MINERAL POINT — Sydney Staver, a senior-to-be at Mineral Point High School, has verbally committed to join the UW–Milwaukee women’s basketball team starting in the 2017–18 school year.
Staver, a 5’10” guard, helped lead Coach Mitch Wainwright’s Lady Pointers to the WIAA Division 4 state girls’ basketball championship title in March after scoring 20 points and tallying five assists and five rebounds in a 68–52 victory over Kenosha St. Joseph’s in the final. She also scored 16 points in Mineral Point’s 77–56 state semifinal win over Eau Claire Regis.
The Lady Pointers won the Southwest Wisconsin Activities League title last season with a 14–0 record and finished with a 26–2 overall mark. Staver averaged 11.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 3.0 steals per game her junior season and earned her third consecutive appearance on the All-SWAL first-team squad.
Staver announced her commitment to the UW–Milwaukee Panthers via Twitter, saying she was excited to play for the Panthers and live in Milwaukee. The Panthers went 19–13 under head coach Kyle Rechlicz in 2015–16.
Staver is the daughter of Tim and Kristin Staver of Mineral Point and the granddaughter of John and Elaine Staver of Cuba City.