Trojans All-Time Leading Scorer for Both Boys and Girls to Play Hoops in Philly for Hawks
NORTH EDISON, NJ—One of the cornerstones to the successful girls basketball team at St. Thomas Aquinas for the past four seasons, Emma Boslet not only scored her 1,000th point by the time she was a sophomore, but also eclipsed former Trojans boys basketball standout, Corey Francisco’s all time scoring mark earlier this past season to become the all time leading scorer for both boys and girls at Aquinas with 1,948 career points according to stats compiled at nj.com.
Boslet’s efforts helped bring the Trojans girls basketball program back to prominence with four straight GMCT Final Four appearances and back to back GMCT Girls Championships including this year’s title win over 3rd seeded Monroe (64-41). Prior to that, Aquinas had not won a GMCT Girls crown since 2001 when former standout, Deana Cuozzo roamed the hallways of the school. Before the start of her senior season, the 2019-20 girls basketball campaign, Boslet signed a letter of intent to play for the women’s basketball program of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.
This past season, Boslet, a four year varsity standout at Aquinas, played in all 30 games for the Lady Trojans, and made 122 field goals, 63 threes, and 70 foul shots for a total of 503 points along with 147 rebounds, 59 steals, 52 assists, and 30 blocks, or an average of 16.8 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.0 steals, 1.7 assists, and 1.0 blocks per game. A year ago as a junior, Boslet played in 29 games and made 99 field goals, 53 three pointers, and 62 free throws for a total of 422 points along with 251 rebounds, 149 assists, 93 steals, and 42 blocked shots, or an average of 14.6 points, 8.7 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 3.2 steals, and 1.4 blocks per contest.
As a sophomore, Boslet played in 28 games and made 126 field goals, 74 three pointers, and 141 free throws for a total of 615 points, which was the most points she scored in one season. She also tabulated 283 rebounds, 122 assists, 113 steals, and 48 blocks to average 22.0 points, 10.1 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 4.0 steals, and 1.7 blocks per game. During the 2017-18 season, Boslet accounted for 38.3 percent of the Trojans scoring in only her second season of varsity hoops.
Coming in as a freshman, Boslet played in 27 contests and made 84 field goals, 54 threes, and 80 foul shots for a total of 408 points, 191 rebounds, 84 steals, 56 assists, and 19 blocked shots for an average of 15.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.1 steals, 2.1 assists, and 0.7 blocks per game. In total, Boslet played in 114 games, made 431 field goals, 244 threes, and 353 free throws for her 1,948 points along with 872 rebounds, 379 assists, 349 steals, and 139 blocks for an average of 17.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 3.1 steals, and 1.2 blocks per game over her four years at Aquinas.
Over her four years at Aquinas, Boslet scored in double figures in 99 of the 114 games that she played including 44 contests with 20 points or more, and 4 games of 30 points or more. She recorded a career high 33 points in back to back games as a sophomore against Monroe on February 14, 2018, and versus J.P. Stevens on February 17, 2018. During the same span, Boslet recorded at least 35 double-doubles and 6 triple-doubles. Her career high in rebounds was 19 against Edison on January 9, 2018.
In addition, Boslet collected a career high 11 steals in a win against J.F. Kennedy on February 6, 2018, and tallied a career high 11 assists on three different occasions during her junior year including back to back games at South Plainfield on December 18, 2018 and versus Woodbridge on December 20, 2018, and then later in the season at Colonia on January 17, 2019. She also picked up 10 versus Davidson Day of North Carolina on January 20, 2019. Over her four years at St. Thomas Aquinas, the Trojans compiled an overall record of 94-21 including a mark of 58-2 in the GMC White.
Boslet comes from a family with an athletic background. Her uncle, Mike Boslet was a standout football and basketball player at Edison High School in the mid to late 1980s before graduating from the school in 1988. He was the starting quarterback for the Eagles during the 1987 season his senior year, and rushed for 5 TDs while throwing 9 more and just yielding 5 interceptions in 220 passing attempts according to an article in the Metuchen-Edison Review published on February 19, 1988. Boslet signed a letter of intent to play at NCAA Division I-AA, now FCS school, Maine.
Graduating the same year from South Plainfield High School, yours truly saw the elder Boslet play basketball for Edison at the 1986 Old Bridge Summer League played at Madison Central High School, and run by the late Len Sepanak, who was coaching at Cedar Ridge HS at the time. I can recall how a few of my teammates were impressed with his basketball fundamentals as well. Emma Boslet will be joining the St. Joseph’s University women’s program along with another Central Jersey standout, Olivia Mullins of Rutgers Prep.
This past season, the Lady Hawks of St. Joe’s finished 9-20 overall including a 3-13 record in the Atlantic 10. Back in the 2018-19 season, St. Joseph’s finished 12-19 overall and 7-9 in conference play. Two seasons ago, the Lady Hawks reached the 2nd round of the Women’s NIT before losing to West Virginia after falling to George Washington in the Atlantic 10 Women’s Championship. St. Joseph’s finished that season at 19-15 overall including a 10-6 mark in A-10 play.
Congratulations Emma, and best of luck competing at the next level.