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Username Post: Women's Basketball Recruiting 2021        (Topic#24245)
Bison137 
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04-08-20 09:09 PM - Post#306028    

It's much harder to get info on women's recruiting, but I see the Bison just extended an offer to a strong player from the Philly area: Kaitlyn Orihel, a 5-9 junior SG from Archbishop Wood (Andrew Funk's alma mater). Has offers from Towson, Delaware, Drexel, Princeton, GWU, St. Joes, Hofstra, UMass, Miami (OH), Loyola, and others. Her AW team won the Philly Catholic League title this year and she was MVP.

This is a very important recruiting year for Trevor Woodruff and staff, with his rising seniors (Abby Kapp, Ally Johnson, Tessa Brugler, and Autumn Ceppi) being one of the best recruiting classes the Bison have ever had. His first recruiting class was OK, but he needs to take it up a level this year to keep the Bison on top of the PL. Particularly needs a couple of good post players.




 
Bison137 
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04-08-20 09:22 PM - Post#306029    
    In response to Bison137

One offer from last month:

Malia Fisher, a 6-2 forward from Georgia. Has offers from Southern Miss, ODU, UNCW, W&M, Furman, Mercer, Wofford, Colgate, ECU, IN St, Kennesaw, Marshall, Monmouth, Nova, WCU, Belont, Colorado, Delaware, GA St, Lipscomb, LIU, WKU, LC, Penn, Georgetown, UAB, Columbia, GWU, Liberty, Richmond.

She is obviously a really good player, but the chance of the Bison getting a commitment is slim.




 
bison75 
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04-08-20 10:40 PM - Post#306030    
    In response to Bison137

You’re probably right, but I like the fact that we’re aiming high. You can’t make the shots you don’t take.

 
HoleinOne 
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Re: Women's Basketball Recruiting 2021
04-11-20 08:29 AM - Post#306133    
    In response to Bison137

Always intrigued at the recruiting strategies new coaches implement-what geographies and type of players they focus on. Seems like all the assistants have PA roots - may be a great idea with all the Phila and nearby talent. Reed coached at Susquehanna, Kelly Mazzante a great background from Penn State, WNBA, and small town HS (Montoursville), and Tayor Coleman from Scranton and Susquehanna. Can they identify and pick off talent from Phila Catholic League and other hot spots? Unless you are at the UConn level, Bucknell has a lot of assets.

 
jkrun80 
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04-11-20 10:59 AM - Post#306137    
    In response to HoleinOne

Roussell and his staff did very well recruiting in state. Hopefully, we have a good reputation among HS and AAU coaches. We've gotten lots of good players from both SE and Western PA.

 
HuskyColonial 
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04-15-20 02:03 PM - Post#306257    
    In response to jkrun80

I am going to make a prediction and say Kelly Mazzante is the Bison's next coach. Coach Roussell seems excellent too so I'm referring to at some point later when Roussell moves on.

 
nitlion 
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04-15-20 03:21 PM - Post#306260    
    In response to HuskyColonial

Coach Roussell moved on last season to Richmond , took hie entire staff along for the ride. Trevor Woodruff came to the Bison from Div 3 Scranton an hired his current staff, including Kelly Mazzante, he is going to be here for a few years, the ,guy can coach, first year Patriot League Coach of the Year.

 
Bison137 
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04-17-20 07:39 PM - Post#306327    
    In response to nitlion

Stefanie Kulesza, the younger sister of incoming Bison guard Julie Kulesza, just committed to UMass. I had hoped she would end up in a Bison uniform, as she is 3 inches taller and likely the better of the two.




 
Bison137 
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04-20-20 08:54 PM - Post#306416    
    In response to Bison137

New offer to Tatiana Popa, a 6-5 center from Parkersburg WV, on the Ohio border. Parkersburg was probably the #1 team in WV this past year. Has offers from Texas Tech, Delaware, Murray State, Austin Peay, Hawaii, Troy, UTSA, San Jose, LA Tech, Binghamton, Cal-Bakersfield, and others.

She is well-traveled, having played for a MD public HS as a frosh, for Montverde Academy (FL) as a soph, IMG Academy (FL) for the first half of her junior year, followed by Parkersburg in January and February.

With the departure of Ellie Mack, combined with the only credible post players on the 2020-21 roster being seniors, it is imperative that Woodruff find at least one good center in the upcoming recruiting class.




 
HuskyColonial 
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04-21-20 07:50 PM - Post#306432    
    In response to Bison137

Excellent.

 
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