Lady Cat Basketball Adds Three Players For 2006-07 Season
06/21/06...Head Coach Jodi Gault and the Lady Cat basketball program have added two recruits and a transfer student-athlete for the 2006-07 season. Former Greater Johnstown High School standout Chasity Ingram has relocated to Pitt Johnstown from Pitt-Titusville, while Coach Gault signed high school recruits Qiuana Brown, a forward from Gateway High School in Monroeville, PA and guard Chrissy Forster from Trinity High School in Camp Hill, PA.
“These three players fit the Lady Cat mold,” Coach Gault said. “Their enthusiasm is what caught my eyes. They are not only good athletes, but are also what we are looking for in student-athletes. I’m excited to coach these talented players. With strong work ethic, these athletes will hopefully become good players in our system,” Coach Gault said.
Chasity Ingram Guard/Forward 5’9” Johnstown, PA / Greater Johnstown H.S.
Chasity Ingram is relocating to Pitt Johnstown from Pitt-Titusville. In two seasons at Pitt-Titusville, Ingram averaged 12.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game on her way to leading the team to a 46-5 overall record. Ingram, a two-time First Team Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference (WPCC) All-Conference and All-State selection, also guided Pitt-Titusville to a pair of WPCC conference and state titles. As a freshman in 2004-05, Ingram averaged 13.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game. Ingram then averaged 9.8 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game as a sophomore. In addition to her basketball accomplishments at Pitt-Titusville, Ingram was also a two-time All-Region and two-time All-State choice as a volleyball player.
Prior to enrolling at Pitt-Titusville, Ingram was a standout player at Greater Johnstown High School where she was a Third Team Pennsylvania AAA All-State selection as a junior. Ingram had triple-doubles of points, rebounds and assists in all but four games over her sophomore and junior years to lead Greater Johnstown to a 41-10 overall record and a District 6 AAA championship in 2002 and a District 6 AAA Runner-up finish in 2003. Ingram scored 984 points before her high school career ended due to a knee injury midway through her senior season.
Qiuana Brown Forward 5’10” Monroeville, PA / Gateway H.S.
In 29 games as a senior, Qiuana Brown averaged 9.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game on her way to being named Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Second Team WPIAL-AAAA. Brown scored 275 points, pulled down 117 rebounds, blocked 10 shots, dished out 47 assists and made a team-high 59 steals in 2005-06 to lead Gateway to a 21-8 record and a trip to the second round of the PIAA State Playoffs. She also shot 45.8% (109-238) from the field, 39.3% (11-28) from behind the three-point line and 53.3% (48-90) from the free-throw line. Brown the Gateway’s Freshman Player of the Year in 2002-03 and a Street & Smith’s Honorable Mention All-American entering her junior season.
Chrissy Forster Guard 5’8” Lewisberry, PA / Trinity H.S.
Chrissy Forster was a three-year starter who helped lead Trinity High School to the 2006 Mid Penn Commonwealth championship and a trip to the Pennsylvania AA Eastern Semi-Finals as a senior. She also guided her team to the 2005 District III AA title and a berth in the PIAA Easter Finals. Forster, a team captain, averaged eight points per game on her way to being named to the Harrisburg Patriot News Big 15 Team. She also grabbed 95 rebounds, had 65 assists, made 55 steals and connected on 24 three-point field goals. Forster, selected to the Sentinel All-Hustle Team, shot 44.0% from the field, 67.0% from three-point range and 66.0% from the free-throw line during the 2005-06 season. In addition, Forster led Trinity to three consecutive championships at the Gettysburg Holiday Tournament from 2004 through 2006. Along with her athletic accomplishments, Forster, the 2006 Senior Class Best Female Athlete, was a Student Council Officer, a Peer Counselor, a Shamrock Ambassador (represented school at public functions) and a member of the Key Club and Pep Club.
Coach Gault and the Lady Cats are coming off of a 20-7 overall record in 2005-06, marking the fourth consecutive 20-win season for the program. Pitt Johnstown must replace three seniors, including 2005-06 Women’s Division II Bulletin Honorable Mention All-American and First Team All-Independent Samantha Conner (Everett, Pa./Everett H.S.). Coach Gault must also replace two-year captain guard Jaclyn Schirf (Loretto, Pa./Bishop Carroll H.S.), who led the team in assists last season, and forward Shannon Reigh (Williamsburg, Pa./Williamsburg H.S.).