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Sunny Vadopalaite
Sunny Vadopalaite

Position:
Recruiting Coordinator

Experience:
4th Season

Saule "Sunny" Vadopalaite enters her fourth season at Lamar University, and second as recruiting coordinator for the Cardinals.


Vadopalaite came to Lamar from Kean College, where she was an assistant coach for the 2009-10 women's basketball squad that posted a 29-2 record and advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division III Tournament.


The native of Lithuania played college basketball at Long Island University and Felician College. She graduated magna cum laude from Felician with a bachelor's degree in business management and marketing before earning a master's in business administration from West Virginia Wesleyan. She is fluent in four languages.
Vadopalaite's international connections are a big plus at Lamar, where the Lady Cardinals have had a number of foreigh student-athletes.


At West Virginia Wesleyan, she served as an assistant women's basketball coach for two seasons, helping the team reach the conference finals one season and the semifinals in another.


Vadopalaite was a member of the Lithuanian Junior National Team from 1998 to 2001.


At Lamar, Vadopalaite assists with recruiting as well as with practice organization and coordinating the team's travel arrangements.


In 2012, Vadopalaite received a full scholarship to attend the NCAA Women Coaches Academy.


"It was one of the greatest experiences of my career," Vadopalaite said of the coaches academy. "I am so happy that I was able to attend."

Vadopalaite is currently pursung a doctorate in educational leadership at Lamar.

10/08/2012

Women's basketball to host open tryout on Wednesday

Event set for 7 p.m. at the Montagne Center

10/02/2012

Lamar offers hoops coaching clinic

One-day event set for Oct. 8 at the Montagne Center

05/22/2012

Vadopalaite attending NCAA Women Coaches Academy

One-week program set for June 4-8 in Atlanta

10/20/2011

Lady Cards staff lends helping hand

Coaches are celebrity waiters at Nederland fundraiser

03/15/2014

HIGHLIGHTS::SLC TOURNEY::NWST

Highlights from Northwestern State vs. LAMAR @ the SLC Tourney. (Katy, TX)

03/09/2014

HIGHLIGHTS: SELA vs. LAMAR WBB

03/07/2014

HIGHLIGHTS: NEW ORLEANS @ LAMAR

Highlights from UNO v. LAMAR WBB. (Montagne Center - Beaumont, TX)

03/05/2014

The Lady Cardinals close out the regular season at home against UNO and SELA

02/23/2014

HIGHLIGHTS: SHSU vs. LAMAR WBB

Montagne Center - Beaumont, TX

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