Sol Castro’s first year in RMU colors proved to be a successful one for the Argentina native, as she was named to the Horizon League All-Freshman team on Tuesday morning.
Departures from key post players such as Nneka Ezeigbo and Irekpitan Ozzy-Momodu left a void in the Colonials’ roster. Castro stepped up in a big way, leading RMU in both points, rebounds and field goal percentage this season while starting all 16 games.
A big weekend against Wright State, the eventual regular season champions, served as Castro’s breakout weekend. She registered 23 points and 11 rebounds for her first career double-double as a Colonial in the first game of the set, and finished with 20 points and five rebounds in the second game. Despite struggling in their first season in their new conference, the Colonials walked out with a sweep that weekend to earn their first conference wins.
Castro reached double figures in five of the six remaining games on RMU’s schedule and registered another double-double against Youngstown State on Jan. 30. The team’s trust in the freshman was evident too, with Castro playing over 30 minutes in six of the team’s last eight games.
Sharing the honors with Castro are Jaida McCloud of UIC, Cleveland State’s Destiny Leo, Nneka Obiazor from Youngstown State and Emani Jefferson from Wright State.
Castro and the Colonials return to action on Thursday to take part in the Horizon League Tournament against Northern Kentucky at 7 p.m.