The Insider Exposure – New England Exposure Showcase took place Saturday, October 20th at The Wheeler School. The showcased featured players from the 2019-2024 classes. The day was filled with a skills session, Q & A session, and an afternoon comprised of 5-on-5 full court games.
We will be posting event recaps following the below schedule:
Thursday, 10/25 – Class of 2019 & 2020
Friday, 10/26 – Class of 2021 & 2022
Monday, 10/29 – Class of 2023 & 2024
Class of 2021:
Samantha Dewey • 6’1 • Pos: F/C • Melrose/Rivals – Dewey is a strong and mobile post player that can impact the game in many different ways. She does a good job of sealing in the post and making strong back to the basket moves both right and left. Additionally, Dewey is more than capable of knocking down midrange and 3 point shots. She sets solid balls screens and rolls with a purpose. On the defensive end, she does a good job of staying straight up in the post and deterring shots without fouling. Dewey sprints the floor hard in transition.
Nicolette D’Itria • 5’5 • Pos: PG • St. Mary’s/North Shore Blizzard – D’Itria looks to push the ball in transition and pass ahead to teammates to beat the backpedaling defense down the floor.
Ella Fiore • 5’10 • Pos: G/F • St. Andrew’s-RI/Rivals – Fiore can score on all 3 levels with her ability to play inside-out. She has a solid 3 point shot, both set and off the dribble as well as her ability to attack the hoop and finish both right and left. She is physically strong and can finish through contact. Fiore is a strong rebounder and can defend multiple positions.
Casey Hunt • 5’8 • Pos: PG/G • Bradford Christian Academy/Rivals – Hunt is a combo guard that is equally comfortable playing on or off the ball. She runs the floor hard in transition and can finish both right and left as well as leading the break herself and having good court vision to find her teammates running with her.
Allison Ingalls • 5’10 • Pos: F • Pinkerton Academy/SNH Saints – Ingalls moves well without the ball and gets to her spots on the perimeter with her feet ready to shoot. She attacks the hoop strong and isn’t afraid of contact – she is physically strong to be able to withstand it. Ingalls is a strong rebounder and can finish in traffic.
Kate Keenan • 5’6 • Pos: PG/G • Wheeler School/MPC Royals – Keenan has good form from 3 with a quick release. She uses ball fakes within the half court offense to move the “d” and has a solid handle. Keenan has good court vision and looks to push the ball in transition. On the defensive end, she is active and gets lots of deflections.
Jillian Lombardi • 5’8 • Pos: G • Palmer/Springfield Ballers – Lombardi pushes the ball off steals in transition and looks to attack the hoop. She is aggressive to the glass on both ends and is more than capable of knocking down the 3-ball.
Lulu Ohm • 5’4 • Pos: PG • Waltham/Bay State Jaguars – Ohm is a shifty ball handler with a plus handle. She can score on all 3 levels and reads the defense well. Ohm attacks the hoop with her head up and has great vision to find her open shooters and cutters when the defense collapses.
Michaela O’Neil • 5’10 • Pos: F • Newton North/Bay State Jaguars – O’Neil is aggressive to the glass and can initiate the break herself, looking to push the ball and is very unselfish. Within the half court offense, she sets solid screens and can catch in stride, keeping the ball high, and finish in traffic.
Sydney Pavao • 5’9 • Pos: G • Burlington/Rivals – Pavao attacks the basket strong and can finish with contact. She has a soft touch and finishes high off the glass to avoid the taller post players.
Riley Rottkamp • 5’7 • Pos: PG/G • Our Lady of Mercy/LI Renegades – Rottkamp is solid with ball pressure and has great court vision. This is especially true in the open court when she finds her teammates who are running the floor with her. Rottkamp has good form from 3. On the defensive end of the floor, she has active hands as an on-ball defender to get tips/steals.
Ariana Silvia • 5’7 • Pos: PG • Falmouth/Bay State Jaguars – Silvia provides a lot of on-ball pressure that makes the opposing team’s ball handler uncomfortable. She does a good job of closing the space when the ball is dead as well as getting over the top on ball screens and keeping the ball handler in front.
Riley Sprague • 5’5 • Pos: PG • North Kingstown/RI Breakers – Sprague has solid form as a 3 point shooter. She is calm with ball pressure and has a good handle.
Tahlia Tah • 5’8 • Pos: G • Archbishop Williams/Bay State Jaguars – Tah has a plus handle that allows her to make plays with good decision-making off the dribble/penetration. She is capable of knocking down midrange jumpers consistently as well as finishing both right and left off her attacks. Tah is physically strong and an overall tough player.
Taylor Webber • 5’11 • Pos: F • Suffield/CT Avengers – Webber is an active and mobile post player who does a good job of contesting shots well on the perimeter. She has a long wingspan and closes out under control so she doesn’t get beat off the dribble.
Class of 2022:
Kiara Cerruti • 5’9 • Pos: G/F • Canton /Nex Elite – Cerruti attacks the hoop strong and can finish with contact. She contact rebounds and is aggressive to the glass on both ends of the floor. Cerruti can initiate the break herself as she has a solid handle and the capability to play inside-out on both ends of the floor.
Catherine Cole • 5’6 • Pos: PG • Lebanon/SNH Saints – Cole is an active defender who digs in when off the ball while still able to recover to her own player on a kick out. She has good lateral quickness as an on-ball defender and closes the space. On the offensive end, Cole has some crafty attacks to the hoop with the ability to finish against taller opponents.
Rebecca Farnum • 5’7 • Pos: G • Pinkerton Academy/SNH Saints – Farnum cuts extremely hard without the ball and does a good job of coming off screens and reading the defense to either curl or flare for an easy jumper. She sprints the floor hard in transition and is a solid shooter from 3.
Claire Finney • 5’7 • Pos: G • Central Catholic/Rivals – Finney is a knock down 3 point shooter with range. She uses this to her advantage when defenses run at her on close-outs to be able to attack and finish in traffic. Finney has good vision off penetration to find her open shooters and is a strong rebounder from the guard spot.
Carrie Hess • 5’9 • Pos: G • Shrewsbury/Bay State Jaguars – Hess crashes the boards on the offensive end of the floor and can finish quick putback attempts. She has smooth form as a 3 point shooter and is very confident.
Amanda Hill • 6’1 • Pos: G/F • The Governor’s Academy/SNH Saints – Hill is athletic and versatile on the defensive end with her long wingspan and ability to guard multiple positions. She stays low on the ball and closes out under control. On the offensive end, Hill shows well to the ball in the post and seals well, with the ability to make strong back to the basket moves. She is more than capable of stretching the “d” and knocking down the 3-ball as well.
Avah Ingalls • 5’8 • Pos: PG/G • Pinkerton Academy/SNH Saints – Ingalls can score on all 3 levels with a smooth jumper and the ability to finish both right and left off her attacks. As a combo guard, she is comfortable playing on or off the ball within the half court offense. On the defensive end, Ingalls has good lateral quickness to be able to pressure the ball handler and make them uncomfortable. She does a good job of contact rebounding and initiating the break herself.
Oralye Kiefer • 5’11 • Pos: G/F • Wayland/Bay State Jaguars – Kiefer is aggressive to the glass and keeps the ball high on offensive boards to make quick putbacks. She has the ability to play inside-out and is a smooth shooter from 3.
Mia Mancini • 5’2 • Pos: PG • Wheeler School/Rivals – Mancini has great vision off penetration and is very unselfish. She showed some crafty attacks and finishes in traffic and is a very strong rebounder for her size and position.
Cristina Negron • 5’7 • Pos: G • Williston Northampton/Mass Frenzy – Negron runs the floor hard in transition and can finish in traffic. She moves well without the ball and gets into the gaps and in the passer’s field of vision so she is always an option.
Avery O’Connor • 5’11 • Pos: G • Dedham/Bay State Jaguars – O’Connor is capable of attacking from the perimeter both right and left and finishing in traffic with contact. She has her head up on her attacks to see when the defense collapses and kick the ball out. On the defensive end of the floor, she is a versatile defender who uses her length and wingspan to her advantage.
Lucy Palmer • 5’6 • Pos: PG • Masconomet/Rivals – Palmer does a great job of getting her feet and hands set before the catch. She has a super quick release into her shot that allows her to get her shot off from anywhere on the court.
Emma Pollini • 5’6 • Pos: G • Pinkerton Academy/SNH Saints – Pollini is a strong defender, both on and off the ball. She works hard to stay in front of the ball handler when guarding the ball as well as get in the passing lanes and get in help when away from the ball. On the offensive end, she has the ability to attack the hoop and finish both right and left. But, she is very unselfish in looking to find her open teammates and making the extra pass.
Samantha Rogala • 5’5 • Pos: G • Norwood/Mass Huskies – Rogala does a great job of anticipating on the defensive end and is very active on and off the ball. On the other end of the floor, she has a solid handle and can knock down the 3-ball.