VERMILLION, SD — South Dakota, chief women’s basketball coach Kayla Karius is pleased to announce the signing of National Letters of Intent by Avery Broughton, Olivia Kieffer and Addison Klosterbuer. The trio will sign up and be able to compete for South Dakota in fall 2023.
Information on each signer follows:
Avery Broughton | guard | 5-11 | Corsica, SD | Corsica Stickney HS
Broughton led Corsica-Stickney to the Class B semifinals and a final season record of 22-4 in her junior year. The three-time first-team All-Stater goes into her senior season with 1,909 career points and 1,014 career rebounds. The school record holder for points in a game, season and career and rebounds in a game, season and career is a four-time Great Plains Conference All-League honoree. Lorisa and Jason Broughton’s daughter is the student council president, senior high school president, president of the National Honor Society, and president of the FCCLA. Broughton played AAU basketball for South Dakota Attack.
“We are very excited to add Avery Broughton to our women’s basketball family,” said Karius. “She’s a coach kid who grew up in a competitive home and will bring that spirit to the Yotes over the next four years. Avery is a good size and a versatile winger, she can drive the 3 and shoot. We believe their fit will be well integrated into our system and we have no doubt that the Yotes will be lining up many shots for them over the next four years. Welcome to USD, Avery!”
Olivia Kieffer guard | 5-10 | Fast City, SD | Christian HS
Kieffer, a four-year mainstay on the Rapid City Christian varsity basketball team, heads into her senior season with 1,822 career points. She averaged more than 20 points per game during her four years at varsity while fighting for her father Joseph, while averaging 20.6 points, eight rebounds, three steals and three assists per game during her junior season. The three-time All-State basketball selection is also a two-time All-State honors winner in volleyball for her mother, Elizabeth. Olivia is a six-year-old collegiate performer on the volleyball court who has surpassed 2,200 career kills and 1,700 career digs. Kieffer played AAU basketball for South Dakota Attack.
“We are very excited to add Olivia Kieffer to our women’s basketball family,” said Karius. “With both of her parents coaching her in volleyball and basketball, she’s the quintessential coach kid who puts in a lot of work! We know she will bring the same work to Vermillion. Liv is a tough point guard who will bring a competitive and successful pedigree to our program. We look forward to our fans watching her grow over the next four years. Welcome to Coyote Country, Liv!”
Addison Klosterbuer guard | 5-11 | Little Rock, Iowa | Central Lyon HS
Klosterbuer, Central Lyon’s single-season and career record-holder for three-pointers, helped the Lions reach the Class 2A state championship game as a junior, where she led Class 2A and finished second nationally in three-pointers, the with 75 were scored. She averaged 14 points per game as the Lions maintained a 24-3 record. Klosterbuer was named to the All-Siouxland Conference first team and honored by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association on the All-District and All-State teams. She was named to the all-tournament team at the state tournament and was selected as the Iowa Basketball Coaches Association Class 2A Player of the Year. Klosterbuer is the daughter of Chad and Amanda and heads into her senior season with 167 career three-pointers. She played AAU basketball for All Iowa Attack and South Dakota Attack.
“We are very excited to welcome Addy Klosterbuer to our women’s basketball family,” said Karius. “They’re always looking for players who love basketball and their college, and Addy loves both. She has a great work ethic and bleeds coyote red. Addy is a confident goalkeeper who brings versatility to the floor and will be a great addition to our team. Welcome Addison to USD!”