Arielle Collins, who finished with a school-record 1,732 career points, was a two-sport star who earned eight varsity letters at Steinert. She was a three-time team MVP and two-time captain in basketball. She averaged 21.6 points and 4.6 assists in her senior campaign and became Steinert's all-time leading scorer. Collins, who earned all-state recognition in both sports, will admit that if she had to pick, she would select basketball over soccer. "I liked them equally, but if I had to, I would choose the one that came more natural to me which was basketball.

"One of main reasons I picked Fordham is because they were so well known for academics and business. I had academics and the future on my mind."

While at Fordham, Collins captained the squad for two seasons. She ranks among the all-time leaders in steals, assists and free-throw percentage.

Who helped Collins become an all-star in high school soccer and basketball and college hoops? She says "the list is endless...but a few people stand out in my mind."

First on the list is her family. She is the youngest of five children. "I have four older brothers who never stopped pushing me to reach my full potential," Collins said. A constant throughout her life is the support system that she has at home. "My parents are my biggest fans and the reason I was able to accomplish so much in my career and my life," she said.

She also noted the bond she has with her many teammates. "It is hard to name all of the teammates who played a major role in my life but I will never forget my teammates who I am still very close with to this day, specifically from Steinert Jenn Melker and (fellow HOF inductee) Kristi Cady."

She knows she is fortunate to have had a long list of excellent coaches. She credits "childhood and lifelong coach" Terrance Bailey as well as high school coaches Aimee Turnbull and Bryan Rogers and college coach Stephanie Gaitley.