Thursday, June 6, 2013

Girls Player Rankings--2014s

EDITED January 10, 2013
EDITED January 20, 2013
EDITED March 28, 2013
EDITED May 24, 2013
UPDATED June 7, 2013

Well, the "mighty 2013s" are just about recruited so the focus now shifts to the 2014s. The Gopher have tapped Carlie Wagner (#1) and Grace Coughlin (#12). They had also tapped Kenisha Bell (#3 ) but she de-committed in the fall of 2012. Maybe the Gophers are in fact tapped out on the 2014s but there's lots of intriguing talents still on the market. Cayla McMorris would seem to be the #1 remaining prize but somebody will be very fortunate also to get Norby, Lamberty, Grim and others. (Lamberty later announced for Creighton and the Big East.)

There should be a dozen or more 2014s who will verbal a college from now through next fall. The 1st spring verbal is Maddie Dean of Jordan (#19 below) who is going to Drake.

1. Carlie Wagner, NRHEG, 5-10, combo guard. Nobody has ever made such a dramatic introduction of herself to Minnesota girls high school basketball fans. Wagner set state tournament records with 48 points in a state tournament game and 112 in a tournament in 2012, then scored 48 and 50 in 2013. Gets to the rim at will, and finishes, and drains 3s, too. Verballed the Gophers this winter. Playing for MN Stars 11th Borowicz this summer.

2. Cayla McMorris, Park Center, 6-1, post/power forward. Strong, aggressive, scores inside and out. Pounds the boards. Playing for North Tartan 17U Elite. Going to Wisconsin.

3. Kenisha Bell, Bloomington Kennedy, 5-9, point guard. Somewhat more geared toward shooting and scoring than to distributing but does both with aplomb. Super quick. Missed part of 2013 with a hand injury. De-committed the University of Minnesota in the fall of 2012, going to Marquette. North Tartan 17U Elite.

4. Ta'Kendra (Tia) Elbert, Tartan, 5-7, combo guard. Gets to the rim with ease, finishes strong. Top scorer in the state (among the girls) at 36 ppg. North Tartan 17U Elite. Moves up from #8. Also going to Marquette.

5. Chase Coley, Mpls. Washburn, 6-3, forward. Still developing her feel for the game, but you heard right that she averages 11 blocks a game. She blocked 16 in 2 state tournament games. North Tartan 17U Elite, looks physically stronger this summer than I remember her in March. Has verballed Iowa.

6. Taylor Thunstedt, New London-Spicer, 5-8, combo guard. Had a remarkable winter with several 40 and 50 point games. Metro Stars Black. Going to North Dakota State.

7. Ellie Thompson, Chaska, 6-2, post. Not a late bloomer really, but rated below Fernstrom, Alt and Norby initially, but has come on strong. South Dakota State recruit. MN Fury 2014 Elite.

8. Sydney Lamberty, Park, 5-10, combo guard. Her length sets her apart from some of the other guards. MN Stars 11th Borowicz. Just announced on May 29--she's going to Creighton to compete for playing time at guard with Marissa Janning and MC McGrory. Go Bluejays.

9. Bryanna Fernstom, Chisago Lakes, 6-5, post. You can't teach 6-5. Knows how to use her body. Nice soft hands and soft shooting touch. MN Stars 11th Borowicz. Going to Iowa State.

10. Bailey Norby, Forest Lake, 6-2, post. A scrapper, plays hard, finds a way to put the ball in the basket. MN Stars 11th Borowicz. Going to Creighton, who is rapidly displacing South Dakota State as the top recruiter of Minnesota girls.

11. Grace Coughlin, Benilde-St. Margaret's, 5-7, point guard. Quick, protects the ball, more of a ball distributor and less of a scorer than the other guards at the top of this list. Minnesota Gopher recruit. MN Stars 11th Borowicz.

12. Kylie Brown, Simley, 6-3, forward. I've seen her rated as high as #3 in this class, and in this class that is impressive, but she's maybe a bit tentative.... MN Fury 2014 Elite. Going to Creighton.

13. Hannah Grim, Rosemount, 5-9, combo guard. Small but hard-nosed, scores from anywhere on the court. MN Fury 2014 Elite. Another Marquette guard.

14. Madison Dean, Jordan, 5-9, combo guard. MN Stars 11th Borowicz. Think Sari Noga. Verballed Drake (D1 Missouri Valley Conference, one of the top mid-major conferences).

15. Grace Sawatzke, Monticello, 5-9, guard. Aggressive, understands the game. North Dakota.

16. Michaela Rasmussen, Holy Family, 6-1, forward. Fluid, athletic, finishes. Metro Stars Black. Toledo.

17. Tonoia Wade, Bloomington Kennedy, 6-2, forward. North Tartan 17U Elite. St. John's (NY).

18. Clare Lundberg, Anoka, 6-1, small forward. Fluid, athletic, a scorer. MN Fury 2014 Elite.

19 (tie). Bailey Strand, 5-10, combo guard and Brianna Rassmussen, 6-0, combo guard, both Fergus Falls. Can anybody in Minnesota have a more dynamic duo than Fergus with Strand and Rasmussen? Well, 8th grade guards Chelsea Mason and Mya Buffetta of Mountain Iron-Buhl outplayed them over the 2012-2013 holidays. Still, terrific clutch players, not as quick as some, but get the job done. Both are with Metro Stars Black, it will be fascinating to see how they stack up to Taylor Thunstedt. Both are going to the state of North Dakota: Strand to UND to play basketball, Rasmussen to NDSU to play volleyball.

21. Alexis Alexander, Champlin Park, 5-8, point guard. A step slow? Verballed South Dakota State. North Tartan 17U Elite, and has looked better than expected playing next to Bell and Elbert.

22. Katie Quandt, Lakeville South, 6-2, post/power forward. MN Fury 2014 Elite. Verballed Boston College.

23. Brooke Yaggie, Thief River Falls, combo guard. Big time scorer for her high school team, and a crack distributor for her summer team.

24. Darby Youngstrom, North Woods, 5-10, combo guard.

25. Claire Ziegler, Mankato East, 5-11, forward. MN Stars 11th Nelson. Going to Mankato State.

26. Anna Monke, Fergus Falls, 6-0, forward. Tough. North Tartan 17U Elite. UMD.

27. Anne Hamilton, Minnetonka, 6-0, forward. MN Fury 2014 Elite. Verballed Valparaiso.

28. Kayla Miller, Detroit Lakes, 5-9, guard. MN Fury 2014 Elite.

29. Molly O'Toole, Hopkins, 5-10, power forward. North Tartan 16U. 6 inches shorter than her sister so a very different player. Relies a lot more on skill and finesse.

30. Ayo Porte, Osseo, 5-10, strong forward. And I mean strong.

31. Mikayla Miller, Goodhue, 5-7, point guard. 21ppg.

32. Jordyn Alt, Cretin-Derham Hall, 6-2, post. Was regarded as the best 2014 post at one time. Reminds me of Laura Melquist of Rochester Lourdes a couple years ago. MN Stars 11th Borowicz. We'll see how she and Norby and Fernstrom all shake out. Has verballed Denver.

33. Chelsey Guetter, Wabasso, 6-0, post-forward. Verballed Augustana.

34. Kate McKay, Henry Sibley, 6-1, center-power forward. Scoring 16.5 ppg with 14 rebounds on an otherwise terrible team.

35. Rayna Sherow, St. Paul Central, 6-2, power forward. Great upside, could rank higher. MN Suns 16U Arbogast.

36. Shelby Kaster, Win-E-Mac, forward.

37. McKenna Happke, Providence, 6-1, post/power forward. North Dakota State. Metro Stars Black.

38. Andi Gayner, Dassel-Cokato, 5-10, center-forward. Mayville State.

39. Daijzah Morris, 5-8, wing, Centennial. Verballed Army. MN Stars 11th Borowicz.

40. Nicole Fokken, 6-2, post, Pine Island.

41. Kenzie Beekman, Marshall, 5-11. forward. Going to Southwest State for volleyball.

42. Georgi Donchetz, forward, Burnsville. MN Fury 2014 Elite. Moved up based on summer play. Verballed Valparaiso.

43. Amazih Eickhoff, Albany, 5-8, combo guard. North Tartan 16U.

44. Kyrah Fredenburg, Anoka, 5-11, forward. MN Suns 16U Arbogast. Verballed D2 Concordia St. Paul.

45. Emily Wimmer, St. Croix Lutheran, 6-2, forward. North Tartan 16U.

46. Lindsay Dorr, Rogers, 6-2, power forward. Fury Gold. Going to Toledo.

47. Destinee Morris, Centennial, 5-9, wing. Verballed Army. MN Stars 11th Borowicz.

48. Amanda Christianson, Alexandria, 5-10, forward. St. Cloud State.

49. Bryn Woodside, Albert Lea, 5-3, guard. MN Stars Hersch.

50. Micaela Noga, Parkers Prairie, 5-7, combo guard. NorthTartan 17U Elite. going to Minnesota-Crookston.

51. Anna Pfefferle, Northfield, forward. Long, lots of upside.
52. Abby Hawkinson, McGregor, 5-5, guard. 22 ppg.
53. Kendall Babb, Chaska, 6-2, post. North Tartan Elites. Marist.
54. Erin Autio, St. Michael-Albertville, 6-2, forward.
55. Naja Woods, Mpls. Southwest, scorer. MN Stars 11th Woods.
56. Maddie Wolkow, Lakeville South, 5-6, guard. MN Fury 2014 Elite.
57. Mia Anderson, Duluth East, forward. 13ppg scorer in the school season, having a good summer as well.
58. Shelby Gracik, Elk River, guard. MN Stars 11th Hewitt.
59. Kayla Nickles, Braham, 5-8, forward-guard. Gets things done. North Tartan 16U.
60. Kate Banovetz, Holy Angels, 6-1, post. Active. MN Fury 2014 Gold.

61. Jill Conrad, Centennial, 5-11, post. Lit up Hopkins and Erin O'Toole.
62. Maddy Kempf, Burnsville, 5-8, guard. North Tartan 16U.
63. Maddy Lee, Maranatha, 5-9, shooting guard. Smooth. MN Stars 11th Borowicz. Mankato State.
64. MaKenna Panning, Chaska, 5-6, guard. Fury Gold. Going to Winona State.
65. Vanessa Lane, Pequot Lakes, forward.
66. Jamie Swanson, East Ridge. MN Stars 11th Nelson.
67. Monica Vega, 5-3, Ada-Borup, guard. Part of the world's smallest backcourt.
68. Allie Knuti, Mountain Iron-Buhl, 6-2, post-power forward. Bemidji State.
69. Tori Mekash, Badger-Greenbush-Middle River, guard.
70. Siri Sviggum, Kenyon-Wanamingo, 6-1, forward.

71. Brooke Berger, Mound, 5-7, point guard. MN Fury 2014 Gold.
72. Sam Forslund, Chisago Lakes, 5-8, guard. 36ers Keys.
73. Alyssa Lentner, Monticello, 5-9, forward. MN Fury 2014 Gold.
74. Kellie Tonn, Moorhead, guard. MN Fury 2014 Gold.
75. Audra Clark Kenyon-Wanamingo, guard.
76. Destinee Villebrun, North Woods.
77. Molly Hennen, Minneota, 5-10, point guard.
78. Laurie Bohler, Cooper, 5-6, guard. New to the list, understands the game.
79. Haydn Becker, Andover, guard. Metro Stars Black.
80. Shaina Stevenson, Ada-Borup, 5-1, guard.

81. Kaila Burroughs, St. Cloud Tech, 6-0, forward. Going to Denver.
82. Aunikah Bastian, Mankato Loyola, 5-5, guard.
83. Katrina Reeves, Hopkuns, 5-10, forward.
84. Kelsey Kennedy, Nashwauk-Keewatin, 5-3, point guard.
85. Jasmine Bretoi, Centennial, 5-9, guard.
86. Rianna Eckert, Forest Lake, 5-10, forward. Stars Hersch.
87. Vanessa Spohn, Albany, 5-6.
88. Anita McCoy, Roseville. MN 36ers.
89. Taylor Karge, Mankato East, 6-0, center. MN Stars 11th Nelson.
90. Grayson Schroeder, 5-6, guards, Lakeville South. MN Suns 16U Arbogast.

91. Amber Bray, Anoka, 6-2, post. MN Suns 16U Arbogast.
92. Samantha Connolly, Burnsville, 5-10, forward. 2014 MN Fury Gold.
93. Brooke Brommenschenkel, Norman County West, 5-6, guard.
94. Gabby Smith, Bloomington Jefferson, forward.
95. Sarah Overbye, Mountain Iron-Buhl, 5-7, shooting guard.
96. Hannah Louiselle, Trinity, guard.
97. Jayla Mayes-Jackson, Eden Prairie, 5-8, guard. A transfer, finding her place in EP system.
98. Daron Mainville, Barnum, center. MN Stars 11th Hewitt.
99. Briana Virnig, St. Paul Highland Park, forward-post.
100. Emily Peters, Forest Lake, guard. On MN Fury 2014 Elite roster but would seem unlikely to play yet due to knee injury suffered late in the high school season. New Hampshire.

101. Becca Burns, LeRoy-Ostrander, 5-7, forward.
102. Jaiden Cofield, Cloquet, forward.
103. Erika Rozell, Lakeville North, 5-8, shooting guard.
104. Jen Michalke, LaCrescent, 5-6, guard.
105. Tabitha Anderson, Minnesota School for the Deaf, 5-8, forward.
106. Lizzy Swanson, East Central, 5-9, guard.
107. Joelle Ertl, Holdingford, 5-5, guard.
108. Annalise Savegeau, Osakis, 5-8, guard. Ertl and Savegeau are teammates on MN Comets Peterson.
109. Jade Schultz, NRHEG, guard. MN Stars 11th Nelson.
110. Courtney Scoblic, Lester Prairie-Holy Trinity.

111. Arianna Karsky, Wheaton, 5-9, post.
112. Carly Sigurdson, BOLD, 5-8, guard. MN Suns 16U Jefferson.
113. Taylor Holicky, Cleveland, center.
114. Audrey Scharmer, Winona, 5-11, wing.
115. Paige Gravenhof, Worthington, guard.
116. Nicki Ellingson, Spring Grove, 5-9, forward. Fundamentally solid.
117. Kelsey Schlenk, East Grand Forks, guard.
118. Bailee Bartunek, Lake Park-Audubon, center-power forward.
119. Lyric Williams, St. Paul Central, 5-5, guard.
120. Brooke Gould, MACCRAY, 5-5, guard.

121. Olivia Baker, Minnetonka, 6-3, post. North Tartan 16U. North Dakota State. Scored 5 ppg last year and has been hurt this summer, so you'd kinda hafta say that a D1 scholarship is a bit of a surprise.
122. Daitryanna Mixson. 36ers Keys.
123. Jordan Meyer, Anoka, 6-2, post. Metro Stars Black.
124. Angie Wenning, Chaska, 5-8, guard, Fury Gold.
125. Kendall Naatjes, Lakeville North, 5-5, guard.
126. Amber Schultz, Martin Luther, 5-9, forward.
127. Katie Waller, LaCrescent, 5-11, center-power forward.
128. Jordyn Foley, White Bear Lake, combo guard.
129. Megan Norby, Nevis, 5-11, guard.
130. Melissa Gehl, Fulda, 5-8, forward.

131. Mikayla Payne, Maranatha, 5-11, power forward.
132. Chyna Stull, Maranatha, 5-11, small forward.
133. Katie Werth, Centennial, 5-7, guard. North Tartan 16U.
134. Christine Piwnica, Southwest Christian (Chaska), guard
135. Camille Scholberg, Ortonville, 6-2, post.
136. Allison Riemersma, Bloomington Jefferson, forward.
137. Kari Skersick, Bagley, 5-11, power forward.
138. Jaelin Beachy, Staples-Motley, 5-10, forward. Metro Stars Black.
139. Olivia Wilder, Chanhassan, 5-7, guard. Fluid, graceful.
140. Mackenzie Dahl, Minnetonka. Going to Sioux Falls (D2).

141. Ashley Bray, Anoka, 6-2, post. MN Suns 16U Arbogast.
142. Lexi Hill, Duluth Denfeld, 5-11.
143. Rachel Sorenson, Windom, 5-7, shooting guard.
144. Abby Miller, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, 5-3, guard.
145. Jordan Weeding, Rockford, 5-10.
146. Brianna Hoffman, Lakeview, 5-11, center.
147. Mackenzie Uter, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winste, 5-6, shooting guard.
148. Jordan Lloyd, East Grand Forks Sacred Heart, 5-10, forward.
149. Bridget Bednar, Pierz, 5-10.
150. Abby Loken, Houston, center.

151. Jenny Skoog, Menagha, 5-9, small forward-shooting guard.
152. Jada Jones, St. Paul Central, 5-6, guard. Mn Suns 16U Arbogast.
153. Jessica Meidl, Lakeville North, 5-8, guard.
154. Katie White, Pequot Lakes, guard.
155. Rachel DeGardner, White Bear Lake, forward.
156. Heather Buerman, Rocori.
157. Caitlynn Simmer, Rothsay, 5-9.
158. Katie Yoder, Andover, guard.
159. Justine Larson, Cambridge-Isanti, forward.
160. Olivia Fixsen, Mounds View, 5-9, gaurd.

161. Savanna Sullivan, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley, 5-7, guard.
162. Ann Rysavy, Lyle-Austin Pacelli.
163. Karlee Pfaff, New Ulm Cathedral, 5-9, shooting guard.
164. Alex Funaro, Zimmerman, 5-5, guard.
165. Dakota Ellinghuysen, Peace, 5-9, forward.
166. Mariya Sampson, Champlin Park, post.
167. Jamie Schnell, Edina, 5-10, forward.
168. Elizabeth Scharber, Princeton, 5-11.
169. Lauren Mantueffel, Mayer Lutheran.
170. Ashley Hoene, Montevideo, 5-9, forward

171. Alexandra Peterson, St. Paul Como Park, 6-1, post.
172. Katie Buria, Chisholm, 5-5, guard.
173. Sarah Waldfogel, Blake, forward.
174. Libby Swanhorst, 5-11, forward, Lakeville South. MN Suns 16U Arbogast.
175. Alice Carlson, Cromwell, 5-5, guard.
176. Mikayla Wing, Staples-Motley, 5-5, guard.
177. Stacy Remer, East Grand Forks Sacred Heart, 5-10, forward.
178. Alissa Steueve, Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley, 5-9, center.
179. Megan Kokett, Brandon-Evansville, forward.
180. Kiear Hunter, Mpls. North, forward.

181. Kate Thiese, Martin Coounty West, combo guard.
182. Maya DeLao, Simley, 5-8, guard.
183. Isieoma Odor, Bloomington Kennedy, 6-1, forward.
184. Meg Clark, Kenyon-Wanamingo, guard,
185. Taylor Dagon, Apple Valley, 6-0, center.
186. Hannah Bennett, Marshall, 5-8, guard.
187. Genevae Adkins, Champlin Park, guard.
188. Jas'Brail Brown, Peace, 5-4, guard.
189. Chelsea Wandersee, Watertown-Mayer, guard.
190. Madi Hahn, Andover, forward.

191. Carly Safranski, Stephen-Argyle, 5-7, guard.
192. Sami Schmidgall, Hancock, 5-8, forward.
193. Courtney Amirayan, Thief River Falls, 5-10, forward.
194. Abby Landgaard, Windom, 5-5, guard.
195. Andrea Zimpel, Isle, guard.
196. Kiana Ruf, Legacy Christian, 5-7, guard.
197. Cassidy Rahman, Moorhead, 5-5, guard.
198. Trisa Hutchinson, Detroit Lakes, forward.
199. Alexandra Washington, Mpls. Edison, 5-7, center.
200. Taylor Zupan, Prior Lake, 5-9, forward.

Watch List

Shelby Corbin, Minneota, guard.
Temi Orgnrinde, Park, 5-6, forward.
Lydia Kieft, New London-Spicer, 5-7, guard.
Kyann Nyhus, Staples-Motley, 5-4, guard.
Kaitlin Ptacek, Owatonna, forward.
Kyndal Cox, Owatonna, 5-10, forward.
Analea Erickson, Perham.
Kayla Lardy, St. Peter, 6-0, center.
Sydney Rehnelt, Albert Lea, guard.
Shanni Moorse,  Apple Valley, forward.
Karina Skov, Alden-Conger, 5-4, guard.
Brooke Reyerson, Alden-Conger, 5-9, forward.
Jennis Scislow, St. Croix Lutheran, 5-4, point guard.
Ashley Maack, Rothsay, 5-5.
Sam Martinson, Fridley, 5-11, power forward.
Cassidy Mercil, Warren-Alvarado-Oslo, 5-5, guard.
Jordyn Strombeck, St. Croix Lutheran, 5-5, guard.
Abbie Olson, Morris-Chokio-Alberta, 5-9, center.
Emily Whitesell, Annandale, forward.
Madison Foresell, Osakis, forward.
Georgie Brattland, International, guard.
Courtney Carr, Irondale, 5-9, guard.


  1. Kenisha Bell is one of the best dribblers ever. She can manage to control the ball in her hands and do not let the opponents overpower her. Keep up the good work Kenisha.
    Ball Handling Xtreme

  2. Sydney Lamberty is underrated and keeps pace with your number one ranking Carly Wagner. Keep and eye on her!!

  3. You are missing a girl from Osakis, Annalise Savageau who played against 3 of your top ten players. She scored well into the twenties against the number 2 aau, Metro Stars knocking down threes and getting to the rim. She left a layup short a the buzzer that would have won the game. She is the only one off your list that has score over a 1000 points. She is difficulty to handle off the dribble and is able shoot the three and midrange shot.

    1. Thx, Savageau has been added to the list.

  4. At the MN Stars tournament last weekend, we were watching the top MN stars teams battle in the championship game. There was a player (#23, which we later found out was Hayden Becker from Andover). She played big for her size and can play any position inside or out. She sees and runs the floor well, plays strong defense and a good team player. I have not seen her name out there before and thought she should be included on this list.

  5. Per ksjr, Kenisha Bell de-verbals the Gophs. What's up with that?

  6. seems like there in quite a slant towards player from the city...where are the upstate kids? 3 girls from anoka and three feom cententenal all in the top 100 juniors????? really?? 3 for you Kelsey Schlenk of East Grand Forks, and Jordyn Lloyd and Stacy Remer of Sacred Heart

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  8. I agree with Roscoe. Look up north. Kelsey Schlenk had (school record) 73 treys last year as a sophmore, very good dribbler and passer. Stacy Remer is very good at controling play and has an all around game. The Loyld girl is just coming out her shell and is a developing into a dominate post who can shoot from outside when needed.... I hate to see teams that have 3 girls on top 100.. Some of these girls are attempting to do this without much help from the young team around them..

  9. Andi Gayner is a machine on the boards and she can post up with the best of them, you have her listed as 5'10 and she is 5'11 but plays like 6'1... you have a great web site for coachs and AAU recruiting

  10. Joelle Ertl (2014) 5'5" Point Guard from Holdingford and Minnesota Comets has scored over 1100 high school points including 435 her Junior season. She lead the Central Minnesota Conference in scoring (17+ ppg) and free throw percentage. First string all conference both Soph. and Jr. seasons. First team Mid Minnesota all area team. Holds 4 school records and a two season captain. But, yet she doesn't make the top 200????

  11. Well, wouldn't you know. If you look up the leading scorers in the Central MN conference on the Hub, which I did, she is not listed. And of course Holdingford went 2-and-13 in the conference. Then if you look at the stat sheets from the Summer Kickoff, Joelle did not play in the win over Metro Stars Black then scored 7 points in the 2 losses. She is not among the leading scorers at the AAU Qualifier, and I saw 4 games at the AAU Championship but unfortunately the Comets didn't make the semis. But now I know about her. Thanks for the info.

  12. #73 Lindsey Dorr from Rogers is 6'2", not 5'8"....

  13. Annie Thul, Eden Prairie,who you have listed at #124 graduated this year. I will miss her. She was fun to watch.

    Jerry Janzen