KCC women’s basketball signs Lauren Mengel of Marshall

Lauren Mengel of Marshall has signed a letter of intent to play women’s basketball at Kellogg Community College and will begin playing for the team during the fall 2012 season.

Mengel was a three-year varsity basketball player at Marshall High School, where she made the All-Conference 1st Team and All-Division Team her senior year and was an All-Conference Honorable Mention her junior year.

During her time at Marshall High School, Mengel broke the school record for most three-pointers in a single game with seven and the all-time record for both men and women for most three-pointers in a season with 54. Both records had stood for more than 20 years.

Kyle Klingaman, head women’s basketball coach at Kellogg Community College, said Mengel has an excellent basketball IQ and a great desire to improve her game.

“She is a hard worker both on and off the court and understands what we are trying to achieve this season,” Klingaman said. “Lauren is deadly from behind the three-point line and will wreak havoc for opposing defenses.”

Mengel said she’s excited to get back in the groove of things on the basketball court.

“My coaches have prepared me very well for this next stage in my basketball career,” she said. “The coaches at KCC are really great and will take my game to the next level.”

For more information about the women’s basketball program at Kellogg Community College, visit www.kellogg.edu/athletics/womensbball/index.html or call coach Klingaman at 269-965-3931 ext. 2524.

Pictured in the above photo are, in the front row, from left to right, Keith Mengel (father), Lauren Mengel and Sandra Mengel (mother); and in the back row, from left to right, Kellogg Community College’s head women’s basketball coach Kyle Klingaman and Marshall High School’s head women’s basketball coach Sal Konkle.