On the Sidelines: Sweet Lou

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It has been quite a three-year basketball career at Mater Dei for University of Connecticut-bound Katie Lou Samuelson.  Take a look at what seems like an endless list of tremendous accomplishments for this very talented young lady…

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Sophomore Year

  • 2013 Trinity League Co-Most Valuable Player
  • 2013 Los Angeles Times First Team
  • 2013 Orange County Register Player of the Year
  • 2013 Cal-Hi Sports Sophomore Class Player of the Year
  • Averaged 20.3 points per game and 6.9 rebounds per game
  • Shot 54 percent (218 of 402) from the field and 43 percent (92 of 214) from behind the three-point arc
  • Shot 83 percent (69 of 83) from the free throw line

Junior Year

  • 2014 CIF-SS Open Division Finalist Team Member
  • 2014 Trinity League Most Valuable Player
  • 2014 Los Angeles Times First Team
  • 2014 CIF-SS First Team
  • 2014 Orange County Register Player of the Year
  • 2014 Cal-Hi Sports Junior Class Player of the Year
  • 2014 Gatorade California State Player of the Year
  • 2014 MaxPreps All-American First Team
  • 2014 USA Today All-American First Team
  • Averaged 26.3 points per game and 9.8 rebounds per game
  • Shot 62 percent (216 of 348) from the field and 54 percent (81 of 150) from behind the three-point arc
  • Shot 89 percent (135 of 151) from the free throw line

Senior Year

  • 2015 CIF-SS Open Division Finalist Team Member
  • 2015 CIF Southern Regional Open Division Championship Team Member
  • 2015 CIF-State Open Division Finalist Team Member
  • 2015 Trinity League Most Valuable Player
  • 2015 CIF-SS Co-Player of the Year
  • 2015 Orange County Register Player of the Year
  • 2015 Los Angeles Times Player of the Year
  • 2015 Gatorade California State Player of the Year
  • 2015 MaxPreps National Player of the Year
  • 2015 WBCA National Prep Player of the Year
  • 2015 USA Today National Player of the Year
  • 2015 Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year
  • 2015 Naismith National Player of the Year
  • 2015 Gatorade National Player of the Year
  • Averaged 29.1 points per game and 8.5 rebounds per game
  • Shot 50 percent (321 of 638) from the field and 41 percent (117 of 283) from behind the three-point arc
  • Shot 84 percent (177 of 211) from the free throw line

Oh, and don’t forget the integral role she has played for USA Basketball over the past years, her 4.22 grade point average, or those 150+ community service hours.

Indeed, Katie Lou…you will be missed.

Philip Bellomo, Director of Athletics

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