Emily Engstler

  • Height: 6' 2"

  • Position: Power Forward/Small Forward (4/3)

  • Nationality: American

  • College: Syracuse/Louisville



Emily Engstler STATS

2023: Minnesota Lynx (WNBA) – 1.8 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 1.5 apg

2022: Indiana Fever (WNBA) – 5.2 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 0.6 apg

2021-2022: Louisville (NCAA- D1 – Starting 5) – 11.9 ppg, 9.4 apg, 2.3 rpg

Scouting Report

Emily Engstler is a long athlete that can play both forward positions. She can stretch the floor with her ability to shoot and she can create off the dribble with ease.  She is a really long defender that gets her hands on a lot of balls.  Defensively, she can guard positions 2-5.



Senior Year (2021-2022):

  • Selected by the Indiana Fever with the fourth overall pick of the 2022 WNBA Draft, becoming the third highest draftee in program history behind only Angel McCoughtry (2009, 1st pick) and Asia Durr (2019, 2nd pick)
  • Named NCAA Wichita Regional All-Tournament Team
  • Named Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention
  • Named All-ACC First Team and ACC All-Defensive Team
  • Named a Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Semifinalist, Midseason Team for 2022 Naismith Player of the Year and midseason Cheryl Miller Award Watch List
  • Listed at No. 16 in ESPN’s Top 25 Players in the NCAA Tournament
  • Listed at No. 25 in ESPN’s Top 25 Players, version 2.0. ESPN’s Michell Voepel had this to say about Engstler, “She is the perfect cog for the Cardinals, fitting in so well to their gritty style of play that you would almost think she spent her whole career there. Able to play all over the court and have an impact on all aspects of game.”
  • In ACC play, led league with 2.5 steals per game, ranked third with 9.4 rebounds, 6.4 defensive rebounds, fourth with 2.9 offensive rebounds, fifth with 1.9 blocks and 15th with 12.8 points per game.
  • Scored a team-high 18 points while grabbing a team-high nine rebounds in the Final Four of the NCAA tournament vs. South Carolina on 4/1
  • Filled the stat sheet with five points, a season-high 16 rebounds, a team high four assists, six steals and one block in the Elite 8 win of the NCAA tournament vs. Michigan on 3/28
  • Recorded her second straight double-double, and 12th this season with 20 points, 3-3 from deep,  and 10 rebounds, while adding three blocks in the Sweet 16 win of the NCAA tournament vs. Tennessee on 3/26.
  • Recorded her 11th double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds, while adding five steals in the second round win of the NCAA tournament vs. Gonzaga
  • Led the team with seven rebounds and seven steals while also scoring 17 points in the opening round win of the NCAA tournament vs. UAlbany
  • Recorded her third straight double-double and 10th of the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds at Notre Dame
  • Recorded ninth double-double of the season with 17 points and a season-high tying 15 rebounds at Pitt
  • Recorded her eighth double-double of the season, scoring 19 points, on 7-12 shooting, and grabbing a season-high 15 rebounds while adding a team-high two assists, one block and three steals in the win over Virginia Tech on 2/20
  • Stuffed the stat sheet, leading team withh 12 rebounds and five assists, adding nine points, two blocks and five steals in the win over Notre Dame on 2/13
  • Turned in her seventh double-double of the season, scoring 11 points and grabbing 10 rebounds while tieing a career-high six assists, adding four blocks and three steals in 23 minutes in the win at Syracuse on 2/6
  • Led the team with eight rebounds, adding 10 points on 5-7 shooting with two assists, one block and one steal in the win at Clemson on 2/3
  • Tallied a season-high five assists and led the team with nine rebounds at Miami on 2/1
  • Recorded her sixth double-double of the season with a team high 19 points and 12 rebounds, including 7 offensive rebounds, adding 2 assists, 1 steal, and a career high 5 blocks in the win over FSU on 1/27, her five blocks marked first time a UofL player has had five blocks since Kylee Shook did it on Feb. 23, 2020 at Pitt
  • Led the team with eight rebounds, adding 15 points on 5-8 from the field, including 2-2 from deep, three assists, one block and two steals in the win against Wake Forest 1/23/22
  • Recorded her fifth double-double of the season notching 15 points and a team-high 11 rebounds with two assists and two steals in the loss at NC State 1/20/22
  • Racked up a team-high seven rebounds, six assists and three blocks while scoring four points with one assist in the win at Boston College on 1/16/22
  • Led the team with 8 rebounds and 5 assists, putting up 15 points in the win over Syracuse on 1/13/22
  • Stuffed the stat sheet with a team-high 12 points and 10 rebounds, adding two assists, two blocks and a career-high seven steals in the win over Pitt on 1/6, her seven steals marked first time a UofL player has had seven steals in a game since Bria Smith did it twice during the 2014-15 season
  • Scored a team-high 14 points on 6-12 from the field, 2-3 from deep, adding four rebounds, one assist and two steals in the win over Georgia Tech on 1/2
  • Led the team with 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists while shooting 5-7 from the field, including 1-1 from three in the win over Boston College on 12/30
  • Tallied nine points and six rebounds vs. UConn on 12/19
  • Recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds, in addition to tying a career-high six steals vs. EKU on 12/16
  • Recorded nine points, eight rebounds and two blocks in win vs. Belmont.
  • Led the team with 18 points and 14 rebounds for her second double-double of the season in the win over No. 9 Michigan. She also added five steals, two blocks and two assists
  • Tallied ten points and led the team with eight rebounds in win at Colorado State
  • Eight points and eight rebounds, while adding three blocks, in just 18 minutes at Washington
  • Team-high 20 points on 7-9 shooting, perfect 4-4 from deep vs. UT Martin, her four 3-pointers tied her career high
  • Recorded first career double-double in Louisville uniform with 12 points and 14 rebounds vs. Bellarmine, had 12 points and 10 rebounds at halftime to become first UofL player with double-double in first half since Myisha Hines-Allen did it twice in 2016-17
  • Named to Cheryl Miller Award Watch List

USA Basketball (2021):

  • Along with Hailey Van Lith, played with the USA 3x3 women's team at the FIBA 3x3 U23 Nations League in Voiron, France, finished with 5-3 record with all losses coming to host France

Syracuse - Junior Year (2020-2021):

  • Came off the bench as a junior and was named ACC Co-Sixth Player of the Year
  • Nearly averaged a double-double with 10.5 points and 9.1 rebounds per game
  • She had 12 double-digit scoring games and seven double-doubles.
  • Recorded double-double in Syracuse's ACC Tournament semifinal loss to Louisville, finishing with a season-high 21 points, while adding 10 rebounds
  • Had 77 made 3-pointers and 120 blocks in her three seasons at Syracuse.

Syracuse - Sophomore Year (2019-2020):

  • Started in all 31 games, averaged 29.3 minutes, 9 points, 9 rebounds and 2.8 rebounds per game
  • Led the team in rebounds with 286 on the season
  • Led the team with 50 blocks
  • Had nine double-doubles
  • Scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds against Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Grabbed 10 rebounds and scored 14 points against Albany
  • Grabbed 15 rebounds and scored 14 points and tied her career-high in assists (6) against Houston
  • Had 16 rebounds and 12 points against Green Bay
  • Had a career-high five blocks, tied her career-high with six assists, and scored 10 points and grabbed 14 rebounds at Michigan
  • Grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds and scored 13 points against Michigan State
  • Scored a career-high 22 points and grabbed 15 rebounds against Notre Dame
  • Tied her career-high with four steals, scored 10 points and grabbed 11 rebounds at Virginia
  • Tied her career-high in assists (6) against Louisville
  • Scored 16 points and grabbed 15 rebounds against North Carolina.

Syracuse - Freshman Year (2018-19):

  • Recorded double-digit points in five games
  • Scored a career-high 17 points versus Pitt (2/21)
  • Averaged 4.9 points per game and 4.5 rebounds per game
  • Tallied a personal best 11 rebounds versus Princeton in the Cancun Challenge (11/23)
  • Recorded a career-high four assists, four steals, and four blocks versus Niagara (12/17)
  • Totaled 25 steals with a career high four versus Kansas State (11/22)
  • Ranked second on the team in blocks (35)
  • Named to the ACC Preseason Newcomer List

High School:

  • A five-star recruit, ranked the No. 9 player in the Class of 2018 by espnW HoopGurlz
  • 2018 New York State Gatorade Player of the Year
  • McDonald’s All-American
  • Named the No. 2 wing in her class by espnW HoopGurlz
  • Averaged 19.4 points, 15.4 rebounds and six blocks per game as a junior
  • Scored 900 points in her two years at St. Francis Prep
  • Named team MVP her junior and senior year
  • 2017 All-New York City Girls Basketball Second Team selection
  • Team MVP as a junior and senior


  • Born May 2000 in New York City
  • Daughter of Marilyn and William Engstler
  • One brother and one sister
  • Majored in communications and rhetorical studies in the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse