Adrianne Slaughter enters her fourth season at Loyola Marymount…was named the WCC Defender of the Year last season…is one of the most physically improved players on the squad…has gained strength which will help her be more aggressive in the key…is a die-hard competitor…her intensity on the court has become contagious…exudes pride in herself and her teammates…has a very nice touch around the basket and has great hands…moves extremely well for her size…an extremely hard worker…has an incredible ability to apply instruction that makes her a coaches dream…will again start for the Lions at center.
At LMU - 2002-03
Played and started in all 29 games for the Lions…scored in double figures in 15 games, including a career-high 25 points at Gonzaga (2/6/03)…led the team with eight double-doubles… pulled down a career-high 17 rebounds against UC Irvine…finished the year as the WCC’s leading shot blocker…picked up a season-high six blocks twice on the year; first against UC Irvine and again while facing San Francisco (2/1/03)…was named to the Ala Moana all-tournament team in Honolulu, HI.
Played and started in all 28 games…finished the year ranked No. 24 in the nation averaging 2.2 blocks per game…was named to the LMU Furama Thanksgiving Classic and Holiday Inn Express All-Tournament teams…earned WCC Player of the Week honors (12/3/01)…scored a season-high 23 points against Pepperdine (1/30/02)…also collected 12 rebounds that game recording one of her three doubles of the year…double-doubles also came against New Mexico (1/2/02) 11 points, 13 rebounds and Santa Clara (2/21/02) 16 points, 11 rebounds…tied her personal-best of 16 rebounds against San Diego (1/25/02)…set a new career record with the seven blocks she put up against San Francisco (1/11/02)…led the the Lions and the conference with 61 blocked shots on the season…ranked fifth in the WCC averaging 6.9 rebounds per game…ended the season averaging 10.5 points per game, third among Lions.
Started in all 31 games for the Lions…had an incredible rookie campaign setting freshman records and jumping into the career record books…was a perfect 7-for-7 from the floor against Fresno State (12/5/00) setting a new LMU record for single-game scoring percentage with the most attempts…ended the year with a .536 field goal percentage, fourth among Lions and in the conference…set a new rookie rebounding record with 212 boards…that total also places her ninth on the single-season chart and was 10th best in the WCC…led team with seven double-doubles on the year…the biggest came in a 64-58 win over No. 25 Utah…she scored 15 points and pulled down a season-high 16 rebounds against the Utes…matched the 16 rebounds later in the year against Gonzaga (2/3/01) …recorded a season-best 20 points twice on the year…first against Northern Arizona (12/28/00) and then against Gonzaga (2/3/01)…recorded a team-leading 50 blocks on the year…her 1.58 blocks per game average was second best in the conference and tied for 60th in the nation…finished second in the WCC in offensive rebounds with 103…hit a season-high seven free-throws against Pepperdine (1/20/01)…drained a career-best 10 field goals against Gonzaga (2/3/01).
A 2000 graduate of Cherry Creek High School in Englewood, CO…a two-sport athlete, she participated in basketball and track…earned six varsity letters, four in basketball and two in track…captained her senior basketball team…a two-time all-conference and All-Centennial League pick…was an all-state selection following her senior campaign…named league MVP her final season…was track team MVP as a junior and senior…set new school high jump record…took second in the state in both the high jump and the 4 X 400 relay team…prep basketball coach was Mike Bader.
Adrianne Michelle Slaughter was born on Aug. 20, 1981 in Memphis, TN…the daughter of Archie and Phyllis Slaughter…she has one brother, Jonathan and one sister, Katrine…also recruited by Northwestern and Colorado State…lists lasagna as her favorite food… enjoys going to the movies and hanging out with friends in her spare time… names Hawai’i as her favorite vacation spot …a business major.