UConn’s Katie Lou Samuelson ready for leading role next season

Connecticut's Katie Lou Samuelson, left, and Saniya Chong, right, celebrate near the end of an NCAA college basketball game against Mississippi State in the regional semifinals of the women's NCAA Tournament, Saturday, March 26, 2016, in Bridgeport, Conn. UConn won 98-38. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

(WTNH)–UConn rising sophomore Katie Lou Samuelson was a big part of last year’s national championship run, but she didn’t get a chance to finish the deal.

Samuelson had to sit out the national title game after breaking a bone in her left foot during the Huskies’ Final Four game with Oregon State.

She’s back working out with the team this summer, but taking it slow. She says she’s ready to be a leader next year.

“I definitely feel a big difference mentally and physically, this offseason I’ve done a lot to get stronger in a lot of different areas,” Samuelson said. “I don’t let things rattle me. I’m trying to be a leader, and anything the coaches ask me to do, I’m going to try to do it.”

Samuelson started 22 games a year ago as a freshman, and averaged 11 points per game. She also led the team in three-pointers with 78.

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