Nov. 12, 2008
Steinmeyer Inks Four in 2009-10 Recruiting Class
MARYVILLE, Mo. - A pair of 6-1 twins, a three-point specialist and a prolific scorer are the first four signees for head women's basketball coach Gene Steinmeyer's 2009-10 recruiting class. Candace and Alexis Boeh of Olathe, Kan., Emily Hauder of Bellevue, Neb., and Leah Day of Holton, Kan., all signed National Letters of Intent today during the early signing period.
Candace averaged 11.1 points and 8.1 rebounds per game last season before suffering an injury that kept her out of the final seven games. She holds Olathe Northwest High School single-game records for points (23) and blocked shots (4) and was a second-team All-Sunflower League selection.
Alexis averaged 14.1 points per game last season and led the Sunflower League with nearly 10 rebounds per contest. She holds single-game records for rebounds (20) and free throws (12-of-12) and is the only player in the young Olathe Northwest history to record a triple-double with 16 points, 18 rebounds and 10 steals. She was a first-team all-league selection.
Hauder is on pace to become Bellevue West's all-time scoring leader. As a junior, she averaged 15.5 points and eight rebounds a game and had a career-best 27 points in a double-overtime loss to Omaha Westside. She is a two-time honorable mention all-state selection and a two-time all-metro second-team player. She was the Bellevue Player of the Year for the 2007-08 year.
Day shot 42 percent from beyond the three-point arc last season at Holton High School and was an honorable mention all-state selection as a junior. She's led her teams to a 46-4 record in the past two years and a state runner-up finish in Class 4A in 2007-08.
"This recruiting class fills some giant voids for next year," said Steinmeyer. "Both the Boeh sisters have excellent fundamentals. They can score and are great rebounders. Hauder and Day can really score. With four senior guards graduating, it was important to find good offensive players. The fact that Hauder will become the all-time leading scorer at Bellevue West is no small task. Several excellent college players have graduate from Coach Matt Fritche's program."
Northwest begins its 2008-09 season Nov. 15 at the 2008 national runner-up South Dakota. Tip off from Vermillion High School is 1 p.m.
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