Women's Basketball Announces 2019-20 Newcomers

Women's Basketball Announces 2019-20 Newcomers

ROME, Ga. — Berry College head women’s basketball coach, Thomas Johnson, announced today the newcomers to the 2019-20 Vikings women’s basketball team.

“We are really excited about this class,” Johnson said. “They’re not only good players but also good people. We added a couple transfers that we really think will add to our culture and team.”

Sydney Blankenship

(G, 5-6, Christiana, Tenn., Oakland)

A freshman out of Oakland High School, Blankenship joins the Vikings after a four-year varsity career.

The daughter of Greg & Beth Blankenship, Sydney plans to major in sports administration.


Liz Sierzant

(G, 5-8, Savannah, Ga., Islands)

Sierzant joins the Vikings out of Savannah’s Islands High School. Also competing in volleyball and soccer, she had a decorated career on the court earning All-State, All-Region and All-County honors. She was also her school’s first 1,000-point scorer on the girl’s basketball team.

The daughter of David and Brenda Sierzant, Liz plans to major in business.


Sara Stiers

(C, 6-1, Cumming, Ga., South Forsyth)

Stiers joins the Vikings as a freshman out of South Forsyth High School. A two-sport athlete also competing on the cross country team, she helped her team to three straight playoff appearances and was a nominee for the Forsyth County Service Award.

The daughter of David and Stephanie Stiers, Sara plans to major in biology.



Raven Washington

(G, 5-7, Huntsville, Ala., Hazel Green)

A transfer out of Webster University, Raven joins the Vikings after a strong prep career at Hazel Green High School. She claimed All-Region and All-Area, leading her team to a pair of state championship appearances.

The daughter of Rod and Donna Washington, Raven plans to major in animal science.


Madison Wilder

(G, 5-11, Rome, Ga., Pepperell)

A junior transfer previously competing for Elon University and the University of West Georgia, Wilder returns to her hometown after a strong prep career at Pepperell High School. She is the all-time scoring leader for the Dragons and claimed a regional title in 2013.

The daughter of Scott Wilder, Madison plans to major in finance.

2019-20 Berry Women's Basketball Newcomers