WAYNE – With the Wayne State College basketball season just a few weeks away, recruiting for the future never ends as the Wayne State College women’s basketball team added to next year’s class.
According to a release from the Wayne State Athletics department, head women’s basketball coach Brent Pollari announced that six high school student athletes have signed national letters of intent to attend WSC and play for the Wildcats in the 2021-22 season. They include Brigid Boyle of Eagan, Minnesota, Delaney Clark from Menasha, Wisconsin, Maya Fitzpatrick of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, Avery Kallman from Gretna, Abby Kopecky of Aberdeen, South Dakota and Tate Norblade from Papillion.
Brigid Boyle is a 6’0” forward from Saint Agnes High School in Minnesota where she is a three-year starter in basketball and volleyball. Last season, Boyle earned All-Skyline Conference honors after averaging 21 points and eight rebounds per game while scoring her 1,000th career point. She accounted for 15.3 points and 10 rebounds per game as a sophomore and is a three-year captain. Boyle also excels in volleyball where she was All-Conference as a junior.
Delaney Clark, a 5’11” shooting guard/forward, from Appleton East High School in Wisconsin, is a three-year starter and four-year letter winner in basketball. As a junior, Clark produced 7.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.7 steals per game while helping her team win a third straight regional crown. She was named Fox Valley Association All-Conference honorable mention the last two seasons.
Maya Fitzpatrick is a 5’10” small forward from Champlin Park High School in Minnesota, starting three years in basketball. She earned All-Northwest Suburban Conference honors last season while leading the team in scoring and was an All-Conference honorable mention selection as a sophomore.
Avery Kallman, a 6’1” forward/center from Gretna High School, is a four-year starter in basketball and one year in volleyball. Last season, she earned All-Metro Conference and Class A All-State honorable mention honors after averaging nearly 10 points and 11 rebounds a contest. Kallman was also named Class A All-State honorable mention in 2018 and in 2019 as a volleyball player.
Abby Kopecky is a 5’10 guard from Aberdeen Central High School in South Dakota and earned All-Eastern South Dakota Conference honors in three sports – basketball, cross country and track and field. Last season, she averaged 13.3 points and five rebounds a game and was named to the All-ESD Conference Team. Kopecky collected four All-Conference honors in track and field and three in cross country.
Tate Norblade is a 5’9” guard from Papillion LaVista South High School where she is a three year starter in basketball and track and field. As a junior, Norblade recorded 9.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.3 steals per game to earn Class A All-State honorable mention honors. In track and field as a sophomore, Norblade earned three medals at the Class A State meet taking fourth in the 200 meter dash (25.53), eighth in the 400-meter dash (1:00.61) and ran a leg on the fourth place 400-meter relay team.
The Wayne State College women’s basketball team finished last season at 16-13 (11-11 NSIC) and are scheduled to open their season on Saturday, January 2nd at Northern State.