BGSU women sign Blair, Meng, Riddle

Bowling Green State University women’s basketball coach Robyn Fralick has announced the signing of three student-athletes to National Letters of Intent.

Kennedy Blair (Dearborn, Michigan), Mary Meng (Grafton, Ohio) and Abbie Riddle (Baltimore, Ohio) will join the Falcon family for the 2023-24 academic year.

“We are thrilled about our 2023 recruiting class,” said Fralick. “We identified high-level student-athletes that will be a great fit on and off the court at BGSU. They fit into our culture of togetherness, they love to play and are hard workers.

Blair, a 5-foot-9 guard, is a senior at Divine Child High School. A three-year letterwinner to date, she was ranked the 16th-best player in the state of Michigan prior to last season.

In her junior campaign, she was named to the All-Michigan First Team by the Detroit News, MLive.com and the Associated Press, while earning all-state second-team honors from the Detroit Free Press.

Blair scored a total of 883 points last season, averaging 20 points, eight rebounds, four assists, four steals and two blocks per game while helping the Falcons to a second district title in three years.

A two-time All-Catholic League selection to date, Blair was named to the All-Metro West First Team last season.

“Kennedy is a lengthy point guard who has an incredible feel for the game,” said Fralick.

“She is very creative with the basketball in her hands and is a great playmaker and creator. She’s going to be a lot of fun to play with.”

Meng, a 6-4 post, is in her senior year at Midview High School. After attending Christian Community School as a freshman and sophomore, she transferred to Midview for her junior season and had 21 points, 26 rebounds and eight blocked shots in last season’s opening game.

She averaged 20.4 points and 15.9 rebounds for the Warriors as a sophomore, then had 16.8 ppg for coach Brittney McNamara and the Middies last season, en route to earning All-Ohio Second-Team honors.

She was also named to the all-district team. Meng holds Midview’s single-game and season rebounding records, and she is the first female in Lorain County in 10 years to have 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in her career.

“Mary is an exciting post player, and can change the game in so many ways,” said Fralick.

“With her size and mobility, she has a big impact on both the offensive and defensive end of the court. She is a very active and disruptive defender and a tough finisher in the paint.”

Riddle, a 5-10 guard, is a senior at Liberty Union High School. She scored a total of 702 points in 47 games over her first two years, before missing her junior season due to injury.

She earned All-Ohio honorable mention as a freshman, before earning all-state accolades by several outlets (first team by Dabbelt Report, third team by Associated Press) as a soph.

A two-time team MVP, Riddle averaged 18 points, four rebounds and three assists per game in helping her team to the district finals as a sophomore.

She has been named to the All-District Team twice, and was the District 11 Player of the Year in her sophomore campaign. Riddle also has earned All-Mid State League First Team accolades twice to date.

“Abbie is a very versatile player who can impact the game with or without the ball in her hands,” said Fralick.

“She plays with a high motor and is a great competitor on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball. She is easy to play with and tough to play against.”