Photo of Alexis Carmosino courtesy of Sul Ross State Athletics
BELTON-For her final collegiate season, Alexis Carmosino will be reunited with her former head coach.
UMHB women’s basketball head coach Katie Novak-Lenoir secured a major impact transfer with the addition of Carmosino, a guard/forward who will join the Cru from Sul Ross State, as was confirmed to True To The Cru. Novak-Lenoir was SRSU’s head coach from 2017-2022.
Though Carmosino did not play for the Lobos last season due to injury, the 5-foot-10 standout made her mark on the SRSU program from 2020-2022.
After transferring in from Phoenix College prior to the 2020-21 season, she inserted herself into the mix in early December, scoring 11 points in 31 minutes of action against ETBU. Four days later, she put 16 points on the board against D-I opponent Incarnate Word and ended up scoring in double digits in each of her first four games with the Lobos. Carmosino finished her first year at the D-III level averaging 11.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.
She picked up where she left off in 2021-22, starting all 26 games–the only player on the roster to do so–and averaged a team-high 13.9 points per game. Her 7.1 rebounds were also a team-best as Carmosino earned Second Team All-ASC honors.
Notably, she converted on a three-point shot with under 20 seconds left in an upset of No. 16 ETBU in Alpine, scoring 14 points in the dramatic victory. And in the final game of SRSU’s season–an 85-70 loss to Hardin-Simmons in the ASC Tournament–she tallied a career-high 28 points.
Carmosino adds experience and depth to a UMHB roster that is projected to return nearly its entire main rotation from the 2022-23 season, in which the Crusaders posted a 19-8 record. The known departures from last year’s roster are Addy Self (transferred to UT-Dallas), Catalina Cortez (transferred to Midwestern State), Aja Holmes (transferred to Howard Payne), and Payton Hicks (transferred to ETBU).