PHILADELPHIA University of Pennsylvania women’s basketball head coach Patrick Knapp has announced that three student-athletes have been accepted during the early decision process.
The Class of 2010 - Amy Donovan (Prairie/Battle Ground, Wash.), Rachel Williams (Miami Senior/Miami, Fla.) and Caitlin Slover (Archbishop Wood/Southhampton, Pa.) - will start competing for the Quakers in the 2006-07 season.
Donovan, a 6-0 forward from Battle Ground, Wash., is a standout at Prairie High School, which captured the Class 4A state championship last season and was the state runner-up this year. Her school’s all-time leader in games played, Donovan is a two-time second-team all-Greater St. Helen’s League selection and was recently nominated for the McDonald’s All-America team.
“Amy is a very skilled as a passer, as a shooter and as a screener,” said Knapp. “She is an unselfish player but she can go off on a tangent offensively. We will welcome her skills and knowledge of the game.”
Slover, a 5-8 guard from Southhampton, Pa., earned All-Philadelphia Catholic League second-team recognition in her junior and senior years at Archbishop Wood.
“Caitlin is a very good shooter and ball handler,” said Knapp. “She has excellent court awareness and could help us out immediately next year.”
Williams, another 5-8 guard from Miami, Fla., earned first-team all-Dade County and honorable mention all-state honors as a junior at Miami Senior High School. A three-sport athlete that also competes in swimming and water polo, Williams led her team to the Class 6A Florida state championship as a junior.
“Rachel is a heck of a shooter and has potential to be the best shooter in the program next year, right off the bat,” said Knapp. “She has other areas of the game she needs to learn and get better at like all incoming freshman do. But specifically, she’s an excellent three-point shooter.”