Former Phoenix standout Bauer joins teammate overseas
Lydia Bauer will continue her basketball career overseas after signing with GDESSA in Portugal this past week. “I had a goal of playing [overseas] next September and I had told the girls already there to keep an eye out,” Bauer said. “One of Stephanie Sension’s teammates was sent home the other week, and last Saturday I got a call and was offered a contract.” Bauer will join former teammate Sension on the roster at GDESSA, a team located in Barreiro, Portugal, near the capital city of Lisbon. She becomes the fourth player from the class of 2013 to head overseas, a class that includes Sension, Adrian Ritchie (Nottingham – England) and Sarah Eichler (Stevsngade – Denmark).