Women's Basketball Receives Two Written Commitments For 2009-10 Season

HAMDEN, Conn. – Quinnipiac University Women's Basketball Head Coach Tricia Fabbri has announced the signing of two student-athletes to National Letters of Intent. Shelby Sferra (LaGrangeville, N.Y.) and Robin Keke (Bowie, Md.) will join the Bobcats for the 2009-10 season. Keke is the first-ever recruit from Maryland to commit to play for Fabbri at Quinnipiac, while Sferra has played with two of the most prestigious basketball programs in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

Sferra is a decorated perimeter player from The Ursuline School in New Rochelle, N.Y. The 6-foot Sferra brings a great deal of athleticism and size to the Bobcats. During her high school career, she was named to the All-Academic, All-Section and All-League Teams. She was named the captain and MVP of the Ursuline Varsity A team her junior season as she led the team in points and rebounds. Sferra was also named the captain of her Hudson Valley Empire Games team that won gold in 2008, while being selected to play in the Metro Classic All Star Benefit Game last season.

"Shelby is another smart, gifted individual coming into this program in recent years," said Fabbri. "Coming from Ursuline and her AAU team, two great basketball programs, rich in tradition, she can bring a lot of experience to Quinnipiac. We are extremely excited to have that type of experience and tradition join our team for the next few seasons."

A 6-foot forward, Keke joins the Bobcats next season from Bowie (Md.) High School. In her three years of high school basketball, Keke has averaged 15.1 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. She leaves Bowie this spring as the women's program's all-time rebounding leader. As captain, Keke led her team to two consecutive Maryland state 4A Division Conference Semifinals. Away from the court, she is a member of the National Honor Society and is the Secretary of the Future Business Leaders of America.

"Robin knows how to play bigger than her frame and has great hands and feet," said Fabbri. "She is a skilled back-to-the-basket player that we look forward to adding to our interior-court players. She is an exceptional student and will be a great addition to our team."

The Bobcats take on NEC opponent Wagner Saturday in Staten Island, N.Y. The Bobcats and Seahawks are set to tip-off at 4 p.m.