Valparaiso University’s Launa Hochstetler is playing professional basketball in the Netherlands this season. She signed in August with Challenge Sports Binnenland Rotterdam, a team that was the national cup finalist in 2009 and ranked 7th in last season’s conference play.
Playing for coach Rob Brand, the 2009 Crusaders alum led her team in preseason play in scoring, steals and assists, including leading all scorers with 17 points in a 71-63 win over Osnabruck SC (Germany).
The regular season began Saturday and runs until the end of April with post-season play going through May.
Hochstetler earned First Team All-Horizon League honors for Valpo in 2008-2009, leading the league in assists and finishing fourth in school history with 369 for her career. She set a school record shooting 83.8% from the free throw line for her career while ranking 20th on the Crusaders’ all-time scoring list.