MACOMB, Ill. – Western Illinois women’s basketball head coach JD Gravina announced the signing of Faith Lois (Burlington, Wisconsin/Westosha Central) with the program.
A member of the University of Nevada program the past two seasons, Lois will have two years of eligibility remaining but will sit out the upcoming 2013-14 season to meet NCAA transfer requirements.
The 5-11 guard played in 26 games during her two-year career with the Wolfpack, 21 coming last season. During her standout prep career at Westosha Central HS, she earned three letters in basketball and four in equestrian. Lois was twice named First Team All-Conference and Honorable Mention All-State, as she averaged 16 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.6 steals per game her senior year.
She was a member of the National Honor Society, in the All-Southern Lakes Academic Top 10 and finished as class Valedictorian while becoming the first girls basketball player in school history to play for a NCAA Division I program.
Gravina has three commitments for the upcoming season as Lois joins Michelle Farrow (Waukesha, Wisconsin) and Mallory Boyle (New Sharon, Iowa) who signed with Western last November. Lois and Farrow played with current Leatherneck Ashley Luke on the Wisconsin Lakers AAU squad.
"Faith is our third recruit that played for the Wisconsin Lakers, one of the top AAU programs in the nation. She exemplifies all of the qualities that we are looking for to help us continue building this program: a strong work ethic, basketball talent, intelligence, and high character,” said Gravina. “As a basketball player she can use her size and athleticism to get to the rim, or knock down shots from the 3-point line. She is an extremely strong student and is driven to take part in community service, and be a role model for young girls in the Macomb area."