WASHINGTON – The American University women's basketball team is excited to announce the signing of three student-athletes for the 2019-20 season, head coach Megan Gebbia released Monday.
Megan Jones (Ayr, Scotland / Chamwood College), Lauren Stack (Naperville, Ill. / Benet Academy) and Sadie Stetson (Waterford, Vt. / St. Johnsbury Academy) have each signed National Letters of Intent to join the Eagles next season.
"Our 2019 class brings a work ethic, intellect and a winning pedigree which is an exciting combination to our current roster," Gebbia said. "They will bring some much-needed size to our front court and replace some perimeter scoring and add depth to our bench. They have the fundamental skills we look for in recruiting which will help them gain minutes as freshmen."
Ayr, Scotland (Charnwood College) | Club: Leicester Riders
Forward | 6-3
With Charnwood College…
- Averaged 12.0 ppg, 13.5 rpg, 4.3 blocks per game and 3.1 apg last season to help lead her team to a 10-2 record
- 2018 World 3x3 Champion
- 2018 AoC (Association of Colleges) U19 Cup Champion
- 2018 WEABL (Women's Elite Academy Basketball League) Championship finalist
- 2018 National Great Britain 3x3 Champion
- 2017 Sports Woman of the Year
- 2017 Attended the U19 5v5 World Championship (Croatia)
- 2017 WEABL Championship finalist
- 2017 WEABL North League Champion
With the Leicester Riders…
- Averaged 6.4 ppg, 6.7 rpg and 2.7 blocks per game last season to help lead the team to a 19-1 record
- 2018 WBBL (Women's British Basketball League) Champion
- Invited to the 2017 Senior Scotland training camp for the Commonwealth Games
- 2017 FIBA U18 European Championship (4th)
- 2017 selection for the U18 Great Britain national team
- 2017 U18 England National league finalist
- 2017 WNBL (Women's National League) Division I Cup semifinalist
Why she chose American: "The whole recruiting process came down to the coaches and team for me. I loved the connection the coaching staff had together and with the players. As soon as I stepped on campus, it all fell into place. The atmosphere made me feel really comfortable, despite being further away from home."
Naperville, Ill. (Benet Academy) | Club: Illinois Lady Lightning
Forward | 6-2
- Averaged 7.4 ppg and 3.8 rpg last season to help lead her team to a 28-5 record
- 2017-18 conference champion
- 2016-17 conference co-champion
- 2015-16 state champion
Why she chose American: "It was a feeling I got when I was on campus – it felt like I was home. The people there are amazing, and it is a great school academically."
Waterford, Vt. (St. Johnsbury Academy) | Club: Lone Wolf Athletics
Guard | 5-7
With St. Johnsbury Academy…
- Averaged 16.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 5.0 apg, and 3.0 steals per game while leading her team to the 2017-18 Division I state title
- Two-time Gatorade Vermont Player of the Year (2017, 2018)
- Two-time VT Basketball Coaches Association Player of the Year (2017, 2018)
- Three-time VT Basketball Coaches Association Dream Dozen for Division I and II (2016, 2017, 2018)
- 2017, 2018 League Player of the Year
- 2017, 2018 Burlington Free Press Miss Basketball and Player of the Year
- Three-time Caledonian Record Dream Dozen (2016, 2017, 2018)
- 2017 Caledonian Record Player of the Year
- 2017 USA Today High School Sports VT Player of the Year
- 2017 Northern New Hampshire and Northeast Kingdom Player of the Year
Why she chose American: "I chose AU because I felt really comfortable there with the coaches and the team. I feel like their style of play fits me well, and I am looking forward to becoming part of their program. I wanted to go to a school with strong academics and many opportunities, and D.C. is the perfect place for that."
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