Women’s Basketball Announces Signing Of Three To National Letters Of Intent

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY – Iona College women’s basketball head coach Billi Godsey announced the signing of three players to National Letters of Intent during the NCAA’s early signing period. Donning the Maroon & Gold for the 2015-16 season will be Alexis Lewis, Gina Forehand and Treyanna Clay.

Alexis Lewis is a 5-11 guard from Wilkes Barre, PA and Holy Redeemer High School. Over her scholastic career, Alexis has averaged 20.7 points, 12.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 3.6 steals and 3.0 blocks per game. Lewis was selected as the Times Leader Girls Player of the Year, as well as Citizens Voice Girls Basketball Player of the Year a season ago. Her AAU team is Central PA Elite. Academically, Alexis is a member of the National Honors Society and High Honor Roll.

Lewis led the Royals to their eighth straight Wyoming Valley Conference Division II championship and the PIAA Class 3A state semifinals last season and was named a First Team All-Pennsylvania Class 3A Star. She opened the state playoffs by scoring 30 points and hauling down 15 rebounds in a victory over Fleetwood, and averaged 25 points and 15.5 rebounds through four state games.

Coach Godsey on Lewis: “Alexis is an unbelievably high energy player who can do a little bit of everything. She is an athletic guard who can score at a high clip, an extremely active defender and she is strong enough to mix it up inside with the post players. She will bring a great deal to our program on both ends of the floor.”

Gina Forehand is a 6-0 guard from Barron, WI and Barron High School. As a junior, she averaged 15.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.9 steals per outing. She led her conference in assists and was the second leading scorer, earning First Team All-Conference recognition for her efforts. Gina has played AAU with Wisconsin Fury and Team Wisconsin. Academically, Forehand is a member of the National Honors Society.

Coach Godsey on Forehand: “Gina is a high IQ guard that makes everyone around her better. She has a great feel for the game and can knock down the three with deep range. Similar to Alexis, her size will allow for her to be a versatile piece in our program.”

Treyanna Clay is a 6-1 forward from Tucson, AZ and Cienega High School. A season ago, Clay was the team’s MVP, leading Cienega to the State Championship game. For her efforts, Treyanna was named Arizona Daily Star Player of the Year and Seratoma Player of the Year. Clay has averaged 14.0 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game over her high school career.

Coach Godsey on Clay: “Treyanna is a tough rebounder who will fit perfectly into our up tempo style of play. She pushes the ball in transition with the confidence of a guard and has a great touch around the rim. She will have an immediate impact on our program.”