Coyotes’ WBB Team Secures Another Transfer Player

VERMILLION, SD ( – USD women’s basketball coach Kayla Karius has announced that Sophie Haydon will transfer from George Washington to South Dakota. She will joins the Coyotes this season with three years of eligibility remaining.

“We are so excited to add Sophie to our team this season!” said Karius. “Her versatility paired with her 6-2 frame gives her the ability to score around the rim, while also being a capable perimeter shooter.

“In addition, she loves the Midwest and her enthusiasm for USD is unmatched. We look forward to her future here in Vermillion. Welcome to USD, Sophie and the Haydon family!”

A 6-foot-2 forward from Shorewood, Minnesota, Haydon was a five-year varsity letterwinner at Minnetonka High School. She averaged 9.3 points and 7.2 rebounds per game in her prep career, including a career-best 11.3 points per game as a junior. She was a three-time team captain, earned multiple all-conference awards and led the Skippers to consecutive section finals appearances. Haydon also competed on the Nike EYBL circuit with North Tartan.

Haydon plans to major in business at South Dakota.

Haydon joins fellow transfer Nicole Avila-Ambrosi (Omaha, Neb.) along with freshmen Joy Bergstrom (Mount Prospect, Ill.) and Walker Demers (Grafton, N.D.) as newcomers this season.