St. Clair’s Mairead Dunn has committed to the St. Francis Xavier women’s basketball program for the 2013-14 season. Dunn stands 6’4″ and lives in Sarnia, Ontario.
“We are very pleased to announce Mairead as our first committed recruit for the 2013-14 season,” said StFX women’s basketball Head Coach Augy Jones in an official release from the school. “We have a focused approach to adding players to our team and we were in need of a tall, talented post player and Mairead is exactly who we were looking for.”
“She has an excellent shooting touch, is a willing passer from the post, and has the ability to block shots without fouling on defense. Most importantly, Mairead has a passion for basketball and is committed to improving her game within our program. This is a perfect fit for both the Dunn family and the X family.”
Dunn also plays for Sarnia St. Christophers Catholic Secondary School.
“This is an experience that is going to shape my life for the next four to five years,” said Dunn in the StFX press release. “Coach Jones welcomed me with open arms and made me feel at ease, as did the girls on the team. They were all very welcoming and friendly and made me feel as if I was already a part of the X-Women team.”
The JUEL league offers elite basketball for grade 11 and 12 women in Ontario and is a key development program for players hoping to move on to post secondary athletics. Last season, Wallaceburg’s Erin Sarapnickas and Shauney Fischer both graduated from the JUEL system with the Windsor Valiants and are currently playing for the York University Lions in the OUA.
Dunn will be majoring in sociology in the Arts program at StFX next year.