June 11, 2012
Whitewater tries to focus on developing youth players, especially from the US, but because we are known worldwide, we continuously receive requests from athletes across the globe that would like to join us. This year, we are happy to announce that we will have two young and talented girls join us from overseas:
Laura Fuerst Laura is 21 years old and joins us from Germany. Just like our veteran Mareike Adermann, Laura competes for the German U25 and U22 junior national teams. She has only been playing for three years and cannot wait to join the Lady Warhawks to intensify her athletic involvement.
Laura has already begun to study physical engineering in Munich, Germany and will join us this fall for one year as study abroad. Laura is a young and talented athlete that is still new to wheelchair basketball. She is especially excited to learn from our internationally experienced coaching staff and athletes.
Laura also enjoys to hand cycle, ski and hang out with friends.
Yarden Hershko Yarden is 22 years old. She currently lives in Israel and plays for the Israeli senior national team. Yarden is also very new to wheelchair basketball because she was injured only a few years ago. She has contacted us because the training resources in Israel aren't giving her enough opportunities to get better. We are very happy we could offer her more and are able to help her develop in the future. Yarden will begin her studies at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater this fall. She is excited to be able to combine her studies, getting to know another culture and improving her language skills in the Warhawks' nest.
Both of them want to join our program to get to the next level and we cannot wait to work with them towards this goal. You can find their profiles by going to the women's roster.