Kylie Lavelle, a standout member of the Colonial Athletic Association All-Rookie team, had a remarkable impact during her freshman season with the Drexel Dragons. Standing tall at 6’2″, Lavelle showcased her scoring prowess by averaging an impressive 11.1 points per game, contributing to the team’s impressive record of 21-10 and divisional first-place finish.
Her well-rounded skill set was evident as she also recorded 3.7 rebounds per contest and one steal per game. Lavelle’s shooting efficiency was truly impressive, boasting a field goal percentage of 45.8%, a 3-point shooting percentage of 32.5%, and an impressive 75% success rate from the foul line.
In addition to her scoring achievements, Lavelle’s impact was recognized by the Colonial Athletic Association. She received the prestigious honor of being named the CAA Freshman Player of the Week an impressive four times throughout the season, including the final week of the regular season. This esteemed recognition solidifies Lavelle’s exceptional talent and highlights her consistent contributions to her team’s success.
Coach Kieger warmly welcomed Lavelle to the Penn State family, emphasizing her versatility as a stretch forward who excels in scoring from various areas on the court. Lavelle’s ability to score both inside and outside the paint, combined with her rebounding skills and defensive prowess, make her a valuable asset to the team’s strategies. Coach Kieger’s excitement stems not only from Lavelle’s immediate impact but also from the potential she holds for the future seasons ahead.
With her three years of eligibility remaining, Lavelle’s presence ensures a strong foundation for the Penn State Lady Lions. Her proven skills, unwavering work ethic, and dedication to the game make her a formidable force on the court. As the team enters a new season, they are ready to embrace the challenges of competition with confidence. The addition of Lavelle solidifies their position as contenders in their conference and sets the stage for continued success.