Updated: June 20, 2020 10:33 PM
Created: June 20, 2020 09:51 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The Lobo women's basketball team is looking to rebound after a poor season last year and leading the way is a former Roswell High star.
Jaedyn De La Cerda came to UNM to add depth to Mike Bradbury's team. Now, heading into her senior year, she's the team leader.
"My role is just to be a leader, making sure everybody's focused, ready for practice, knows what they're doing. If they have questions, I can answer them for them as well as Antonia because she's another senior," she said.
Last season, the Lobos were 15 and 17 overall and 6 and 12 in conference. They finished in ninth place, but De La Cerda scored 11 points a game as a part-time starter and 47 three-pointers. She said you have to play all-out for 40 minutes.
"My dad and my brother have always been big on playing hard, so if you see a ball, I'm ready to get it, you know, just a loose ball that's a steal that I can get. Just always playing hard has been my mentality just always working hard because you never know when your last game could be," she said.
Coach Bradbury said she's one of the most competitive players he's ever coached and that is part of why she has gone from a key back up to a key team leader.
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