Kaylee Hinson a 5’10 Guard from Monona Grove High School in the 2016 class will be heading to NCAA D2 California Baptist on Full-Ride Scholarship. Kaylee joined the Wisconsin Lakers this Spring and after a visit with CBU she knew it was the place she wanted to be.
CBU currently has Olivia Weber Jr, Cassidy Mihalko Jr, Emily Schmidt Soph, and Emma Meriggioli will be a Fr on CBU’s roster. Last season CBU lost in the NCAA D2 National Championship game. Kaylee will be the 5th Wisconsin Laker on CBU’s roster when she joins the team in Fall of 2016.
Wednesday November 12th opened the official National Letter of Intent signing period. Wisconsin Laker players signed their letters of intent to attend their respective Universities. Sarah Schumacher and Chenedy Wiles will be holding signing parties next week so we will add their photos soon. Congratulations to all our 7 Players and their Families who have so far signed their letter of intents to play NCAA D1/D2 basketball. All of us at the Wisconsin Lakers are so proud of not only the players you are but also the great young ladies that we all know you are.
Up first on Wednesday was Emma Meriggioli the 5’7 Point Guard signed her letter of intent to play for NCAA D2 California Baptist University. Emma will be the 4th Laker at CBU on a Full Ride joiningg; Cassidy Mihalko Sophomore, Emily Schmidt Freshman, and Olivia Weber Sophomore. This past season was Emma’s 2 year with the Wisconsin Lakers and she played for Lakers White.
Next was Lindsey Weber the 5’11 Small Forward signed her letter of intent to play for NCAA D2 University of Minnesota Crookston. Lindsey has been a member of the Wisconsin Lakers for 3 years, and played this summer for Lakers Black. Basketball runs in the Weber Family Lindsey’s older sister is on a Full Ride scholarship to CBU, and her dad JJ played for the Wisconsin Badgers.
Headed to Sheboygan next to see Mackenzie and Madison Wolf the 6’3 Post both signed with University of Wisconsin Green Bay. Mack and Madison played 3 years with the Wisconsin Laker program and played this summer for Wisconsin Lakers White. Athletics runs in the Wolf Family; dad Jeff played at North Carolina for Dean Smith for Basketball, so did Uncle Joe Wolf who also spent 10 years in the NBA, their brother play basketball at UW Milwaukee, and have a sister at Green Bay who is a swimmer.
The last signing of the day was Taylor Higginbotham the 5’10 SG signed with Western Illinois. Taylor will be the 4th Laker on a Full Ride Scholarship at Western joining; Michelle Farrow Red Shirt Freshman, Faith Lois Red Shirt Junior, and Ashley Luke Red Shirt Junior. Taylor was a member of the Wisconsin Lakers for 2 years and played for Lakers White.
Tuesday Chenedy Wiles 6’2 Forward from Racine St. Cat’s signed with NCAA D2 Lake Superior State on a Full Ride. Chenedy played for the Wisconsin Lakers for 3 years and this past summer for Wisconsin Lakers Black. (Photo will be added shortly)
Wednesday was the last day for the early signing period, and Sarah Schumacher 6’1 Forward from Whitewater signed with Quincy University on a Full Ride. This was Sarah’s first year with the Lakers and played for Lakers Black. Sarah has tremendous with ethic.
Congratulations to 2015 5’11 Lindsey Weber from Kettle Moraine High School on committing to NCAA D2 University of Minnesota Crookston. Lindsey has been a member of the Wisconsin Lakers for the past three years, and played for Lakers Black this past summer with fellow NCAA D2 commit Sarah Schumacher who has committed to Quincy University.
You will not find someone who is as dedicated, focused, and driven to improve as Lindsey is with her basketball. She put in a ton of time with the Lakers at Skill/Drills workouts, private individual workouts with Coach Mike, and hours on her own in the weight room to achieve her goal of playing at the next level. Lindsey is truly one of the sweetest young ladies that has ever come through the program, she will do what ever she is asked without any hesitation. Her work ethic, drive, rebounding skills, and shooting ability will help her be successful for the Golden Eagles of Minnesota Crookston. Couldn’t be a better fit for her academically as they have one of the best veterinarian schools in the country.
We at the Lakers are very proud of Lindsey and can’t wait to watch her in College next year. Lindsey joins her older sister in the D2 college ranks as Olivia Weber is currently a Sophomore at NCAA D2 California Baptist. In the past 5 years the Wisconsin Lakers have now had 34 players accept NCAA D1/D2 scholarships. Lindsey is 6th member of the Wisconsin Lakers 2015 class to commit so far to an NCAA D1/D2 program.
Congratulations to 2015 Wisconsin Lakers member Emma Meriggioli on accepting a Full Ride Scholarship to play basketball at NCAA D2 California Baptist University. Emma will be the 4th Wisconsin Laker member at CBU next year joining Cassidy Mihalko, Emily Schmidt, and Olivia Weber.
Emma’s leadership at the Point Guard position was a key factor in the team success going 51-8, and helped Lakers White win 7/12 events entered including Blue Star Nationals in Augusta in July.
Emma’s handling and distribution of the ball is beyond what you can hope for from any Point Guard. Her passing skills and discussion making skills our excellent. She had two great seasons with the Lakers.
Em is the 5th member of the Wisconsin Lakers 2015 class to accept a Full Ride Scholarship to a NCAA D1/D2 school.
Congratulations to 2015 5’10 SG Taylor Higginbotham on her Verbal commit to NCAA D1 Western Illinois University. The 5’10 SG from Germantown High School has been a member of the Wisconsin Lakers the past two season playing both for Lakers White. Taylor will join fellow Laker Alumni Michelle Farrow, Faith Lois, and Ashley Luke who are currently on the Leathernecks roster.
From the moment Tay first stepped on the court with the Lakers you could tell she was special. Her dedication and drive to improve was impressive to watch. On the court she never took a play off on either end of the floor. Everyone notices her shot, but what gets over looked is her tenacious defense and rebounding skills. She is the ultimate teammate who always puts the team first.
All of us at the Wisconsin Lakers are so proud to have had the opportunity to coach such a Great kid. Congratulations Tay your Laker Family is very proud of you.
Taylor makes the 4th player in the Lakers 2015 class to accept a Full Ride Scholarship to an NCAA D1/D2 School. We will have some more 2015 commitments shortly so please check back.
Taylor Higginbotham- Western Illinois NCAA D1
Sarah Schumacher- Quincy University NCAA D2
Mackenzie Wolf- University Wisconsin Green Bay NCAA D1
Madison Wolf- University Wisconsin Green Bay NCAA D1
Sarah Schumacher 6’1 F from Whitewater High School has committed to NCAA D2 Quincy University Hawks Women’s Basketball program on a Full Ride. This past High School season she averaged 11.1ppg for the Whippets and helped lead them to a 21-4 overall record.
Sarah is a very hard worker, and was a regular at Laker workouts. This drive and dedication is a huge reason why she achieved her goal of playing at the next level. She had a nice summer season for the Wisconsin Lakers Black, her physicality and ability to finish very well inside against top level competition are a testament to all the work she has done. We are very proud of Sarah on her achievement and looking forward to watching her Senior year at Whitewater.
This is the Wisconsin Lakers 3rd 2015 to accept a Full Ride offer.
Sarah Schumacher- NCAA D2 Quincy University.
Mackenzie Wolf- NCAA D1 University of Wisconsin Green Bay
Madison Wolf- NCAA D1 University of Wisconsin Green Bay