Women's basketball welcomes three recruits

Women's basketball welcomes three recruits

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Head Coach Corey Boilard of the Saint Anselm College women's basketball team has announced three additions to the program.

The team welcomes Stephanie Jankovic, Nicole Freddo and Eva Mazur to the fold for the next four seasons. The trio will join a squad that is fresh off of a 17-12 overall record in 2017-18. The Hawks earned their fourth Northeast-10 Conference playoff berth in the last five seasons.

Jankovic, a native of Averill Park, N.Y., joins the squad after a four-year career at Averill Park High School where she played both varsity basketball and volleyball. A four-time All-State selection, Jankovic poured home over 400 points as a senior, averaging around 17 points, eight rebounds, six assists and five steals per game for one of the top programs in New York's Class A.

The team captain helped the Warriors to a Class A sectional title this past season and picked up Tournament Most Valuable Player recognition honors. In total, Jankovic helped her team to four-straight sectional championships in the hotly-contested Class A. In the classroom, Jankovic earned academic plaudits from the YMCA and the Rensselaer County Legislature.

Freddo, who hails from Marblehead, Mass., competed at the Tilton School for the past two seasons. In addition to helping the Rams to back-to-back NEPSAC Class B Championships, Freddo served as a team captain in 2017-18 and was the recipient of the "Most Improved Player" award.

Freddo was named a Lakes Region All-Star as a senior and joined the Rams from Marblehead High School where she collected "Most Improved Player" honors for her time with the Magicians. Academically, Freddo was honored with the Tilton School's Leadership Award and will pursue a business degree on the Hilltop.

Mazur, a native of South Portland, Maine, comes to Saint Anselm following a successful high school career. Beginning her career at Catherine McAuley High School in Portland, Mazur attended South Portland High School as a junior and senior, helping the Red Riots to 35 wins in 40 games spanning those two seasons. The four-time All-Star pick was a Miss Maine Basketball finalist and served as a team captain.

The Southern AA Regional Runners-Up in 2016-17, the tri-captain was a Southern Maine Athletic Association Class AA All-Conference selection and was named to the SMAA All-Defensive Team on two occasions. An SMAA All-Rookie Team selection in 2015, Mazur played AAU basketball for the Maine Firecrackers for Don Briggs, the father of her new teammate, Ashley Briggs.