WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross women's basketball coaching staff has announced the signing of five players who will join the Holy Cross program in the fall of 2014. Tricia Byrne (Dunmore, Pa.), Katie Doherty (Holbrook, N.Y.), Shannon Druck (New Freedom, Pa.), Amy Hasenauer (Rochester, N.Y.) and Infiniti Thomas-Waheed (Newton, Mass.) will all don the purple and white for the Crusaders next winter.
"This is a great group of student-athletes that will help us fill the voids of the class of 2014," associate head coach Ann McInerney said. "The new players will compete for playing time right away and will be key contributors next season. They are all quality student-athletes who come from great families and great basketball programs and we are excited that they will be joining us next season!"
Byrne is a 5-5 guard from Scranton Prep High School in Scranton, Pa. Named Times-Tribune Girls Player of the Year in 2013, Byrne was tabbed third team All-State as a junior. She led her team to a Lackawanna League Division I championship and also to a deep run in the state tournament where she averaged 19.8 points per game. Byrne tallied her 1,000th career point during the state tournament. She plays AAU basketball for the Lehigh Valley Fever.
Doherty is a 5-9 guard from Sachem East High School in Farmingville, N.Y. She averaged 16.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per game as a junior and helped lead her team to the state semifinal. Doherty was named first team All-State last season and was also tabbed All-League and All-County. She plays AAU basketball for the Long Island Lightning.
Druck is a 5-8 guard from Susquehannock High School in Glen Rock, Pa. As a junior last season, Druck averaged 10.7 points and 6.0 rebounds per game and helped lead her team to an 18-9 overall record in 2013. She plays AAU basketball for the Keystone Force.
Hasenauer is a 6-2 forward from Hilton Central High School in Hilton, N.Y. She averaged 12.2 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game in 2013. Hasenauer was named to the Monroe County League All-County team in 2013 and 2012, and helped guide her team to a league championship as a sophomore. Her AAU team, the Rochester Revolution, was 19-2 in national showcase tournaments in 2012.
Thomas-Waheed is a 5-10 guard from Newton North High School in Newton, Mass. She averaged 17.6 points and 17.6 rebounds per game last season to earn All-Bay State honors and a spot on ESPN Boston's All-State team. Thomas-Waheed helped lead her team to a conference title a season ago and the No. 2 seed in the MIAA Division I tournament. She plays AAU basketball for NH Rivals.
Holy Cross returns to action on Tuesday, Nov. 26, when it will host UMass at 7:00 p.m.