Wayne State Women Secure Three Signees

Wayne State Women Secure Three Signees
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics.

WAYNE – As the Wayne State College women’s basketball team prepares for their first road trip of 2020, the team announced three new members who’ll be joining the team next season.

According to a release from the Wayne State Athletics office, Annie Guentzel of Lakeville, Minnesota, Aaliyah McMillan from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin and Ella Skinner of Sioux City, Iowa have signed their national letter of intent for the 2020-2021 season.

Annie Guentzel is a 5-9 guard from Lakeville South High School in Minnesota. She is a three-year starter in basketball and played summer club ball with the Southern Minnesota Fury. Guentzel earned All-South Suburban Conference honors last season as a junior and earned Academic All-State honors. She also excels in track and field earning medalist honors in the high jump at the South Suburban Conference Championships last spring while also collecting Academic All-State accolades.

Aaliyah McMillan is a 5-11 shooting guard/small forward from Chippewa Falls Senior High School in Wisconsin where she is a three-year starter in basketball and four-year starter in track and field. Last season as a junior, she averaged 15 points and 7.8 rebounds per game shooting 48 percent from the field and 78 percent at the charity stripe. McMillan received Second Team All-Big Rivers Conference and All-Northwest honors and helped her team with a Big Rivers Conference title for an eighth consecutive season.

Ella Skinner is a 6-0 forward from Bishop Heelan Catholic High School in Sioux City, Iowa where she is a four-year starter in basketball and three-year starter in track and field. This season, Skinner is currently averaging 19.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game for the Crusaders, ranked fourth in Iowa Class 3A.

As a junior last year, Skinner accounted for 17.5 points and 6.7 rebounds per game shooting 54.2 percent from the field and 76.5 percent at the free throw line, helping Sioux City Heelan to a 19-6 record and the Iowa Class 4A state semi-finals. She received Class 4A First Team All-State honors from the Iowa Girls Coaches Association and Iowa Print Sportswriter Association to go with First Team All-Missouri River Conference, All-District and All-Region honors. Skinner was also a state qualifier last spring in the shot put in track and field.

The Wayne State College women are 10-4 on the season and tied for third place in the NSIC South Division with a 5-3 league mark. The women will join the men (5-12/2-6) for a South Division road doubleheader at Winona State (5:30/7:30 p.m.) Friday and at Upper Iowa (3:30/5:30 p.m.) Saturday.

Join Voice of the Wildcats, Aaron Scheffler on The City ‘KCTY’ 98.9/1590 for Friday’s doubleheader starting at 5 p.m. while Saturday’s action will start at 3 p.m. on Big Red Country ‘KTCH’ 104.9. All games on the Wildcat Sports Network can be heard online at waynedailynews.com.

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