UTEP WBB Inks University of Colorado Transfer Guard Allysa LaFontaine
UTEP WBB Head Coach Kevin Baker announced that Allysa LaFontaine will transfer to UTEP from Colorado. LaFontaine – a redshirt freshman – will be eligible to play beginning at the 2022-23 season.
LaFontaine is a 6-foot guard who started her collegiate career at the University of Colorado during the 2020-21 campaign. LaFontaine returns to the state of Texas after playing her high school ball at Boswell in Fort Worth.
A brief profile on LaFontaine, and a quote from Baker follow below.
Fort Worth, Texas (Boswell HS)
Started collegiate career at the University of Colorado during the 2020-21 season … played in seven games for the Buffs, averaging 5.4 minutes per game … scored a season-high five points on 2-of-2 shooting against Air Force on Nov, 28, 2020 … played a season-high 11 minutes in her first collegiate game against Western Colorado on Nov. 20 … totaled two points in four minutes in CU’s WNIT win over Louisiana … at Boswell High School, was a four-time first team all-district selection … averaged 16.2 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game in 37 contests as a senior … averaged 15.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists as a junior … became a 1,000-point scorer in her junior year for the Pioneers … AAU: Played for Cy-Fair … nickname is ‘Fish’.
“We are thrilled to add Allysa to our roster. She was a standout high school player and was heavily recruited by Power 5 schools. She has been unlucky at Colorado with injuries. What we like about her game is that she fits what we do. She can play multiple positions on the floor, can score the ball in a variety of ways, and she can defend all kinds of players. She is very athletic, has great court vision, and fits into the kind of culture we always look for. She will be listed as a red shirt freshman so we look forward to a long run of success as a UTEP Miner.” – Coach Baker