GOSHEN, Ind. – Having released her first two signings just over a month ago, Goshen College head women's basketball coach Stephanie Miller is back at it, announcing the addition of three more quality student-athletes to her 2013-14 roster.
Calla Bartlett (Byron, Mich.), Antianna Terrell (Indianapolis, Ind.), and Kelsey Fraley (Olivet, Mich.) have all signed national letter of intents with Miller and the Maple Leafs. They will join Sophia Sears (Paoli, Ind.) and Natalie Thorne (Goshen, Ind.) in the 2013-14 class (read more), which Miller is still putting the final touches on.
Bryon High School - Byron, Mich.
A 2013 Honorable Mention All State pick by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan, Bartlett is a 5-foot-10 guard/ forward combo. She has twice been tabbed All-Genesee Area Conference, setting a Byron High School scoring record with 1,116 career points. She also was a three-year member of the volleyball team and picked up an all league honor in track (2012) in the discus.
"Calla is a complete fit for our community: an excellent student, a great athlete, and a person of tremendous character who will be a wonderful representative of both our women's basketball program and our college community as a whole," Miller said. "She is a versatile basketball player that has played all five positions on the floor. Her ability to shoot the three and stretch the floor from the three and four positions will create mismatches and her competitiveness will provide us with a spark both in practices and in games."
Just as successful off the court, Bartlett was a 2013 Academic All-State Student-Athlete. The daughter of David and Dawn Bartlett, Calla plans on studying Elementary and Special Education at Goshen.
"I chose Goshen because I can get an excellent degree while competing in both basketball and track," Bartlett said. "I am looking forward to working hard and improving my game to be successful at the collegiate level."
Tindley Academy and Pike High School - Indianapolis, Ind.
A 5-foot-6 guard, Terrell attended Charles A. Tindley Academy from 2010-12 before graduating from Pike High School. She helped Tindley become the first charter school in the state of Indiana to win a sectional title in 2011-12. She was twice named to the All-City and all sectional teams while at Tindley.
"Antianna is one of the most well-rounded young women I have met," Miller explained. "We are excited to watch her athleticism and work ethic fit right in with our goals for the future of the program. What I enjoy most about her potential as a basketball player is that her goals are the same as ours and I believe she is the kind of person who works for what she wants. Her intelligence, athletic ability, and tremendous depth of servant leadership and volunteer experience within the community make her an excellent representative for Goshen College."
Terrell is a Goshen College Stoltzfus Leadership award winner as well as a YMCA Scholarship recipient for her efforts in the community. She has participated in the National Honor Society, Ambassadors for Urban Mission, and the National Judicial Program among others. The daughter of Anthony and Tonikka Terrell, Antianna will major in Art at Goshen.
"I decided to attend Goshen College because of the atmosphere," Terrell said. "The 'vibe' of the team was amazing both on and off the court. I can tell people care about each other at Goshen and I want to be a part of that."
Olivet High School - Olivet, Mich.
A 5-foot-6 combo guard, Fraley helped lead Olivet to three Kalamazoo Valley Conference championships, a district title, and a regional championship. She was a 2013 All-KVC selection in basketball as well as a 2012 All-KVC award winner in track with her 4x100 relay team.
"Kelsey is the type of player every coach wants on their team," Miller explained. "She is a true 'gym rat' and is hard working, passionate, and plays with a spark and enthusiasm that is contagious among the other players. Her defensive quickness and intensity, along with her floor vision and open court speed will shore up our style of play at the guard position."
A three-time honor roll award winner, Fraley is also part of the National Honor Society. She plans on studying Exercise Science in order to get a degree in Physical Therapy and will also be running track at Goshen College.
Fraley had this to say about her decision to join the Goshen College women's basketball program: "The high academic standards fit my desired career goals and I feel comfortable in a smaller, close-knit environment. I most look forward to playing basketball for a coach and a team that works hard and has the same heart and passion for the game that I do. It will be exciting to play for a team that shows off everyone's talents and is working hard to improve together."