Kate Wood – Perryville (501 Basketball Team 2024)

After finishing with 19 wins last season, Kate Wood is striving for the next step in her junior season.

“We really want to make it to state because our school has not been in several years,” she said. “We will continue to play as a team and put in the work and effort needed and beyond. We want to send our seniors off on a win at state.”

Wood gives Perryville a skilled athlete at one of the guard spots.

“Kate can play any position,” said new Perryville Head Coach Wesley Kuhn. “She can finish at the rim or shoot from deep, which makes her tough to guard. Kate is very hard to stop. She has quick first steps and gets to the rim quickly. Kate is a very tough competitor. She puts a lot of time into the game of basketball and has so far benefited greatly. I am very excited to have the opportunity to coach this young lady and the rest of the Lady Mustangs.”

Wood also competes in cross country for Perryville. She helps coach a sixth-grade girls pee wee team with her mother. She has an offer to play basketball at Lyon College, and she wants to pursue a career in coaching.

“Kate does well in the classroom and keeps good grades,” Kuhn said. “I expect Kate to step up and be a vocal leader on the team this year. I expect her to grow tremendously on defense which will really help complete her game.”