University of Montana Western women’s basketball head coach, Lindsay Woolley, has announced another addition to the program’s 2014 signing class. Coach Woolley has announced the addition of Arlee, Mont. senior Whitney Malatare to his UMW basketball program. UMW signee - Whitney Malatare
Malatare is a 5’ 7” guard from Arlee High School. During her senior season she averaged almost 17 points a game (16.9 ppg). Her play during her senior year garnered 2014 Lake County MVP, 2014 first team all-state, and All-Native Denver, Colo. in 2014. In addition to these accolades she earned all-state in 2013, first team all-conference three straight years, and has been a member of the Mission Valley All-Stars the past four years.
“I am excited to watch Whitney mature and continue to improve on her game,” said Coach Woolley. “She is a combo guard with a nose for scoring. She is a terrific young woman who will be a great addition to our program.”
In addition to her basketball honors she has earned first team all-conference honors following the 2011, 2012, 2013 seasons on the volleyball court. She has also shown her athleticism on the track as Whitney was recognized as an all-state athlete following the 2011, 2013, 2014 seasons and a top ten track Russ Pilcher 2014 Class C performer.
Whitney was an honor roll student in high school and plans to major in business administration while attending Montana Western. She is the daughter of John and Becky Malatare.