Local colleges have fallen victim to players leaving their respective schools to test the waters of the transfer portal. Earlier this week, however, it was a local player that announced their departure from her team.
Mars High School graduate and now former Xavier Musketeer, Lauren Wasylson, announced via Twitter that she was going to enter the transfer portal as a grad transfer.
To new beginnings… pic.twitter.com/gC5bjJcT4I
— Lauren Wasylson (@wlauren34) March 23, 2021
Wasylson started in 64 of the 75 games she played with the program, including 24 starts in 30 games throughout her freshman year. The success at the collegiate level was just a continuation of her triumphant career at Mars, in which she helped lead the team to a state championship in her senior season, defeating Archbishop Wood 36-33 in 2018.
In the 2020-21 season, the Valencia native played in all 15 of Xavier’s games, averaging 3.9 points, 1.1 assists and 2.1 rebounds per game while registering 19 minutes a game.
During her freshman year at Xavier, Wasylson led all Big East rookies in made 3-pointers and earned the conference’s “Freshman of the Week” honors for the week of November 19, 2018. The 6-foot guard scored a career-high 16 points on two occasions during her freshman season in games against Wake Forest and Seton Hall. Wasylson averaged 6.3 points and 2.7 rebounds per game during her tenure as a Musketeer.
Stay tuned to Pittsburgh Sports Now for any updates on Wasylson’s next step.