West Point-Beemer Girls Basketball Standout Sierra Kile is headed to Midland next season. Kile helped lead the Cadets to State for the first time since the merger, and says making it down to Lincoln was an awesome experience for everyone involved.
“Yeah it was a really big deal making it down to state for the first time in 42 years I think. So that was super cool just to be able to experience that with not only our team, but just the surrounding community.”
Kile along with Sidney Swanson were the team’s leading scorers this past season, averaging 14 points a game.
Kile says the Cadets were Sub-State and Conference Champs, and set several team records.
She also played Volleyball for West Point-Beemer.
Kile says Cadet Head Coach Taylor Shepard’s connection to Midland helped her out a lot in the recruiting process.
“Well actually before we moved here I was interested in Midland, but didn’t know a whole lot about it. But then once we got here I learned that she played there and she had really good connections there. It just kind of makes the whole process a little bit more laid back and helps me relax knowing that like she had a great experience there, and her sisters, who also attend there now, and then another one will be going there next year too. It’s just really nice knowing I have those kind of connections.”
Kile says she also had offers from schools like Doane and Nebraska Wesleyan, two of her other top choices.
She says the closeness factor and the Midland basketball program itself factored into her decision to go to Midland.
Kile plans to major in Athletic Training as she wants to be a Physical Therapist.
She is the daughter of Jahn and Shelly Kile.