Head Coach Danny Mertens is excited to announce the signing of Kayla Hinrichsen from Adelaide, Australia to play for the women's basketball team at Lake Region State. Kayla is an all around guard who has been a member of the West Adelaide Bearcat Basketball Club.
Head Coach Danny Mertens said, "Kayla is a very talented player that comes from one of the most respected basketball clubs in Adelaide. She is a smart basketball player who always seems to make the right plays and be in the right spot all the time. Kayla has the ability to take players off the dribble but can step out and shoot it as well. Her well rounded game and drive to succeed are what is going to help her find success here at Lake Region. I am excited to add her to our program"
Kayla said about her commitment to LRSC, "Learning about Lake Region was exciting and it made me want to go. Knowing that several Bearcat players had joined the men's program at LRSC and have been so successful I wanted to start it with the girls program. It was a long journey but an easy decision because Coach Mertens helped me all the way. I am most looking forward to making new friends, learning a different lifestyle, improving my basketball skills and making LRSC proud!"
Kayla joins incoming player for the men's team Grantley Mildenahll along with Royals alumni Pat Thomas, Tom Kubank and Ben Rennie as members of the West Adelaide Bearcats Basketball Club to attend Lake Region State College.