Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club Lady Sharks AAU

Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club

Delaware Lady Sharks AAU

** Home of 2007, 2008 & 2013 16 & under Division II National Champions **


Address:  1 Positive Place (Rt. 40)  Newark, De 19702

Phone Number:  302-836-6464
*Contact Amber Hickman-Taylor for more information on the Lady Sharks AAU program @
*Follow us on TWITTER @LadysharksAAU
2014 Lady Sharks AAU TRYOUTS
* 5th & 6th Grade: Sat. Feb. 22nd 2-4pm; Sun. Feb. 23rd 1-3pm; Sat. March 1st 2-4pm
* 7th & 8th Grade: Sat. Feb. 22nd 4-6pm; Sun. Feb. 23rd 1-3pm; Sat. March 1st 4-6pm
* All High School Grades: Sun. March 2nd 1-3pm; Sat. March 8th 2-4pm; Sun. March 9th 2-4pm
Tryout Fee is $50 and includes the mandatory Club Membership & a tryout jersey to keep.  Tryout fee's are non-refundable.  
* OPEN GYM WORKOUTS for any Middle School Aged girl
    * When: Sun. Feb. 2nd, 9th & 16th @ the Boys & Girls Club from 2-3pm

* Check out the articles & videos on our girls @
           * Emma Matthews signing
           * Jasalyn Denkins signing (click archives, 2013/2014 Winter "Odds & Ends"
           * Jaquetta May is the latest Delaware Great Player of the Past (GPP)

Our Mission:

The mission of the Greater Newark Boys & Girls Club Lady Sharks AAU Program is to provide the highest level of youth AAU basketball while remaining consistent with the mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware.  We will do this by developing well-rounded athletes on and off the court who are prepared to compete at each athlete’s highest level.  While fostering an interest in competitive AAU basketball our program will develop good sportsmanship among all of our athletes.  We respect and value the benefits of participation in the game of basketball and will continue to give our athletes the opportunity to have fun, develop lasting relationships, and learn to compete and grow personally as individuals. 
Lady Sharks Alumni Taking Their Games to the Next Level:
Jasalyn Denkins                                    Northeastern University (Fall 2014)
Emma Matthews                                   Franklin Pierce University (Fall 2014)
Michelle Lena' Hicks                             West Point (Army) 
Taylor Bond                                           Morgan State University
Ashleigh Roberts                                   University of Maine

Jaquetta May                                        University of Delaware (graduate)

Kayla Miller                                          University of Delaware (graduate)

Coreenah Redden                                  Delaware State University

Jasmine Gibson                                     Ohio Valley University (graduate)

Alex Massado                                       Virginia State University

Joy Hickman                                         Virginia State University

Cari Calloway                                       Wilmington University   

Amani Clark                                         Lincoln University

Bianca Parker                                       Johnson C. Smith University

NyJae Dickerson                                   Johnson C. Smith University

Amber Genwright                                 Cheyney University

Hadasha Moore                                    Harford County Community College

Ashley Smith                                        Harford County Community College

Daizy Fuentes                                       Salem County Community College

Aja Brooks                                           Salem County Community College (graduate)

Alexus Gillins                                        Salem County Community College & Goldey Beacom College (winter 2014)

Telisha Turner                                      University of D.C.

Charnae Lusby                                     Harcum College

Khashema Boyer                                  Harcum College

Krista Hsu                                            Arcadia University       

Lindsay Hsu                                          Cecil County Community College (graduate)

Shanice Smith                                       Lancaster Bible College
Sarah Hickman                                     University of the Sciences (graduate)
Rachel Denis                                        Immaculata University (graduate)
Lauren Seale                                        Cedar Crest College (graduate)
Allison Beddia                                      Wesley College (graduate)
Jamie Milliski                                       Elon University (graduate)
Paris Waterman                                   Brown University (graduate)
Keisha Dunston                                   Widener University (graduate)
Kimberly Parker                                  Wilmington University (graduate)
Jessica Stowes                                     Wilmington University (graduate)
Jordan Elgart                                       Neumann University (graduate)

Lady Sharks Recent Accomplishments

  • 2013 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!  In Orlando, FL (16U)
  • 2007 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!   In Orlando, FL (16U)
  • 2008 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!   In Orlando, FL (16U)
  • 2009 Division II Regional Champions (16U)
  • 2010 Division II Regional Champions (16U)
  • 2010 Division II 8th place medal finish at Nationals in Orlando, FL (16U)
  • 2010 Division II 14th place finish at Nationals in Orlando, FL (14U)
  • 2011 Division II Regional Champions (15U)
  • 2011 Division II Regional Runner Ups (13U)
  • 2011 Division II 9th place National Finish in Orlando, FL (15U)
  • 2011 Division II 13th place National finish in Orlando, FL (13U)
  • 2012 Division II 7th place National finish in Orlando, FL (16U)
  • 2013 Division II Regional Champions (6th grade)  
  • 2013 Division II 8th place Nationals finish in Hampton, VA (6th grade)

Yearly Tournaments

  • Nike Invitational Boo Williams – Hampton, VA
  • Blue Chip USA Invitational
  • US Junior Nationals in Washington, DC
  • USA Invitational 
  • Scoop Taylor / Wildwood Tournament
  • Each age groups Regional Qualifier & National Tournament
  • Other tournaments in the Tri-State area
Why join the Lady Sharks AAU Family? (What the parents say...........)
* "Because of the exposure my child got from playing with the Lady Sharks, she earned a full scholarship to a Div. I University.  We are thankful to the organization for helping us through the recruitment process and will be eternally grateful for the wonderful experiences we had with the Lady Sharks over the years!"
* "I want to congratulate the coaches on a job well done this AAU season.  From the practices against the boys to the transportation to and from the tournaments, from the warm-ups & bags, to the team meals and finally the end of the year celebration!  The Lady Sharks organization has shown over and over to be the 'class' AAU club in the state of Delaware.  We are happy to be a part of the Sharks family and we are looking forward to this AAU program being an important part of her development as a basketball player."
* "This season was not only enjoyable to watch but it was also great to meet new people and gel together as one big family.  Thank you guys for caring enough to show these kids what LOVE is all about.  We appreciate the support you have shown our daughter over the years and we appreciate all the well wishes for her future playing Div.1 basketball.  You guys have played a big part in my daughter's life over the past 6 years and we thank you whole heartedly for caring so much about her.  We always knew she was in good hands!"
















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