There is a new wave of Lady Chaparrals joining the Lubbock Christian University women's basketball roster for the 2017-18 campaign, and they should provide an immediate impact.
There are seven new additions who will don a Lady Chaps jersey for a first time Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. as LCU tips off the 2017-18 campaign in Commerce, Texas against No.5 Colorado State – Pueblo in the 1525 Tournament hosted by Texas A&M Commerce.
The seven new players consist of six freshmen and a sophomore transfer, marking Coach Steve Gomez's largest incoming class since the 2001-02 season. This is the largest freshman group since Gomez recruited six freshmen in 2004-05 in his second season coaching the Lady Chaps. The lone transfer is Kailin Davis, who is a sophomore joining the Lady Chaps from NCAA Division I Air Force Academy.
For full bios on all the newcomers, visit the LCU Athletics site.
The No.23 Lady Chaps are looking to build off a 19-11 season in 2016-17, which ended at the Heartland Conference Tournament Championship Game. LCU will play their first three games in Commerce, Texas before their home opener on Nov. 17 against Western New Mexico.