Huntington North senior Taylor Foley signed a letter of intent Wednesday to continue her basketball career at Huntington University next season.
Foley is the first recruit in the 2010 class for Forester Head Coach Lori Culler.
“It’s very exciting because I know it’s going to keep improving my game and make me a better player,” Foley said. “I hope to play the post and be a good presence inside. I know they have a post player leaving, so I hope to take her spot and do the good work she’s contributed.”
Through 12 games this season, Foley leads the Lady Vikings with 14.5 points and 10.5 rebounds a game. She also leads the team with 27 steals on the year and is second with 19 assists.
Foley is expected to help fill the spot left by Forester senior Courtney Beerbower, who leads HU with 13.2 points a game.
“I think Taylor has a game very similar to Courtney. She battles well in the post. She offers a lot, too, in terms of her perimeter shooting,” Culler said. She is somebody we told right from the get go that she was at the top of our list and somebody we really wanted. We’re excited she’s made the decision. I think she’ll have a great college career.”
Foley has led the Lady Vikes in scoring the last two seasons and was a First-Team All-North Central Conference selection a year ago.
The Lady Vikings have played the state’s toughest schedule this season and Huntington North Head Coach Kelly Jones thinks that experience will help Foley as she makes the transition to college basketball.
“I think it will definitely help. It’ll be a little bit faster pace of a game, but the things she’s learned here she can carry over to Huntington,” Jones said. “We’re really excited for her and it’s a tribute to everything she’s worked hard for these last four years.”
Foley plans to study Elementary Education.