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Marta Sniezek, a guard from National Cathedral High School in the Washington, D.C., area, has given a verbal commitment to play for Stanford's women's basketball team beginning in the fall of 2015, the Washington Post reported.

Sniezek is the Cardinal's second women's basketball commitment for the class of 2015, joining Alex Romano of La Cueva High School in Albuquerque, N.M.

Sniezek chose Stanford over her other finalist, Harvard, and after she received her acceptance letter from Stanford, according to the report.

“When I visited in May, I knew that Stanford was where I wanted to go,” Sniezek told the Post. “The weather and the people were beautiful. It’s the best school for both academic and basketball purposes, and I can’t wait for another year to get there.”

Sniezek also had offers from Princeton, Georgetown, Texas Tech, Boston College and James Madison.

She averaged 29.9 points as a junior for a team that finished as the Independent School League AA runner-up. She hit 46 three-pointers, including five during a season-high 43-point performance against Georgetown Visitation.

The 5-foot-7 Sniezek is not ranked among the top 60 recruits for 2015 by ESPN.com's HoopGurlz ratings. That service still lists her as "undeclared" as far as her verbal commitment status. Interestingly, the No. 1 prospect in the country is Katie Lou Samuelson, who has two sisters (Bonnie and Karlie) currently on the Stanford roster. However, Katie Lou Samuelson has already committed to Connecticut, which has commitments from three of the nation's top 10 prospects.

Stanford is scheduled to host UConn during the 2014-2015 season.

The Cardinal have reached the Final Four six of the past seven seasons and have played in the national title game twice in that span. Apparently that played a role in Sniezek's decision, because she wants to play for a national championship.

“I’m excited to be a on a team that wants to win so bad,” Sniezek said in the Post report. “I think that with our drive we are capable of winning national championships.”

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