Women's Basketball Inks Two Recruits For 2002-03 Campaign.
Chicago, Ill. - New University of Illinois at Chicago women's basketball Lisa Ryckbosch did not waste any time getting to work in her new digs on the West Side of Chicago.
Ryckbosch announced the signing of local standouts, Rhonda Greyer and Patricia Hornung to National Letters of Intent to play for the Flames in 2002-03 as her first recruits.
Greyer, a 6-3 forward/center, comes to the Flames from Westark College in Fort Smith, Arkansas and is a graduate of (Chicago) Marshall High School. Greyer helped the Commandoes to the Class AA IHSA State Championship as a senior in 1999.
"She's a big kid, with a big body," Ryckbosch said of Greyer. "She'll help us size-wise against some of the bigger players in the Horizon League."
Hornung, a 6-1 forward, helped Lake Zurich to a fourth-place finish in the Class AA IHSA state finals this past March and averaged 10.6 points per game for the Bears during the 2001-02 campaign.
"She really came on this year," Ryckbosch said of Hornung. "She really was able to step up in times and had a big role in Lake Zurich's success this season."
Ryckbosch believes that Greyer and Hornung will bring their winning attitudes to UIC.
"That's one of the things that has me excited about these kids is that they're both from high school programs that have had a lot of success," Ryckbosch said. "They understand what it takes to be successful."