Women's basketball signs seven student-athletes as part of 2014-15 class

Women’s basketball signs seven student-athletes as part of 2014-15 class

SEWARD, Neb. – Head coach Drew Olson and the Concordia University women’s basketball program have officially announced the signings of seven student-athletes for the class of 2014-15. All seven are current high school seniors from the state of Nebraska.

The group of incoming freshmen, heavy on guard play, will combine with an existing roster stocked with eight varsity holdovers who averaged more than 10 minutes per game in 2013-14. This past season’s roster included only three seniors: Britney Birtell, Kristen Conahan and Lori Laboda.

Incoming guards Mary Janovich and Jade Gottier bring impressive credentials. Janovich averaged 15.2 points as a senior on the way to Class B first team all-state recognition while leading Gretna High School to the state tournament. Gottier put up almost 17 points per game for Boone Central High School and earned second team all-state in Class C-1.

Platteview High School’s Sydney Feller also helped her team to a state tournament appearance. All seven incoming Bulldogs received some form of all-state recognition from both the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star.

Jordyn Brummund | Doniphan-Trumball HS | 5-5 | Guard
2013-14 stats: 10.3 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 4.5 apg, 2.7 spg, 52% 3FG
Honors: All-state honorable mention by Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star
Olson: Gritty and scrappy. Lefty point guard. Very quick and can create for others. Tough kid.

Brenleigh Daum | McCook HS | 5-9 | Guard
2013-14 stats: 16.9 ppg, 2.9 apg
Honors: all-state honorable mention by Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star
Olson: Feisty. She is a tough kid. Good athlete. Can score. Lots of potential.

Sydney Feller | Platteview HS | 5-9 | Guard
2013-14 stats: 10.9 ppg, 5.9 rpg, 3.4 apg, 2.1 spg, 38% 3FG
Honors: All-state honorable mention by Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star
Olson: Good athlete. Really improved her offensive game this past year. She is a tough kid that finds ways to win.

Jade Gottier | Boone Central / Newman Grove HS | 5-9 | Guard
2013-14 stats: 16.7 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 2.4 apg, 3.4 spg, 44% 3FG, 91% FT
Honors: Class C-1 second team all-state by Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star
Olson: Great player, even better person. She plays extremely hard and is active defensively. On offense she can score in many ways, but her best attribute is her vision and passing.

Rachel Hoarty | Fillmore Central HS | 5-9 | Guard
2013-14 stats: 16.8 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 2.7 spg, 32% 3FG
Honors: All-state honorable mention by Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star
Olson: Great athlete. Very talented. Level-headed kid. Could be an even better player in our system.

Mary Janovich | Gretna HS | 5-7 | Guard
2013-14 stats: 15.2 ppg, 39% 3FG, 88% FT
Honors: Omaha World Herald All-Nebraska third team, Omaha World Herald All-State Class B first team, Lincoln Journal Star All-State Class B first team, Omaha World Herald All-Omaha Area first team and honorary team captain
Olson: Phenomenal athlete. One of the best defenders I have ever recruited. She is a tough kid, always comes up big in the big moments.

Michaela Strathman | Randolph HS | 5-11 | Forward
2013-14 stats: 12.9 ppg, 7.1 rpg, 2.2 apg
Honors: All-state honorable mention by Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star
Olson: Good size and can shoot. Injured at end of season so will need to get healthy but could be an impact in the future.

10 April 2014