2009-01-09 / Sports

Former College Stars Go In Different Directions

By Elio Velez

Rahshon Clark played with Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem prior to being released. Photo by Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem Rahshon Clark played with Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem prior to being released. Photo by Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem Former Christ the King High School and Boston College standout Clare Droesch's playing career may be over but her coaching opportunities continues to blossom.

St. John's head women's basketball coach Kim Barnes Arico announced that Droesch will join the Red Storm coaching staff as the head team manager/ video coordinator.

Droesch finished her four-year playing career for Boston College, where she was named to the Big East All- Rookie team and selected as a team captain in her senior year, in 2005, The Belle Harbor native was an assistant coach with the University of Massachusetts women's basketball program and last year worked with the Vanderbilt women's program as the Commodore's video coordinator.

Droesch joins a St. John's program that are rising in the Big East standings this season with a 13-1 record. They will have one of the top recruiting classes in 2009.

"We are very excited that we were able to add Clare to our staff," said Barnes Arico. "She is well known in the New York area, having had a tremendous high school career at Christ the King before playing for four years at Boston College. We are happy to have a local product like Clare come to St. John's University and help us continue to build our successful program."

Clark Released - Rahshon Clark, the former Beach Channel High School all-star and who graduated from Iowa State University in the spring of 2008, turned to the professional ranks to continue his basketball career.

His overseas jaunt ended however on December 20, 2008. The 6-5 forward was released from Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem, a pro team in the Israeli League.

Clark was signed last September and got limited minutes of playing time off the bench. Only playing in seven games, Clark had his best game by scoring 11 points in only 8 minutes against Ra'anana.

According to the team, Clark and the organization reached a mutual decision to terminate the contract.

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