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Point Park women's basketball signs Alexa Xenakis from Keystone Oaks HS

Posted June 25 at 3:30 p.m. ET

Alexa Xenakis signing 
Point Park recruit Alexa Xenakis (G, 5-6, 15.2 ppg) is pictured with her parents Colleen and Ted. Standing in the back row are Keystone Oaks atheltic director Ken Hustava, Point Park head coach Tony Grenek and K.O. girls' basketball head coach Nikki Presto.

PITTSBURGH – Point Park University women’s basketball head coach Tony Grenek has signed guard Alexa Xenakis of Keystone Oaks. She will join the program as a freshman for the upcoming 2012-13 season.

Xenakis is a 5-6 guard who averaged 15.2 points per game as one of the top backcourt players in the WPIAL last year. She is the second all-time leading scorer in Keystone Oaks High School history with more than 1,000 points for her career. Xenakis led the Golden Eagles to a record of 20-8 overall and trips to the WPIAL Class AA semifinals and the PIAA Class AA second round.

Xenakis (pronounced zen-NAKE-kiss) played in the 2012 Roundball Classic and scored 17 points as one of only two double-digit scorers for the Class AA team vs. the Class A team. She was also the MVP of the Keystone Oaks team the last two years.

“We are very fortunate in landing probably the most decorated girls’ player in the history of Keystone Oaks basketball,” said Grenek, who will begin his second season in charge of the Pioneers this fall. “ Alexa is capable of playing the 1 or 2 position and was one of the top guards in the WPIAL this past season. She was the president of her class and carries a 3.8 GPA. Alexa will have a wonderful career at Point Park and will be an immediate asset to our team.”

Point Park is coming off perhaps its best season in program history when it ended the 2011-12 season at 23-7 overall and No. 21 in the Final NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. It was the first season for the Pioneers under Grenek, who led the Pioneers to their first-ever American Mideast Conference title and NAIA Division II national tournament appearance. Point Park lost a heartbreaker to then-No. 10 Corban (Ore.), 60-58, in the first round of the 32-team NAIA Division II national tourney.

Point Park will welcome back two starters this season – senior guards April Austin, a point guard from Penn Hills, Pa., and Emily Schartner, a shooting guard from Finleyville, Pa.

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