Vallivue's Byerly to play for LCSC women's basketball team
Hannah Byerly, a 6-foot-1 forward out of Vallivue High School in Caldwell, Idaho, recently signed a letter-of-intent to play for the Lewis-Clark State College women’s basketball team, Warrior coach Brian Orr has announced.
“When you consider all of the things she does well, there is no way you can overstate Hannah’s potential as a college basketball player,” said Orr. “She is very athletic and we really like her toughness. She is definitely one of the best post defenders we have ever signed out of high school.”
Byerly earned three varsity letters under coach Katie Holmes at Vallivue and helped the team win the Southern Idaho Conference District III title last season. She earned honorable mention all-district honors and participated in the District III All-Star game.
“We are also excited about her potential offensively. She runs the floor, she has a true jump shot, and she can get off the floor quickly. In addition to her skills as a player, Hannah possesses team and leadership qualities which every coach admires and is a perfect fit for our program. We expect her to make an immediate impact next year as a freshman.”
Byerly, who was a member of the National Honor Society for two years, carried a 4.0 GPA at Vallivue. She plans to major in Nursing at LCSC.
The Idaho native joins a Warrior recruiting class that includes junior Ornela Bacchini of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and freshmen Caitlin Carr of Auburn, Wash., and Laurenna Plourd of Bothell, Wash. The Warriors finished 29-5 last season en route to their fifth straight Frontier Conference tournament championship and 16th appearance at nationals.