HAINES GOES INTO FOURTH YEAR AS A REBEL
Essex Rebels welcome back British guard, Megan Haines for her fourth season.
The 22-year-old guard joined the Essex Rebels programme as an athlete-scholar in January 2021, having previously played as a freshman with the University of Charleston’s Golden Eagles. Prior to Eagles, Haines was the lead guard of the City of London Academy where she helped guide COLA to being crowned champions in her final year in the WEABL.
The tenacious and highly talented guard has played an instrumental role in leading the Essex Rebels to two back-to-back BUCS National Championship finals, as well as establishing herself as a regular fixture in the WBBL team, averaging 23.8 minutes a game across 16 WBBL championship fixtures in 2022/2023.
Building a reputation as an aggressive player who likes to attack the basket, Megan also posted her most successful stat line to date as a Rebel, averaging 7.1 points, 2.7 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game last season.
Looking forward to her fourth season with the Rebels, Megan Haines said:
“I am extremely excited to be going into my fourth season as a Rebel! I’m looking forward to working with coach Ashley and continuing to work on my game and improve everyday’”.
Ashley Cookson, Head of Basketball Performance, had this to say about Megan:
‘’Megan plays with a chip on her shoulder and is never afraid to step up in the big moments of the game. Her quickness helps her get into the lane at will, create for herself and her teammates. She turns up the heat defensively, making things tough for point guards around the league. I’m looking forward to working with Megan this season!’’
Megan joins Claire Paxton as the second Essex Rebels women’s player to re-sign as Coach Cookson builds his first Essex Rebels roster for the upcoming campaign.