The MSJC women's basketball team featured just four sophomores on their roster this season, and Wednesday all four signed National Letters of Intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at the four year level.
Tina Fantroy, who was named the Most Valuable Player of the Foothill Conference and selected to the All State Team, signed at Cal State Los Angeles. Tina finished her MSJC career with 1,300 points scored and became the all time leading scorer in MSJC history. Tina will be joined by her twin sister Faith Fantroy who also signed with CSULA on Wednesday. Faith was the Lady Eagles starting point guard the past two seasons and finished her sophomore year with the second highest assists a game average in the state. Faith ends her Lady Eagle career ranked third on the all time assists list with 367 over two seasons. She was named First Team All Foothill Conference this past season. The Fantroys are natives of Lincoln, Nebraska.
Kerah Natividad, a post player from Perris Citrus Hill, signed with Cal State Dominguez Hills. Natividad averaged a double double this season for the Lady Eagles at 12.8 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. Natividad also earned MVP honors of the Barstow Tournament to kick off the season for MSJC. Destiny Melton, the fourth member of the 2013 sophomore class, signed with Our Lady of the Lakes University in San Antonio, Texas. Melton came to MSJC from Birmingham High School in North Hollywood. Melton had a stand out sophomore year averaging 9.4 points and 9.1 rebounds a game. Melton's new team at OLLU is coming off a 30 win season and a trip to the NAIA Division I National Tournament. Natividad and Melton were both named First Team All Foothill Conference.
These four sophomores helped guide the Lady Eagles to the most successful season in school history as MSJC finished the season with a record of 30-3. MSJC also won the Foothill Conference title and made it to the CCCAA State Championship game. "All four of these young ladies will obviously be missed on the floor," said Lady Eagle head coach Chris Mozga, "But more importantly they will be missed as role models and leaders of our team." "We are really proud of all four of them and wish them the best of luck in their futures."
Four MSJC women's basketball players signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday. Pictured from left to right are Tina Fantroy, Destiny Melton, Faith Fantroy, and Kerah Natividad.