Penn State women’s basketball redshirt junior guard Leilani Kapinus, a former star at Madison Memorial High School, has been selected to be on the 2023 USA 3×3 U23 Nations League Team.
Different than standard 5×5, 3×3 is played on a half-court with a 10-minute game clock and a 12-second shot clock. The 3×3 U23 Nations League will take place in Rancagua, Chile, later this summer, where Kapinus will make her international debut.
At Madison Memorial, Kapinus earned AP Honorable-Mention All-State honors in 2018 and conference Defensive Player of the Year honors. She was also a two-time All-Conference selection and two-time team MVP.
LEI x USA🇺🇸
— Penn State Women's Basketball (@PennStateWBB) July 17, 2023
During her 2022-23 season at Penn State, Kapinus was a defensive star making the All-Big Ten Defensive Team, according to both the league’s coaches and media members. She also secured All-Big Ten Honorable Mention accolades per the conference’s media. Currently, Kapinus is ranked fifth in career steals and ninth in career blocks for Penn State.