LINDSBORG — The state of Colorado continues to be very profitable for Bethany College athletics.
This time it was women’s basketball coach Brett Morehouse who tapped the state for his latest signing.
Maesyn Ries of Keenesburg announced her intentions today of joining the Swedes.
A 5-5 shooting guard, Ries prepped at Weld Central High School where she was a four-year starter. She earned first-team All-State honors and as a senior averaged 13.9 points per game and 5.0 rebounds.
Ries also was a four-year member of the track team, competing in the triple jump, and was a three-year starter on the volleyball team as a libero and setter.
"Maesyn Ries is an exciting addition to our program," Morehouse said in a press release. "We are very fortunate to be signing a player of her ability this late in the recruiting season. Maesyn can really shoot the basketball, especially from 3, and we struggled as a team last season to consistently knock down long-range shots. It's very impressive to shoot 40 percent from 3 over the course of an entire season, but Maesyn is by no means a one-dimensional player. Her rebounding and assist totals lead us to believe that she can be a productive player at multiple guard spots in our offense.
“To top it off, she collected almost 100 steals during her senior year and we need more players who have the ability to affect the game on both ends of the court. What really impressed me during her visit to campus was her understanding of the time and effort that is required to become a great player at this level. There is no doubt that Maesyn will arrive this fall ready to compete and we look forward to watching her academic and athletic development over the next four years.”
She is the daughter of Mike and Deanna Ries.