Watford City's Mogen Named 2024 Girls Class A Basketball Senior Athlete Of The Year

Jessica Mogen, Watford City, has excelled as a varsity basketball player since 8th grade.which has earned her the designated 2024 North Dakota Powerade Senior Athlete of the Year.

Jessica is the youngest of five sisters who have played basketball for the Watford City Wolves.

Her sister, Amanda in 2014, Katie, 2016; Brooke, 2019; Emma in 2021 and Jessica in 2024. "This year will be the last year I will have a Mogen on the team since my six years as Watford City High School's head basketball coach," states Tom Dwyer. "He goes on to say, "Jessica is one of the better athletes I've coached. She is 5'9"and posts to 6'2" with her jump stretch. She is versatile on both offense and defense."But she is so much more talented than just her overall athleticism. She works very hard, strives for excellence in everything she does, and is a great teammate."

Her sophomore and junior year she was named to the WDA All Region 4 team. Jessica's career stats consist of :1576 points; 849 rebounds, 328 assists; 298 steals; 149 blocks which was accrued in 127 games.

She set the career record for most points and most rebounds in a single game in Watford City history last year against Williston when she scored 44 points and 20 rebounds.

This year, she set the record for most points in a single season with 576. She set the record for most steals in a single game with 13 steals. She tied the record for most assists in a single game with 11 assists. She also set the record for most career rebounds in Watford City history with 849 total rebounds. and set the record for most career blocks in Watford City's history with 149 total blocks. 

Jessica will be part of the Minot State University girls' basketball team next year as a freshman playing beside her sister, Emma, who is a senior.

"Her parents, Eric and Renae Mogen, understand sports which has kept these girls at the top of their game, states Dwyer.


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