POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - The Marist women's basketball team and Head Coach Brian Giorgis have announced the signing of National Letters of Intent (NLI) for three student-athletes. Brittni Lai, Katharine Fogarty and Sydnie Rosales will join the Red Foxes next season as members of the Class of 2017.
"We are ecstatic to have three exceptional student-athletes joining our program next season," Giorgis said. "Each one of them brings a unique set of skill that will help keep us at the level we have been playing at for the past decade."
Brittni Lai - 5-6 - Guard - Irvington, N.Y. - Irvington High School
Lai enters her senior season at Irvington High School, having already played four years of varsity basketball, and has scored 1,456 career points. She averaged 18.6 points per game in her first two years, which were played at Edgemont, before averaging 16.1 points per game the past two seasons at Irvington. Lai also led her teams in steals, averaging three per game over four years, and assists in each season while winning two state championships and one federation championship. She has been named All-Section and All-State each of the past three seasons and was named the New York State Championship MVP following the 2011-12 season. In the classroom, Lai is an honor student and a New York scholar athlete.
Sydnie Rosales - 5-9 - Guard - Loudonville, N.Y. - N.Y. Colonie High School
Rosales has been a member of the N.Y. Colonie varsity team since seventh grade and helped lead the team to a Class AA Sectional Title last year as a junior. She finished the tournament averaging 21 points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals per game. Rosales also played AAU for the Saratoga Sparks, a team that finished in the top-10 nationally each of the past three seasons, including a runner-up finish in 2012. She is an excellent student as well, earning All-Academic honors the past three years.
Katharine Fogarty - 6-2 - Forward - Peterborough, N.H. - The Governor's Academy
Fogarty comes to Marist with a very impressive resume. Through her three years at The Governor's Academy, Fogarty as scored 1,220 points, a 20 PPG average, and collected 770 rebounds, for an average of 12 per game. She has also averaged three assists and two blocks. In all three years, Fogarty has led the Independent School League (ISL) in scoring and rebounding. She is a three-time member of the All-ISL First Teams and the All-New England First Team (New England Prep School Athletic Conference) as well as having been named team MVP in each of her first three seasons. Off of the coury, Fogarty has been named to her school's honor roll in each quarter.