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Six Lady Cardinals Sign at 4-Year Schools


Coach Chris Carlson is excited to announce that six players from his 2017-2018 North Idaho College women’s basketball team will be continuing their education and playing careers at four-year schools next year.  All five sophomores who chose to pursue basketball at the next level were able to find excellent fits for their educational and basketball priorities.  In addition, stand-out freshman, Sydney Hovde, was recruited early and will transfer with three years of eligibility remaining.

Cierra Dvorak, who was voted the team’s Most Valuable Player and nominated for NIC Female Athlete of the Year both her freshman and sophomore years, has signed an NCAA Division II letter of intent for the University of Nebraska at Kearney.  Dvorak earned NWAC Second Team All-Eastern Region honors her freshman year and NWAC First Team All-Eastern Region honors as a sophomore while starting every game for two years at the point guard position for NIC.  In addition, she was named an NWAC All-Star. 

Ronnie Harris, who was a redshirt-sophomore transfer for the Lady Cardinals last season, has signed an NCAA Division II letter of intent for Western Oregon University.  Harris was named to the NWAC All-Eastern Region Defensive Team, earned NWAC All-Star recognition, and was voted as her team’s Best Defensive Player while starting every game at the wing for NIC.

Whitney Meier, who was voted the team’s Defensive Player of the Year as a freshman and the Most Inspirational Player as a sophomore, has signed a NAIA letter of intent for Eastern Oregon University.  In addition, Meier joined Dvorak and Harris as an NWAC All-Star selection.  Meier will follow in the footsteps of former NIC players Bailey Schroeder, Mariah Swanson, and Stormee Van Belle. In addition, Head coach Anji Weissenfluh played collegiately for coach Chris Carlson at EOU in the early nineties.

Lana Berg, who was voted as her team’s John Wooden Award recipient for outstanding character, has signed a NAIA letter of intent for Montana Tech University.  Lana will join her sister, Jaime, who will be an incoming freshman for the Lady Orediggers, and Timberlake High School stand-out, Keelie Lawler, who both played North Idaho Elite high school club basketball for coaches Chris and Carey Carlson.

Gia Sorn, who started every game for NIC as a freshman, will play at NCAA Division III University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA next season.  Gia will be only 40 miles away from her brother, Riley, who will be an incoming freshman basketball player for the University of Washington next year.  Both Sorns were strong inside forces for Richland High School in Richland, WA and will now take their talents westward.

Sydney Hovde, who averaged 10.4 points and 9.1 rebounds for NIC as a freshman, has signed a NAIA letter of intent to play for Montana State University -Northern.  She will have three years of basketball eligibility at MSU-Northern while pursuing her bachelor’s degree in nursing.