LONDON – The London Lions are proud to announce the signing of American point guard Leslie Vorpahl. The San Antonio native arrives in the British capital following two seasons in Hungary, where she suited up for PINKK-Pecsi, Szekszard and DVTK Hun Therm, gaining vital experience in both the women’s Euroleague and EuroCup.
Vorpahl, a Tulane University alum, had a storied career for the Green Wave, becoming only the second player in Tulane University Women’s Basketball history to reach both 1,000 career points and 500 career assists.
In her last season in the NCAA, 2016-2017, Leslie Vorpahl was the recipient of the American Athletic Conference Sportsmanship Award and an ACC All-Conference 3rd Team selection.
“We are excited to welcome Leslie to the London Lions family. In addition to her experience from playing in different high level leagues in Europe, she brings a lot of positive energy and is a great leader on and off the court. She is a player that leads by example but is also not afraid to be vocal when/if needed.”
Lions’ Women’s General Manager Vanja Cernivec stated.
In an official statement, Leslie Vorpahl spoke on her recent arrival in the U.K.'s capital and getting to know her teammates and the Lions organisation:
The city is great, the girls are great, and everyone on the staff has been super welcoming and have taken care of me.
Eager to put on her Lions' jersey this weekend, the 5'7" guard also highlighted the competitive nature of London's preparations for their upcoming WBBL clash against the Newcastle Eagles and the possibility of claiming another win in London's charge towards 50 Straight Domestic Wins:
The basketball part is fun! We are definitely getting better every day with how competitive [our] practices are. I am excited to get on the court with these girls and compete in the WBBL and continue their streak and hopefully, more sweeping of trophies!
Tune into the Lions' hotly anticipated showdown vs the Newcastle Eagles live on YouTube, this Saturday, 21st January, at 7:30 pm [GMT].