Everything you missed in Penn State sports — and isn’t listed elsewhere in the CDT — from Nov. 9, 2017.
Lady Lions welcome 3 commits
UNIVERSITY PARK The Penn State women’s basketball team received three National Letters of Intent as part of the early signing period, coach Coquese Washington announced Thursday.
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The signees include Laren Ebo, Karisma Ortiz and Bexley Wallace. Ebo is a 6-foot-4 post player, Ortiz is ESPN.com’s No. 54 prospect in the country, and Wallace was a member of the USA Basketball 16U squad in 2015.
“We are absolutely thrilled to welcome three young ladies who bring tremendous gifts to our program,” Washington said in a news release. “Lauren, Karisma and Bexley are poised to help us continue to elevate our program into one the nation’s elite.”
2 finalists for national award
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. Penn State seniors Simone Lee and Haleigh Washington are both among the 10 finalists across the nation for the Senior CLASS Award.
The honor is annually given to a senior who excels in “community, classroom, character and competition.” The winner will be announced during the 2017 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship in December.
10 sign with PSU
UNIVERSITY PARK The Nittany Lions welcomed 10 members of their newest recruiting class, the program announced Thursday.
The athletes all hail from the northeast with three from Pennsylvania (Seamus Glynn, Jordan Donaghy, Jack Traynor) three from New York (Tommy Baker, Michael Giaquinto, CJ Battaglia) and then one each from Maryland (Aleric Fyock), Virginia (Joe White), Delaware (Brett Hobbs) and New Jersey (James Funk).
“Our staff is thrilled with the quality of character of our incoming student-athletes,” coach Jeff Tambroni said in a written statement.
Nittany Lions signs 6
UNIVERSITY PARK Penn State signed six players to its newest recruiting class, including four in-state prospects and commits from Virginia and Illinois.
The Pennsylvania signees include Latrobe’s Chelsea Bisi, Kennett Square’s Anna Deshaies, Punxsutawney’s Kylee Lingenfelter and Belle Vernon’s Bailey Parshall. Illinois’ Clare Swedberg and Virginia’s Allison Kurland are also part of the class.