January 19, 2010

Women's Basketball Signs Three To National Letters Of Intent For 2010-11 Season

HAMDEN, Conn. - Quinnipiac University women's basketball Head Coach Tricia Fabbri has announced the signing of three players to National Letters of Intent (NLI) for the 2010-11 season. Brittany Hill (Mechanicsville, Va.), Camryn Warner (Keene, N.H.) and Brittany McQuain (Independence, Mo.) will all join the Bobcats next season.

"I think this could be one of our most talented incoming classes we have inked to date," Fabbri said. "There are a lot of expectations on these young ladies' shoulders coming into a program to continue our winning ways."

Hill is a 5-foot-8 point guard and a 1,000-point scorer from Atlee High School. She was named to the all-district team during both her sophomore and junior seasons. This season, Hill has been averaging 21 points per game in her senior campaign at Atlee. Hill scored 24 of her team's 37 points in a 17-point victory against Lee-Davis on Jan. 10 to reach to 1,000-point milestone.

"Brittany is a tremendous point guard and floor general with abilities to score from the perimeter," Fabbri said. "Her style allows her to stretch the defense. She will come into this program and learn the style that will allow us to attack the other team's defense, while giving us needed depth at the guard position."

Warner comes to Quinnipiac from Keene High School in western New Hampshire. The 6-foot-2 forward will add size and skill to the Bobcats' front-court next season as a freshman. Warner is listed by ESPN's insider as one of New Hampshire's top prospects in this year's recruiting class and is only one of two players from the state to have signed an NLI to this point.

"She will be one of our most athletic, most versatile guard/forwards that can shoot the three, run the floor and score from many different areas," Fabbri said. "She is truly talented when facing the basket in the paint. Her athleticism is a great for our style of transition play."

McQuain will join the Bobcats in the low post next season as a 6-foot-1 forward for Coach Fabbri. Playing for William Chrisman High School in Independence, Mo., McQuain will add size and depth down low for the Bobcats in the coming seasons. She credits location and the coaching staff with her decision to come to Quinnipiac for the 2010-11 season.

"Brittany is truly a back-to-the-basket player who is going to be physically dominant force down low," said Fabbri. "We have had size and physicality before, but she is a player who will score like Ashlee Kelly did here. She is a great player on the block and really comfortable scoring with her back to the basket."

Quinnipiac returns to action on Thursday, Jan. 21 as it takes on Bryant in the second game of a home-and-home week. The Bobcats and Bulldogs will tip-off from Lender Court at the TD Bank Sports Center at 5 p.m.