Jordan Signs NLI with Dartmouth College
Worcester’s Daisy Jordan, a two-year senior at Tilton School, signed her National Letter of Intent to play basketball with Dartmouth College on Friday, April 14. She’s the second Tilton player to sign with the Big Green this season, as postgraduate Kevin Crescenzi signed his NLI to play on the men’s basketball team in November.
Jordan, who captained the team for two seasons and was twice awarded the team’s MVP honors and NEPSAC First Team All-Star honors, reached the 1,000 point scoring mark during her junior season. That same year she was named the NEPSAC Class C Tournament Most Outstanding Player as she guided the Rams to the Class C Championship, averaging 17 points per game, 11 rebounds per game, and leading the team in free throw percentage, points scored and total rebounding. During the 2011-2012 season, Jordan led the Rams to the finals of the NEPSAC Class B Tournament, averaging 15 points per game, 10.5 rebounds per game, and again leading the team in free throw percentage and defensive rebounds.
"Daisy's contributions to the girls’ basketball program at Tilton School in just two years will be hard for any other player to match,” said Rams’ head coach Tara Brisson. “Her strength, determination and love for the game have allowed her the opportunity to achieve her dream of playing Division I basketball. Daisy turned down several other scholarship offers to pursue academic and athletic success at Dartmouth College. For me, the hardest part is going to be imagining a practice or game without Daisy, as I feel she has left an irreplaceable mark on the underclassmen and coaches in this program."
Jordan will join a Dartmouth team finished the season with an overall record of 6-22 and a conference record of 4-10 (Ivy League). Head Coach Chris Wielgus will be entering her 28th season as head coach of the Big Green, and loses just one senior to graduation.
"I chose Dartmouth because it is a great school that has unbelievable people,” said Jordan. The players and coaching staff have been positive during this entire process. Tilton has allowed me so many opportunities to grow as a student and as an athlete and I'm excited to see what new opportunities I can experience at Dartmouth next fall. It has always been my dream to play Division I basketball and now I get to show people my ability and strength at the next level."