Kohlhaas is latest Essex signing

Andrea Kohlhaas has become the latest signing for Essex Rebels.

Andrea graduated from Otto Hahn Gymnasium in Ludwigsburg, Germany, and was part of the team that finished second place in the German National Championships in 2013.

The 5’11” forward competed in Germany’s Damen Basketball-Bundesliga for Grüner Stern Keltern, where her team made the league finals and were promoted to the first division. They also reached the German Final Four and Andrea also played in the Elite Eight in the German National Youth League.

Andrea has since graduated from San Jose State University, playing in the NCAA Division 1, ranking 9th in the programme’s history for her three-point percentage.

“I’m very excited to join the Rebels this season and looking forward to a great opportunity,” said Andrea. “I’m eager to get to work with all the girls and continue to build this programme.”

Tom Sadler,Head Coach of the Essex Rebels, added, “We had been in talks with Andrea for some time so we’re happy that she has chosen to be a Rebel this season.

“Andrea is coming in to pursue her masters and is a personality that I think will have a big impact on the programme and will only strengthen it further.

“We think she’s someone who will bring a lot of energy to the team and is someone who is a competitor and wants to win and will be a great fit for the Rebels.”