NMU signs hoops recruit

MARQUETTE – Northern Michigan University has signed Kelsey Stangel of Kewaunee, Wis., to a National Letter of Intent to play for the Wildcats’ women’s basketball team next season.

Head coach Troy Mattson announced the signing Friday.

A 5-foot-9 guard-forward from Kewaunee High School, Stangel averaged 13.6 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.1 steals per game last season.

She was named the Division 3 Wisconsin Player of the Year. Stangel gained first team all-state, all-area and all-conference honors, as well as being named the all-class most valuable player of the Wisconsin state tournament.

Stangel led her team to back-to-back Division 3 Wisconsin state championships.

“Kelsey is a very versatile player who can play inside and outside,” Mattson said. “She’s very strong for a guard and most importantly is a proven winner.”

Stangel joins early signee Breanna Gaspervich of East Troy, Wis., in Mattson’s recruiting class. The two met in the state championship game, with Kewaunee winning 60-58 on a late bucket.