Ciera Toomey now has three National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I scholarship offers from programs in three different conferences.
St. John’s University, a Big East Conference member from New York, today became the latest to make an offer to the NEPA Elite Clark 17U girls team’s scoring, rebounding and shot blocking leader.
Toomey, a 6-foot-3 Dunmore sophomore, had previously received offers from a pair of in-state schools – Penn State in the Big Ten and Bucknell University, the 2019-20 Patriot League leader.
As a freshman at Dunmore, Toomey was named third-team Class 3A all-state by Pennsylvania Sports Writers and first-team, all-District 2 for all classifications by NEPABasketball.com. She contributed 15.7 points, 8 rebounds, 4 blocked shots and 3 steals a game for the Lady Bucks, who lost just once while winning division and district titles. Dunmore returned to the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association state quarterfinals where the season ended because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Toomey helped the NEPA Elite Clark team win the Hoop Group Showcase League title despite being the team’s youngest player. She led the balanced team with 9.2 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.8 blocked shots and 60-percent accuracy from the field.
St. John’s went 11-7 in the Big East and 19-12 overall in the 2019-20 season. It reached the Big East semifinals before losing in its final game.