(NORTH CANTON, Ohio) – Walsh Women's Basketball Head Coach Kate Bruce has announced the signing of four players for the upcoming 2017-18 season. Kimmie Borck (Massillon, Ohio/Perry), Sam Jenkins (Gahanna, Ohio/Lincoln), Payton Pooler (Akron, Ohio/St. Vincent-St. Mary), and Mayci Sales (Massillon, Ohio/Tuslaw) have all inked their names to play for the Cavaliers this year.
"We are so excited about these four young ladies joining our Walsh Family," said Coach Bruce. "They will bring a great mix of athleticism and skill to our program. Not only are each of them very good basketball players, but all four are terrific young ladies who work hard in the classroom and on the court."
Borck is a 5-9 guard Honor Roll and National Honor Society student-athlete that starred for the Perry Panthers. She was an Honorable Mention All-Ohio and was named All-Federal League all four seasons, thrice on the Second Team and once as an Honorable Mention. She was also named to the District IV All-Star Team twice.
Jenkins is a 5-7 guard who was a four-year starter for Gahanna Lincoln and was an All-OCC Ohio Division selection all four years. She was named as an Honorable Mention her freshman season before she was named to the First Team her final three years. Jenkins was also an All-Ohio District Honorable Mention her junior and senior years. She went on to be a District 10 All-Star Team selection her senior season as well.
Pooler is a 5-10 guard that was a four-year letter winner for the Irish at St. Vincent-St. Mary. She was a member of the team that advanced to the state finals in 2014, and followed up with stellar years in 2016 and 2017 when she was named to the All-Tri County Second Team both seasons. Pooler was also named a Summit County Rotary and WTCBCA All-Star this past season as well.
Sales is a 6-1 guard/forward standout for the Mustangs at Tuslaw and etched her names into record books while there. She scored 1,443 points, pulled down 1,272 rebounds, blocked 255 shots, made 199 steals, and 180 assists per game in her career. She is first in Stark County history and ninth in the state of Ohio for career rebounds, and first in school history in points scored. During her time with Tuslaw, the two-time All-Ohio selection helped the Mustangs go 80-18 with a 48-6 conference mark in the PAC-7.