The Western State Colorado University women’s basketball program is proud to announce the signing of four student-athletes to national letters of intent. The Mountaineers welcome Sydney Mares, Harlie Williams, Sadie Stroup and Sydnie Lengyel to the 2013-14 roster.
Sydney Mares | Grants, N.M. | Point Guard
A 5’5″ point guard from Grants High School, Sydney Mares is a four time varsity letter winner averaging 15 points per game, 12 assists per game, six rebounds per game and eight steals per game. Mares accomplishments include a first team all-state selection her senior year; as a junior and senior was a first team all-district selection and earned a spot on the all-academic team; a second team all-state selection her junior year and was an all-district honorable mention selection as a freshman and sophomore. Mares was also named an All-Star Player in Arizona/New Mexico as well as the North/South district.
Mares plans on studying exercise and sports science at Western State, parents are Jerri and Mike Mares.
Harlie Williams | Norwood, Colo. | Guard / Post
A 5’10″ combo guard and post player from Norwood High School, Harlie Williams averaged 17 points per game, nine rebounds, four steals and three assists for the Mavericks. Williams was selected for 2013 Colorado All-Star Game; was a Colorado Coaches of Girls Sports (CCGS) All-State selection; was the 2013 League Player of the Year; was a first team all-conference selection from 2011 to 2013 and made the 1A Denver Post All-State team member in 2012-13.
Williams plans on studying business management and accounting at Western State, parents are Hank and Stephanie Williams. Williams also has a sister Jordan.
Sadie “Bug” Stroup | Foresthill, Calif. | Guard
A 5’9″ guard from Foresthill High School, Sadie Stroup averaged 19 points per game, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals for the Wildfires. Stroup holds every scoring record in Foresthill High School history including total points, points per game, three-point field goals made and three-point field goal percentage. A four year starter, Stroup was named CVCL All-League all four years.
Stroup was also a member of the softball and volleyball teams while at Foresthill, lettering all four years in softball and two in volleyball. League MVP during her junior year, Stroup was a four year CVCL All-League selection in softball. In volleyball, Stroup was a two year CVCL All-League selection.
Along with her athletic achievements, Stroup was also the student body president during her senior year, class president her sophomore year and school secretary her freshman year. Stroup is also the first student from Foresthill High School to receive an athletic scholarship.
Stroup plans on majoring in exercise and sports science with the goal of becoming a physical therapist, parents are Jim and Stacy Stroup. Stroup also has a younger brother Drew.
Sydnie Lengyel | Tempe, Ariz. | Post
A 6’0″ post player from Marcos De Niza High School, Sydnie Lengyel averaged 15 points per game, 11 rebounds and five assists for the Padres.
Lengyel earned first team all-region honors and Tempe All-City honors after her senior, junior and sophomore seasons; was named all-state her senior season, second team all-state her junior season and all-state honorable mention her sophomore season; was team MVP and an All-Tribune selection her freshman, junior and senior seasons; won the Coaches Award as a sophomore and the Joe Selleh Award as a freshman.
Lengyel plans on studying sports medicine and sports broadcasting, parents are Julie Lengyel and Stanley Grimes.