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Northern State University head coach Paula Krueger announced today the addition of three student-athletes for the 2019-20 season and her first Northern State signing class. Katie Entzi (Edgeley, N.D.), Kennedy Harris (Mandan, N.D.), and Laurie Rogers (Aberdeen, S.D.) signed national letters of intent and will join the Wolves next fall.


“We are excited to add this regional talent to our roster,” noted Krueger. “They are not only excellent basketball players, but amazing students as well.”


Katie Entzi •  Edgeley, N.D. •  Edgeley Public

Katie Entzi is a 6-foot, forward out of Edgeley Pubic Schools. She is a 5-year starter and team captain for the Rebels under head coach Rory Entzi. She has accumulated nearly 1600 points in five seasons, as well as 885 rebounds, 230 steals, and 182 assists. Entzi is a 4-time all-conference and all-district honoree. She was named second team all-state and to the state all-tournament tea. Entzi is also an all-conference and all-district selection in volleyball. She is the daughter of Rory and Melissa Entzi.


Krueger on Entzi:

“Katie is strong and brings great length and scoring ability to the forward spot. Katie shoots the ball well and has a solid mid-range game. Her size also gives her the ability to play inside.”


Kennedy Harris •  Mandan, N.D. •  Mandan HS

Kennedy Harris is a 5-foot-6, guard out of Mandan High School. She is a 4-year starter and team captain for the Braves under the direction of head coach Abby Thomas. Harris has averaged double figures the past three season, including a career high 15.4 points per game last season. She also averaged 4.3 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game a season ago. As a sophomore, she was named to the WDA All-Conference team, and went on to earn North Dakota All-State honors as a junior. Harris is also an all-conference softball and volleyball player for Mandan High School.  She is the daughter of Kari and Jason Harris.


Krueger on Harris:

“Kennedy brings great game savvy to our point guard position. She has the ability to see the court and deliver the ball. Couple that with her speed and ability to shoot the three and we have a very complete guard.”


Laurie Rogers •  Aberdeen, S.D. •  Warner HS

Laurie Rogers is a 6-foot-2, forward out of Warner High School. She is a 3-year starter and team captain for the Monarchs under the direction of head coach Stewart Bohle. Rogers has scored in double figures all three seasons on varsity, averaging a career high 18.9 points per game as a junior. She also averaged a double-double, notching 10.6 rebounds per game last season. Rogers is a 3-time all-conference selection, 3-time Aberdeen American News All-Area team member, and 2-time first team all-state recipient. She is also an all-conference volleyball player for the state runner-up Monarchs. She is the daughter of Dean Rogers.


Krueger on Rogers:

“Laurie is a gifted athlete who has been a powerhouse at the low block. She also has the ability to stretch the floor and use her speed and jumping ability from the forward spot.”