Women's Hoops Inks Two During Early Signing Period
PAINESVILLE, OHIO -- The Lake Erie College women's basketball team had two student-athletes sign national letters of intent during the recently concluded early signing period. Head coach Bob Booher announced Christine (Chrissy) Delaney and Jodie Jindra as the first members of the Storm's 2010 recruiting class.
"I'm thrilled to add these two quality student-athletes from the Mid-Ohio area to our program," Booher said. "We have a need every year to add to our talent base and Chrissy and Jodie should be important pieces for us."
Delaney is a 6-1 wing from Lewis Center Olentangy High School. A four-year varsity player for the Braves and coach John Feasel, she has been named to the All-Ohio Capital Conference team three times, including twice to the first team. She was a two-time honorable mention all-district selection before being named first-team last season and was twice selected to the all-Delaware Gazette team. The daughter of Pat and Patti Delaney, Chrissy is a member of the National Honor Society and has been named to the All-OCC Academic Honor Roll for two years.
"Chrissy has great basketball awareness," said Booher. "Her ability to score off the drive or from three-point range will make her a valuable addition to our offense and an impact wing player in our program. Defensively her length will give us options in both full- and half-court sets."
Jindra, a 5-11 post from Sunbury, is a three-year starter at Big Walnut High School for coach Robert Scott. Last season, she was named All-OCC Capital Division, all-district and Delaware County first team and was special mention All-Ohio in Division II. The daughter of Red and Beth Jindra was also a four-year varsity starter in soccer. She currently ranks first in her class with a 4.0 grade point average and belongs to the National Honor Society, Spanish honor society, history honor society and Mu Theta Alpha.
"Jodie falls into the ‘sleeper' category because she is not a big scorer or a flashy post player," said Booher. "She moves very well without the ball, is strong on the boards at both ends of the court and is an ‘in-your-face' defender. She has great hands and is strong enough to compete with much bigger opponents. I think she compares very favorable to (current Storm forward) Alyssa Wagers, who has been a very good player for us."