WINFIELD, Kan. – Southwestern College Head Women's Basketball Coach Whitney Corley has announced the latest wave of signees for the 2016-17 season. Five student-athletes have signed letters of intent to continue their education and basketball careers at Southwestern College as freshmen next season.
Madison Schmidt (5-11 – F – Kenneth City, Fla. – Northeast HS)
Schmidt will join the Lady Builders following a decorated high school career at Northeast High School in St. Petersburg, Fla., where she was a four-year letter-winner for coach William White and the Vikings. She will leave NHS having completely re-written the school's rebounding record book. Schmidt now holds the school record for most rebounds in a single game (17), most rebounds in a season, most rebounds in a career, and best single-season rebounding average (10.7). She also holds the school record for most double-doubles in a season (12) and most double-doubles in a career, and she tied the school record for most three-point field goals made in a single game. Schmidt also led the state in free throws as a junior.
Under Schmidt's leadership, Northeast saw two of its best seasons in school history. The Vikings went 21-8 during Schmidt's junior season, then went 24-5 during her senior campaign.
Schmidt was an all-conference first-team selection during her sophomore and senior seasons, while earning second-team honors as a junior, and honorable mention accolades as a freshman. She was also chosen for the FACA All-Star Game, was a Top-25 Player in the Tampa area, and was named the Hot Shot of the Week during her high school career.
"I chose Southwestern because I felt like I was a part of the family instantly," Schmidt said. "The coaches care for you, they value family, and that was very important to me."
Dominique Eule (5-8 – G – Tampa, Fla. – Tampa Catholic HS)
Eule comes to Southwestern following the completion of her high school career at Tampa Catholic High School in Tampa, Fla., where she spent her senior season as a captain for head coach Matthew Rocha and the TCHS Crusaders. She averaged 11.7 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.7 steals per game as a senior. Eule was an Honorable Mention selection for both the Tampa Bay Times and the St. Pete Times, was named "Ms. Defense" twice during her career, and was also named Rookie of the Year. She also won MVP honors at the Rose Classic.
Off the court, Eule was named to the High Honor Roll and the Principal's Honor Roll. She is a member of Rho Kappa, the English Honor Society and the National Honor Society.
"I felt very welcomed at Southwestern," Eule said. "Everybody goes out of their way to make you feel like family. I also feel like I can have I valuable impact on the women's basketball team and the college itself, and I know Southwestern will help me reach my goals."
Macy Stephens (5-11 – F – Norwich, Kan. – Norwich HS)
Stephens will join the Lady Builders following a four-year career at Norwich High School in Norwich, Kan., where she was a four-year letter-winner for the Eagles under head coach Mike Klaver. She averaged 15 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists per game for the Eagles, while leading them to a 22-2 overall record, and an appearance in the Kansas 1A-Div. 2 State Championship tournament for the third-straight season.
Stephens is a three-year all-league selection, and was a Kansas 1A-Div. 2 All-State selection as well. She was named to the Kansas All-Star Team following the 2016 season. Under her leadership, NHS won two Heart of the Plains League Championships, four Border Queen Classic championships, and three 54 Classic titles.
Off the court, Stephens was a two-year High Honor Roll selection, and received the Second Mile Award for Business and English.
"I had heard nothing but great things about Southwestern and its women's basketball program," Stephens said. "When I came to visit, I fell in love with the atmosphere, the coaches, the campus, most definitely Stewart Field House, and Jinx himself. When I left campus that day, I knew Southwestern was the place for me."
Jere' Mallet (5-2 – G – Dickinson, Texas – Dickinson HS)
Mallet comes to Southwestern on the heels of a two-year high school career for coach Fleceia Comeaux and the DHS Lady Gators, where she averaged 13 points, 5 steals and 3 assists during her senior season. Mallet was a 68 percent shooter from the floor, and converted 32 percent of her three-point attempts. She ended her senior season ranked third in the district for steals, ninth in the district for field goals, fourth in the district for three-point field goals and was the district leader in charges-taken. She was named the district Newcomer of the Year as a junior, and was a two-time all-district second-team selection. Mallet also received Honorable Mention All-County accolades.
Mallet will graduate in the Top 10 percent of her high school class, and is a member of the National Honor Society, the National Social Studies Honor Society and the National Technical Honor Society.
"I chose Southwestern because the school and the faculty cares about me and my needs," Mallet said. "They want to see me succeed, and they want me to have a great experience. The school and the community feels like home to me."
Jazmyne Laskey (5-6 – G – Edmond, Okla. – Edmond Memorial HS)
Laskey will join the Lady Builders after graduating from Edmond Memorial High School, where she played for the Bulldogs under head coach Deandrea Peeler. During her high school career, Laskey helped lead Memorial to two Deer Creek Invitational championships, and a regional championship. In her senior season, Memorial finished the season ranked No. 12 in Oklahoma 6A with a 16-10 overall record. Laskey was the team's Most Improved Player during her junior season.
"The moment I stepped onto the Southwestern campus, I felt right at home," Laskey said. "I knew I wanted Coach Corley and Coach Lynum to be my coaches. The girls on the team welcomed me with open arms."
Corley anticipates releasing her next wave of signees early next week.
2016 Southwestern College Women's Basketball Signing Class
-Makala Canada (5-4 – G – Land O Lakes, Fla. – Land O Lakes HS)
-Madison Schmidt (5-11 – F – Kenneth City, Fla. – Northeast HS)
-Dominique Eule (5-8 – G – Tampa, Fla. – Tampa Catholic HS)
-Macy Stephens (5-11 – F – Norwich, Kan. – Norwich HS)
-Jere' Mallet (5-2 – G- Dickinson, Texas – Dickinson HS)
-Jazmyne Laskey (5-6 – G – Edmond, Okla. – Edmond Memorial HS)