WHEELING - Wheeling Jesuit women's basketball program has added four new faces to the 2013-14 roster. Coach Debbie Buff's second recruiting class will fill the missing pieces for WJU's offensive and defensive system.
"We are excited and eager to get started with the 2013-14 campaign with the players we have joining our program," Buff said. "With a talented recruiting class and our young team gaining valuable playing experience, this (year's) team should be exciting to watch."
During the Fall signing period, the Cardinals acquired Olentangy High School standout Lydia Hyburg.
The latest additions to Wheeling Jesuit's recruiting class include Jaana Motton, Chelsea Richardson and Kylie Frizell.
Motton, a Columbus, Ohio, native, will join Hyburg to add depth to the Cardinals' interior game. The Bishop Hartley High School standout earned first team All-CCL for three consecutive years. As a sophomore, Motton was named to the All-District Honorable Mention team and followed with a pair of first team all-district awards (2012, 2013) coupled with District Co-Player of the Year (2012) and a Top 10 selection in 2013. In addition, Motton was an All-Ohio Special Mention player in 2012 and 2013.
Richardson is a 5-9 guard from Gateway High School in Monroeville, Pa. As a senior, she led the Gators to a 21-6 record by averaging 11 points and six assists per game while adding two steals and four rebounds. She is a three-time team captain for three WPIAL Championship teams and earned WPIAL All-Section Team twice, 2012 and 2013.
In addition, Richardson was selected to the 18th Annual Hoops for a Cure and the Champions' Association 38th Annual Western Pennsylvania High School All-Star teams.
Frizell is a 5-10 wing from Smithville, Ohio. She led Smithville High School with 16.3 points per game on 47-percent shooting from the floor while collecting three assists, and 6.6 rebounds a game. She posted a school's best single-season free-throw record at 88 percent, making 61 of 69 shots. Frizell was a four-time first team All-WCAL selection and WCAL Player of the Year in 2013.
In addition, she was named to the first team all-district all four years and All-Ohio Special Mention as a junior and senior. Frizell competed in Ohio's North-South game and ranks second in Ohio's career 3-.