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#33 Jaclyn Schirf


#33  Jaclyn Schirf

Senior     Guard

Height: 5'7"

Hometown:  Loretto, Pa.

High School:  Bishop Carroll

Major:  Pre-Medicine/Optometry

As a Lady Cat
Jaclyn, a two-year team captain for Head Coach Jodi Gault, started all 27 games in 2004-05 and has played in every Lady Cat game over the last two seasons.  She finished second on the team in assists (3.1 apg.), fourth in rebounding (3.2 rpg.) and fifth in scoring (6.6 ppg.) in helping to lead Pitt Johnstown to a 21-6 record a year ago.
     Jaclyn also shot the ball well during the 2004-05 season.  Her 46.2% (49-106) shooting from the field ranked third behind Samantha Conner and Jessica Zapf, while her 47.4% (18-38) shooting from behind the three-point line led the Lady Cats.  Jaclyn also finished third in free-throw percentage at 81.3% (61-75)  behind Conner and Melissa Patterson.
As a junior, Jaclyn led or tied for the team lead once in rebounding, seven times in assists and six times in steals.  She also scored in double-figures five times and scored seven or more points eight other times.
     In her first three seasons as a Lady Cat, Jaclyn has career-highs of 16 points against Columbia Union (MD) College on Feb. 27, 2005, seven rebounds against Davis & Elkins (WV) College on Jan. 31, 2005 and eight assists against Concord (WV) University on Jan. 15, 2005.  Jaclyn also grabbed six rebounds on six other occasions and dished out six assists three other times.
     In 72 games-played in her first three seasons, Jaclyn has averaged 3.1 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.  She has also connected on 41.2% (63-153) of her field goals, 39.7% (23-58) of her three-point field goals and 79.8% (75-94) of her free-throws.
Jaclyn is a durable, hard-nosed, dedicated player who has the ability to play any position on the floor.  She is a well-conditioned, disciplined player who plays terrific defense.  Coach Gault will need Jaclyn to continue to be a leader at both ends of the court during the 2005-06 season.
     She is the daughter of Jim and Ida Schirf.  Jaclyn is a recipient of a Leadership Academic Scholarship at Pitt Johnstown. 


At Bishop Carroll High School
     Jaclyn averaged 9.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game as a senior to help lead Bishop Carroll High School to the 2002 PIAA Class A State Championship.  Schirf, a three-year starter who earned the 2002 “Miss Hustle Award” at the school, finished her career with 761 points, 324 rebounds, 208 assists, 129 steals and three trips to the post season playoffs.  
     She was named 2001-02 First Team Laurel Highlands Conference and earned North Team Most Valuable Player at the 2002 Summit Quest All-Star Game.  Schirf also played for the Cambria County team in the 2002 Big John Riley All-Star Game.  She was named to the 2001-02 CDM Laurel Highlands All-Star Team and was selected Third Team Altoona Mirror All Area…in 2000 and 2001, the Altoona Mirror named her Honorable Mention All-Area.
     Schirf is a two-time All-Tournament Team selection at the State College Rotary Tournament and recipient of the 2001 State College Rotary Tournament Kiwanis Most Valuable Person Award.
     Schirf was coached by Bob Gongloff at Bishop Carroll High School. 


Last Reviewed: October 12, 2005