Mary Goulding Called Up to New Zealand National Team
Bronx, N.Y. – Recently graduated Fordham women's basketball standout Mary Goulding has received her first call-up to the New Zealand national team, the Tall Ferns, replacing captain Natalie Taylor, as the squad prepares for its title defense of the William Jones Cup in Japan and Taiwan. She had previously featured for the New Zealand Select team in 2016 against China B.
Goulding recently signed her first professional contract with the Rockhampton Cyclones in the Queensland Basketball League, helping them to a 9-2 record and second-place standing. Over six contests, Goulding has averaged 11.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.7 steals over 30.8 minutes per game. Goulding finished her three-year Fordham career by leading the Rams to their second-ever Atlantic 10 championship and a share of their first regular season title, earning First Team All-Conference and Tournament Most Outstanding Player honors along the way. The Rangiora, New Zealand native led the Rams in every statistical category besides scoring and overall field goal numbers. The outgoing senior averaged 12.8 points on 47.9% shooting overall and 39.8% from behind the arc, the latter mark tied for 10th all-time in a single season, with 8.4 rebounds, which ranked third in the Atlantic 10, and a team-high 94 assists, 41 steals, and nine blocks. She was even better in league play with a near double-double of 13.4 points and 9.4 rebounds. Over the team's 12-game win streak that carried them to the title, Goulding averaged 16.6 points and 9.3 rebounds, while shooting 52.9% from the field and 45.1% from deep.