Women’s Basketball Signs Three High School Standouts For 2017-18

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first_imgMonahan, from Silver Lake, Minn., is a multi-sport athlete at Glencoe-Silver Lake High School. As a junior, the 5-8 guard set her high school’s all-time scoring and steals record to go along with the assists mark she set as a sophomore. Monahan is a three-time all-conference honoree in basketball. In her final high school basketball season, she will be coached by her father, Jeff, and will play with two of her younger sisters. As a junior, Monahan qualified for the state meet and set the school record in the 300-meter hurdles in track and field. Fuller, a local standout for West Des Moines Valley High School, is a 5-8 guard who helped lead the Tigers to the state tournament twice including a runner-up finish her sophomore season. As a junior, she averaged 14.0 points behind 46.1 percent shooting. Fuller has garnered all-state and all-CIML accolades each of the previous two seasons. She is also a member of the Valley soccer team. “Maddie (Monahan) is the hardest working player that I have had step on the court for me. She is a coach on the court, who put in the time and work to become a Division I player. Going to Drake for the education and to play Division I basketball is a win-win for her. Off the court, she has a big heart that helps her connect with people. I’m excited for her to come to Drake and know she is in good hands going to Drake.”Zach Otto-Fisher – Former Glencoe-Silver Lake Head Coach “Maddie (Monahan) is a tough, hard-nosed and unselfish player. She is the player that basketball purists love. She does all the little things and is all about the team being successful. She will make decisions in chaotic situations. She was the starting point guard for us this past summer and did great. She brought it every time. It didn’t matter if it was a walk through, practice or a game. She is a special player, and a great addition for Drake.”Gerard Coury – North Tartan AAU Head Coach “Not only is Hannah (Fuller) the strongest and toughest player I have ever coached, but she is the most fearless competitor I have coached. She is a winner. I trust the ball in her hands and want it in her hands at crunch time because of her strong desire to win and compete for the team.”Joe Sigrest – West Des Moines Valley Head Coach “Hannah (Fuller) is a flat out winner,” Baranczyk said. “She competes every possession, does the little things and when she is on the floor the game is impacted. She is of high character from an incredible family and no matter what it is she is leading. She is another local player that will continue to help attract other local players and you can’t help but want to be on the same team as Hannah.” Rounding out the 2017-18 class is Van Scyoc (pronounced Van SOYK), a 6-1 forward from Lourdes Academy. She is another multi-sport athlete that excels in cross country and track and field. On the basketball court, Van Scyoc had an outstanding junior campaign being named the Northeast Wisconsin Girls Basketball Player of the Year and was a unanimous selection to the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association All-State First Team. In cross country, she is a three-time all-conference selection and in track and field was a member of Lourdes’ 2016 state champion 4×800 relay team. Her older brother, Matt, is a senior on the Indiana State University men’s basketball team. Drake opens the regular season on Nov. 11 at North Dakota. Tipoff is set for 3 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on 1350 ESPN Des Moines. “Katie (Van Scyoc) is a versatile player that has a relentless work ethic and plays really hard,” Baranczyk said. “She is the type of player that lives in the gym and when you watch her play it is obvious she loves the game. She comes from a family that has great faith, character and is extremely supportive.”center_img What They Are Saying About The 2017-18 Drake women’s basketball signees… “Maddie (Monahan) is the consummate team player,” Baranczyk said. “She is really tough and fearless with a high motor and basketball IQ. A true point guard who reads what her team needs, whether it be to score the basketball or set her teammates up. She comes from a family of high family values and great Midwest work ethic.” “Hannah (Fuller) is tough as nails with a great attitude who is a hard worker and team player. She is a tremendous addition to the Drake program and community and a great kid from a great family. Hannah does a little bit of everything, can play multiple positions and is strong and physical. She will be a great asset for Drake.” Dickson Jensen – All Iowa Attack Head Coach “Katie (Van Scyoc) is a hard working player. She puts in the hours in the gym. She is extremely coachable and a great teammate. I know she is excited for the opportunity at Drake and looking forward to moving on in her basketball career. At same time, she has lofty goals for herself and her team this year. We have a chance be very good and have a really great senior season for her.”Reed Tyriver – Lourdes Academy Head Coach “I have worked with Katie (Van Scyoc) since the eighth grade and she has a work ethic that is second to none. What Katie represents is what all schools want in their student-athletes because she is not only highly successful on the basketball court but in the classroom as well. She is very goal-oriented and set a goal to play Division I basketball and worked at it for the past four years. I have gotten to know her personally and have seen her lighter side and the competitor in her. Her best basketball is still in front of her.”Ryan Kane – Ripon College Head Men’s Basketball Coach DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team has signed three high school student-athletes, Hannah Fuller (West Des Moines, Iowa), Maddie Monahan (Silver Lake, Minn.) and Katie Van Scyoc (Markesan, Wis.), to National Letters of Intent for the 2017-18 season, head coach Jennie Baranczyk announced Wednesday, Nov. 9.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more