Here's another in the series looking at players joining MAAC programs for the upcoming season.
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- Felicia DaCruz, 5-7 point guard, Albertus-Magnus H.S., Bardonia, N.Y.
Cruz averaged about 15 points and 5 assists per game as a senior, and 10.4 points over a four-year varsity career.
“Felicia is a tough competitor with great point guard instincts,” said Fairfield coach Joe Frager. “She can penetrate and finish in traffic, or knock down an open 3. She is an unselfish player who sees the floor and finds the open teammate. She will have an opportunity to compete for significant minutes as a freshman."
Sydney Ranson, 5-8 guard/forward, Cardinal McCarrick H.S., South River, N.J.
She averaged 7.6 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.5 steals per game as a senior.
“Sydney comes to us with a great deal of potential,” said Frager. “She is an aggressive defender and an intense competitor, with an emerging offensive game. Sydney can play multiple positions, but will compete for time primarily as an off-guard."
ANALYSIS: By all accounts the Stags are bringing in two quality guards. DaCruz, a true point guard, could challenge for significant minutes right away, potentially moving senior Desiree Pina to off-guard, on occasion, where she began her career. Ransom is a versatile performer who does a little bit of everything and appears destined to get into the playing group early. The class, though, did not address Fairfield's biggest need which continues to be an effective post player.