Friday, February 25, 2011
UConn signee 6'0 W Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (Mater Dei HS, CA) is starting things off right in her quest to prove she is a capable replacement for current UConn legend, Sr. Maya Moore. Today the future Husky was named the 2011 State Farm/WBCA High School Player of the Year. Mosqueda-Lewis currently is the top-ranked player in the United States according to ESPN HoopGurlz.com, which named her its national high school player of the year in 2010 as a junior. She averages 22ppg and has scored in double figures in all but one of the Monarchs’ 28 games this season and has scored 20 or more points in 20 games, including three games of 30 or more points. Mater Dei (27-1), the defending California Interscholastic Federation Division II state champion, is currently ranked No. 3 nationally by both USA Today and ESPN. She becomes the sixth WBCA High School Player of the Year to sing with UConn joining the list of Elena Delle Donne (2008), Maya Moore (2007), Tina Charles (2006), Ann Strother (2002), and Tamika (Williams) Raymond (1998). However, Delle Donne never played for UConn; transferring to Delaware at the beginning of her freshman season.