Nolan Announces Women's Basketball Class of 2018
Dec. 12, 2013
EASTON, Pa. - Lafayette women's basketball head coach Dianne Nolan announced the signing of three student-athletes to the Lafayette Class of 2018. Ellen Graham, Anna Ptasinski and Samantha Stipa will join the 2014-15 team.
Graham is a 6-2 center/forward from Lincoln-Way North High School in Frankfort, Ill. Last season, Graham shot 56 percent from the field, grabbed 172 boards and blocked 53 shots. She is currently serving as team captain for Lincoln-Way North.
Ptasinski, sister of men's basketball junior Joey Ptasinksi, is a 5-10 guard from Highlands Ranch, Colo. During her junior season, she averaged six points and three rebounds per game and shot 90 percent from the free throw line. Her Regis Jesuit team won the 2013 Colorado State Championship, and she is one of six student-athletes from her team to sign with a Division I program.
Stipa is a 5-5 point guard from Spring-Ford High School in Royersford, Pa. She averages 13 points per game, was a finalist for the PIAA AAAA MVP award and was a First Team PIAA AAAA All State selection. Stipa was also named Pottstown Mercury Player of the Year and a member of the District 1 and PIAA AAAA State Champion team.