St. Francis Brooklyn women’s basketball Head Coach Linda Cimino announced today the additions of Astou Fall, Fruzsina Horvath, Carmen Segura, and Eszter Varga to the Terriers’ 2020-21 roster.
“We are excited to welcome these exceptional young women to our family here in Brooklyn Heights. They have all played at the highest level representing their respective countries, which has allowed them to gain the necessary experience to be successful at the Division I level. They bring diversity, unique skill sets, and a competitive edge that will help elevate our program to the next level. We are excited for their arrival and look forward to each of them making an immediate impact on Remsen Street,” said Coach Cimino as she discussed the four new additions to the Terriers’ 2020-21 roster.
Fall is a 6-foot-4, forward from Dakar, Senegal. She attended Cheikh Anta Diop University. “Astou is an extremely long and athletic player who can play the wing or inside. She is a tremendous athlete with three-point shooting ability and possesses a great inside presence. She can score with her back to the basket and is a strong rebounder. Additionally, she fills the court on the defensive end and has a tremendous prowess to block shots,” added Coach Cimino.
Horvath is a native of Budapest, Hungary, and attends Korosi Csoma Sandor Gimnazium. The 5-foot-11 forward averaged 10.2 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in the Hungarian Two League during the 2019 season. Horvath was a part of the U18 FIBA World Championship in Bangkok, Thailand, where her squad placed third and earned bronze. During the 2018 FIBA U17 World Championship in Minsk, Belarus helped her team place fourth. Academically, Horvath is set to major in Economics.
“I discovered Fruszina while watching her compete in Bangkok, Thailand, at the U18 FIBA World Championship. She is a complete player who can defend, rebound, and score. She can attack from the wing, finish in transition, and hit a trail three consistently. She brings a high level of competitiveness to our program and has a diverse skill set,” noted Coach Cimino.
Segura is a native of Valencia, Spain, and attends John Madejski Academy. She formerly attended the Cumbres School and played club ball with the Reading Rockets in England. While in High School, Segura played a role in achieving her team’s U18 title this past season. She was part of the Championship team in the Champions of the Cup Final of England during 2019 in the WEABL.
“Carmen is a combo guard who can score in a variety of ways. She’s a talented shooter, can create off the dribble, can score in transition, and makes her teammates better with her great court vision. She is a strong guard who plays very hard,” said Coach Cimino.
She would go on to be named the MVP of the 2020 WEABL season. In 2017, her team, Valencia Basket, became Champions of the Autonomic League. Segura continued to garner achievements during her illustrious early basketball years. She won team MVP this past year and was selected to the All Five Tournament team in 2020.
Vargas is a native of Kaposvar, Hungary. The 5-foot-10 guard participated in the 5×5 and 3×3 Hungarian Championships and was a starter on the 3×3 National team. While playing in the European Championship qualification games, she earned MVP honors. Vargas averaged 14.0 points and 4.0 assists per game and played in the League Cup.
“Eszter is a quick point guard with great speed. Playing on the Hungarian 3×3 National Team, she displayed a high level of fitness, the ability to shoot off the dribble and pass under pressure. She brings a high basketball IQ and a tough, competitive mindset to our program,” said Coach Cimino.
Fall, Horvath, Segura, and Vargas are set to join fellow newcomer Zharia Hutchinson, and the Terriers in Brooklyn Heights for the 2020-21 season.