The French connection is freshman Karolina Piotrkiewicz, a 6-foot-3 forward who played in Calais, France, where former all-American Taru Tuukkanen was playing professionally.
“I told her about Xavier because she was very interested in playing in the U.S.,” says Tuukkanen. “I told the Xavier coaches about her, and they became interested. She’s a very talented player offensively. I think she has a lot of potential and could have a great career at Xavier.”