UConn adds transfer Lou Lopez Senechal from Fairfield

Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Year Lou Lopez Senechal is moving from Fairfield to UConn, the Huskies announced Saturday.

The 6-foot-1 forward, who is due to earn a marketing degree from Fairfield this spring, will have one more year of eligibility.

Lopez Sénéchal, a Mexican native who grew up in Grenoble, France, averaged 16.1 points and 4.7 rebounds in four seasons at Fairfield, finishing with 1,598 career points and 470 rebounds. As a senior last season, Lopez Sénéchal averaged 19.6 points and 4.6 rebounds, leading the Stags to the MAAC title and their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2001.

“We are thrilled to have Lou join our program,” UConn coach Geno Auriemma said in a statement. “She comes to us with a lot of experience and she’s a smart, tough and hard-working player. Lou is a great scorer and we can’t wait for her to get to work in June.

UConn will fire eight players from a team that finished 30-6 last season and reached a 14th straight Final Four before losing in the national championship game against South Carolina.

The Huskies are also adding another top recruiting class with McDonald’s All-Americans Isuneh Brady and Ayanna Patterson expected to join the program. Brady is a 6-3 postman from San Diego and Patterson is a 6-2 winger from Fort Wayne, Indiana.


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