DANA JETER


CLASS OF '10


YEAR OF INDUCTION: 2019



Dana Jeter earned four varsity letters and was a 1,000-point scorer in basketball and also earned three letters in soccer at Steinert.

Before moving on to William Paterson University, where she also excelled on the hardwoods, Jeter was named the Trenton Times Player of the Year, was a member of the Trentonian and Trenton Times All-First Teams and the All-Area Second Team as a senior. Both of Trenton's daily newspapers also honored her as a freshman, sophomore and junior.

"I was fortunate to have coached Dana for four years," said former SHS coach and Hall-of-Famer Bryan Rogers, who is currently the vice principal at Hamilton West. "She became a full-time starter midway through her freshman year.

"Dana was a quiet leader and was someone who led by example. She always worked hard and gave 110 percent. She wanted team success and did whatever was necessary to achieve our goals. Whether it was scoring, rebounding, playing defense, etc., she fulfilled any role.

"And her senior year, we were able to set the record for most wins by a girls team in school history, 23. You could tell that team really enjoyed playing with each other and had a lot of fun together. And she currently has second-most points for a female in school history. In her four years on varsity, Steinert Girls Basketball compiled 78 wins."

Many of her top memories from high school are naturally from the basketball court and the soccer field.

"What I remember about Steinert Girls Basketball is being successful, we made it far in the Mercer County Tournament every year," she said. "And we broke the school record for wins when I was there. To get to 1,000 points, that was a big thing and so was being Player of the Year, especially to share those moments with my family and my teammates.

"My junior year we beat Trenton in double overtime, and that was a big memory."

She played four years of soccer and was part of championships and camaraderie on the pitch, too.

"What I remember from Steinert Girls Soccer is that we had good team bonding we had a lot of pasta parties and we all always got along and that made us successful.

"We won the Central Jersey championship my junior year."

She played AAU basketball with the Hamilton Hot Shots and had a banner career at WPU where she was a four-year player and is well represented among the Pioneer statistical leaders.

She is a teacher and a coach in Trenton, and she continues to remain involved with basketball and soccer.


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