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Source: Clarkson Athletics
Ashley Loggins of the Clarkson University Women's Basketball team earned another individual honor on Monday when it was announced that she was selected to the D3hoops.com All-East Region First-Team.
Leah Dollard is a 6-0 Senior Combo Guard from Albany High who averaged 12 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists per game. Dollard will attend Saint Rose in the fall.
Selena Lott is a 5-10 Junior guard from Columbia who averages 28 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists per game.
Meet player number three on our NewsChannel 13 Rensselaer Honda High School Girls All-Star Basketball Team. She is a repeat winner.Congratulations to Sydney Brown from Shenendehowa.The talented 6-foot-0 junior guard is averaging 14-points, 12-rebounds and seven assists per game. Brown is a three-year starter for the Plainsmen, who is being recruited by a boatload of Division I schools, including UAlbany, Princeton, Seton Hall and Marquette.
Congratulations to Bethlehem senior guard Jenna Giacone who is #2 on the NewsChannel 13 Rensselaer Honda girls high school basketball all-star team. The 5 foot 11 inch senior runs the show for the Eagles. Giacone averages 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists per game. Jenna chose Dayton over Virginia Tech and Virginia.
Carly Boland, Shenendehowa: All Star #1
DAYTON — The Dayton women’s basketball program picked up a verbal commitment from the 74th-ranked player in the class of 2016 on Wednesday night, giving the program three top-100 commitments.Jenna Giacone, a 5-foot-11 guard from Bethlehem Central High School in Delmar, N.Y., announced on Twitter she will attend Dayton.
Source: Press & Sun Bulletin
VESTAL – The first win of Binghamton University women's basketball coach Linda Cimino's second season came in August. Cimino successfully wooed 6-foot tall scoring machine Carly Boland of Clifton Park, receiving an oral commitment from the highly-regarded small forward over the weekend.
The 2015 Capitals Classic Invitational is set for May 16-17! Locations will be Siena College and RPI College, with a 4 game guarantee. For more information contact Guy @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: Times Union
Glens FallsHaving a first-year varsity basketball player lead the team in scoring is a bit of a rarity. Having first-year players from the same school top both the boys' and girls' squads in scoring is far more distinctive. How about two eighth-graders?
Congratulations to sophomore Selena Lott from Columbia who is #6 on our NewsChannel 13/Rensselaer Honda Girls Basketball All-Star Team. The guard averages 13 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists per game.
Congratulations to 6' junior point guard Jenna Giacone from Bethlehem. She joins her sister Gabby on the NewsChannel 13/Rensselaer Honda Girls High School Basketball All-Star Team. Jenna has several college's from the ACC knocking on her door. She averages 13 points, 7 assists and 6 steals a game.
Congratulations to Shenendehowa sophomore forward Sydney Brown who is number 3 on our NewsChannel 13/Rensselaer Honda Girls High School Basketball All-Star Team. Brown averages 15 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists per game.
Gabby Giacone averages 25 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists per game. Gabby will attend Northeastern in the fall on a full athletic scholarship.
Junior forward Carly Boland is number one all-star on our NewsChannel 13 Rensselaer Honda High School Girls All-Star Basketball Team.Boland averages 21 points, 10 rebounds, 5 steals and 4 assists per game.Our team of All-Star scouts were unanimous in making Boland this year's number one selection.
Source: Times Union
Being the third member of her family with a shot at playing five years of varsity basketball means a great deal to eighth-grade Tamarac point guard Emily Erickson, but the 13-year-old already wants to surpass siblings Ralph and Jenna in one regard — earning a Division I scholarship.
Source: Times Union
Before she had even reached high school, Jenna Giacone came to the realization basketball could really take her far — as in far away from home.
Source: Times Union
Making a college choice is often not easy, but a school did emerge among a list of top contenders for the 6-foot post player as Giacone has decided to compete for new coach Kelly Cole at Northeastern University of the Colonial Athletic Associtation
Source: Le Moyne Athletics
Syracuse, N.Y. – Le Moyne College head women's basketball coach Gina Castelli announced on Wednesday afternoon that Madison Purcell (Clifton Park, N.Y./Catholic Central) has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Le Moyne and play for the Dolphins during the 2015-16 season.
Source: Clarkson University
Madison, NJ - Shooting nearly 60 percent from the floor and scoring 47 points in the second half, the Clarkson University Women's Basketball team outscored the College of Staten Island by 15 points in the final 20 minutes to claim the Rose City Classic Tournament title with a 74-64 victory on Sunday afternoon.
2014 Rose City Classic Champions - Clarkson University
Tournament MVP: Ashley Loggins (Clarkson)
All-Tournament Team: Madison Shea (Clarkson), Christina Pasaturo (CSI), Ashley Pledger (CSE), Hannah Miller (Drew)
Capitals 14 Elite 2015 RosterErin Fouracre Molly KirbyTessa HughesMaggie KirbySkye LindsayMallory WoodSondra SlepskiEarlaisha RickettsAliyah WrightAmani HendersonLydia WilliamsRay ValleyCharlotte MackenPlease remit payment to:Albany Capitals Girls Basketball333 Thais RoadAverill Park, NY 12018$500.00 feepayable if full now or $250 now and $250 March 1st. $102.00 uniform fee if one is needed.
Please note that 11th AND 10th grade will tryout on Sunday, November 2 from 9:30-11:30. Doors open at 9:00am. Don't forget about Daylight Savings!
Tryouts for grades 9-11 will be held November 1st and 2nd at Troy High School.Saturday: doors open at 2:00 for registration 11th grade 2:30 to 4:00 pm10th grade - 4:00 to 5:30 pm9th grade - 5:30 to 7:00 pmSunday: doors open at 9:00am for registration (remember Daylight Savings!)11th grade 9:30 to 11:00 pm10th grade 11:00 am to 12:30 pm9th grade 12:30 to 2:00 pm***$25 tryout fee includes AAU membership***
CINCINNATI, Ohio—For the 11th year USJN helped kicked off the summer recruiting tour with the Premier Invitational held in metropolitan Cincinnati. This year 202 teams representing 22 states and Canada tipped off the evaluation period over the first three days of the NCAA July evaluation period.Our Kevin Lynch was on hand and offers up a quick look at a few of the standouts in the Queen City.
Source: Gym Rat Challenge
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY-It’s not easy to win a GymRat CHALLENGE championship. Nothing so worthwhile ever comes easily.But the 2014 girls’ event, which featured a record field of 240 teams and more than 2,800 players participating at various sites throughout New York’s Capital Region over Father’s Day weekend, showed that there are some team-oriented traits that make the task just a little less daunting.
Source: All Star Girls Report
The Albany Capitals have a strong core that has grown together in recent years, and that unity should serve them well this summer. “This is probably the best team that we have had, and we’ve had some good ones,” said Coach Steve Lombard. “We may not have the type of players who will play for a Top 10 Division I team, but we have Division I talent, and they have played together for three, four, five years. We have some great young players, and they are working hard. I’m looking forward to seeing what they can accomplish.”
Source: Hartwick Athletics
ATLANTA, GA- The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) announced today its selections for the All-America Team. Hartwick senior guard Maria Foglia (Rensselaer, NY/Catholic Central) received Honorable Mention. She was one of 29 players in all of Division III to be bestowed the honor.
Sophomore Ashley Loggins (Albany, NY) of the Clarkson University Women's Basketball team earned Liberty League All-Star notice on Monday when the conference announced its post-season all-star teams. Loggins was chosen as a Liberty League Second-Team All-Star for the second straight season.
Gabby Giacone is a 6-0 junior forward who averages 14 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists per game. She is being recruited by Division One Schools from the MAAC, America East and the Patriot League
Jenna Giacone is a 5-11 Sophomore guard for Bethlehem. She is averaging 14 points, 8 assists and 4 steals per game.
Nicole Riddick is a 5-9 Senior guard from Colonie. Nicole averages 17 points and 10 rebounds per game. She will attend UMass-Lowell in the fall on a full athletic scholarship.
Source: Troy Record
Emilie Benton grew up with a basketball in her hand.The Catholic Central sophomore guard, who transferred to the school this year after playing for Niskayuna last season, has faced some serious ups and downs over the past few months of her career, but as Benton worked through injury and change, one thing has remained the same; there’s still a basketball in her hand.
Mary Pattison is All Star No.2 on our NewsChannel 13/Rensselaer Honda High School girls basketball team. She will attend Hartford on a full scholarship in the fall.
Source: Times Union
Maple Hill junior guard Bella Nelson is enjoying the finest season of her career, averaging 13.0 points per game - including a career-high 25 points vs. Hudson Jan. 5.A 15-and-under team member with the Albany Capitals in 2013, Nelson has helped Maple Hill maintain a Patroon Conference winning streak that is now up to a Section II-record 120 games.
Source: Siena College
Basketball standout Tehresa Coles is one of two December recipients of the Leo Dufort Student Athlete of the Month Award.
The junior captain led the MAAC with 90 steals last season, the third most in program history, and ranked 28th nationally with 2.9 steals per game. She has started 65 of the 72 games she's played in her career, averaging 7.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per contest. Her 6.2 rebounds per game this season rank second on the team.
This past summer, Coles completed an internship at the Ayco Company, L.P., a financial counseling firm in Albany.
"Tehresa is the epitome of what you want in a student athlete," women's coach Ali Jaques said. "She excels in the classroom with a very difficult curriculum, and she's our captain and leader every time she steps on court."
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