Class of 2016
Lisa Mifsud, 5'7' point guard, Villa Maria Academy, Erie, PA
Villa Maria's Lisa Mifsud, 17, is the District 10 Basketball female
Player of the Year. JANET B. CAMPBELL/ERIE TIMES-NEWS
Villa Maria's Mifsud picks Holy Cross - Varsity Basketball - GoErie.com/Erie
Lisa Mifsud 2012 Basketball Recruiting News - ESPN
Molly Hourigan, 6'3" Center,
J-E’s Hourigan commits to Holy Cross
Cooper: IHA's Raquel Scott
says hello and goodbye
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
By DARREN COOPER / RECORD COLUMNIST
IHA rising senior, Raquel Scott, will attend Holy Cross and also decided she
will only concentrate on basketball this season. Scott, the Immaculate Heart
rising senior basketball forward, committed to play at Holy Cross two weeks
ago. They were the first school to offer her a scholarship and despite
interest from Brown and Delaware, Scott felt the Boston school was the right
spot. "They were really interested in me in the beginning," said the
Ridgewood native. "It's a great school, and the basketball there is really
good. I went out and compared and contrasted what other schools had to
offer, but when it came down to it, Holy Cross had the best balance.". . .
Scott is 5-foot-10 - "OK,
maybe [b]5-11 in sneakers," she said, laughing — and has an uncanny passing
eye. She can play the post, or out on the wing. She is the type of player
who always seems a step ahead of everyone else. "I can remember being in
fifth or sixth grade and I would be running back on defense and my mom would
see that and say, 'See the ball!' " Scott said. "I think it's important to
see the whole court when you play. I think my basketball IQ is kind of high.
"No one who has seen her play would doubt that statement. Last year, Scott
helped the Blue Eagles to the Bergen County championship and a 27-1 record.
. . .
This summer, Scott played
with her club basketball team, the New York Gauchos in events in Orlando,
Atlanta and New Orleans. She worked on playing outside the post and said she
expects to have more "diversity" on the court for IHA this winter. Off the
court, Scott is a self-described "goofball," and her childhood nickname was
"Rocky." Her cellphone is constantly chirping, but Scott doesn't always
answer it. She is well spoken, polite and outgoing. . . .
Her next decision is picking a major. She said she would like to do
something in law, maybe sports law. "I do love basketball, but I'm not
looking for a future in basketball, it was a means to an end," said Scott
eloquently. "I wanted a school that wasn't entirely focused on athletics,
but had a good balance of athletics and academics. I'm not looking to go to
the WNBA. I'm just looking to prepare myself for the future."
IHA junior center Raquel Scott does what she does best — uses her strength
in the paint. (CHRIS MONROE Photo appearing in the THE RECORD)
Cooper: IHA's Raquel Scott says hello and goodbye -
Kate Gillespie, 5' 9" Guard,
Georgetown Visitation, Washington, DC
Georgetown Visitation’s Kate Gillespie chooses
Holy Cross basketball
When Georgetown Visitation senior guard
visits Holy Cross next weekend on an official visit,
she will finally get a chance to take in everything about where she will
spend the next four years after high school.
Gillespie, the Cubs leading
scorer last season with just under 19 points per game and a
second-team All-Met selection, visited the Holy Cross campus on an
unofficial visit in late June but only spent time with the coaching staff.
This time, she’ll get to meet the three other girls who committed to the
team and their families and connect with her future teammates.
“It’ll be really nice to meet everyone,” said the 5-foot-9 Gillespie,
who committed to Holy Cross two weeks ago.
Gillespie, a capable scorer who had double-digit points in all but two
of her games last winter, helped guide Georgetown Visitation to a 25-7
record, a fifth straight Independent School League regular season title
and a No. 13 ranking.
She chose Holy Cross over Northeastern and Quinnipiac because of her
comfort with the coaches. The team’s style of play also mirrors the
wide-open approach of her high school team, she said.
“The coaching staff is awesome,” Gillespie said. “All the coaches are
really nice and Coach [Bill] Gibbons is a really nice guy. And it’s a
really good family atmosphere up there. And that’s important because I’m
going to spend so much time up there.”
Georgetown Visitation’s Kate Gillespie chooses Holy Cross basketball -
Recruiting Insider - The Washington Post
Kate Gillespie - AllMetSports -
Maryland All-League Basketball Teams - MaxPreps News
Class of 2015
Emily Parker, 6'2" C, Johnston High School, DesMoines, Iowa
High school girls basketball: Johnston's Parker selects Holy Cross |
desmoinesregister.com | The Des Moines Register
Johnston hoops: Emily Parker picks college | Des Moines Register Staff Blogs
Sullivan, 6' 2" C/F, Rivers School, Newton, MA.
Claire Sullivan page:
NERR - New England Basketball Recruiting Report
NERR - New England Basketball Recruiting Report
From NERR: Claire Sullivan
6’2 junior post player is getting interest from a host of Division I
schools. Her game is characterized by solid interior play. She is a
tremendous passer out of her post position. Her biggest strength, though,
may be her face up game. She has range out to three point land with a soft
touch. Sullivan is a very good rebounder and plays well in space. According
to Pipe, she has shown flashes of brilliance.
Ashley Cooper, Rumson, NJ
Ashley Cooper of Rumson (right) has made a verbal
commitment to Holy Cross
New Jersey Girls Basketball: Cooper verbals to Holy Cross |
Girls: Cooper to Holy Cross, Stephanie Isaacs to decide | Inside the Paint
Girls: A few thoughts on Cooper to Holy Cross | Inside the Paint