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American University Women’s Basketball 2009-10 Schedule

Game 9 Morgan State (3-5) vs. American (4-4) Wednesday, December 16, 2009 • 7 p.m. ET Bender Arena • Washington, D.C. Web: Eagles Vision TV

November Sun. Fri. Mon. Wed. Sun. Tues. Sun.

8 13 16 18 22 24 28

Virginia Wesleyan (Exhib.) at Howard at Princeton at Brown EAST CAROLINA NJIT at Wagner

W, 98-34 W, 71-59 L, 77-45 W, 64-54 L, 70-65 W, 65-57 L, 73-72

December Wed. Sun. Wed. Sun.

2 at Drexel L, 50-40 6 HIGH POINT W, 67-46 16 MORGAN STATE 7:00 p.m. 20 MARYLAND 2:00 p.m. Hatter Classic @ DeLand, Fla. Mon. 28 vs. Buffalo 3:00 p.m. Tues. 29 vs. Stetson/St. Francis (Pa.) TBD

January Sat. Mon. Sat. Wed. Sat. Wed. Sun. Wed. Sat.

2 4 9 13 16 20 24 27 30

at Columbia MD.-EASTERN SHORE LEHIGH * BUCKNELL * at Colgate * ARMY * at Holy Cross * at Navy * LAFAYETTE *

6 10 13 17 20 24 27

at Lehigh * at Bucknell * COLGATE * at Army * HOLY CROSS * NAVY * at Lafayette *

7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

6 7 13

7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.

PL Quarterfinals @ Holy Cross PL Semifinals @ Holy Cross TBD PL Finals @ TBD 6:00 p.m.

BOLD CAPS indicates home game * indicates Patriot League Opponent Athletics Communications Women’s Basketball Contact ................................ Howard Smith Office Phone ....................................................... (202) 885-3032 Cell Phone .......................................................... (202) 531-0160 E-mail ......................................................hsmith@american.edu Website................................................................ AUeagles.com Mailing Address .....................................................Bender Arena 4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 20016

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A trio of sophomores -- Lisa Strack, Raven Harris and Ebony Edwards -- were productive for the Eagles in the win over High Point. Strack came off the bench to score a careerhigh 12 points, along with seven rebounds. Harris matched a career-best with six assists in a career-high 37 minutes of action, while Edwards chipped in a season-high eight points for the Eagles. Morgan State (3-5) comes into Wednesday’s contest after a similar 10-day layoff. In the Bears’ last game on December 6, they fell to Brown, 65-62, in overtime. Morgan State has been led this season by Corin Adams, who is averaging 18.8 points per game.

Following Wednesday’s game versus Morgan State, the Eagles will host ACC-power Maryland on Sunday, December TBD 20 at 2 p.m. at Bender Arena.

March Sat. Sun. Sat.

The Eagles will be taking the court for the first time in 10 days following a break for final exams. Last time out on December 6, American (4-4) defeated High Point, 67-46, at Bender Arena. For the seventh time in eight games this season, junior Michelle Kirk led the Eagles in scoring, as she recorded a game-high 22 points in the win. She also chipped in seven rebounds. Kirk currently leads the Patriot League in scoring (20.4 ppg) and is second in the conference in threepoint percentage at 40 percent.

Classmate Liz Leer also shined in the contest against High Point, recording 16 points, nine rebounds and four blocked 1:00 p.m. shots for the Eagles. She is averaging 12.8 points, 7.0 7:00 p.m. rebounds and a Patriot League-leading 1.9 blocked shots 2:00 p.m. per game this season.

February Sat. Wed. Sat. Wed. Sat. Wed. Sat.

The American University women’s basketball team will host Morgan State on Wednesday, December 16 at 7 p.m. at Bender Arena in Washington, D.C.

Projected Starters POS F F G G C

NO 5 22 12 23 00

NAME Michelle Kirk Liz Leer Ebony Edwards Raven Harris Ohemaa Nyanin

HT 6-0 6-2 5-8 5-7 6-2

YR Jr. Jr. So. So. Sr.

2009-10 STATS 20.4 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 1.4 apg 12.8 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.9 bpg 3.6 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 1.9 spg 2.6 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 3.6 apg 4.6 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 0.6 apg

HT 5-9 5-8 5-7 5-10 6-1 6-2

YR Fr. Sr. Jr. So. So. Fr.

2009-10 STATS -7.1 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 2.3 apg 2.7 ppg, 0.4 rpg, 0.4 apg 6.3 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.4 apg 1.4 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 0.1 apg 1.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 0.1 apg

Reserves POS G G G F F C

NO 4 10 13 15 42 44

NAME Geleisa George Nicole Ryan Ashley Yencho Lisa Strack Janelle McDonald Stephanie Anya

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American University Women’s Basketball Leading the Pack American leads the Patriot League in several team statistics so far this season, including field goal percentage (41.8 percent), three-point field goal percentage (34.0 percent), rebounding defense (33.8 per game) and blocked shots (3.4 per contest). Take Me to Your Leader Junior Michelle Kirk has led the Eagles in scoring in seven of their eight games so far this season, scoring at least 19 points in six of those contests. Her 20.4 points per game average is currently leading the Patriot League. She is second in the conference in three-point percentage (40.0) and sits fourth in made three-point field goals per game (2.0). She is also in eighth place in the conference with 6.1 rebounds per contest. Get That Out of Here Junior Liz Leer is first in the Patriot League with 1.9 blocked shots per game. She sits third in school history with 117 blocked shots. Taking Care of the Rock Sophomore Raven Harris currently leads the Patriot League with a 1.8 assist-to-turnover ratio. She is averaging 3.6 assists per game, good for second in the conference. Marksmanship Leer is shooting 51.9 percent from the field this season, which is fourth in the Patriot League. Her 54.8 percent career field goal mark is good for third in AU program history. She also sits third in the conference in free throw percentage (85.7), and is currently is second in AU history from the charity stripe (81.8 percent). A Thief on the Loose Sophomore Ebony Edwards is averaging 1.9 steals per game this season, which places her fifth in the Patriot League. She recorded a career-high six steals on November 28 against Wagner. Strack Attack Sophomore Lisa Strack has seen increased minutes so far this season, and has taken advantage. On two occasions, she has set new career-highs in scoring, most recently recording a new career-best 12 points, along with seven rebounds, in AU’s victory over High Point. Eagles Expected to Soar AU was selected to finish second in the Patriot League in the preseason poll, the conference announced prior to the start of the season. The poll was voted on by the league’s coaches and sports information directors. Kirk was selected as a Preseason All-Patriot League pick. Playing Deep into March For the first time in program history, AU earned trips to the postseason in each of the last two seasons as the Eagles reached the postseason WNIT in both 2007-08 and 2008-09. Last season, first-year head coach Matt Corkery led the Eagles to a 19-12 record, and was the associate head coach in the 2007-08 campaign as the Eagles clinched the Patriot League regular season crown. Strong Out of the Gate AU recorded 10 non-conference victories in 2008-09, which matched a programrecord for most in a season. The Eagles were 10-5 against non-Patriot League opponents in the regular season last year. Three’s Better than None The Eagles captured three All-Patriot League awards in the 2008-09 campaign. Current junior Michelle Kirk was named First Team All-Conference, while nowsophomores Ebony Edwards and Lisa Strack were selected to the Patriot League All-Rookie Team.

2009-10 Patriot League Preseason Poll 1. Lehigh .............(13 first-place votes) 97 points 2. American.................... (3 first-place votes) 76 3. Holy Cross .................................................. 76 4. Navy ........................................................... 54 5. Bucknell ...................................................... 52 6. Army ........................................................... 50 7. Colgate ....................................................... 22 8. Lafayette ..................................................... 21

Preseason Awards Michelle Kirk ..................... Preseason All-Patriot League Team

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American University Women’s Basketball the Series - Morgan State Team Stats Comparison Inside All-Time Record: Morgan State leads 5-2 American

Morgan State

4-4................... Overall Record ..................... 3-5 0-0............... Conference Record ................. 0-0 61.1 ................... Points/Game ..................... 65.6 60.8 .............. Opp. Points/Game ................ 65.0 35.4 ................Rebounds/Game .................. 41.5

Last Meeting: Morgan State 57, American 54 (11/28/08) Morgan State leads the all-time series, 5-2, which includes victories in each of the last two seasons. Last year in Baltimore, Md., Morgan State defeated the Eagles, 57-54, in a closely-contested game. Liz Leer set career-highs for American with 18 points, 14 rebounds and six blocked shots. Morgan State was led by 19 points from Corin Adams.

33.8 ........... Opp. Rebounds/Game ............. 48.4 41.8 ........................FG Pct. ......................... .34.0 40.0 ................... Opp. FG Pct. ..................... 37.4 34.0 .................... 3-Point Pct. ...................... 28.4 31.7 ................Opp. 3-Point Pct................... 27.5 71.1 .................Free Throw Pct.................... 70.2 15.9 ............Personal Fouls/Game.............. 19.5 12.3 .................. Assists/Game ...................... 9.4

In their last meeting in Bender Arena, which took place in December 6, 2007, Morgan State came away with an 80-65 victory. Prior to the 2007 meeting, the two teams had not met since 1996, when AU defeated Morgan State, 75-46. This season, American and Morgan State have squared off against one common opponent, Brown. The Eagles defeated Brown on November 18 in Providence, R.I., by a final score of 64-54, while Morgan State fell to Brown on December 6, 65-62, in overtime.

17.4 ................Turnovers/Game .................. 18.3 3.4 .............. Blocked Shots/Game ................ 2.6 6.4 ..................... Steals/Game ..................... 12.1

Milestone Watch - Liz Leer is currently second in career free throw percentage at 81.8, while Nicole Ryan sits in third at 80.4 percent. Ryan set a new AU single-season mark last year with an 87.8 percent conversion rate from the charity stripe. - Ryan is second in school history with 153 made three-pointers. - Leer has recorded 117 blocked shots in her career at American, including a single-season school record of 62 last season. She currently sits third in school history in career blocked shots, and is only 35 blocks behind Kirsten Keller, who competed at AU from 1991-95. - In her career, Leer has shot 54.8 percent from the field, which places her third in AU history. Lynne Copeland sits atop the AU list at 57.9 percent.

Patriot League Play Patriot League action for American kicks off on January 9 when the Eagles entertain Lehigh at Bender Arena.

2009-10 Patriot League Standings TEAM Lehigh Navy American Army Colgate Holy Cross Bucknell Lafayette

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W 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Patriot L Pct. 0 .000 0 .000 0 .000 0 .000 0 .000 0 .000 0 .000 0 .000

W 7 7 4 5 5 3 2 2

Overall L Pct. 2 .778 5 .583 4 .500 5 .500 5 .500 7 .300 7 .222 9 .182

AU Record Books Free Throw Percentage, Career 1. Kate Miller, 1997-00 ........... (296-361) 82.0 2. Liz Leer, 2007-Pres ..............(90-110) 81.8 3. Nicole Ryan, 2005-Pres ... (156-194) 80.4 4. Beth Shearer, 1984-88 ....... (476-598) 79.6 5. Liz Hayes, 2006-08 ............ (167-210) 79.5 Three-Point FGs Made, Career 1. Talicia Jackson, 2005-09 ...................... 160 2. Nicole Ryan, 2005-Pres ...................... 153 3. Kari Gaskins, 1995-99 .......................... 147 4. Liz Hayes, 2006-08 ............................... 144 5. Maria Werries, 1999-03 ........................ 105 Blocked Shots, Career 1. Kirsten Keller, 1991-95 ......................... 152 2. Hollie Steinman, 1998-02 ..................... 128 3. Liz Leer, 2007-Pres ............................. 117 4. Kia Cooper, 1984-88 ............................... 85 5. Kristin Hirschler, 1990-94 ........................ 83 Field Goal Percentage, Career 1. Lynne Copeland, 1982-83....(110-190) 57.9 2. Kelly Lane, 1985-87 ............ (364-630) 57.8 3. Liz Leer, 2007-Pres. .......... (288-526) 54.8 4. Darsi Smith, 1980-84 .......... (501-955) 52.5 5. Beth Shearer, 1984-88 ...... (565-1078) 52.4

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American University Women’s Basketball

2009-10 Roster

Position Breakdown Guards ............Edwards, George, Harris, ..............................Ryan, Strack, Yencho Forwards ...............Kirk, Leer, McDonald Centers ..............................Anya, Nyanin

Class Breakdown Seniors (‘10) ......................Nyanin, Ryan Juniors (‘11) .............. Kirk, Leer, Yencho Sophomores (‘12) ........Edwards, Harris, ....................................McDonald, Strack Freshman (‘13) ............... Anya, George

Geographical Breakdown

Numerical No. Name ................. Pos. Cl. ....Ht. .. Hometown/High School 00 ..Ohemaa Nyanin .. C ... Sr. .......6-2 .. Accra, Ghana/Westtown School 4 ....Geleisa George ... G .. Fr. ........5-9 .. Jamaica, N.Y./Christ the King Regional 5 ....Michelle Kirk ........ F/G Jr. .......6-0 .. Painted Post, N.Y./Corning-Painted Post West 10 ..Nicole Ryan ......... G .. RS Sr. 5-8 .. Safety Harbor, Fla./Clearwater 12 ..Ebony Edwards ... G .. So. ......5-8 .. Forestville, Md./Bishop McNamara 13 ..Ashley Yencho ..... G .. Jr. .......5-7 .. Schnecksville, Pa./Parkland 15 ..Lisa Strack ........... G .. So. ......5-10 Langhorne, Pa./Archbishop Wood 22 ..Liz Leer ................ F ... Jr. .......6-2 .. Glenside, Pa./Abington 23 ..Raven Harris ....... G .. So. ......5-7 .. Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne 42...Janelle McDonald . F .... So........6-1 ... Ashburn, Va./Notre Dame Academy 44 ..Stephanie Anya ... C ... Fr. .......6-2 .. Germantown, Md./Academy of the Holy Cross

International ................................ Nyanin Maryland ......................... Anya, Edwards New York ............................ George, Kirk Pennsylvania......... Leer, Strack, Yencho Virginia ....................... Harris, McDonald

Height Breakdown 5-7 ....................................Harris, Yencho 5-8 ...................................Edwards, Ryan 5-9 ............................................... George 5-10 ............................................... Strack 6-0 ..................................................... Kirk 6-1 ........................................... McDonald 6-2 .............................Anya, Leer, Nyanin

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Alphabetical No. Name ................. Pos. Cl. ....Ht. .. Hometown/High School 44 ..Stephanie Anya ... C ... Fr. .......6-2 .. Germantown, Md./Academy of the Holy Cross 12 ..Ebony Edwards ... G .. So. ......5-8 .. Forestville, Md./Bishop McNamara 4 ....Geleisa George ... G .. Fr. ........5-9 .. Jamaica, N.Y./Christ the King Regional 23 ..Raven Harris ....... G .. So. ......5-7 .. Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne 5 ....Michelle Kirk ........ F/G Jr. .......6-0 .. Painted Post, N.Y./Corning-Painted Post West 22 ..Liz Leer ................ F ... Jr. .......6-2 .. Glenside, Pa./Abington 42 ..Janelle McDonald F ... So. ......6-1 .. Ashburn, Va./Notre Dame Academy 00 ..Ohemaa Nyanin .. C ... Sr. .......6-2 .. Accra, Ghana/Westtown School 10 ..Nicole Ryan ......... G .. RS Sr. 5-8 .. Safety Harbor, Fla./Clearwater 15 ..Lisa Strack ........... G .. So. ......5-10 Langhorne, Pa./Archbishop Wood 13 ..Ashley Yencho ..... G .. Jr. .......5-7 .. Schnecksville, Pa./Parkland

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American University Women’s Basketball

Season/Career Highs #00 • Ohemaa Nyanin

#4 • Geleisa George

Season Category Career-High 8, three times, last at Wagner (11/28/09) Points 8, three times, last at Wagner (11/28/09) 9 vs. ECU (11/22/09) Rebounds 9 vs. ECU (11/22/09) 4, two times, last at Wagner (11/28/09) FG Made 4, two times, last at Wagner (11/28/09) 8 two times, last at Wagner (11/28/09) FG Atts 8 two times, last at Wagner (11/28/09) -3 FG Made --3 FG Atts -2 vs. ECU (11/22/09) FT Made 2, four times, last vs. ECU (11/22/09) 3 at Brown (11/18/09) FT Atts 3, two times, last at Brown (11/18/09) 1, five times, last vs. High Point (12/6/09) Assists 1, eight times, last vs. High Point (12/6/09) -Blocks 1, three times, last vs. Colgate (3/8/08) 1, vs. High Point (12/6/09) Steals 1, five times, last vs. High Point (12/6/09) 25 at Howard (11/13/09) Minutes 25 at Howard (11/13/09)

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#5 • Michelle Kirk

#10 • Nicole Ryan

Season Category Career-High 27 at Brown (11/18/09) Points 27, two times, last at Brown (11/18/09) 8 at Brown (11/18/09) Rebounds 11 vs. Navy (1/28/09) 10, two times, last at Wagner (11/28/09) FG Made 12 vs. Navy (1/28/09) 20 at Howard (11/13/09) FG Atts 22 va. Navy (1/28/09) 4 at Brown (11/18/09) 3 FG Made 4, two times, last at Brown (11/18/08) 8 at Brown (11/18/09) 3 FG Atts 8, three times, last at Brown (11/18/08) 11 at Brown (11/18/09) FT Made 11 at Brown (11/18/09) 14 at Brown (11/18/09) FT Atts 14 at Brown (11/18/09) 3, two times, last at Prin.(11/16/09) Assists 5, two times, last vs. Brown (1/6/09) 2 at Brown (11/18/09) Blocks 2, two times, last at Brown (11/18/09) 2 at Howard (11/13/09) Steals 3, two times, last at Navy (2/25/09) 40 vs. High Point (12/6/09) Minutes 40, two times, last vs. High Point (12/6/09)

Season Category Career-High 16 at Princeton (11/16/09) Points 25 at Navy (3/3/07) 10 at Brown (11/13/09 Rebounds 10 at Brown (11/18/09) 6 at Princeton (11/16/09) FG Made 8 vs. Holy Cross (1/20/07) 11 at Princeton (11/16/09) FG Atts 18, four times, last vs. HC (2/17/07) 4 at Princeton (11/16/09) 3 FG Made 5, three times, last at Navy (2/25/09) 6, two times, last at Wagner (11/28/09) 3 FG Atts 16 at Monmouth (12/22/06) 6 at Wagner (11/28/09) FT Made 9 vs. Drexel (12/30/06) 7 at Wagner (11/28/09) FT Atts 10 vs. Drexel (12/30/06) 4 at Wagner (11/28/09) Assists 4 two times, last at Wagner (11/28/09) 2 at Wagner (11/28/09) Blocks 2 at Wagner (11/28/09) 2. two times, last at Wagner (11/28/09) Steals 5, three times, last vs. Navy (1/24/07) 36 at Brown (11/18/09) Minutes 39 vs. Army (2/18/09)

#12 • Ebony Edwards

#13 • Ashley Yencho

Season Category Career-High 8 vs. High Point (12/6/09) Points 11 vs. Howard (11/19/08) 3, two times, last at Wagner (11/28/09) Rebounds 6, two times, last vs. Lafayette (2/28/09) 3 vs. High Point (12/6/09) FG Made 4, two times, last vs. Bucknell (2/11/09) 6 at Brown (11/18/09) FG Atts 7 vs. Lafayette (3/7/09) 1, three times, last vs. High Point (12/6/09) 3 FG Made 3, two times, last vs. Colum. (1/4/09) 3, two times, last at Brown (11/18/09) 3 FG Atts 4, four times, last vs. Lafayette (3/7/09) 2 vs. ECU (11/22/09) FT Made 2, four times, last vs. ECU (3/7/09) 2, two times, last vs. NJIT (11/24/09) FT Atts 2, five times, last at JMU (3/20/09) 3 vs. NJIT (11/24/09) Assists 3, three times, last vs. NJIT (11/24/09) -Blocks 1 vs. Columbia (1/4/09) 6 at Wagner (11/28/09) Steals 6 at Wagner (11/28/09) 29 at Brown (11/18/09) Minutes 29 at Brown (11/18/09)

Season Category Career-High 4, two times, last vs. High Point (12/6/09) Points 10 vs. Rhode Island (12/7/08) 2 vs. High Point (12/6/09) Rebounds 4 at Drexel (12/31/07) 1, six times, last vs. High Point (12/6/09) FG Made 4 vs. Rhode Island (12/7/08) 3, two times, last vs. High Point (12/6/09) FG Atts 11 vs. Morgan State (12/6/07) 1,three times, last at Drexel (12/2/09) 3 FG Made 2, three times, last vs. URI (12/7/08) 1, four times, last vs. High Point (12/6/09) 3 FG Atts 6 vs. Morgan State (12/6/07) 2, two times, last vs. High Point (12/6/09) FT Made 4, two times, last at Clev St (12/29/07) 4 at Princeton (11/16/09) FT Atts 5 at Cleveland State (12/29/07) 2 vs. High Point (12/6/09) Assists 4, three times, last vs. Lafay. (2/28/09) -Blocks --Steals 2, three times, last vs. Colgate (2/16/08) 14, two times, last vs. High Point (12/6/09) Minutes 28 at Cleveland State (12/29/07)

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Category Points Rebounds FG Made FG Atts 3 FG Made 3 FG Atts FT Made FT Atts Assists Blocks Steals Minutes

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Career-High -------------


American University Women’s Basketball

Season/Career Highs #15 • Lisa Strack

#22 • Liz Leer

Season Category Career-High 12 vs. High Point (12/6/09) Points 12 vs. High Point (12/6/09) 8 at Drexel (12/2/09) Rebounds 8 at Drexel (12/2/09) 4, two times, last vs. High Point (12/6/09) FG Made 4, two times, last vs. High Point (12/6/09) 7, two times, last vs. High Point (12/6/09) FG Atts 8, two times, last at Drexel (12/2/09) 1, three times, last vs.NJIT (11/24/09) 3 FG Made 1, 10 times, last vs. NJIT (11/24/09) 2,three times, last at Drexel (11/24/09) 3 FG Atts 3, five times, last at JMU (3/20/09) 6 at Wagner (11/28/09) FT Made 6 at Wagner (11/28/09) 6, two times, last vs. High Point (12/6/09) FT Atts 6, two times, last vs. High Point (12/6/09) 3, two times, last vs. High Point (12/6/09) Assists 8 vs. Howard (11/19/08) 1 at Drexel (12/2/09) Blocks 1, six times, last at Drexel (12/2/09) 4 vs. High Point (12/6/09) Steals 4 vs. High Point (12/6/09) 31 at Brown (11/18/09) Minutes 31 at Brown (11/18/09)

Season Category Career-High 19 at Brown (11/18/09) Points 19 at Brown (11/18/09) 9, two times, last vs. High Point (12/6/09) Rebounds 14 at Morgan State (11/28/08) 8, two times, last at Brown (11/18/09) FG Made 9 at Morgan State (11/28/08) 15 at Brown (11/18/09) FG Atts 16 vs. Navy (1/28/09) 1, two times, last at Drexel (12/2/09) 3 FG Made 1, two times, last at Drexel (12/2/09) 1, three times, last at Drexel (12/2/09) 3 FG Atts 1, seven times, last at Drexel (12/2/09) 6 vs. High Point (12/6/09) FT Made 8 at Lafayette (1/31/09) 7 vs. High Point (12/6/09) FT Atts 8 at Lafayette (1/31/09) 4 at Howard (11/13/09) Assists 4, two times, last at Howard (1/31/09) 4, two times, last vs. High Point (12/6/09) Blocks 6 at Morgan State (11/28/08) 1 vs. High Point (12/6/09) Steals 3, three times, last vs. Navy (1/28/09) 38, two times, last vs. High Point (12/6/09) Minutes 41 vs. Army (2/18/09)

#23 • Raven Harris

#42 • Janelle McDonald

Season Category Career-High 6 at Howard (11/13/09) Points 8 at UMES (12/2/08) 3, four times, last vs. High Point (12/6/09) Rebounds 4 vs. Holy Cross (1/24/09) 2, two times, last vs. NJIT (11/24/09) FG Made 3 at UMES (12/2/08) 7 at Drexel (12/2/09) FG Atts 7, four times, last vs. Drexel (12/2/09) -3 FG Made 1, four times, last vs. Lafay. (2/28/09) 2, two times, last vs. High Point (12/6/09) 3 FG Atts 3, two times, last vs. HC (1/24/09) 2, two times, last at Drexel (12/2/09) FT Made 4 vs. Princeton (12/19/08) 4 at Drexel (12/2/09) FT Atts 4, five times, last at Drexel (12/2/09) 6 vs. High Point (12/6/09) Assists 6, two times, last vs. High Point (12/6/09) -Blocks 1 vs. Princeton (12/19/08) 4 at Drexel (12/2/09) Steals 4 at Drexel (12/2/09) 37 vs. High Point (12/6/09) Minutes 37 vs. High Point (12/6/09)

Season 4 at Princeton (11/16/09) 5 at Princeton (11/16/09) 2 at Princeton (11/16/09) 6 at Princeton (11/16/09) ----1 at Howard (11/13/09) 1 at Princeton (11/16/09) 1 at Howard (11/13/09) 17 at Princeton (11/16/09)

Category Career-High Points 6 at Bucknell (1/14/09) Rebounds 5 at Princeton (11/16/09) FG Made 3 at Bucknell (1/14/09) FG Atts 7 at Bucknell (1/14/09) 3 FG Made -3 FG Atts -FT Made 2 at NJIT (11/14/08) FT Atts 2, two times, last at Lehigh (1/10/09) Assists 2, two times, last vs. Lafay. (2/28/09) Blocks 1, two times, last at Prin. (11/16/09) Steals 2 vs. Navy (1/28/09) Minutes 19 at Bucknell (1/14/09)

#44 • Stephanie Anya Season Category Career-High 3 at Wagner (11/28/09) Points 3 at Wagner (11/28/09) 7 at Wagner (11/28/09) Rebounds 7 at Wagner (11/28/09) 1, three times, last at Drexel (12/2/09) FG Made 1, three times, last at Drexel (12/2/09) 5, two times, last at Drexel (12/2/09) FG Atts 5, two times, last at Drexel (12/2/09) -3 FG Made --3 FG Atts -1, two times, last at Wagner (11/28/09) FT Made 1, two times, last at Wagner (11/28/09) 3 at Wagner (11/28/09) FT Atts 3 at Wagner (11/28/09) 1 vs. ECU (11/22/09) Assists 1 vs. ECU (11/22/09) 1, two times last at Drexel (12/2/09) Blocks 1, two times, last at Drexel (12/2/09) 2 at Wagner (11/28/09) Steals 2 at Wagner (11/28/09) 18 at Drexel (12/2/09) Minutes 18 at Drexel (12/2/09)

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American University Women’s Basketball 2009-10 Statistics 2009-10 Overall Statistics (4-4) TOTAL ##

Player

GP

GS

Min

Avg

FG FGA

00

Nyanin, Ohemaa

8

7

145

18.1

17

05

Kirk, Michelle

8

8

291

36.4

10

Ryan, Nicole

7

7

198

12

Edwards, Ebony

8

6

159

13

Yencho, Ashley

7

0

15

Strack, Lisa

8

1

22

Leer, Liz

8

8

23

Harris, Raven

8

3

42

Mcdonald, Janelle

7

0

44

Anya, Stephanie

8

0

TM

TEAM................

3-PTS FGA

REBOUNDS

Pct

3FG

Pct

PF FO

A

TO

Blk

Stl

39

.436

0

0 .000

3

8

.375

16

19

35

4.4

15

0

5

11

0

1

54

116

.466

16

40 .400

39

49

.796

14

35

49

6.1

13

0

11

22

6

4

28.3

16

54

.296

9

31 .290

9

15

.600

2

15

17

2.4

8

0

16

17

2

6

50

7.1

19.9

11

24

.458

3

10 .300

4

7

.571

2

11

13

1.6

14

0

8

6

0

15

29

3.6

63

9.0

6

11

.545

3

4 .750

4

6

.667

0

3

3

0.4

2

0

3

9

0

0

19

2.7

184

23.0

15

37

.405

3

10 .300

17

21

.810

20

19

39

4.9

16

1

11

11

1

9

50

6.3

272

34.0

41

79

.519

2

3 .667

18

21

.857

21

35

56

7.0

22

0

13

34

15

3

167

20.9

8

34

.235

0

8 .000

5

9

.556

0

17

17

2.1

17

0

29

16

0

10

21

2.6

50

7.1

5

12

.417

0

0 .000

0

0

.000

3

6

9

1.3

9

0

1

6

1

1

10

1.4

71

8.9

3

15

.200

0

0 .000

2

6

.333

4

12

16

2.0

11

0

1

5

2

2

8

1.0

12

17

29

3.6

0

Total..........

8

176

421

.418

36

106 .340

Opponents......

8

178

445

.400

39

123 .317

SCORE BY PERIODS:

1st 2nd

Total

American

221 268

489

Opponents

234 252

486

7

FT FTA

101 142 91

119

Pct

Off Def

Tot Avg

Pts Avg 37

4.6

163 20.4

102 12.8

2

.711

94 189 283 35.4

127

1

98 139

27

51

489 61.1

.765

95 175 270 33.8

136

0

108 132

18

62

486 60.8

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American University Women’s Basketball 2009-10 Schedule and Results Overall: 4-4 • Patriot League: 0-0 • Home: 2-1 • Away: 2-3 • Neutral: 0-0 DATE

TIME

OPPONENT

SCORE

RECORD ATTEND HIGH POINTS

11/13/09 11/16/09 11/18/09 11/22/09 11/24/09

7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

at Howard at Princeton at Brown EAST CAROLINA NJIT

W 71-59 L 77-45 W 64-54 L 70-65 W 65-57

1-0 1-1 2-1 2-2 3-2

413 274 450 435 148

(25) Kirk, Michelle (16) Ryan, Nicole (27) Kirk, Michelle (19) Kirk, Michelle (24) Kirk, Michelle

11/28/09 12/02/09 12/06/09 12/16/09 12/20/09 12/28/09 12/29/09 1/02/10 1/04/10 1/09/10 1/13/10 1/16/10 1/20/10 1/24/10 1/27/10 1/30/10 2/06/10 2/10/10 2/13/10 2/17/10 2/20/10 2/24/09 2/27/09 3/06/09

3:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. TBD 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. TBD

at Wagner L 73-72 at Drexel L 50-40 HIGH POINT W 67-46 MORGAN STATE MARYLAND vs. Buffalo ^ vs. Stetson/St. Francis (Pa) ^ at Columbia MD. EASTERN SHORE LEHIGH * BUCKNELL * at Colgate * ARMY * at Holy Cross * at Navy * LAFAYETTE * at Lehigh * at Bucknell * COLGATE * at Army * HOLY CROSS * NAVY * at Lafayette * Patriot League Quarterfinals

3-3 3-4 4-4

497 612 355

(25) Kirk, Michelle (13) Kirk, Michelle (22) Kirk, Michelle

* indicates Patriot League game ^ Hatter Classic in DeLand, Fla.

ATTENDANCE SUMMARY HOME AWAY NEUTRAL TOTAL

8

GAMES 3 5 0 8

TOTALS 938 2246 0 3148

AVG/GAME 312.7 449.2 0 398

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HIGH REBOUNDS (8) Leer, Liz (6) Kirk, Michelle (10) Ryan, Nicole (9) Nyanin, Ohemaa (7) Kirk, Michelle (7) Leer, Liz (7) Strack, Lisa (8) Leer, Liz (8) Strack, Lisa (9) Leer, Liz


American University Women’s Basketball

00 Nyanin

4 George

5 Kirk

10 Ryan

12 Edwards

13 Yencho

15 Strack

22 Leer

23 Harris

42 MdDonald

44 Anya

2009-10 Scoring Summary

Opponent

P-R-A

P-R-A

P-R-A

P-R-A

P-R-A

P-R-A

P-R-A

P-R-A

P-R-A

P-R-A

P-R-A

at Howard

8-5-1

DNP

25-7-3

4-2-3

5-1-2

2-0-0

3-3-3

18-8-4

6-3-1

0-0-1

0-0-0

at Princeton

0-3-1

DNP

8-6-3

16-0-1

0-3-0

4-0-0

5-4-1

6-3-0

2-3-4

4-5-0

0-0-0

at Brown

4-2-1

DNP

27-8-0

2-10-3

2-2-1

3-0-0

3-4-2

19-9-2

0-1-1

2-2-0

2-0-0

EAST CAROLINA

8-9-0

DNP

19-6-2

11-0-2

6-2-1

DNP

2-2-0

14-5-1

2-0-4

2-0-0

1-3-1

NJIT

5-2-0

DNP

24-7-0

3-3-3

3-1-3

3-0-1

11-7-0

10-7-3

4-2-5

2-1-0

0-0-0

at Wagner

8-3-0

DNP

25-4-1

14-2-4

2-3-1

0-0-0

10-4-1

10-8-1

0-2-5

DNP

3-7-0

at Drexel

2-5-1

DNP

13-4-1

0-0-0

3-1-0

3-1-0

4-8-1

9-7-1

4-3-3

0-0-0

2-3-0

HIGH POINT

2-5-1

DNP

22-7-1

DNP

8-1-0

4-2-2

12-7-3

16-9-1

3-3-6

0-1-0

0-3-0

MORGAN STATE MARYLAND vs. Buffalo ^ vs. Stetson/St. Fran. ^ at Columbia MD. EASTERN SHORE LEHIGH * BUCKNELL * at Colgate * ARMY * at Holy Cross * at Navy * LAFAYETTE * at Lehigh * at Bucknell * COLGATE * at Army * HOLY CROSS * NAVY * at Lafayette * PL Quarterfinals

* indicates Patriot League game ^ Hatter Classic in DeLand, Fla.

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American University Women’s Basketball

Eagles Record in 2009-10 When... Eagles win opening tip .........................................................2-1 Opponent wins opening tip ............................................2-3 Eagles lead at halftime .........................................................2-1 Eagles trail at halftime ...................................................2-3 Eagles tied at halftime ...................................................0-0 Eagles lead with 5:00 left .....................................................4-0 Eagles trail with 5:00 left ...............................................0-4 Eagles tied with 5:00 left ...............................................0-0 Eagles outrebound opponent ...............................................3-3 Opponent outrebounds the Eagles................................1-1 Eagles tie opponent in rebounds ...................................0-0 Eagles shoot 50% or better from the field ............................0-0 Opponent shoots 50% or better from the field...............0-1 Eagles shoot 40% or better from 3-point range ...................2-2 Opponent shoots 40% or better from 3-pt .....................0-1 Eagles shoot better than opponent from 3-pt ................3-0 Eagles have better FG% than opponent ..............................4-0 Opponent has better FG% than the Eagles .................0-4 Eagles and opponent shoot equal FG%........................0-0 Eagles have more FT attempts ............................................3-1 Opponent has more FT attempts ..................................1-3 Eagles and opponent have equal FT attempts..............0-0 Eagles’ bench outscores opponent ......................................0-0 Opponent’s bench outscores Eagles’ ............................3-4 Bench scoring is equal ..................................................1-0 Following an Eagle win ........................................................0-3 Following an Eagle loss.................................................3-1 Eagles commit fewer turnovers than opponent ....................3-1 Eagles commit more turnovers than opponent..............1-3 Eagles and opponent commit equal turnovers ..............0-0 Two or fewer Eagles score in double figures .......................2-2

10

Three Eagles score in double figures ............................2-1 Four Eagles score in double figures ..............................0-1 Five or more Eagles score in double figures .................0-0 Eagles score 59 points or less .............................................0-2 Eagles score between 60-69 points ..............................3-1 Eagles score between 70-79 points ..............................1-1 Eagles score between 80-89 points ..............................0-0 Eagles score between 90-99 points ..............................0-0 Eagles score 100 points or more...................................0-0 In games decided by three points or less.............................0-1 In games decided by 4-10 points ..................................2-2 In games decided by 11-20 points.................................1-0 In games decided by 21-29 points ................................1-0 In games decided by 30 points or more ........................0-1 In November games .............................................................3-3 In December games ......................................................1-1 In January games ..........................................................0-0 In February games ........................................................0-0 In March games.............................................................0-0 Monday games.....................................................................0-1 Tuesday games .............................................................1-0 Wednesday games........................................................1-1 Thursday games............................................................0-0 Friday games.................................................................1-0 Saturday games ............................................................0-1 Sunday games ..............................................................1-1 Afternoon games ..................................................................2-2 Evening games..............................................................2-2 Against ranked teams ..........................................................0-0 Overtime games ...................................................................0-0 Tournament games ..............................................................0-0

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American University Women’s Basketball Game 1 - Nov. 13, 2009 American 71, Howard 59 Burr Gymnasium • Washington, D.C.

Game 2 - Nov. 16, 2009 Princeton 77, American 45 Jadwin Gym • Princeton, N.J.

Game 3 - Nov. 18, 2009 American 64, Brown 54 Pizzitola Sports Center • Providence, R.I.

Michelle Kirk scored a game-high 25 points on 10of-20 shooting from the field to lead the American University women’s basketball team to a 71-59 victory at Howard on Friday night in both teams’ 2009-10 season-opener. American (1-0) got off to a slow start, falling behind 15-10 in the game’s first seven-plus minutes in a contest that was played at Howard’s Burr Gymnasium in Washington, D.C. A Liz Leer three-point play spurred an 8-0 Eagles’ run, which gave them an 18-15 lead with 11 minutes to play in the opening half. American proceeded to open up a seven-point advantage late in the half, but a 9-0 Bison run late in the first stanza helped give Howard (0-1) a 34-33 lead heading into halftime. The Eagles began to take control of the game in the second half, as a Kirk layup less than two minutes in gave AU a 37-36 lead. The Eagles would not trail in the rest of the contest, as AU proceeded to go on a 7-1 run, capped by a Nicole Ryan three-pointer, to take a 4839 lead with less than 15 minutes to play. Howard tried to get back in the game throughout the remainder of the second half, but was unable to get within five points of AU. A mini 5-0 spurt by American on a Lisa Strack three-pointer and Raven Harris bucket gave the Eagles a 58-48 lead with7:07 to play. The Eagles put the final stamp on their victory with an 11-0 run over a three-minute span to open up a 19point (71-52) advantage with just over two minutes to play. Howard would score the final seven points of the game to close the final margin to 12, 71-59. Kirk, a junior forward, led the way for American with 25 points, only two points shy of her career-high, which she set last January versus Navy. The Preseason All-Patriot League selection also chipped in seven rebounds and three assists in 37 minutes of action. Leer added 18 points for AU on 8-of-13 shooting and recorded game-highs with eight rebounds and four assists. Leer’s 18 points and four helpers both matched career-highs. She has now reached the 18-point mark in six different games throughout her career. Additionally, the junior forward converted her first-career three-point field goal in the victory over Howard. For the game, the Eagles shot 46.8 percent from the field compared to only 32.8 percent for Howard. American was six-of-15 from three-point range (40 percent), and held the Bison to two-of-14 from deep (14.2 percent). “It was a good team effort tonight,” remarked American University Head Coach Matt Corkery. “We made some adjustments at the half that were good for us. We did a better job on the boards as well. We were pleased with our offensive execution in the second half.”

The American University women’s basketball played at Princeton on Monday night at Jadwin Gym in Princeton, N.J., and was defeated by a score of 77-45. It began well for the Eagles, as senior Nicole Ryan knocked down back-to-back three pointers in the first three minutes of play to give American (1-1) an early 6-0 lead. Princeton (2-0), however, stormed right back with 18 straight points over the next eight minutes to take a 18-6 advantage before a Michelle Kirk three-point field goal broke the scoreless drought for the Eagles. The Tigers continued to have their way on the offensive end throughout the remainder of the first half, opening up a 19-point advantage, 30-11, with 3:20 to play on a Addie Micir three-pointer. American began to get its rhythm toward the end of the opening stanza on back-to-back buckets by junior Liz Leer to cut the Princeton lead to 3215. The Tigers ended up taking a 17-point lead, 34-17, into the halftime intermission after shooting 42.9 percent from the floor (15-35) compared to only 27.3 percent (6-22) for the Eagles. The second half played out in a similar fashion to the first 20 minutes, as the Eagles got off to a good start on back-to-back early buckets by Leer and sophomore Lisa Strack to trim the Princeton lead to 15. But the Tigers proceeded to rattle off 16 unanswered points to take a commanding 55-24 advantage with 14 minutes left in the contest. The teams would play even basketball over the final several minutes, as Princeton cruised to a 77-45 home victory. In the game, Princeton shot 50.8 percent from the floor (31-61), including an impressive 52.6 (10-19) percent from three-point range. The Eagles finished the game at 40 percent overall (18-45), and were seven-of-12 from beyond-the-arc. The combination of Micir and Niveen Rasheed finished with 20 and 18 points for Princeton, respectively. The duo combined to shoot 15-for-25 from the floor and grabbed 10 total rebounds. American was led by Ryan, who scored 16 points on six-of-11 shooting, including four-of-six from behind the arc. Her four triples gives her 149 in her career, moving her second in AU history. Kari Gaskins, who played at AU from 1995-99, was previously second all-time in made three-pointers with 147.

The duo of Michelle Kirk and Liz Leer recorded career-highs with 27 and 19 points, respectively, to lead the American University women’s basketball team to a 64-54 victory at Brown on Wednesday afternoon in Providence, R.I. Senior Nicole Ryan grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds in the victory, as the Eagles used a 17-0 run in the second half to take control of the game. The first several minutes went backand-forth before Brown (0-2) scored four straight points to take a 20-15 lead midway through the first half. Leer responded for American (2-1) with consecutive left-handed layups to close the gap to one, 20-19, with 7:55 to play in the opening stanza. After back-to-back Kirk three-pointers gave AU a 25-22 lead, Brown put together an 8-0 spurt to take a 30-25 advantage. The Bears opened up a six-point lead, 3226, late in the first half before the Eagles scored three points in the final two seconds on a Lisa Strack free throw and a Leer rebound, put-back as time expired. Brown took a 32-29 lead into halftime and extended it to five on a Courtney Lee jumper a minute into the second half. The rest of the contest turned into a game of runs, as the Eagles initially rolled off five straight points - on a Kirk free throw, a beautiful dish from Strack to Leer for a close-range bucket and an Ebony Edwards steal and coast-to-coast layup - to knot the score at 34 with 17:03 to play. The Bears quickly responded, running off seven unanswered points over the next two-plus minutes to take a seven-point advantage, 41-34. Facing their largest deficit of the game, the Eagles showed toughness and found their rhythm on both ends of the floor, rolling off 17 consecutive points over an eight-and-a-half minute span to take a 51-41 lead with 5:59 to go. American knocked down three three-pointers during the spurt, two by Kirk and one by Ashley Yencho. Ohemaa Nyanin scored initial bucket to get the run started on a rebound and follow-up layup. Brown would scrap its way back into the contest, cutting the AU lead to four with 2:08 to play before a pair of Kirk free throws and a back-breaking three-point play by Leer at the 1:12 mark gave the Eagles a 58-49 advantage. Kirk would convert four more free throws in the final minute, and AU came away with a 64-54 road victory. The Eagles shot 37.5 percent from the floor (21-56) in the contest, although they held Brown to only 33.3 percent (20-60). Additionally, American took good care of the basketball with only 12 turnovers. Kirk, a Preseason All-Patriot League selection, led the Eagles with 27 points, which matches her career-high that she set last January versus Navy. She was six-of-14 from the field, and converted career-best 11 made free throws in 14 attempts. She also added seven rebounds and a career-high two blocked shots. Leer, a junior forward, had her way in the paint all afternoon, scoring 19 points on eight-of-15 shooting. She also recorded nine rebounds and had three blocks. While Ryan struggled shooting the ball with only two points, she made an impact on the game in other ways. From the guard position, she notched a career-best 10 rebounds and picked up two steals. “I thought we showed a lot of character and resiliency in coming back from a deficit in the second half,” remarked American University Head Coach Matt Corkery. “We kept our turnovers down and were able to get some stops. It was the way we wanted to end our three-game road swing.”

American (1-0) FG-A FT-A Nyanin, Ohemaa 4-8 0-1 Kirk, Michelle 10-20 3-5 Ryan, Nicole 1-7 1-2 Leer, Liz 8-13 1-1 Harris, Raven 2-4 2-2 Edwards, Ebony 2-4 0-0 Yencho, Ashley 1-1 0-0 Strack, Lisa 1-3 0-0 McDonald, Janelle 0-2 0-0 Anya, Stephanie 0-0 0-1 Team Totals 29-62 7-12

Reb 5 7 2 8 3 1 0 3 0 0 9 38

TP 8 25 4 18 6 5 2 3 0 0

Howard (0-1) FG-A FT-A Curley-Payne, C. 2-6 1-3 Brown, Zakia 4-18 6-7 Doyle, Saadia 3-7 10-10 Deterville, Portia 0-2 0-0 Smith, Kara 2-6 1-1 Holmes, Tamoria 3-10 1-2 Baulkman, Charae 1-2 0-0 O’Neal, Julee 2-3 0-0 Edwards, Amanda 2-4 0-0 Team Totals 19-58 19-23

Reb 3 2 12 0 2 3 3 4 3 11 43

71

A Blk 0 0 3 1 3 0 4 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 18

S Min 0 25 2 37 0 26 0 38 0 22 1 14 0 2 2 21 1 10 0 5

2

6 200

TP 5 16 16 0 5 7 2 4 4

A Blk 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S Min 0 35 2 35 1 29 0 10 0 25 1 23 1 14 0 10 1 19

59

8

6 200

0

Halftime: Howard 34, American, 33. 3-Point Goals: American 6-15 (Kirk 2-6, Ryan 1-4, Leer 1-1, Edwards 1-3, Strack 1-1), Howard 2-14 (Curley-Payne 0-1, Brown 2-10, Holmes 0-3). Turnovers: Howard 15, American 13.

11

American (1-1) FG-A FT-A Nyanin, Ohemaa 0-2 0-0 Kirk, Michelle 3-8 0-2 Ryan, Nicole 6-11 0-0 Leer, Liz 3-6 0-0 Harris, Raven 1-5 0-0 Edwards, Ebony 0-0 0-0 Yencho, Ashley 1-2 2-4 Strack, Lisa 2-4 0-0 McDonald, Janelle 2-6 0-0 Anya, Stephanie 0-1 0-0 Team Totals 18-45 2-6

Reb 3 6 0 3 3 3 0 4 5 0 1 28

TP 0 8 16 6 2 0 4 5 4 0

Princeton (2-0) FG-A FT-A Micir, Addie 7-13 0-0 Edwards, Lauren 4-9 0-0 Allgood, Devona 5-11 0-0 Polansky, Lauren 0-1 0-0 Rasheed, Niveen 8-12 1-2 Hill, Krystal 4-8 2-2 Binkley, Beth 0-0 0-0 Miller, Kate 1-2 2-2 Johnson, Laura 1-3 0-0 Brown, Tani 1-1 0-0 Bowen, Megan 0-0 0-0 Stevens, Cheryl 0-1 0-0 Team Totals 31-61 5-6

Reb 2 5 7 2 5 0 0 1 0 2 3 4 1 32

TP 20 9 10 0 18 11 0 4 3 2 0 0

45

77

A Blk 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 10

S Min 0 19 0 30 0 27 0 27 2 27 1 12 0 14 1 23 0 17 0 4

1

4 200

A Blk 0 0 5 0 2 1 4 0 5 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

S Min 1 31 3 23 1 25 1 21 2 27 0 17 0 2 0 11 0 15 0 13 0 3 0 12

20

2

8 200

Halftime: Princeton 34, American, 17. 3-Point Goals: American 7-12 (Kirk 2-4, Ryan 4-6, Harris 0-1, Strack 1-1), Princeton 10-19 (Micir 6-11, Edwards 1-4, Rasheed 1-1, Hill 1-2, Johnson 1-1). Turnovers: American 25, Princeton 14.

American (2-1) FG-A FT-A Nyanin, Ohemaa 2-3 0-3 Kirk, Michelle 6-14 11-14 Ryan, Nicole 1-8 0-1 Leer, Liz 8-15 3-3 Edwards, Ebony 1-6 0-0 Yencho, Ashley 1-1 0-0 Strack, Lisa 0-4 3-4 Harris, Raven 0-2 0-0 McDonald, Janelle 1-1 0-0 Anya, Stephanie 1-2 0-0 Team Totals 21-56 17-25

Reb 3 8 10 9 1 0 4 1 2 0 7 45

TP 4 27 2 19 2 3 3 0 2 2

Brown (0-2) FG-A FT-A Bonds, Natalie 1-5 0-0 Delk, Sarah 3-8 0-0 Nickel, Lindsay 1-5 0-0 Lee, Coutney 4-6 1-4 Passafuime, H. 4-9 0-0 King, Caroline 0-1 0-0 Johnson, Christina 4-8 3-3 Dixon, Sheila 0-9 0-0 Steele, Lindsay 1-5 2-2 Daniels, Aileen 0-1 0-0 Masaschi, Taylor 2-3 1-1 Team Totals 20-60 7-10

Reb 3 6 1 4 5 4 6 2 3 0 1 3 38

TP 2 8 2 9 9 0 12 0 5 0 7

64

54

A Blk 1 0 0 2 3 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 10

S Min 0 19 0 35 2 36 0 35 2 29 0 9 1 31 0 4 0 5 0 3

5

5 200

A Blk 0 1 0 0 1 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0

S Min 1 13 0 23 0 16 2 22 2 29 1 9 1 21 0 16 0 26 0 4 0 21

14

1

6 200

Halftime:Brown 32, American, 29. 3-Point Goals: American 5-21 (Kirk 4-8, Leer 0-1, Ryan 0-5, Edwards 0-3, Yencho 1-1, Harris 0-1, Strack 0-2), Brown 7-22 (Delk 2-6, Nickel 0-2, Passafuime 1-4, Johnson 1-1, Dixon 0-4, Steele 1-2, Masaschi 2-3). Turnovers: Brown 13, American 12.

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American University Women’s Basketball Game 4 - Nov. 22, 2009 ECU 70, American 65 Bender Arena • Washington, D.C.

Game 5 - Nov. 24, 2009 American 65, NJIT 57 Bender Arena • Washington, D.C.

Game 6 - Nov. 28, 2009 Wagner 73, American 72 Spiro Sports Center • Staten Island, N.Y.

Despite shooting 15-of-16 from the free throw line in the game, the American University women’s basketball team fell 70-65 to East Carolina in AU’s home opener at Bender Arena. Junior Michelle Kirk led the Eagles with 19 points, 15 of which she scored in the second half. After East Carolina (4-0) jumped out to a quick 6-2 lead in the first four-plus minutes, American (2-2) fired back with six unanswered points to take an 8-6 advantage with 13:32 to play in the first half. The next several minutes would go back-and-forth with junior Liz Leer knocked down a jumper to tie the score at 17 at the 7:23 mark. The Pirates, however, proceeded to go on an 11-2 run to open up a 28-19 lead with 5:07 to play, and took a 32-25 lead into halftime. The Eagles got off to a strong start in the second half on the shoulders of Kirk, who scored seven points in the first four minutes to help cut the deficit to two, 3836. East Carolina kept a steady lead between four and six points for the next six-plus minutes until two Ebony Edwards free throws cut the ECU advantage back to two, 46-44, with 10:56 to play. With a high number of personal fouls committed early in the second half, both teams were in the bonus midway through the second half. AU proceeded to knock down four consecutive free throws, two each by Nicole Ryan and Kirk, to knot the score at 48. After a made free throw by East Carolina’s Ashley Clarke, Kirk converted two more from the foul line to give the Eagles a 50-49 lead, their first advantage since leading 8-6 in the first half. The two squads would exchange blows over the next few minutes before two Ohemaa Nyanin free throws knotted the score at 54 with under seven minutes to play. The Pirates, however, responded with the next five points to take a 59-54 lead before an Edwards rebound, putback, followed by a Leer backdoor layup, cut the East Carolina advantage to one, 59-58, with four minutes to play. The game would continue to remain tight down the stretch, as consecutive jumpers by AU’s Leer and a runner in the lane by Raven Harris, would knot the score at 65 with one minute left in the ballgame. The final minute, however, belonged to the Pirates. A Kelly Smith floater from close range gave East Carolina a 67-65 lead with 35 seconds to play, and then a steal and coast-to-coast layup by ECU’s Crystal Wilson with 14 seconds left put the game out of reach for AU. The Pirates would tack on a late free throw in the final five seconds to come away with a 70-65 road victory over American. In the game, American shot 93.8 percent (15-16) from the free-throw line, the sixth-best singlegame team free throw percentage in program history. Kirk led the Eagles with a perfect six-of-six mark from the charity stripe. The other final statistics were similar across the board for both squads. East Carolina held a slight 49 percent to 46 percent advantage in field goal percentage, and committed two fewer turnovers (18) to American’s 20. Both teams struggled from three-point range, as AU was 2-11, while East Carolina shot 2-10 from deep. For the third game this season, Kirk led the Eagles in scoring with 19 points. She also chipped in six rebounds. Leer and Ryan recorded double-digit scoring outputs for the Eagles with 14 and 11 points, respectively. Leer was seven-of-nine from the floor. The senior Nyanin also recorded career-highs with eight points and nine rebounds for AU.

On the strength of 24 points by junior Michelle Kirk and a career-game by sophomore Lisa Strack, the American University prevailed 65-57 over the New Jersey Institute of Technology in a hard-fought contest on Tuesday night at Bender Arena. The game was evenly-contested for the majority of the first half, as the margin was within four points until the 1:45 mark. NJIT (2-3) opened up a four-point lead, 12-8, with 10:17 to play in the first half on a Rayven Johnson jumper, although the Highlanders’ advantage was short-lived. With American (3-2) trailing 18-15, senior Nicole Ryan’s three-pointer sparked a 10-0 Eagles’ run over a two-plus minute span to give AU a 25-18 lead with just over a minute to play in the opening stanza. American would take a 25-20 lead into intermission in a first half that saw eight different Eagles score at least two points. The Eagles would continue the strong play in the second half, scoring the first five points on a Liz Leer jumper and Strack three-point play to take a 30-20 lead. American would eventually increase the margin to 12, 40-28, with 13:41 left on another bucket by Strack. But the resilient Highlanders would not go away, as they ran off nine-unanswered points to cut the margin to three, 40-37, at the midway point of the second half before a key Ohemaa Nyanin basket pushed the AU lead back to five. The squads would play even until a 5-0 spurt by NJIT trimmed the American advantage to one, 50-49, with 4:19 to go. Facing a strong second-half push by NJIT, the Eagles turned to their Preseason All-Patriot League player, Kirk, down the stretch. She proceeded to run off seven straight points, including a key three-pointer, to give AU a 59-51 advantage, breaking the hearts of the hard-charging Highlanders. The Eagles also turned up the defensive intensity during the stretch, forcing five NJIT turnovers in the final four minutes. The Eagles would visit the free throw line frequently in the final minute, and were able to hang on for a 65-57 victory. For the fourth game this season, Kirk led American in scoring with 24 points on an efficient eight-of-14 shooting from the floor. She also recorded seven rebounds, which tied her for the game-high with teammates Strack and Leer. Strack’s seven boards, as well as her 11 points, both set career-highs. Leer was in double-figures for the fourth game this season with 10 points, and recorded a season-high four blocked shots.NJIT had four players in double figures, led by Kehinde Oyelola’s 13 points and 12 from Ivana Seric. Jessica Gerald and Johnson contributed 11 and 10 points, respectively. The Eagles shot a season-high 52.2 percent from the floor, including a red-hot 60 percent (15-25) in the second half. AU was six-of-13 from three-point range (46.2 percent) in the contest. The Highlanders shot 40 percent from the floor and had a 33.3 percent mark from beyond-the-arc.

A three-pointer by Wagner’s Stephanie McBride with under 30 seconds remaining gave the Seahawks a hard-fought 7372 victory over the American University women’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon in Staten Island, N.Y. AU junior Michelle Kirk led the Eagles with a game-high 25 points in the defeat. Both teams got off to slow starts on the offensive ends, although American (3-3) was the first to find its range thanks to Nicole Ryan. The senior scored eight early points, including two three-pointers, to give the Eagles a 15-4 lead midway through the first half. Wagner (2-3) quickly found its rhythm over the next two minutes, rolling off seven unanswered points to cut the AU lead to four, 15-11. The Eagles, however, would regain a nine-point advantage, 22-13, on an Ohemaa Nyanin layup with 7:11 left in the opening stanza. The Seahawks controlled the action for the remainder of the opening half. Wagner went on a 10-2 run to cut the AU lead to one, 24-23, with just over five minutes remaining. Back-to-back three pointers by Wagner’s McBride gave the Seahawks their first lead of the game, 34-31, with 2:32 to play. Wagner eventually stretched its lead to eight, 39-31, before the Eagles responded with the last four points of the half on buckets by Nyanin and Lisa Strack, to cut the halftime deficit to a 39-35 margin. AU continued the strong play opening up the second half, scoring the first four points on baskets by Ryan and Kirk to tie the game at 39. But Wagner responded with the next five to take a 44-39 lead before back-to-back buckets by Kirk to cut the margin to one, 4645. Kirk would continue to have the hot hand for the Eagles, as the teams played even before a pair of Ryan free throws tied the score at 56 with exactly 10 minutes to play. Wagner, however, would rattle off seven unanswered points to take a 63-56 advantage. The Eagles responded, eventually fighting back to tie the game at 66 with 3:14 to play on a Liz Leer bucket from close-range. The game would go back-and-forth throughout the remainder of the second half, although the Eagles never led until a pair of Strack free throws gave AU a 72-70 lead with 52.9 seconds to play. Facing a one-point deficit, Wagner came down the floor, where McBride knocked down a clutch threepointer from the corner to give the Seahawks a 73-72 lead with 28 seconds left in the contest. After a pair of timeouts, the Eagles had a game-winning opportunity, as Kirk penetrated and kicked it out to a wide-open Strack in the corner, who rimmed out a three-pointer in the final seconds. Both teams scrambled for the rebound, but time ran out before the Eagles could get another shot on target. Kirk led American with a game-high 25 points on 10-of-18 shooting from the floor. She was a perfect three-of-three from three-point range. Ryan chipped in 14 points, including six-of-seven from the free throw line, and dished out four assists. Leer and Strack were in double-figures with 10 points each as well for the Eagles. Leer also collected a game-high eight rebounds. McBride paced Wagner with 18 points, including the game-winning bucket. She was sevenof-11 from the field, including four-of-five from deep. In the game, Wagner shot 50 percent from the floor compared to 43 percent for the Eagles. Both teams were hot from three-point range, as the Seahawks shot 57 percent (8-14) while AU was 5-11 from long-range (46 percent).

NJIT (2-3) FG-A FT-A Griffin, Melanie 2-6 0-0 Seric, Ivana 5-9 2-2 Gerald, Jessica 3-13 2-2 Oyelola, Taiwo 1-4 0-0 Oyelola, Kehinde 5-9 2-2 Johnson, Rayven 5-8 0-0 Zoric, Jelena 0-0 0-0 Schartner, Emily 0-1 0-0 Dweck, Kimberly 1-3 2-2 Piekielski, Katie 0-2 0-0 Sanchez, Maria 0-0 0-0 Team Totals 22-55 8-8

Reb 2 2 4 5 5 3 0 1 1 3 0 1 27

TP 4 12 11 3 13 10 0 0 4 0 0

American (3-3) FG-A FT-A Kirk, Michelle 10-18 2-2 Leer, Liz 3-8 4-5 Nyanin, Ohemaa 4-8 0-0 Ryan, Nicole 3-7 6-7 Edwards, Ebony 1-2 0-0 Yencho, Ashley 0-0 0-0 Strack, Lisa 2-4 6-6 Harris, Raven 0-3 0-0 Anya, Stephanie 1-5 1-3 Team Totals 24-55 19-23

Reb 4 8 3 2 3 0 4 2 7 1 34

TP 25 10 8 14 2 0 10 0 3

American (3-2) FG-A FT-A Kirk, Michelle 8-14 6-7 Ryan, Nicole 1-6 0-3 Edwards, Ebony 1-2 0-2 Strack, Lisa 4-6 2-3 Leer, Liz 4-9 2-2 Nyanin, Ohemaa 2-3 1-2 Yencho, Ashley 1-1 0-0 Harris, Raven 2-3 0-1 Mcdonald, Janelle 1-2 0-0 Anya, Stephanie 0-0 0-0 Team Totals 24-46 11-20

Reb 7 3 1 7 7 2 0 2 1 0 2 32

TP 24 3 3 11 10 5 3 4 2 0

Wagner (2-3) FG-A FT-A Archambault, Marie 2-6 1-2 Olsen, Ashley 3-7 0-0 Harrison, Sha’Ron 4-10 2-2 McBride, Stephanie 7-11 0-0 Reed, Andrea 3-7 2-5 Fourneir, Veronick 0-0 0-0 Poole, John’a 2-4 0-0 Hicks, Kanifa 0-0 0-0 Patterson, Nyoto 1-2 4-5 Thorpe, Brittney 0-0 0-0 Clark, Kelly 5-7 2-3 Team Totals 27-54 11-17

Reb 1 8 5 2 5 0 2 0 1 0 4 3 31

TP 7 7 10 18 8 0 5 0 6 0 12

ECU (4-0) FG-A FT-A Gay, Kim 6-7 6-7 Spivey, Allison 3-9 0-0 Clarke, Ashley 4-10 3-5 Smith, Kelly 2-6 0-0 Best, Jean 2-3 4-4 Stewart, Celeste 0-0 0-0 Smith, Chareya 4-8 2-4 Wilson, Crystal 4-7 1-2 Jackson, Ariana 1-1 0-0 Ashford, Shuanda 0-2 0-0 Team Totals 26-53 16-22

Reb 11 2 2 2 2 0 1 2 1 3 4 30

TP 18 7 11 5 8 0 10 9 2 0

American (2-2) FG-A FT-A Nyanin, Ohemaa 3-7 0-0 Kirk, Michelle 6-16 6-6 Ryan, Nicole 4-8 2-2 Edwards, Ebony 2-4 2-2 Leer,Liz 7-9 0-0 Strack, Lisa 0-2 2-2 Harris, Raven 1-4 0-0 Mcdonald, Janelle 1-1 0-0 Anya, Stephanie 0-1 1-2 Team Totals 24-52 15-16

Reb 9 6 0 2 5 2 0 0 3 1 28

TP 8 19 11 6 14 2 2 2 1

70

65

A Blk 1 0 2 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 13

0 12 200

A Blk 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 11

S Min 3 31 2 36 2 34 0 24 0 10 0 6 1 27 4 23 0 1 0 9

0

S Min 0 23 0 38 1 32 3 22 0 36 0 13 0 16 0 5 0 15 4 200

Halftime: East Carolina 32, American 25. 3-Point Goals: East Carolina 2-10 (Spivey 1-3, Clarke 0-1, K. Smith 1-5, C. Smith 0-1), American 2-11 (Kirk 1-6, Ryan 1-3, Edwards 0-1, Harris 0-1). Turnovers: American 20, East Carolina 18.

12

57

65

A Blk 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 11

72

A Blk 1 1 1 1 0 0 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 1 13

S Min 0 37 0 29 0 16 2 35 6 25 0 2 0 27 2 15 2 14

5 12 200

0 11 200

A Blk 0 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 11

S Min 1 22 3 34 0 33 2 20 4 31 0 17 0 0+ 0 7 1 19 0 17 0 0+

5

S Min 1 39 0 30 0 20 0 25 1 35 0 15 0 9 1 17 0 8 0 2 3 200

Halftime: American 25, NJIT, 20. 3-Point Goals: NJIT 5-15 (Gerald 3-8, T. Oyelola 1-2, K. Oyelola 1-5), American 6-13 (Kirk 2-5, Ryan 1-4, Edwards 1-1, Strack 1-2, Yencho 1-1). Turnovers: American 18, NJIT 16.

73

A Blk 2 0 0 1 4 3 3 0 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 19

8

S Min 0 29 0 27 1 27 1 33 2 36 1 10 0 11 0 1 0 4 0 2 0 20 5 200

Halftime: Wagner 39, American 35. 3-Point Goals: Wagner 8-14 (McBride 4-5, Archambault 2-5, Olsen 1-3, Poole 1-1), American 5-11 (Kirk 3-3, Ryan 2-6, Strack 0-1, Harris 0-1). Turnovers: Wagner 18, American 15.

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American University Women’s Basketball Game 7 - Dec. 2, 2009 Drexel 50, American 40 Daskalakis Ath. Center • Philadelphia, Pa.

Game 8 - Dec. 6, 2009 American 67, High Point 46 Bender Arena • Washington, D.C.

With the score tied at 40 with four minutes to play, Drexel converted 10 straight free throws down the stretch to come away with a 50-40 victory over the American University women’s basketball team. The game was played Wednesday night at the Daskalakis Athletic Center in Philadelphia, Pa. Early on, Drexel (3-2) jumped out to a 9-4 lead with all nine points being scored by Gabriela Marginean. American (3-4), however, responded with a 6-0 run over the next four minutes on Stephanie Anya and Ohemma Nyanin buckets and a pair of free throws by Michelle Kirk to take a 10-9 advantage. The teams would trade the lead over the next several minutes until a Kirk three-point play gave the Eagles an 18-15 advantage with 2:02 to play in the opening half. Ashley Yencho then knocked down a straight-away three on the following possession to give AU a 21-15 lead before a late Drexel bucket trimmed the Eagles’ halftime margin to four, 21-17. The Eagles increased their lead to six, 23-17, on a pair of Liz Leer free throws to start the second half. After a Dragons’ three, Leer knocked down a jumper from the corner to give AU a 25-20 advantage. Kirk scored American’s next four points, although Drexel rallied to knot the score at 29 on a Marginean basket with 14:32 to play. After Drexel opened up a four-point lead, a heads-up steal in the frontcourt and three-point play by Ebony Edwards cut AU’s deficit to one, 35-34. The Dragons would regain its four-point lead, 40-36, although back-toback beautiful turnaround jumpers by Kirk tied the score at 40 at the under four-minute media timeout. Kirk’s basket at the 3:51 mark would end up being the last field goal converted by either team in the game. Unfortunately for American, the Dragons would end up going a perfect 10-of-10 from the free throw line in the game’s final three-plus minutes, and that proved to be the difference in Drexel’s 50-40 victory. Overall, in the game, the Dragons shot 17-of-18 from the free throw stripe. Marginean knocked down six of the free throws for Drexel in the final few minutes, and was 11-of-12 from the line. She converted seven-of-12 field goal opportunities, and scored a game-high 26 points. She also collected a team-high six rebounds for the Dragons. For the sixth time in seven games this season, Kirk led the Eagles on the offensive attack. She scored 13 points on five-of-11 shooting from the floor. Leer recorded nine points and seven rebounds, while Lisa Strack grabbed a career-high eight rebounds for AU.

The trio of Michelle Kirk, Liz Leer and Lisa Strack combined for 50 points en route to a 67-46 victory for the American University women’s basketball team over High Point on Sunday afternoon at Bender Arena. Kirk’s 22 points paced the Eagles, marking the seventh game this season she has led the team in scoring. The beginning of the game did not start out as well as American (4-4) had hoped, as High Point (2-5) jumped out to a 14-6 lead in the first sevenplus minutes. The Eagles were able to quickly regroup, and dominated the rest of the first half thanks to the play of Leer. The junior forward finished the first 20 minutes with 14 points and seven rebounds, and led the Eagles on a 30-12 run to close out the half. American took a ten-point advantage, 36-26, into intermission. The second half began in a similar fashion to how the first half ended, as the Eagles continued to control the action against High Point. The Panthers opened with the first four points of the second half to cut the AU lead to six, 36-30, although that is as close as they would get. American went on a 10-2 run over the next two-plus minutes, which included eight Kirk points, to open up a 46-32 advantage at the 12:54 mark. After a High Point threepointer to cut its deficit to 11, the Eagles responded with the next five on buckets by Ebony Edwards and Strack to take a 51-35 lead midway through the second half. AU would continue to apply the pressure, eventually opening up a 20-point advantage, 60-40, on a made free throw by Strack with 7:12 remaining in the game. The two squads would play even down the stretch, as the Eagles came away with a convincing 67-46 home victory. American was highly efficient from the free throw line in the game, shooting 22-of-28 for 78.6 percent. In the past five games, the Eagles have shot an impressive 75.8 percent (7599) from the charity stripe. Additionally, the defensive pressure from American did the job against High Point, holding the Panthers to 31 percent shooting, including 18.2 percent (2-11) from three-point range. LeTeisha Dean, the second-leading scorer for High Point coming into the game at 9.8 points per contest, was held to two points on one-of-13 shooting from the floor. Individually for the Eagles, Kirk’s 22 points improves her Patriot League-leading scoring average to 20.4 points per game. She was six-of-15 from the floor, and eight-of-nine from the free throw line. She also chipped in seven rebounds while playing all 40 minutes for the first time in her career. After a hot first half, Leer finished with 16 points on five-of-13 shooting and six-of-seven from the free throw line. She recorded game-highs with nine rebounds and four blocked shots. Additionally, Strack chipped in a career-high 12 points for AU and seven rebounds, while Raven Harris dished out a game-high six assists. “I thought we did a good job on both ends of the floor,” American University Head Coach Matt Corkery commented on his live postgame interview on Eagles Vision TV. “Defensively, we got a lot of stops, and we followed our game plan as far as what we were trying to do on that end of the floor....Offensively, we executed. We really got to the foul line, and made a bunch of free throws and that always helps you win.”

American (3-4) FG-A FT-A Kirk, Michelle 5-11 3-4 Leer, Liz 3-6 2-3 Nyanin, Ohemaa 1-5 0-0 Ryan, Nicole 0-7 0-0 Edwards, Ebony 1-1 1-1 Yencho, Ashley 1-3 0-0 Strack, Lisa 2-7 0-0 Harris, Raven 1-7 2-4 McDonald, Janelle 0-0 0-0 Anya, Stephanie 1-5 0-0 Team Totals 15-52 8-12

Reb 4 7 5 0 1 1 8 3 0 3 3 35

TP 13 9 2 0 3 3 4 4 0 2

A Blk 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 1

S Min 0 32 1 34 0 24 1 12 1 16 0 13 1 18 4 29 0 4 0 18

40

7

4

8 200

Drexel (3-2) FG-A FT-A Nacickaite, Kamile 0-4 0-0 Marginean, Gabriela 7-12 11-12 Stjarnstrom, Jen 0-0 0-0 Rosseel, Jasmina 2-11 0-0 Crane, Marisa 0-4 2-2 Hale, Tyler 5-9 0-0 Johnson-Allen, R. 0-0 0-0 Mershon, Hollie 0-2 4-4 Wootton, Taylor 1-4 0-0 Lee, Ayana 0-0 0-0 Team Totals 15-46 17-18

Reb 2 6 1 5 3 5 0 3 4 0 11 34

TP 0 26 0 6 2 10 0 4 2 0

A Blk 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0

S Min 1 14 1 32 0 2 1 35 1 38 2 24 0 4 0 16 1 22 0 13

50

12

2

7 200

Halftime: American 21, Drexel 17. 3-Point Goals: American 2-12 (Kirk 0-3, Leer 1-1, Ryan 0-3, Yencho 1-1, Strack 0-2, Harris 0-2), Drexel 3-18 (Nacickaite 0-3, Marginean 1-2, Rosseel 2-9, Crane 0-2, Mershon 0-2). Turnovers: American 19, Drexel 17.

13

High Point (2-5) FG-A FT-A Dean, LeTeisha 1-13 0-0 Fields, Frances 2-6 0-0 Dodd, Amy 5-7 1-2 Maier, Mackenzie 2-8 0-0 Samuels, Ashlee 2-5 3-7 Reynolds, Erin 2-4 0-1 Hargraves, Jurica 0-3 0-0 Whitt, Laura 0-2 0-0 Cromartie, Jazmin 1-2 0-1 Brown, Shamia 3-8 4-4 Team Totals 18-58 8-15

Reb 7 3 4 6 7 1 0 0 2 1 7 38

TP 2 4 11 5 7 5 0 0 2 10

American (4-4) FG-A FT-A Nyanin, Ohemaa 1-3 0-0 Kirk, Michelle 6-15 8-9 Edwards, Ebony 3-5 1-2 Leer, Liz 5-13 6-7 Harris, Raven 1-6 1-2 Yencho, Ashley 1-3 2-2 Strack, Lisa 4-7 4-6 McDonald, Janelle 0-0 0-0 Anya, Stephanie 0-1 0-0 Team Totals 21-53 22-28

Reb 5 7 1 9 3 2 7 1 3 6 44

TP 2 22 8 16 3 4 12 0 0

46

67

A Blk 3 0 3 1 2 1 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11

S Min 1 22 3 29 0 33 1 27 0 20 0 11 1 18 0 9 1 6 0 25

5

7 200

A Blk 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 4 6 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0

S Min 1 13 1 40 1 21 1 38 1 37 0 14 4 26 0 1 0 10

14

5

9 200

Halftime: American 36, High Point 26. 3-Point Goals: High Point 2-11 (Dean 0-2, Maier, 1-3, Reynolds 1-3, Hargraves 0-3), American 3-11 (Kirk 2-5, Edwards 1-2, Harris 0-2, Yencho 0-1, Strack 0-1). Turnovers: High Point 21, American 17.

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American University Women’s Basketball 2008-09 Statistics 2008-09 Overall Statistics (19-12) TOTAL ##

Player

GP

GS

Min

Avg

FG FGA

05

Kirk,Michelle

30

30

864

28.8

152

10

Ryan,Nicole

31

26

880

28.4

22

Leer,Liz

31

26

879

28.4

02

Jackson,Talicia

31

31

838

27.0

03

Stanfield,Pam

30

30

861

12

Edwards,Ebony

30

0

15

Strack,Lisa

31

23

Harris,Raven

21

Coles,Kristin

13

3-PTS FGA

REBOUNDS

Pct

3FG

Pct

FT FTA

Pct

Off Def

A

TO

Blk

Stl

Pts Avg

338

.450

27

88 .307

88

111

.793

41 125 166

5.5

47

0

43

53

6

23

419 14.0

111

307

.362

62

183 .339

65

74

.878

14

65

2.1

33

0

40

38

5

34

349 11.3

152

274

.555

0

2 .000

40

47

.851

68 104 172

5.5

83

3

37

78

62

28

344 11.1

71

194

.366

47

128 .367

40

57

.702

27 105 132

4.3

43

0

49

48

1

40

229

7.4

28.7

56

164

.341

4

15 .267

39

87

.448

51

81 132

4.4

47

1

113

82

1

54

155

5.2

368

12.3

48

96

.500

23

52 .442

8

11

.727

19

39

58

1.9

41

0

18

25

1

30

127

4.2

6

410

13.2

32

101

.317

7

38 .184

27

51

.529

28

30

58

1.9

37

0

35

27

5

30

98

3.2

22

0

232

10.5

20

73

.274

4

21 .190

19

28

.679

10

25

35

1.6

28

0

37

40

1

18

63

2.9

23

0

183

8.0

27

45

.600

0

0 .000

8

19

.421

16

28

44

1.9

31

0

9

16

1

14

62

2.7

Yencho,Ashley

28

1

241

8.6

21

64

.328

6

33 .182

8

10

.800

3

18

21

0.8

12

0

26

30

0

11

56

2.0

31

Nusseibeh,Sahar

27

5

262

9.7

24

52

.462

0

0 .000

6

19

.316

28

20

48

1.8

32

0

3

16

10

5

54

2.0

01

Bell,Brittany

17

0

102

6.0

9

28

.321

0

0 .000

9

14

.643

8

12

20

1.2

20

0

3

11

4

4

27

1.6

42

Mcdonald,Janelle

17

0

90

5.3

10

24

.417

0

0 .000

2

4

.500

7

14

21

1.2

12

0

2

3

1

4

22

1.3

51

Moritz,Alisha

7

0

15

2.1

2

2 1.000

0

0 .000

0

0

.000

0

4

4

0.6

3

0

0

1

0

0

4

0.6

TM

TEAM................

52 113

3.6

0

61

51

Tot Avg

PF FO

11

Total..........

31

735 1762

.417

180

560 .321

359 532

.675

381 708 1089 35.1

469

4

415 479

98 295

2009 64.8

Opponents......

31

663 1645

.403

142

434 .327

325 466

.697

336 735 1071 34.5

516

-

385 580

77 188

1793 57.8

FT FTA

Pct

2008-09 Patriot League Games (9-5) TOTAL ##

Player

05

3-PTS 3FG FGA

REBOUNDS

GP

GS

Min

Avg

FG FGA

Pct

Pct

Kirk,Michelle

13

13

388

29.8

74 161

.460

8

26 .308

44

57

.772

10

Ryan,Nicole

14

14

414

29.6

50 129

.388

28

78 .359

36

40

22

Leer,Liz

14

14

414

29.6

59 125

.472

0

1 .000

23

27

02

Jackson,Talicia

14

14

392

28.0

29

76

.382

19

53 .358

18

03

Stanfield,Pam

13

13

389

29.9

30

91

.330

2

6 .333

15

Strack,Lisa

14

1

193

13.8

16

46

.348

4

20 .200

12

Edwards,Ebony

14

0

184

13.1

20

44

.455

6

19 .316

3

23

Harris,Raven

6

0

59

9.8

5

15

.333

2

6 .333

2

01

Bell,Brittany

9

0

68

7.6

7

19

.368

0

0 .000

6

21

Coles,Kristin

9

0

60

6.7

7

13

.538

0

0 .000

2

13

Yencho,Ashley

13

1

122

9.4

8

30

.267

2

15 .133

31

Nusseibeh,Sahar

11

0

87

7.9

7

14

.500

0

42

Mcdonald,Janelle

8

0

52

6.5

5

14

.357

0

51

Moritz,Alisha

2

0

3

1.5

1

1 1.000

0

TM

TEAM................

Off Def

A

TO

Blk

Stl

Pts Avg

21

63

Tot Avg 84

6.5

PF FO 24

0

13

19

3

13

200 15.4

.900

4

27

31

2.2

13

0

21

13

4

15

164 11.7

.852

34

40

74

5.3

38

1

18

34

29

13

141 10.1

25

.720

16

52

68

4.9

23

0

21

18

0

16

95

21

50

.420

23

33

56

4.3

16

0

42

34

0

21

83

6.4

13

24

.542

13

17

30

2.1

19

0

12

14

2

11

49

3.5

4

.750

11

23

34

2.4

18

0

13

8

0

13

49

3.5

6

.333

2

5

7

1.2

5

0

10

8

0

4

14

2.3

10

.600

7

8

15

1.7

11

0

3

7

2

3

20

2.2

6

.333

5

9

14

1.6

9

0

3

7

0

4

16

1.8

5

7

.714

0

6

6

0.5

6

0

12

17

0

5

23

1.8

0 .000

3

5

.600

5

7

12

1.1

11

0

1

3

3

4

17

1.5

0 .000

0

2

.000

2

9

11

1.4

7

0

2

1

0

3

10

1.3

0 .000

0

0

.000

0

0

0

0.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

1.0

25

19

44

3.1

0

6.8

3

Total..........

14

318 778

.409

71

224 .317

176 263

.669

168 318 486 34.7

200

1

171 186

43 125

883 63.1

Opponents......

14

293

.412

69

188 .367

141 201

.701

124 340 464 33.1

239

-

179 249

35

75

796 56.9

711

2008-09 Regular Season Non-Conference Games (10-5) TOTAL

3-PTS

GP

GS

Min

Avg

FG FGA

Pct

15

10

407

27.1

86 137

.628

3FG FGA

REBOUNDS

##

Player

22

Leer,Liz

05

Kirk,Michelle

15

15

413

27.5

64 147

.435

18

57 .316

38

10

Ryan,Nicole

15

10

405

27.0

55 159

.346

33

97 .340

27

02

Jackson,Talicia

15

15

390

26.0

40

112

.357

26

69 .377

19

12

Edwards,Ebony

14

0

151

10.8

22

41

.537

14

26 .538

2

03

Stanfield,Pam

15

15

409

27.3

23

63

.365

2

8 .250

16

21

Coles,Kristin

14

0

123

8.8

20

32

.625

0

0 .000

6

23

Harris,Raven

15

0

162

10.8

15

55

.273

2

14 .143

17

15

Strack,Lisa

15

5

197

13.1

13

45

.289

2

14 .143

13

31

Nusseibeh,Sahar

14

5

153

10.9

16

34

.471

0

0 .000

2

13

Yencho,Ashley

14

0

113

8.1

13

31

.419

4

17 .235

42

Mcdonald,Janelle

9

0

38

4.2

5

10

.500

0

01

Bell,Brittany

6

0

27

4.5

1

6

.167

51

Moritz,Alisha

5

0

12

2.4

1

1 1.000

TM

TEAM................

0

Pct

1 .000

FT FTA 14

16

Pct

Off Def 61

Tot Avg 92

6.1

PF FO 37

A

TO

Blk

Stl

Pts Avg

41

31

15

186 12.4

31

46

.826

18

54

72

4.8

19

0

27

29

3

9

184 12.3

31

.871

9

22

31

2.1

17

0

18

23

0

19

170 11.3

29

.655

11

47

58

3.9

18

0

25

25

1

23

125

3

.667

8

13

21

1.5

20

0

4

15

1

13

60

4.3

33

.485

20

41

61

4.1

28

1

66

44

1

28

64

4.3

13

.462

11

19

30

2.1

22

0

6

9

1

10

46

3.3

22

.773

8

19

27

1.8

23

0

24

31

1

14

49

3.3

24

.542

15

13

28

1.9

15

0

20

12

3

17

41

2.7

10

.200

21

9

30

2.1

15

0

2

12

6

1

34

2.4

3

3 1.000

3

10

13

0.9

6

0

12

12

0

6

33

2.4

0 .000

2

2 1.000

5

5

10

1.1

5

0

0

2

1

1

12

1.3

0

0 .000

3

4

.750

1

3

4

0.7

6

0

0

3

1

0

5

0.8

0

0 .000

0

0

.000

0

0

1

0

0

2

0.4

0

4

4

0.8

3

30

31

61

4.1

0

1

17

.875

8.3

6

Total..........

15

374 873

.428

101

303 .333

162 236

.686

191 351 542 36.1

234

2

221 265

50 156

1011 67.4

Opponents......

15

321 823

.390

68

223 .305

168 234

.718

183 343 526 35.1

248

-

179 298

38 103

878 58.5

14

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American University Women’s Basketball 2008-09 Schedule and Results Overall: 19-12 • Patriot League: 9-5 • Home: 12-3 • Away: 7-7 • Neutral: 0-2 DATE

TIME

OPPONENT

SCORE

RECORD ATTEND HIGH POINTS

11/14/08 11/16/08 11/19/08

7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

at NJIT DREXEL HOWARD

W 70-63 W 74-65 W 77-50

1-0 2-0 3-0

873 515 136

11/22/08 11/23/08 11/28/08 11/30/08

1:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

at Minnesota vs North Carolina State at Morgan State CLEVELAND STATE

L 79-62 L 73-63 L 57-54 W 77-59

3-1 3-2 3-3 4-3

4768 N/A 269 238

12/02/08

6:00 p.m.

at Maryland Eastern Shore W 66-40

5-3

869

12/07/08 12/19/08 12/21/08 12/28/08

2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

RHODE ISLAND PRINCETON GEORETOWN at Radford

W 77-58 W 59-44 L 69-54 W 68-45

6-3 7-3 7-4 8-4

244 218 232 200

12/30/08 1/04/09 1/06/09 1/10/09 1/14/09 1/17/09 1/21/09 1/24/09 1/28/09 1/31/09 2/07/09 2/11/09

7:00 p.m. 2:05 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:05 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

at VCU COLUMBIA BROWN at Lehigh * at Bucknell * COLGATE * at Army * HOLY CROSS * NAVY * at Lafayette * LEHIGH * BUCKNELL *

L 67-63 W 87-66 W 60-43 L 77-69 W 61-55 W 63-47 W 53-42 W 64-58 L 68-61 W 72-61 W 65-56 W 71-63

8-5 9-5 10-5 10-6 11-6 12-6 13-6 14-6 14-7 15-7 16-7 17-7

414 262 156 569 386 318 382 845 153 472 1177 188

2/14/09

2:00 p.m.

at Colgate *

W 60-38

18-7

623

2/18/09 2/21/09

7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.

ARMY * at Holy Cross *

L 60-58 (OT) L 58-55

18-8 18-9

255 2012

2/25/09

7:00 p.m.

at Navy *

L 59-56

18-10

882

2/28/09 3/07/09 3/20/09

2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

LAFAYETTE * vs Lafayette $ at James Madison ^

W 75-54 L 58-56 L 61-59

19-10 19-11 19-12

825 N/A 1187

* indicates Patriot League game $ indicates Patriot League Tournament game ^ indicates WNIT game

ATTENDANCE SUMMARY HOME AWAY NEUTRAL TOTAL

15

GAMES 15 14 2 31

TOTALS 5762 13906 N/A 19668

HIGH REBOUNDS

(11) Jackson,Talicia (7) Nusseibeh,Sahar (20) Kirk,Michelle (7) Jackson,Talicia (13) Jackson,Talicia (5) Stanfield,Pam (13) Kirk,Michelle (18) Ryan,Nicole (6) Leer,Liz (16) Kirk,Michelle (6) Leer,Liz (18) Leer,Liz (14) Leer,Liz (16) Ryan,Nicole (7) Leer,Liz (7) Jackson,Talicia (7) Stanfield,Pam (14) Leer,Liz (5) Jackson,Talicia (5) Leer,Liz (17) Ryan,Nicole (5) Stanfield,Pam (17) Leer,Liz (7) Kirk,Michelle (12) Leer,Liz (13) Leer,Liz (17) Leer,Liz (8) Jackson,Talicia (17) Kirk,Michelle (17) Kirk,Michelle (8) Leer,Liz (18) Leer,Liz (8) Kirk,Michelle (21) Ryan,Nicole (8) Kirk,Michelle (21) Kirk,Michelle (8) Kirk,Michelle (16) Leer,Liz (11) Jackson,Talicia (17) Ryan,Nicole (9) Jackson,Talicia (20) Kirk,Michelle (7) Jackson,Talicia (18) Kirk,Michelle (10) Kirk,Michelle (27) Kirk,Michelle (11) Kirk,Michelle (17) Ryan,Nicole (9) Kirk,Michelle (16) Ryan,Nicole (7) Jackson,Talicia (15) Ryan,Nicole (6) Kirk,Michelle (6) Edwards,Ebony (19) Kirk,Michelle (5) Leer,Liz (5) Jackson,Talicia (20) Kirk,Michelle (7) Stanfield,Pam (12) Jackson,Talicia (6) Coles,Kristin (6) Jackson,Talicia (21) Ryan,Nicole (8) Kirk,Michelle (8) Leer,Liz (16) Ryan,Nicole (8) Kirk,Michelle (17) Kirk,Michelle (8) Stanfield,Pam (18) Kirk,Michelle (7) Stanfield,Pam

AVG/GAME 384 993 N/A 678

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American University Women’s Basketball matt

CORKERY

Head Coach • 2nd Season • West Texas A&M, ‘93 • 19-13 Matt Corkery begins his second season as the head women’s basketball coach at American University.

Corkery joined the Eagles in 2004 after spending three seasons as the associate head coach at Division II Emporia State (Kan.). During his tenure with the Hornets, Corkery helped guide the squad to a 63-25 record and No. 2 rankings nationally in both the 2001-02 and 200304 seasons.

In 2008-09, Corkery led American to a 19-12 record, which included the program’s second consecutive postseason appearance. The Eagles’ 10-5 non-conference record was the best in school history, and their 19 total victories were the most since the 1997-98 campaign. The Eagles defeated two NCAA Tournament teams, Drexel and Lehigh, during the season.

Corkery served as an assistant coach at Stephen F. Austin University from 1999-2001. During his tenure, the Ladyjacks won consecutive Southland Conference titles and made successive appearances in the NCAA Tournament. In 2000, the Ladyjacks advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division I Tournament as a 12-seed. Corkery’s squad recorded a 54-11 record during his tenure at Stephen F. Austin.

Additionally, Corkery coached three All-Patriot League selections in 2008-09, including First Team performer Michelle Kirk and All-Rookie Team honorees Ebony Edwards and Lisa Strack. Corkery oversaw the largest women’s basketball crowd in school history when 1,177 fans attended the home game against Lehigh on February 7, 2009.

From 1996 to 1999, as head coach at Howard College (Texas), he led the Lady Hawks to three top 10 rankings in the National Junior College Athletic Association polls and an overall record of 90-12. In 1998, Corkery was named the NJCAA Region V Coach of the Year, as his squad compiled a 34-3 record and finished in third-place in the NJCAA National Tournament.

“We are pleased with the progress that Matt and his staff have made with our women’s basketball program over the last year both on and off the court,” commented Director of Athletics and Recreation Keith Gill. “He is a great teacher of the game and his passion for this team will translate into continued success for this program. We’re excited for what this season and the future will bring.”

Corkery earned a Bachelor’s degree in education in 1993 and a Master’s of sports and exercise sciences in 1996 from West Texas A&M University. While with the Lady Buffs, Corkery worked his way up from student assistant coach to graduate assistant and eventually earned a fulltime assistant coaching position. As an assistant, Corkery mentored a Buffs squad that went 28-3, won the Lone Star Conference title and was ranked as high as No. 4 in the NCAA Division II national rankings in the 1995-96 campaign. The team’s record during Corkery’s tenure as an assistant at West Texas A&M was 120-32.

Corkery was named to his current position on May 19, 2008 after serving as AU’s associate head coach during the 2007-08 campaign. In total, Corkery has been on the AU staff for five seasons. In 2007, he was elevated from assistant coach and recruiting coordinator to associate head coach. With the promotion, Corkery assumed additional responsibilities both on and off the court.

A native of Whitharral, Texas, Corkery currently resides in Washington, D.C.

Corkery’s Coaching Resume Years

Position

School

2008-Pres.

Head Coach

American

23-16

2007-08

Associate Head Coach

American

18-14

2004-07

Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator American

32-56

2001-04

Associate Head Coach

Emporia State

63-25

1999-01

Assistant Coach

Stephen F. Austin

54-11

1996-99

Head Coach

Howard (Texas)

90-12

West Texas A&M

120-32

1990-94, 96 Assistant Coach Total Record for Corkery-Coached Teams

16

Record

400-166

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American University Women’s Basketball nicole RYAN, #10 RS Senior • Guard • 5-7 Ocala, Fla. • Clearwater High School • Psychology 2009-10 (Senior): Scored 14 points against Wagner while dishing out four assists (11/28) ... grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds in win at Brown (11/18) ... recorded game-high 16 points, including four-of-six from three-point range, at Princeton (11/16). 2008-09 (Junior): Named team’s most valuable player … played in all 31 games, starting in the final 26 contests … averaged 11.3 points and 2.1 rebounds per game … second on team with 349 points …set single-season school record with 87.8 free throw percentage (65-74) … currently holds career record for free throw percentage at 82.1 … owns two of six best single-season free throw shooting seasons in program history … converted 62 threepointers, third highest single-season total in AU history … currently holds two of four highest single-season converted three-point field goals in school history … 144 career three-pointers is currently tied for third in program history.

2009-10 Game-by-Game Date 11/13 11/16 11/18 11/22 11/24 11/28 12/2 12/6

Opponent at Howard at Princeton at Brown ECU NJIT at Wagner at Drexel HIGH POINT

S * * * * * * *

FG 1-7 6-11 1-8 4-8 1-6 3-7 0-7

3P 1-4 4-6 0-5 1-3 1-4 2-6 0-3

FT-A O/D/T PF 1-2 0/2/2 3 0-0 0/0/0 0 0-1 2/8/10 0 2-2 0/0/0 3 0-3 0/3/3 0 6-7 0/2/2 2 0-0 0/0/0 0 ---DNP---

TP 4 16 2 11 3 14 0

A 3 1 3 2 3 4 0

TO 0 3 2 3 4 4 1

B 0 0 0 0 0 2 0

S 0 0 2 0 0 2 0

M 26 27 36 38 30 35 12

2007-08: Received a medical redshirt after suffering a seasonending injury. 2006-07 (Sophomore): Named to the Patriot League AllTournament Team ... the only player to start in all 32 games played in the season ... averaged 11.6 points and 2.2 rebounds per game … second on the team in points with 372 on the season ... had an 81.8 free throw percentage...single-season free throw percentage was fifth highest in AU history …61 three-pointers was third most in single-season in program history. 2005-06 (Freshman): Played in 17 games as a freshman, including eight starts ... tallied double-digit scoring in four games during the season. High School: Earned four letters in basketball at Clearwater High School ... team captain from sophomore to senior year ... three-time member of the Pineallas All-County Team ... earned All-Suncoast Player of the Year and Pineallas County Player of the Year honors as a junior .. led her team in assists three consecutive years ... was a two-time Third Team All-State selection ... earned team MVP honors her first three seasons ... named most outstanding athlete as a senior ... missed her senior season due to injury

Ryan’s Career Highs Category .......................................................Career-High Points...................................................25 at Navy (3/3/07) Rebounds ...................................... 10 at Brown (11/18/09) FG Made...................................8 vs. Holy Cross (1/20/07) FG Atts.......... 18, four times, last vs. Holy Cross (2/17/07) 3 FG Made............... 5, three times, last at Navy (2/25/09) 3 FG Atts................................. 16 at Monmouth (12/22/06) FT Made ........................................ 9 vs. Drexel (12/30/06) FT Atts ......................................... 10 vs. Drexel (12/30/06) Assists .................. 4, two times, last at Wagner (11/28/09) Blocks ............................................2 at Wagner (11/28/09) Steals......................5, three times, last vs. Navy (1/24/07) Minutes ............................................ 39 vs. Army (2/18/09)

Personal: Daughter of JoAnne and Tim Ryan ... both parents played basketball at Wilkes University ... has two brothers, Tim (23) and Tommy (17), and one sister, Veronica (14) ... graduated in May 2009 ... currently getting her Masters in psychology.

Year 2005-06 2006-07 2008-09 2009-10 TOTAL

GP 17 32 31 7 87

17

GS 8 32 26 7 73

Min 346 895 880 198 2319

Avg 20.4 28.0 28.4 28.3 26.7

Total FG 44 117 111 16 288

FGA 129 336 307 54 826

Pct .341 .348 .362 .296 .349

3-point FG FGA 21 62 61 184 62 183 9 31 153 460

Pct .339 .332 .339 .290 .335

FT 5 77 65 9 156

FTA 11 94 74 15 194

Pct .455 .819 .878 .600 .804

Rebounds Off Def 14 21 23 47 14 51 2 15 53 134

Tot 35 70 65 17 187

Avg 2.1 2.2 2.1 2.4 2.1

PF 27 60 33 8 128

FO 0 0 0 0 0

Ast 17 32 40 16 105

Back-to-Back Postseason Appearances

TO 22 64 38 17 141

Blk 2 5 5 2 14

Stl 23 51 34 6 114

Pts 114 372 349 50 885

Avg 6.7 11.6 11.3 7.1 10.2


American University Women’s Basketball ohemaa NYANIN, #00 Senior • Center • 6-2 Accra, Ghana • Westtown School • Justice & Public Policy 2009-10 (Senior): Matched her career-high with eight pointss against Wagner (11/28) ... set a new career-best with nine rebounds against East Carolina (11/22) ... made first-career start at Howard (11/13), recording career-highs with eight points and 25 minutes of game action. 2008-09: Did not play on the team. 2007-08 (Junior): Appeared in 20 games … played a seasonhigh 12 minutes versus Wagner on 11/19 … tallied a career-high five points on two-of-three shooting against Brown on 11/24 … snagged personal-high seven rebounds in only seven minutes of action against Lehigh (1/12) … recorded six blocked shots … contributed three steals … averaged 1.1 points and 2.2 rebounds in campaign.

2009-10 Game-by-Game Date 11/13 11/16 11/18 11/22 11/24 11/28 12/2 12/6

Opponent at Howard at Princeton at Brown ECU NJIT at Wagner at Drexel HIGH POINT

S * * * *

FG 4-8 0-2 2-3 3-7 2-3 * 4-8 * 1-5 * 1-3

3P FT-A O/D/T PF 0-0 0-1 4/1/5 3 0-0 0-0 1/2/3 0 0-0 0-3 2/1/3 2 0-0 2-2 3/6/9 3 0-0 1-2 0/2/2 1 0-0 0-0 2/1/3 1 0-0 0-0 3/2/5 3 0-0 0-0 1/4/5 2

TP 8 0 4 8 5 8 2 2

A 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1

TO 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2

B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

M 25 19 10 23 15 16 24 13

2006-07 (Sophomore): Played in a career-high five games in her second season ... scored her first career basket against Furman (12/5) ... grabbed a career-high four rebounds vs. Lafayette (2/24) ... totaled four points in five games played. 2005-06 (Freshman): Walked on to the team in mid-year ... played in her first game against Bucknell (2/7) ... grabbed two rebounds against the Bison. High School: Four year letterwinner in basketball ... three-year captain of basketball team ... earned Friends School League AllConference honors as a junior and senior ... also played volleyball and ran track, where she captained both teams ... holds record in shotput and was a two time all-conference selection. Personal: Daughter of Ohene and Naa Nyanin ... has three siblings, Natasha (24), Nana (20) and Paapa (15) ... majoring in justice and public policy.

Nyanin’s Career Highs Category .......................................................Career-High Points................. 8, three times, last at Wagner (11/28/09) Rebounds ......................................... 9 vs. ECU (11/22/09) FG Made............... 4, two times, last at Wagner (11/28/09) FG Atts ................. 8, two times, last at Wagner (11/28/09) 3 FG Made....................................................................... -3 FG Atts ......................................................................... -FT Made ..................2, four times, last vs. ECU (11/22/09) FT Atts .................... 3, two times, last at Brown (11/18/09) Assists ............1, eight times, last vs. High Point (12/6/09) Blocks ...................1, three times, last vs. Colgate (3/8/08) Steals................ 1, five times, last vs. High Point (12/6/09) Minutes ........................................25 at Howard (11/13/09) Year 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2009-10 TOTAL

18

GP 1 5 20 8 34

GS 0 0 0 7 7

Min 2 6 112 145 265

Avg 2.0 1.2 5.6 18.1 7.8

Total FG 0 1 7 17 25

FGA 1 2 21 39 63

Pct .000 .500 .333 .436 .397

3-point FG FGA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pct .000 .000 .000 .000 .000

FT 0 2 7 3 12

FTA 2 3 15 8 28

Pct .000 .667 .467 .375 .429

Rebounds Off Def 1 1 1 5 18 26 16 19 36 51

Tot 2 6 44 35 87

Avg 2.0 1.2 2.2 4.4 2.6

PF 0 1 17 15 33

FO 0 0 0 0 0

Ast 0 0 3 5 8

Back-to-Back Postseason Appearances

TO 1 1 12 11 25

Blk 0 0 6 0 6

Stl 0 0 3 1 4

Pts Avg 0 0.0 4 0.8 21 1.1 37 4.6 62 1.8


American University Women’s Basketball michelle KIRK, #5 Junior • Forward/Guard • 6-0 Painted Post, N.Y. • Corning-Painted Post West • Communications 2009-10 (Junior): Has led team in scoring in seven of eight games this season ... named Patriot League Player of the Week for her performances against NJIT (11/24) and Wagner (11/28) ... recorded a game-high 22 points along with seven rebounds in 40 minutes of action in victory over High Point (12/6) ... scored a game-high 25 points against Wagner, including a perfect three-of-three from three-point range ... scored a game-high 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds in victory over NJIT ... had a team-high 19 points against East Carolina (11/22) ... recorded careerhigh with 27 points and grabbed eight rebounds in win at Brown (11/18) ... scored 25 points on 10-of-20 shooting at Howard and added seven rebounds ... Preseason All-Patriot League selection.

2009-10 Game-by-Game Date 11/13 11/16 11/18 11/22 11/24 11/28 12/2 12/6

Opponent at Howard at Princeton at Brown ECU NJIT at Wagner at Drexel HIGH POINT

S FG * 10-20 * 3-8 * 6-14 * 6-16 * 8-14 * 10-18 * 5-11 * 6-15

3P 2-6 2-4 4-8 1-6 2-5 3-3 0-3 2-5

FT-A O/D/T PF 3-5 2/5/7 1 0-2 0/6/6 1 11-14 1/7/8 2 6-6 3/6/9 3 6-7 3/4/7 1 2-2 2/2/4 3 3-4 3/1/4 2 8-9 2/5/7 0

TP 25 8 27 19 24 25 13 22

A 3 3 0 2 0 1 1 1

TO 2 2 5 4 1 3 5 0

B 1 0 2 0 1 1 2 1

S 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

M 37 30 38 38 39 37 32 40

2008-09 (Sophomore): Named All-Patriot League First Team … started all 30 games in which she appeared … led team in scoring 14.0 points per game … netted 419 total points … scored in double figures in 23 of 30 contests … shot 79.3 percent from the free throw line (88-111), good for 11th highest single-season percentage in school history … currently fifth in program history in career free throw percentage (77.3) … earned first-career double-double (18 points, 10 rebounds) versus Holy Cross (1/24) … earned second-ever double-double in following game with career-highs in points (27) and rebounds (11) versus Navy (1/28) … made career-high 12 field goals in contest against Midshipmen … knocked home a career-high four three-pointers versus North Carolina State (11/23) … converted career-best nine free throws in 10 attempts at Lafayette (1/31) … had career-high five assists in back-to-back contests, versus Columbia (1/4) and Brown (1/6) … set career-high in steals with three in contests versus Drexel (11/16) and Navy (2/25) … shot 85.7 percent from the field (six of seven) in game versus Rhode Island (12/7) … played career-high 40 minutes against Army (2/18) 2007-08 (Freshman): Played in all 32 games as a freshman, making six starts ... started first-career game at George Mason (12/19) ... scored a career-high 16 points against Navy (2/27) ... tallied double-digits in seven games ... played a career-high 32 minutes twice ... recorded a personal-best nine rebounds against Radford (12/22) ... named Patriot League Rookie of the Week (12/27) ... averaged 5.8 points and 2.6 rebounds per game. High School: Earned four varsity letters at Corning-Painted Post West ... named the Twin Tiers Player of the Year in junior and senior seasons ... two-time Leader Player of the Year ... member of the Class AA AllState Team ... holds all-time scoring record at Corning-Painted Post West with 1,964 points ... also first in school history in blocked shots with 293 ... holds single-game scoring record at high schol with 43 points ... eighth-leading scorer in N.Y. State, Section IV ... led her squad in winning the STAC Conference and the STAC-West Division title. Personal: Daughter of Karen and Bruce Kirk ... has one brother, Chris (26) ... majoring in communications with a minor in psychology.

Year 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 TOTAL

19

GP 32 30 8 70

GS 6 30 8 44

Min 559 864 291 1714

Avg 17.5 28.8 36.4 24.5

Total FG 63 152 54 269

FGA 163 338 116 617

Pct .387 .450 .466 .436

3-point FG FGA 13 38 27 88 16 40 56 166

Pct .342 .307 .400 .337

FT 45 88 39 172

Kirk’s Career Highs Category .......................................................Career-High Points.................... 27, two times, last at Brown (11/18/09) Rebounds ........................................ 11 vs. Navy (1/28/09) FG Made.......................................... 12 vs. Navy (1/28/09) FG Atts ............................................ 22 vs. Navy (1/28/09) 3 FG Made.............. 4, two times, last at Brown (11/18/08) 3 FG Atts ............. 8, three times, last at Brown (11/18/08) FT Made ........................................ 11 at Brown (11/18/09) FT Atts ...........................................14 at Brown (11/18/09) Assists ...................... 5, two times, last vs. Brown (1/6/09) Blocks ..................... 2, two times, last at Brown (11/18/09) Steals.......................... 3, two times, last at Navy (2/25/09) Minutes ........... 40, two times, last vs. High Point (12/6/09)

FTA 61 111 49 221

Pct .738 .793 .796 .778

Rebounds Off Def 27 55 41 125 14 35 82 215

Tot 82 166 49 297

Avg 2.6 5.5 6.1 4.2

PF 42 47 13 102

FO 0 0 0 0

Ast 25 43 11 79

Back-to-Back Postseason Appearances

TO 46 53 22 121

Blk 6 6 6 18

Stl 18 23 4 45

Pts 184 419 163 766

Avg 5.8 14.0 20.4 10.9


American University Women’s Basketball liz LEER, #22 Junior • Center • 6-2 Glenside, Pa. • Abington • Public Communications 2009-10 (Junior): Recorded 16 points, nine rebounds and a season-high four blocks in win over High Point (12/6) ... scored 10 points and had eight rebounds against Wagner (11/28) ... recorded 10 points, seven rebounds, four blocks and three assists in win over NJIIT (11/24) ... had 14 points on seven-of-nine shooting from the floor against East Carolina (11/22) ... notched a career-high 19 points and added eight rebounds and three blocks in win at Brown (11/18) ... matched career-best with 18 points in victory over Howard (11/13) ... also recorded eight rebounds and career-high four assists.

2009-10 Game-by-Game Date 11/13 11/16 11/18 11/22 11/24 11/28 12/2 12/6

Opponent at Howard at Princeton at Brown ECU NJIT at Wagner at Drexel HIGH POINT

S * * * * * * * *

FG 8-13 3-6 8-15 7-9 4-9 3-8 3-6 5-13

3P 1-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0

FT-A O/D/T PF 1-1 1/7/8 1 0-0 0/3/3 4 3-3 6/3/9 2 0-0 2/3/5 3 2-2 2/5/7 3 4-5 4/4/8 4 2-3 2/5/7 3 6-7 4/5/9 2

TP 18 6 19 14 10 10 9 16

A 4 0 2 1 3 1 1 1

TO 5 7 2 4 2 3 6 5

B 1 0 3 0 4 1 0 4

S 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1

M 38 27 35 36 35 29 34 38

2008-09 (Sophomore): Appeared in all 31 games, starting the final 26 … set single-season program record with 62 blocks … currently third in school history with 102 blocked shots … third on team with 11.1 points per game … led team with 5.5 rebounds per contest … shot 85.1 percent from the free throw line (40-47) … scored 18 points on three different occasions, matching career-high … recorded first career double-double with 18 points and a career-high 14 rebounds at Morgan State (11/28) … accumulated career-high six blocked shots in Morgan State game, which matched single-game program record … had 12 points and 13 rebound effort against Georgetown (12/21) … shot 80 percent from the field (eight for 10) in game versus Colgate (1/4) … was a perfect eight-for-eight from the free throw line at Lafayette (1/31) … named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for the first time ... also recognized on Dean’s List. 2007-08 (Freshman): Played in all 32 games for the Eagles ... scored a career-high 18 points twice, against Morgan St. (12/6) and at Bucknell (2/13) ... had a season-best 10 rebounds against Radford (12/22) ... had five blocks at Lehigh (2/9) ... played a season-high 31 minutes at Lafayette (3/1) ... was named to the Patriot League All-Rookie Team ... Named Patriot League Baden Rookie of the Week four times ... cracked into the program record books after blocking 40 shots, ranking sixth-best for a season ... shot 54.9 percent from the field, good for 10th best in a season ... averaged 6.9 ppg and 5.1 rpg. High School: Four-year for varsity letterwinner in basketball for Abington high school ... named First Team All-Area ... earned a spot on the First Team All-East Pennsylvania squad ... First Team All-League honors ... named Rookie of the Year ... also played volleyball ... was a member of the Varsity A Club ... member of the National Honor Society ... was an Abingtonian ... participated in the Spanish club ... also helped out with the CYO (Catholic Youth Organizations). Personal: Daughter of Anne and John Leer ... father played basketball at East Stroudsburg ... has one sister, Emily (17) ... Emily will be a freshman on Villanova’s basketball team ... majoring in public communications.

Year 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 TOTAL

20

GP 32 31 8 71

GS 0 26 8 34

Min 663 879 272 1814

Avg 20.7 28.4 34.0 25.5

Total FG 95 152 41 288

FGA 173 274 79 526

Pct .549 .555 .519 .548

3-point FG FGA 0 3 0 2 2 3 2 8

Pct .000 .000 .667 .025

FT 32 40 18 90

Leer’s Career Highs Category .......................................................Career-High Points.............................................19 at Brown (11/18/09) Rebounds .......................... 14 at Morgan State (11/28/08) FG Made.............................. 9 at Morgan State (11/28/08) FG Atts ........................................... 16 vs. Navy (1/28/09) 3 FG Made................1, two times, last at Drexel (12/2/09) 3 FG Atts ..............1, seven times, last at Drexel (12/2/09) FT Made ....................................... 8 at Lafayette (1/31/09) FT Atts .......................................... 8 at Lafayette (1/31/09) Assists ..................4, two times, last at Howard (11/13/09) Blocks .................................. 6 at Morgan State (11/28/08) Steals......................3, three times, last vs. Navy (1/28/09) Minutes ............................................ 41 vs. Army (2/18/09) FTA 42 47 21 110

Pct .762 .851 .857 .818

Rebounds Off Def 69 95 68 104 21 35 158 234

Tot 164 172 56 392

Avg 5.1 5.5 7.0 5.5

PF 80 83 22 185

FO 2 3 0 5

Ast 31 37 13 81

Back-to-Back Postseason Appearances

TO 76 78 34 188

Blk 40 62 15 117

Stl 15 28 3 46

Pts 222 344 102 668

Avg 6.9 11.1 12.8 9.4


American University Women’s Basketball ashley YENCHO, #13 Junior • Guard • 5-7 Schnecksville, Pa. • Parkland • Business Administration 2009-10 (Junior): Matched season-high output with four points and recorded seasonbests with two rebounds and assists in victory over High Point (12/6) ... played 14 minutes at Princeton (11/16), scoring four points ... made appearance at Howard (11/13), scoring a bucket on only shot attempt. 2008-09 (Sophomore): Appeared in 28 games, making one start … made start against Holy Cross (1/24) … averaged 2.0 points per game … scored career-high 10 points versus Rhode Island (12/7) … was a perfect four-for-four from the floor, including twofor-two from three-point range, in contest against Rhode Island … set career-high with four assists on three different occasions, versus Columbia (1/4), at Lehigh (1/10) and against Lafayette (2/28).

2009-10 Game-by-Game Date 11/13 11/16 11/18 11/22 11/24 11/28 12/2 12/6

Opponent at Howard at Princeton at Brown ECU NJIT at Wagner at Drexel HIGH POINT

S FG 1-1 1-2 1-1

3P 0-0 0-0 1-1

1-1 0-0 1-3 1-3

1-1 0-0 1-1 0-1

FT-A O/D/T PF 0-0 0/0/0 0 2-4 0/0/0 1 0-0 0/0/0 1 ----DNP---0-0 0/0/0 0 0-0 0/0/0 0 0-0 0/1/1 0 2-2 0/2/2 0

TP 2 4 3

A 0 0 0

TO 1 1 1

B 0 0 0

S 0 0 0

M 2 14 9

3 0 3 4

1 0 0 2

2 0 0 4

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

9 2 13 14

2007-08 (Freshman): Played in 25 games, making one start ... made first-career start against Fordham (12/9) ... scored a careerbest eight points on two different occasions, against Monmouth (12/3) and at Colgate (1/19) ... played a career-high 28 minutes at Cleveland State (12/29) ... pulled down a season-best four rebounds at Drexel (12/31) ... dished out three assists at Cleveland State (12/29) ... averaged 3.2 ppg and 1.2 rpg. High School: Four-year letter winner at Parkland ... senior cocaptain ... averaged 13.3 ppg and finished as fourth leading scorer in school history with 1110 points ... set school 3-point record in a single season (50) and in a career (140) ... helped lead team to 2006 PIAA AAAA State Championship and 2005 and 2007 District XI Titles ... was the 2007 Parkland High School High School Outstanding Basketball Player of the Year ... selected to LVIAC AllStar team in 2006 and 2007 and Allentown Morning Call All-Area Team ... was a 2007 VIA Classic All-Star and Lehigh Valley Hoop Festival MVP ... 2006 Coatesville Tournament MVP ... played AAU for the Philadelphia Lady Runnin Rebels and finished in the sweet 16 at the 2006 AAU Nationals ... also lettered one year in track ... graduated with high honors and was a member of the National Honor Society as well as was a student tutor and participated in Leo Club. Personal: Daughter of Cheryl and Gary Yencho ... has one sister, Kim (24) ... majoring in business administration with specialization in marketing.

Year 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 TOTAL

21

GP 25 28 8 61

GS 1 1 0 2

Min 302 241 63 606

Avg 12.1 8.6 9.0 9.9

Total FG 26 21 6 53

FGA 78 64 11 153

Pct .333 .328 .545 .346

3-point FG FGA 13 47 6 33 3 4 22 84

Pct .277 .182 .750 .262

FT 16 8 4 28

Yencho’s Career Highs Category .......................................................Career-High Points.................................. 10 vs. Rhode Island (12/7/08) Rebounds ........................................4 at Drexel (12/31/07) FG Made............................... 4 vs. Rhode Island (12/7/08) FG Atts ...............................11 vs. Morgan State (12/6/07) 3 FG Made......2, three times, last vs. Rh. Island (12/7/08) 3 FG Atts ..............................6 vs. Morgan State (12/6/07) FT Made ......4, two times, last at Cleveland St. (12/29/07) FT Atts ................................. 5 at Cleveland St. (12/29/07) Assists ............. 4, three times, last vs. Lafayette (2/28/09) Blocks .............................................................................. -Steals..................2, three times, last vs. Colgate (2/16/08) Minutes .......................... 28 at Cleveland State (12/29/07) FTA 26 10 6 42

Pct .615 .800 .667 .667

Rebounds Off Def 15 16 3 18 0 3 18 37

Tot 31 21 3 55

Avg 1.2 0.8 0.4 0.9

PF 21 12 2 35

FO 0 0 0 0

Ast 10 26 3 39

Back-to-Back Postseason Appearances

TO 16 30 9 55

Blk 0 0 0 0

Stl 10 11 0 21

Pts 81 56 19 156

Avg 3.2 2.0 2.7 2.6


American University Women’s Basketball ebony EDWARDS, #12 Sophomore • Guard • 5-8 Forestville, Md. • Bishop McNamara • Elementary Education 2009-10 (Sophomore): Scored a season-high eight points in win over High Point (12/6) ... recorded a career-high six steals versus Wagner (11/28) ... had three steals against East Carolina (11/22) ... made first-career start, logging career-high 29 minutes, in win at Brown (11/18) ... played 14 minutes at Howard (11/13), recording five points. 2008-09 (Freshman): Named to Patriot League All-Rookie Team … shot 44.2 percent (23-52) from three-point range, setting singleseason school record … appeared in 30 games … sixth on team with 4.2 points per game … averaged 1.9 rebounds per contest … scored a career-best 11 points against Howard (11/19) … grabbed six rebounds against Lafayette (2/28) … recorded lone blocked shot versus Columbia (1/4) … converted four field goals on two different occasions (both times out of six total attempts), versus Howard (11/19) and against Bucknell (2/11) … netted three threepointers (in four attempts each game) against Howard (11/19) and versus Columbia (1/4) … named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2009-10 Game-by-Game Date 11/13 11/16 11/18 11/22 11/24 11/28 12/2 12/6

Opponent at Howard at Princeton at Brown ECU NJIT at Wagner at Drexel HIGH POINT

S FG 2-4 0-0 * 1-6 * 2-4 * 1-2 * 1-2 * 1-1 * 3-5

3P 1-3 0-0 0-3 0-1 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-2

FT-A O/D/T PF 0-0 1/0/1 0 0-0 0/3/3 0 0-0 0/1/1 2 2-2 1/1/2 1 0-2 0/1/1 3 0-0 0/3/3 4 1-1 0/1/1 1 1-2 0/1/1 3

TP 5 0 2 6 3 2 3 8

A 2 0 1 1 3 1 0 0

TO 0 1 0 1 1 3 0 0

B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 1 1 2 3 0 6 1 1

M 14 12 29 22 20 25 16 21

High School: A four-year letterwinner in basketball at Bishop McNamara ... was captain as senior ... named Student-Athlete of the Year ... team was WCAC Champions senior year ... was a two-time WCAC Honorable Mention selection ... named to Third Team WCAC as a senior ... averaged 14.0 ppg, 6.0 spg 4.0 rpg and 5.0 assists as a senior ... also lettered one year in soccer ... had a 4.1 GPA as a senior ... member of the National Honor Society ... played in the wind ensemble as a junior and a senior, the symphonic band as a sophomore and concert band as a freshman. Personal: Daughter of Alfreda Kelly ... has one sister, Monet (16) ... majoring in elementary education with a minor in health promotion.

Edwards’ Career Highs Category .......................................................Career-High Points..........................................11 vs. Howard (11/19/08) Rebounds ...........6, two times, last vs. Lafayette (2/28/09) FG Made.............. 4, two times, last vs. Bucknell (2/11/09) FG Atts ..........................................7 vs. Lafayette (3/7/09) 3 FG Made........... 3, two times, last vs. Columbia (1/4/09) 3 FG Atts ............. 4, four times, last vs. Lafayette (3/7/09) FT Made ..................2, four times, last vs. ECU (11/22/09) FT Atts ....... 2, five times, last at James Madison (3/20/09) Assists ...................3, three times, last vs. NJIT (11/24/09) Blocks ........................................... 1 vs. Columbia (1/4/09) Steals.............................................6 at Wagner (11/28/09) Minutes .......................................... 29 at Brown (11/18/09)

Year 2008-09 2009-10 TOTAL

22

GP 30 8 38

GS 0 6 6

Min 368 159 527

Avg 12.3 19.9 13.9

Total FG 48 11 59

FGA 96 24 120

Pct .500 .458 .492

3-point FG FGA 23 52 3 10 28 62

Pct .442 .300 .452

FT 8 4 12

FTA 11 7 18

Pct .727 .571 .667

Rebounds Off Def 19 39 2 11 21 50

Tot 58 13 71

Avg 1.9 1.6 1.9

PF 41 14 55

FO 0 0 0

Ast 18 8 26

Back-to-Back Postseason Appearances

TO 25 6 31

Blk 1 0 1

Stl 30 15 45

Pts 127 29 156

Avg 4.2 3.6 4.1


American University Women’s Basketball raven HARRIS, #23 Sophomore • Guard • 5-7 Virginia Beach, Va. • Princess Anne • Public Communications 2009-10 (Sophomore): Matched a career-best with six assists in a career-high 37 minutes in win over High Point (12/6) ... dished out a seasonhigh five assists in games against NJIT (11/24) and Wagner (11/28) ... recorded season-high four assists at Princeton (11/16) ... made first-career start at Howard (11/13) and scored six points. 2008-09 (Freshman): Played in 22 games … averaged 2.9 points and 1.6 rebounds per contest … scored eight points at MarylandEastern Shore (12/2) … dished out six assists and grabbed four rebounds versus Holy Cross (1/24), playing a season-high 28 minutes … recorded a blocked shot versus Princeton (12/19) … had three steals in games at Minnesota (11/22) and against Rhode Island (12/7).

2009-10 Game-by-Game Date 11/13 11/16 11/18 11/22 11/24 11/28 12/2 12/6

Opponent at Howard at Princeton at Brown ECU NJIT at Wagner at Drexel HIGH POINT

S FG * 2-4 * 1-5 0-2 1-4 2-3 0-3 1-7 * 1-6

3P 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-2 0-2

FT-A O/D/T PF 2-2 0/3/3 2 0-0 0/3/3 3 0-0 0/1/1 0 0-0 0/0/0 2 0-1 0/2/2 2 0-0 0/2/2 1 2-4 0/3/3 4 1-2 0/3/3 3

TP 6 2 0 2 4 0 4 3

A 1 4 1 4 5 5 3 6

TO 2 5 0 3 1 1 1 3

B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 0 2 0 0 1 2 4 1

M 22 27 4 16 17 15 29 37

High School: A four-year letterwinner at Princess Anne High School ... a McDonald’s All-American nominee ... was a named a team captain as a junior and a senior ... was team most valuable player and second team all-state in 2008 ... named to First Team Beach District as a junior and senior ... Second Team Beach District as a sophomore ... scored over 1,000 career points ... team was state champions in 2004 and district champions 2004-08 ... squad was ranked ninth in the nation in USA TODAY in 2005 ... regional champions in 2004-05 ... named Ms. Princess Anne ... averaged 19 points, six assists and three steals per game in senior season ... graduated with honors. Personal: Daughter of Michelle and Robert Harris ... has one brother, Robert Jr. (20) ... majoring in public communications.

Harris’ Career Highs Category .......................................................Career-High Points.................... 8 at Maryland-Eastern Shore (12/2/08) Rebounds .................................4 vs. Holy Cross (1/24/09) FG Made............... 3 at Maryland-Eastern Shore (12/2/08) FG Atts ....................... 7, four times, last at Drexel (12/2/09) 3 FG Made......... 1, four times, last vs. Lafayette (2/28/09) 3 FG Atts ......... 3, two times, last vs. Holy Cross (1/24/09) FT Made ................................... 4 vs. Princeton (12/19/08) FT Atts .......................4, five times, last at Drexel(12/2/09) Assists .............. 6, two times, last vs. High Point (12/6/09) Blocks ....................................... 1 vs. Princeton (12/19/08) Steals.................................................4 at Drexel (12/2/09) Minutes ....................................37 vs. High Point (12/6/09)

Year 2008-09 2009-10 TOTAL

23

GP 22 8 30

GS 0 3 3

Min 232 167 399

Avg 10.5 20.9 13.3

Total FG 20 8 28

FGA 73 34 107

Pct .274 .235 .262

3-point FG FGA 4 21 0 8 4 29

Pct .190 .000 .138

FT 19 5 24

FTA 28 9 37

Pct .679 .556 .649

Rebounds Off Def 10 25 0 17 10 42

Tot 35 17 52

Avg 1.6 2.1 1.7

PF 28 17 45

FO 0 0 0

Ast 37 29 66

Back-to-Back Postseason Appearances

TO 40 16 56

Blk 1 0 1

Stl 18 10 28

Pts Avg 63 2.9 21 2.6 84 2.8


American University Women’s Basketball janelle McDONALD, #42 Sophomore • Forward • 6-1 Ashburn, Va. • Notre Dame Academy • Psychology 2009-10 (Sophomore): Recorded four points and five rebounds in 17 minutes at Princeton (11/16) .. played 10 minutes in season-opener at Howard (11/13). 2008-09 (Freshman): Played in 17 games … averaged 1.3 points and 1.2 rebounds per contest … scored six points on seasonbest three made field goals against Bucknell (1/14) … also played season-high 19 minutes against the Bison … recorded blocked shot against NJIT (11/14) … grabbed three rebounds in games versus NJIT (11/14), Cleveland State (11/30), Bucknell (1/14) and Colgate (1/17) … recorded two steals against Navy (1/28).

2009-10 Game-by-Game Date Opponent 11/13 at Howard 11/16 at Princeton 11/18 at Brown 11/22 ECU 11/24 NJIT 11/28 at Wagner 12/2 at Drexel 12/6 HIGH POINT

S FG 0-2 2-6 1-1 1-1 1-2 0-0 0-0

3P 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-A O/D/T PF 0-1 0/0/0 4 0-0 2/3/5 3 0-0 1/1/2 0 0-0 0/0/0 0 0-0 0/1/1 0 --DNP-0-0 0-0 0/0/0 0 0-0 0-0 0/1/1 2

TP 0 4 2 2 2

A 1 0 0 0 0

TO 1 2 1 1 1

0 0

0 0

0 0

B 0 1 0 0 0

S 1 0 0 0 0

M 10 17 5 5 8

0 0 0 0

4 1

High School: Earned four varsity letters in basketball at Notre Dame Academy ... team ranked in the top-5 in the nation twostraight years ... ranked No. 1 in the nation over the 2007-08 season ... went undefeated in the D.C. Metro from 2006-08 ... won WCAC Tournament at Bishop Walsh two years in a row. Personal: Daughter of Melissa and William McDonald ... has a twin, Jason (18), along with two other siblings, Brian (15) and Moriah (7) ... majoring in psychology.

McDonald’s Career Highs Category .......................................................Career-High Points............................................... 6 at Bucknell (1/14/09) Rebounds .............3, four times, last vs. Colgate (1/17/09) FG Made........................................ 3 at Bucknell (1/14/09) FG Atts ...........................................7 at Bucknell (1/14/09) 3 FG Made....................................................................... -3 FG Atts ......................................................................... -FT Made ............................................ 2 at NJIT (11/14/08) FT Atts ..................... 2, two times, last at Lehigh (1/10/09) Assists ................2, two times, last vs. Lafayette (2/28/09) Blocks ................ 1, two times, last at Princeton (11/16/09) Steals................................................. 2 vs. Navy (1/28/09) Minutes ........................................ 19 at Bucknell (1/14/09)

Year 2008-09 2009-10 TOTAL

24

GP 17 7 24

GS 0 0 0

Min 90 50 140

Avg 5.3 7.1 5.8

Total FG 10 5 15

FGA 24 12 36

Pct .417 .417 .417

3-point FG FGA 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pct .000 .000 .000

FT 2 0 2

FTA 4 0 4

Pct .500 .000 .500

Rebounds Off Def 4 14 3 6 7 20

Tot 18 9 27

Avg 1.1 1.3 1.1

PF 12 9 21

FO 0 0 0

Ast 2 1 3

Back-to-Back Postseason Appearances

TO 3 6 9

Blk 1 1 2

Stl 4 1 5

Pts Avg 22 1.3 10 1.4 32 1.3


American University Women’s Basketball lisa STRACK, #15 Sophomore • Guard • 5-10 Langhorne, Pa • Archbishop Wood • Business Administration 2009-10 (Sophomore): Recorded career-highs with 12 points and four steals in win over High Point (12/6) ... went six-for-six from the free throw line with 10 points against Wagner (11/28) ... made first start of season and recorded career-highs with 11 points and seven rebounds in victory against NJIT (11/24) ... played a careerhigh 31 minutes in win at Brown ... had five points and four boards at Princeton (11/16) ... recorded three points, three rebounds and three assists in season-opener at Howard (11/13).

2009-10 Game-by-Game Date 11/13 11/16 11/18 11/22 11/24 11/28 12/2 12/6

Opponent at Howard at Princeton at Brown ECU NJIT at Wagner at Drexel HIGH POINT

S FG 1-3 2-4 0-4 0-2 * 4-6 2-4 2-7 4-7

3P 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-0 1-2 0-1 0-2 0-1

FT-A O/D/T PF 0-0 2/1/3 2 0-0 3/1/4 2 3-4 2/2/4 1 2-2 1/1/2 0 2-3 4/3/7 3 6-6 1/3/4 2 0-0 3/5/8 1 4-6 4/3/7 5

TP 3 5 3 2 11 10 4 12

A 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 3

TO 0 2 0 1 4 0 2 2

B 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

S 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 4

M 21 23 31 13 25 27 18 26

2008-09 (Freshman): Named to Patriot League All-Rookie Team … played in all 31 games, including six starts … played 13.2 minutes per game, the sixth-most on team … averaged 3.2 points and 1.9 rebounds per contest … recorded eight assists versus Howard (11/19) … netted career-high nine points against Lafayette (2/28) … pulled down five rebounds versus Holy Cross (1/24) … accumulated three steals against Columbia (1/4) … named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. High School: Earned four letters in basketball at Archbishop Wood High School ... captain as a senior ... team was 2007-08 North PCL Champions and 2007 PCL Runner-up ... earned 2007 Jim Paul Memorial Heart & Hustle Award ... two-time Philadelphia Catholic League Scholar Athlete ... All-Philadelphia Catholic League and First Team Bucks County Courier Times All-Area Team in 2007 and 2008 ... two-time All-Intel Girls Team ... averaged 10.4 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.7 apg and 2.5 spg ... was a 2007 AAU quarterfinalist at nationals and semifinalist at USJN ... semifinalist at Nike Nationals. .. also played two years on varsity soccer team ... member of National Honor Society. Personal: Daughter of Joanne and Ron Strack ... has one brother, Daniel (21) ... majoring in business administration.

Strack’s Career Highs Category .......................................................Career-High Points....................................... 12 vs. High Point (12/6/09) Rebounds ..........................................8 at Drexel (12/2/09) FG Made........... 4, two times, last vs. High Point (12/6/09) FG Atts ......................... 8, two times, last at Drexel (12/2/09) 3 FG Made..................... 1, 10 times, last vs. NJIT (11/24/09) 3 FG Atts ... 3, five times, last at James Madison (3/20/09) FT Made ........................................6 at Wagner (11/28/09) FT Atts .............. 6, two times, last vs. High Point (12/6/09) Assists ......................................... 8 vs. Howard (11/19/08) Blocks ........................ 1, six times, last at Drexel (12/2/09) Steals.........................................4 vs. High Point (12/6/09) Minutes ..........................................31 at Brown (11/18/09)

Year 2008-09 2009-10 TOTAL

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GP 31 8 39

GS 6 1 7

Min 410 184 594

Avg 13.2 23.0 15.2

Total FG 32 15 47

FGA 101 37 138

Pct .317 .405 .341

3-point FG FGA 7 38 3 10 10 48

Pct .184 .300 .208

FT 27 17 44

FTA 51 21 72

Pct .529 .810 .611

Rebounds Off Def 28 30 20 19 48 49

Tot 58 39 97

Avg 1.9 4.9 2.5

PF 37 16 53

FO 0 1 1

Ast 35 11 46

Back-to-Back Postseason Appearances

TO 27 11 38

Blk 5 1 6

Stl 30 9 39

Pts 98 50 148

Avg 3.2 6.3 3.8


American University Women’s Basketball stephanie ANYA, #44 Freshman • Center • 6-2 Germantown, Md. • The Academy of the Holy Cross • Biology 2009-10 (Freshman): Recorded a career-high three points, seven rebounds, and two steals against Wagner (11/28) ... played a careerhigh 15 minutes against East Carolina, recording first career rebounds (three) and an assist ... scored first-career field goal in win at Brown (11/18) ... recorded first-career field goal attempt at Princeton (11/16) ... made first-career appearance at Howard (11/13), logging five minutes of action.

2009-10 Game-by-Game Date 11/13 11/16 11/18 11/22 11/24 11/28 12/2 12/6

Opponent at Howard at Princeton at Brown ECU NJIT at Wagner at Drexel HIGH POINT

S FG 0-0 0-1 1-2 0-1 0-0 1-5 1-5 0-1

3P 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-A O/D/T PF 0-1 0/0/0 1 0-0 0/0/0 0 0-0 0/0/0 1 1-2 0/3/3 3 0-0 0/0/0 0 1-3 2/5/7 2 0-0 0/3/3 3 0-0 2/1/3 1

TP 0 0 2 1 0 3 2 0

A 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

TO 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1

B 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

S 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0

M 5 4 3 15 2 14 18 10

High School: Played four years of varsity basketball at the Academy of the Holy Cross … served as captain last two seasons … averaged 11.3 points and 10 rebounds per game in senior season … named All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) Second Team in 2007 and 2009 … also earned AllGazette Honorable Mention in those seasons … led high school team to 2007 WCAC Championship … graduated high school with a 3.62 GPA, earning both first and second honors. Personal: Daughter of MaryAnne and Ben Anya ... has three siblings, Beejay (14), Renee (10) and Brooke (7) ... plans on majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry.

Anya’s Career Highs Category .......................................................Career-High Points................................................ 3 at Wagner (11/28/09) Rebounds ..................................... 7 at Wagner (11/28/09) FG Made................ 1, three times, last at Drexel(12/2/09) FG Atts .......................... 5, two times, last at Drexel (12/2/09) 3 FG Made....................................................................... -3 FG Atts ......................................................................... -FT Made ...............1, two times, last at Wagner (11/28/09) FT Atts .......................................... 3 at Wagner (11/28/09) Assists ..............................................1 vs. ECU (11/22/09) Blocks .......................1, two times, last at Drexel (12/2/09) Steals............................................ 2 at Wagner (11/28/09) Minutes ............................................18 at Drexel (12/2/09)

Year GP GS Min Avg 2009-10 8 0 71 8.9 TOTAL 8 0 71 8.9

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Total FG FGA Pct 3 15 .200 3 15 .200

3-point FG FGA Pct 0 0 .000 0 0 .000

FT 2 2

FTA Pct 6 .333 6 .333

Rebounds Off Def Tot Avg 4 12 16 2.0 4 12 16 2.0

PF 11 11

FO Ast 0 1 0 1

Back-to-Back Postseason Appearances

TO Blk 5 2 5 2

Stl 2 2

Pts Avg 8 1.0 8 1.0


American University Women’s Basketball geleisa GEORGE, #4 Freshman • Guard • 5-9 Jamaica, N.Y. • Christ the King Regional • Psychology High School: Competed in n basketball program at Christt the King Regional High School, earning varsity letters in each of the last three seasons … served as team captain in senior season … recognized as New York Daily News Second Team … named most improved player after sophomore campaign … team captured New York City Championship in 2006, 07 and 09 … competed in three straight Las Vegas Classics with AAU team, Positive Direction Lady Wildcats … team reached finals in 2006 … accumulated a 3.94 GPA, earning First Honors in math and Second Honors in English … named to Principals Honor Roll … member of National Honor Society.

2009-10 Game-by-Game Date 11/13 11/16 11/18 11/22 11/24 11/28 12/2 12/6

Opponent at Howard at Princeton at Brown ECU NJIT at Wagner at Drexel HIGH POINT

S FG

3P FT-A O/D/T PF TP A TO B S --DNP---DNP---DNP---DNP---DNP---DNP---DNP---DNP--

Personal: Daughter of Yonette and Rodwick George ... has one sibling, Ginnelle (14) ... plans on majoring in psychology.

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Back-to-Back Postseason Appearances

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American University Women’s Basketball

2009-10 TV/Radio Roster

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Ohemma Nyanin

Geleisa George

Michelle Kirk

Nicole Ryan

Ebony Edwards

Sr • C • 6-2 Accra, Ghana

Fr • G • 5-9 Jamaica, N.Y.

Jr • F/G • 6-0 Painted Post, N.Y.

Sr • G • 5-8 Safety Harbor, Fla.

So • G • 5-8 Forestville, Md.

Pronunciation Guide

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Ashley Yencho

Lisa Strack

Liz Leer

Jr • G • 5-7 Schnecksville, Pa.

So • G • 5-10 Langhorne, Pa.

Jr • F • 6-2 Glenside, Pa.

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Raven Harris

Janelle McDonald

Stephanie Anya

So • G • 5-7 Virginia Beach, Va.

So • F • 6-1 Ashburn, Va.

Fr • C • 6-2 Germantown, Md.

Matt Corkery

LaTonya Watson

Erin Lindroth

Stephanie Blanton

Tom Callan

Head Coach 2nd Season

Assistant Coach 2nd Season

Assistant Coach 2nd Season

Assistant Coach 2nd Season

Dir. of Basketball Ops. 2nd Season

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Ohemma ... Oh-HEM-a Nyanin ...............yenin Geleisa ...... Jill-EE-sah Yencho ......YENCH-oh Anya .............. ahn-yah

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Women's Basketball 2009-10 Game Notes - Morgan State