Talented trio added to Aggie womenJune 5, 2009
LAWTON, Oklahoma (June 5) – Further strengthening his 2009-2010 Aggie women’s basketball roster, head coach Tom Webb today announced the signing of another three student-athletes. A pair of high-school standouts and a Division-I transfer make up the latest group of recruits, with all three individuals preparing to make the transition from the Lone Star State to the Lone Star Conference.
Lyndie NeVille will join the Aggie women next year after completing a transfer from Southern Utah University (NCAA Division I, The Summit League), while Kellie Wyrick and Sharna Hoosier will be added to the team directly from Royse City High School (Dallas) and Oakridge High School (Arlington), respectively.
Last season the 5’8” NeVille saw limited action with the SUU Thunderbirds due to injury, but she was a two-year starter and standout for Sheridan Junior College (NJCAA, Region IX) the two seasons prior. During the 2007-2008 season at SJC, NeVille led the Generals to a 26-7 record and a postseason appearance.
“Lyndie NeVille brings a ton of experience to Cameron,” Coach Webb said. “She’s a kid that has played at the highest level of college basketball as a point guard and a shooting guard.”
Her 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 8 assists per game average earned her All-Conference First Team and All-Region First Team honors. Additionally, she shot 39% from three-point range and 74% from the foul line, and recorded the third-highest assists per game average in the nation two years ago.
“Her skill set is ideal for our fast style of play,” Coach Webb said. “Her ability to see the floor and make great decisions will be a huge positive.”
In high school Neville lettered in track and field, volleyball, cross country, and basketball at Malta High School (Montana) her freshman year and Cody High School (Wyoming) her remaining three years. She was a three-time All-Region selection at CHS and an All-State selection on 2006.
The tallest member of this group of signees, the 6’3 Kellie Wyrick, joins the Aggie women’s basketball team directly after graduating from Royse City High School in Dallas, Texas. At RCHS she started and lettered in basketball all four years and was named the Newcomer of the Year following her freshman campaign.
“Kellie Wyrick is a strong, athletic post with very good hands,” Coach Webb said. “She has the ability to score around the hoop and still shoot the three. She is not only a great rebounder but also understands the low post and how to score.”
During her senior year, Wyrick averaged 13.1 points, 12.4 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game, good enough to earn her All-Conference First Team honors. Wyrick was named to the All-Conference First Team after her junior season as well, and the All-Conference Second Team after her sophomore year.
Besides lettering all four years in basketball, Wyrick also lettered for three years in volleyball.
“Kellie played for Coach Dallas Bookout at Royce City and Coach Steve Sneed on her AAU team, and both coaches did an outstanding job of developing her inside game.”
The final signee listed in the second women’s basketball group of the offseason is 6’0” Sharna Hoosier of The Oakridge School in Arlington, Texas. In her four-year high school career she averaged 9.2 points and 8.8 rebounds per game.
“Sharna is a long, athletic young lady that really scores around the hoop and can go grab a rebound over anyone,” Coach Webb said. “She played primarily inside in high school, but we see her increasing her ability to handle and shoot the basketball so that she can play the 3 (small forward) or 4 (power forward) positions.”
Sharna averaged 11.3 points and 11.4 rebounds per game her junior season, garnering her Southwest Preparatory Conference All-Conference honors and the Female Athlete of the Year Award. During her senior season Sharna averaged 13.9 points and 11.7 rebounds per game, was named to the All-Conference team, named the Team MVP, and again awarded the Most Outstanding Female Athlete honor.
“Sharna was coached by Coach Shannon Brown who was a successful Division-I assistant at the University of Texas-Arlington and the University of New Mexico,” Coach Webb said. “Coach Brown did an excellent job creating a foundation for Sharna to be successful at the college level.”
Today’s three signings bring the 2009-2010 recruiting class up to 7 student-athletes. A final group of new Aggie women’s basketball players will be announced in the coming days, once all official paperwork is completed.