Nov. 11, 2015
BOISE, Idaho (11/11/2015) - Gordy Presnell, Boise State Women's Basketball Head Coach, announced today that the Broncos have signed four high school standouts to National Letters of Intent for the 2016-17 season. The recruiting class consists of Braydey Hodgins (Pasco, Wash.), Riley Lupfer (Spokane, Wash.), Emerald Toth (Bozeman, Mont.) and Jordan Woodvine (Salem, Ore.). All four earned all-conference honors as juniors with two making the all-state team.
"I truly believe this is one of our best recruiting classes since I have been at Boise State," said Presnell. "They are all high academic and athletic kids, who come from good families and support systems. They all have the ability to impact our program and help us continue to build on our success and the tradition we have here at Boise State."
Braydey Hodgins is currently a senior at Chiawana High School in Pasco, Wash., where she is a four-year member of the Riverhawks' varsity team and a three-year starter. The 5-foot-8 guard is a two-time All-Mid-Columbia Conference honoree earning first team recognition as a junior. During her first three seasons with the varsity squad Hodgins has helped the Riverhawks to a 63-7 overall mark, a 39-3 conference record, two league championships and one runner-up finish, as well as three regionals and one state tournament appearance. As a junior last season Hodgins averaged 20 points, six rebounds, five assists, 1.5 blocks and four steals per game. Sophomore year she tallied 12 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals per game. Hodgins played club basketball for the Sagebrush Hoops Club of Pasco, Wash. Her coaches include Steve Davis at Pasco High, as well as her father Mike Hodgins a longtime coach who runs the Sagebrush Hoops. Hodgins is a two-sport athlete for CHS also competing for the soccer team where she was a two-time all-conference honoree. She is a standout in the classroom as well and is a four-year member of the Honor Roll and a member of the National Honors Society as a junior. Hodgins' mother Karen (Murray) Hodgins is currently ranked fifth all-time in scoring at the University of Washington with 1,745 points (16.3 ppg) and was the first women's basketball player inducted into the Husky Hall of Fame in 1992. She has two sisters, Hayley and Delaney, that currently play for Eastern Washington.
"Braydey comes from a basketball family," commented Presnell. "Braydey is a point guard who can lead her team in an offense and will bring a lot to this program. She plays with a high basketball IQ, has the ability to score, is extremely tough and competitive on the floor."
Riley Lupfer is a senior at Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane, Wash. The 5-foot-9 guard has been a four-year starter at guard for the Tigers' varsity team under head coach George Pfeifer. Lupfer is a two-time All-Greater Spokane League honoree garnering first team recognition as a junior. In addition to being a two-time team captain, Lupfer was named the Jack Blair Inspirational Award winner junior year and the LCHS Offensive Most Valuable Player during her freshman and sophomore seasons. Last year she averaged 17 points, six rebounds, four assists and three blocks per game while helping LCHS to a 16-7 overall record, a 14-4 conference mark and a berth into the regional tournament. As a sophomore she averaged 12 points, six rebounds and five assists per game as LCHS went 14-6 overall and 13-5 in conference play to advance to the district tournament. Lupfer plays AAU ball for the Northwest Blazers of Spokane, Wash., coached by Steve Klees
"Riley (Lupfer) is a terrific shooter, great passer and makes everyone else better around her on the court," said Presnell. "I am real excited about her being a Boise State Bronco, she was a highly recruited kid and had several offers from other schools. We a really looking forward to everything that Riley brings to our program."
Emerald Toth attends Bozeman High School in Bozeman, Mont., where she is a senior. Toth will be a four-year starter for the Bozeman Hawks varsity team once the season starts this winter. The 6-foot-1 forward is a two-time all-conference honoree and earned first-team all-state recognition as a junior. Toth averaged 13 points, eight rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal per game as junior helping the Hawks to the state championship game. As a sophomore she averaged nine points and seven rebounds per game. Toth has played for two coaches during her high school basketball career Brad Rustan and current coach Erika Gustavsen. The future Bronco is also a track athlete for BHS where she is the school record holder for the shot put. She is an academic standout and is a member of the National Honor Society. In addition, Toth has been named to the all-state academic team in basketball freshman through junior years. She played AAU ball for the Northwest Blazers and was coached by her mother Cassie Toth.
"Emerald Toth will contribute a lot to our program as a big, strong power forward post type player," Presnell commented. "She's a tremendous passer, with a high IQ for the game and is a capable scorer inside and out."
Jordan Woodvine is a senior at South Salem High School in Salem, Ore. The 5-foot-11 combination guard/forward is a four-year member and three-year starter for the Saxon's varsity team. As a starter Woodvine has helped SSHS to a 47-5 overall mark and 24-0 league record over the last two seasons. The Saxons, who are coached by Nick McWilliams, have won three-consecutive Greater Valley Conference championships and have advanced to state the last two seasons. Last March she scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the Oregon 6A state championship game to lead South Salem High to its first girls basketball state title in 39 years. As a junior Woodvine averaged 15 points, seven rebounds, 11 assists, one block and three steals per game. Over the last two years Woodvine has been named twice to the all-state second team and all-conference first team. She is a two-sport athlete competing in track where she is the three-time district shot put champion while placing seventh at state last year. Woodvine currently plays AAU ball for Lisa Griffith at FAST Elite in Portland and did play for the Oregon Elite Navy in Salem for two years under coach Gary Lavender.
"Jordan (Woodvine) is a multi-dimensional player that led her high school team to the Oregon large-school state championship last year," Presnell said. "She has the capability of dominating a game because of her skill level and strength. She is a is highly regarded recruit and is ranked 167th in her class nationwide. We are pleased to sign Jordan because she had a lot of offers and places looking at her."