Three high school seniors have signed NCAA national letters of intent to attend Bolwing Green State
University next fall and play women’s basketball.
The three are: Jillian Halfhill (Canfield,), Jill Stein (Clyde) and Noelle Yoder (Millersburg).
“We are very excited about our 2010 recruiting class,” said BG head coach Curt Miller.
“Jillian, Jill and Noelle are outstanding players, but more importantly, they are high-character young
women that excel in the classroom.
All three have a chance to make an immediate impact both on the court and in our community.
“Jillian and Noelle were teammates on a summer travel team and will provide excellent guard play in our
Jill is an important post recruit as we prepare to graduate six post players over the next two seasons.”
Halfhill, a 5-foot-6 point guard, is currently in her senior year at Canfield High School.
The Ohio Girls Basketball Report (OGBR) has rated her as the second-best point-guard in the state of
Ohio, and one of the top-10 players in the state in the Class of 2010. Halfhill averaged 19.8 points and
4.9 assists per game last year, helping CHS to a 16-9 record and earning All-Ohio Division II
She averaged 12.5 points and over six assists per game her sophomore season, as the Cardinals went 21-3
“Jillian is an outstanding point guard with excellent leadership qualities on the court,” said Miller.
“She is a talented three-point shooter and will excel in our up-tempo system.
Jillian is a winner and has been apart of outstanding high school and summer travel teams. Jillian was
Stein, a 6-2 forward, is a senior at Tiffin Columbian High School. She helped the Tornadoes to a 20-0
regular-season record last year and a total of 23 straight wins before a loss in the regionals.
Stein averaged 9.8 points and 7.8 rebounds last season, leading the team in both assists (3.3 apg) and
steals (2.9 spg) and pacing the Northern Ohio League with 44 blocked shots.
“Jill is a skilled and versatile post player,” said Miller.
“Jill has the strength to play with her back to the basket but also has the outside
range and ball handling to play at the power forward position.
She shows fantastic leadership ability and truly understands the game. Jill was considered off the
national recruiting scene but she is … frankly a steal for our program.”
Yoder, a 5-6 guard, is a senior at Berlin Hiland High School.
She has been listed as the second-best shooting/combo guard in the state of Ohio, and one of the state’s
top-10 players in the Class of 2010, by the OGBR.
Last season, she helped the Hawks to a 26-2 overall record, an Inter-Valley Conference title and a trip
to the state championship game in Division IV.
She had 22 points as the Hawks posted a 31-point win in the state semifinal game.
She averaged 11.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and three assists per game a season ago.
“Noelle is a warrior and a champion,” said Miller.
“She is a natural off-guard, but could also play some point guard if called upon at BGSU. Noelle is a
fantastic shooter but will also attack off the dribble.
Noelle plays in one of the most decorated high school pro- grams in the state and will be well prepared
for the demands of collegiate basketball.”
Halfhill, Stein and Yoder will join Danielle Havel in their first playing seasons at BGSU in 2010-11.
Havel, a transfer from DePaul University, is sitting out the 2009-10 campaign due to NCAA transfer