November 29th, 2016
ANNIE STRITZEL is a class of 2019 5’11” impressive shooting, scoring Wing from Chicago, IL . She now attends Nazareth Academy where her father ( Ed ) took the Head Girls Varsity Coach in May. Annie plays AAU with the Nike sponsored / EYBL circuit member Midwest Elite program. She created buzz during national summer events and is gaining consideration as one of the best at her position in her class.
As a Freshman at Trinity H.S., she averaged 13 Points per game – 4 Steals – 3 Rebounds – 2 Assists . Shot 59% from inside the Arc , 51% from behind the 3pt line, 72% from the FT line.
“Annie Stritzel is the type of player that every coach would love to have. Annie has a strong basketball IQ and shows her versatility on the court in every game. She is a big time scorer, has great court vision, and can easily attack the rim herself. Annie may be young, but you would never know based on her composure as a floor leader. The kid can SHOOT and create shots for others. She really is a fun player to watch.”
–Nicole Rivera (Nazareth Academy Varsity Assistant)
“We were very excited to have Annie join our program this year. She was everything I expected and more. She went toe to toe with kids on the NIKE 15U EYBL circuit that were a year older than her. Her feel for the game is special and she plays well beyond her years. She works very hard at her game and the sky is the limit for this kid. This kid is a winner period.
–Dave Yates (Midwest Elite 15U Coach)
#33 Annie Stritzel 2019 5’10” Guard Midwest Elite 15u EYBL (IL)
In a tough battle against the Carolina Flames, Annie was the firecracker that gave her team fight and energy. Driving to the basket and finishing with a layup or knocking down a pretty jump shot, Stritzel scored 7 straight points to give her team the momentum they needed and the lead. She is a tough kid and not afraid of a little contact, which got her to the free throw line where she has a high percentage.
Away from the court, Annie also commands respect. She is an easy Smiling, very Sincere, and Responsible young lady. She is refreshing with her level of Appreciation. Annie has a 4.5 GPA, taking Honors courses.
She is involved in the Road Runners Against Cancer program. The Youth Initiative program where they participate with different service projects such as “Feed my Starving Children “ and volunteering at Retirement Homes. She is also a student ambassador as school and a member of the Pep Club.
Hey guys!Sorry I haven’t blogged in a while, but I’m super excited to share with you my second blog. Much has happened since last time and I’m excited to tell you guys a little bit of what has gone on. Over these past months I went on three unofficial visits. I went to Northern Illinois, Villanova, and Colgate. It was an amazing experience to see such beautiful universities. I first attended Northern Illinois University at which I got to attend a practice, tour, and football game. I had a great time talking to the staff and players. I then took a long trip over to Villanova. I had heard about their midnight madness before, but being there was such a fun time. It was such a beautiful university and the atmosphere was amazing. It was great to see so many students get involved with the athletics. It was a great opportunity to connect with the coaches. Later, I went to visit Colgate University. The coaching staff was funny and welcoming. I got to take a tour, a practice, and a football game. The campus was huge and truly gorgeous. Academics is an extremely important factor in what schools I look at. I had amazing experiences at all of the schools I visited and I’m excited to continue building relationships with the coaches. Other than visits, my high school season has started.Due to transfer rules, I have not been cleared by the IHSA to play yet. I have had to sit out the first couple of games, which has been hard, but I am excited to hopefully get back soon. I have been trying to keep the energy up on the bench which, I believe, helps our team bring energy into the game. Although I’ve missed the first couple of games, I have been practicing with the team. It is tough not being able to play when my team needs me, but I am hoping to be back really soon.Over this Thanksgiving, I spent a lot of time with my family and friends. I am really thankful to God for my awesome family, my friends, and for the ability to play the game I love. During Thanksgiving break, I spent a lot of time working out and shooting. When my body was tired, I relaxed by hanging out with my friends and watching one of my favorite TV shows Greys Anatomy. To me, that is a pretty great break from school. However, I am also thankful for the ability to learn at school everyday. Finals are coming up and I am hoping to get straight As the second quarter. I am really enjoying my new school. I am completely comfortable with my friends, teachers, and classes. I’m looking forward to pushing myself on the basketball court, but also excelling in the classroom. It was great catching up with you guys.See you next time,Annie Stritzel
Good game on deck St Anthony CA led by Rice signee Tayler Bennett 5-9 G vs Trinity IL which has several D1’s like Annie Stritzel 5-11 G 2019.