Erica Grimaldi

5-5, Freshman, PG

Hometown- Kansas City, Mo.

High School- Notre Dame deSion

High School (Notre Dame deSion): Surpassed 1000 points for her career...In her senior season, she averaged 13.5 points, shot 44 percent from the field and a team-leading 35 percent from 3-point range (51-146)...shot 71 percent from the free throw line...averaged 3.25 rebounds, 4.96 assists, and 2.67 steals...helped lead her team to a three-year record of 70-21 and two state championships...

Worth Noting: Erica is the second of eight children...Her family has been a Foster Home for over 30 children...Sisters Rachel, Stacey and McKinzie and brothers Alfonzo and Delvonta were adopted by her family after being placed in their foster care... She lettered in Cross Country as a freshman (Fall 1998) on state runner-up team...Older sister Ellen plays soccer for Division II Rockhurst University; next younger sister Maureen is a Level 9 competitive gymnast.

Trophy Case
*2002 Kansas City Star Player of the Year
*All-State First Team, 2001 and 2002
*All-District Selection, 2001 and 2002
*All-Metro Team, 2001 and 2002
*2002 DiRenna Award Nominee (Best player in Kansas City Metropolitan area)

Full Name Erica Grimaldi
Nickname: E
Birthdate July 2, 1983
Place of Birth Kansas City, Missouri
Parents Tom and Mary Grimaldi
Sisters: Ellen (22), Maureen (15)
Rachel (13), Stacey (7) and McKinzie (5)
Brothers: Alfonzo (10), Delvonta (10)
Major Secondary Education
Career Goals To be an ambassador for Christ
in all I do

Dessert: Brownies
Vacation Spot: Destin, Fla.
Number: 13
Strength & Conditioning Workout: Upper body weights and stadiums
Basketball Drill: Anything defense
Pastime: Family vacations
Spectator Sport: Women's Tennis
Television Show: ESPN SportsCentury

More on Erica...
Title of Your Autobiography: Why Good Things Happen to Good People
CD in my player right now: Yolanda Adams - Believe
I would be speechless if I met: God
If I could bring one thing to Nashville from my hometown, it would be: my family Most Admirable Trait: my faith
If I was granted three wishes, they would be: 1. peace on earth 2. an incredible voice 3. make me taller
Ideal Job: teaching teenagers in public school and playing basketball
Team Comedian: Jutta Korkko
Something people don't know about your teammates: Ashley Mac can roll her stomach with the best of them!

Grimaldi's Career Statistics

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