The Case Western Reserve University women's basketball team will welcome seven freshman players to the squad for the 2017-18 season.
Slated to join the team for the upcoming season are Emma Cain (Cincinnati, Ohio / Ursuline Academy), Jasmine Floyd (Liberty Township, Ohio / Lakota East), Madie Grossman (Upper Saddle River, N.J. / Nothern Highlands Regional) Lizzy Jacobs (East Granby, Conn. / Northwest Catholic), Becca Rowlands (Lebanon, N.J. / Rutgers Prep), Megan Shanosky (Howell, N.J. / Red Bank Catholic) and Emily Todd (Bethesda, Md. / St. Andrew's Episcopal).
The seven will help to bolster a squad that finished the 2016-17 season with a 13-12 overall record, and graduated just two members, with D3hoops.com All-Region Third Team selection Kara Hageman and All-University Athletic Association Second Team honoree Hillary Hellmann projected to lead the list of returning players.
Emma Cain · Cincinnati, Ohio · Ursuline Academy
Cain was a four-year varsity starter and a two-year team co-captain at Ursuline Academy, earning a GGCL Honorable Mention. She earned First Honors over the course of eight semesters, while also volunteering for Free Throws for Kids, the Linus Project and a canned food drive. In addition, she has been a member of the Spirit Club and Teens for Life.
Jasmine Floyd · Liberty Township, Ohio · Lakota East
Floyd served as the team captain of the Lakota East High School squad during the 2016-17 season, and was the school's Defensive Player of the Year twice. She was a McDonalds Butler County All-Star Team selection in 2017, while earning a spot on the Ohio Girls Basketball Report Camp All-Star (OGBR) in 2013. Academically, she was a member of the National Honors Society, a four-time GMC Conference All-Academic honoree, and a recipient of the Presidents' Education Award. Floyd has volunteered for the Relay for Life, at the Matthew 25 Ministries and the Hamiliton Church Food Kitchen, and is also an officer in the People of Cultures organization. She was also a captain on the Lakota East Track and Field Team, and was named the program's Sprinter of the Year in 2016.
Madie Grossman · Upper Saddle River, N.J. · Northern Highlands Regional
A four-year varsity letter winner and senior year captain of the Northern Highlights Regional High School team, Grossman was an All-County Third Team selection, an All-Big North Freedom Division First Team and an All-Suburban Second Team selection during the 2015-16 season. She helped to lead her squad to the Big North Freedom Division League Conference Champions four times, and a State Sectional Championship in 2014. Grossman earned High Honor Roll recognition all four years in high school, while attending the Fundamentals of Anatomy program at Georgetown as a rising junior. She has volunteered at the Nyack Hospital and the Box-Out Basketball Camp, and was the co-President of the French Club and Secretary of the Leo Club in high school.
Lizzy Jacobs · East Granby, Conn. · Northwest Catholic
Jacobs was her team's Most Valuable Player and earned all-conference honors as a member of the Northwest Catholic High School team. She earned First Academic Honors and was a National Honors Society member, and has volunteered at Connectikids, the Catholic Worker House, the Hartford Food Pantry and Catholic Charities. In addition to high school basketball, she also played on an AAU team, in addition to playing high school and unified volleyball.
Becca Rowlands · Lebanon, N.J. · Rutgers Preparatory School
Rowlands helped lead her team to three county championships and two state championships, while a member of the Rutgers Preparatory School squad, and also played for the New Jersey Panthers AAU team. She was a member of the Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society, and received Academic Honors with Distinction her senior year. She earned Community Service Honors for her work at the Ronald McDonald House, Country Childcare, the Camden Food Bank and at basketball camps. Becca was also the editor of her school's newspaper and a member of the Key Club, the Girls Learn International Club, the Environmental Club and the Business Entrepreneurship Club, in addition to being a senior prefect.
Megan Shanosky · Howell, N.J. · Red Bank Catholic
Shanosky was a multi-sport athlete in high school, playing basketball, soccer and lacrosse, and helped her AAU team to Blue Chip Basketball Team Platnium semifinals in 2016. She was a National Honor Society member and volunteered at the Riverview Medical Center. Shanosky is also an accomplished classical pianist, earning the Golden Key Piano Festival Seven-Year Award at Carnegie Hall, the Cecilian Award Eighth-Year Silver Medal Competition at Monmouth University, and the Cecilian Young Arist Winner at NJPAC. She served as a Casey Ambassador and the Student Council Vice President and Activities Chairperson in high school.
Emily Todd · Bethesda, Md. · St. Andrew's Episcopal
Todd was named the Most Valuable Player at St. Andrew's Episcopal School her senior year, helping lead the team to the Independent School League Championship. She was a three-year team captain, leading the conference in three-point shooting and points per game during her sophomore campaign. In addition, she played AAU basketball for 1onNIne and Nike Team Takeover. Academic, she earned High Honor Roll honors from 2014-17, while volunteering at the Cross Roads Adaptive Alliance Working Wounded Games in 2016, pariticpating in research internship at the Walter Reed Medical Center in 2016, and serving as a mentor for the St. Andrew's Lion Cub Program from 2014-17. Todd is also an avid CrossFit participant.