CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- It didn't take long for Sissonville freshman Madison Jones to make her presence felt at the high school level.
After excelling at Sissonville Middle School, the 15-year-old Jones made the transition in varsity soccer, finishing fourth in the area in goals with 28.
Jones made things look relatively easy on the soccer field.
The bad news for Sissonville girl's basketball opponents is that Jones is even better on the hardwood.
Sissonville Coach Rich Skeen will be looking to Jones to help lead the way for the youthful Indians when they kick off their season Dec. 4 at Mingo Central.
The Indians don't bring back a lot of experience from last year's team and will rely heavily on underclassmen, including seven freshmen.
"I see us being real small, and young," Skeen said. "We have four players back from last year's team that has been through it. They have been leaders and are helping the young girls out. The rest of them are all first timers in the program. I'm real happy with where we are."
The Sissonville freshman class may lack in experience at the high school level, but show promise for the next four seasons.
"We are very young but skilled," Skeen said. "They have played a lot of ball and were the Kanawha County middle school champions last year. They went undefeated at 19-0. That's great for a coaching staff coming in. It's a blessing to be able to coach them."
Jones, a point guard, already has been offered a Division I scholarship offer from Morehead State, and Skeen, who also serves as the boy's basketball coach and athletic director for the Indians, indicated plenty more will come her way.
"I've been coaching at the high school level since 1993 and that's the first time it has happened to me," said Skeen, of the attention Jones has already garnered from colleges as just a freshman.