Wednesday is a banner day at Neumann-Goretti High School, where four boys' basketball players are cementing their college destinations.

Guards Tony Chennault (Wake Forest), Tyreek Duren (La Salle), and Mustafaa Jones (Hartford), and forward Danny Stewart (Rider) are expected to sign binding letters of intent Wednesday, the first day of the one-week November period for winter and spring sports players to sign a national letter of intent with a Division I or II school.

"It's a credit to all four of them," coach Carl Arrigale said. "It's a special time for the program. We're proud of it."

The period through next Wednesday is the only time seniors may sign with a college program in 2009. The next signing session for winter and spring sports players begins in April. Football signing dates begin in February.

Because of the presence of those four players and two other Division I recruits, Neumann-Goretti is ranked No. 18 in the country, according to an ESPN Rise preseason poll. The Saints went 26-3 overall last season and won the Catholic League championship.

"When you have that kind of talent, it kind of puts a bull's-eye on your back," Arrigale said. "But I'm confident these kids can handle the pressure that comes with it."

Other senior basketball standouts in Southeastern Pennsylvania who have made college commitments include Plymouth Whitemarsh center C.J. Aiken (St. Joseph's), Roman Catholic guard Rakeem Brookins (Tulane), Bartram guard Tyrone Garland (Virginia Tech), and Friends' Central forward Dominic Morris (Boston University).

In girls' basketball, Germantown Academy's Maggie Lucas, a sharpshooting wing guard bound for Penn State, heads the list of expected Division I signees. She averaged 22 points per game, including 96 three-pointers, while leading the Patriots to a 31-0 record in 2008-09.

Across the Delaware River, South Jersey's top prospect, Daryus Quarles of Paulsboro, has committed to St. Joseph's. But he won't be playing for his high school team this season due to an eligibility issue.

Wednesday will bring little suspense from Anthony D'Orazio. That's because the senior combination guard from Camden Catholic made an oral commitment to attend Lehigh before he even began preseason practice - for his junior season.

"I'm finally glad to have it official," D'Orazio said.

Washington Township 6-10 center Matt Lopez is expected to sign with La Salle but has decided to redshirt his freshman year.

Woodbury twin guards Isaiah and Jared Roberts are both headed to the Naval Academy, which is coached by former Bishop Eustace point guard Billy Lange.

Cherokee center Ryan McKeaney is expected to sign with Vermont.

South Jersey's top two girls' prospects, Lenape senior Christina Foggie and Eastern center Genevieve Okoro, have made commitments. Foggie is headed to Vanderbilt, and Okoro, The Inquirer South Jersey player of the year, made a commitment in the summer to Richmond.

Cherokee's Monica Roeder, one of the top shooters in South Jersey, is headed to Manhattan, while Clearview center Kiley Grabbe will sign with St. Francis (N.Y.).