McColly Signs With Williston State
April 21, 2021
North Country Maverick standout Kaitlyn McColly signed a letter of intent on April 7 to play basketball with the Williston State Tetons. The 5'9" senior told the Courier that being offered "two completely free years" of school heavily influenced her decision on where to sign. But that was not the only reason for choosing Williston State.
"Bill Triplett, he's a really good coach there. I think he's going to really turn around the program," McColly said. She added the college has excellent facilities and that she is looking forward to attending Williston State for two years as she plans her future, both academically and athletically. She views becoming a Teton as a way to further improve her already impressive skills.
McColly was selected Al-Conference throughout her high school career. She was named to All-State during her junior and senior seasons, while also being selected to the All-Defensive team four times. In her final season with the Mavericks she averaged 13.3 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 1.7 assists while playing nearly every position during North Country's journey to a second-place finish at state.
Despite being an all-around multi-sport athlete, McColly will only being playing basketball at Williston. "Two-sport collegiate athletes have a lot of stress," she said. "I think one sport is good for me." At Hinsdale, McColly participated in North Country volleyball during the fall season and is currently representing the Raiders in track and field. She is also involved in FFA, 4-H, National Honor Society, Student Council, H Club, Academic Olympics and HOBY.
McColly has not fully settled on her academic course of study, but is leaning towards pursuing an associate in nursing while at Williston State.