Players of the Week

Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

This week we will be featuring the following players:

HS Player: Samantha Wade ’24


Samantha Wade ’24

HS Player



    Samantha Wade, 5’10, Class of 2024 is from Chalfont, Pennsylvania. 

    Samantha has an eye for finding open players. She can get the ball off quick to her open teammates. Wade is a deadly shooter behind the arc. She has a quick release and can confidently shoot with a hand in her face. Samantha knows how to slash to the basket, finding herself easy shots around the rim. Adding to her repertoire, Wade is also not afraid to drive to the basket. Defensively, Samantha plays good on the ball defense, forcing turnovers which convert to fast break points. 

    Wade is a two year varsity starter for her high school. She maintains a 3.5 GPA at the high academic Germantown Academy. 





Achievements & Milestones of High School Making Waves Players


Scoring Accomplishments:

Over 1,000 Points: Taydra Simpson ’22,

Amoni Byrd ’22, Abby Walters ’22

Over 2,000 Points: Riley Weiss ’23


Abby Walters ’22Conference Player of the Year,

’21-’22 Reggie Carter Award

Riley Weiss ’23: Conference Player of the Year, 2,000+ Points in HS as a Junior

Fiona Kernaghan ’23All County ’22, All League ’22

Taydra Simpson ’22

Suffolk County Player of the Year ’22,

Miss Suffolk County Basketball ’22,

All Tournament MVP ’22

League Player of the Year ’22, All County ’22



Zaiha Minnis ’22 committed to the University of Hartford!

Amoni Byrd ’22 committed to Georgia Southern University!

Courtney Turner from Harcum College committed to USC Upstate!

Raine Mears ’22 committed to Harcum College (JUCO)!

Rene Ahwal ’22 committed to Johnson University!

Katelyn Calderon ’22 committed to Park University!

Bailie Brinson ’22 committed to Edinboro University of Pennsylvania!

Emily Plachta ’22 committed to Case Western!

Jasonnia Burleson, a college transfer, committed to Lees McRae College!

Maria Ghaleb, a college transfer, committed to Wayland Baptist University!

Samantha Shea ’22 committed to Stevens Institute of Technology!

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