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Vicki Andruszkiewicz Unveils 2017-18 Recruiting Class

Vicki Andruszkiewicz Unveils 2017-18 Recruiting Class

DELHI, N.Y. (August 10, 2017) – SUNY Delhi women’s basketball head coach Vicki Andruszkiewicz has announced the addition of six players as part of her 2017-18 recruiting class. In addition, Coach Andruszkiewicz returns six players from last year’s squad, as the Broncos look to improve upon a 13-16 outing in 2016-17.

“We graduated three senior guards from last year’s team,” related Andruszkiewicz. “This year we are returning six sophomores who will look to lead the squad with junior Katie Herba. We also have a couple sophomore guards looking to join the team and play their first year of basketball at Delhi. I am very excited about this upcoming season. We have a great group of women who all have the right attitudes and work ethics. We added a lot of talent and our returners have been working hard in the off season. They are looking to come back with one year of experience under their belts and will be great leaders for our freshmen. We will be young this year, but we have a lot of energy and are ready to compete.”

“Our recruiting class includes six newcomers who bring a lot of athleticism, speed and toughness to our crew. We were lacking individuals who knew how to score consistently and we needed to add a better defensive presence. Our additions will be able to fill that void.”

2017-18 Recruiting Class:

Kiera Holland 5’7” Combo Guard (Elmont Memorial High School, Elmont, N.Y.)

“Kiera is an athletic guard who knows how to score. She has the ability to get to the rim and comes from a high school program that knows how to win. Last year Elmont made it to the semifinals of the Class A State Championship. They lost to Jamesville-DeWitt who went on to win the Class A State Championship Title. To get there, her team first had to capture their conference championship, Nassau County Championship and Long Island Championship. Kiera brings the competitiveness and aggressiveness we need to become a championship program at Delhi. She averaged 13 ppg. and was an All-County Honoree and Athlete of the Year her senior year. Her junior year she was named Most Improved Player. Kiera also played softball at Elmont for four years as a pitcher and third baseman. She was named Most Valuable Player twice as well as Athlete of the Year.”

Cheyenne Howe 5’3” Point Guard (Romulus Central School, Romulus, N.Y.)

“Cheyenne is another recruit who comes from a winning program. She led her team to a perfect season, going 25-0 her junior year and capturing the Class D State Championship after defeating Fort Edward, 47-40. Cheyenne is a very skilled point guard who will push the ball and take command of the floor. She is a fireball defensively and is fearless when attacking the rim. She averaged 13 ppg., six assists, 4.6 steals and four rpg. her senior year. She had a double-double in a memorable game that sent her team to the state tournament. Cheyenne was the Most Valuable Player her junior year and received the Coaches Award her senior year. She was a sectional all-star for basketball and defensive player of the year for her soccer team at Romulus.”

Arianna Mann 5’11” Forward (Springfield Gardens High School, Jamaica, N.Y.)

“Arianna helped her team to an undefeated regular season her senior year. Her team made it to the PSAL B League Championship as finalists at Baruch College where they lost in the semifinals. She averaged 10 ppg., two rpg. and four assists her senior year. Arianna brings some much-needed length to our team. At 5’11”, Arianna has an even longer wingspan and her greatest asset is her tenacious defense. Arianna knows how to work hard and brings a lot of speed as a post player. Arianna was a three-sport athlete playing volleyball and flag football in high school. She was a captain for both and looks to bring her leadership skills and competitiveness to the Broncos.”

Camryn McDonald 5’8” Wing (Grover Cleveland High School, Springfield Gardens, N.Y.)

“Camryn is a very athletic guard who has size and aggressiveness on the wing. She is a scorer and will look to bring a lot to the Broncos offensively. Camryn is an all-around talented player who is a solid defender and brings even more speed to our team. Her senior year, Camryn averaged 20 ppg., nine rpg. and four assists. She had two triple-doubles, one against Richmond Hill where she tallied 39 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists. The other came against Franklin K. Lane Campus High School where she tallied 34 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists. Camryn received awards at high school for her athleticism. She won an MVP award as well as awards for bowling and track.”

Jenna Rippel 5’10” Forward (Chatham High School, Chatham, N.Y.)

“Jenna is a three-sport athlete playing soccer, basketball and softball. She is a strong post player who does all the little things right. She is extremely smart in the post and will be huge defensively on the boards for us. She averaged 18 ppg. and six rpg., including one 20-point game, and averaged four assists and two steals. In softball, Jenna competed on a Patriot Conference Championship team and hit 14 home runs, despite playing only two years. Jenna is very physical and has the toughness we are looking for.”

Zhane Smith 5’5"Guard (Cohoes High School, Cohoes, N.Y.)

“Zhane is lightning fast and will be running track at Delhi to showcase that speed. Zhane is another huge piece of our puzzle defensively. She is a great on ball defender and will beat everyone up and down the court. She has some length and will be a deflection/steal machine for us on defense. Zhane played six years of basketball in the Cohoes program and averaged 6-8 ppg. and five steals per game. A track star at Cohoes, Zhane ran for four years as a varsity sprinter. She went to States twice and was first in every single 400-meter dash she ran in. She was the second leg in the 4x100 and always anchored in the 4x400. Zhane went home with a State Championship title her senior year and became New York State’s number one in the 400-meter dash.”