Friday, June 02, 2017

Madison Sports Hall of Fame to honor year's best: Estella

Edgewood's Estella Moschkau shoots over Wrightstown's player during the second half of the Division 3 semifinals of the WIAA girls' state basketball championships Thursday, March 9, 2017 in Green Bay, Wis. Edgewood won 60-38., June 1, 2017

The Madison Sports Hall of Fame Club is set to honor the area's top athletes and coaches on June 7 at the club's annual banquet.

Moschkau, the Gatorade player of the year and the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association's co-Miss Basketball, will be named the Neckerman Insurance Madison Sportswoman of the Year.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Alyssa is One of 12 Canadian Athletes Heading to Europe for Five Game Exhibition Series

Canada Basketball, May 23, 2017
Alyssa Jerome is one of the twelve athletes that were selected from the first phase of the Women's National Team assessment camp to travel to Europe for a five-day tournament in France and Spain.
"This first phase of training is focused on developing our next generation of athletes and assessing where we are globally," said Lisa Thomaidis, head coach, women's national team. "We'll play some of the best teams in the world in this tournament - which will help us set benchmarks - and determine what we need to build upon in phase two."
The five-game tournament tips-off on May 26th against 2nd-ranked Spain. Canada, currently 6th in FIBA World Rankings, will then face-off against 13th-ranked Japan, 27th-ranked Montenegro, 3rd-ranked France and 41st-ranked Ukraine.
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Canada will re-group in Edmonton in June for the second phase of training, followed by a 6-game exhibition tournament in China.  The final phase of training will begin July 23rd in Edmonton where the final roster for the FIBA Women's AmeriCup 2017 will be confirmed.
CLUB / SCHOOL ('16-'17)
Alyssa Jerome
Toronto, ON
Harbord Collegiate (HS)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


              Incoming freshman Alyssa Jerome the second youngest invitee, May 16, 2017

Incoming freshman Alyssa Jerome was one of 33 athletes invited to participate in the Canadian Women's National Team program assessment camp.
The 17-year old Jerome is the second youngest player in camp, which began May 12 at the Saville Community Sports Centre in Edmonton and includes 10 players with WNBA ties and another 10 currently playing collegiately in the United States.
The 10-day event was organized as Canada prepares for a new Olympic qualifying cycle. Following training, a squad will be named to travel to Spain and France for a five-game exhibition tour. Canada, currently ranked No. 6 in the world, will play No. 2 Spain and No. 13 Japan in Spain on May 26 and 27 before heading on to Bordeaux, France for games against No. 27 Montenegro, No. 3 France and No. 41 Ukraine from May 31 to June 2.
The 6-foot-1 Jerome recently concluded an age-group assessment camp with Canada Basketball, which included players born since 1998 with an eye on loading the U16 and U19 national teams for FIBA tournaments this summer.
Jerome, Stanford's third international recruit in the past three years, represented her country last summer at the both the FIBA U17 World Championships in Zaragoza, Spain and the FIBA Americas U18 Championships in Valdivia, Chile.
Canada finished seventh at the U17 World Championships, which ran from late June to early July, and Jerome averaged 10.3 points and 4.5 rebounds in six games. 
Less than two weeks later she was in Chile playing alongside current Cardinal Mikaela Brewer at U18 FIBA Americas and helped Canada win silver to secure a spot in the 2017 U19 FIBA World Championships. Jerome averaged 15.8 points on 48.5 percent shooting, 9.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. She finished third in the tournament in points, seventh in field goal percentage, third in rebounds and second in double-doubles (3).
In the summer of 2015, Jerome was MVP of the FIBA Americas U16 Championships in Puebla, Mexico after averaging a near tournament double-double of 13.2 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. She went for 17 and 12 in the final against Brazil, a 72-71 overtime win.
Jerome is part of the Cardinal's celebrated 2017 recruiting class which also includes Maya Dodson (Alpharetta, Ga./St. Francis), Estella Moschkau  (Mount Horeb, Wisc./Edgewood) and Kiana Williams (San Antonio, Texas/Karen Wagner) and is ranked fifth by espnW HoopGurlz.
Stanford is coming off a 32-6 season that included the program's 13th Final Four appearance and 12th Pac-12 Tournament championship.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Estella: WI Athletic HOF, May 3, 2017
Athletes across all sports were eligible for 's 2016-17 Girls HS Athlete of the Year.
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Maya: 2016-17 ALL-USA Georgia Girls Basketball Team

                            The best player in the state of Georgia is coming to Stanford.

usa today, April 27, 2017

USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Georgia Girls Basketball Team. Players were selected based on their athletic achievements from the 2016-17 season. 


Player of the Year
Maya Dodson, F, St. Francis (Alpharetta), 6-3, Sr.
A McDonald’s All-American and a member of the U17 National Team, Dodson also earned a spot on the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Third Team. The Stanford signee averaged 14.1 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.6 steals per game for the Knights (26-5).

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Wagner’s Williams earns MVP honors at Jordan Brand Classic

Wagner’s Kiana Williams earned West MVP honors during Friday’s Jordan Brand Classic in Brooklyn, New York.

David Hinojosa,, April 14, 2017

Wagner senior Kiana Williams scored 20 points, including 14 in the second half, to earn MVP honors in leading the West past the East 122-81 in the Jordan Brand Classic on Friday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Williams, who is signed with Stanford, earned West MVP honors after making 8 of 13 shots from the field. Galena Park North Shore’s Chastity Patterson, who is signed with Texas, was named East MVP after scoring 17 points.

It was Williams’ second national all-star game. Last month, Williams had nine points, three rebounds and three assists in 17 minutes at the McDonald’s All-American Game in Chicago.

Williams’ former Wagner teammate Amber Ramirez, who is now at TCU, played in both games last year.


Williams, Dodson wrap up national all-star appearances at JBC, April 15, 2017

Kiana Williams poured in 20 points for the West and was named her team's MVP while Maya Dodson tallied six points, five rebounds and a pair of blocks for the East at the Jordan Brand Classic in Brooklyn on Friday night. Williams and the West beat Dodson and the East 122-81.
Williams scored 14 of her game-high 20 in the second half. In 19 minutes, the point guard made eight of her 13 shots from the field, including three of her four attempts from behind the arc. Dodson was 3-of-4 from the floor and highlighted her night with an emphatic second-quarter block of USC-bound Ayanna Clark that brought the crowd to its feet.
It was the second national all-star game for the duo. Last month, Williams and Dodson were in Chicago for the McDonald's All American Game. Williams tallied nine points, three rebounds and three assists in that one while Dodson had two rebounds and two blocks in nine minutes.
Dodson (Alpharetta, Ga./St. Francis) and Williams (San Antonio, Texas/Karen Wagner) make up half of the Cardinal's celebrated 2017 recruiting class which, along with Alyssa Jerome (Toronto, Ontario, Canada/Harbord Collegiate) and Estella Moschkau  (Mount Horeb, Wisc./Edgewood), is ranked fifth by espnW HoopGurlz.
Dodson, a 6-foot-3 wing, is a five-star talent and the No. 11 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Top 100. Kiana Williams, a 5-foot-7, five-star point guard from San Antonio, Texas, is the No. 8 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Top 100 and Stanford's first top-10 recruit since Chiney Ogwumike signed as the top player in the country in Nov. 2009.
Stanford is coming off a 32-6 season that included the program's 13th Final Four appearance and 12th Pac-12 Tournament championship.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Maya: ALL-USA Girls Basketball: Third Team

Jim Halley,, April 5, 2017

USA TODAY High School Sports is unveiling the 2016-17 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Girls Basketball Teams as selected by Jim Halley with input from high school coaches and recruiting experts.

Maya Dodson

School: St. Francis (Alpharetta, Ga.)
Pos: Forward
Height: 6-3
Stanford signee averaged 14.1 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

St. Francis teammates only girls from same school to play in All American game

Joe Parker,, April 5, 2017

St. Francis seniors Maya Dodson and her high school teammate played in the McDonald’s All-American Game last Wednesday at Chicago’s United Center. They were the only players selected for the game from the same school and they say it was an incredible opportunity.
Dodson said she will forever cherish the experience and said playing against the top talent in the country is what made the event so fun.
The teammates will play once more together at the Jordan Brand Classic on April 14 at New York’s Barclays Center, but both were appreciative of the opportunity to play on the national stage at the All-American Game.
Dodson said, “I never would have thought sophomore year when I came to St Francis we would be playing in the All-American Game. It was great to be able to play one more game with her.”
Both players said their favorite experience of the trip was visiting the Ronald McDonald House.
“The kids were awesome,” Dodson said.
Both played on the East team. Dodson had two rebounds and two blocks in nine minutes.
The teammates won two state championships together playing for St. Francis, their sophomore and junior seasons. 
Dodson, a Stanford commit, played for Team USA’s U17 National Team last summer, was named to the 2015 All-State team and was named to the Class 6-A All-Region team from 2014-16.
Both players were named to the All-State team for the 2016-17 season.
Dodson scored 1,087 points in her three years with St. Francis, shooting 49 percent from the floor. She also accounted for 607 rebounds, 129 assists, 181 steals and 222 blocks.

2017 McDonald's All Americans, April 4, 2017

Maya Dodson and Kiana Williams represented Stanford at the 16th annual McDonald’s All American Game on March 29 in Chicago. (Photos by McDonald's All American Games and Patrick Gorski/Icon Sportswire)

Photos from the McDonalds All American Game