Flores finds 3 for FLC’s future

Women’s basketball adds players at all positions

Before getting a chance to show his head coaching chops at home, Jason Flores showed the Fort Lewis College fanbase what he can bring on the recruiting trail.

The FLC women’s basketball team announced Thursday the signing of three players during the early signing period, adding Alex Derifield, Kelsey Wainright and Skylyn Webb to the fold.

Derifield is the furthest flung of the recruits, hailing from Valdez High School in Valdez, Alaska. A 5-4 point guard, Derifield started all four years on varsity, earning a second-team all-state nod as a junior and all-conference honors as a sophomore and junior.

“She has all the offensive tools we were looking for in that position, as she can handle it, pass it and shoot it well,” Flores said in a news release.

Wainright is a 5-10 forward from Highlands Ranch High School and helped the Falcons reach the Class 5A semifinals one season ago as a junior, when she earned second-team All-Continental League accolades. She averaged 9.7 points per game last season.

“She can play multiple positions, which fits perfectly into our system, and we believe that she is going to be a great player for us,” the first-year FLC head coach said.

Webb brings some regional flair to the proceedings from Delta High School. A 5-8 guard, she was the Western Slope League Player of the Year last season as a junior, is a three-time all-conference selection and is a two-time all-state honorable mention. She led the Panthers with 17.5 points, 4.3 steals and 3.7 assists per game last season.

“She is an attacking guard who will fit perfectly in our uptempo style, both offensively and defensively,” Flores said.


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