Spartans ink Hagedorn for 2019-20 season

Samantha Hagedorn signs her National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Southwestern Community College next year.

The Southwestern women's basketball team picked up a big addition for the 2019-20 season.

Southwestern Head Women's Basketball Coach Bryan Austin announced today the signing of Samantha Hagedorn.

Hagedorn, the daughter of Roger and Carol Hagedorn of Bancroft, graduated from North Union High School in May 2018.

At North Union, Hagedorn was a three-time first-team all-conference selection and a three-time first-team all-area selection. Hagedorn surpassed the 1,000-point mark for her career. As a senior in 2017-18, Hagedorn ranked second for North Union with 14.8 points per game, including 46 made 3-pointers. She also grabbed 100 rebounds, dished out 113 assists and collected 66 steals, as North Union advanced to the Class 2A state semifinal round. Additionally, Hagedorn received first-team all-academic honors all four years of high school.

Hagedorn played the 2018-19 season at Iowa Lakes Community College, where she started all 31 of the Lakers' contests. She ranked third on the team in scoring at 12.7 points per game, making 2.5 3-point attempts per game to lead the team. Hagedorn averaged 4.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.1 steals per game for the Lakers, while averaging 16 minutes per game.

"We are excited about Sam joining the Spartan family," Austin said. "She has very strong academics and will add the deep ball threat to our team."