Raquel Castellanos enters her second season with the Lions...has shown a great deal of heart and commitment to the program... improved over the offseason... steady player... has a strong desire to make the team better... practices in game speed.
played in two games during her freshman campaign ... registered two minutes of action in LMU's 64-46 win over San Francisco (2/26/04) ... picked up a defensive rebound and a block during the game... also played one minute during LMU's 82-66 win over UC Riverside (12/5/03).
Castellanos is a 2003 graduate of Carondelet High School in Concord, CA...a three-year letterwinner in basketball...a two-time All-East Bay/Contra Costa County pick...also a two-time All-Bay Valley Athletic League first-team selection...was an all-state pick as a senior while also captaining her senior squad...played the post and power forward positions...graduated with honors...prep basketball coach was Margaret Gartner.
Raquel Maria Castellanos was born on Aug. 31, 1985 in Redwood City, CA...the daughter of Rudy and Sonia Castellanos...has one brother, Tony...both parents attended San Diego State University...father Rudy is a fire fighter in San Francisco...considered Sonoma State and Cal Poly Pomona before deciding on attending LMU...aspires to be a corporate lawyer...a political science major.
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