2011-2012 Ligue Féminine de Basketball
Arras Pays d'Artois Basket Féminin
Arras - roster 2011-2012


Arras have become a force in the Ligue Féminine de Basketball and in their first season in a trans-national competition they went all the way to the final of the EuroCup Women before losing to Elitzur Ramla.

However the season ended in chaos with the departure of long-time coach Bruno Blier after 18 years on the hot seat.

Des information en français sur Arras Pays d'Artois Basket Féminin se trouvent en bas du page.

Blier who was the 2009-2010 LFB coach of the year and his assistant Cécile Constanty both left the club at the end of the season and have been replaced by Thibaut Petit (coach) and Cécile Piccin (assistant).

Jean-Louis Monnere the president of the club took control of the club during the turmoil and helped the new coach with recruiting:

Joyce Cousseins-Smith (Nantes-Rezé - LFB), Alexia Rol (Limoges ABC - LF2), Alexandra Tchangoué (Aplemont Le Havre)- LF2), Gabriela Marginean (Panathinaikos - Greece), Soana Lucet (University of Arizona - NCAA), Nadezdha Grishaeva (Sparta&K Moscow Region).

Leilani Mitchell  ©  Romain Chaib The club lost three French international players during the summer: Sarah Michel and Johanne Gomis went to Nantes-Rezé while Marielle Amant joined Bourges Basket.

In addition Ukrainian youth international Olesia Malashenko departed to Russian club side BC Chevakat.

The other players who left were: Natacha Doppée (Point Chaud BC Sprimont, Belgium) and Aija Putnina (VICI Aistes Kaunas)

The LFB and EuroCup Women roster for the season:

Joyce Cousseins-Smith, Leilani Mitchell (in picture), Laury Aulnette, Alexia Rol, Krissy Badé, Adja Konteh, Alexandra Tchangoué, Juliana Mialoundama, Gabriela Marginean, Soana Lucet, Pauline Akonga and Nadezdha Grishaeva.


L'effectif de Arras Pays d'Artois Basket Féminin

Joyce Cousseins-Smith   ©  womensbasketball-in-france.com Après 18 ans au sein du club, Bruno Blier a quitté Arras pour Thibaut Petit prendre sa place en tant qu'entraîneur. Petit arrive de Montey, Suisse pendant que Cécile Piccin commence comme nouvel entraîneur-adjoint.

Après le départ de Natacha Doppée (Point Chaud BC Sprimont, Belgique) et Aija Putnina (VICI Aistes Kaunas) et les quatre joueuses marjeures, Marielle Amant, Johanne Gomis, Olesya Malashenko et Sarah Michel Arras se reconstruit avec des recrues comme:

Nadezdha Grishaeva (Spartak Région de Moscou, Russie), Gabriela Marginean (Panathinaïkos, Grèce), Joyce Cousseins-Smith (dans l'image) (Nantes-Rezé), Alexandra Tchangoué (Aplemont Le Havre), Soana Lucet (Arizona, NCAA) et Alexia Rol (Limoges).

L'effectif complet est:

Joyce Cousseins-Smith (1,65 m, 23 ans, meneuse), Leilani Mitchell (1,65 m, 26 ans, meneuse), Laury Aulnette (1,85 m, 19 ans, ailière), Alexia Rol (1,76 m, 22 ans, arrière), Krissy Badé (1,82 m, 31 ans, arrière), Adja Konteh (1,78 m, 19 ans, arrière), Alexandra Tchangoué (1,80 m, 26 ans, ailière), Juliana Mialoundama (1,80 m, 18 ans, arrière), Gabriela Marginean (1,85 m, 24 ans, ailière), Soana Lucet (1,86 m, 24 ans, intérieure), Pauline Akonga (1,87 m, 29 ans, intérieure) et Nadezdha Grishaeva (1,95 m, 22 ans, intérieure).


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Date created: 21 September 2011


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