NM State women’s basketball lands Lucia Yenes

by: NM State Athletics

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LAS CRUCES, New Mexico – The Aggies continue to gain depth in international waters as Spain’s Lucia Yenes heads to the Land of Enchantment.

The head coach Jody Adams Birch announced Wednesday afternoon that the Spanish keeper has signed up to play for the Aggies this fall.

Lucia Yenes | F | So. | 6-0 | Madrid, Spain/Baloncesto Torrelodones | Strong points
Double Madrid U18 champion – helping lead Baloncesto Torrelodones to back-to-back titles in 2021 and 2022.
· Also served as a vital part of leading his team to an appearance in the Spanish domestic tournament last season and a second-place finish in Madrid in 2018-19.
· Key cog in a race for the Zaragoza Tournament title.
· Averaged 16.0 points on an incredible 87.1% from the field while shooting 70% from the free throw line and 33% from outside the arc.
· Had 6.3 rebounds in his final season with Baloncesto Torrelodones.
· In addition to playing basketball, Yenes has also participated in tennis, swimming and diving.
· Joined an Aggie team that now includes seven international student-athletes with players hailing from Japan, Sweden, Senegal, Nigeria and now Spain.
· Daughter of Jose Ignacio Yenes and Maria Dolores Gutierrez, Lucia plans to specialize in mathematics.
· Also has two siblings – Diego (15) and Isabel (13).

What they say about Lucia
The head coach Jody Adams Birch | “Lucia is a great addition to the Aggie family! She brings a huge amount of skill and a winning pedigree from her time in Madrid. She plays incredibly hard at both ends of the floor and I know Aggie fans are going to love it. She is an elite finisher at the field goal and has the ability to be a three-level scorer at the forward position.

Edward K. Thompson