Heading into the semester break, head coach Dave Adams and the Pronghorns women’s basketball program are thrilled to announce its second early signing for the 2017-18 season with the commitment of Stirling, AB product Amy Mazutinec.
Named the Deep South MVP, the 6’0” combo guard led Stirling High School to a 1A Provincial title the last two seasons and is just getting her grade 12 season started.
“It’s a fantastic announcement for Horns nation to share that Amy will be joining our program next season,” says Adams. “Amy is a blue chip local recruit who can score, rebound and defend, plus she's a second generation Pronghorn. Amy has been extremely well coached and can immediately address our needs in scoring, rebounding and ball management. She brings long-term stability and talent for continued growth in our program.”
In addition to the success she has had at Stirling, Mazutinec has made multiple appearances at Canada Basketball age-group national camps and been a starter for three years with the Alberta Provincial team.
At the U15 nationals in 2014, she averaged 12.3 points per game and the past two years at the U17 nationals she has averaged 10.4 and 9.7 points respectively.
Mazutinec has deep family ties to the Pronghorn family. Her brother is in his first season with the men’s basketball program and her sister Kylie was a member of the Pronghorns women’s team during the 2014-15 season. Her father was also a Pronghorn, playing for the men’s hockey team from 1985 to 1989.
Mazutinec was coached in Stirling by former Pronghorns standout and head coach Donna Branch.
In addition to Mazutinec, the Pronghorns recruiting class for next season now sits at two with the announcement of SAHSBL All-Star Jessica Zarowny earlier in November.