Nov. 15, 2006
FULLERTON, CA - Five high school players have signed National Letters of Intent to continue their basketball careers at Cal State Fullerton beginning with the 2007-08 season head women's basketball coach Dr. Maryalyce Jeremiah announced on Wednesday.
"This is, by far, our best recruiting class yet," Dr. Jeremiah said. "These five athletes are the cream of the crop both athletically and academically. This class is a team all its own with every position giving us a solid scoring and rebounding dimension. Their statistics as juniors speak for themselves and their enthusiasm for the game and their academic goals will be exciting for the Titans."
Katie Avila, a 5-foot-11 forward who prepped at Tehachapi HS, is a two-time All-South Sequoia League and All-Kern County First-Team honoree who averaged 20 points and just under six rebounds per game as a junior for the Warriors.
Also named to the All-CIF Central Section First Team as a junior, Avila shot 58 percent from the floor while helping Tehachapi HS to a 22-6 overall record and a SSL title with a 9-1 record.
Britton Peters, a 5-foot-7 point guard from Bakersfield's Centennial HS, averaged 17.3 points and 7.6 assists per game to lead the Southwest Yosemite League as a junior. She is a two-time All-SWYL First-Team honoree as a sophomore and junior after being named the league's Rookie of the Year as a freshman.
Peters was named to the CalHiSports Top 40 Sophomores List and is twice a member of the All-Area team - including first-team honors as a junior. The Golden Hawks finished 19-10 overall last season and reached the third round of the CIF Central Section Division I playoffs.
Two local products who faced one another on opposite sides of the court, will now form a potent backcourt for the Titans as La Palma Kennedy High School's Lauren Chow and Placentia Valencia High School's Lyndsey Grove join Cal State Fullerton.
Chow, a 5-foot-3 point guard, averaged 17.8 points and just under four assists per game for the Fighting Irish as a junior, helping Kennedy HS to a 14-12 overall record and 7-3 mark in the Empire League for second place tie with Valencia HS.
Grove, a 5-foot-9 guard, averaged 17.2 points and four rebounds per contest for the Tigers, shooting 45 percent from the floor and 77 percent from the free throw line. Valencia HS finished 13-14 overall.
The duo finished second and third, respectively, in the Empire League in scoring.
Continuing a recent trend of recruiting size, the Titans also signed 6-foot-1 forward Jenna Breite from Mt. Carmel HS in San Diego, which finished 29-8 overall and 7-3 in the Palomar League - good for a three-way tie for first place.
Breite led the league in steals (84) and assists (108) as a junior, while finishing second in the league in scoring with 422 points (12.1 ppg), second in blocked shots with 102 (2.9 bpg), and second in rebounds with 371 (10.6 rpg).
She was named to the San Diego Union-Tribune All-Palomar League Second Team while also earning a berth on the All-CIF Division II Second Team.
Cal State Fullerton continues its season-opening road trip on Wednesday night (Nov. 15) at 5:30 p.m. (PT) at Iowa State.