Omaha, Neb. — Creighton women’s basketball head coach Jim Flanery announced the signing of Mallory Brake, Jayme Horan, Morgan Maly, Molly Mogensen and Emma Ronsiek on Wednesday, Nov. 13th as each individual signed their National Letter of Intent (NLI) to become Bluejays in 2020-21.
“This is a tall, physical class that will help us continue to compete in the BIG EAST, their size and physicality with let us do things defensively,” said Flanery. “The length of this incoming class will make us a much better rebounding team.”
Brake comes to Creighton from Hastings, Minnesota. The 6-0 forward is currently a senior at Hastings High School and plays for the North Tartan AAU team. She averaged 20.2 ppg, 12.8 rpg, and 2.4 bpg during her junior season, while obtaining All-AAAA Section 3 Conference for the fourth straight years. Brake currently holds school records for assist, steals and block, while scoring over 1,000 points in her career.
“Mallory is a really good athlete. She is a post player that can run the floor, block shots and rebound,” said Flanery. “She has a high motor, good basketball intelligence and defensively can make a impact right away.”
A 5-10 guard from Omaha, Nebraska, Horan is a senior at Millard South High School and played for the Nebraska Attack AAU squad. She has scored over 1,000 point, while averaging 23.1 ppg., 7.9 rpg. and 2.5 spg. during her junior season. Jayme collected First Team All-State honors during her sophomore and junior seasons, while also being named to the All-Nebraska Team last season. Horan’s efforts led to being named the 2018-19 Nebraska Gatorade Player of the Year.
“Jayme is an efficient shooter that can score. A physical wing player, that defensively will contribute from the beginning,” said Flanery. “She makes dirty work plays, drawing charges and diving on the floor, but is also skilled wing player.”
Maly is a 6-1 guard from Crete, Nebraska and currently a senior at Crete High School and played for the Nebraska Lasers AAU team. She is a 1,000 point scorer as she averaged 20.1 ppg. on 61 percent shooting and collected 8.6 rpg, during her junior season. Morgan’s talent led to her being named a First Team All-State and All-Nebraska Team member during the 2018-19 season. Maly also collect a state championship is softball, while setting the school record for most home runs in a career.
“Morgan is really strong and has a chance to be a really special player,” said Flanery. “Offensively she is very gifted and skilled with a high level of physicality. I think that she has all the physical tools to be a really good scorer at the college level.”
Mogensen comes to Creighton from Farmington, Minnesota. The 5-7 guard is a senior at Farmington High School and played on the Minnesota Fury AAU squad. Molly averaged 13 ppg., 6.0 rpg., 5.0 apg. and 2.5 spg during her junior season, well also collecting All-AAAA Section 1 Conference honors for the third year. Mogensen also received All-State Honorable Mention honors twice during her career at Farmington.
“Molly is a competitor that is very strong and physical. She is a capable scorer that knows the game and will make the dirty plays diving on the floor,” said Flanery.
A 6-1 forward from Brandon, South Dakota, Ronsiek currently is a senior at O’Gorman High School and played for the South Dakota Attack AAU team. She earned All-State honors during her sophomore and junior season, while her talents led her to being the Midco Play of the Yea in 2018-19. Emma is a 1,000 point scorer and was a Gatorade Player of the Year nominee during her junior year. She also earned All-State recognition for volleyball during her sophomore and junior season, setting O’Gorman’s school record for kills with over 1,200.
“Emma is a very skilled five player that can shot it, put it on the floor and is good passer,” said Flanery. “She has a really good feel for the game as a post player. Offensively she is going to be ready to play right away. With her skill set and being a multi-sport athlete, I think she will fit in really well here.”
Flanery and the current Creighton squad continue the 2019-20 season on Saturday, Nov. 16th as the Bluejays battle Drake at 6:00 pm in Des Moines, Iowa.