Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
#53 Soana Lucet
Position: Forward
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Noumea, New Caledonia
High School: Lapevouse HS
Experience: 1 Letter

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2009-10 (Junior): Made an immediate impact on the Arizona team, starting all 31 games while finishing third on the team with 12.9 points per game ... Finished second on the squad with 6.7 rebounds while shooting 45.6 percent from the field ... Tallied in double figures in 19 games and recorded four double-doubles ... Logged 31 minutes in her Arizona debut, posting 11 points and seven rebounds in 31 minutes against Iona (11/14) ... Matched season-high of 10 field goal made on just 14 attempts, finishing with 22 points and seven rebounds in Pac-10 Tournament opener against Washington State (3/11) ... Scored 23 points to go along with rebounds rebounds at Oregon (2/11) ... Hit 8-of-9 free throws to finish with 22 points and 11 rebounds against Washington (2/6) ... Poured in season-best 28 points on 10-of-14 shooting while hitting 7-of-8 free throws to couple with seven rebounds in just 19 minutes against Oregon (1/16) ... Made 7-of-10 field goals to tally 18 points and five rebounds against Oregon State (1/14) ... Recorded 12 points and eight rebounds in Pac-10 debut against UCLA (1/1) ... Scored 15 points with 11 rebounds for second-straight double-double against Alabama A&M (12/29) ... Collected first career double-double with the Wildcats against UC Riverside, posting 11 points and 10 rebounds (12/23) ... Hit 10 shots from the field for the first of three times on the season to finish with 22 points against San Diego (11/27).

College of Southern Idaho: Spent her first two collegiate seasons playing for head coach Randy Rogers at College of Southern Idaho ... Averaged team-leading 21.1 points and 8.2 rebounds while shooting over 48 percent from the field as a sophomore ... Third-team NJCAA All-American for the Golden Eagles ... Also connected on 75.2 percent of free throws (118-of-157) ... Helped team to combined 59-8 record over two seasons ... Posted averages of 14.9 points and 8.4 rebounds per game as a freshman to lead the Scenic West Athletic Conference ... Tallied season-high 26 points in victory over CEU ... Pulled down career-best 21 rebounds against Snow JC ... First-team All-Region 18 selection ... Named to the Region 18 All-Tournament team while leading the Golden Eagles to a sixth-place finish at 2008 NJCAA Tournament ... Holds the CSI school record for career rebounds and is second all-time for single-season points scored.

Personal: Born Soana Kautelia Lucet on March 10, 1987 in Noumea, New Caledonia to Sylvia Lucet ... Youngest of three children ... Has one brother (Jeremie, 35) and one sister (Esther, 32) ... Home country is an island nation located 1,500km east of Australia and 1,700km north of New Zealand ... Currently is the first and only female athlete from her country to play collegiate basketball in the U.S. ... Rated the best player at Under 18/19 level in New Caledonia ... Chosen to participate in 2007 South Pacific Games but was unable to compete due to collegiate responsibilities ... Also recruited by Memphis, North Carolina State and Louisville ... Aspires to play professional basketball ... Majoring in French ... Enjoys shopping and hanging out with friends.

I chose Arizona because ... I loved the coaches and the team. It was the perfect fit for me.

Career Highs

Points35, at Utah State, 3/17/11
Rebounds11, three times, last at Utah State, 3/17/11
FG Made14, at Utah State, 3/17/11
FG Att22, at Utah State, 3/17/11
3PT Made3, vs. Stanford, 3/11/11
3PT Att4, twice, last vs. Stanford, 3/11/11
FT Made8, vs. Washington, 2/6/10
FT Att9, twice, last vs. Oregon, 3/9/11
Assists5, vs. USC, 1/3/10
Steals4, twice, last vs. USC, 3/10/11
Blocks3, three times, last at Oregon, 3/5/11
Minutes40, four times, last vs. USC, 3/10/11