SU Women’s Basketball announces 2024-25 recruiting class

Shippensburg University head women’s basketball coach Kristy Trn has successfully recruited six new student-athletes for the upcoming season. The incoming class includes three recruits from Pennsylvania, two from Maryland and one from Canada. They aim to match the performance of last year’s freshmen, who combined to average 19.4 points and 8.9 rebounds per game.

The recruitment schedule consists of:

  1. Reese Holden – Holden, a guard from Glenelg, Maryland, earned four varsity letters at Glenelg High School and was a second-team All-Howard County player. She was also known for her academic excellence and softball skills.
  2. Abbie Johns – Johns, a native of Vandergrift, Pennsylvania, is a guard who earned four varsity letters at Kiski Area High School, where she scored 1,119 career points. She received numerous honors, including multiple All-Conference selections, and was an honor roll student.
  3. Jenna Kasmierski – Kasmierski, a forward from Ridgway, Pennsylvania, also earned four varsity letters and scored 1,150 career points. She was a multiple All-Star in her league and participated in several All-Star games.
  4. Rylee Kraft – Kraft, a native of Columbia, Pennsylvania, is a guard/forward who scored more than 1,000 career points and was a second All-State selection in 2023-2024. She led her team to multiple championships and was also an excellent student.
  5. Michelle Olak – Olak, a forward/guard from Montreal, Canada, won multiple league and state championships with Westtown School. She was also an accomplished track and field athlete and a high academic achiever.
  6. McKenzie Thomas – Thomas, a guard from Waldorf, Maryland, was the 2024 Southern Maryland Athletic Conference Player of the Year and has maintained high academic standards throughout her college career.

These recruits are expected to make significant contributions to the Shippensburg University women’s basketball program beginning this fall.