Lady Friars Strike It Big With Five Basketball Signees
Three Named Honorable Mention All-America's
Providence College Lady Friar Basketball Recruits
Abby Charbonneau (5-4, Guard, Webster, MA/Bartlett High)
Amy Drechsler (6-2, Forward, Rochester, NY/Greece Athena High)
Jennifer Gombotz (6-0, Forward, Southington High/Southington, CT)
Monika Roberts (6-2, Forward, Pittsburg, CA/Antioch)
Dani Trippany (6-5, Center, Massena, NY/Massena High)
Massena High School/Massena, NY
Dani Trippany is a legitimate center with a dominant defensive and rebounding presence in the post. A Pre-Season Street & Smith Honorable Mention All-America, she is a two-time MVP of the Central Division of the Northern Athletic Conference and MVP All-North. She has been named First Team All-Conference three-times as well as Academic All-Conference. A three-time team MVP, Trippany scored 1,338 points and grabbed 1,125 rebounds in her career as well as registering a career high of 37 points. She tallied 382 career assists, 143 assists and 84 steals. A two-sport captain, she is also a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society.
Southington High/Southington, CT
Jen Gombotz, a 6-0 forward from Southington High (CT) was recognized by Street & Smith as a Pre-Season All-America Honorable Mention. Leading her squad to three conference championships and a League Championship as a senior, Gombotz is a three-time First Team All-Conference select and All-State twice. As a junior and senior, Gombotz was a First Team pick in three different sports. As a senior, she averaged 18.3 points and 7.8 rebounds. In her career, she tallied 1,135 points for a 15.9 ppg average. Her point total is the second best in school history. She also tallied 514 rebounds, 234 steals and 92 blocks which is the all-time best at Southington High. As a junior, her squad finished with a 14-0 conference record and a 23-1 overall record as the State Runner-up. Gombatz was a two-time MVP and captained the basketball and softball squads.
Pittsburg, CA/Antioch High
Monika Roberts averaged 17.0 points and 8.7 rebounds as a senior at Antioch High. She played her first three seasons at College Park High (CA) and averaged15.5 points in those three seasons. In her four years, Roberts chalked up a total of 1,358 points and 1,038 rebounds. At College Park as a junior, she helped lead the team to a 26-8 mark and the Division 2 Championship. The team MVP at Antioch High, Roberts tallied a game high of 27 points, 12 rebounds and 6 blocks in the championship game of the Lady Panther Tournament.
Webster, MA/Bartlett High
Abby Charbonneau is a three-time all conference pick at Bartlett High (MA) and led her team to the State finals twice and conference championship three times. She averaged 12.0 points and 6.0 assists in her career and was on the Telegram and Gazette Top 10 Super Team. A captain on the basketball floor as a senior, Charbonneau was also named to the All-State soccer team.
Rochester, NY/Greece Athena High
Amy Drechsler has twice been noticed by Street & Smith as a Pre-Season Honorable Mention All-America. She is a three-year starter at Greece Athena High and led her squad to a career record of 100-17. The Monroe County Co-Player of the Year, Drechsler was also named First Team All-County, First Team All-State and was selected to play in the Greater Rochester Exceptional Senior All-Star Game. She was also a USA Today Honorable Mention All-America and WBCA/Nike Honorable Mention High School All-America. As a senior, she led her squad to the SEction Five Class A Finals with a team record of 21-3. She holds six school records at Greece Athena. A two-time captain, Drechshler tallied 1,362 points while pulling down 628 rebounds.
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