The University of Missouri has announced the official signing of North Mercer High School senior Sierra Michaelis to a national letter of intent. Michaelis, a 5'10” guard, is the 2012 Missouri Wendy's High School Heisman winner, and part of a three person recruiting class for head coach Robin Pingeton.
Michaelis is the 2011 girls basketball player of the year by the St. Joseph News-Press, and has earned All-Conference first team honors in the HDC Conference over the past three seasons. Michaelis owns the state of Missouri's scoring record for a high school freshman, and has a chance to break the all-time leading scorer record at some point during her senior season.
Under Michaelis, the Lady Cardinals have won three straight HDC Conference regular season and tournament titles, in addition to three straight district titles. In addition to her athletic prowess, Michaelis is an outstanding student at North Mercer, as a five-year “A” Honor Roll member and a three-year member of the National Honor Society. She is president of the Mercer FBLA chapter, and chose Mizzou over Nebraska.
The other two young ladies to sign with the Missouri women's basketball program on Wednesday morning were 6'1” guard Jordan Frericks of Notre Dame High School in Quincy, Illinois, who has led her high school to two straight Illinois Class 2A state championships, and who chose Mizzou over Kansas, DePaul, Illinois, and Wisconsin; and 6'2” forward Kayla McDowell of Mason High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, who is a four-year starter for the Comets, and averaged 13.7 points per game in her junior season. McDowell chose Mizzou over Iowa and Nebraska.