With just over three months until the Seward County Lady Saints basketball team will hit the court for their 2009-2010 season, Head Coach Toby Wynn has “just about” wrapped up his recruiting class for the year. Five graduated seniors have signed on the dotted line with the Lady Saints for the upcoming season including Sumr Robinett, Morgan Skomal, Kendra Spresser, Kameri Turner, and Tameka Sanchez.
Sumr Robinett is a 5’11 forward from Sublette and should help fill some of the void left by University of Arizona signee Amanda Pierson from last season’s team. “Sumr is a very good athlete who can really jump, score inside, and run the court. I am really looking forward to watching her grow as a player and improving her game” Coach Toby Wynn said.
Morgan Skomal is a 5’10 wing player from Haven that will give the Lady Saints some extra versatility this season. “Morgan is someone that can play a variety of positions. She is a very high energy person and plays extremely hard. Her ability to step out and shoot the 3pt. shot will be a big asset to her game” Wynn said.
Kendra Spresser joins the Lady Saints program from Hoxie and is a 5’6 guard. Although she was one of Wynn’s later signees, he contends that Seward found a diamond in the rough on this one. “We are very fortunate to get Kendra in our program as she was a late signee. Kendra is a great athlete can play multiple positions, shoot the basketball, and really score. She has great upside to her game and will fit in very well here” the 5th year Head Coach said.
Kameri Turner will stay close to home and play for the gals in green this season as she joins the Lady Saints from Perryton High School. Turner is a 5’8 guard and brings a multidimensional game to the Greenhouse for the upcoming season. Wynn said of the former Rangerette “Kameri is going to be a very good addition to our team. She can really shoot the ball and score. Her athleticism also allows her to get to the basket and create her own shot.”
Tameka Sanchez chose Seward County after an All-WAC season at Liberal High School. The 5’6 guard bring extreme athleticism and flexibility to coach Wynn and the Lady Saints for the 2009-2010 season. Wynn said of Sanchez “Tameka is excellent defender who can guard multiple positions on the court. She is a very athletic girl that can run and will fit in well with our style of play. Her work ethic is very good as well and that will allow her to improve her game in all areas.”
These five new Lady Saints will team up with seven returning players from last year’s Region VI runners-up as they try to return to the NJCAA National Tournament for the second time in four seasons. Seward County will participate in pre-season scrimmages in October before suiting up for keeps on November 6th in the Pepsi Classic to open their regular season against Hesston College.