Lady Cat Basketball Adds Eight Standouts for 2009-10 season
Third-year Head Coach Sasha Palmer and the Pitt-Johnstown women’s basketball program have added eight standout players for the 2009-10 season. Coach Palmer brought in five transfer student-athletes, including Kayla Loughner (Brinklow, MD), a sophomore from Division I Longwood (VA) University, as well as three true freshmen.
“We’re very excited about this recruiting class. This group of newcomers has the potential to help take our program to the next level,” Coach Palmer said.
Kelly Goode Junior Guard 5’7’’ Pleasant Plain, OH/Little Miami High School
Kelly Goode, along with her twin sister Stacy, transferred to Pitt-Johnstown prior to the 2009-10 season after playing two years at NCAA Division III Bethany (WV) College. In those two seasons, Goode played in 53 games (50 starts) averaged 11 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. She also averaged 2.2 steals per game and had 25 blocks. Goode led the team in scoring as a freshman at 13.0 points per game and averaged 5.3 rebounds per game on her way to being named team most valuable player.
At Little Miami High School, Goode averaged 5.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. She finished her career with 481 points, 282 rebounds and 76 assists. As a junior, Goode helped lead Little Miami to a 26-1 overall record and a trip to the Ohio State High School Basketball Final Four for the first time in school history.
She was coached by Mark Short at Little Miami High School.
Stacy Goode Junior Guard 5’7’’ Pleasant Plain, OH/Little Miami High School
Stacy Goode, along with her twin sister Kelly, transferred to Pitt-Johnstown prior to the 2009-10 season after playing two years at NCAA Division III Bethany (WV) College. In those two seasons, Goode played in 53 games (7 starts) and averaged 7.7 points, 2.9 points and 1.9 assists per game. Goode was named Bethany’s Defensive Player of the year as a freshman in 2007-08. Her 80 steals as a freshman is the third highest season total in Bethany history.
At Little Miami High School, Goode averaged 3.8 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. She finished her career with 351 points, 117 rebounds and 109 assists. As a junior, Goode helped lead Little Miami to a 26-1 overall record and a trip to the Ohio State High School Basketball Final Four for the first time in school history.
She was coached by Mark Short at Little Miami High School.
Katie Kendall Junior Guard 5’8’’ Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park High School
Katie Kendall transferred to Pitt-Johnstown prior to the 2009-10 season after playing two seasons at NCAA Division II Lock Haven University. After playing in 13 games as a freshman in 2007-08, Kendall played in 24 games and made 12 starts as a sophomore. In 2008-09, Kendall finished fourth on the team in scoring at 8.3 points per game and led Lock Haven with 51 three-point field goals. Kendall’s seven three-pointers against Bloomsburg University on Jan. 3, 2009 set the Lock Haven single-game record, while her 51 three-pointers were the second most in school history in one season. Kendall shot 33.1% (51-154) from three-point range and finished the 2008-09 season ranked fifth in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) in three-pointers per game.
At Bethel Park High School, Kendall averaged 12.6 points, 1.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game. She finished her career with 977 points, 190 rebounds and 224 assists. Kendall set the Bethel Park High School and WPIAL Playoff Game Record with nine three-pointers against Woodland Hills High School on Feb. 21, 2006. In addition, she holds Bethel Park’s all-time career three-point field goals mark with 172.
She was coached by Jonna Burke at Bethel Park High School.
Kayla Loughner Sophomore Forward 5’11’ Brinklow, MD/Good Counsel High School
Kayla Loughner transferred to Pitt-Johnstown prior to the 2009-10 season after playing one season at NCAA Division I Longwood (VA) University where she played in 16 games (1 start) and averaged 1.7 points and nearly one rebound per game.
At Good Counsel High School, Loughner averaged 8.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game as a senior. She finished her career with 458 points, 229 rebounds and 163 assists. Loughner, a team captain, was named Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) All-Conference in 2007-08. As a senior, Loughner led Good Counsel in three-point field goals and three-point field goal percentage. Loughner was named a 2008 AAU All-American after leading her team to a third-place finish in the AAU Open Division. Loughner was also a member of the Maryland Junior Olympic Team in both 2006 and 2007.
She was coached by Tom Splaine at Good Counsel High School.
Katie McBroom Sophomore Forward 6’0’’ Derry, Pa./Derry Area High School
Katie McBroom transferred to Pitt-Johnstown prior to the 2009-10 season after playing one season at NCAA Division II Mansfield University. McBroom played in 16 games at Mansfield and averaged 1.4 points and 1.8 rebounds in just over eight minutes per game.
At Derry Area High School, McBroom, a three-year letter winner in basketball and volleyball, averaged 10.8 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game as a senior. She finished her career with 826 points, 601 rebounds and 152 assists. McBroom earned WPIAL First-Team All-Section honors as a senior and was tabbed a WPIAL All-Star and an Indiana Optimist All-Star. As a volleyball player, McBroom was a WPIAL Second-Team choice as a senior and an Honorable Mention selection as both a sophomore and a junior. McBroom was also a member of Who’s Who Among American High School Students and Athletes.
She was coached by Ralph McGinnis at Derry Area High School.
Maria Montini Freshman Guard 5’8’’ Irwin, Pa./Hempfield Area High School
At Hempfield Area High School, Maria Montini was a three-time WPIAL AAAA First-Team All-Section selection. Montini, a four-year starter, averaged 14.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game as a senior in 2008-09. She finished her career with 1,021 points, 259 rebounds, 218 assists and 137 three-pointers. Montini played in the 2009 Pennsylvania Roundball Classic All-Star Game and was a three-time Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Female Athlete of the Week choice. Montini was also a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific Ten selection in both 2007 and 2009. Montini scored 25 points on her way to being named Most Valuable Player of the 2009 Kenny Durrett Classic All-Star Game. Montini also garnered All-Tournament Team honors at the Shaler-Etna Tip-Off Tournament in 2006 and 2007 and the Hempfield Area High School Christmas Tournament in 2007.
She was coached by Gene Brisbane at Hempfield Area High School.
Malisa Robinson Freshman Guard 5’7’’ McKeesport, Pa./McKeesport High School
Malisa Robinson was a three year starter at WPIAL AAAA McKeesport High School. Prior to her senior season, ESPN Rise Magazine named Robinson a “Player to Watch” in the Greater Pittsburgh Area. As a senior, Robinson averaged 7.9 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 3.1 steals per game, while collecting five double-doubles. Robinson was a First-Team All-Section selection as a junior, and was named a Daily News Top-10 Player following both her junior and senior seasons. Robinson was selected to play in the Kenny Durrett Classic All-Star Game, and garnered All-Tournament Team honors at the 2008 Elizabeth Forward High School Tournament.
She was coached by Eric Smith at McKeesport High School.
Elisa Schober Freshman Guard 5’5’’ Washington, Pa./McGuffey High School
Elisa Schober was a three-year starter who averaged 12.2 points per game as a senior at McGuffey High School. In 2008, she helped lead McGuffey to its first playoff appearance in 20 years, before making it back-to-back playoff appearances in 2009. She finished her career with 716 points, 162 rebounds and 264 assists. Schober was named first-team all-section as a senior and second team as a junior. She earned the McGuffey High School Dick Kohl Award for Outstanding Academic and Athletic Achievements in 2009. In addition, Schober, the Most Valuable Player at the 2007 McGuffey Christmas Tournament, was a three-time All-Observer Reporter selection and the Observer Reporter Athlete of the Week on Feb. 12, 2009.
She was coached by Mike Calvert at McGuffey High School.
Pitt-Johnstown opens the 2009-10 season at home against Indiana University (PA) on Nov. 15, before hosting the 2009 Lady Cat Classic in the Sports Center on Nov. 21-22.