Toledo Adds Elena De Alfredo to 2013-14 Roster
TOLEDO, OH - The Toledo women’s basketball program has added another late signee to its 2013-14 class - Elena De Alfredo from Madrid, Spain, Head Coach Tricia Cullop announced on Tuesday. De Alfredo’s addition brings the Rockets’ incoming recruiting class size to five, including Lindsay Baker (Warsaw, IN), Olivia Braun (Racine, WI), Janice Monakana (London, England) and Sophie Reecher (Byron, IL).
A 5-foot-7 guard, De Alfredo averaged 11.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game for the ASEFA Estudiantes Madrid Club Team in the 2012-13 Spanish Basketball Federation. She shot 43.3 percent (77-of-178) from the field, including 41.8 percent (33-of-79) from beyond the arc, and 82.1 percent (32-of-39) from the charity stripe in 28.9 minutes. De Alfredo led the squad in helpers, minutes played and free throw percentage, as well as ranking second in scoring.
De Alfredo also recently competed on the U-18 Spanish National Team that placed fifth at the 2012 European Championship in Bucharest, Romania. She contributed 12.3 points, 2.0 boards, 2.0 dimes and 1.0 thefts per contest. De Alfredo connected on 48.8 percent (41-of-84) from the floor and 66.0 percent (31-of-47) from the free throw line in 22.8 minutes in nine games.
De Alfredo and the other signees will look to soften the blow of losing last year’s ultra-successful five-member senior class - Kyle Baumgartner, Riley McCormick, Yolanda Richardson, Naama Shafir and Lecretia Smith - who helped the Rockets post a school-record 107 victories, winning a WNIT championship (2011), two MAC regular-season titles (2010-11, 2012-13) and four-consecutive division crowns (2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13), as well as advancing to the postseason each of the last four seasons.
2013-14 Toledo Women’s Basketball Recruiting Class
Name Yr. Pos. Ht. Hometown - High School
Lindsay Baker Fr. G 5-11 Warsaw, IN - Warsaw Community
Olivia Braun Fr. G/F 6-1 Racine, WI - St. Catherine’s
Elena De Alfredo Fr. G 5-7 Madrid, Spain - Ramiro de Maeztu
Janice Monakana Fr. F 6-0 London, England - Haringey
Sophie Reecher Fr. F 6-3 Byron, IL - Byron
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