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Women’s basketball scores three in 2015 recruiting class

Story first appeared in the April 16, 2015 edition of the Edinboro University Spectator, which was distributed on campus and around the town of Edinboro.

The 2014-15 season for the Edinboro women’s basketball team was the farewell tour for some of the best players to ever go through the Fighting Scots’ women’s hoops program.

Head coach Stan Swank hopes he found a few players who will be just as good or even better.

Swank announced three players as part of his 2015 recruiting class, which he released late last year. Michelle Jahn, Allison Thompson and Cheniya Sharpe are the trio of future Fighting Scots.

Jahn is one of two local products to be coming to Edinboro. The General McLane Lancer knows a thing or two about Edinboro already. Her father is a member of the university’s athletic hall of fame, her brother was a manager of the football team and her older sister Lindsey Jahn is a current member of the women’s squad.

The 5-foot-7-inch guard averaged 10.9 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per game during her career. She accumulated 124 assists and 186 steals as a Lancer and also shot 37 percent from beyond the arc.

Thompson hails from Villa Maria Academy in Erie. The 6-foot forward averaged 4.5 points per game and four rebounds per game this past season as the Lady Victors went 22-3 and advanced to the second round of the PIAA AAA playoffs.

During her high school career, Thompson was a member of the varsity team for three years, all as a reserve.

The third new Scot has a longer commute to the Boro. The 5-foot-10-inch Sharpe is a product of Trinity Christian School in Fairfax, Virginia. The guard/forward has been a varsity player for the Gryphon’s for four years and was a team captain this past season. In her senior season, Sharpe averaged 11.4 points per game and 5.6 rebounds per contest. She also registered eight double-doubles.

Jahn plans to major in education and Sharpe plans to major in business.

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