College of Idaho women’s basketball coach Janis Beal has announced the signing of nine student-athletes to Cascade Conference Letters of Intent for the upcoming 2019-20 season.
The group is comprised of five freshman and four transfers, with eight of the nine new faces from the state of Idaho.
Lexi Mitchell, a familiar name in the Treasure Valley basketball circles, joins the Yotes from Middleton High School. She helped lead the Vikings to a 4A state championship during her junior year in 2017 and was named second-team All-SIC as a senior. Mitchell averaged 7.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game last season.
Another incoming Gem State talent is 6-foot-1 forward Emma Anthony, a freshman from Mountain View High School in Meridian. During her senior year, Anthony and the Mavericks ran through the regular season undefeated.
Freshman guard Allie Cannon brings a winning mindset to the program after leading Blackfoot High School to its first state tournament appearance since 2005 during her senior year. The 5-8 Cannon earned second-team All-State honors last season, averaging 10.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game.
Joining Cannon in the backcourt will be Tayla Sayer, a transfer from Northwest College who prepped at Minico High School. The incoming junior played for Beal at Northwest College, giving her strong familiarity with the system.
Sharpshooter Kenadee French also adds to the depth on the guard line, joining the program from Rigby High School. The 5-9 freshman hit 39 3-pointers as a senior last year and averaged 4.1 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game. French was crucial in her team taking home the first district championship in school history at the 5A level.
Two-sport athlete Chevelle Shepherd is another piece that will be added to the backcourt. The freshman from Salmon River High School in Riggins will also be a member of the volleyball team at C of I.
Staying within the 1A D-II Long Pin Conference, Horseshoe Bend graduate Kate Renfro transfers into the program from Walla Walla Community College.
Fellow transfer Hannah Lee comes to Caldwell from De Anza College, where she filled up the stat sheet as a freshman, contributing 14.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.0 steals per game.
Rounding out the recruiting class is Cierra Dvorak, a senior transfer from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Originally from Idaho, she prepped at Lake City High School in Coeur d’Alene and started her college career at North Idaho College.