Acadia Axewomen basketball team adds Australian to 2017-18 roster


WOLFVILLE, N.S. – Acadia University and the Department of Athletics are pleased to announce the commitment of Lysterfield South, Australia native Sarsha Cadle.


The 6’ 2” forward will join the Axewomen in the fall of 2017 following her graduation from Beaconhills College in Melbourne, Australia.


Cadle, over the last three seasons, has captained the College’s varsity team and was MVP of the league for three straight years. She was selected for the Victorian State School Team, where she was a National Silver Medalist. She has played the last two years in the Big V Division II conference, where they were silver medalists. This year, she has moved up to Big V Division I, with the Casey Cavaliers.

Axewomen head coach, Len Harvey, is excited to have the Australian join the team next season.


“Sarsha is a post presence that will fit in nicely with our style of play. She plays effectively on the perimeter with more of an international upbringing as a post player. She can shoot the ball to 3, as well as muscle around in the paint. Her passing ability is an underrated aspect of her game, and her ability to move the ball within an offense and play in space is going to be a great addition for us”, noted Harvey.


Adding, “Aside from all of this, she is an exceptional student and has an awesome personality. Her visit to Wolfville was very positive, I am confident she is really going to fit in well at Acadia, and we’re excited she chose to come study and play here.”


Cadle will study Kinesiology while at Acadia and is excited to be attending Acadia after visiting the Wolfville, N.S. campus.


“Acadia seems like the perfect fit for me both academically and athletically and I can’t wait to start the next phase of my life at such an amazing place”, said Cadle.


The Axewomen open the second half of the regular season on Friday, Jan. 6 at StFX following a 2-1 record at the Thunder Selects Holiday Classic Tournament where Acadia defeated U Sports No. 5 ranked Queen’s and No. 2 ranked Carleton.