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WSU Women's Basketball BIO
Lia Galdeira
Player Profile:
Lia Galdeira 1263610
Position: Guard
Height: 5'11"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Kamuela, Hawaii
High School: Konawaena HS
Experience: 2 Letters

JUNIOR (2014-15): Started all 32 games…named All-Pac-12 Conference and Pac-12 All-Defensive Team…averaged 20.0 ppg, second in the Pac-12 and No. 25 in the country…averaged 6.1 rpg, third on team and No. 18 in the conference…led Pac-12 and tied for fifth in the country with 105 steals, second-most in WSU single-season history…led team with 83 assists…set WSU single-season records for field goals made (236) and field goal attempts (593)…shot 39.8 percent from the field….made 57 3-pointers, tied for fifth-most in WSU single-season history and was tenth among Pac-12 leaders…went 111-for-154 (.721) at the free throw line, the eighth-most makes in WSU single-season history…totaled 640 points, third-most in WSU single-season history…scored 20-plus points 18 times, second-most in WSU single-season history…notched three 30-point games…recorded two double-doubles…went 9-of-10 at the free throw line, finished with 21 points, eight boards, three steals and three assists in season-opening win over No. 22 Dayton…made 10-of-13 field goal attempts, finished with 24 points, seven rebounds and five steals in win over Idaho State…had 14 points, six rebounds and three steals against No. 16 Nebraska…recorded 10 points, six rebounds and six assists in win over Seattle…scored 24 points and made four steals against Michigan in San Juan Shootout (Puerto Rico)…made three 3-pointers, tallied 33 points, five rebounds and three steals in upset-win over No. 10 Maryland at San Juan Shootout (Puerto Rico)…scored 28 points in road win over UC Santa Barbara…recorded nine points, five boards and five steals in win at Gonzaga…scored 26 points and made five steals in win over Montana State…scored 25 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out seven assists in road win over Arizona…had 19 points, nine boards and four steals at No. 18 Arizona State…scored 16 points and made six steals against California…recorded 18 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals in near-upset of No. 15 Stanford…scored 21 points, grabbed five rebounds, dished out three assists and made three steals at No. 9 Oregon State…recorded 22 points and seven boards in win at Oregon…scored 27 points, went 12-of-14 at the free throw line and matched a career-high with seven steals in win over Colorado…had 18 points, nine boards and four steals at No. 12 Stanford…scored 29 points at California…recorded 20 points, six rebounds, four steals and three assists against Oregon…scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds against No. 7 Oregon State…notched double-double with 23 points, 10 rebounds and four steals in win at Utah…scored 23 points, had eight rebounds and dished out a career-high eight assists in road win over Washington…hit four 3-pointers, finished with 24 points, five rebounds and three assists against UCLA…had double-double with 11 points, 12 rebounds and two steals in win over USC…set career-high with 34 points, made six 3-pointers and dished out four assists in win over Oregon in opening-round of Pac-12 Conference Tournament…scored 31 points, grabbed six rebounds, made six steals and dished out three assists against Eastern Washington in opening-round of WNIT.

SOPHOMORE (2013-14): Appeared in 33 games, started all 33…named All-Pac-12 Conference and All-Pac-12 Defensive Team honorable mention…joined Tia Presley as first WSU teammates to both receive first team honors in the same season…scored 611 points, fourth-most in WSU single-season history…second on team in scoring at 18.5 ppg, seventh-best in Pac-12 and sixth-best scoring average in WSU single-season history…averaged 4.8 rpg…second in Pac-12 with 80 steals…dished out 71 assists, second on team and blocked two shots…made team-best 61 three-pointers, eight-most in the Pac-12 and third-most in WSU single-season history…made 127 free throws, fourth-most in WSU single-season history…averaged 17.6 ppg during conference play, tied for ninth in the Pac-12…during Pac-12 play, led conference with 47 steals…tied for team-lead with 32 games scored in double figures…second on team with 12 20-point efforts, tied for fourth-most in WSU single-season history…scored 12 points in season-opener against Syracuse…had 19 points, six rebounds, four steals and three assists in win at Seattle…scored 29 points and grabbed nine rebounds at Hawaii in Rainbow Wahine Classic in Honolulu…notched 12 points and four rebounds against West Virginia in Rainbow Wahine Classic in Honolulu…recorded 14 points, eight boards and five steals in win over Ole Miss at Rainbow Wahine Classic in Honolulu…named to Rainbow Wahine Classic All-Tournament team after averaging 18.3 ppg and 7.0 rpg…hit career-high four 3-pointers and finished with 20 points and six rebounds in win over Fresno State…had 15 points and four assists at BYU…hit three 3-pointers and tallied 14 points and three steals in upset road win at No. 10/10 Nebraska…scored 29 points, grabbed six rebounds and made five steals while taking WSU single-game record 28 shots at Dayton…scored 26 points in win over UC Riverside in Kennewick, Wash….had 15 points and six rebounds against No. 25/22 Gonzaga…scored 27 points, hitting 10-of-12 free throw attempts in win over No. 24/25 Arizona State…scored 16 points and made five steals in win over Arizona…hit three 3-pointers, finished with 28 points, four steals and four assists in home win over Washington…scored 14 points in road win at Washington…notched 17 points, six rebounds and two steals in home win over No. 21/20 Colorado…missed home game against Utah…scored 16 points and made four steals at Oregon…recorded 21 points at Oregon State…tallied 10 points, nine rbeounds and three steals in road win at USC…had 15 points, six boards and four steals at UCLA…scored 21 points against No. 3/4 Stanford…had 13 points and four rebounds against No. 23/22 California…hit three 3-pointers and totaled 18 points and four steals in road win at Utah…posted 10 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals in win at Colorado…notched 18 points against Oregon State…hit four 3-pointers and finished 27 points, five assists and four boards in win over Oregon…recorded 13 points, five rebounds and four assists at No. 18/18 California…scored 16 points and made four steals at No. 5/4 Stanford…scored season-high 31 points, hit three 3-pointers, grabbed seven rebounds, dished out five assists in opening round win over Oregon at Pac-12 Conference Tournament, also surpassing the 1,000 career-point mark in just her 61st game, second-fastest in WSU history to Jeanne Eggart’s 57… hit three 3-pointers, went a career-best 13-of-16 at the free throw line, grabbed seven boards and made three steals while totaling 28 points in quarterfinal win over No. 20/20 California at Pac-12 Tournament…scored 16 points against Oregon State in semifinal of Pac-12 Tournament…tallied 22 points and six rebounds at Montana in opening round of WNIT Tournament.

FRESHMAN (2012-13): Appeared in all 31 games, made 28 starts…named All-Pac-12 Conference honorable mention, All-Defensive Team honorable mention and to All-Freshmen Team…led team in scoring (14.8 ppg), rebounding (5.2 rpg), steals (86), made 3-point field goals (41), minutes (828) and tied for second in assists (52)…led all Pac-12 freshmen in scoring and was the second-leading freshman scorer in the country at 14.8 ppg…led conference in steals-per-game (2.8)…set WSU freshman single-season records for scoring, points (459), double-digit scoring efforts (28), field goals made (174), free throw percentage (76.9), and finished with second-most steals by a Cougar freshman…posted four 20+point efforts, two double-doubles and led team in scoring 21 times…named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week three times, the most by a Cougar since Jenni Ruff in 1995-96…opened career with 33-point effort at Minnesota, a WSU freshman single-game record…scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds against South Dakota State…named to Best Buy Classic All-Tournament team after games against Minnesota and South Dakota State…in home-opener, recorded first career double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds along with six steals and six assists in win over Monmouth…scored 15 points after going 9-for-11 at the free throw line and made six steals against Wisconsin…scored 15 points and grabbed five rebounds in win over BYU…had nine points and five steals at UC Riverside…earned first career Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honor after recording 15 points, six rebounds and going 6-for-6 at the free throw in win over No. 20 Ohio State…had 13 points and three steals at No. 14 Louisville…scored 16 points and record six rebounds at Syracuse…named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week after road performances against Louisville and Syracuse…hit three 3-pointers, finished with 11 points and grabbed eight boards in road win at Gonzaga…scored 17 points after hitting three 3-pointers against Arizona…had 11 points, five rebounds and four assists at No. 14 UCLA…scored 14 points at USC…posted a double-double in first game against Washington with 14 points and 12 rebounds…had 13-point games against Washington and Oregon…scored 20+ points in three straight games…22 points in overtime win over Oregon State …had 20 points, eight rebounds and seven steals in win at Arizona State…had 21 points and seven steals in win at Arizona…scored 10 points in home win over USC…scored 19 points against No. 17 UCLA…had 17 points, five assists, four steals and hit game-winner with two seconds left at Oregon State…had 19 points at Oregon…scored 12 points and grabbed seven boards at No. 20 Colorado…recorded 18 points and seven rebounds at home against No. 6 California…scored 17 points and made three steals in opening-round win over Arizona State at Pac-12 Conference Tournament…scored 16 points in quarterfinal against No. 4 Stanford at Pac-12 Tournament…shared the WSU award for Top Coug with Tia Presley…invited to National Team Trials for FIBA U19 World Championship Team in May.

Named State Player of the Year three times…named to All-State first team four times….four-time All-Big Island League selection…four-time selection on the Hawaii's all-tournament team…earned all-tournament teams honors three times at the prestigious Iolani Tournament…as a SENIOR, helped KHS to a 28-3 record, its second straight Hawaii state title, and third in the last four years…posted wins over nationally ranked Bishop Gorman HS (Las Vegas), Oregon City (Oregon), and Brea Olinda (California)… selected the All-BIIF West Division Player of the Year… registered 21 points and eight rebounds to help KHS claim the 2012 state title…averaged 17.0 ppg, 5.0 spg and 3.0 apg during league play.

Born in Hilo, Hawaii…parents Phillip and Patricia…brothers, Zechariah, Jacob, Elijah and Joel…brother, Jacob, played football at Western Montana.