Two Warriors sign intent to play college basketball

Lakeside Lutheran High School is pleased to announce that two seniors have signed their national letters of intent on November 11 to play college basketball next year.

005 Abby Monis
Seated with Lakeside Lutheran senior Abby Monis as she signs her national letter of intent for basketball for the Maryville University Saints is her mom Trisha. Standing behind them are her freshman brother Jack, father Peder and Warrior girls basketball head coach Tim Matthies.

Abby Monis, daughter of Peder and Trisha Monis, Oconomowoc, was recruited by Division 2 Maryville University in St. Louis. According to Maryville’s stats, the 6-foot-1 Monis averaged 17 points and six rebounds per game in earning first-team All-Capitol North All Conference and Wisconsin All-State honors last season. She was named to the Midwest Basketball Report Wisconsin Top 25 of 2015. Monis also played AAU for the prestigious Wisconsin Lakers basketball club in the summer of 2015. At Lakeside, she has played four years of basketball as a Warrior, along with two years each on the volleyball and track and field teams.

“Abby is incredibly strong, quick and agile with a natural aptitude for the game,” Maryville head women’s basketball coach Chris Ellis said. “She has good foot speed and, with her ability to score both in the post and on the perimeter, we are confident she will enjoy a great career as a Saint.”

017 Meghan Pingel
Seated with Lakeside Lutheran senior Abby Monis as she signs her national letter of intent for basketball for the Maryville University Saints is her mom Trisha. Standing behind them are her freshman brother Jack, father Peder and Warrior girls basketball head coach Tim Matthies.

Meghan Pingel, daughter of Jim and Renae Pingel of Sun Prairie, signed her acceptance to be a point guard for the UW Green Bay Phoenix women’s basketball team. As a Warrior guard, the 5-foot-8 Pingel has been awarded Capitol North All-Conference team spots for each of her three previous years, from an honorable mention her freshman year, to 2nd team in 2013-14, to 1st team last season. She has helped lead her team to the top of the conference each year.

Green Bay head coach Kevin Borseth says, “Meghan will add a lot of speed and quickness to our roster. She is explosive, and defensively she can cut you off on a dime. She is a great athlete on the court that has a pass-first mentality paired with a great jump shot. She is a lockdown defender with great athleticism, and she has a great sense of awareness on the court.”

Pingel has been a three-sport athlete for Lakeside Lutheran, on the volleyball, basketball and track teams, and has earned All-Conference, All-State and team awards for each sport she has participated in. She has captured several State medals as a runner, triple-jumper and hurdler, earning her the title of Capitol Conference Track Performer of the Year for both 2014 and 2015.

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