Monday July 3, 2017
Lancaster, CA – The UAV Pioneers women's basketball signed four more players to further solidify an already outstanding incoming recruiting class.
Marinda Valentin and Kaylyn James inked with the Pioneers to continue their basketball careers. James and Valentin both come from Cerritos College and are looking forward beginning their careers as Pioneers. During their careers at Cerritos both players made significant contributions to the team's success.
Valentin was named Second Team All-South Coast Conference South Division. She appeared in 27 games for Cerritos and was third on the team in scoring averaging 7.5 PPG and second in rebounding averaging 6.1 RPG per game. Miranda will be majoring in Business Management.
James Appeared in 28 games for Cerritos College and averaged 15.3 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. James prepped at Lakewood High School where she was a four year player. She was named Honorable Mention All-Moore League and she won Best Offensive Player as a senior. She earned the Most Improved Player her junior season at Lakewood High School. Kaylyn will be majoring in Criminal Justice.
Tiffany Smith and Samantha Earl both come to the University of Antelope Valley from West Hills College Lemoore.
Smith started in all 27 games this season averaging 10.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game. She ranked top twenty-five in the state of California for assists per game. Tiffany scored in double figures 15 times and had a career-high 11 assists two times in 2016-2017.
Earl joins the Pioneers after completing a highly decorated career at West Hills College. Earl was two-time All-State during her career at West Hills College in addition to being a two time all conference player. Earl prepped at Clovis High School in Clovis, California.
Tiffany and Samantha will both major in Health & Fitness.
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David Jordan Jr
Sports Information Director
University of Antelope Valley
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