CHICAGO –Sidney Prasse, a talented shooter out of Benet Academy in Lisle, Ill., has recently signed a letter of intent to continue both her athletic and academic career at Saint Xavier University as a member of the nationally recognized Cougar women's basketball program. As a junior at Benet, Prasse led the Redwings to a 24-7 overall record, won the Naperville North Regional and lost to 2011 IHSA Class 4A state champion Bolingbrook in the Romeoville Sectional. She plays under Peter Paul at Benet Academy and also plays on the Naperville Illinois Rockets, a club team based out of Naperville, Ill.
Prasse garnered plenty of individual honors during her impressive junior season at Benet, including being named to the 2010-11 3A/4A IHSA All-State Team, the 2010-11 Daily Herald All-Area Team and the 2010 Naperville North and Benet Academy Holiday Tournament All-Tournament Team. She led the Redwings with 342 points, which translated into an average of 11.0 points per game, and was also the team's three-point shooting threat with 59 made attempts at a 38 percent clip. As a club player for the Rockets, Prasse was named an all-star at three different tournaments around the Midwest.
"This is a big addition for our program and we are very excited to have Sidney become a Cougar," said Bob Hallberg, athletics director and women's basketball coach at Saint Xavier University. "She is one of the best shooters in the area and will fit right into our team's style of play. Sidney has accomplished some impressive things at a great program like Benet Academy and our coaching staff is thrilled that she is bringing her talents to Saint Xavier University."
Prasse will play her senior season at Benet Academy starting later this fall. She will join the Cougars in the fall of 2012 with her freshman year coming during the 2012-13 season. She is the daughter of Mike and Mary Carole Prasse of Naperville.
"I really enjoyed everything that I saw when I visited Saint Xavier," said Prasse. "It is a great school and I am really looking forward to getting the opportunity to play for Coach Hallberg."