Madison senior Riley Montagner on Thursday announced her intention to continue her education and basketball career at Notre Dame College.
Montagner visited the school in June and opted to shut down her recruitment after finding the right fit.
“I couldn’t be happier to find a new home to play basketball and continue my education,” she said. “It’s such a good feeling to have found a school that fits.”
There was a lot for Montagner to like about the South Euclid school.
“As I started visiting other schools, the thing that stood out was the class sizes and I loved the fact that the majority of the students are there for athletics,” she said. “I like its location; it’s not too far from home, and I like that it’s a smaller campus. I feel that I’ll have more of a personal experience rather than getting lost in the crowd at a bigger school.”
An honorable mention All-Ohioan in 2021 and second-team all-district selection, Montagner averaged 17.8 points per game as a junior.
Notre Dame College coaches Imani Gordon and Chanel Green recruited Montagner to play shooting guard.
“Coach Gordon and Coach Green are awesome,” Montagner said. “We text and talk when we can. I’m looking forward to meeting the rest of the team and going to watch them play this season. They recruited me for the shooting guard position. I’m willing to work hard and play any role that coach has for me. I just hope that when I get there I can contribute and help the team.”