Kendall Coley, 6-1 G/W, St. Louis Park HS (MN): was offered by Nebraska.
Tracey Bershers, 6-1 F, Northside HS (Fort Smith, AR): landed an offer from North Texas.
Grace Abercrombie, 6-0 G, Jacksonville (TX): picked up an offer from North Texas.
Sera Hodgson, 5-11 W, New Hampton School (NH): was offered by Maine.
Emma Strelein, 5-10 G/W, Perth, Australia: announced her commitment to Portland (WCC).
Strelein burst on the college recruiting landscape after a breakout showing at the Under 18s national tournament in April 2019. As an underage player, she led WA Metro in rebounds, assists and steals per game during the tournament and caught the eye of college programs all around North America. Long Island University came offering with a full scholarship, while the likes of St Mary’s, Pepperdine, Penn State and LaSalle also had discussions with Strelein and her family. In the end, however, Portland revealed itself as the best fit for Strelein.
“As I started to watch their games and do my research, I found myself wanting to watch them for the fun of it and I became a fan,” Strelein said of the Portland program.
“They have told me how I can fit into their team, in a scoring role with my shooting. When the graduating class before I arrive does leave, they are going to be missing someone who plays that role. They have told me that they need a player like me, and obviously I am who they are looking for.”