PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Lake Erie College women's basketball coach Bob Booher has added two players to his recruiting class, as guard Alyssa Brumbaugh (Eaton Rapids, Mich./Charlotte) and wing Kallie Allen (Fowlerville, Mich./Fowlerville) have signed to play for the Storm beginning in 2013-14.
The pair join early signees Mariah Evans (Imlay City, Mich./Imlay) and Kennedy Walker (Parkersburg, W. Va./Parkersburg), two post players, as the Storm's recruiting class to date.
"I've had the opportunity to watch both Alyssa and Kallie on the summer AAU circuit as teammates and their ability to work together, both on and off the court, will add to what is shaping up to be a very positive recruiting class," Booher said. "We're very excited to add them to our program for next year and really think they will be valuable members of our team for the next four years."
Brumbaugh is a four-year letter winner at point guard and is a two-time all-conference selection for the Charlotte High School Orioles. She has been a team captain each of the last three years and has been an all-area academic selection every season of her high school career. She was named to the all-area team as a junior after averaging 13.6 points, 4.0 assists and 3.3 steals per game.
"Alyssa is an outstanding defensive player who gets in opponents faces and creates turnovers," said Booher. "Offensively, she handles the ball well under pressure and is a deft passer. Her ability to shoot the three-pointer and get to the basket as a left-hander makes her a very valuable weapon."
The 5-10 Allen is a three-time all-league and all-county selection at Fowlerville High School. As a junior she averaged 12.2 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.8 steals per game for the Gladiators, following her sophomore season which saw her score over 13 points and grab 8.6 rebounds per contest. She has served as a team captain for two years and was also an all-state Class B honorable mention selection.
"We really like Kallie's ability to run the floor," Booher commented. "She is that unique offensive player who can work in the post and also contribute out on the perimeter. She has worked to develop her outside shot to go with her strength at the basket and we feel she will really develop as a full-time wing at the college level. Defensively she works hard and won't hesitate to get physical and battle at that end of the floor."