White signs trio of recruits to NLIs
GREELEY, Colo. – Northern Colorado's head women's basketball coach Jaime White announced three players, from three different states, have signed National Letters of Intent to come play basketball for Northern Colorado.
Lindsay Mallon, Amber Van Deudekom, and Stephanie Lee all have committed to becoming Bears next fall.
Amber Van Deudekom, 5-11, F, Brea, Calif. (Brea Olinda High School)
Four year letter-winner for the Ladycats … Helped lead the Ladycats to a 31-3 overall record last season and finished ranked number three in California 2A rankings … She was named her team's most improved player in both her sophomore and junior seasons … This year, she has been named a team-captain … In 2010, she averaged 8.3 points per game and 8 rebounds per game … She is a four-time scholar athlete as well as a member of the National Honor Society … Her Ladycats were named league champions last season as well as state champions during her sophomore campaign … She played club basketball for the Cal Swish.
"Amber is an extremely physical and aggressive player," White said. "She is definitely able to play both the 4 and 5-spots with her physical skills. What's great about Amber is that she's played on one of the best high school teams in the nation, which brings a great winning mental approach to our club. We're excited to see what she can bring to Northern Colorado."
Stephanie Lee, 6-1, C, Casper, Wyo. (Natrona County High School)
Stephanie lettered all four years for the Mustangs … In just her sophomore year, she was already named to the all-conference team … During her junior year she was named to the all-state team as well as being named team captain … She was also the Girl's Basketball MVP in her junior season … She average 14.7 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game as a junior … Helped lead the Mustangs conference championships in each of the first three years of her career … During her sophomore season, the team finished third in the state … She is a member of the National Honor Society as well as a yearly sight on the honor roll.
"Steph is very quick for a forward of her size," White said. "We're excited to see what kind of matchup problems she can create because she can run the floor well and can score from both inside and outside. We're lucky to have her here on campus and can't wait to get her onto the court."
Lindsay Mallon, 6-0, G, Lone Tree, Colo. (Highlands Ranch High School)
Lettered three times in basketball and four time in soccer while playing for the Falcons of Highlands Ranch … She helped lead her team to two straight Continental League Championships during her sophomore and junior seasons … She was all-state honorable mention last season .. She has also been named to the second team all-league in soccer … She is a member of the National Honor Society and has been named to the honor roll every year of her high school career.
"Lindsay is extremely versatile," White said. "She has good size, but she is skilled enough to play anything from the point to a small-forward. Another thing that makes her so unique is that she is a lefty. A lot of players aren't used to guarding left-handed players, so she could be harder to defend against. She's a player who loves to push the tempo and will be an excellent addition to the team."