Nov. 17, 1997
Boston College Signs Three Top Recruits
BOSTON--Three top high school student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to play for the Boston College women's basketball team. Guard Brianne Stepherson, guard/forward Nicole Conway, and forward Becky Gottstein will join the Boston College women's basketball team for the 1998-99 season.
Stepherson has been the starting point guard on the Masconomet High School varsity basketball team since seventh grade. She has earned Honorable Mention All-America honors the last two seasons. The 5-8 guard has been a Cape Ann League All-Star five times, a Boston Globe All-Scholastic selection four times, a Masconomet Scholar athlete five times, and a Boston Herald All-Scholastic Team member four times. She was a two-time selection to both the Boston Herald Dream Team and the Boston Globe Super Team.
Stepherson was named Cape Ann League Player of the Year as a sophomore and a junior. During her sophomore season she reached the 1,000 point milestone and led the team to the state championship against Monumet Mountain. She was named the Massachusetts Gatorade Circle of Champions Player of the Year as a junior. The native of Middleton, Massachusetts, served as team captain and was named Converse Player of the Year after averaging 18 points and eight assists last winter. She led Masconomet to a 20-4 record and reached the 1,000 career assist mark. Stepherson has served as president of the freshman, sophomore, and junior class and has participated on the soccer and track and field teams.
Conway is a Street & Smith Honorable Mention All-American selection at Bethlehem High School. The native of Albany, New York, earned New York All-State honors as a junior and was a member of the the Times Union All-Area First Team, Daily Gazette All-Area First Team, and Troy Record All-Area First Team. Conway served as team captain as a junior and was named to the All-Tournament Teams at the CCHS Thanksgiving Tournament and Holiday Hoopfest. She averaged 16 points, 8 rebounds, 4.3 steals, 3.1 assists, and 1.5 blocks per game as a junior.
Gottstein was named Most Valuable Player of the Albany High School basketball team after leading the Lady Falcons to a 22-5 record last season. The 6-1 forward was named Channel 13's Capital District All-Area Player, Troy Record Female Player of the Year, Times Union Player of the Year, and Schenectady Gazette Player of the Year. The native of Albany, New York, was named to the Columbia All-Tournament Team and earned Hoosick Falls Tournament MVP honors. A Big Ten MVP, she was named Section II Class A Most Valuable Player and NYSPHSAA State Tournament Class A Most Valuable Player. Gottstein has scored 1,158 points in three years and averaged 26 points and 16 rebounds as a junior. A member of the honor roll, she has also participated on the softball and soccer teams at Albany High School.