Women's Basketball Inks Two for 2013-14

Nov. 18, 2012

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LOS ANGELES - As the 2012-13 season gets underway, LMU women's basketball first-year head coach Charity Elliott has also been busy working on the future of the program. And the future got brighter Sunday, as Elliott announced that Alyson Lock and Olivia Lucero have both signed National Letters of Intent to join the Lion program in 2013-14.

"I could not be happier about the two additions to our Lion family," said Elliott of the pair. "They are both amazing people and players, and will make immediate impacts to this program. We are so excited to officially welcome them to our LMU community."

Lock is a 5-10 guard hailing from Keppel High School in Alhambra, Calif. As a junior in 2011-12, the Monterey Park native averaged 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists per game, leading her team to a 28-5 overall record. Lock earned team and Almont League MVP honors while also being named to the Pasadena Star News first team and the All-CIF Division 2A first team. The Aztecs reached the Southern Section 2A semifinals and the CIF DII Championship tournament both Lock's sophomore and junior seasons.

"Alyson is a blue collar worker who does all the dirty work and just finds a way to get it done," Elliott said. "She is a fantastic defender and a very crafty scorer who is going to do a great job and have a great career here at LMU."

Lucero joins the Lion program from Highland High School in Gilbert, Ariz. The 5-8 guard averaged 13 points and four rebounds per game as a junior, leading the Hawks to a 29-5 overall record and a No. 7 state ranking. She eared both first team All-City and first team All-League honors in 2011-12 as her squad advanced to the quarterfinals of the AIA Division I State Playoffs for the second consecutive season.



"Olivia has tremendous basketball savvy and knows exactly what needs to be done on the floor," said Elliott. "She is a great shooter, driver and distributer and is a natural leader. She is going to be a spark plug on both ends of the floor and we are very excited that she is going to be a Lion."



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