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Sweden's Sissay Signs with Lady Flames

May 30, 2018  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Melat Sissay

Melat Sissay

Liberty Women's Basketball Head Coach Carey Green announced that Melat Sissay, a 5-6 point guard from Sweden, has signed to attend Liberty University for the 2018-19 academic year.

Sissay joins previously announced post players Mya McMillian (F/C, 6-3, Marble Falls, Texas), Lizzie Moore (F/C, 6-2, San Jose, Calif.) and Amy West (F/C, 6-4, Palmerston North, New Zealand) as part of this year's signing class.

Melat Sissay (G, 5-6, Stockholm, Sweden)
Sissay comes to Liberty from a successful Solna Gymnasium program, which captured Swedish under-15 and under-16 championships during her time with the team. Sissay averaged 13 ppg as a junior, leading her team to the final eight of the Swedish Championship.

Sissay, who also played for the AIK Club, stated, "I feel excited and blessed to be a part of the Liberty Flames. I've been treated very well by the Liberty family, and I'm sure it is the right place for me to continue my basketball career. Knowing that Christianity is a central part of the school makes me feel even more blessed."

What They're Saying about Melat Sissay
"Melat has an amazing story, and it's an honor to become a major part of her life's journey. She embraces the challenges of the game with athleticism and the courage of a lion. We will welcome her athletic skill set at the combo guard position and believe that her training and international playing experiences will be a huge asset. Her attitude and work ethic will have a huge impact on our team as she faces all the uncertainties of a freshman in transition. We are excited to welcome Melat into our Liberty family."
Carey Green, Liberty Head Women's Basketball Coach

"I have had the pleasure of working with Melat for a few years. She has been tremendous both on the court and in the classroom. As a basketball player, she has very good handles, and she is one of the best shooters I ever coached. Melat has put in so much time to develop, and I am really happy for her move to Liberty University."
Anders Hard, Solna Gymnasium Head Girls' Basketball Coach