Emmitsburg, Md. (Sept. 1, 2016) -- Mount St. Mary's University women's basketball Head Coach Bryan Whitten has announced his incoming class for the 2016-17 season. Freshmen Kayla Agentowicz (Scott Township, Pa.), Katrina Scheuvront (Thornville, Ohio) and Ashlee White (Woodbridge, Va.) join grad transfer Mikal Johnson (Manassas, Va.) as part of this year's recruiting class.
Kayla Agentowicz | G | 5-9 | Scott Township, Pa. | Lakeland Jr./Sr. High School
Agentowicz, a four-year letterwinner and two-time team captain at Lakeland Jr./Sr. High School, finished her career as the Chiefs' all-time leading scorer with 1,598 points. The Scott Township, Pa. native was ranked the 81st best guard in this year's class by ESPN. She was named Second Team All-State and earned Lackawanna League Division III Player of the Year honors her senior season, dropping 502 points (20.9 ppg) during the campaign. Agentowicz was also named a first team all-star her junior season after leading the Lackawanna League in scoring with 495 points.
Coach Whitten on Agentowicz: "Kayla is a very versatile player. She brings a lot to the table as she can play all three guard spots. Offensively, she can score off the bounce or from the perimeter, and has good three-point range. She is very unselfish and probably likes assists more than buckets. Kayla rebounds the ball very well and has a great work ethic, and we are excited to see her grow."
Katrina Scheuvront | C | 6-4 | Thornville, Ohio | Sheridan High School
Scheuvront raked in the awards during her final two years at Sheridan High School, collecting First Team All-MVL, First Team All-District 12 and Second Team All-Southeast District DII honors in both seasons, while also earning an All-Ohio Honorable Mention selection in 2016. The Thornville, Ohio native finished her career with 510 points, 597 rebounds and 261 blocks, and set her school's record for most blocks in a single season (87) and most in a single game (11). During her senior season, Scheuvront led her squad to a sectional championship as they finished the season with the third-most wins (20) in school history.
Coach Whitten on Scheuvront: "Katrina has been the most surprising of our three freshmen. When you see her, obviously her height stands out, but her performance so far has exceeded our expectations. She rebounds the ball well, is a defensive presence, and runs the floor extremely well. She has a great desire to improve and has been working hard on her offensive game. She has been a sponge with our coaching staff and is improving every day. To say we are eager to see where she can go is an understatement."
Ashlee White | G | 5-5 | Woodbridge, Va. | Osbourn Park High School
White, a four-year captain and three-time team MVP at Osbourn Park High School in Manassas, Va., finished her career as a 1,000-plus point scorer with over 100 three-pointers made. The Woodbridge, Va. native was ranked the 80th best point guard and 306th overall recruit in the country by The Collegiate Girls Basketball Report. White was a first team all-conference selection in each of her four seasons, and made the all-region first team on two occasions and the second team once. During her sophomore season, White helped lead her squad to the conference title game.
Coach Whitten on White: "Ashlee is a point guard that can impact the game on both ends of the court. She can create offense for herself and her teammates, and is good in the open court and creative in the half court. Her quickness is fun to watch. Defensively, she does a good job of harassing the ball. It's going to be fun to coach her and see what she can accomplish with continued hard work."
Mikal Johnson | G | 5-8 | Manassas, Va. | Osbourn High School
Johnson comes to the Mount following a pair of seasons at Rider and one year at Liberty. She opened her career with a MAAC All-Rookie Team selection as a freshman and followed it up with a strong sophomore campaign, leading Rider in three-pointers (50) while ranking second in scoring (10.5 ppg). The Manassas, Va. native sat out the 2014-15 season after transferring to Liberty before making 31 appearances with the Lady Flames as a redshirt junior the following year. In high school, Johnson was a three-year team captain, collecting first team all-district, second team all-region and first team all-area honors during her career. She closed out her career as the school's all-time leading scorer with 1,417 points.
Coach Whitten on Johnson: "Mikal is a fifth-year graduate transfer who brings a lot of poise, confidence and experience to our program. She will add to our three-point shooting, as she made 87 during her freshman and sophomore years at Rider University, shooting 31-percent. She also defends well and will give us another solid ball-handler. She is an outstanding student and we are really happy she is here with us."