SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Following the Sacramento State women's basketball team's trip to Puerto Rico, women's basketball head coach Bunky Harkleroad announced three new additions to the women's basketball program from the early signing period.
"We're really excited about this trio of young players," Harkleroad said. "They each bring a unique style of play, but they're going to fit in with what we do. Just as important, they're all passionate about playing basketball and about playing basketball at Sacramento State."
The group indeed does bring three unique styles of play to the Hornets. Sarah Abney (Las Cruces, NM/Las Cruces HS) is a 5-8 guard with a strong outside shooting ability, Milee Enger (Herriman, Utah/Herriman HS) is a quick 5-7 point guard, and Summer Menke (Scottsdale, Ariz./Chaparral HS) is a strong 5-10 guard who can play both inside and out.
"All three of these young ladies are excited to be Hornets and we're excited to have them," added Harkleroad. "With their enthusiasm and their individual skill sets, we really believe that this is a great fit for both sides."
Sarah Abney - G - 5-8 - Las Cruces, N.M./Las Cruces HS
Played for coach Matt Abney at Las Cruces HS...has scored 1,044 points in three seasons and is the second leading scorer in the school's program history...has 144 career made 3-poionters, also second most in school history...as a junior, averaged 14.9 points per game and led her team in scoring, rebounding, assists, deflections, steals, and charges taken...named All-District in 2015, 2016, and 2017...named to the Rio Rancho All-Tournament Team in both 2015 and 2016 as well as the LCPS Holiday Hoopla All-Tournament Team in 2015...was the LCPS Holiday Hoopla Tournament MVP in 2016.
Harkleroad: "Abney fits in great with the program as a consistent shooting guard. She's a knock down shooter who is capable of going off on any given night from three-point land. That's definitely a strength."
Milee Enger - PG - 5-7 - Herriman, Utah/Herriman HS
Played for coach Turpin at Herriman HS...is the all-time leader in scoring, steals, and assists for Herriman HS...as a junior, was 11th in 5A with 15.0 points per game, 4th with 4.0 assists per game, and 1st in steals (4.2)...was named to the Region Four First Team and was an All-State Honorable Mention as a junior...as a sophomore, was named to Region Second Team and an All-State Honorable Mention...was a Track league champion her freshman year...ran both track and cross-country.
Harkleroad: "Enger is a savvy point guard with a high basketball IQ. She's got a great feel for the game and also proved to be very familiar with our program. She's demonstrated that she knows how to lead a team and will be a great addition to our back court."
Summer Menke - G - 5-10 - Scottsdale, Ariz./Chaparral HS
Played for coach Brian Porth at Chaparral HS...was named to the All Region First Team her junior year, as well as named All City and MVP...was named to the All-Section Second Team as a sophomore and was an Honorable Mention her freshman year...as a junior, collected two double-doubles and a triple double.
Harkleroad: "Menke is a strong wing player who can play both inside and outside. She's very strong, very athletic, and has a high motor. We expect her to be ready early for the physicality of DI basketball."