#FormerColonialWatch Esther Castedo Signs Professional Contract with Ensino Lugo


Esther Castedo signs a professional contract with Ensino Lugo. Photo credit: Ethan Morrison

Ethan Morrison, Assistant Sports Editor

Last week, former guard Esther Castedo signed a professional contract with Ensino Lugo.

Castedo spent four years with the Colonials and showed improvements throughout her time in Moon Township as she averaged 7.1 points per game over the course of her career.

Castedo expressed her excitement after signing her first professional contract,

“Dreams do come true,” Castedo said. “I’m extremely happy and excited to start my pro career and can’t wait to start playing.”

In her senior campaign, Castedo averaged a career-high 11.4 points and 2.3 assists per game while shooting 44 percent from the floor and 35 percent from three-point range. She was also named to the 2022 All-Horizon League third team.

Castedo returns home after graduating from Robert Morris with a degree in Management and becomes the first member of the women’s basketball 2022 graduating class to sign a professional contract.

Esther Castedo (Middle) with fellow seniors Natalie Villaflor (Left) and Nina Augustin (Right) on senior day Photo credit: Ethan Morrison (Photo by Ethan Morrison)

Before coming over to the states, she played for Porta Ensino de Lugo in Liga Femenina 2 and helped the team to promotion.

Castedo is also giving back in her home country of Spain as she was named to the coaching staff of Campus Kingtela and will share her experiences playing basketball with the attendees at the camp.

The camp begins on July 2, and Castedo explained the significance of sharing her own experiences with the younger generation,

“I think it’s important to share our own experiences with the younger players. Being able to spend time with them and help them as much as I can is something I really value.”

Ensino Lugo’s season will kick off in September and Castedo will look to start off her professional career on the right foot after spending the past four years away from home at Robert Morris.