The Lewis-Clark State College women’s basketball team has added a second player to its 2013-14 recruiting class, as Tigard, Ore. native Megan Risinger, a 5-foot-9 guard/forward, committed to play for the Warriors in late November.
Risinger joins Lapwai, Idaho native Natahnee Spencer as those slated to play for the Warriors next season.
Risinger is a senior at Tigard High School, and is completing her fourth varsity season for the Tigers, and was a first-team All-Pacific Conference selection as a junior.
As a sophomore, Risinger helped Tigard to a conference championship and a sixth-place state finish as a sophomore.
She is a two-time captain for Tigard coach Steve Naylor and has helped the Tigers to a 3-3 record thus far in her senior campaign.
In addition to her success at Tigard, she has also played with the 503 Flyers and Oregon Elite in AAU ball.
“On the court, the first thing that impresses is her overall strength and her ability to get to the basket,” Warrior coach Brian Orr said. “She is an excellent rebounder out of the guard position, and she’s an excellent free throw shooter with the kind of game to exploit that skill.”
Risinger plans on majoring in Biology at LCSC with an eye toward a career as an orthopedic surgeon. She and points to that department’s cutting-edge technology as a factor in her college choice.
Risinger is the daughter of Michael and Vicky Risinger, and has a brother, Jason Hahnbaum, and a sister, Sarah.
She is a 4.0 student and the president of Tigard High School’s ASB after terms as the sophomore and junior class president. She is also the vice president of the THS chapter of the National Honor Society and has earned two Rotary Awards for her community involvement.
“Megan is a natural leader with a high basketball I.Q. and a knack for making the right decision,” Orr said. “It would be hard to overstate all of the positive attributes which Megan possesses, and we are excited she chose to bring those talents to LC State.”