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2014-2015 Skylights Recruits

 

  Montana State University-Northern women’s basketball coach Chris Mouat has announced the signing of Belt standout Katie Fertterer to join the Skylight program next fall.  Fetterer, a 5’7” guard, was recently named the State Class C Tournament Most Valuable Player. 

Mouat said, “Katie is tough and aggressive.  She has excellent speed and strength, and is an outstanding defender.  She is aggressive to the rim, knows how to draw fouls, and is a very good free throw shooter.”

Fertterer helped Belt to a third consecutive Class C title this year, while earning All-State honors for the third year in a row.  She is also a two-time Great Falls Tribune Super State honoree.  During her time at Belt, she set records for steals in a career as well as assists in a season.  She scored 1157 total points and was a 71% career free throw shooter (292-412).  At Belt, she was a three-year starter and four-time All-Conference pick.  She has been selected to play in the annual Montana-Wyoming All-Star series this June. 

Mouat added, “Katie is a winner and a good leader.  She comes from one of the top programs in Montana, and she has been well-coached along the way.  She brings great intensity to the floor and plays as hard as anyone.  We are looking forward to her progress in a Skylight uniform.”

Fertterer is a member of the National Honor Society, and a four-time Academic All-State selection.  She is the daughter of Dave and Debbie Fertterer and is planning on majoring in nursing at MSU-Northern.









Katie Fertterer












Makhayla Farmer
Photo Courtesy Havre Daily News

Peyton Filius




MSU-Northern women’s basketball coach Chris Mouat has announced the signing of Havre High senior Peyton Filius.  Filius, a 5’6” guard, recently helped the Blue Ponies to a Central A regular season title.

Mouat said, “We are very excited about the signing of Peyton.  She is extremely athletic, hard-working, and has made great strides during her career at Havre High School.  She knows how to compete and has been well-coached.  We are happy she’ll be staying right here.”

Filius is a four-year starter and two-time All-Conference selection.  Last season, she led the Ponies in scoring and was named to the Class A All-State team.  She has also participated in cross country, volleyball, and track and field.  She has earned All-Conference honors in track and field in each of the past three years.

 This season, she is averaging 13 points and 5 rebounds per game.  She leads the Blue Ponies in 3-point field goals made, she is second in steals, and third in assists.

 Mouat added, “Peyton can stretch a defense with her range from the 3-point line, and she has the capability to be a great defender in the Frontier Conference.  She can also play a couple of positions because of her versatility.  We look forward to her growth in our program.”

 Filius maintains a perfect 4.0 grade point average and is a member of the National Honor Society.  She is the daughter of Scott and Kari Filius.  Kari was key member of the 1993 Skylight team that won an NAIA Division II National Championship. As a wrestler, Scott won an individual championship and was part of the Lights’ first NAIA team championship in 1991.











Montana State University-Northern women’s basketball coach Chris Mouat has announced that Chinook standout Makhayla Farmer has signed an NAIA/Frontier Conference letter of intent to join the Skylight program. 

Mouat said, “We are thrilled that Makhayla has chosen to be a Skylight upon the completion of her career at Chinook High School.  She has already had a great career, and I’m sure she’ll accomplish a lot in her final season.  Our players and staff have gotten to know her very well over the years at camp and at the HIT Tournament.  She will be a great addition for us.  She has shown a ton of growth, especially this off-season.”

The 6’1” Farmer is already the all-time blocked shot leader at Chinook (129) and is in position to break the all-time scoring and rebounding records as a senior.  She holds the single game blocked shot record with 7.  She has career highs of 25 points and 19 rebounds.  As a freshman, she helped lead the Sugarbeeters to a 9C title and State Class C Tournament appearance.  She is a three-time All-Conference selection in basketball and was an all-state selection in 2013.  On the volleyball court, Makhayla is a two-time all-conference performer and an all-state selection as a junior.

Farmer joined Havre High School guard Peyton Filius are the first players to earn All-Hi Line honors from the Havre Daily news in each of their first three seasons. 

Mouat added, “Makhayla is a great person and talented athlete.  She is one of the top players on the Hi-Line, and someone we believe can have a great career in a Skylight uniform.  She is fairly unique in the fact that she can step out to the perimeter and be a threat and she can score with her back to the basket.  And, the great thing is that she is just going to get better and better over the next two seasons.  She has been well-coached and really is a student of the game.  She has a bright future at MSU-Northern, and we are very happy to add a student-athlete of her caliber.”






Makhayla Farmer

Makhayla Farmer

 









Brandy Lambourne
Brandy Lambourne

Montana State University-Northern women’s basketball coach Chris Mouat has announced the signing of Brandy Lambourne to join the Skylight program in 2014.  Lambourne, a 5’6” guard, is entering her senior season at Havre High School.

Mouat said, “We are very excited about the addition of Brandy to our program.  She has made huge progress during her career at Havre High School and brings to many positives to the table.  Her work ethic, attitude, and understanding of what it takes to win make her a great sign for us.  She is an excellent athlete with a huge upside, and is outstanding in the classroom.  I think she has the ability to play a couple of positions in college effectively.  Defensively, she brings outstanding quickness and a good nose for the ball.  On the offensive end, she has improved her ability to shoot from the 3-point line, and is a great finisher in transition.  She shares the ball well and sees the floor, and has developed into a very strong leader.”

Lambourne is a two-time first team all-conference performer in the Central A.  She has led the Blue Ponies in assists over the past two seasons, and last year was the only player in the Central A with a positive assist to turnover ratio.  As a junior, she shot 50% from the field (led Havre High School), 29% from the 3-point line, and 64% from the free throw line.  She also averaged 9.6 points per game in the 18-game regular season.

Mouat added, “Brandy has improved her game across the board.  She has been well-coached at Havre High School and has a chance to be a big contributor in our program down the road.  We’ve been able to watch her progress closely over the past four years and are thrilled to add another local talent to our roster.  She does a ton of things very well and her ceiling for growth is still very high.”

Lambourne has been a three-sport standout at Havre High School (volleyball, basketball, and tennis), competing at the varsity level in all three sports for each of her three seasons.  She has finished third two years in a row at the divisional tennis tournament, earning her all-conference honors both years.  In addition, she is a member of the Junior Honor Society, Student Council, and serves as the Vice President of the Spanish Club.

Mouat said, “With Brandy and Makhalya Farmer already committed, we are extremely pleased with the outlook of our 2014-2015 recruits.  We’ve got a very good start with these two.  Both are local kids who have excelled in the classroom and on the court and I believe are people who will represent our program extremely well.”

Lambourne carries a 3.8 grade point average and plans on majoring in biology at MSU-Northern.  She is the daughter of Tim and Maria Lambourne.

 

Montana State University-Northern women’s basketball coach Chris Mouat has announced the signing of Broadwater County High School (Townsend, MT) standout Jacy Thompson.  Thompson, a 5’7” guard, is beginning her senior year at BCHS.

Mouat said, “The addition of Jacy to our 2014-2015 recruiting class is exciting.  She is someone I’ve known for many years, and have always hoped she’d be here when it came time to make a college decision.  Jacy is a very, very skilled player, outstanding athlete, and top-notch student.”

Thompson is a two-time All-Conference selection and a 2013 All-State pick.  She was and a member of the Great Falls Tribune Super State Team last year.  She averaged 13 points, 7 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and 3 steals per game during her junior year.  Thompson helped lead BCHS to three consecutive district titles and back-to-back divisional titles, and third and second place finishes at the State Class B Tournament.

Mouat said, “Jacy brings a great skill set to the court.  She has outstanding vision and is very unselfish.  She has the capability of playing up to three positions here.  She has excellent range from the 3-point line.  Beyond that, she brings some nice intangibles to the table.  She’s aggressive and will take charges, dives on the floor for loose balls, and simply gets after it.  She is very much a team-first player.”

Mouat added, “Jacy is a tough kid, and she’s been through a lot physically to keep playing the game she loves.  I have no doubt that she’s set for a great senior season in Townsend, and look forward to having her here in a Skylight uniform next season. ”

Thompson’s sister, Jessica, is a MSU-Northern graduate and was a member of both the basketball and rodeo teams during her time in Havre.

Thompson carries a perfect 4.0 grade point average.  She is a member of the National Honor Society, Aim Higher, Building Higher Standards, and Youth Council.  She also served as her class Vice President for two years.  She has been active in 4H for ten years, and is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

She is the daughter of Vince and Denise Thompson.  She plans on majoring in biology at MSU-Northern.











Jacy Thompson

Jacy Thompson
2013-2014 Skylights Recruits

Montana State University-Northern women’s basketball coach Chris Mouat has announced the signing of Butte High School’s Natalee Faupel to join the program next fall.  Faupel, a 5’11” guard/forward, was an all-conference selection in basketball last year.

 Mouat said, “Natalee is a huge addition to our program.  She is one of the top players in the state of Montana, and has a very bright future as a college basketball player.  She is capable of playing a number of positions on the floor, and will fit into our system perfectly.  Natalee has been a vital part of a very successful program at Butte High School, and she knows how to win.”

 Faupel, a three-sport standout, has been a member of the varsity basketball team since her freshman year.  She has been a three-time all-state track athlete, and a three-time all-state selection in soccer.  The Bulldog basketball team is currently 14-2.  In last Thursday’s win at Anaconda, Faupel scored 22 points.

 This season, Faupel is averaging 13.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 3.5 steals per game.  She is shooting 46% from the field,  47% from the three-point line, and 75% from the free throw line.

 Mouat added, “Natalee is a great all-around athlete.  She has speed, jumps well, and has been extremely successful in all that she does.  She seems to be playing better and better all of the time, and is a vital part of one of the top teams in all of AA basketball.  We feel very fortunate to have added a student-athlete of her caliber and are excited for her future in a Skylight uniform.”

Faupel is the daughter of Cheri Faupel. She carries a 3.7 grade point average and is a member of the National Honor Society.




Natalee Faupel

Natalee Faupel

 







Molly Kreycik
Molly Kreycik

Montana State University-Northern women’s basketball coach Chris Mouat has announced the signing of Molly Kreycik to join the Skylight program next fall.  Kreycik, a 5’8” guard from Douglas High School, helped lead Douglas High School to a 27-1 record and second place finish in the Wyoming 3A State Tournament.

Mouat said, “Molly is a great sign for us.  She has great court vision from the point guard spot, and gets the ball where it has to go.  She is tough to the rim and a very capable perimeter shooter.  I believe she’ll be a great fit in what we do offensively.  Defensively, she has a nose for the ball and anticipates extremely well.   Beyond all of that, Molly is passionate about the game and a true gym rat.  I believe she has a great future in our program, and she’s a student-athlete we are very excited about.”

Kreycik missed all but one game of her junior year with a knee injury, but still broke the all-time career assist record at Douglas High School with 358.  She also set the single season assist record this year with 145 this season.  She was a three-year starter, and two-time All-State and All-Conference selection.  As a freshman, she earned honorable mention All-Conference honors.  She has already been selected to play in the North/South Wyoming All-Star game.

This season, Kreycik led all players in Wyoming 3A with 5.1 assists per game.  She also collected 3.4 assists per game (7th in 3A), shot 71% from the foul line (4th in 3A), 35% from the 3-point line, and 41% from the field.  Twice this season, she dished out 10 assists in a game.

Mouat added, “One thing that really jumps about Molly’s numbers is her assist-to-turnover ratio.  She led the state in assists at 5.1 per game, but turned it over less than twice a game.”

Kreycik played at Douglas High School for former Skylight All-American Jaci Heny. 

Mouat said, “Playing for Coach Heny, Molly will come into our program ahead of the curve on most freshmen, because there are some things very similar in our programs on offense and defense.  Molly knows how to compete, lead, and what it takes to be successful.  She has been a big part of one of the top teams in all of 3A basketball in Wyoming over the past four years and we look forward to her progress in a Skylight uniform. ”

Kreycik maintains a 3.8 grade point average.  She is the daughter of Scott and Karen Kreycik.

MSU-Northern has announced the signing of Cydney Auzenne to join the volleyball and women’s basketball programs at MSU-Northern this fall.  Auzenne is a 5’10” outside hitter in volleyball court and forward in basketball.  She comes to MSU-Northern from Regina Beach, Saskatchewan and will graduate from Lumsden High School this spring.

Cydney has made the City All-Star team in each of the past two seasons with her high school team.  This past year, she was chosen to play on the elite volleyball team MVP China.  While with MVP China, Auzenne was involved in a multicultural volleyball exchange with the Shanghai Sport Institute in Shanghai, China. 

Skylight volleyball coach Bill Huebsch said, “We are thrilled that Cydney has chosen MSU-Northern to continue her academic and athletic careers.  She was highly recruited by several D-1 and D-2 schools, and I know she will have an immediate impact on our team, and in the Frontier Conference.”

On the basketball floor, Auzenne has played 3 years on the Provincial All-Star Team “Team Sask”, and she has played in a number of AAU tournaments throughout the United States.  Her high school team has won the City Finals, Conference, and Regional tournaments.  She has been a member of the City All-Star team three times.

Skylight basketball coach Chris Mouat said, “Cydney is very athletic and has the ability to get to the rim and score from the 3-point line.  We look forward to her progress here.”

Auzenne also competes in track and field, where she has earned numerous top five finishes at the Provincial Track Meet in javelin and shot put.

Auzenne said her decision to attend MSU-Northern was, “Based on the comforting atmosphere she received when she visited the campus and town” and “the warm welcoming reception given to her by Coach Huebsch and the volleyball team.”  She added that the opportunity to play both volleyball and basketball was a determining factor in choosing MSU-Northern.

Auzenne carries a 3.86 grade point average and she is the daughter of Paul and Lana Auzenne.

Cydney Auzenne
Cydney Auzenne
Taybra Teeters

Taybra Teeters

Montana State University-Northern women’s basketball coach Chris Mouat has announced the signing of Taybra Teeters to join the Skylight program next fall.  Teeeters, a 5’11” post player, recently completed a successful two-year career at Lower Columbia College in Longview, Washington.

This season, Teeters earned Second Team All-West Region honors in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC).  She averaged 10.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.  She also shot 51% from the field and grabbed a team-high 63 offensive rebounds.  Teeters was selected to play in the NWAACC All-Star Game where she scored 14 points and grabbed 7 rebounds.

Mouat said, “Taybra is a back-to-the-basket post player.  She knows how to score inside and has a good mid-range game.  She is a hard worker and was a great fit for our program on her visit here.  We like her attitude and personality and look forward to her progress in a Skylight uniform.”

A 2011 graduate of Mark Morris High School in Longview, Teeters earned Honorable Mention All-League honors in the Greater Saint Helens League as both a sophomore and a junior.  She earned First Team All-League honors as a senior.  She was a four-year letterman and two-time team Most Valuable Player.

Teeters plans on majoring in Community Leadership at MSU-Northern.  She is the daughter of Scott and Lori Teeters.

Montana State University-Northern women’s basketball coach Chris Mouat has announced the signing of A’Jah Edwards.  Edwards, a 6’5” post player, recently finished her career at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona.

Mouat said, “A’Jha is a huge addition to our program because she brings a great inside presence at both ends of the floor.  She has good athleticism, runs the floor, and is a very good rebounder at both ends.  During her time at Pima, she has really developed her offensive game.”

This season, Edwards averaged 13.7 points and 14 rebounds per game, helping her earn First Team NJCAA Division II All-American Honors.  She ranked third nationally in field goal percentage (61%) and sixth nationally in total rebounds per game.  This year, Edwards also received First Team All-Conference honors (Arizona Community College Athletic Conference), and was an NJCAA National Player of the Week honoree.

Mouat added, “A’Jha had a pretty remarkable sophomore season and Pima, and she has just continued to get better and better.  I believe that she comes to us after being very well-coached and still has the drive to get better every day.  From the start she was a great fit with our kids, MSU-Northern, and the city of Havre.  We are very excited to have her on board and in a Skylight uniform this fall.”

Edwards graduated from Tombstone High School (Tombstone, Arizona) in 2010 after spending her first two years at Sierra Vista High School.  At Tombstone High School, she was named the team’s offensive and defensive Most Valuable Player as a senior.  She helped lead the Yellowjackets to their first state 2A tournament appearances in 8 years.   In track and field, she was a state 2A shot put champion.

Edwards will major in criminal justice at MSU-Northern.  She is the daughter of David and Barbara Edwards.

A'jha Edwards
A'Jha Edwards
Megan Feldman
Megan Feldman

Montana State University-Northern women’s basketball coach Chris Mouat has announced the signing of Megan Feldman.  Feldman, a 6’1” post player, recently finished a two-year career at Clackamas Community College.

 According to Mouat, Feldman brings great energy to the court.  He said, “Megan is a really versatile, athletic post player.  She plays extremely hard at all times and her energy is contagious.  She runs down a lot of balls that other post players can’t get to.”

 This season, Feldman was a key player on a Clackamas team that won the South Region, and played for an NWAACC title, falling 51-49 to Lane Community College.  She was an honorable mention All-Region selection and selected to play in the NWAACC All-Star Game. 

 During her sophomore season, Feldman averaged 8.9 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.  She also collected a team-high 81 offensive rebounds. 

 Feldman is a graduate of Estacada High School (OR), where she was a Second Team All Tri-Valley selection as a junior and a First Team selection as a senior in the 4A league.  As a senior, she averaged 12 points, 9 rebounds, and 2.6 steals per game, while shooting 66% from the field.

 Mouat added, “Megan is a very important sign for us.  She comes from a great program at Clackamas and has been very well-coached.  She knows how to compete and will bring a lot to our post game.  Plus, she does a great job in the classroom.  We look forward to her progress in a Skylight uniform.”

 Megan is the daughter of Trena and Gordon Feldman.  She plans on majoring in biology at MSU-Northern.

 

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