Dana Campbell does it all for St. Dominic girls

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St. Dominic already has surpassed its win total from last season behind the hot shooting of senior Dana Campbell. The do-everything shooting guard is averaging 17.6 points in her last five games to lead the Bayhawks (5-5), who are 4-1 after starting the season 1-4.

"Dana exemplifies what a student-athlete at St. Dominic is," said 24th-year coach Michele O'Brien, who earned her 350th win earlier this season. "She's a leader on and off the court, she's a great role model, she has it all. She's one of the hardest-working players I've ever coached."

One of just two seniors on the team, Campbell has worked extensively to improve her game so she can lead this young squad.

"The underclassmen look up to her," O'Brien said. "We have two freshmen in our starting lineup. They follow her example and work hard in practice, and that's why we'll keep improving."

Campbell has signed a national letter of intent to play for Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire.

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"She has matured both as a player and as a person over the years," O'Brien said. "She's a coach's dream. She's going to be very successful in life because of how hard she works."

St. Dominic has also benefited from the play of junior Julia LoRusso, the team's toughest defender, freshman Amanda Kelly, the second-leading scorer averaging 10 points, and senior Chinyere Ukwu, the team's best rebounder (8.0 per game) and shot blocker.

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