Meet the Team

Seniors

Whitney Allen

Whitney Allen.jpgNumber/Position: #11/Point Guard/Shooting Guard

Hometown/High School: Covington, Ind./Covington H.S.

Major: Biology with a Chemistry Minor

Parents: Debbie Sandefer and Scott Allen

Favorite Basketball Player: Stephanie White

Favorite Basketball Memory: “It’s hard to pick just one out of four years of playing, but beating the No. 2 seed at the National Tournament when we were ranked 15th is definitely one of my favorites. Coming in second would have to be when Coach Bradley reserved the gym after playing Taylor and we practiced until 11:30 p.m. or when we weren’t in bed on time and had to do push-ups in the hotel hallway in our pajamas. At the time it wasn’t all that fun, but looking back now I can’t help but laugh.”

Favorite Quote: “Unless someone can look into the core of your heart and see the passion, or look into the depths of your soul and see the extent of your will, then they have no business telling you what you can or cannot achieve. Because while they may know the odds, they do not know you. Nor do they know the power of your angels.” – Sandra Kring

Season Outlook: “I don’t think that anyone can put a limit on what we can do as a team. Sometimes we even surprise ourselves. As long as we work hard and have fun it doesn’t matter whether we’re winning or losing, basketball isn’t just limited to the court it’s how we act off the court that really matters.”

 
Brittney Shaner

Brittney Shaner.jpgNumber/Position: #14/Guard/Forward

Hometown/High School: Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove H.S.

Major: Pre-Med

Parents: Rick and Tammy Shaner

Favorite Basketball Player: Diana Taurasi/Sue Bird

Favorite Basketball Memory: “Going to nationals and beating the No. 2 seed.”

Favorite Quote: “Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” – Michael Jordan 

Season Outlook: “I feel this season we can accomplish our goals as long as we work together.”

Juniors

Madeline Pea

Madeline-Pea.jpgNumber/Position: #34/Guard

Hometown/High School: Salem, Ill./Salem Community H.S.   

Major: Art Education   

Parents: Gerald and Kristina Pea 

Favorite Basketball Player: Larry Bird

Favorite Basketball Memory: “It’s too hard to choose just one.  I love my whole career!”

Favorite Quote: “The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back.  That’s real glory.” – Vince Lombardi  

Season Outlook: “I believe that this season will be a great experience. Learning new tactics is always a challenge. We’ll get knocked down several times, but the success will be much sweeter knowing that we got back up and never quit.”

 

Hailee Rittinger

Hailee-Rittinger.jpgNumber/Position: #42/Forward

Hometown/High School: Centerville, Ohio/Centerville H.S.     

Major: Early Childhood Education   

Parents: Ron and Pam Rittinger 

Favorite Basketball Player: Michael Jordan

Favorite Basketball Memory: “Coming in second place in the division tournament last year with only 7 players all season and proving everyone wrong that we could win games with only 7 players when no one else thought we could.”

Favorite Quote: “Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” –Michael Jordan

Season Outlook: “I am very eager to play with a new family this season. This year will be totally different from any pace of basketball I have ever played and I am excited to get down to business.”

Chelsea Weaver

40-Chelsea_Weaver.jpgNumber/Position: #40/Forward

Hometown/High School: Shelbyville, Ind./Shelbyville H.S. 

Major: Mathematics  

Parents: Jeff Weaver and Stephanie Matzke

Favorite Basketball Player: Diana Taurasi

Favorite Basketball Memory: “Going to nationals with my AAU team.”

Favorite Quote: “To me, teamwork is the beauty of our sport, where you have five acting as one. You become selfless.”- Coach Mike Krzyzewski 

Season Outlook: “I think this season we are going to be very competitive for every team on our schedule.  We are pretty young, but with a new offense and defense this year I think we will be able to hold our own.”

Sophomores

Amanda Kelly

Amanda-Kelly.jpgNumber/Position: #13/Guard  

Hometown/High School: Clinton, Ind./South Vermillion H.S.       

Major: Business Administration    

Parents: Mike and Becky Kelly 

Favorite Basketball Player: Michael Jordan

Favorite Basketball Memory: “Our first scrimmage game when I realized this wasn’t just another team, it was my family.”

Favorite Quote: “Life is what we make of it. We can achieve everything and climb the highest mountain, if we simply remain positive even in the darkest moments.” - Unknown

Season Outlook: “I am excited for our upcoming season, and I am looking forward to great success as a team.”

 

 

Brandi McDaniel

Brandi-McDaniel.jpgNumber/Position: #35/Forward/Center  

Hometown/High School: Franklin, Ohio/Franklin H.S.         

Major: Human Services      

Parents: Terry and Nancy Baker  

Favorite Basketball Player: Candace Parker

Favorite Basketball Memory: “When I broke the all-time scoring record in high school.”

Favorite Quote: “As long as we work together we have a great chance of being successful. We win as a team and we lose as a team, but if we stick together then the odds are in our favor” - Unknown

Season Outlook: “Work hard every day and earn a national championship.”

 

 

Alaura McKemie

Alaura_McKemie.jpgNumber/Position: #35/Guard  

Hometown/High School: Brownsburg, Ind./Brownsburg H.S.        

Major: Special Education     

Parents: Charles and Tammie McKemie 

Favorite Basketball Player: Michael Jordan

Favorite Basketball Memory: “Hitting the game tying three to get into overtime in 8th grade.”

Favorite Quote: “You need the ball to score.” – Unknown

Season Outlook: “I am really excited for the upcoming season! The intensity of this year will be very great for all of the girls. I love watching/playing basketball at this level.”

Freshmen

Kristina Bruce

Kristina-Bruce.jpgNumber/Position: #24/Point Guard  

Hometown/High School: Lafayette, Ind./Jefferson H.S.           

Major: Psychology        

Parents: Vinny and Debra Bruce    

Favorite Basketball Player: Kevin Durant 

Favorite Basketball Memory: “Winning conference in high school.”

Season Outlook: “I’m looking forward to a successful season.”

 

 

Mikayla Metheny

Mikayla-Metheny.jpgNumber/Position: #24/Point Guard  

Hometown/High School: Farmersburg, Ind./Terre Haute South H.S.            

Major: Psychology         

Parents: Andy and Lisa Metheny    

Favorite Basketball Player: Rajon Rondo  

Favorite Basketball Memory: “Winning nations in AAU.”

Favorite Quote: “Winning isn’t everything, but the will to win is everything.” – Vince Lombardi

Season Outlook: “A year full of fun and excitement!”

 

 
 
Sierra Lopez

Sierra-Lopez.jpgNumber/Position: #32/Forward  

Hometown/High School: Indianapolis, Ind./North Central H.S.

Major: English          

Parents: Michal Wright (Grandmother)    

Favorite Basketball Player: Kobe Bryant  

Favorite Basketball Memory: “Playing basketball with my best friend since I started playing.”

Season Outlook: “Throughout the year I believe we will grow as a team together and have a successful season.”

Managers

Haylie Davenport

Haylie_Davenport.jpgNumber/Position: Manager

Year in School: Freshman

Hometown/High School: Clinton, Ind./South Vermillion H.S.  

Major: Accounting           

Parents: Dan and Tammy Davenport     

Favorite Basketball Player: LeBron James  

Favorite Basketball Memory: “During my senior year in high school, we got stuck at a school and hour away because of a bad snow storm.  It was a love/hate attitude towards the event.  It’s my favorite because it is something I will never forget.”

Favorite Quote: “Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody.” Kareem Adbul-Jabbar 

Season Outlook: “To accomplish our goals together with a positive and strong influence.”


Rachel Davis

Rachel-Davis.jpgNumber/Position: Manager

Year in School: Freshman

Hometown/High School: Mattoon, Ill./Lewisburg H.S. (Olive Branch, Miss.)

Major: Art Education           

Parents: Robert and Janet Davis & Jason and Roseanna Cintron     

Favorite Basketball Player: Larry Bird   

Favorite Basketball Memory: “Going to nationals with Lake Land last year.”

Season Outlook: “The team has been working really hard and I know whatever we do we’ll put in 100%. It won’t matter if we win or lose as long as we try our best and give our all.”