Head Coach Romeo Lagmay of Dawson Community College Women’s Basketball has probably signed one of the best guards of his 2017 recruiting class. Coach Lagmay was able to land the number one scorer in the state of Washington to the city of Glendive and to Dawson’s campus. Alexius Foster, a 5’7” combo guard, has signed her national letter of intent to play for the Lady Buccaneers.
Alexius Foster, Franklin Pierce HS (Tacoma, WA), led all high school girls’ basketball class divisions in the state of Washington averaging 26 points per game. Foster also averaged 7 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 assists and 1 block. Foster led her team to an overall 16-10 record, with a second place conference standing of 11-3. Franklin Pierce High School lost in the state qualifying regional finals to Prosser High School, where Foster scored 34 points. The most points Foster scored in a game was 41 points against Lindbergh High School. In a few games this season, Foster was able to record more than 30 points in a single game.
After a stellar senior season in the state, Foster was voted Associated Poll 1st Team All-State 2A, Two Time 1st Team All-League in the South Puget Sound Division, Participant in the 2A Senior All-Star Game, Tacoma Athletic Commission Winter Sport Athlete of the Year, Girls All-Tacoma Area Team and a 1000 point scorer in two years at Franklin Pierce HS.
Academically, Alexius was just as good having been recognized for her academic achievement with honor roll standing for having a 3.3 GPA, Student of the Month in Mathematics and Distinguished Scholastic Award by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA).
Coach Romeo Lagmay on his decorated recruit: “Alexius is by far a scoring machine. Not only is she a tremendous threat for scoring in high numbers, but she is super-fast in the open court offensively and defensively. She can score coast to coast, go one on one, spot up for 3 point shots and convert in a stop-and-pop attack. Alexius is really good on off the ball defense and reads the passing lanes so well. Having her in our program definitely elevates and adds to the firepower we already have on both ends of the court. It’s always good to know and have a player who can just flat out score!”
Alexius on her signing said, “I feel like Dawson Community College will get me the exposure I need and want. However, I know that I have to put in the hard work to get there, which I am willing to do. I find the landscape of Glendive and DCC very soothing and something that I can flourish in.”
Pictured above: (Back row, left to right: Maddie Wagoner, Assistant Coach Kasey Harrington, Head Coach Romeo Lagmay, Jr., Assistant Coach Jennifer Temple, MacKinzie Verke). Sitting: Father, Otis Foster, Alexius Foster)