Connecticut Invites Six Players To Training Camp

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (April 23, 2010) The Connecticut Sun announced today that guards Sha Brooks, Alicia Gladden and May Kotsopoulos, forwards Judie Lomax and Pauline Love, and center Kaitlin Sowinski have been signed to training camp contracts.

As per team policy, terms were not released.

A third-round draft pick of the Phoenix Mercury in 2009, Brooks led Florida in scoring as a senior, averaging 16.4 points per game on the way to earning a First Team All-SEC honors. The 5-foot-7 guard was fifth all-time in career points for the Gators, finishing with 1,820 points.

Gladden is a 2009 Florida State graduate who finished her career ranked seventh all-time in scoring with 1,403 points. She led the Seminoles in scoring as a senior, averaging 13.5 points per game, and also averaging 5.3 rebounds. This past offseason, the 5-11 Gladden played for Energa Torun of Poland, averaging 15 points and 5.3 rebounds.

Kotsopoulos led America East with a scoring average of 17.1 points per game as a senior at Vermont this season, helping the Catamounts reach the second round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament. The 5-10 Kotsopoulos ranks fifth all-time in program history with 1,722 points.

Lomax finished her career at Columbia in 2010 by leading the Ivy League in scoring (18.6 ppg.) and rebounds (14.2 rpg.) on the way to Ivy Player of the Year honors. A transfer from Oregon State, she collected 42 double-doubles in two years at Columbia.

Love led Southern Mississippi in scoring (18.3 ppg) and rebounding (12.8 rpg.) as a senior, ranking second in Division I in rebound average in 2009-10. She had 25 double-figure scoring games this past season, and also had 22 games with 10 or more rebounds.

Sowinski was a two-time All-Northeast Conference center who finished third all-time in scoring at Sacred Heart, collecting 1,541 points. She helped the Pioneers win the NEC title as a senior, and holds the program record for blocks in a game (9), season (101) and career (326). She played professionally for CAB Madeira of Portugal this past offseason.

The Connecticut Sun will open its eighth training camp Monday, April 26th, at Connecticut College. The regular season begins May 15th at 3:30 p.m., when the Sun host the Chicago Sky.