NKU women’s basketball team finished last season with a 15-13 overall record. They ended with a standing of fourth in the Atlantic Sun Conference. The team is projected to finish seventh overall in the A-Sun this year, according to A-Sun rankings. The women welcome five new freshman to the group this season.
This season’s freshman lineup includes Lauren White, Sarah Kinch, Morgan Blair, Kelley Wiegman and Kelsey Key.
“I would say this freshman class is very energetic, charismatic and has a high level of enthusiasm,” said Dawn Plitzuweit, women’s basketball head coach. “From a basketball standpoint, they can defend the ball, shoot it and we added girls who can do well in the perimeter. I’m excited about them developing.”
Lauren White #3
Hometown: Edwardsville, Ill.
Quote: “Lauren is a very dynamic lead guard,” Plitzuweit said. “She has the ability to get by a defender and is a very good leader on the court. She is someone who can affect the game in a lot of different ways. She’s defensive and can guard anyone on the court… She’s tough and feisty when battling against shooters.”
Sarah Kinch #15
Hometown: Medina, Ohio
Quote: “Sarah is a kid who plays her tail off,” Plitzuweit said. “In every position, she gets after it. She’ll play a little out of position this year, on the outside more. She will be rebounding and making things happen for us. She takes the ball aggressively to the basket.”
Morgan Blair #21
Hometown: Livonia, Mich.
Quote: “Morgan is a very versatile player,” Plitzuweit said. “She can defend multiple positions. She makes the players around her better and fits in well. She compliments the team well and she can do a little bit of everything.”
Kelley Wiegman #22
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Quote: “Kelley is tough and gritty,” Plitzuweit said. “She’s someone who will end up defending athletic players and shooters in our league. She’s a very good defender of the ball, offensively she really understands and has a good feel for things. She has the ability to score in a couple different ways and we’re looking for her to do a lot for us this year.”
Kelsey Key #30
Hometown: Anderson, Ind.
Quote: “Kelsey is a natural scorer,” Plitzuweit said. “She shoots the ball extremely well, she offensively affects the game. She will become more comfortable as things progress. She cares a lot about basketball and she’ll figure it out.”