By Lethbridge Herald on June 15, 2015.
The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns are adding a little rattle to their roster for next season.
The Horns announced the addition of Medicine Hat College Rattler Kennedy Werre to the 2015-16 recruiting class. Horns coach Erin McAleenan has had Werre in the fold for most of the offseason already.
Werre adds some size to the U of L squad as a five-foot-10 forward with long arms and a tenacious style of play. Sheâ€™s played two season at her hometown college for Jason McLester, whose teams are marked by a nagging, ball-pressure defence in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference. That means she should be ready to contribute immediately.
Â â€œKennedy is a tough competitor and her athleticism will help us in the forward position,â€ said McAleenan. â€œShe can step in and play right away, and her experience from playing two years for Jason at MHC have really helped her develop into a CIS player.â€
McAleenan told The Herald that Medicine Hat has produced a number of strong players in recent years and sheâ€™d love to see some more migrate down Highway 3 to Lethbridge. Her recruiting class already includes McCoy grad Danielle Fritzke, who played basketball with Werre in high school.
Â An ACAC South second team all-star last season with the Rattlers, Werre averaged 12.7 points and 8.8 rebounds per game and was named the teamâ€™s most valuable player. The 5-10 forward averaged 6.1 points per game in her freshman season.