Madison’s Riley Montagner makes college choice

Riley Montagner

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.”

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The creator and publisher of OhioVarsity.com, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for IrishIllustrated.com, a member of the Scout.com network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. OhioVarsity.com was created in 2004 and was a member of the Rivals.com network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.