women’s basketball head coach Nancy Winstel announced
the signing of Hungarian native Rita Stefán
on Tuesday. Winstel’s
Norse posted a 21-8 record in 2006-07.
Ky. - Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball head
coach Nancy Winstel has signed Rita Stefán to a national
letter of intent.
a 5-foot-9 guard and a native of Miskolc, Hungary, played her high
school basketball at Mount de Chantal Visitation Academy in Wheeling,
W. Va. She averaged 12.8 points per game as a senior and made 84.1
percent of her free throws.
is an outstanding athlete who is very good at attacking the basket,”
Winstel said. “She is also a good shooter, but she can really
cause defenses a lot of problems with her ability to score off the
Stefán was named most valuable player of the Ritchie County
Tournament and earned a spot on the Presidential Honor Roll. She
also played for the Hungarian National Team.
really pleased that Rita is going to be a part of our program, and
we think she is going to compete for playing time this season,”
joins an NKU team that posted a 21-8 record last season. The Norse
also advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament for the eighth
time in the past nine seasons.
NKU will return
three starters - post players Angela Healy and Cassie Brannen, along
with guard Nicole Chiodi - in 2007-08. The Norse must replace five
seniors from this season’s team, including All-Great Lakes
Valley Conference standout Brittany Winner and 1,000-point career
scorers Karyn Creager and Karmen Graham.
joins Cincinnati prep star Diondra Holliday of Clark Montessori
and Xenia High School standout Kendra Caldwell as NKU signees for
next season. Holliday, who signed with NKU during the fall, is a
5-foot-5 point guard who averaged 16.8 ppg this season at Clark
6-foot post player, averaged identical numbers of 6.3 points and
6.3 rebounds per game as a senior for Xenia. She blocked 94 shots
during her career for the Lady Buccaneers and earned honorable mention
All-Greater Western Ohio Conference accolades as a senior.