LINDSBORG – The Bethany College women's basketball team has announced the addition of four student-athletes to its 2016-2017 recruiting class: Morgan Wright, Akron, Colo.; Cassidy Bryant, Grand Junction, Colo.; Lexis Macadory, Rowlett, Texas; and Sharyn Evans, Meeker, Okla.
"We are very excited to add four quality student-athletes to our 2016-2017 recruiting class. With this specific group we are adding depth across our entire roster," Bethany coach Brett Morehouse said.
Wright comes to the Swedes from Arickaree High School in Anton, Colo. She is a 5-10 forward that was a three-sport athlete, including volleyball and track. In volleyball she was a four-year starter while in basketball she was a career starter.
In volleyball she had the most points off hits, most digs, most aces, had the highest serving average, outstanding leadership, was named All-Conference and was a team captain. In basketball she had the most double-doubles, All-Conference Honorable Mention, All-Conference and a team captain. She lettered in both all four years, and also lettered her junior year in track. She was on the honor roll from 2012-2016, and the National Honors Society from 2014-2016. Wright was in the FFA from 2012-2016, and in the FBLA during the same time period.
"Morgan brings size and length to our frontcourt along with the ability to step out and stretch the defense with her perimeter shooting. She is the daughter of a coach and is a very good all-around athlete," Morehouse said. "We look forward to working with Morgan and providing her with the opportunity to achieve both her athletic and academic goals."
Wright is the daughter of Karl and Ginger Wright. She sports a 3.6 grade point average, and plans on majoring in Graphic Design while studying at Bethany.
Bryant is also a forward and comes to Lindsborg from Grand Junction, Colo. She played for Central High School in Grand Junction and was a three-year starter. Bryant was on the academic honor roll all four years and first-team Academic All-State for two years. She lettered three years of high school, received a service letter and was also the student of the month.
Morehouse went on to say, "Cassidy is another example of a player who brings versatility to both ends of the court. On the defensive end, she has the speed and agility to match up with guards and small forwards. She is also one of the strongest freshmen I have ever recruited and that allows her to be a very effective post defender as well. She will definitely add a physical presence to our workouts and practices."
Bryant is the daughter of Shawn and Sherrie Bryant. She has a 3.75 grade point average and will be in the athletic training program at Bethany College.
Macadory is a 5-11 forward/center from Rowlett, Texas. She played all four years of high school and started two seasons at the center position.
"Lexis will join the Swedes next fall and have a chance to work against some of the best post players in the conference on a daily basis. She is an excellent student with a positive personality. I think she has a chance to develop into a tough match-up in the post in the coming years," said Morehouse.
Macadory is the daughter of Stanley and Vanessa Macadory. She also has a 3.75 grade point average and while attending Bethany plans to major in Nursing/Pre-Med.
Evans is a 5-4 point guard and comes to Bethany from Meeker High School in Meeker, Okla. She played throughout high school, and was also a Vision Bank Board Member, in soma, and was the secretary in FEA.
"Sharyn is a true floor general. After watching her on film we felt that she had the kind of skill set that fits very well with what we want to do on offense. Sharyn is always under control, can get into the paint with or without ball screens, and has a variety of ways to finish shots once she gets in the lane," Morehouse said. "She wasn't asked to shoot very much from the perimeter in high school, but she can definitely knock down outside shots. Her best skill, however, is her ability to pass in traffic and create scoring opportunities for her teammates."
Evans is the daughter of Tami Hill and Daryn Evans.