LSU's Hailey Van Lith Apr 1, 2024; Albany, NY, USA; LSU Lady Tigers guard Hailey Van Lith (11) controls the ball the Iowa Hawkeyes in the first half in the finals of the Albany Regional in the 2024 NCAA Tournament at MVP Arena. Mandatory Credit: Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

LSU Tigers guard Hailey Van Lith transferred to the program last offseason with hopes of helping the team win back-to-back National Championships. But unfortunately, the Iowa Hawkeyes and Caitlin Clark prevented them from doing so. And now, Van Lith will be seeking additional opportunities elsewhere.

Van Lith had a solid season at LSU this past season, averaging 11.6 points per game along with 3.6 assists and 2.4 rebounds on the year.

Her numbers fell off a bit from her time at Louisville in the first three seasons of her collegiate career. But that is to be expected joining a far more talented team with teammates like Angel Reese, Aneesah Morrow, and Flau’jae Johnson.

The main goal of this LSU team given their talent was always to repeat as national champions. And now that they weren’t able to do so, Van Lith will be seeking other opportunities with her final year of college eligibility.

According to Matt Zenitz of 247 Sports, Van Lith has officially entered the transfer portal for the second time in as many years.

Van Lith has become a household name at LSU. So naturally, fans had plenty to say about this decision on social media.

Van Lith did receive a ton of criticism for LSU’s Elite Eight loss to Iowa, particularly because she struggled both on the offensive end and on the defense guarding Caitlin Clark.

Perhaps for this reason alone, a new change of scenery could be good for Van Lith.

[Matt Zenitz]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.