MTU Women's Basketball inks four recruits for next season

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HOUGHTON, Mi. The Michigan Tech women's basketball program and Head Coach Sam Hoyt are pleased to announce the addition of four new players to the program for the 2019-20 season. Claire Barghahn (White Lake, Mich.), Sara Dax (Kewaunee, Wis.), Katelyn Meister (Wisconsin Dells, Wis.), and Kylie Mogen (Menomonie, Wis.) have all signed National Letters of Intent to further their academic and basketball careers as Huskies.

"Overall, I'm really intrigued to see how this 2019-20 class can impact our program," Coach Hoyt said. "They have the length and versatility to be a really good incoming freshmen class, but more importantly, these young women are a hard-working, dedicated group that will fit our culture here at Michigan Tech."

Barghahn, a power forward/center, currently competes at Waterford Kettering High School where she averages nine points and seven rebounds per game. Barghahn has helped guide her team to a pair of division titles, three district championships, and one regional title. Barghahn is also an excellent student, having earned All-Conference Scholar Athlete Honors for four years.

Quote from Coach Hoyt: "I feel very lucky to be able to add Claire to our roster for next year. She's a 6'3 post player that runs the floor well and plays so hard! She's the perfect fit both academically and as a teammate who will do whatever it takes to make the team better."

Dax competes at Kewaunee High School and can play the three, four, and five positions on the floor. Last season as a junior, Dax averaged 20.2 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals, and 1.3 blocks per game. Dax is also an excellent student with a current academic standing in the top 10 percent of her class. Dax is a member of National Honors Society and Spanish Honors Society and in addition earned the Athletic Director's Outstanding Leadership award.

Quote from Coach Hoyt: "I'm really excited about signing Sara today. She's another very versatile player who has played multiple positions for her high school and AAU programs with incredible success. I love that she's a competitor and won't back down from anyone. She will bring a great dynamic to our team."

Meister is a shooting guard who currently competes at Wisconsin Dells High School. Meister is averaging 20 points, eight rebounds, and three assists per game and has been a First Team All-Conference selection in each of her first three seasons. Meister has also garnered Honorable Mention All-State Accolades and reached the 1,000 career point mark as she goes into her senior year. In the classroom, Meister is a member of National Honors Society and the A-Honor Roll.

Quote from Coach Hoyt: "I'm thrilled to add Kate to our family. She's the epitome of a Husky basketball player with her work ethic and versatile skill set. She's a long guard that will be able to score on the perimeter as well as post up smaller guards. She's an amazing young lady that will elevate our program on every level."

Mogen is a power forward/wing player at Menomonie High School where she has averaged 13.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.3 blocks per game going into her senior season. Mogen has converted over 45 percent of her field goal attempts and has 1,022 career points. Mogen helped guide the team to a pair of regional championships and a sectional runner-up finish. She is a four-year varsity starter who has been a Second Team All-Conference selection twice and an All-Great Northwestern Third Team honoree once. In the classroom, Mogen is a member of National Honors Society and Student Council.

Quote from Coach Hoyt: "Kylie is the type of athlete that can really be a difference maker at this level. She's really long with the ability to shoot the three and get to the paint and elevate to finish over people. Not only is she a great basketball player, but she's an amazing person who will make her teammates better both on and off the floor."

The Huskies are 2-0 to start the season after defeating Ursuline 96-65 last Friday and Davis & Elkins 75-39 Saturday. Tech opens the home schedule Friday night against MSU-Moorhead at 6 p.m. followed by a battle with Minnesota State Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. in the SDC Gym.