Two University of Maine women’s basketball players left the program this week and will transfer away from the school.

Sophomore guard Katelyn Vanderhoff of Lititz, Pa., and freshman forward Jaymie Druding of Orchard Park, N.Y., were each granted a release by Coach Cindy Blodgett.

“I’d like to thank both Katelyn and Jaymie for their contributions to our program and wish both of them success in all of their future endeavors,” said Blodgett.

“Our program looks forward to the transition of preparing for next season with our returning players and a very talented incoming freshman class.”

Maine (4-25) got 8.4 points per game from Vanderhoff this year. She had 41 starts in 51 games.

“I’d like to thank UMaine and Coach Blodgett for giving me the opportunity to play two years here,” said Vanderhoff. “I wish the best of luck to my former teammates and wish luck to the program.”

Druding played in 19 games, including five starts. She averaged 2.3 points per game.

“I appreciate every opportunity I’ve been given here at the University of Maine and being able to play at this university. It’s a better situation for me to move somewhere closer to home and closer to my support system at this time.”