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NOVA 94 Feet 8th Grade Girls National Team

Head Coach:  Christie Shumadine  


Coach Christie Shumadine (aka Coach Shu) grew up in Baltimore County, Maryland where she played Varsity Basketball and Softball for her high school team.  Christie was nominated to the first team All-County and County All-Star team her junior and senior years.  Christie went on to play basketball at George Mason University where she earned her degree in Accounting with a minor in Information Systems.  Christie remained in the Northern Virginia area where she worked for 12 years at one of the Big 4 Accounting firms before leaving to set up her own consulting business.   Coach Shu served on the Great Falls Basketball Board for several years in a variety of roles including Director of Player and Coach Development.   In this role, she built a program offering year-round basketball clinics to over 450 kids ranging in age from 5 – 18.  Programs included specialized shooting clinics, skills and drills and the ever-popular Friday Night Lights.  She has coached at both house and competitive levels of basketball and softball for 9 years in both the boys and girl leagues.  With her husband and four kids, Coach Shu is active not only in basketball but soccer, lacrosse, baseball, football and mixed martial arts.

Coach Shu was coached this age group since 3rd Grade for Nova 94.  Her team finished top 16 at AAU 5th Grade Division 1 Nationals in 2015, and 11th place AAU D1 Nationals in 2016.  Her 8th Grade Winter team is currently playing in the prestigious, invite only, MADE Hoops Rose League.  This will be Coach Shu's 6th season with Nova 94.

Team Roster: 

Lynley Birchard


Caitlyn Shumadine


Ashley Steadman


Kayla Rolph


Grace Arnolie


Emma Nelsen


Alayna Arnolie


Kiera Kohler


Ana Bournigal


Mia Chapman