Nov. 28, 2007
Loudonville, N.Y. - Head women's basketball coach Gina Castelli announced the signing of two student-athletes to National Letters of Intent this afternoon. Brittany Wilwohl, a 5'6" guard, and Cristina Centeno, a 5'9" guard each confirmed their decision to attend Siena beginning next fall. Both high school seniors completed their paper work during the NCAA's early signing period.
"I am very excited to have Brittany and Cristina join the Siena women's basketball family," explained Castelli. "Both student-athletes complement our current team; and help us transition from the loss of Melissa and Liga in the backcourt."
Wilwhohl, an explosive guard from Erie, Pa., is a three-year starter at Villa Maria Academy. At the conclusion of her sophomore and junior season she was named 1st Team All Region (AA District 10). As a junior, she led the team averaging 11.1 points per game helping Villa Maria Academy to a 27-5 overall record, advancing to the Pennsylvania Class AA State Championship game. For her efforts, she was a Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) All-State nomination.
"Brittany is a skilled guard that comes from a strong program," said Castelli. "She possesses a great scoring ability, and will add depth to the roster."
Centeno, a native of Belleville, N.J., is a four-year starter at Marist High School who can play both the point and off guard position. During her junior year, Centeno helped guide Marist to the New Jersey State Championships quarterfinal round, while also earning All-County First Team honors. At the conclusion of her sophomore season, Centeno was an All-County Second Team selection and earned the Star Ledger's Honorable Mention Award. As a freshman, Centeno ranked second on the team in scoring and assists, while also leading Marist in steals.
Centeno has achieved immense success in the classroom, as well. She was recently inducted to the National Honor Society and has been a fixture on Marist's Academic Honor Roll. Centeno was also inducted to the National Society of High School Scholars.
"Cristina is a wonderful person and an excellent student-athlete," Castelli confirmed. "She is a versatile player who will add depth to the lineup. Cristina can play three positions and will make an immediate impact bringing her skill and leadership ability to the court."
The NCAA Early Signing Period has ended, however Siena has two additional scholarships available for the 2008-09 season.