Jordan Oyer – Sports Information Director
Notre Dame, IN – Head Women's Basketball Coach Aimee Niespodziany has announced her 2014 recruiting class, which is composed of four freshman and one sophomore transfer. Tagin Schultheis, Brianna Leuck, Eryn Leek, Alicia McIntosh, and Derria Chambliss make up this year's class. This class has relatively large shoes to fill replacing six graduating seniors who were extremely dynamic on the court.
#11 Tagin Schultheis, Freshman Point Guard - Mishawaka, IN
#21 Brianna Leuck, Freshman Guard - Valparaiso, IN
#22 Eryn Leek, Freshman Point Guard - Warsaw, IN
#23 Alicia McIntosh, Freshman Guard - Hamlet, IN
#45 Derria Chambliss, Sophomore Forward - South Bend, IN (Transferred from Grace College)
Coach Niespodziany's Comments:
"Leek and Schultheis will have to step into the open point guard roles this year. Both girls bring court vision, savvy, and the ability to score. They will both be relied upon heavily to be our primary ball handlers and both come from very successful high school programs, so I expect for them to be up for the challenge."
"McIntosh is a steller defender who knows how to compete and is not afraid of the work it takes to be successful. Most recently coming off of a state championship victory, Alicia will be eager to bring that success with her here. She can shoot it, handle, and defend very well."
"Bri (Brianna Leuck) has a very nice shot. She is versatile and her height helps her get shots off. The four freshman coming in all share the most valuable characteristic of understanding the game of basketball. All of them are very tenacious and are hungry to raise the level of our program."
"We have been fortunate enough to add Derria Chambliss, a South Bend native, who transferred from a well-respected Grace College program. Derria will add some competitive play to our post game. She is very physical and has the ability to be a rebounding machine. I believe she is up for the challenge to chip into the rotation of our solid post play that we have returning. She is strong and has a lot of potential."