The Falcons will add Siefker, a 6-2 center, along with Rachel Konieczki, a 5-3 point guard from Rockford, Ill., and Kennedy Kirkpatrick, a 5-10 guard from Lawrence, Kan.
NCAA regulations prohibit BG coach Jennifer Roos from commenting on prospective players until they have signed a national letter of intent with the school.
Siefker was named All-Ohio second team in Division IV as a junior last season after leading Ottoville to the regional finals, where it lost to eventual state champion Arlington. She averaged 14.0 points and 10.5 rebounds per game and was named Putnam County League player of the year.
She shot 58 percent from the field and 75 percent from the foul line and made 10 3-pointers a year ago.
“Abby is a strong player who is going to be a good post player for Bowling Green,” said Big Green coach Dave Kleman. “She could be a ‘3’ or a ‘4’ because she can step outside and shoot.
“She does a really nice job of squaring up to the basket and taking opponents off the dribble. She’s good going to her left and her right, and she has a very strong jumper from 15 feet.”
Siefker said she feels her skills will translate well with the Falcons’ style of play.
“I like to getup and down the floor,” she said. “Our style of play in high school has been very similar; there’s a lot of pick-and-roll, inside-outside game. I hope my success here will translate to college.”
Kleman said Siefker is well-suited for that style of play.
“She has a guard’s speed,” Kleman said of Siefker. “In conditioning I have her run with the guards, and in track she has been a very good distance runner. Plus, she is excellent at throwing outlet passes and getting the fast break started.”
Siefker has run on the track team at Ottoville. As a sophomore she was part of a 3,200-relay team that finished fourth in Division IV, and her best time in the 800 meters is a solid 2:31.45 she ran at the regional that season.
Siefker said she was committed to Bowling Green before coach Curt Miller left for Indiana, but was excited when then-assistant Roos was named to replace him.
“Bowling Green always has been one of the players I liked,” Siefker said. “I like the class of the players, and I like the way the coaches interact with the players. I feel so comfortable with BG.
“When coach Miller left for IU I was really nervous because Bowling Green was my favorite. When coach Roos got the job it was a relief. After talking to her, I knew I wanted to be there.”