Immediate Release: November 16, 2005
Contact: David O'Brian (email@example.com)
Women's basketball inks three players during early signing period
Binghamton women's basketball team has announced the signing
of three high school seniors, each of whom signed a National
Letter of Intent as part of the NCAA's early signing period.
They will join the Bearcats as freshmen next fall.
Erica Carter (Naperville, Ill.) is 5-10 shooting guard
from Naperville Central High School. In her sophomore and junior
seasons, she was named Class AA Third-Team All-State. Class AA
is the highest class in the state of Illinois. With Carter at
the shooting guard, Naperville has won two state titles.
In addition to being named all-state, Carter has been a Du Page
Valley First-Team All-Conference selection as a freshman, sophomore
and junior. The Du Page Valley Conference has also named her
Academic All-Conference in each of her first three years.
Last season, Carter averaged 18.6 points, four rebounds, four
assists and five steals per game. She scored her 1,000th career
point on Feb. 23, 2005. The Chicago Sun Times has voted
Carter one of the top 50 players in Chicago.
"Erica is a proven scorer," head coach Rich Conover
said. "She has been a fixture in the Naperville Central
lineup since her freshman year. She is an outstanding perimeter
shooter that also has the ability to get to the basket. We are
certain that Erica can have an immediate impact on our team."
Meredith "Muffy" Sadler (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
is a 5-8 guard from Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School. She was
named Class 4A third-team all-state her junior year. Class 4A
is the highest class in the state of Iowa. In addition, she was
also named first-team All-Mississippi Valley Conference, first-team
All-Eastern Iowa District and first-team All-Cedar Rapids Metro
Sadler averaged 12.0 points, 5.5 assists, five rebounds and four
steals per game last season. She shot 41 percent from beyond
the three-point arc and 80 percent from the free throw line.
Cedar Rapids Kennedy advanced to the Regional Finals in 2005.
On the AAU level, Sadler has competed on several pretigious teams
during her high school career. Most recently, she started for
the Iowa Select Team, the most elite program in the state.
"Muffy is a very versatile player that can play both the
point and off guard positions," Conover said. "She
has great knowledge of the game and is a leader both on her high
school and AAU teams. We are extremely excited to have Muffy
bring her skill and love of the game to our program."
Darryll Peterson (Baltimore, Md.) is a 6-0 wing player
from Bryn Mawr High School. As a junior, she averaged 10.9 points,
7.2 rebounds and 3.1 steals per game. At the conclusion of the
2004-05 season, she was named second-team All-Baltimore City
by the Baltimore Sun.
also played for the Baltimore Cougars AAU team.
"Darryll brings great size and athleticism to the wing position,"
head coach Rich Conover said. "She has a nice mix of skills
that allow her to score both inside and outside. We feel very
fortunate to have a player of Darryll's caliber joining us at
Binghamton opens up its 2004-05 season at Kansas on Sunday at
1 p.m. EST.