BOISE, Idaho (11/17/06) Gordy Presnell, Boise State’s head women’s basketball coach, announced today the signing of Sierra Moeller to a national letter of intent to play for the Broncos in 2007-08. Moeller is a 6-1 senior forward at T.F. Riggs High School in Pierre, South Dakota. She is a talented athlete that can play numerous positions for Boise State ranging from the shooting guard to power forward.
“We are excited about Sierra joining our program,” commented Presnell. “She is a very good athlete. Sierra’s a long (tall) player at 6-1 who possesses the talent to be an impact player for our program in the future.”
Moeller has started two of her three seasons at T.F. Riggs High School on the varsity squad. She missed her junior season last year do to injury but would have started if healthy. As a sophomore, she led the team to a regional championship and a second place league finish going 17-9 overall. The team advanced to the state tournament but was eliminated in the early rounds. Moeller started all 26 games for the Lady Governors averaging 16 points, nine rebounds, four assists, four blocks, and four steals per game. She was named to the Eastern South Dakota all-conference team and was named player of the game eight times during the year, including the regional final and first round state tournament games. Her high school coach is Lisa Kannegeiter.
As an eighth grader and freshman, Moeller played for Sully Buttes High School varsity team in Onida, South Dakota. She started as a freshman and helped lead her team to conference and regional titles going 20-4 overall. The team advanced to state but fell in the early rounds. Moeller started in 23 of the 24 games she played as a freshman averaging 14 points, eight rebounds, two assists, three blocks, and three steals per game. In addition, she was named to the all-conference and all-state tournament teams that season.
This past summer Moeller played AAU ball for the Sagebrush Hoops Northwest club in Pasco, Washington. They played in seven tournaments during the summer including San Diego’s Midnight Summer Madness and Portland’s Oregon Trail tournaments, as well as, competitions in Chicago, Memphis, Washington, and Boston. She also played for the Minnesota Storm of Minneapolis from 2004-05.
As a youth she attended several camps. Moeller attended the 2001 University of Kansas summer camp where she was named camp MVP, made the all-star team, earned the coaches award, and was the 1-v-1 champion. Moeller also earned the Heart and Hustle award at the Duke University Elite camp and was the 1-v-1 champion at a University of Tennessee Elite camp.
She is also a letter winner in volleyball and track. She was a state finalist in the 300-meter and 100-meter hurdles as a sophomore. Academically, she is a two-time honor roll student and recipient of the Excellence in the Classroom award.
Other schools that showed interest in Moeller included Tennessee and Wisconsin.