Nov. 20, 1997
Notre Dame Announces Second Recruit for 1998-99
NOTRE DAME, Ind. --- Ericka Haney, a 6-1 forward from
Toledo, Ohio, has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend
the University of Notre Dame and member of the Class of 2002.
Haney is the second signee for the Irish women's basketball
coach Muffet McGraw during the early signing period as Notre
Dame also signed 5-8 guard Sherisha Hills out of Tampa, Fla.
Haney, rated 49th on Blue Star Basketball's list of the top 60
seniors in 1997-98. As a junior, she led Toledo Catholic
Central in scoring (16.0 ppg.), rebound (12.0 ppg.) and blocks
(3.0 blks.). Haney earned first-team all-state, all-city and
all-district honors last season as well as being named the
Associated Press District Seven Player of the Year.
A four-year captain and three-year starter at Toledo Central
Catholic, she led her squad to a 23-3 campaign in 1996-97 after
winning her team to the Toledo City Athletic League
championship as well as district and sectional crowns. In
addition, Haney helped her squad to the state regional finals.
A member of the Ohio Heat AAU team, her squad finished ninth at
the nationals and second in the state tournament this past
summer. In addition, Haney was named to the AAU All-America
A track standout, Haney holds school records in the 100-meter
hurdles, 200 and 400-meters and the high jump. A high school
All-American in the hurdles, she finished second at the state
championships in the 100 hurdles and 200 meters in the spring
"Ericka is the type of player we needed in the post," McGraw
says. "She's very versatile and can play either at the three
or four positions on the floor. Ericka is an athletic player
with good post moves and strong defensively skills.
"Ericka and Sherisha fill a lot of needs for us. They are both
extremely talented players; we'll be a much more athletic team
with them in the lineup. They were are first two choices, so
we're pleased they will both be part of our program."