Women’s Basketball Announces Class of 2022
AIRFIELD, Conn. – The Fairfield University Women's Basketball team will add five student-athletes to their program as Head Coach Joe Fragerofficially announced the incoming class of 2022. Incoming freshman Rachel Hakes, Jazmine Carter, Lou Lopez Senechal, Andrea Hernangomez, and Florida International transfer Callie Cavanuagh represent the new class. "We are excited to welcome Rachel, Jazmine, Callie, Lou, and Andrea to our Fairfield basketball family," Head Coach Joe Frager said. "Each player in the group brings a different set of skill sets and we look forward to adding them to our program." Rachel Hakes – Woodbury High School, Woodbury, Minn. Hakes showed her ability both on the offensive and defensive side of the ball as a member of the Woodbury Royals. The team's lone returning starter, Hakes led the Royals to a spot in the Section 4AAAA Championship Game, their first appearance in 14 years. Throughout the season, Hakes scored 20 or more points in 15 games highlighted by a career-high 40 point performance against Mounds View. That outing combined with a 28-point effort two days prior allowed Hakes to be named the MN Girls' Basketball Performer of the Week. Hakes was one of 40 players named to the All-Star team and scored 16 points in the All-Star game, helping her squad to a comeback victory. She was also a Suburban East All-Conference selection. Jazmine Carter – Timber Creek High School, Sicklerville N.J. A 6-1 post player, Carter improved every season with Timber Creek, averaging a career-high 16.2 points as a senior. During her final season, Carter scored in double figures in 21 of her 24 outings, including five 20-point efforts over her final six contests. She earned MVP honors at the James G. Atkinson Memorial Tournament after tying a career-high with 29 points and added 12 rebounds in the Championship Game. For her efforts, she was a two-time All-Conference First Team selection and received Timber Creek's Athletic Acheivement Award. Callie Cavanaugh – Holyoke High School, Holyoke, Mass. A transfer from Florida International, the forward averaged 24 minutes and shot 43 percent from the floor during her first collegiate season. She scored 129 points to go along with 119 rebounds in 22 games. She was one of the most prolific scorers in Massachusetts coming out of high school, breaking the Holyoke city scoring record, finishing with 1,773 career points. She reached the 1,000 point milestone in just 53 career games. She became the first Holyoke player to receive the Vi Goodnow award, presented to the best player in Western Massachusetts, when she led the region with 26.3 points per game as a junior. She was also a Super 7 selection in basketball and goalkeeper in soccer. Lou Lopez Senechal – NABA Academy, IRL Lou Lopez Senechal's journey to Fairfield went through Ireland as the guard and forward combo player suited up for the North Atlantic Basketball Academy. Lopez Senechal brings a European style to the team as she is also a French basketball player. Lopez can play in the post, showing her versatility with a 32-point 10 rebound effort in December. Andrea Hernangomez – Carmen Conde High School Hernangomez comes from a basketball family with both of her brothers currently in the NBA. Her brother, Willy was chosen in the second round by the New York Knicks and was traded to the Charlotte Hornets while her other brother, Juan 'Juancho' Hernangomez became a first round selection by the Denver Nuggets. Andrea Hernangomez was a member of Spain's junior national team and developed into one of Spain's best women's basketball players evident in earning MVP honors in several U-16 tournaments. The five student-athletes will join a Fairfield team that has earned 11-straight conference winning seasons under Joe Frager. The Stags are also one of 16 programs in the country to have finished in the top half of their conference in every season over the last decade.