Stephanie Helgeson, a 6'4 center from New Orleans, verbally committed to Kristy Curry on October 25, 2004. A
true post player, Helgeson is an amazingly strong, intimidating presense on the inside. According to her coach,
she's strong and getting stronger everyday, as is evidenced by her winning the state shot put championship last
spring. She has led Dominican to two state championship games (2002, 2004).
Dominican (38-2) ran to the championship game of the Louisiana Class 5A tournament, only to lose to Southwood,
39-32. Helgeson finished with 14 points, nine rebounds and seven blocked shots. Dominican lost the championship
to Southwood back in 2002 also, a team that has won eight of the last 11 Class 5A championships. Helgeson ended
her senior season averaging 13.3 points per game.
During her junior year, Helgeson led a balanced team to a 35-5 record, averaging 16.3 points, 7.3 rebounds
and 3.5 blocks per game. Dominican went to the Louisiana state championship game, losing to West Monroe
behind Helgeson's game-high 13 points and seven boards. Helgeson was named to the Louisiana all-state first
team, and was invited to the USA Developmental Camp and the adidas Top Ten Camp where she
was named to the camp ending all-star team.
One of the top centers in the country, Helgeson was a member of the bronze winning South team at the USA Youth
Development Festival over the summer.
She chose the Boilers over Ohio St, Baylor, and Maryland.
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