Monday, September 30, 2013

Recruiting: Saint Peter's Women Make Key Additions

Here's the latest in the series looking at players joining conference teams for the coming season.

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- Kaycee DeVoogd, a 6-foot-2 freshman center/forward: She averaged 6.9 points and 3.0 rebounds at New Providence H.S. in Edison, N.J., last season. She was also said to be a good shot-blocker defensively, although no other statistics are available.

- Kylie Garrett, a 5-9 freshman guard: She averaged 17.7 points and 7.6 rebounds per game at Western Brown H.s. in Ohio this past season. She was a two-sport athlete (also volleyball) in high school.

- Marcia Senatus, a 5-4 freshman guard: She played last season at Trenton (N.J.) Catholic H.S. this past season and was a 3-sport athlete (track, tennis). She reportedly can play either guard spot, but is primarily a point guard. No statistics are available.

- Rebecca Sparks, a 5-foot-5 sophomore guard: She is a transfer from St. Francis (Pa.) and is not eligible until the 2014-15 season. She averaged 3.9 points and 1.7 assists as a freshman at St. Francis, but had 27 points in an NEC tournament game, and 13 in a WBI tournament game against Fairfield.

- Imani Martinez, a 6-2 sophomore forward: She is a transfer from East Tennessee State where she only saw action in four games, scoring four total points. She was a fairly highly recruited player in her senior season at North Hunterdon H.S. in N.J. Among suitors were Seton Hall and Hofstra. She is also ineligible to play until the 2014-15 season.

ANALYSIS: The future should be bright. Senatus is highly touted by coach Pat Coyle, and should get playing time right away. Garrett is an outstanding long-range shooter and should get minutes right away, too. DeVoogd appears to be a little more of a project, who was set to attend a D-II school before Saint Peter's offered her a scholarship. Sparks and Martinez will be major additions when they both become eligible a year from now.

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