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JCC women’s basketball team signs 11 freshmen
In front of friends and family, nine ladies signed national letters of intent Thursday night in the Victor Cuiss Fieldhouse gymnasium to play basketball at Jackson Community College for head coach Andy Hoaglin in the 2010-‘11 season.
Those signing with the Jets include:
- DaJanae Wilson, a 5-foot-6-inch scoring forward from the Roseville High School Panthers in Warren, Mich. Wilson is an honor roll student. In her time with the Panthers, Wilson was named Best Offensive Player, Macomb Area Conference Gold All-Conference, Roseville’s Hardest Worker, and All-Metro Honorable Mention. “Da is an athletic player who rebounds well for her size,” Hoaglin said. “She has good work ethic and a nose for the ball.”
- Jacklyn Anderson, a 6-foot tall scoring forward from the Hillsdale High School Hornets. In her time with the Hornets, Anderson was named First Team All-Area by the Jackson Citizen Patriot, and was twice named All-Conference by the Southern Michigan Athletic Association. Hoaglin said, “Jackie is long and crafty. She is an excellent perimeter player at 6-feet and plays the boards well.”
- Jessica Vidalez, a 5-foot-6-inch scoring guard from the Pinconning High School Spartans. Valdez has maintained a 3.7 grade point average, and was awarded Academic Excellence all four of her years with Pinconning High School. Hoaglin said, “Jess shoots over 40 percent from behind the arc. She has excellent basketball IQ with a work ethic to match. She had 8 three-pointers in one game this year.”
- Kelsey White, a 5-foot-3-inch scoring guard from the Northwest High School Mounties. She graduated high school in 2009 and took a one year break from the game. Hoaglin is excited about her decision to return to basketball. “Kelsey gets the most out of her abilities. She is a great defender and can score in bunches. Her experience in the CAAC will pay dividends this season.” In her time with the Mounties, White was named All-Conference by the Capital Area Athletic Conference Red, and team MVP her senior year. The Mounties were conference champions in her senior season. White also excels in the classroom. She graduated seventh in her high school class, was an honor roll student, and named Academic All-Conference. In her first semester of college, White was named to the Dean’s List.
- Jamie Wolvin, a 5-foot-8-inch scoring guard from the Michigan Center High School Cardinals. Hoaglin looks for Wolvin to adjust to the college game quickly. “Jamie is a three-point specialist. She hit 40 threes her senior season. She works hard and is a great fit for our offense.” As a Cardinal, Wolvin was honored both on the court and in the classroom. She was a member of the National Honor Society, named Good Citizen of the Year by the Daughters of the American Revolution, will graduate in the top 10 in her class and was named Rotary Club Student Leader of the Month. Wolvin’s high school basketball honors include being named Cascades All-Conference, All-Area Dream Team selection, Team MVP, two-time Prep Athlete of the Week, two-year team captain.
- Jasmine Magee, 6-foot tall scoring forward from the Ann Arbor Huron High School River Rats. Hoaglin looks forward to being able to use Magee’s size on his roster. “Jasmine will bring a strong, physical presence in the post. She is very athletic and moves extremely well in transition.”
- Tracy Schaible, 5-foot-5-inch scoring guard from the Manchester High School Flying Dutchmen. Schaible was a member of the National Honor Society and named a Cascades All-Conference Scholar Athlete. She was also named Honorable Mention All-Conference, All-Conference First Team, MVP and Team Captain. Hoaglin looks to Schaible to use her quickness for JCC. “Tracy has excellent speed and overall athleticism. She shoots the three extremely well and defends well.”
- Karah Warriner, 5-foot-8-inch scoring forward from the Lumen Christi Titans. In her time with the Titans, Warriner was named a top 10 Scholar-Athlete, National Honor Society member, Capital Area Activities Conference, received the All-Academic Award three years, was team captain and received the coaches award. Hoaglin said this about Warriner, “Karah flew under the radar, but her work ethic, attitude and love for the game will push her game to new levels.”
- Albion High School Wildcats standout Chablis Globle, 5-foot-10-inch scoring forward. She was the lead area rebounder and was named First Team All-Conference and All-Area. Hoaglin is looking for Globle to make immediate contributions to the team. “Chablis is an extremely gifted athlete. Her size and overall athleticism will benefit the team this season. We believe great things are in store for Chablis.”
- Kelsey Roth, 5-foot-7-inch lead guard from the Napoleon High School Pirates. She is an honor roll and Board Scholar student. Roth was named All-Conference her junior and senior year, All-Area honorable mention her junior year, and All-Area her senior year. Hoaglin said, “Kelsey is a competitor who loves to win. She is a floor general who understands how to create scoring opportunities for herself and others. She is a total gym rat.”
- Coach Hoaglin has also signed two players who were not able to make the in person signing Thursday, but have committed to JCC. Alyssa Havens, 5-foot-3-inch lead guard from the Greenwood Christian Academy Cougars out of Martinsville, Ind., and Davielle Thomas, 5-foot-6-inch lead guard from the Saginaw Heritage High School Hawks both have joined Hoaglin’s roster. Thomas and Havens are honor roll students. Haven’s quickness caught the eye of Hoaglin. “Alyssa is a true lead guard with excellent speed and quickness with the ball. She was named one of the Hoosier Basketball Magazine Top 100 players in the state.” Hoaglin is looking for Thomas to contribute in all areas of the game. “Davielle is an excellent ball player with tremendous skills. She can really do it all: score, defend and distribute the ball. She is a difference maker.”