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The 2017-18 season will mark the second season for coach Lisa Faulkner as the leader of the Point Loma women’s basketball program. Faulkner was hired to lead the Sea Lions in March of 2016.
In her first season at the helm, PLNU went 24-6 and earned the No. 7 seed as an at-large bid in the NCAA West Regional. Point Loma finished second in the PacWest standings (17-3) and second in the conference championships, marking the program’s best-ever finishes. She also guided Roya Rustamzada and Alex Brunk to All-West Region honors, and five total Sea Lions to All-PacWest selections.
The 2018-19 season will mark the third for coach Lisa Faulkner as the leader of the Point Loma women’s basketball program. During her two seasons at the helm, the Sea Lions have gone 43-17 (.717 winning%) and 29-11 in the PacWest Conference.
Jesse Clark joined the Point Loma women’s basketball coaching staff prior to the 2018-19 season. Clark has 22 years of collegiate coaching experience with stops at Stanford, Saint Mary’s, San Diego State and more. At PLNU Clark is involved with every phase of the program, including recruiting, scouting and the development of post players.
Prior to joining the Sea Lions, Clark worked at San Diego State. He was with the Aztecs from 2014 with one of his main roles as a scheduler where he got SDSU games against 22 postseason teams including South Carolina, Michigan and Washington. He also oversaw the play of first-team all-Mountain West performer Cierra Warren. In 2013-14, she led the conference with a .544 field-goal percentage, which ranked 31st in the nation, and was the Aztecs’ leading scorer that year, averaging 15.4 points per game to go along with a team-high 42 blocked shots.
Clark was had his longest run with Saint Mary’s (2007-13). During his tenure the Gaels compiled 112 victories and made four consecutive trips to the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT), including a quarterfinal appearance in his final season. He coached five all-West Coast Conference performers, including Jackie Nared, who led the league in scoring during the 2012-13 campaign.