Lauren Daling, a 5-foot-8 guard from Wenatchee Valley College, has signed a letter-of-intent to play for the Lewis-Clark State College women’s basketball team, Warrior coach Brian Orr has announced.
Daling was a second-team East Region selection in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges this past season as she finished eighth overall in scoring at 15.7 points per game. She shot 46 percent from the field (109-of-239), 41 percent at the 3-point line (23-of-56), and 70 percent at the foul line (57-of-82).
“All of our players and coaches were excited when Lauren made her decision to join our program,” Orr said. “She made such a great impression during her campus visit.”
Daling had a season-high 30 points last season and scored in double figures in every game but two when she finished with seven points twice. She also averaged 6.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.
“She is definitely a key piece to next year’s puzzle simply because she does so many things well,” Orr said. “She can shoot the 3 or score off the dribble. She rebounds well out of the guard spot and she is a determined defender.”
During her freshmen season Daling was chosen as the MVP of her team.
“Lauren is a natural leader with outstanding on-court communication skills and her work ethic is second to none,” Orr said.
Daling, who is from Waterville, Wash., made the Dean’s List at Wenatchee Valley for earning at least a 3.50 grade-point average in 12 or more graded credits.
Daling will study Pre-Med at LCSC.
Daling joins the LCSC program that has had 17 straight seasons of 20-plus victories and has qualified for the NAIA national tournament in 13 of the past 14 seasons. The Warriors had only two seniors on the roster this past season but won the Frontier Conference Tournament title and finished with a 23-8 record.