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Carroll College women’s basketball signs 2 impact players

Posted at 11:08 PM, Apr 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 15:50:59-04

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HELENA, Mont. – Carroll College women’s basketball coach Rachelle Sayers announced the signing of guard Sienna Swannack of Nine Mile Falls, Wash., and Forward Maddie Geritz from Boise, Idaho.

The duo brings strong resumes and will immediately impact the reigning Frontier Conference Champions.

“These are two players who had very successful high school careers, but more than that, both are honor students.” Sayers said. “They are going to be great additions to our Saints family.”

Swannack averaged 16 points, seven rebounds, 4.5 assists and three steals during her career. She notched over 1,000 career points and led her team to the state tournament twice, including in the 2017-18 season.

She was named NEA Conference MVP three times, named 1A State Tournament First Team Associated Press 1A All-State and was a 2018 First-Team All-Academic Team.

She was also selected to play in the Jack Blair All-Star game and the Northwest Shootout as a member of the Washington team that played against the best players from Oregon. Of the 10 players on that team, nine are playing college basketball on Division I scholarships, Swannack was the only NAIA player selected for the elite team.

She was rated among the top 100 point guards in the nation by ESPN recruiting.

Outside of basketball, she is the reigning Washington state 1 A high jump champion after clearing 5-8 in her junior year.

“Sienna had a tremendous high school career. We started recruiting her almost three years ago, as she was a club teammate of Christine Denney’s,” Sayers said. “She is a big-time athlete and can get to the rim and finish. I love her competiveness and the fact that she can play all three guard positions for us.”

Geritz, a 6-foot-1 forward averaged 10 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals. She led Borah High to three state tournament appearances and was named All-Conference four times and four times was named to the Conference Academic team. She was also selected to play in the 5A SIC All-Star game.

She is a proven inside player, but what makes her a matchup problem for defenders is her versatility.

“Maddie is a forward that will really extend the defense,” Sayers said. “She is a great three-point shooter and will be another great passer and rebounder for us. I am really excited about her future here at Carroll, she has been committed to us for two years, so we have been waiting for a long time to see her in a Saints uniform.”