BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The 2021-22 Bemidji State University women’s basketball roster will inlcude transfer guard Maddie Schires from Youngstown State University, as announced Tuesday by head coach Chelsea DeVille.
All student-athletes’ acceptances are contingent upon admission to BSU and compliance with NCAA rules, including certification by the NCAA Eligibility Center.
Maddie Schires, a 5-foot-8-inch guard from Wausau, Wis., played her first two intercollegiate seasons with Youngstown State from 2019-21. Schires was named the YSU Newcomer of the Year in 2019-20 after breaking the program school record for 3-pointers by a freshman. She played in 48 games with 32 starts throughout her career and scored double-digit points on 12 occasions. Schires attended Wausau West High School as a First-Team All-Wisconsin selection as a senior and honorable mention as a junior. She was a four-time All-Wisconsin Valley Conference selection, was a WBCA senior all-star and set Wausau West’s all-time scoring record with 1,744 points.
Schires was born Aug. 14, 2000 to David and Kathryn Schires. She was a member of the dean’s list and president’s list at Youngstown State. Schires plans to major in early childhood special education with a minor in communications at Bemidji State.
The addition of Schires brings the incoming 2021-22 class to five as she joins guard Erin Barrette, forward Ella Giorgi, guard Talia Pellegrini and guard Alayna Suprenand.
Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).