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Dale, Mays Set to Join Lady Flames in 2008-09

November 17, 2007
|  Lynchburg, Va.
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Liberty head coach Carey Green has signed four women's basketball players for the 2008-09 season this week.

Liberty head coach Carey Green has signed four women's basketball players for the 2008-09 season this week.

Liberty Head Women's Basketball Coach Carey Green is keeping busy these days. Not only does he have the Lady Flames off to a 2-0 start to the 2007-08 season, but he has now seen four recruits sign national letters of intent for the 2008-09 academic year this week. The latest signees are a pair of guards—Danika Dale and Amber Mays.

Dale (Killeen, Texas), is a 6-0 wing from Shoemaker High School. An inside/outside threat, she shot 45 percent from three-point range and pulled down 12.0 rebounds per game last season. Dale's 2006-07 stats also included a 52 percent field goal percentage and 75 percent from the free throw line. This season, she is averaging a double-double, with 17.4 points and 11.8 boards per contest. Dale is the first Lady Grey Wolves player ever to receive a NCAA Division I scholarship.

"Danika brings an abundance of youthful potential," explained Green. "She is a swing player who possesses a great deal of skills. Her ability to slash and attack the basket makes her very valuable to the future success of our basketball program. I know as she matures and becomes stronger she will cause huge match-up problems."

Mays (Pasadena, Calif.), comes to Liberty via State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Mo. A 5-6, left-handed point guard, Mays will have two years of eligibility remaining when she joins the Lady Flames next year.

Mays is originally from Pasadena, Calif., and attended Pasadena High School, where she won Defensive Player of the Year distinction as a senior. At State Fair, she averaged 11.9 points, 4.6 assists and 3.3 steals per outing as a freshman and was named honorable mention All-America. Entering her second and final season with the Lady Roadrunners, Mays has been tabbed a preseason second-team All-America award winner.

"Amber adds experience, speed and defensive tenacity to the guard position," observed Green. "She has the heart of a lion and is expected to provide valuable minutes immediately. Amber, a lefty, explodes with energy and leadership on the court and hopefully, will ease the pain of the graduation of Allyson Fasnacht (G., Salem, Va.) and Courtney Watkins (G., Bristol, Tenn.)."

In summation about his latest two additions to next year's roster, Green stated, "Amber and Danika both bring Christian character, values and skills to the Liberty family. We are thankful they have chosen Liberty to continue their basketball careers."

Dale and Mays join Kylee Beecher (F, Roanoke, Va.) and Brittany Campbell (G, Rustburg, Va.) on the list of the Lady Flames' incoming players for next season.