VSN (admin) Published Friday 01 October 2021 – 15:00
SALEM, Oregon – With almost the entire 2020-21 roster returning for the Corban University women’s basketball team, the head coach Bill pilgeram has added six newcomers to the fold for the next campaign.
“I’m really happy with our new recruiting class and delighted to see them in the field every day,” said Pilgeram. “They are people of high character who are a perfect fit for Corban University and who will have an immediate positive impact here, on and off the pitch!”
Boring Izzy – 5’9″ – Guard – Shadle Park HS – Spokane, Wash.
Coming to Salem from Spokane, Wash., Boredom gives the Warriors backyard an immediate boost. A multi-sport athlete at Shadle Park High School, Boring has played basketball, soccer, and track while competing. On the court, she was a second-team all-star winner in her junior and senior seasons, while also being a part of the regional all-star team. She was voted the most inspiring on her team for three consecutive seasons.
Madison Hodnett – 6’2″ – Forward – Liberty Charter School – Nampa, Idaho
Coming to Corban from Nampa, Idaho, Hodnett was a dominant force for Liberty Charter School before joining the college ranks. During her competitions there, she received numerous accolades, including four All-State tournament teams and four All-Conference hardwood awards. She was also named Conference Player of the Year and All-State Tournament Defensive MVP in her junior season, while being identified by the Idaho Press as “one of the best players in the state” in spring 2020.
Hodnett intends to study kinesiology while at Corban.
Tori Younker – 5’7″ – Guard – Coeur d’Alene HS – Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Used to success on the big stages, Younker brings a winning pedigree to Corban’s roster. A native of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, she helped lead Coeur d’Alene High School to two District Championships and a fourth place finish at the Idaho State Tournament. Individually, she served as captain for three years, recipient of the Ginni Lenz Spirit of a Viking Award, and made appearances at the Senior Idaho All-Star Game and the Mullan All-Star Game.
Younker intends to study kinesiology while at Corban.
Alyssa wyllie – 5’5″ – Guard – Calaveras HS – Valley Springs, California.
Sister of current Corban softball star Madison Wyllie, Alyssa wyllie will compete on hardwood for Navy and Gold after an exceptional career at Calaveras High School. A multisport star there, she has excelled not only in basketball but also volleyball, and her athleticism should prove to be a valuable asset to the Warriors’ backyard.
Wyllie plans to major in psychology at Corban.
Neha Joseph – 5’4″ – Garde – Cascade Christian HS – Medford, Ore.
Joseph comes to Willamette Valley from southern Oregon, where she competed in basketball, softball and volleyball at Cascade Christian High School. The Medford, Oregon native was a stranded defender there, winning the league’s first defensive team accolades for her exceptional efforts in 2020.
Joseph intends to further his studies in elementary education during his university studies.
Emaleigh pires – 5’9″ – Forward – Regis HS – Stayton, Ore.
A product of nearby Regis High School, Pires makes the short trip to Corban to join the Navy and Gold for the 2021-22 campaign. Pires was a four-year member of Regis basketball and volleyball teams, while playing softball and track for a year during his high school career. An exceptional teammate on and off the field, she has won the team’s sportsmanship award two years in a row, while also setting the program’s defensive record for blocks.
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