SHIPPENSBURG – Shippensburg University women’s basketball head coach Kristy Trn has confirmed the recruitment of eight new players for the 2022-23 season.
Of the newcomers to the Raider program, five are freshmen.
“I’m very excited about this freshman class – their work ethic, and their dedication to the game,” Trn said. “If they learn quickly, they can have an immediate impact for the team.
In November, SU announced the signings of three players: Makayla Foddrell, Ellie Goodwin and Sophie Kirby. Joining them as freshmen in this year’s recruiting class are Megan Cavoli and Grace Thomas. Three of the freshmen played their high school basketball at Pennsylvania schools; Foddrell played in Virginia and Kirby played in Delaware.
The recruiting class also features three transfers. Of the transfers, two are familiar with the PSAC having earned their undergraduate degrees at Shepherd and California (Pa.) respectively. The third is a junior college transfer.
“The experience of our transfers can only add to our overall depth quickly,” Trn said. “There are many possibilities we can throw out there this year. Only time will tell how quickly we embrace the process in terms of reaching our goals.”
The recruits will join seven returning players from a 2021-22 Raider team that reached the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Tournament for the third time in the last five seasons.
“We are very excited for the upcoming season and the opportunity to work with a combination of experience and youth to see how we can continue to grow as a program and within the PSAC,” Trn said. “Although we have lost a tremendous amount of talent due to graduation, we also return some proven and experienced athletes.”
2022-23 Women’s Basketball Recruiting Class
Harrisburg, Pa./Central Dauphin
Central Dauphin High School: Totaled four varsity letters for the Rams under coaches Randy Gambelunghe and Julie Denniston…competed at the club level for Team Pennsylvania for coach John Polly…totaled 182 points as a senior…also played soccer…was a member of the National Honor Society…graduated with distinguished honors and a 4.0 GPA.
About Cavoli: Full name is Megan Elizabeth Cavoli…is the daughter of Greg and Andrea Cavoli…majoring in early childhood education…has three siblings: Julia, Lauren and Michael.
Fauquier High School: Totaled four varsity letters for the Falcons under her father, coach Brian Foddrell, and coach Maurice Sanders…competed at the club level for Winchester Rising Stars for coach Erick Green…finished as a three-time All-Conference honoree, earning First Team honors as a senior, Second Team honors as a sophomore and honorable mention as a freshman…achieved All-Region Second Team honors as a senior and All-District honorable mention as a freshman…named to the USJN All-Star Team as a freshman and sophomore…led the team in scoring as a junior and senior…led the district in scoring as a junior…led the team in assists as a junior with six assists per game…named team MVP as a junior… led the team in scoring as a senior…was the team’s second-leading rebounder as a sophomore and junior…was the team’s second-leading scorer as a freshman…helped guide the team to its first District Championship and Regional game in 52 years…served as a team captain for each of her final three seasons…graduated with a 3.5 GPA as an honor roll student…competed in track & field, qualifying for the district and regional championships in the discus…also competed in the 100-meter dash and with the 4×100-meter relay.
About Foddrell: Full name is Makayla Latrice Foddrell…is the daughter of Brian and Cheryl Foddrell…has a sister, Ondria, and a brother, Christopher…majoring in criminal justice…grandfather Moyer Foddrell Jr. played in the World Football League for the Philadelphia Bells…great grandfather Moyer Foddrell Sr. played baseball in the Negro Leagues as a catcher alongside Satchel Page.
Camp Hill, Pa./Camp Hill
Camp Hill High School: Totaled four varsity letters as a starter for the Lions under head coach Mark Clarke…competed at the club level for Team Pennsylvania for coach John Polly…totaled more than 500 rebounds in her career…earned All-Mid-Penn Conference honorable mention as a junior and senior…amassed eight varsity letters overall spanning basketball, softball and tennis…was a member of the National Honor Society and the National World Language Honors Society…graduated with a 4.0 GPA as a member of the Distinguished Honor Roll.
About Goodwin: Full name is Elinore Andrea Goodwin…is the daughter of Andrew and Alison Goodwin…majoring in psychology…has a brother, Ian.
Chadds Ford, Pa./The Tatnall School (Del.)
The Tatnall School (Del.): Totaled four varsity letters for the Hornets under head coach Paul Smith…competed at the club level with Alyssa Thomas Elite Delaware/Lady Sharks for coach Jordan Elgart…received All-State honorable mention…named three times to the Delaware Independent Schools Conference (DISC) Girls Basketball Team…picked to the Top 15 Northern Delaware squad…was a Blue and Gold All-Star athlete…averaged 12 points, nine rebounds, and four assists…amassed 11 varsity letters overall spanning basketball, volleyball and soccer…was an honor roll student.
About Kirby: Full name is Sophie Kirby…is the daughter of Jon and Clair Kirby…majoring in exploratory studies…has two siblings: Emma and Samuel.
Vigo, Pontevedra, Spain/San Jose de Cluny Vigo (Marshalltown CC)
2021-22 (Sophomore): Appeared in all 30 games and made 28 starts at forward at Marshalltown (Iowa) Community College…earned an Academic All-Region XI award…ranked second on the team in scoring…led the team in rebounding…averaged 10.3 points and 9.8 rebounds per game…shot 43.4 percent from the floor…posted double figures in 17 games…totaled 13 double-doubles, including three straight games with a double-double twice during the season…scored a career-high 20 points to go along with 16 rebounds against Iowa Western C.C…grabbed six or more rebounds in 27-of-30 games, including 16 games with double-digit rebounds…had six games with three or more steals, including a single-game career high of five steals…recorded multiple blocks in seven games, including a season-high three blocks on two occasions…totaled 40 steals, 28 assists and 22 blocks.
2020-21 (Freshman): Played in all 18 games and made 14 starts at forward at Marshalltown (Iowa) Community College…ranked third on the team in scoring…averaged 7.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per game…posted double figures in six games, including a season-high 18 points at Southeastern C.C…grabbed double-digit rebounds in three games, including a season-high 14 rebounds in her collegiate debut against Southeastern C.C…had a 16-point, 12-rebound double-double against Iowa Central C.C…totaled 12 steals and three blocks…was a member of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK).
San Jose de Cluny Vigo: Competed at club level for Celta Baloncesto Femenino for coach Roberto.
About Sanchez: Full name is Carolina Rodriguez Sanchez…is the daughter of Jose Angel Rodriguez Rodriguez and Maria de los Angeles Sanchez Fernandez…majoring in management with a concentration in international management.
Hamilton, Va./Woodgrove (Shepherd)
2021-22 (Senior): Appeared in 31 games at Shepherd, making two starts…averaged 2.2 points and 2.6 rebounds per game…totaled 19 steals, 16 assists and four blocks…scored a career-high of 12 points against Kutztown…grabbed a career-high of eight rebounds against Millersville…had a career-high of four steals against Lock Haven…was part of a Rams team that reached the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional Semifinals.
2020-21 (Junior): Played in two games at Shepherd in a season canceled by the COVID-19 pandemic.
2019-20 (Sophomore): Appeared in 29 games as a reserve at Shepherd…averaged 3.0 points and 1.7 rebounds per game…totaled 13 assists and 19 steals…hit 13 three-pointers on the season…scored a career high of 11 points against Mercyhurst…grabbed a career high of five rebounds against Millersville…had a career-high four assists against Davis & Elkins.
2018-19 (Freshman): Appeared in 14 games as a reserve in her debut season at Shepherd…averaged 0.9 points and 0.8 rebounds per game…scored a career high of five points and had four rebounds against Charleston.
Woodgrove High School: Totaled four varsity letters in basketball…earned ‘4A’ All-Conference First Team and All-Region Second Team honors…led her team in scoring, steals, assists and blocks as a senior while ranking second in rebounds…named to the Buffalo Wild Wings All-Star Team…recognized as Team MVP…served as a team captain…selected to the Cougar Holiday All-Tournament Team, UNC Camp All-Star Team and Skylar Diggins All-Star Team…cited as the Female Scholar Athlete of the Year…won the Varsity Club Golden Paw Service Award…chosen as a Senior Business Leadership honoree…received the Woodgrove Booster Athletic Award, Academic Achievement Award and Woodgrove Wolverine Embodiment Award…was a member of the National Honor Society, the World Languages and Cultures Honor Society, Sigma Pi Sigma, Physics Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta (National high school Mathematics Honor Society and Science Honor Society…was an AP Scholar honoree who graduated with perfect attendance…also earned three varsity letters for soccer
About White: Full name is Madison Grace White…is the daughter of David and Heather White…seeking a master’s degree in supply chain analytics after graduating from Shepherd with a degree in engineering sciences/systems engineering…has three siblings: Josh, Riley and Sami.
Harrisburg, Pa./Sci-Tech (California (Pa.))
2021-22 (Senior): Appeared in 10 games and made one start for California (Pa.))…averaged 1.4 points and 0.7 rebounds per game…scored a season high of seven points against West Chester…was part of a Vulcan team that qualified for the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional Tournament.
2020-21 (Junior): Attended California (Pa.)…season canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic…named a PSAC Scholar-Athlete…was a member of Cal U AD Honor Roll.
2019-20 (Sophomore): Appeared in eight games as a reserve guard at California (Pa.)…averaged 4.4 points and 1.1 rebounds in 9.0 minutes per game…scored a career-high 18 points and added two rebounds and two steals in a season-high 19 minutes at IUP…recorded three rebounds, three assists and one steal in 10 minutes against Clarion…tallied eight points, one rebound, one assist and one steal in 18 minutes at Edinboro…named a PSAC Scholar-Athlete…was a member of Cal U AD Honor Roll.
2018-19 (Freshman): Appeared in 29 games in her debut season at California (Pa.)…averaged 2.9 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 11.0 minutes per game…posted six points, two rebounds, one assist and two steals against West Liberty…tallied four points and three assists versus Charleston…scored a season-high 11 points on 5-of-10 shooting and added four rebounds, three assists and one steal in 18 minutes at Shepherd…played in a career-high 28 minutes versus Seton Hill…recorded seven points, three rebounds, three assists and four steals in 25 minutes against Gannon…posted five points and one steal in 18 minutes at Kutztown in the semifinals of the PSAC Tournament…was a member of Cal U AD Honor Roll.
Sci-Tech/Harrisburg High School: Totaled multiple varsity letters playing for Harrisburg and the Cougars under head coach Dwan Lee…earned All-Mid-Penn Conference First Team honors as a junior and senior…named to a PennLive All Star…finished with 1,274 career points…contributed to a district championship as a senior…graduated with a 4.2 GPA and was ranked ninth in her class…also played softball.
About Woodyard: Full name is Ahmya Cheyenne Woodyard…is the daughter of Nicole Hoch and Shannon Woodyard…seeking her MBA with a business analytics concentration from Shippensburg after earning her undergraduate degree at California (Pa.) in sport management with a minor in business…has two siblings: Marquis Woodyard and Shaquala Hoch…brother Marquis played football for four years at Hames Madison…former Penn State linebacker and current Dallas Cowboy Micah Parsons is a cousin…family member Pete Gant is a senior at Shippensburg.
Hanover, Pa./South Western
South Western Senior High School: Totaled a varsity letter for the Mustangs under coaches Kevin Klunk and Nathan Brodbeck…competed at the club level for Hanover Hurricanes for coach Rich Brown…ranked second on her team in scoring as a senior with 183 points, including more than 25 three-pointers…totaled 48 steals as a senior…awarded MVP at the Hanover Holiday Tournament…played in the Senior All-Star Game…served as a team captain…was a two-year member of the honor roll.
About Thomas: Full name is Grace Thomas…majoring in social work.