Abby Rendle has joined the Rebels from Royal Castors Braine, who compete in EuroLeague Women and Belgium’s top division. Prior to playing professionally in Belgium, she played for William and Mary University in the States, where she was clocked to the CAA All-Defensive squad.
She finished the 2018 season by averaging 12.1 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 4.3 blocks per game. Her 128 blocks led the country, while her 4.3 blocks per outing was second in the nation.
Rendle finished her career at William and Mary holding or sharing every W&M and CAA block record, including 350 career blocks, 128 single-season blocks, and 11 blocks in a game.
She also recorded first in school history in blocked shots and blocked shot average, and recorded the only three triple-doubles in William and Mary’s school history.
Speaking about moving to Rebels, she stated: “I’m excited to making the trip over to Essex this season to play for the rebels. To not only be a part of the team but a part of the university community as a whole.
“Even though I was born in the UK I haven’t spent much time over here, so I’m looking forward to getting to know life over in England. I ready to get started and see what the season has in store.”
Meanwhile head coach Tom Sadler added: “Abby was our last key singing during the off season, and are very excited to be announcing Abby as a member of the Essex Rebels team. We had been speaking for some time, and followed her career this past season where she played in Belgium for the Euroleague side Castors Braine.
“She had a very good college career at William & Mary posting some impressive numbers, bringing an inside presence to this team, that I think will have a real positive impact on how we play both ends of the floor.”