May 20, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
Providence College women's basketball Head Coach Susan Robinson Fruchtl announced today [May 20], that student-athlete Alison Lewis (Hockessin, Del.) will attend Providence and compete for the women's basketball program, beginning in the fall of 2014. Lewis previously signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Boston University, but was released from her commitment shortly after the resignation of the Terriers' Head Coach Kelly Greenberg. Lewis will be eligible to play immediately for the Friars.
"We are thrilled that Alison has chosen to become a Friar," Robinson Fruchtl said. "We want to welcome Alison and her mom, Cathy, to the Friar Family and thank her coach, Marcus Thompson at Sanford High School, for all of his help through the recruiting process."
Lewis is a 5-foot, 11-inch guard who recently completed her scholastic career at Sanford High School in Delaware. Lewis attended Sanford from 2012-14. Prior to her arrival at Sanford she attended Unionville High School (Pa.) from 2010-12. She is a four-year letter winner in basketball and served one season as a team captain. Lewis led Sanford to the 2014 Delaware State Championship, and garnered First-Team All-State accolades in 2013 and 2014. She also earned All-Conference honors while at Sanford and Unionville.
During the 2013-14 season, Lewis averaged 16.8 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 3.1 steals per game and led her team to a 23-1 overall record. In the State Championship victory over St. Elizabeth (58-37), Lewis recorded 27 points on 12-of-18 shooting from the field and added three rebounds, five steals and four assists. Lewis finished her high school career with 1,305 points.
"We expect Alison's defensive prowess to have an immediate impact for us this season," Robinson Fruchtl commented. "She gives us more length on the wing, which is something we wanted to add to our roster. Alison is a tremendous student-athlete. She is a great fit academically and exemplifies the student-athlete culture we want to have within our program."