Lou Lopez Senechal, who averaged 19.6 factors and shot 40 p.c on 3-tips past period as a senior at Fairfield, will use her ultimate year of eligibility to engage in at UConn, it was introduced Saturday.

Joe Frager retired as coach and was replaced by Carly Thibault-Dudonis, who realized Lopez Senechal experienced a visit prepared to UConn and prepared to try out to influence her to return for a fifth yr with the Stags.

But Lopez Senechal has believed all together that enjoying at a high important software would be an crucial proving ground for her qualified aspirations.

“I’m extremely grateful and quite humbled by a lot of schools achieving out,” Lopez Senechal reported last 7 days when speaking about her Fairfield vocation and foreseeable future solutions. “It’s some thing I wasn’t anticipating, even with the profession I had here. Obtaining to school, I didn’t have curiosity from those people colleges. It would make me extremely satisfied. It’s been a extremely intriguing method — not so new, but distinctive in some sort of way. I’m making an attempt to see what’s finest for me.”

Lopez Senechal was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and lifted in Grenoble, France. She expended a calendar year at a basketball academy in Ireland in advance of coming to the United States. With help from her American phase-father, she initiated most of the measures in her recruiting method, reaching out to schools. Frager stated Lopez Senechal flew beneath the radar of quite a few courses and that he most likely wouldn’t have been in a position to sign her if she had the publicity that will come with taking part in large school and AAU ball in The united states.

Lopez Senechal initially read from UConn assistant mentor Morgan Valley and a take a look at was scheduled from there.

“Having interest from one of the finest colleges in the place — maybe even the greatest school in the state — is great and I was really humbled by it,” she mentioned of remaining recruited by UConn. “The conversation has been excellent. I’m striving to see what’s ideal for me, but it certainly has been actually great with them and I’m really pleased that I’m capable to be in the dialogue with them.”


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