Freshmen bring fresh energy

Penn State Athletic Communications

The freshman class has brought an abundance of talent and energy to the Penn State program.

Over the past year, the look of the Lady Lions has changed tremendously. Much of that has to do with our seven freshmen, who have not only brought a boatload of talent, but also a new and refreshing energy to our program. Since we have so many, I am going to introduce just a few at a time throughout the course of the year.

Keke Sevillian was one of the first freshmen who committed to Penn State, probably even earlier than I did back in the day. Keke is one of our point guards, and she continues what seems to be a Lady Lion tradition of being one of the quickest point guards around. She is an unbelievable on-ball defender and has been a huge spark plug for our team.

Our other freshman point guard is Lindsey Spann. Unfortunately, Lindsey is out this season with a torn ACL. But if I know one thing about Lindsey, it is that she is a competitor, and she has been working incredibly hard to get stronger and better than ever. From watching and playing with her before the season, Lindsey is the kind of point guard that can make you pay with pinpoint passes while also being an aggressive and crafty scorer.

On the inside, adding even more skill to our post group, is Alex Harris. Alex reminds me of playing with Mia Nickson, who graduated last year. She may be slightly undersized but what she lacks in height she makes up for in athleticism and toughness. Alex has stepped up for us in so many ways this year. She blocks shots, rebounds, throws great outlet passes and finishes strong at the hoop.

Stay tuned because there are plenty more freshmen to meet!

We’re finishing up our semester strong with exams, and this weekend we will take on Alcorn State before we head home for a short, but much needed, holiday break.

Until next time, you can follow me on Twitter @maggielucas33 or the Lady Lions @pennstatewbb!