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Head coach Ryan McCarthy added another versatile forward with a commitment from Alaska all-state standout Sierra Afoa.
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All-State forward Afoa joins UAA women

Courtesy: UAA Media Relations
Release: 09/10/2013
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ANCHORAGE – Alaska Anchorage women’s basketball coach Ryan McCarthy has completed his team’s 2013-14 roster with the addition of local standout Sierra Afoa.

Afoa, a 5-9 forward, comes to UAA after helping Dimond High School to top-4 finishes at the ASAA Class 4A State Tournament for four straight years, including a runner-up finish last March. The 2012-13 Cook Inlet Conference MVP also helped the Lynx to four consecutive CIC titles, captaining the squads her junior and senior years.

“We are excited Sierra chose to be a Seawolf,” said McCarthy, who led the Seawolves to a 17-10 record and a third-place GNAC finish in his first season. “She had an outstanding prep career and has been an excellent example of a student-athlete.  From the beginning of the recruiting process it was clear that UAA was her dream school. That kind of passion really sets a positive tone and will help her as she adjusts to the college level.”

Afoa was an All-State Tournament Team honoree the past three years and a First Team All-State selection by the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches the past two seasons. The multi-sport standout also helped Dimond to a pair of state titles in volleyball (2010 and 2012) and played for the Lynx’s 2011 CIC-champion softball team.

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