HARROGATE, TN - Samantha Satterlee has signed on to join the Lady Railsplitters for the 2013-14 season, Lincoln Memorial University head women's basketball coach Roger Hodge announced on Monday. With the addition of Satterlee, the Lady Railsplitters have bolstered their roster with six total newcomers for next season, as Katrina Ottesen, Josey Harding, Sydnie Anderson, Shermika Harris and Lakeisha Beasley will also be making their way to Harrogate in the fall.
Samantha Satterlee (Junction City, KS) comes to the Lady Railsplitters after a two-year stay at Butler Community College, a junior college located in El Dorado, Kansas. This past season, the 5'10" forward played a pivotal role in the Grizzlies' stellar season that included a 26-7 mark and a trip to the Region VI semifinals. Satterlee averaged 9.2 points per game while raking in 4.5 rebounds per game and shooting at a 34% clip from long range. She topped double-figure scoring in the final six games of the season and tallied a season-high 22 points prior to that in the Grizzlies' win over Colby.
"I am impressed with Samantha in a variety of ways," commented Roger Hodge, head coach of the Lady Railsplitters. "She carries a 3.7 grade point average and her classroom intellect carries over to the basketball floor. Samantha is a very smart player. Her ability to play physical on the interior and to be a lights out shooter from beyond the arc give her a unique combination of skills that fit our system nicely. Adding Samantha Satterlee to this class helps us continue to address our needs for a shooter with range and a physical presence on the inside. The 'Splitter Nation is going to love how she plays and I expect her to have an outstanding two years at LMU."
While at Lincoln Memorial, Satterlee plans to complete her requirements for a degree in Criminal Justice.
"Sam is a great young lady and an exceptional student," stated Butler Community College head coach Mike Helmer. "She has done great things at Butler and really helped take our program to another level. She will be greatly missed by our program, but we are excited about the opportunity she will have with Lincoln Memorial."