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Here are our SUPER SENIOR 25 pre-season picks for 2000-2001 in alphabetical order.  All of these individuals display outstanding skills, and most carry exceptional statistics.  We found this list incredibly difficult to make, and to show you HOW difficult it was, we've included the players who were Just Under the Cut for our list.   These young ladies will be pushing our SUPER SENIOR 25 throughout the season, and don't be surprised if a few of them push their way near the front of the senior basketball class.  We will be updating this list with college choices as they are announced. (*Indicates players from the Northwest Indiana Region).

  • Jessica Aldridge (6’2  C/F) South Bend Clay - (9.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 3.5 apg, 2.0 spg) Moves well for a big girl.  Has excellent shooting range.  Can post up inside or drain the three from behind the arc.  Scored 19 points to help Clay upset  South Bend Washington last year.  (BALL STATE)

  • Ashley Allen (5’9 G/F) Ben Davis - (17.0 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 3.4 apg, 2.4 spg) Gatorade Indiana Player of the Year last season.  Scored the winning basket in last year’s State Championship game against Valparaiso with just seconds on the clock.  Played on the Junior All-Star Core Team this past summer.  Has an unbelievable vertical leap and rebounds very well for her size.  Offensively she can do it all.  A deadly three-point shooter who, when she’s in a zone, can hit the jumper from ANYWHERE on the floor.  (OHIO STATE)

  • Jackie Batteast (6’1 F) South Bend Washington - (21.3 ppg, 14.0 rpg, 3.5 bpg, 3.3 apg, 2.6 spg)  One of the most highly recruited players in the country.  Played on the Junior All-Star Core Team this past summer.  An excellent rebounder who dominates the boards.  A smooth player who can score from anywhere on the floor.  She can slash to the bucket, shoot off the dribble, and nail the three.  Amazing cross-over dribble for a big girl.  Put on a one-woman show at the Portage Sectional last season.  (NOTRE DAME)

  • Hillary Beck (5’5 PG) Kokomo -  Dynamite comes in small packages.  Outstanding quickness and toughness makes her one of the state’s top defenders.  Excellent floor leader with a great shooting range.  Sees the floor well, and most importantly makes her teammates better players.  (MIAMI)

  • Katie Boone ( 5’9 PG) Center Grove - (10.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 4.6 apg, 3.8 spg) One of the top point guards in the state on one of the top teams in the state.  Leads a very balanced Center Grove attack.  Sees the floor well.  Can slash to the basket or hit the open jumper. Good quickness, intelligence and very athletic.  (VALPARAISO)

  • Jill Corbett (5’9 G/F) Cathedral - (13.1 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 3.6 spg, 2.7 apg)  Always gives 100% on the floor and is never out-hustled.  Always seems to be in the right place at the right time.  Played on the Junior All-Star Core Team this past summer.  Tough defender who also rebounds well for her size.  Worked hard on shooting touch and it's paid off.  Leads by example on the floor. (VANDERBILT)

  • *Jenny DeMuth (5’11 G/F) Highland --  (23.1 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 3.9 spg) Named an AAU All-American after the 16U AAU National Tournament in Chattanooga, TN.  Played on the Junior All-Star Core Team this past summer.  A prolific scorer, who slashes to the basket to score.  Strong enough to take the punishment on drives, and gets to the free throw often. Excellent shooting range. A good defender who plays the passing lanes well.  (INDIANA)

  • Kate Doll (5'10 F) Penn -- An athletic forward that has quietly elevated her game over the past year to become the central offensive threat for the Kings(wo)men this season.  Good shooting range, tough on the boards, and a good defender.  An outstanding summer of basketball should carry over into the high school season.  (CLEVELAND STATE)

  • Miranda Eckerle (5’11 F) Franklin County – Has an excellent all-around game.  Very strong, can bang with the big girls inside or score from the perimeter.  Good shooting range and can score from anywhere on the floor.  A tough defender who’s quick and smooth for her size.  Can pull rebounds out of a magic hat.  (EASTERN KENTUCKY)

  • Shyra Ely (6'2 F) Ben Davis -- (19.6 ppg, 11.8 rpg, 2.5 spg, 2.5 apg) Sports Illustrated ranks Ely as the #1 player in the country in the class of 2001.  Was invited to the Colorado Springs to try out for the Junior Olympic squad and made the final fifteen.  One of the most sought after recruits in the country.  Played on the Junior All-Star Core Team this past summer. Great size, quickness and athleticism for a big girl.  Dominates the boards.  Excellent defender with good shot blocking ability.  Good shooting range offensively.   Almost unstoppable in the post.  (TENNESSEE)

  • Kate Endress (6'0 F) Evansville Memorial – Very quick and athletic.  Played on the Junior All-Star Core Team this past summer.  Great offensive skills.  Smooth player who can penetrate to score or hit the outside jumper.  A team player with a great attitude.  Good defender who rebounds well. (BALL STATE)

  • Ebba Gebisa (6'4 G/F) West Lafayette --  Quick and athletic.  Played out of position at point guard last year for her high school team, but how often do you see a big girl with great ball-handling skills?  A lot, if you're in the West Lafayette stands.  Played on the Junior All-Star North Team this past summer.  Quick first step to the basket allows her to blow by slower post players.  Rebounds well and is a good shot blocker.  (WISCONSIN)

  • *Lauren Hansen (6'0 F) Portage --  (12.8 ppg)  Didn’t get a lot of press last season due to teammates Natalie Yudt and Michelle Pickering, but she will this season.  One of the most solid post players in the state.  Runs the floor well for her size, and can score inside or from the perimeter.  Excellent passer who sees the floor well in post traffic.  A good rebounder who plays solid defense. (WHEELING JESUIT)

  • Kathy Hay (6'3 C) Madison --  (98-99 stats:  11.2 ppg, 8.2 rpg)  Coming off a shoulder injury that kept her on the bench last season, but should be one of the top post players in the state.  Good hands for a big girl.  When she’s healthy, she can dominate inside. Good shooting range.  An excellent rebounder and solid defender.  (UNDECIDED)

  • Rachel King (5'8 G) Fort Wayne Luers – (18.7 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 6.3 apg, 3.3 spg)  Plays all out, all the time.  Takes control on the floor and makes everyone around her a better player.  Great competitor who has a passion for the game that can't be taught.  All heart and leaves every bit of it on the floor. Played on the Junior All-Star North Team this past summer.  Excellent all-around player who can score from anywhere.  Solid and creative defender.  (CHARLESTON)

  • Sara Reideman (5'7 G) Greensburg --  One of the most prolific shooters in the state.  She is dangerous from beyond the arc, but can also penetrate to score.  Played on the Junior All-Star South Team this past summer.  A good floor leader with excellent ball handling skills.  (WESTERN KENTUCKY)

  • Maria Rickards (5'9 F) New Albany --  An excellent athlete with a smooth style of play.  Has the strength to post up, and the speed to beat the defender off the dribble.  Played for the Junior All-Star South Team this past summer.  A tenacious defender with long arms and an excellent vertical jump.  (CLEVELAND STATE)

  • *Courtney Rosenbaum (5'11 F) Valparaiso – (16.1 ppg, 9.1 rpg)  No flash, just all results.  Was extremely effective in the post, offensively and defensively, at last year’s State Championship Game against Ben Davis.  A blue-collar post player who excels through hard work and hustle.  Played for the Junior All-Star North Team this past summer.  A consistent scorer who’s always around the basket. One of the best rebounders in the state.  Deceptive speed for her size.  (ST. JOSEPH'S)

  • *Kimberly Smith (5'10 F) Gary West Side – (10.8 ppg, 8.7 rpg) Probably the best athlete in the class of 2001.  Doesn’t get a lot of recognition due to a local schedule and a missed trip to the semi-state last season, but should end up at a major DI college.  Excellent quickness makes her tough to defend.  Excellent vertical leaping ability makes her a force on the boards.  (MIAMI)

  • Kelly Springer (6'0 F) Leo --  (16.6 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 2.1 spg, 2.8 apg) Good quickness for her size.  An excellent offensive player who can post up or score from the perimeter.  A great shooter from beyond the arc and always finds a way to make things happen.  Played for the Junior All-Star North Team this past summer.  Solid defender with good size and strength.  (VALPARAISO)

  • Nina Stone (5'7 G) Pike --  Always looks like she’s having fun on the floor.  Great scorer who can penetrate, shoot off the dribble, or nail it from the perimeter.  Played for the Junior All-Star South Team this past summer.  Lightning-quick speed makes her a solid defender that is hard to beat.  (WESTERN MICHIGAN)

  • *Lee Traynham (5'11 F/C) Valparaiso --  (11.9 ppg, 6.0 rpg) The other half of Valparaiso’s twin towers.  A bring-your-lunchbucket blue collar player who doesn’t get as much press as some of the other post players around the state.  Without her, though, Valpo would definitely struggle.  An intelligent player who sets screens, plays solid defense, and has excellent passing ability.  (STANFORD - Academic)

  • Kristen Weddle (5'11 F) Terre Haute South  --  Suffered an ACL injury after playing only 5 games last year.  If she hadn’t, she would have been a shoe-in for the Junior All-Star Team.  Her long arms and legs make her an excellent defender.  A quick first step allows her to slash to the basket and blow by defenders.  Tough as nails with an excellent shooting range. Great all-around athlete.  Expect this all-business player to make up for lost time by dominating the field.  (TOLEDO)

  • Asjah Zinnerman (5'6 PG) Cathedral --  Excellent ball handler who led Cathedral to a 3A state championship last season.  A good floor leader and steadying influence who plays hard each and every game.  Unselfish, penetrates well and dishes off to wide open teammates.  Knows her role and executes it to perfection.  An solid shooter and effective defender.  (MURRAY STATE)

  • *Sarah Zondor (5'7 G) Crown Point --  (12.6 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 2.3 spg)  Another player who hasn't seen much exposure statewide, but that could change this season.  Considered the purest shooter to ever pass through Crown Point, you can't leave this girl open or she'll make you pay, either on the shot, at the foul line, or both.  Especially dangerous from beyond the arc and shoots well off the dribble.  Strong enough to rebound with the big girls.  (DE PAUW)



  • Kali Carter (6'1 F) Columbus East

  • Amanda Davidson (5'8 G) Brownsburg

  • Cody Davis (5'10 F) Plainfield

  • Sarah Eckart (5'8 G) Center Grove

  • Angie Epps (5'11 F) Center Grove

  • Jamie Grogg (5'7 G) Huntington North

  • Suzie Hayden (5'5 G) FW Snider

  • Jessica Hicks (5'11 F) Manchester 

  • Jessica James (5'9 F) Franklin Central

  • Natasya Johnson (6'2 F) Madison

  • Molly Kemmerer (5'8 G/F) Perry Meridian

  • Alissa Kirby (5'5 G) Mt. Vernon

  • Cassie Kline (5'4 G) Huntington North 

  • Nicole Lesko (5'10 G) Jasper 

  • Maria Marchesano (5'10 G) FW Elmhurst

  • Erica Martin (5'8 G) Kouts

  • Holly McGraw (6'1 F/C) Perry Meridian

  • Racquel Morgan (5'11 F/C) Anderson Highland

  • Erin Moran (5'9 G) Roncalli

  • Maria Renner (6'0 F/C) Decatur Central

  • Shyra Samuels (5'8 G) North Central

  • Julie Shirley (5'10 G/F) Lafayette Jeff

  • Mandy Sichting (6'3 C) Martinsville

  • Amanda Sizemore (5'9 F) New Albany 

  • Jenny Steele (5'11 F) Leo

  • Candice Williams (5'9 F) Lebanon

  • Amy Wisser (5'9 G) Marion


All rankings on this page are basically the humble opinion of the Region Roundball Review pseudo-staff.