For the first time in Durham Lords history, Lindsay Panchan has been named to the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) All-Canadian women’s basketball team in back-to-back seasons.
27 conference games, two seasons, 670 points, 289 rebounds and 102 assists in 1020 minutes played, these are just a few of the astonishing stats that has let up to this story tale varsity career for Panchan.
Prior to Panchan, the last Lords women’s basketball player to be named a CCAA All-Canadian team was Bonnie Slaughter back in the Lords 2002-2003 season.
In addition to Panchan’s CCAA All-Canadian selection, she also was an Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) first team all-star, the OCAA League Scoring Champion, and broke Durham’s single-season scoring record against Algonquin Thunder netting 41 on November 20.
The previous Lords single-season scoring record was 38, set by Jenn Hevey back in 1998 against Georgian College.
Panchan finished her 2015-2016 season second in all of Canada and first in the OCAA averaging 24.6 points per game. Also this season, she finished second in the CCAA and number one in the OCAA with 12.5 rebounds per game.
Panchan’s ability to reach these feats not only at a provincial level, but national level clearly makes her a candidate for the Durham Lords Hall of Fame in the upcoming years. Until then, Lords fans will be mourning in the seasons to come as many may have just watched Durham’s best women’s basketball player play her final season.