Women's Basketball Signs Two to National Letters of Intent

Women's Basketball Signs Two to National Letters of Intent

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Santa Clara women's basketball announced the signing of two players to National Letters of Intent Wednesday. The Broncos will welcome Lexie Pritchard and Lindsey VanAllen to the roster for the 2018-19 season.

"We are excited to have Lexie and Lindsey join our program," Santa Clara head coach Bill Carr said. "They are two very talented players who can play multiple positions on both offense and defense. We expect them to bring great energy, passion, and leadership to our team. They will also be great representatives of our basketball program and Santa Clara University."

Lexie Pritchard | G | 5-10 | West Linn, Ore. | West Linn High School
Pritchard was her team's MVP as a junior and a Second Team All-Conference selection as a junior and sophomore while taking home honorable mention her freshman season.

In the classroom, Pritchard was on the honor roll during her freshman and junior years.

Pritchard comes has an athletic lineage. Her father Terry was a football player at Oklahoma and her mother Melissa was a gymnast for the Sooners. Her brother Payton is a sophomore on the Oregon basketball team and her aunt Lisa Griffith played basketball at Arizona.

She plans to major in business and is interested in sales and marketing. She loves the opportunity provided in the Bay Area.

In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and watching Netflix.

Lindsey VanAllen | G | 5-9 | Gilbert, Ariz. | Mesquite High School
VanAllen was a team captain during her junior and sophomore campaigns and is again this season as a senior. She is a three-time All-Region honoree and earned first team nods as a junior and sophomore and was selected to the second team as a freshman.

As a junior, VanAllen averaged 17.8 points per game, 3.3 assists per game, 3.3 steals per game, 2.7 rebounds per game, and 0.8 blocks per game. Her team went 31-1 and was the 5A/Division 2 State champions. During that season, VanAllen was the Max Preps National Player of the Week.

In each of her first three years in high school, VanAllen was a member of the National Honor Society and a Golden Scholar recipient.

She plans to major in business and wants to become a lawyer. She enjoys hanging out with friends and hiking.

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