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St. Anthony's Etalyia Vogt commits to Towson (Maryland)

St. Anthony's Etalyia Vogt gets inside during a

St. Anthony's Etalyia Vogt gets inside during a CHSAA state Class AA quarterfinal against Mary Louis Academy on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Etalyia Vogt is the latest St. Anthony's girls basketball player to go Division I.

The 5-7 junior guard -- who averaged 10.2 points, five assists and three steals last season -- recently committed to Towson University in Maryland.

"She visited a few schools and visited Towson on more than one occasion," said St. Anthony's coach Ken Parham, who added that Vogt also considered the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Sacred Heart University, and the University of Vermont. "When she first went there in December she really liked it. When she went back for an official visit last week, she was sure that's where she wanted to go."

Vogt is the third starter from last season's St. Anthony's girls basketball team, which advanced to the CHSAA state semifinals, to announce their intention to play for a Division I school. Earlier this month, junior guard Taylor Goode committed to play at Central Connecticut State University, and junior guard Allyson Murphy committed to Sacred Heart University.

"We all share the wealth," Parham said. "It's not a situation where you're going to have one kid that gets 28 points a game because we have several Division I kids that all share the basketball and share everything that we do."

Towson finished 11-21 last season and fell to top-seeded James Madison University in the Colonial Athletic Association quarterfinals.

As part of a three-point guard set last season, Vogt showed her ability to both distribute and score in a variety of ways. The Freeport native -- who can attack the rim off the dribble, knock down the mid-range jumper, and step back for the three -- matched her season-high of 20 points while guiding the Friars to a 54-48 win over Mary Louis Academy in the CHSAA Class AA state quarterfinals.

"One of her strengths is that she really handles the ball well," Parham said. "She is able to get to the rim. She is a difficult player to guard. She has a chance to have a very good career at Towson."


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