Lady Cat Basketball Program Signs Four Recruits for 2005-06 SeasonMay 17, 2005...Head Coach Jodi Gault and the Pitt Johnstown Lady Cat basketball program has added four recruits for the 2005-06 season. They include: local standouts Jessica Mock (Bishop McCort High School) and Lindsey McCombie (Northern Cambria High School), First Team All-Mountain High League Kristin Irwin (Bellefonte Area High School) and three-time Mid-Penn All-Star Lindsay Cale (Lower Dauphin High School). “Once again, we were able to sign four skilled players with terrific work ethic,” Coach Gault said of this year’s recruiting class. “I feel these student-athletes can develop into strong college players and be very successful in the classroom. Each of them can run the floor and each fits well into the Lady Cat intense style of play,” Coach Gault said.
Kristin Irwin Guard/Forward 5’11” Bellefonte, Pa./Bellefonte Area High School
Lindsey McCombie Guard 5’8” Nicktown, Pa./Northern Cambria High School
Jessica Mock Center 6’0” Johnstown, Pa./Bishop McCort High School
Coach Gault and the Lady Cats are coming off of a 21-6 overall record in 2004-05. Pitt Johnstown must replace senior, All-American forward Melissa Patterson (Alexandria, Pa./Juniata Valley High School). Patterson finished last season ranked 10th in NCAA Division II in scoring at 22.3 points per game and 22nd in steals at 3.4 steals per game. Patterson ended her Pitt Johnstown career ranked 16th on the All-Time Lady Cat Scoring List with 1,196 points. The Lady Cats will open the 2005-06 season at the University of Findlay (OH) Tournament against Glenville State (WV) College on November 18.