Brittany Davis (Plymouth, IN), Jessica Bouie (Elkhart, IN), and Jessica Chadwick (Elkhart, IN), will make history this fall on the campus of Holy Cross College. All three girls have committed to join the Saints inaugural women's basketball team in the fall of 2009.
"All three girls are good basketball players, and come from great families," said Head Coach Matt Hunsberger. "They are good kids, and will have an immediate impact both on and off the court."
Davis a 5'6'' guard from Plymouth High School is a two sport varsity athlete at Plymouth High School. She made the varsity soccer team as a freshman, and has been on the varsity basketball team since her sophomore year. "When I found out that Jessica [Bouie] was coming here it helped my decision," said Davis. "I think that we will be able to make an immediate impact here."
"Brittany is a natural leader," said Coach Hunsberger. "She will definitely be the life of the team off the court, and a defensive stopper on the court."
Bouie, another 5'6'' guard, is averaging 17 points, and 4 steals at Elkhart Central. "I like the idea of starting a program," said Bouie. "When I first came to Holy Cross I fell in love with it, and I am excited to be here."
"When I started searching the area and found Jessica, I knew she would be a great fit," said Hunsberger. "She has a great knack for getting to the hole, and is a natural point guard."
Chadwick, a three sport athlete at Elkhart Central, is averaging just over 10 points through 10 games. She is a two year captain, and averaged 12.6 points a game her junior year. "I like the coaches, and it's close to home," said Chadwick. "I have been playing for a long time, and I will be focusing on both my education and basketball."
"Jessica is also an excellent student in the classroom," said Hunsberger. "She has loads of potential here at Holy Cross."
The Saints will field their first varsity team for the 2009-10 year, and compete in the Association of Independent Institutions (AII). They will be moving into the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) the following year.