Kearney, Neb. – Nebraska-Kearney head women’s basketball coach Carrie Eighmey announced today the names of three high school seniors who’ll play for the Lopers next season. They are Madison Dreckman (Le Mars, Ia./Le Mars H.S.), Trinity Law (Brandon, S.D./Brandon Valley H.S.) and Lexi Moes (Smithville, Mo./Smithville H.S.). UNK has just one senior on its current 13-player roster in forward Jaymie Bernbeck. Dreckman is a 6-1 forward who hails from the same town, Le Mars, as UNK Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer Beth (Swift) Dye. A basketball and track lettwinner, she has earned first-team Class 4A all-state honors from both the Iowa Print Sportswriters and Iowa Girls Coaches Association.
Dreckman also made the 2018 state all-tournament team after helping LHS reach the state semifinals. “Madison is a great addition to our program for so many reasons. She is a bright and hard-working student in the classroom and that carries onto the basketball court. Madison is an extremely intelligent basketball player and makes so many “high-level” plays as a result of her ability to think the game,” said Eighmey. “She is a versatile scorer and has the ability to put the ball in the basket from all over the floor.” Entering her senior campaign with 1,137 points, 450 rebounds, 243 assists and 112 steals, she had a 31-point, 11-assist effort last season in a win over Estherville Lincoln Central. A National Honor Society member, Dreckman averaged 17.7 points, 6.6 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game as a junior. “Her knowledge of the game not only helps her put the ball in the basket, but also enables her to be a phenomenal passer. She’s the type of player who makes her teammates better because of her ability to know her teammate is open before she even knows she’s open. We are excited to have Madison join our program.”
A 5-9 guard from just North of Sioux Falls, Law has earned second-team all-state honors in basketball while also being a state medalist in the triple (second place) and long (fourth place) jumps. Helping BVHS finish seventh in the state tournament in 2017 and fourth last winter, Law averaged 11.6 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 2.4 assists per game as a junior. “Trinity is an explosive combo guard who is difficult to contain because of her motor and athleticism. She has the ability to get downhill and make plays around the rim and also has the ability to shoot the ball from the perimeter. Her ability to create her own shot off the bounce is something that is extremely valuable in the college game,” said Eighmey. Named to the 2018 state all-tournament team, she had a 32 point effort (13 for 13 free throws) in a win over Washington. Finally, Law is part of a Lynx track program that won the 2018 state title after finishing as state runners three straight times. “Trinity also has the qualities to become an elite defender for our team in the future. She’s a tough competitor and a great teammate. We are looking forward to having the opportunity to coach Trinity and welcome her to the Loper family,” said Eighmey.
Moes, a 5-10 wing from suburban Kansas City, has earned basketball, volleyball and track letters for the Smithville Warriors. She has been tabbed all-district and all-conference honors on the hardwood and was part of a 2017-18 squad that posted a 19-7 record. “Lexie plays with a motor that runs on full blast all of the time. The amount of energy and effort she plays with on every possession is extremely impressive. In addition to being a very skilled player, Lexie is versatile, welcomes physicality, isn’t afraid of hard work, and is extremely competitive,” said Eighmey. As a junior, Moes grabbed a school-record 20 rebounds in a game vs. Platte County and finished the year at 13.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.3 steals a night. “She possesses so many intangible qualities that a coach simply can’t teach. They are the qualities that elevate the performance of her teammates, which is extremely valuable to any team. We are pleased to welcome Lexie to the Loper family,” said Eighmey. UNK (5-2) is off this weekend before facing nationally-ranked Fort Hays State (Tuesday) and Emporia State (Thursday) next week.