Frese on Staiti: “Jenna arrives with an offensive arsenal that can potentially allow her to be a phenomenal player. She can score around and away from the basket. She has a good set of hands that allow her to make tough catches. Her size alone makes her a factor on both ends of the floor.”
As a Freshman (2016-17): Scored 6 points with 4 rebounds in Maryland debut (Nov. 13)...picked up first career double-double with 10 points, 14 rebounds and a block in 10 minutes vs. MDES (Nov. 16)...scored 10 points with 7 boards, 3 assists and a block vs. Mount St. Mary's (Nov. 18)...added 4 points, 4 blocks with 3 boards at Niagara (Nov. 20)...added a block and a bucket vs. #21 Arizona State (Nov. 25)...went 4-6 from the field for 9 points with 5 boards and a block vs. UMBC (Dec. 4)...added 7 points with 3 boards, an assist and a block vs. Towson (Dec. 6)...went 2-2 from the field for 5 points with a steal vs. Saint Peter's (Dec. 8)...added a bucket, 2 boards, an assist and 2 blocks in 5 minutes at Nebraska (Jan. 4)...added a bucket and a board vs. Northwestern (Jan. 7)...added 5 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals and a block in 10 minutes at Illinois (Jan. 26)...added an assist and 2 blocks in 5 minutes at Indiana (Feb. 5)...grabbed 2 boards in 6 minutes vs. Wisconsin (Feb. 15)...added a bucket vs. Minnesota (Feb. 26)...added 2 buckets vs. Minnesota in Big Ten Quarterfinals (March 3)...added 2 buckets with 3 boards in NCAA First Round vs. Bucknell (March 17)...grabbed a rebound in 4 minutes vs. #22 West Virginia in NCAA Second Round (March 19).
Before Maryland: Earned WBCA High School All-America honors and was named the Gatorade State Player of the year for Georgia…named the No. 17 overall player by both ESPN and the Collegiate Girls Report and the No. 1 player in the state of Georgia...also ranked No. 29 player overall by the All Star Girls Report... averaged 26.2 points and 13.7 rebounds per game with 4.2 blocks and 2.3 assists as a senior…led the Wolverines to a record of 25-7 and to the program’s first Class AAAAAA state semifinal appearance... finished her career with 2,623 points, 1,598 rebounds and 421 blocks, all of which are Forsyth County records…once scored 51 points in a game…named Player of the Year by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Atlanta Tip-Off Club’s Miss Georgia Basketball as a senior…earned First Team All-State honors as a junior and senior and Second Team as a sophomore in 2014...named the Forsyth County Player of the Year as a sophomore, junior and senior...named Region Player of the Year as a junior...named to the Naismith Second Team as a junior in 2015 and Honorable Mention as a sophomore in 2014...XL-212 Player of the Year in 2015...named to the All-Region team in all three years of her career so far...played for the Atlanta Cagers before the Georgia Metros in AAU...nationally-ranked swimmer prior to playing basketball and won a state title in swimming.
Personal: Parents are Jim and Sandi Staiti…mother played volleyball at Providence College from 1985-89 and father played basketball at Presbyterian and Erskine from 1978-81…has two siblings – Jimmy, who plays basketball at UNC Pembroke, and Jillian…was a nationally-ranked swimmer prior to playing basketball…was a state and sectional champion in backstroke and swam with Swim Atlanta…has only played basketball seriously since she started high school…came to Maryland for play for Coach Frese, the Maryland basketball history and the family atmosphere of the program…letter & sciences major.
STAITI'S CAREER HIGHS
|Points||10 (2X) last vs. Mount St. Mary's (11/18/16)|
|Rebounds||14 vs. MDES (11/16/16)|
|FGM||5 vs. MDES (11/16/16)|
|FGA||10 vs. MDES (11/16/16)|
|FTM||2 vs. Mount St. Mary's (11/18/16)|
|FTA||2 (3X) last vs. UMBC (12/4/16)|
|Assists||3 vs. Mount St. Mary's (11/18/16)|
|Blocks||4 at Niagara (11/20/16)|
|Steals||2 at Illinois (1/26/17)|
16 vs. Mount St. Mary's (11/18/16)
|Games With a Block||9||9|