KUTZTOWN, Pa. – The Kutztown University women’s basketball team welcomes four new additions to its program – three freshmen and one transfer – as part of its 2018 recruiting class.
The Golden Bears are coming off their fifth playoff appearance in the last six years. KU won 18 games, won a playoff game and advanced to the conference quarterfinals. KU brought in seven newcomers last year, so this year’s class will add onto the youth movement and continue the process of building a winning culture.
“We are excited to welcome this year’s recruiting class into our program,” head coach Janet Malouf said. “We return four starters and a sophomore class that made significant contributions as freshmen last year, so we look to this year’s class to develop and continue to get acclimated to college basketball. This group will have opportunities to make an impact throughout the year as we reload for the future.”
Information on Kutztown’s signees can be found below in alphabetical order by class.
Guard / Forward | 6-0
Woodcliff Lake, N.J. / Northern Valley Regional (Saint Peter’s)
Started 15-of-60 games at Saint Peter’s…played 15.4 minutes per game last year as a sophomore…3x All-League, 2x All-County at Northern Valley Regional…also played soccer and lacrosse…Dean’s List and Honor Roll student in high school…intends to major in business administration.
From the Coach: “Brianna brings college experience and will fit right in with our program. She can shoot the 3, has a guard skillset, and uses her 6-0 frame to finish around the basket. She has started at the Division I level and should contend for significant time as a junior.”
Guard | 5-7
New Oxford, Pa. / New Oxford
Four-year starter…averaged 12.1 ppg…York-Adams League All-Star…team captain…Central PA Elite All-Academic Team…Honor Roll all four years…National Honor Society…intends to major in exploratory studies.
From the Coach: “Presley was the first commit of this class. She is a true point guard who can run the offense and spread the ball. She communicates very well, has a great work ethic and has a settling influence on the floor.”
Guard | 5-5
Marlton, N.J. / Cherokee
Al Carino All-Star…team captain…team had back-to-back 20+ win seasons, won South Jersey Invitational…intends to major in business administration.
From the Coach: “Lyndsay comes out of a strong high school program and will provide us with great depth at guard. She plays with speed and is already an accomplished student-athlete.”
Guard / Forward | 6-0
Willingboro, N.J. / Willingboro
All-County and Group 2 selection…1,860 career points…24.5 ppg as senior…school-record 49 points in a game…also played soccer and softball…Honor Roll student…intends to major in criminal justice.
From the Coach: “Jasmine was her team’s top scorer in high school. She is an athletic wing player with a variety of ways to score. Her size will give us depth on the inside and an opportunity at offensive rebounds. She is an aggressive player with an inside-out presence.”