WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - William and Mary women's basketball head coach Debbie Taylor announced the signing of forward Kasey Curtis (Manassas, Va./Paul VI) guard Alexis Hofstaedter (Richboro, Pa./Council Rock), guard Latrice Hunter (Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Christian) and guard Marlena Tremba (Vienna, Va./Paul VI) to National Letters of Intent. Curtis, Hofstaedter, Hunter and Tremba will be eligible to compete for the Tribe in the Fall of 2013.
"We are extremely excited about our 2013 recruiting class, as we have added four talented athletes who are great student and fantastic young ladies," said Taylor. "Each brings differing qualities and strengths to the court that will fill in the gaps left by the graduation of our five seniors. We are very much looking forward to the impact they will make on our program over the next four years."
Here is a look at the College's 2013 Class:
Forward • 6-2
Manassas, Va./Paul VI
Member of two Paul VI squads that captured Virginia Independent School State Championship's in 2011 and 2012 ... High profile recruit who was sought after by most teams in the CAA ... Played AAU for the Germantown Lady Panthers ... Teammate of Tribe signee Marlena Tremba.
Head Coach Debbie Taylor on Curtis ...
"Kasey is going to be a lot of fun to coach. She is a tireless worker who plays with a lot of energy and emotion. She has the versatility and agility to score inside and out and gets better every time we see her play. She is leader, a physical rebounder and an intense competitor," said Taylor.
Guard • 5-8
Richboro, Pa./Council Rock
Selected to the Bucks County Courier Times First-Team in 2012 ... Earned Delaware Diamond State Classic Christmas Tournament All-Tournament team accolades in 2012 ... A three-time All-League selection (10,11,12) ... Her 464 career assists are a Council Rock school record...Played AAU for the Philadelphia Belles
Head Coach Debbie Taylor on Hofstaedter ...
"Alexis brings a tremendous work ethic and superior knowledge of the game. She is the consummate team player who makes everyone around her better with her ability to distribute and take care of the basketball. In addition, she is an excellent shooter and ball handler who is constantly working to improve her game."
Norfolk, Va./Norfolk Christian High School
Rated a three-star prospect and the nation's 48th best point guard according to ESPN.com's Hoop Gurlz scouting services ... A four-year starter at Norfolk Christian ... All-time leading scorer in Norfolk Christian history ... National Christian School Athletic Association All-American selection in 2012 ... Member of two Norfolk Christian teams (2009 and 2010) that won the Virginia Independent School Athletic Association Division II State Championships ... Three-time All-State selection (10,11,12) ... Has averaged 15 points, eight assists and three steals per game over her high school career .
Head Coach Debbie Taylor on Hunter ...
"We are always thrilled when we can keep a talented Hampton Roads player close to home. Latrice is an exciting player that will bring quickness and versatility to our team. She is an extremely talented guard who has a quick handle, exceptional floor vision, the ablility to score from anywhere in addition to being a lock down defender," said Taylor.
Guard • 5-9
Vienna, Va./Paul VI
Three-year varsity standout at Paul VI ... First-Team All Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) selection in 2012 ... Earned second-team WCAC accolades in 2011 ... Two-time Virginia Independent Schools All-State honoree (2011, 2012) ... Member of two Paul VI teams that won Virginia Independent School State Championships (2011, 2012) ... Garnered Washington Post All-Metro distinctions in 2011 and 2012 ... Named Paul VI team MVP in 2011 ... Teammate of Tribe signee Kasey Curtis.
Head Coach Debbie Taylor on Tremba ...
"Marlena is one of the top shooters in the state and an exceptional passer. Her ability to shoot from long range is uncanny, in addition to her understanding of the game and her court saavy. She will certainly fill the void left by the graduation of Janine Aldridge."