Hoover
Hoover

Susquehannock High School graduate Andrea Hoover will have her basketball jersey number retired by Lebanon Valley College.

The ceremony will take place at halftime of a women's basketball game at LVC against Messiah on Feb. 15.

Hoover is a 2011 LVC graduate. In addition, Steph Tighe Sutton, a 2003 LVC grad, will also have her jersey number retired during the same ceremony.

The pair will be the first retired jerseys in women's basketball at LVC. They are the program's only two all-Americans and each earned Middle Atlantic Conference All-Century Team honors last year. Hoover wore No. 5 and Sutton wore No. 22.

"It's a pleasure to honor the careers and legacies of these two terrific people and student-athletes," said LVC head coach Todd Goclowski. "They are each most deserving of this recognition as they continue to be wonderful representatives of the college. It will be an exciting day for LVC women's basketball on Feb. 15."

Both Hoover and Sutton will unveil banners commemorating their jerseys during the halftime ceremony. They will join the five men's basketball retired jerseys -- Howie Landa '55, Don Johnson '73, Mike Rhoades '95, Andy Panko '99 and J.D. Byers '05 -- already hanging in the rafters of the LVC gymnasium.

Hoover, currently an assistant coach with the team, earned Women's Basketball Coaches Association/State Farm and d3hoops.com All-American honors as a senior in 2010-11 while being named the d3hoops.com Regional Player of the Year. The point guard led LVC to its first Commonwealth Conference title and an NCAA Elite Eight run in 2011, and was a three-time first-team All-CC selection. She remains LVC's all-time assists leader (586), was a two-time CC Player of the Year and ended her career with 1,170 points.

"As a coach, I could not have asked for better person or leader than Andrea," Goclowski said. "She was a pleasure to coach. Her dynamic and selfless play has left an indelible mark on the program and her jersey retirement cements her legacy as one of the all-time greats."

Sutton was the first Dutchman to be named an all-American when she did it as a senior in 2002-03. She is LVC's all-time leading scorer with 1,663 career points and sank a record 597 field goals and 385 free throws in her career. She also owns the school record for points in a game when she hit for 42 against Moravian in 2002. A 2013 inductee to the LVC Athletic Hall of Fame, Sutton was a four-time all-Commonwealth Conference selection and spent two years as an assistant coach for the Dutchmen from 2006 to 2008, including a role in recruiting Hoover and the class that led LVC to its first CC title.