DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire women's basketball coach Sue Johnson announced today that five student-athletes have recently signed national letters-of-intent to enroll at UNH and play for the Wildcats beginning in 2003-04. The five are Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine), Kate Dillon (Overland Park, Kansas), Whitney Edwards (Mount Vernon, N.Y.), Salee-Marie Johnson (Brampton, Ontario) and Ray Williams (Mississauga, Ontario).

Clark, a 6-foot forward, was the 2002 Maine Class A player of the year playing for Nokomis Regional and is a two-time All-State first team selection. She was also named to last year's Class A all-tourney team and was named a Street and Smith's Honorable Mention All-American in 2001. "Danielle is a gritty player. She possesses a power game inside in addition to her solid perimeter skills," said Johnson.

Dillon, a 6-1 forward, plays at Blue Valley North, where she was a Topeka Capital Journal All-State Honorable Mention in 2002. She was named an All-American at the 2000 Miss Basketball Showcase and also lettered in volleyball and track at Blue Valley North. "Kate is a versatile player," said Johnson. "She has the ability to score inside and outside and she is a strong athlete."

Edwards is a 5-6 guard who plays for Trinity Catholic in Stamford, Conn. "Whitney's athleticism and quickness will be a great asset to our backcourt. She also has the ability to take it to the hoop as well as shoot from behind the arc," said Johnson.

Johnson, a 5-7 guard, currently attends St. Augustine Secondary School. Johnson has averaged 22 points, 12 assists, 5 rebounds and 3 steals per game and was named a Toronto Star Second Team All-Star. "Salee is athletic as well as skilled. She is an exciting player and will definitely provide a scoring punch," said coach Johnson.

Williams is a 6-foot forward currently playing for The Woodlands School. Williams is an outstanding rebounder and last season led her team in both scoring and rebounding. "Ray is very athletic and an outstanding leaper. She will give us a big boost on the boards," said coach Johnson.

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