Montana State University-Northern women’s
basketball coach Chris Mouat has announced the signing of Sierra
Richards to join the Skylight program this fall.
Richards is a 6’0” post player from Lower Columbia
Mouat said, “Sierra is a major addition for
us. She brings an
excellent back to the basket game and has great savvy around the
rim. She played
extremely well on her visit here and immediately fit in with our
players. She has a
great future as a Skylight.”
Richards is a 2013 graduate of Kelso High
School (WA), where she was a two-sport standout.
She was a first team all-league selection in basketball,
and named first team all-league and Player of the Year honors in
At Lower Columbia, Richards also
participates in both softball and basketball.
This season, she was a first team All-West Region pick as
well as an All-Academic selection.
She helped the Red Devils to a 25-9 overall record and
West Region title.
They placed 7th in the NWAACC Championships.
Richards was selected to play in the NWAACC All-Star
game, where she scored 10 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.
This season, she averaged 14.1 points and
8.4 rebounds per game.
She shot 60% from the field, and averaged nearly 4
offensive rebounds per game.
She had a season-high 28 points and four times recorded
14 rebounds in a game.
Mouat added, “Sierra had a great year at
LCCC. She has been
very well coached and brings a lot to the table that will help
our program. She can
score from a lot of places on the floor, and does an excellent
job on the offensive boards.
She is strong, runs the floor well, and plays much bigger
than she is.”
Sierra is the daughter of Larry and Julie
Richards. She plans
on majoring in education at MSU-Northern.