar, and the foundation is being laid.

Stevenson joined the men's basketball staff as an assistant in 2003-04, bringing a strong work ethic and knowledge of the game to the floor each night. He is well known for caring for his students both on and off the court, tracking academic progress as well as developing basketball skills. He has worked hard to bring quality players into the program, and to help those players continue their careers at the four-year level. In his time with the program, he has helped players earn scholarships to Mercy College in New York, Drake University in Iowa, and Avila University in Kansas. His former players have also shown up on the rosters at Buffalo State, Oneonta State, Oswego State, Old Westbury College, Morrisville State, Southwestern Oklahoma State, SUNY Fredonia, and Daniel Webster College in New Hampshire. A former standout athlete at Trumansburg High and a college baseball player, Coach Stevenson is Tompkins Cortland's assistant athletic director.

Contact:, 607-844-8222, Ext.4494

Jeff Riker

Assistant Coach

Jeff Riker

Coach Riker returns for his seventh season on the bench with the women's program. A strong recruiter and teacher on the court, he has been instrumental in bringing in the program's top players and helping them reach their potential. His passion for the game extends back to when he was an IAC all-star at Dryden High. He played college ball at Onondaga Community College, appearing the Region III All-Star Game, and at SUNY Potsdam.

Coach Riker has consistently been supportive of Tompkins Cortland's student-athletes, both on and off the court, a quality he shares with Head Coach Stevenson.


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