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Women’s College Basketball; Rider Signs Three

LAWRENCEVILLE—Rider University Head Women’s Basketball Coach Lynn Milligan has announced that three student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to further their education and continue their basketball careers at Rider.

Alyssa Parsons, Lauren Gregg and Sarah Homan returned NLI’s joining Rider’s Class of 2012.

“We are thrilled these three talented young ladies have chosen to be a part of Rider University and our basketball program,” said Milligan who is in her first season as head coach of the Broncs.  “They are committed to the future success of this team and are willing to do what it takes for us to reach the goals of the program. They are great basketball players but more importantly terrific people. They are all important pieces to the puzzle of our future.”

Parsons, a 5’5” point guard from Philadelphia, Pa., is currently a senior at Archbishop Wood and is a two-time Second Team All-Catholic League honoree.

“Alyssa is a tough, heady, smart Philadelphia point guard,” Milligan said.  “She has the attitude and work ethic to succeed at Rider both on and off the court.  She is a natural leader.”

Gregg, a 5’8” senior guard from Collingswood High in South Jersey, is a two-time All-Group II and two-time Colonial Conference honoree while leading the team in scoring her sophomore and junior seasons.  Gregg also lettered in soccer.

“Lauren is the type of player who can do a bit of everything,” Milligan said.  “She can run, pass defend, and shoot the ball.  She only plays one way and that is hard.  She is skilled enough to play either guard position and can score in a number of ways.”

Homan, a 6’3” center from Upper Darby, Pa., is a senior at Delco Christian earning First Team All-League and Third Team All-Delaware County honors while averaging 15 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks per game as a junior.

“Sarah brings a great element of size to our team,” said Milligan.  “She is versatile in the paint.  She can post up and hit the 15 foot jumper and she will be a great complement to our inside game.”

Rider (3-2) travels to Penn to face the Quakers Wednesday night at the Palestra.