Presnell Signs Amundsen and Vice-Neat

Nov. 10, 2016

BOISE, Idaho  - Boise State's head women's basketball coach Gordy Presnell announced today the signing of Tess Amundsen (Fresno, Calif.) and Hailey Vice-Neat (Santa Rosa, Calif.) to National Letters of Intent. The prep standouts are the first to sign with the Broncos for the 2017-18 season.

"I am excited that both Tess and Hailey have decided to join our program," said Presnell. "They are both talented, long and athletic kids. We believe they have the capability to come in and contribute early in their careers. I can't wait to see what they will accomplish as Broncos."

Introducing Tess Amundsen
Amundsen is currently a senior at Clovis West High School in Clovis, Calif., where she will play her first season for coach Craig Campbell and the Golden Eagles after transferring from Clovis North. She sat out last year per district transfer rules. As a freshman and sophomore Amundsen played for Clovis North.

"We are excited about Tess joining our team," Presnell said. "She is extremely aggressive, she is a long wing that can shoot and has good ball skills. I think she will bring a lot to our program and make us a more competitive team."

She averaged 8.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.1 steals per game as a freshman, while shooting 40.5 percent from the floor. During her sophomore campaign Amundsen recorded a team-high 308 points while shooting 37.2 percent from the floor and averaged 12.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists. She is the daughter of a life-long basketball coach, her father Tim is currently the boys coach at Bullard High School in Fresno.

Introducing Hailey Vice-Neat
Vice-Neat, a 6-foot-3 post is currently a senior at Cardinal Newman High School in Santa Rosa, Calif., where she is a four-year starter for coach Monica Mertle's varsity team. Vice-Neat's honors were numerous as a junior including being named the North Bay League MVP, the Press Democrats' All-Empire Large Schools MVP, MaxPrep's Division IV All-State First Team, Cal-Hi Sports' Small-School All-State First Team, San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro Second Team, Prep2Prep All-North Coast Section Second Team. She is a three-time all-conference and all-region honoree with the last two years being first team. Vice-Neat was also ranked in the 2015-16 Junior Class Top 20 for the state of California.

"Hailey is a very long trail post at 6-3 that can shoot the three," said Presnell. "She led Cardinal Newman to a California state championship and that is no easy task. She is a winner and we are very excited to have someone join our team that is so multidimensional."

The 6-foot-3 post has averaged double-doubles the last two years. As a junior she averaged 16.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game. She helped the Cardinals to last year's California Division IV State Championship and a 31-5 overall record. Vice-Neat grabbed a crucial defensive rebound off a blocked shot with five seconds left that handed the title to the Cardinals 39-37. During the championship game Vice-Neat led the team with a double-double on 19 points ─ which put her over 1,000 career points ─ and grabbed 12 rebounds.

Boise State opens the regular season this Sunday at 2 p.m. against the Southern Oregon Raiders.

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