College signing: Lauren Donley, St. Vincent basketball

Name: Lauren Donley

High school: Altoona

Hometown: Altoona

Sport: Women’s basketball

Position: Shooting guard

College choice: St. Vincent

Other colleges considered: Kutztown, PSU Behrend, Susquehanna, Cornell, RIT

Why I picked St. Vincent: “It was the best fit for me. It’s close to home, and the campus is beautiful. I also really like the basketball program and coaching staff.”

Greatest high school achievement: “Achieving the sixth all-time 3-point shooter in school history.”

Coach Jill Helsel’s quote: “She was a fantastic 3-point shooter for us. If she caught fire, there were many games where she could completely take over the game and beat teams. The game against Mifflin County comes to mind. She was also a very good defender. Her shooting expertise will be greatly missed.”

How I got my start playing basketball: “Playing rec league basketball in elementary school.”

Favorite college growing up: Penn State

Other interests: Pittsburgh Steelers, filming

What getting to play in college means to me: “Getting to play in college is a great opportunity for me to continue playing the game I love. It is also a way for me to make new friends to ease my way into college.”

Probable college major: Civil Engineering

Parents: John and Pam Donley