Sam Lewis ’20 Breaks Fairfield Scoring Record En Route to MAAC Player of the Week Honors

Sam Lewis ’20 Breaks Fairfield Scoring Record En Route to MAAC Player of the Week Honors

Sam Lewis '20

Lewis also set a new Fairfield — and MAAC — record with 11 three-pointers in Saturday’s road win.

I'm not sure I'll ever realize that it's real.

— Sam Lewis '20

Graduate student Sam Lewis ’20 rewrote the Fairfield women’s basketball record book this past Saturday as the Stags surged to a 76-44 win at Siena. Lewis scored a Fairfield single-game record 39 points in the Stag’s second straight win over the Saints. She also set a new Fairfield — and MAAC — single-game record with 11 three-pointers in the contest.

"I'm not sure I'll ever realize that it's real," said Lewis on Saturday night. "I'm still in shock. My phone was going crazy, and I reached out to my parents and they told me how proud of me they are. Those are the first people I talked to after the game, so that's pretty special."

Lewis’s 39 points broke the record of 36 points established by Fairfield Hall of Famer Sabra Wrice ’08, also set against Siena during the 2006-07 season. Her 11 three-pointers shattered the Fairfield record of seven treys in a game, last attained by her former teammate Sam Kramer ’20 in 2017.

"I'm really proud of her," Head Coach Joe Frager said. "She has been a big part of our program in a variety of different roles for us, and she stayed the course. She has been a program kid, and it says a lot about perseverance and what we try to do as a program. She's always been a well-liked member of our team and I'm extremely happy for the success she enjoyed this weekend."

For her weekend efforts, which also included a then-career-high 21 points on Friday, Lewis was named the MAAC Player of the Week and the College Sports Madness National Mid-Major Player of the Week.

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