Foli signs letter of intent to play basketball at St. Mary’s

Monday, July 2, 2018
Former Union guard Kyndall Foli recently signed a letter of intent to play basketball for St. Mary’s of the Woods College near Terre Haute. From left are first row: her mother Crysti Walters Foli, Kyndall Foli, and her father Kyle Foli.
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Kyndall Foli will continue her bombing career at St. Mary’s of the Wood College.

Foli, a 2018 graduate of Union High School, signed on Wednesday a national letter of intent to play for the Pomeroys next fall. Foli played guard four years for the Lady Bulldogs and at one time held the school record for most three-pointers in a game: seven.

“It’s a great opportunity,” Foli said. “I’m super-blessed to have that opportunity.”

The opportunity to play for the Pomeroys (the team is named after SMWC alumna and instructor Mary Joseph Pomeroy, who advocated athletics and physical fitness) came as a surprise, Foli said. When she visited the college, she said she wrote on the forms that she was interested in playing basketball. When she registered for classes, Foli said, “... out of the blue the coach approached me.”

“I will be a shooting guard,” she said.

SMWC coach Bob Belf told the 5-foot-7 guard that he wanted her for her outside shooting ability, Foli said. She said he wants the Pomeroys to play a fast-paced game and they didn’t discuss defense that much.

“His philosophy is to score at least 120 points every game,” Foli said. “He likes to switch people in and out very quickly. It’s very fast-paced out there. He told me if I ever have the ball in my hands to shoot it.”

“We are quite pleased at this point of the summer to add Kyndall to our roster,” Belf said in a press release. “She is a diligent worker that has the ability to shoot the basketball. She will be a solid fit for the school as a student and will have an opportunity to contribute to our system.”

Foli once drilled seven three-pointers in a game during the 2016-17 season, the year she made the All-County team. Her teammate and classmate Autumn Everson broke that record last Jan. 8 when she made nine three-pointers against Palestine (IL). Foli said she doesn’t how many treys she made during her career at Union, or if she holds the school record.

“I don’t even know what the record would be,” she said.

The former Lady Dawg earned four letters playing basketball and was named team captain three times. She played in the annual Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association East vs. West All-Star game this spring.

She said she is currently undecided about her major, but “I’m just looking at the medical technology program right now.” Foli graduated as Union’s valedictorian with a 4.0 grade-point average. She was president of her class for four years and was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Beta Club, and 4-H.

However, she said she did like the college which is just outside West Terre Haute.

“I really enjoy that they’re nice and welcoming for me. That was a dealbreaker for me,” Foli said. “I like the intimacy the school has. They welcomed me with open arms and that was great.”

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