Women’s Basketball: Northeastern inks three recruits

By Nate Owen

The women’s basketball team added several prospects to its future over the winter break when head coach Daynia La-Force Mann announced the signing of three recruits to National Letters of Intent.

Tiffany Crews, Jasmine Crew and Tocarra Lynch will join the Husky squad next year as part of a recruiting class ranked in the nation’s top 150 by the All-Star Girls Report.

“All three will be great additions,” La-Force Mann said. “[They] fit into our style of play. We are looking to add to an already talented group of players.”

Crews is a 6-foot, 1-inch forward from Willingboro High School in Willingboro, N.J. She was the Burlington County Player of the year in 2005-06 and is a member of the National Honor Society. She was also named a Burlington County Scholastic League All-Star and an All-South Jersey Group 3 All-Star.

Crew plays for Camden Catholic High School in Camden, N.J. The 5-foot, 5-inch guard was an All-South Jersey first team selection and can contribute as both a passer and a scorer. During the 2005-06 season, Crew led her team to a Non-Public A State Championship, was named one of South Jersey’s top point guards by Southjersey.com and was added to the Top Girls Player to Watch list by the Newark Star Ledger.

Lynch is a forward/center from Trenton Catholic High School in Trenton, N.J. At 6-foot, 3-inches, she will be the tallest Husky on the court since Katarina Andersson in 2002-03. Lynch was named one of the premier post players in the Northeast by the All-Star Girls Report.

Crews and Lynch will join freshman Kim Carr and junior Stefanie Hodell to add much-needed depth and size to a Husky frontcourt that has struggled this season against bigger and more physical opponents. NU currently ranks 11th and 10th in the Colonial Athletic Association in offensive and defensive rebounds, respectively.

Crew has a chance to team with junior Lucia Pablos to help offset the loss of senior point guard Jody Burrows.

Burrows, currently sidelined with a torn ACL, ranks third in Husky history in assists and is tenth in three pointers.

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