Women's Basketball Adds a Pair of Recruits for 2019-20
LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – Rider University women's basketball Head Coach Lynn Milligan has announced the written commitment of two student-athletes for the 2019-2020 academic year. The pair of players from overseas will continue the tradition of international talent coming to Lawrenceville and join the three young ladies (Victoria Toomey, Dajahnae Brannon and Sophia DeMauro) that signed their National Letters of Intent in November. Lauren Saa (Dudley, United Kingdom/Charnwood College) and Maya Hyacienth (Nottingham, United Kingdom/City of London Academy) will join the Broncs this summer. "Both of these young ladies are Rider players," Milligan said. "They play hard and with heart. They both have terrific character to represent our program." LAUREN SAA Saa is a 5-11 guard / forward who has been a standout contributor on the court in both club and secondary school. Saa has played for England's U15 and U16 teams as well as earning a spot on Great Britain's first U16 women's team. She played for Charnwood College and her team captured a WEABL Championship. The Charnwood College team went 9-0 in 2018-19 and outscored opponents by nearly 40 points per game. Saa was also a World ISF 3x3 Champion. Milligan on Saa "Lauren is an extremely versatile player that will give us excellent depth in multiple positions. We are very excited to get a player of her caliber." MAYA HYACIENTH Hyacienth is a 5-10 guard that has starred on the hardwood at the national level in England. She played for the U16 team and was named the U16 National Cup Final MVP thanks to 30-point, nine-rebound and seven-steal performance. She played for the City of London Academy of the WEABL. She was twice named the WEABL Player of the Week. She also played club for the Southwark Pride a team that captured U18 National League Championships in 2018 and 2019. Milligan on Hyacienth "Maya is a very talented guard that will fit well into the style of perimeter player we like. She can score in different ways and defend well.