Saturday, May 28, 2011

Keene State Lands a Pair of Talented Local Recruits

The commitments keep rolling in for the Class of 2011, which had some VERY talented athletes on both the girls side and the boys. The Keene State women's basketball team had a sub .500 season this past winter, but they had ZERO seniors on the roster. Now they will not only return their whole team, but they have now added 2 more quality players to the mix.

Christan Wojtas (Souhegan HS) and Jamie Boyatsis (Dover HS) were both all-state players season in Division II and Division I, respectively. They both had big years, and helped lead their teams to a combined record of 38-6. And both players have committed to continue their hoop careers at the next level with Keene State.

Wojtas was a first team all-state selection this year by the NHBCO. She helped lead Souhegan to an undefeated 22-0 season and the D-II championship. Wojtas is a 5'10" small forward who certainly poses match-up problems for opposing teams due to her size and skill set. Few players in the area her size can shoot the basketball as well as Wojtas can, especially with the quick release that she has. She plays hard and knows how to move without the ball in order to set herself up for open looks.

Boyatsis was a Division I all-state player as well, and she lead the Green Wave to a 14-6 record and a trip to the quarterfinals. The 2 words that best describe her game are physical and tough. She is definitely not afraid to mix it up in the paint and use her size and strength to her advantage. Boyatsis is an intimidating presence in the paint and also has some nice moves in the low post. Also, her older brother John is a freshman at Keene and plays forward for the Keene State men's basketball team.

Congrats to both Christan and Jamie, and best of luck at Keene!

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