GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay basketball teams began practicing this summer without knowing when, or if, a season would happen because of the COVID-19 pandemic.Both now have a target date after the NCAA Division I Council announced that the men’s and women’s seasons can start Nov. 25.
“University of Wisconsin-Green Bay recent graduate and women’s basketball player Madison Wolf has inked a contract to play professionally in Germany.
She’ll play the 2020-21 season wit the Towers Basketball Club in Speyer.”
“Family and friends always have been important to former University of Wisconsin-Green Bay guard and Kimberly star Frankie Wurtz.
Even as she boarded a plane to Luxembourg on Monday, Wurtz was going to a place where she will be surrounded by both as she embarks on her first season as a professional basketball player with the Amicale Steinsel.
Her cousin, Trent Wurtz, lives in Luxembourg after his own pro career in Europe.
One of her best friends, former UWGB forward Jessica Lindstrom, is a couple hours away playing for a team in Belgium. She spent her first pro season in 2018-19 with the T71 Dudelange basketball club in Luxembourg.
Another former UWGB teammate, Madison Wolf, just signed her own pro contract with a squad in Germany that also is a short distance from Wurtz…”
GREEN BAY – Former University of Wisconsin-Green Bay star Jessica Lindstrom can rattle off names of basketball teammates who sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament during their careers. Frankie Wurtz. Kaili Lukan. Mehryn Kraker. Meghan Pingel. Anna Dier. Karly Murphy. Jolene Anderson.“There are just so many people,” Lindstrom said. “Which is very sad.”The 6-foot-1 forward added her name to the list in February, when she tore her left ACL playing for the Kangoeroes Basket Mechelen in Belgium.
As the Journal-Pilot continues to look back on former area athletes who contributed to the great history of Hancock County sports, Marcy Dixon, the former three-sport athlete with the Southeastern Lady Suns, comes into focus this week.
After high school, Dixon continued her college career at the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay. Her biggest adjustment was going from “… being the big fish in small pond to a small fish in a big pond.”
“Everyone on my team was an all-star on their team and in their state or regional; talent-wise everyone is bigger, faster, and stronger,” said Dixon of her college teammates. “Everybody is still out for the same goals. Everyone was on a full ride scholarship and everyone was there to respect and honor the privilege of earning that.”
“I would 100 percent make the same choices again,” she said definitively. “I fell in love with Green Bay and that is why I still live here today. Coach Kevin Borseth is an unbelievable human being and the friendships I made with teammates and the academic success achieved is completely a refelction of the program.”
For her lip sync battle video, Anna Dier had dozens of people involved for her rendition of “Lean on Me.” It was a tribute to all the frontline and essential workers helping during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more via Her basketball career over, UWGB’s Anna Dier still making an impression | Green Bay Press Gazette and UWGB Women’s Basketball Team Bringing People Closer Together | Spectrum News 1
DE PERE – After a successful career playing basketball at Notre Dame Academy, UW-Green Bay (UWGB) and overseas, Allie LeClaire is back home. The 2014 Notre Dame graduate recently accepted an assistant coaching position with the women’s program at St. Norbert College under head coach Amanda Leonhard-Perry, who is a former player and assistant at UWGB. After graduating from Notre Dame – where she is the Tritons’ all-time leading scorer with 1,536 points – LeClaire played at UWGB from 2014-18. Her 1,489 career points at the school rank seventh all-time.
St. Norbert women’s basketball announced that former Phoenix star Allie LeClaire (Notre Dame Academy) will be joining its program as an assistant coach She fills a vacancy left by former Phoenix Sam Terry who will be relocating. LeClaire will be working for Head Coach Amanda Leonard-Perry, another former Phoenix standout.
GREEN BAY – Cassie Schiltz has faced some tough competitors during her basketball career. None might be more difficult than the one the UW-Green Bay freshman guard and former Luxemburg-Casco star will go up against on Saturday. That’s when Schiltz hopes to pull off an upset against UWGB women’s coach Kevin Borseth in the Phoenix’s lip-sync competition. It all takes place on Twitter, with fans voting for the winners. Source: Lip-syncing and basketball? Former Luxemburg-Casco star Cassie Schiltz can do it all
Former UW-Green Bay women’s basketball player Allie LeClaire decided not to extend her contract with Young Angels Academy in Slovakia. For the past year, LeClaire has been playing basketball professionally with the Liffey Celtics in Ireland. While LeClaire had success on the court, averaging 19.4 points in her season with the Celtics, LeClaire decided it was time to come home to Green Bay. Looking to the future, LeClaire wishes to coach basketball, specifically for the Wisconsin Legends AAU program. Source: Former Notre Dame, UWGB star Allie LeClaire ready for next chapter | Green Bay Press Gazette