Women's Hoops Signs Mia Satie to NLI
The Waves will be heading into their first season under the direction of Head Coach DeLisha Milton-Jones next year.
MALIBU, Calif. – Newly appointed Pepperdine Women’s Basketball Head Coach DeLisha Milton-Jones announced the first NLI signing of her tenure with the addition of Australian guard Mia Satie to the Pepperdine recruiting class.
Satie is a 5-10 combo guard from Perth, Australia who will join the Waves next season. Pepperdine also signed two other players during the November signing period, with Satie joining fellow Australian Monique Andriuolo and Oregon native Rose Pflug in this year’s recruiting class.
Mia Satie – 5-10 – Guard – Perth, Australia – Iona Presentation College
Satie is a very versatile guard who can play either the point or shooting guard positions for the Waves and competed in volleyball, swimming and softball as well during her prep career. Satie was named captain of the Western Australian State team in 2013, 2014 and 2016, and earned All-Tournament second team honors at the 2016 U18 Australian National Junior Championships after averaging 14.0 points, 8.6 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game. She was selected as a member of the 23-player 2015-16 Australian U17 Sapphires squad (National Team) and in 2015 was named the Western Australian Junior MVP. Satie played her club ball for the Perry Lake Hawks, earning All-Star honors in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Coach Milton-Jones on Satie: “Mia is a very tough guard who has a savviness about her game that makes everyone else around her better. Her Aussie background instantly gives her credibility in the categories of toughness, high IQ and durability. She also has a knack for scoring the ball through penetrating strong and hard to the rim. She will be a great addition to the winning culture we are working to fortify here at Pepperdine and I am incredibly excited to have her join our program.”
Satie on why she chose Pepperdine: “I chose Pepperdine for a number of reasons, but mainly because it was unlike any other college that I visited. It was very clear to me from the moment I stepped on campus that it was where I would pursue my college dream. I cannot wait to learn from an actual basketball legend, Coach DeLisha Milton-Jones, and get a great education at Pepperdine. Being an Australian I am also a beach girl, so the fact that the college has a great ocean-side location was a nice bonus. It also is the closest college to my home in Western Australia, that is if you can call two flights and 22 hours close.”