Nov. 13, 2008
Three players have signed letters of intent to attend Eastern Washington University and play for the women's basketball squad, head coach Wendy Schuller announced. The signees will begin their Eastern careers in 2009-10 after inking their names shortly after the NCAA early signing period began.
The new players include Na'Derra Carey, a 5-7 guard from Canyon Del Oro High School and a native of Tucson, Ariz., Courtney Nolen, a 6-1 forward from Del Oro High School and a native of Penryn, Calif., and Jordan Schoening, a 5-7 guard from nearby Post Falls (Idaho) High School.
Carey was named Arizona Daily Star All-Southern Arizona after helping lead Flowing Wells High School to an Arizona 4A state championship as a junior.
"Nadi is a tremendous athlete and a great basketball player," head coach Wendy Schuller said. "She will bring another level of toughness to our perimeter game and is a player who could make an immediate impact in the Big Sky."
Nolen was named first team All-Sierra Foothill League her first three years while leading her high school squad to league titles each of those seasons. As a junior, she averaged 10 points and 10 rebounds per game.
"Courtney is a long, athletic forward who plays with a lot of energy," Schuller said. "We think she'll be a great fit for us inside with her ability to rebound, defend and run the floor."
Schoening was named second team All-North Idaho and All-Inland Empire League as a junior. She played club basketball for former Eagle assistant coach Chris Carlson and the North Idaho Elite.
"Jordan is an outstanding addition to our team," Schuller said. "She has great range on the perimeter and is a hard-nosed defender. She is a local product, and Eagle fans will be very excited that she stayed home to play college basketball.
"I want to thank my assistants for the outstanding job they have done in bringing this class to Eastern. It has been a pleasure to get to know these young women and their families. They are all outstanding players and will help elevate us to another level of athleticism and talent. All three are winners and are excited to wear the red and white next season."