- Minneapolis, MNHometown
- Hopkins High School
- 24Overall Rank
- 8Position Rank
- Jun 15, 2012
- No. 41 Nia Coffey joins top in-state prospect for the balance of the summer
- Nia Coffey of Minneapolis, Minn., will leave her MN Metro Stars club team and finish the summer with North Tartan. The No. 41 prospect in the ESPN HoopGurlz Super 60 for the 2013 class will join Rebecca Dahlman of Braham, Minn., on the North Tartan club team this summer. Coffey, the 6-foot forward who is headed to Northwestern, and Dahlman (undecided) are the two best prospects in the state of Minnesota for the class of 2013 with Dahlman ranked 22nd in the class.
- Feb 22, 2012
- No. 43 Nia Coffey ('13) pledges Big Ten
- Nia Coffey of Minneapolis, Minn., the No. 43 prospect in the 2013 class, has committed to Northwestern University, according to her club program director, Andy Meinhardt of the Minnesota Metro Stars.
The 6-foot forward also considered Duke, Harvard, Princeton and Stanford, according to her mother, Sheba Coffey. Northwestern was a fit, she added, because it offers an engineering major, which two current players already are pursuing.
"Nia was really choosing among prestigious schools with strong academic backgrounds. We (as parents) felt she couldn't go wrong with any of her choices," Sheba Coffey said via email. "Overall Northwestern was a great fit with academics, strong alumni, with an overall warm vibe. In addition we really like the coaching staff. We felt like with everything Northwestern had to offer, it was a more than just a great four-year decision, it was a great 40-year decision.:
Coffey is averaging 15.6 points for Hopkins (Minneapolis, Minn.), which is No. 23 in the POWERADE FAB 50. She also is rated as a four-star prospect by ESPN HoopGurlz.
Northwestern earlier this month received a pledge from Christen Inman of Katy, Texas, another four-star prospect ranked No. 55 in the 2013 class.
"Northwestern University is not only getting an amazing basketball player, but more importantly a better person," Coffey's Metro Stars coach, Mike Amos, said via email. "Nia exudes the qualities that every university wants in its student athletes such as strong character, integrity, honest, self discipline and academic excellence to name a few.
"Off the court people are drawn to Nia because of her warm smile, friendly demeanor, work ethic and her willingness to help others. On the court she is a selfless competitor, willing to sacrifice for the betterment of her team. She is attentive and focused on the details at practice and strives to consistently improve her game, which makes her a joy to coach."