The Fairfield University Women’s basketball team hosted Brown on November 9, at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Conn., where the Stags prevailed over the Bears in a 76-52 victory.
During the game, Lou Lopez-Senechal ‘22 scored her 1000th career point, becoming the 32nd Stag to reach the mark and the third fastest in program history.
Lopez has been a key contributor for Fairfield over the years and scored 19 points in 33 minutes in the season opener, helping her team get a very important first win.
Since Lopez’s arrival on campus as a first-year, she has been admiring the 1000 point club members, now that she is a part of that special group, it is surreal to her.
“Coming from France to play Division I basketball, I never thought I could achieve this and have an impact like that at Fairfield,” said Lopez. “It also means how much my coaches and teammates trust me and want me to shoot the ball. I’m grateful everyday.”
Truly humble, Lopez-Senechal is a perfect example of what it means to be a Fairfield Stag and represent us each time she steps on the court.
A person who is also grateful everyday for the presence of Lopez is head coach Joe Frager, who has had the pleasure of coaching Lopez-Senechal throughout the years and watching her progression as a player and a person.
“Lou is a great young woman to coach. And she’s just the team’s first kind of kid,” said Frager. “She takes a great deal of pride and plays well, for our team, for our program and for the University.”
This is a remarkable achievement for the senior forward, and one that will keep her fueled for this year. Although Lopez-Senechal is happy with her achievement, she has bigger and better goals for the rest of this year’s campaign.
“The main goal with the team is to win the championship,” said Lopez-Senechal. “We want to be the best that we can be, and we’ve been working hard towards that goal.”
Although a championship seems like a big feat, the Stags are more than capable of going on a big run this year with their offensive weapons and strong defense.
On the attacking end, the Stags had four players: Lou Lopez-Senechal ‘22, Callie Cavanaugh ‘22, Andrea Hernangomez ‘22 and graduate student Sydney Lowry who all had 15 or more points in the game against Brown.
Along with tremendous scoring from multiple players, the Stags recorded 12 steals in the contest and were pests on defense, never letting Brown get comfortable in their offense.
With all cylinders clicking on both ends of the court, Fairfield will be very tough to stop, especially at home where they had a 4-2 record last year.
Fairfields next opponent will be Stetson University, where the Stags will travel to Lake Buena Vista, Florida on Nov., 19.
Fans can watch the game on ESPN3 or could get live updates from the Fairfield University official Athletic website. Show your support and Go Stags!