Harris Signs Six for 2019-20

Harris Signs Six for 2019-20

LAKELAND, Fla. - Florida Southern College women's basketball head coach Betsy Harris has signed six incoming freshmen who will join the Moccasins for the upcoming 2019-20 season. The incoming class includes two student-athletes from Florida, one from Connecticut, and a trio of foreign-born players. Florida Southern is coming off a 30-4 record last year, the most wins in program history, and has won both the Sunshine State Conference regular-season and tournament titles in each of the past two seasons.

"We feel these player's talents, work ethic and desire for success will help them contribute on the court their freshmen year," Harris said. "Our biggest thing as coaches, and for their teammates, is to make sure we stay positive when we push them to be better and, to be there to pick them up when they face that freshman wall."

Marianapolis Preparatory School | Exeter, N.H.

Bullen comes to the Mocs after helping lead Marianapolis Prep to a pair of NEPSAC championships and one runner-up finish. She also competed in track/field and dance for the Golden Knights, helping lead her squad to a NEPSAC title in track/field. Bullen was a NEPSAC all-star on the hardwood and named team MVP as a senior. In her final season with the Golden Knights, she knocked down better than 40.0 percent of her field-goal attempts as Marianapolis won the NEPSAC Class A title.

Coach Harris' take...
"Chyna has a nice skill set and is a hard-nosed player. She will be able to stretch the defense with her three-point shot and her size and strength will allow her to post up smaller players."

Fleming Island High School | Green Cove Springs, Fla.

Burke will join the Moccasins after averaging 16 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 3.4 steals per game as a senior as she earned all-county honors for the second-straight season. She helped lead Fleming Island to a district title and state tournament appearance in 2017. A three-sport standout for the Golden Eagles, Burke was also an all-county selection in flag football and track, earning all-county honors while helping her team to district titles in both sports. She comes from a long line of athletes as her father, David, was a member of Florida Southern's 1995 National Championship baseball team. Her grandfather, David Owens (Georgia Southern) and mother, Laurie (Valdosta State) played collegiate basketball, and her brother, Austin, pitched for Florida State College at Jacksonville the past two seasons.

Coach Harris' take...
"Aubrey brings a hunger and work ethic for success. With her height and sprint speed on the court, it will be an advantage for us to play her at both the guard and post spots. She can stretch the defense with her three-point shot and she can shoot over smaller guards."

MARTE MOE | 6-2| F/C
Wang High School | Oslo, Norway

Moe makes her way to Lakeland after winning four different national titles in Norway. She helped lead her squad to a pair of senior national titles and was a part of two U19 national championship squads. Moe also earned two U19 all-star selections and was MVP of her U19 team.

Coach Harris' take...
"Marte will give us height and size in the post and her international experience will help us on the court. She has shown she can shoot from the outside and she has a nice post-up game around the basket. Her size will help us on the defensive end as we play against several players who are 6-2 or taller."

Riverview High School | Sarasota, Fla.

Windsor, who comes from the same high school program as former Moccasin standout Gianna Vastola, averaged 10 points, five rebounds, four assists, and three steals per game as a senior at Riverview High School. She also played at the club level for Next Level Hoops, where she earned MVP honors at the US Amateur and Charlotte Showcase events and was named to the all-tournament team at the USSSA Southwest Florida Showcase.

Coach Harris' take...
"Morgan comes to us from former player Gianna Vastola's high school. Morgan is a workhorse on and off the floor. She can shoot the three-pointer, drive, handle the ball, and gives energy when she is on the floor. We love her passion for the game and her drive for success."

Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace | Kalisz, Poland

Twin forwards Kaja and Sara Wroblewska come to Florida Southern after winning a U22 national championship for Enea AZS Poznan in 2019. The duo also helped their U18 and U22 teams to fifth-place finishes nationally in 2018 and was part of a fourth-place U18 squad in 2017.

Coach Harris' take...
"Sara and Kaja will give us size in the post and they have international experience in several championship settings. They have a good skill set as they can shoot the outside shot, drive, and they have shown they can use their length and speed to guard a guard in the post position."