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UConn adds transfer Lou Lopez Sénéchal from Fairfield

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: MAR 12 MAAC Tournament - Manhattan v Fairfield

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - MARCH 12: Fairfield Stags Forward Lou Lopez-Senechal (11) dribbles the ball during the first half of the MAAC Womans Conference Basketball Tournament final game between the Manhattan Jaspers and the Fairfield Stags on March 12, 2022 at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. (Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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STORRS, Conn. - Lou Lopez Senechal , the player of the year in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference , is transferring from Fairfield to UConn, the Huskies announced Saturday.

The 6-foot-1 forward, who is scheduled to graduate this spring from Fairfield with a degree in marketing, will have one year of eligibility left.

Lopez Senechal, a native of Mexico who grew up in Grenoble, France, averaged 16.1 points and 4.7 rebounds in four seasons at Fairfield, finishing with 1,598 career points and 470 boards. As a senior this past season, Lopez Senechal averaged 19.6 points and 4.6 rebounds, leading the Stags to the MAAC title and their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2001.

“We’re excited to have Lou join our program,” UConn coach Geno Auriemma said in a statement. “She comes to us with a lot of experience and she’s a smart, tough, hard-working player. Lou is a great scorer and we’re looking forward to her getting to work in June.”

UConn will return eight players from a team that finished 30-6 this past season and made it to a record 14th straight Final Four before losing in the national championship game to South Carolina.

The Huskies also are adding another top recruiting class with McDonald’s All-Americans Isuneh Brady and Ayanna Patterson set to join the program. Brady is a 6-3 post player from San Diego and Patterson is a 6-2 wing from Fort Wayne, Indiana.