Providence, RI- Brown University women's basketball coach Jean Marie Burr has recently announced six newcomers to join her 2010-2011 squad: Sophie Beutel (Toronto, ON), Lauren Clarke (Colts Neck, NJ), Jordin Juker (Boise ID), Jacqueline Schoninger (New York, NY), Maggie Smith (Liburn, GA) and Carly Wellington (Lake Oswego, OR).
"I expect this class to elevate our level of play, having proven to have made an impact on the court leading their respective teams," said Burr. "Their experience and passion for the game will help in our mission to bring Brown basketball back to the top of the Ivy League."
Beutel, a 6-1 forward from Northern Secondary School, averaged a double-double during her 2009-10 season netting 21 points and grabbing 11 rebounds per game to lead her team to a 17-4 record. She was Northern Secondary School's Most Valuable Player her senior year, and was named All-Canadian and selected to participate in the All-Canada Classic Rumble in the T-Dot game. Beutel was a Toronto Star First Team Greater Toronto Area All-Star, and was a Seneca College tournament MVP. For her career, Beutel averaged 18 points and 10 rebounds per game, shot 62 percent from the field and was a 75 percent free throw shooter. She also guided her team to a 30-8 record in two seasons at Northern Secondary School.
Clarke, a 5-6 guard hailing from Colts Neck High School, was her team's Most Valuable Player all four years and was a team captain for three. Clarke averaged 15 points and four rebounds per game during her senior season, and helped lead her squad to a 25-4 record. Clarke received first team All-District and All-Division four consecutive years, and was a three-time first team All-County selection. Also, Clarke was a three-time third team All-State honoree, and a three-time first team All-Shore selection after leading her high school squad to a 101-17 record during her career.
She holds the Colts Neck High School records for points (1,772), three-point field goals (546), free throws, free throw attempts, free throw percent (78.6), and ranks second in steals and assists. Her high school jersey (No. 10) has also been recently retired.
Juker, a 6-0 forward from Boise High School, was a 2010 5A State Player of the Year and earned first team All-State honors. A four-year varsity starter and Boise High School's Most Valuable Player in both 2009 and 2010, Juker averaged 10.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game during her senior campaign, and received first team All-Conference honors all four seasons and was a second team All-State selection in 2009. She received the 2010 Idaho Distinguished Student Award, was the SIC Conference Player of the Year, and was on the All-Idaho All-Star team.
Schoninger, a 5-8 guard from Fieldston School, averaged 24 points and six rebounds per game during her senior season. A Basketball Coaches Association of NY Top 50 player, Schoninger earned first team All-Conference honors three times and was also a two-time All-NYS first team Independent Schools selection. Also, Schoninger was named to the NY Post First Team All-Bronx, was a two-time NY Daily News First Team All-Bronx selection, and was a NYS Sportswriters second team All-State NY Class B selection. She holds school records for most points in a game (49), season and a career, and helped lead Fieldston School to a 78-22 overall record during her four years.
Smith, a 5-11 guard/forward, led Parkview High School to three region championships and also a state final four elite eight appearance as her high school team ranked in the top 50 by ESPN in both 2009 and 2010. A Gwinnett County Honorable Mention, Smith was a Scholar-Athlete and Player of the Month. She led her AAU basketball team to seven state championships and guided her squad to a second place finish in the 16u AAU Nationals in 2009. Her senior season at Parkview, Smith netted 10 points and grabbed 4.1 rebounds per game, and was a 75 percent free-throw shooter.
Wellington, a 6-2 forward from Jesuit High School, averaged 10.3 points and 10 rebounds per game during her senior season. A 2010 team captain and Second Team All-Metro League selection, Wellington was the SSA Jesuit Female Athlete of the Year and received both the Coach's Leadership Award and Captains Award, and also was a 2009 Honorable Mention All-Metro League honoree.