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Eagles announce early signings

EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) -

The University of Southern Indiana women's basketball team announced that five players have signed national letters of intent to compete for Head Coach Rick Stein's Screaming Eagles in 2015-16. 

That list includes 5-foot-11 freshman guard Alex Davidson (Salem, Indiana); 6-foot-3 freshman center Kacy Eschweiler (St. Charles, Missouri); 5-foot-10 freshman forward Janie McCloughan (Geneva, Illinois); 6-foot-1 freshman forward/center Mikayla Rowan (Brazil, Indiana); and 5-foot-11 junior forward Hannah Wascher (Fisher, Illinois).

Davidson is currently a senior at Salem High School, where she has earned varsity letters in basketball and softball.

An All-Conference honoree, Davidson earned All-State honors as a junior in both basketball and softball. She was named the most valuable player of the Basketball Holiday Tournament after recording 35 points and 18 rebounds in a contest.

Eschweiler comes to the Eagles from St. Charles West High School where she competes in basketball and volleyball.

A first-team All-State honoree in basketball and a second-team All-State performer in volleyball, Eschweiler is SCWHS's all-time leading scorer heading into her senior season. She averaged 23.2 points, 11.6 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks per game as a junior in 2013-14.

McCloughan, a teammate of current USI freshman guard Morgan Seberber (Geneva, Illinois) at Geneva High School, earned honorable mention All-State honors as a junior after averaging 11.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per contest.

In 2013-14, McCloughlan, who also competes in volleyball and track, shot 54 percent from the field and earned All-Area and All-Conference accolades.

Rowen is currently a senior at Northview High School in Brazil, Indiana, where she has earned letters in basketball, track & field, and volleyball.

A two-time IBCA Subway Underclass All-State honorable mention honoree, Rowen averaged 15.9 points and 10.4 rebounds per outing during her junior year in 2013-14. She also earned All-Conference honors as a sophomore and junior and was NHS's most valuable player both years.

Wascher is a sophomore at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois, where she is averaging 19.2 points and 9.8 rebounds through the first nine games of the 2014-15 season. She averaged 15.1 points and 8.9 rebounds as a freshman, leading the Cobras to a 27-10 overall record and a 9-1 mark in Mid-West Athletic Conference.

An All-Region 24 honoree as a freshman, Wascher graduated from Rantoul Township High School in Rantoul, Illinois, where she earned varsity letters in basketball and volleyball.

“We are excited to have these five young women join our family here at USI,” Stein said. “We have many needs to attend to in graduating seven seniors, but our coaches worked hard to add inside play as well as a point guard in the early signing period.”

USI (6-1) returns to action December 9 at 6 p.m. when it hosts Salem International University at the Physical Activities Center.

Provided by USI Sports Information Department

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