St. Joseph's Academy junior twins Maddie and Morgan Stock took the worry out of waiting by giving the University of Missouri Women's basketball program verbal commitments. Verbal commitments are not binding and they will be officially able to sign on the early date in mid-November. The decision was announced on the website Stltoday.
The Angels reached the Class 5 final four in Columbia this year and the twin 6-foot-1 guards return along with junior center Syndney Stipanovich, forming one of the most formidable teams in the Midwest next winter.
Maddie was a first team all Metro performer and first team all state. She was an overwhelming selection as the Ladue-Frontenac Female Athlete for the winter season. She averaged 17 points per game and connected on 243 three pointers, good for a sparkling 37 percent from beyond the arc.
Coach Julie Goessling calls the pair the best combination she's ever had at guard at St. Joe's. They let it be known they would only sign with a college or university that would offer a pair of scholarships. They were on the short list for Virginia Tech, Kentucky, Yale and Kansas. Morgan was a first team all conference performer in the MWAA White division averaging 10 points per game.
The duo will play for Robin Pingeton, getting her first players from the St. Louis area in several years. The Stocks are the first Angels to sign with Mizzou since Mary Brueggestrass (Donovan) played for the Lady Tigers in 1981. They are coached by Julie Matheny. The twins' father Tim is an assistant coach at St. Joe's and former standout at DeSmet.