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American University Women’s Basketball 2009-10 Schedule

Game 19 American (11-7, 4-0) vs. Holy Cross (5-14, 1-3)

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

December Wed. Sun. Wed. Sun.

2 at Drexel 6 HIGH POINT 16 MORGAN STATE 20 MARYLAND Hatter Classic @ DeLand, Fla. Mon. 28 vs. Buffalo Tues. 29 vs. St. Francis (Pa.)

Sunday, January 24, 2010 • 2 p.m. ET W, 98-34 Hart Center • Worcester, Mass. W, 71-59 TV: CBS College Sports Network L, 77-45 W, 64-54 L, 70-65 The American University women’s basketball team will W, 65-57 travel to Worcester, Mass., to take on Holy Cross on Sunday L, 73-72 afternoon at 2 p.m. The game will be broadcast to a live nationwide audience on CBS College Sports Network.

American (11-7, 4-0 Patriot League) is looking for its sixth consecutive victory and first ever 5-0 conference start in school history. The Eagles are led by junior Michelle Kirk, who is averaging a Patriot League-best 19.9 points per game this season. She currently ranks in the top 10 in the conference in field goal percentage (43.8), free throw percentage (84.1) W, 54-43 and three-point field goal percentage (42.1). Kirk has led L, 60-57 the Eagles in scoring in 16 of their 18 games this season, recording at least 18 points in 13 contests. L, 50-40 W, 67-46 W, 59-45 L, 75-64

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

2 4 9 13 16 20 24 27 30

In AU’s last game, a 64-49 win against Army on Wednesday at Columbia L, 66-56 night, the Eagles had a balanced scoring attack with three MD.-EASTERN SHORE W, 57-46 players – Kirk, junior Liz Leer and sophomore Ebony LEHIGH * W, 69-65 (OT) Edwards – each scoring 14 points. Leer also grabbed 13 BUCKNELL * W, 63-51 rebounds, earning her third-career double-double and first at Colgate * W, 80-58 of the season. ARMY * W, 64-49 at Holy Cross * 2:00 p.m. Holy Cross (5-14, 1-3 PL) has lost 11 of its last 13 games, recording its lone victories since November 28 against Rhode at Navy * 7:00 p.m. Island and Patriot League-foe Bucknell. The Crusaders LAFAYETTE * 2:00 p.m.

have lost their three conference games against Lafayette, Army and Navy.

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

6 10 13 17 20 24 27

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

March Sat. Sun. Sat.

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.

Prior to the start of the season, American and Holy Cross were selected to finish in a tie for second place in the Patriot League. Each team received 76 points based on the TBD voting by the conference’s coaches and sports information TBD directors.

PL Quarterfinals @ Holy Cross PL Semifinals @ Holy Cross 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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The Crusaders lead the all-time series against AU by a 14-5 margin. American and Holy Cross split last season’s two matchups with each team earning victories on its home floor. American’s only win at Holy Cross came two seasons ago, as the Eagles recorded a 62-46 victory on January 26, 2008. AU is 1-8 all-time in Worcester.

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 19.9 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.7 apg 12.1 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 2.1 bpg 6.2 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.8 spg 5.1 ppg, 3.9 apg, 2.2 spg 4.6 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 0.7 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 4.5 ppg, 0.8 rpg, 1.0 apg 6.5 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.4 apg 1.1 ppg, 1.1 rpg, 0.1 apg 1.5 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 0.3 spg

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 Riding a Hot Streak The Eagles have won a season-high five straight games, including a perfect 4-0 start in the Patriot League. AU’s last loss came on January 2 at Columbia. The only other time American began 4-0 in conference play was during the 2002-03 campaign. The Eagles have never been 5-0 in league play. Home Cookin’ American is 7-2 in the friendly comfines of Bender Arena this season, picking up wins in its last four home games. AU is 3-4 on the road and 1-1 in neutral site games. Leading the Pack American currently leads the Patriot League in team free throw percentage (74.6 percent), three-point field goal percentage (38.0 percent) and blocked shots per game (3.4). The Eagles also rank second in the conference in several team statistics, including scoring offense (61.8 ppg), scoring margin (+3.8 per game), field goal percentage (41.3 percent) and rebounding defense (34.7 per game). Take Me to Your Leader Junior Michelle Kirk has led the Eagles in scoring in 16 of their 18 games so far this season, scoring at least 18 points in 13 of those contests. Her 19.9 points per game average is currently leading the Patriot League. She is also tops in the conference in minutes played (37.1 per game), while she ranks in the top 10 in each of the following statistics: three-point field goals made (2.2 per game 4th), three-point percentage (42.1 percent - 4th), free throw percentage (84.1 percent - 4th) and field goal percentage (43.8 percent - 8th). The 2009 All-Patriot League First Team performer is also 11th in the conference in rebounding with 5.5 per contest. Back-to-Back Honors Kirk has been selected as the Patriot League Player of the Week in each of the last two weeks. She has been recognized with the award a league-high four times this season, and on five occasions in her career. Stepping Up in Conference Play In the four conference games, Kirk is averaging 23.0 points per game, which leads the Patriot League. She is shooting over 46.8 percent from the floor in league play. In the conference opener against defending champion Lehigh on January 9, the 2009-10 AllPatriot League Preseason selection put together one of the best individual efforts in recent AU women’s basketball history with 32 points, the fifth-highest single-game output in school history. She was 10-of-21 from the field, including a career-best five made threepointers (in nine attempts) and a perfect seven-of-seven from the free throw line. Her 32 point-performance was the most points by an AU student-athlete since Chanel Hunt scored 34 points on February 11, 2003 against Navy. Impressive from Deep Kirk has been hot from the three-point line over the past four games, knocking down a combined 14 three-pointers on 53.8 percent from deep. Her five-trifectas in both wins against Lehigh and Bucknell matched her career-high. Double Trouble Junior Liz Leer recorded her first double-double of the 2009-10 season with 14 points and 13 rebounds in Wednesday’s win over Army. This marked her third-career double-double, as her previous two both occured in the 2008-09 season. Get That Out of Here Leer is first in the Patriot League with 38 blocked shots this season (2.1 per game). She currently sits second in school history with 140 blocks, only 12 shy of the program’s all-time record. Taking Care of the Rock Sophomore Raven Harris currently leads the Patriot League with a 1.4 assist-to-turnover ratio. She is averaging 3.9 assists per game, which is good for second in the conference. Thieves on the Loose Harris and classmate Ebony Edwards are currently second and fourth, respectively, in the conference in steals. Harris is averaging 2.2 steals per game, while Edwards contributes 1.8 per contest. Harris, Edwards and Kirk each recorded four steals in last Saturday’s win over Colgate. Protecting the Lead AU is 8-1 in games in which it leads at halftime. Additionally, the Eagles are 10-0 when they lead with five minutes remaining in the game. Aggressive Play Rewarded The Eagles are 8-2 in games in which they attempt more free throws than their opponents. On the flip side, AU is only 3-5 in which the opponent shoots more free throws. 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 200809. 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.

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

Michelle Kirk 2009-10 Awards - Preseason All-Patriot League Team - 4-time Patriot League Player of the Week (11/30, 12/21, 1/11, 1/18) - ECAC Division I Co-Player of the Week (1/11) - 2-time American University Student-Athlete of the Week (11/16, 1/11)

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 now-sophomores Ebony Edwards and Lisa Strack were selected to the Patriot League All-Rookie Team.

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American University Women’s Basketball the Series - Holy Cross Team Stats Comparison Inside All-Time Record: Holy Cross leads 14-5 AMERICAN

Holy Cross

11-7 ................. Overall Record ................... 5-14 4-0............... Conference Record ................. 1-3 61.8 ................... Points/Game ..................... 59.3 58.0 .............. Opp. Points/Game ................ 67.6 34.6 ................Rebounds/Game .................. 30.8

2009 Meetings: American 64, Holy Cross 58 (1/24/09 in Washington, D.C.) Holy Cross 58, American 55 (2/21/09 in Worcester, Mass.) American and Holy Cross split last season’s two matchups with each team recording victories on its home floor. American’s only win at Holy Cross came two seasons ago, as the Eagles recorded a 62-46 victory on January 26, 2008. AU is 1-8 all-time in Worcester.

34.7 ........... Opp. Rebounds/Game ............. 40.6 41.3 ........................FG Pct. .......................... 37.0 39.0 ................... Opp. FG Pct. ..................... 43.7 38.0 .................... 3-Point Pct. ...................... 35.0 31.6 ................Opp. 3-Point Pct................... 32.1 74.6 .................Free Throw Pct.................... 72.4 14.0 ............Personal Fouls/Game.............. 16.3 12.5 .................. Assists/Game .................... 13.1 16.6 ................Turnovers/Game .................. 16.7 3.4 .............. Blocked Shots/Game ................ 2.2

American and Colgate have played three common opponents so far this season -- Army, Howard and Navy. AU is 3-0 against the trio, with an average margin of victory of 13.0 ppg. Holy Cross is 1-2 versus the three teams with its lone victory coming against Bucknell. AU is 3-4 on the road this season, although the Eagles won their last road game, an 80-58 win at Colgate last AU Record Books Saturday. Holy Cross is 1-4 at home this season, picking up its only win Free Throw Percentage, Career against Rhode Island.

8.3 ..................... Steals/Game ....................... 8.3

Milestone Watch - Junior Michelle Kirk has scored 961 career points, leaving her just 39 shy of the 1,000-point mark. Eleven women’s basketball student-athletes are currently in the 1,000-point club. - Liz Leer is currently tied for first place in career free throw percentage at 82.0, while Nicole Ryan sits in third at 80.4 percent, and Michelle Kirk in fourth at 79.9 percent. Ryan set a new AU single-season mark last year with an 87.8 percent conversion rate from the charity stripe. Kirk leads the Eagles this season at 84.2 percent, while Leer is shooting 83.9 percent. - Ryan is second in school history with 153 made three-pointers. - Leer has recorded 140 blocked shots in her career at American, including a single-season school record of 62 last season. She currently sits second in school history in career blocked shots, and is only 12 blocks behind Kirsten Keller, who competed at AU from 1991-95, for the school’s all-time record. - In her career, Leer has shot 52.8 percent from the field, which places her third in AU history. Lynne Copeland sits atop the AU list at 57.9 percent.

1. 1. 3. 4. 5.

Liz Leer, 2007-Pres ........... (100-122) 82.0 Kate Miller, 1997-00 ........... (296-361) 82.0 Nicole Ryan, 2005-Pres ... (156-194) 80.4 Michelle Kirk, 2007-Pres .. (223-279) 79.9 Beth Shearer, 1984-88 ....... (476-598) 79.6

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. Liz Leer, 2007-Pres ............................. 140 3. Hollie Steinman, 1998-02 ..................... 128 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. .......... (336-636) 52.8 4. Darsi Smith, 1980-84 .......... (501-955) 52.5 5. Beth Shearer, 1984-88 ...... (565-1078) 52.4

League Play 2009-10 Patriot League Standings Patriot The Eagles currently sit alone in first place at 4-0. This marks AU’s first TEAM American Lehigh Navy Army Lafayette Colgate Bucknell Holy Cross

W 4 3 2 2 2 1 1 1

Patriot L Pct. 0 1.000 1 .750 2 .500 2 500 2 .500 3 .250 3 .250 3 .250

W 11 16 10 8 4 6 5 5

Overall L Pct. 7 .611 3 .842 9 .526 10 .444 14 .222 12 .333 12 .294 14 .263

4-0 start in the PL since the 2002-03 campaign. In addition to AU’s 64-49 win over Army, Lehigh, Bucknell and Navy each recorded conference victories on Wednesday evening. Patriot League action continues this weekend with all eight teams in action. In addition to AU versus Holy Cross, Lehigh takes on Lafayette in Easton, Pa., Army travels to Annapolis, Md.. to face off against Navy, and Colgate and Bucknell square off in Lewisburg, Pa. The other three games will all take place on Saturday. Holy Cross is currently 1-3 in the conference. The Crusaders beat Bucknell for their only win, and have lost to Lafayette, Army and Navy.

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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 9, three times, last vs. Army (1/20/10) Points 9, three times, last vs. Army (1/20/10) 13 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) Rebounds 13 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) 4, three times, last at Colgate (1/16/10) FG Made 4, three times, last at Colgate (1/16/10) 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 -3 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) FT Made 3 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) 4 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) FT Atts 4 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) 3 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) Assists 3 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) 1, three times, last vs. UMES (1/4/10) Blocks 1, six times, last vs. UMES (1/4/10) 1, two times, last vs. UMES (1/4/09) Steals 1, six times, last vs. UMES (1/4/10) 33 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) Minutes 33 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10)

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#5 • Michelle Kirk

#10 • Nicole Ryan

Season Category Career-High 32 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) Points 32 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) 8, two times, last vs. Buffalo (12/28/09) Rebounds 11 vs. Navy (1/28/09) 10, three times, last vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) FG Made 12 vs. Navy (1/28/09) 21 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) FG Atts 22 vs. Navy (1/28/09) 5, two times, last vs. Bucknell (1/13/10) 3 FG Made 5, two times, last vs. Bucknell (1/13/10) 9 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) 3 FG Atts 9 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) 12 vs. Buffalo (12/28/09) FT Made 12 vs. Buffalo (12/28/09) 14 at Brown (11/18/09) FT Atts 14 at Brown (11/18/09) 4 at Colgate (1/16/10) 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) 4, two times, last at Colgate (1/16/10) Steals 4, two times, last at Colgate (1/16/10) 45 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) Minutes 45 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10)

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 14 vs. Army (1/20/10) 8 at Colgate (1/16/10) 5 vs. Army (1/20/10) 11 vs. Army (1/20/10) 3, two times, last vs. UMES (1/4/10) 7 vs. UMES (1/4/10) 4 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) 5 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) 6 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) -6 at Wagner (11/28/09) 43 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10)

Season Category Career-High 15 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) Points 15 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) 3 vs. UMES (1/4/10) Rebounds 4 at Drexel (12/31/07) 6 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) FG Made 6 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) 9 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) FG Atts 9 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) 3 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) 3 FG Made 3 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) 6, two times, last vs. UMES (1/4/10) 3 FG Atts 6, three times, last vs. UMES (1/4/10) 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) 5 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) Assists 5 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) -Blocks -3 vs. Maryland (12/20/09) Steals 3 vs.Maryland (12/20/09) 40 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) Minutes 40 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09)

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Category Career-High Points 14 vs. Army (1/20/10) Rebounds 8 at Colgate (1/16/10) FG Made 5 vs. Army (1/20/10) FG Atts 11 vs. Army (1/20/10) 3 FG Made 3, four times, last vs. UMES (1/4/10) 3 FG Atts 7 vs. UMES (1/4/10) FT Made 4 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) FT Atts 5 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) Assists 6 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10)) Blocks 1 vs. Columbia (1/4/09) Steals 6 at Wagner (11/28/09) Minutes 43 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10)

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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American University Women’s Basketball

Season/Career Highs #15 • Lisa Strack

#22 • Liz Leer

Season Category Career-High 14 vs. Maryland (12/20/09) Points 14 vs. Maryland (12/20/09) 8, two times, last vs. Morgan St (12/16/09) Rebounds 8, two times, last vs. Morgan St (12/16/09) 6 vs. Maryland (12/20/09 FG Made 6 vs Maryland (12/20/09) 11 vs. Maryland (12/20/09) FG Atts 11 vs. Maryland (12/20/09) 1, four times, last at Colgate (1/16/10) 3 FG Made 1, 11 times, last at Colgate (11/16/10) 4 vs. Maryland (12/20/09) 3 FG Atts 4 vs. Maryland (12/20/09) 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) 2 vs. Buffalo (12/28/09) Blocks 2 vs. Buffalo (12/28/09) 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) 13 vs. Army (1/20/10) Rebounds 14 at Morgan State (11/28/08) 8, three times, last at Columbia (12/2/10) FG Made 9 at Morgan State (11/28/08) 16 at Columbia (1/2/10) FG Atts 16, two times, last at Columbia (1/2/10) 3 vs. Maryland (12/20/09) 3 FG Made 3 vs. Maryland (12/20/09) 7 vs. Maryland (12/20/09) 3 FG Atts 7 vs. Maryland (12/20/09) 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) 5 at Columbia (1/2/10) Assists 5 at Columbia (1/2/10) 4, three times, last vs. Bucknell (1/13/10) Blocks 6 at Morgan State (11/28/08) 3, three times, last vs. UMES (1/4/10) Steals 3, six times, last vs. UMES (1/4/10) 43 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) Minutes 43 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10)

#23 • Raven Harris

#42 • Janelle McDonald

Season Category Career-High 10, two times, last vs. Bucknell (1/13/10) Points 10, two times, last vs. Bucknell (1/13/10) 4, two times, last vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) Rebounds 4, three times, last vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) 4 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) FG Made 4 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) 10 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) FG Atts 10 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) 2 vs. Army (1/20/10) 3 FG Made 2 vs. Army (1/20/10) 4 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) 3 FG Atts 4 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) 6 vs. Buffalo (12/28/09) FT Made 6 vs. Buffalo (12/28/09) 8 vs. Buffalo (12/28/09) FT Atts 8 vs. Buffalo (12/28/09) 6, three times, last at Colgate (1/16/10) Assists 6, four times, last at Colgate (1/16/10) -Blocks 1 vs. Princeton (12/19/08) 5 at Columbia (1/2/10) Steals 5 at Columbia (1/2/10) 42 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) Minutes 42 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10)

Season Category Career-High 4 at Princeton (11/16/09) Points 6 at Bucknell (1/14/09) 5 at Princeton (11/16/09) Rebounds 5 at Princeton (11/16/09) 2 at Princeton (11/16/09) FG Made 3 at Bucknell (1/14/09) 6 at Princeton (11/16/09) 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) 1, two times, last vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) Assists 2, two times, last vs. Lafay. (2/28/09) 1 at Princeton (11/16/09) Blocks 1, two times, last at Princeton (11/16/09) 1 at Howard (11/13/09) Steals 2 vs. Navy (1/28/09) 17 at Princeton (11/16/09) Minutes 19 at Bucknell (1/14/09)

#44 • Stephanie Anya Season Category Career-High 4, two times, last vs. Bucknell (1/13/10) Points 4, two times, last vs. Bucknell (1/13/10) 7, two times, last vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) Rebounds 7, two times, last vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) 2, two times, last vs. Bucknell (1/13/10) FG Made 2, two times, last vs. Bucknell (1/13/10) 5, six times, last vs. Army (1/20/10) FG Atts 5, six times, last vs. Army (1/20/10) -3 FG Made --3 FG Atts -2 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) FT Made 2 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) 4 vs. Morgan State (12/16/09) FT Atts 4 vs. Morgan State (12/16/09) 1, two times, last vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) Assists 1, two times, last vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) 1, four times, last vs. Buffalo (12/28/09) Blocks 1, four times, last vs. Buffalo (12/28/09) 2, two times, last vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) Steals 2, two times, last vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) 18, two times, last at Colgate (1/16/10) Minutes 18, two times, last at Colgate (1/16/10)

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American University Women’s Basketball 2009-10 Statistics 2009-10 Overall Statistics (11-7) TOTAL ##

Player

GP

GS

Min

Avg

FG FGA

05

Kirk, Michelle

18

18

668

37.1

114

260

22

Leer, Liz

18

18

637

35.4

89

10

Ryan, Nicole

7

7

198

28.3

16

15

Strack, Lisa

14

1

328

23.4

12

Edwards, Ebony

18

16

468

26.0

23

Harris, Raven

17

10

456

26.8

32

91

00

Nyanin, Ohemaa

18

17

349

19.4

35

86

13

Yencho, Ashley

16

3

224

14.0

25

47

44

Anya, Stephanie

18

0

218

12.1

11

44

42

Mcdonald, Janelle

14

0

80

5.7

8

19

TM

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

3-PTS Pct

3FG

.438

189 54

30

78

37

93

FGA

REBOUNDS Pct

FT FTA

Pct

Off Def

A

TO

Blk

Stl

Pts Avg

40

95 .421

90 107

.841

26

69

Tot Avg 95

5.3

PF FO 23

0

31

36

10

23

358 19.9

.471

11

23 .478

28

33

.848

38

75 113

6.3

45

0

30

79

38

17

217 12.1

.296

9

31 .290

9

15

.600

2

15

17

2.4

8

0

16

17

2

6

50

.385

4

23 .174

27

34

.794

29

32

61

4.4

24

1

20

23

3

16

91

6.5

.398

21

49 .429

16

20

.800

12

41

53

2.9

39

0

29

16

0

33

111

6.2

.352

4

22 .182

19

29

.655

6

32

.407

0

0 .000

13

26

.500

48

.532

15

31 .484

7

9

.778

.250

0

0 .000

5

14

.357

.421

0

0 .000

0

0

.000

7.1

38

2.2

31

0

66

47

0

38

87

5.1

53 101

5.6

32

1

13

18

3

2

83

4.6

3

10

13

0.8

9

0

16

26

0

7

72

4.5

15

36

51

2.8

27

0

2

14

4

6

27

1.5

6

10

16

1.1

14

0

2

12

1

1

16

1.1

28

36

64

3.6

0

10

Total..........

18

397

961

.413

104

274 .380

214 287

.746

213 409 622 34.6

252

2

225 298

61 149

1112 61.8

Opponents......

18

387

993

.390

87

275 .316

183 258

.709

234 390 624 34.7

277

1

240 314

43 122

1044 58.0

2009-10 Conference Statistics (4-0) TOTAL ##

Player

GP

GS

Min

Avg

FG FGA

05

Kirk, Michelle

4

4

153

38.2

29

22

Leer, Liz

4

4

137

34.2

12

Edwards, Ebony

4

4

130

23

Harris, Raven

4

4

00

Nyanin, Ohemaa

4

15

Strack, Lisa

3

13

Yencho, Ashley

3

44

Anya, Stephanie

4

42

Mcdonald, Janelle

3

TM

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

3-PTS FGA

REBOUNDS

Pct

3FG

Pct

FT FTA

62

.468

14

26 .538

20

A

TO

Blk

Stl

Pts Avg

.909

7

10

17

4.3

1

0

8

7

2

7

19

42

.452

3

9 .333

92 23.0

4

4 1.000

7

21

28

7.0

11

0

9

13

11

3

32.5

12

34

.353

7

45 11.3

17 .412

8

9

.889

6

11

17

4.3

6

0

15

2

0

8

141

35.2

13

31

.419

39

9.8

4

9 .444

3

6

.500

5

5

10

2.5

6

0

20

16

0

14

33

8.3

4

97

24.3

10

24

0

59

19.7

6

17

.417

0

0 .000

5

9

.556

16

18

34

8.5

5

0

2

1

0

0

25

6.3

.353

1

4 .250

4

5

.800

5

5

10

3.3

2

0

3

5

0

2

17

0

29

9.7

4

7

5.7

.571

3

6 .500

0

0

.000

2

2

4

1.3

2

0

2

1

0

0

11

3.7

0

65

16.3

5

20

.250

0

0 .000

0

2

0

14

4.7

2

4

.500

0

0 .000

0

0

.000

6

11

17

4.3

8

0

0

4

0

1

10

2.5

.000

1

2

3

1.0

3

0

1

0

0

0

4

1.3

5

12

22

Pct

Off Def

7

Tot Avg

PF FO

3.0

0

Total..........

4

100

241

.415

32

71 .451

44

57

.772

62

90 152 38.0

44

0

60

52

3 13

35

276 69.0

Opponents......

4

84

214

.393

22

65 .338

33

53

.623

48

85 133 33.2

59

0

52

70

14

19

223 55.8

FT FTA

Pct

2009-10 Non-Conference Statistics (7-7) TOTAL ##

Player

GP

GS

Min

Avg

FG FGA

05

Kirk, Michelle

14

14

515

36.8

85

198

22

Leer, Liz

14

14

500

35.7

70

10

Ryan, Nicole

7

7

198

28.3

16

15

Strack, Lisa

11

1

269

24.5

12

Edwards, Ebony

14

12

338

24.1

13

Yencho, Ashley

13

3

195

15.0

21

23

Harris, Raven

13

6

315

24.2

19

00

Nyanin, Ohemaa

14

13

252

18.0

25

44

Anya, Stephanie

14

0

153

10.9

6

42

Mcdonald, Janelle

11

0

66

6.0

TM

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

3-PTS FGA

REBOUNDS

Pct

3FG

Pct

Off Def

A

TO

Blk

Stl

Pts Avg

.429

26

69 .377

70

85

.824

19

59

Tot Avg 78

5.6

PF FO 22

0

23

29

8

16

266 19.0

147

.476

8

14 .571

24

29

.828

31

54

85

6.1

34

0

21

66

27

14

172 12.3

54

.296

9

31 .290

9

15

.600

2

15

17

2.4

8

0

16

17

2

6

50

24

61

.393

3

19 .158

23

29

.793

24

27

51

4.6

22

1

17

18

3

14

74

6.7

25

59

.424

14

32 .438

8

11

.727

6

30

36

2.6

33

0

14

14

0

25

72

5.1

40

.525

12

25 .480

7

9

.778

1

8

9

0.7

7

0

14

25

0

7

61

4.7

60

.317

0

13 .000

16

23

.696

1

27

28

2.2

25

0

46

31

0

24

54

4.2

62

.403

0

0 .000

8

17

.471

32

35

67

4.8

27

1

11

17

3

2

58

4.1

24

.250

0

0 .000

5

12

.417

9

25

34

2.4

19

0

2

10

4

5

17

1.2

6

15

.400

0

0 .000

0

0

.000

5

8

13

1.2

11

0

1

12

1

1

12

1.1

21

31

52

7.1

3.7

0

Total..........

14

297

720

.413

72

203 .355

170 230

.739

151 319 470 33.6

208

2

165 246

48

114

836 59.7

Opponents......

14

303

779

.389

65

210 .310

150 205

.732

186 305 491 35.1

218

1

188 244

29 103

821 58.6

7

7

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American University Women’s Basketball 2009-10 Schedule and Results Overall: 11-7 • Patriot League: 4-0 • Home: 7-2 • Away: 3-4 • Neutral: 1-1 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

11/28/09 12/02/09 12/06/09 12/16/09 12/20/09 12/28/09 12/29/09 1/02/10

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

at Wagner at Drexel HIGH POINT MORGAN STATE MARYLAND vs. Buffalo ^ St. Francis (Pa.) ^ at Columbia

L 73-72 L 50-40 W 67-46 W 59-45 L 75-64 W 54-43 L 60-57 L 66-56

3-3 3-4 4-4 5-4 5-5 6-5 6-6 6-7

497 612 355 256 331 146 113 210

1/04/10 1/09/10 1/13/10 1/16/10 1/20/10

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

MD. EASTERN SHORE LEHIGH * BUCKNELL * at Colgate * ARMY *

W 57-46 W 69-65 OT W 63-51 W 80-58 W 64-49

7-7 8-7 (1-0) 9-7 (2-0) 10-7 (3-0) 11-7 (4-0)

146 468 223 249 327

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

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 Holy Cross * at Navy * LAFAYETTE * at Lehigh * at Bucknell * COLGATE * at Army * HOLY CROSS * NAVY * at Lafayette * Patriot League Quarterfinals

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

(8) Leer, Liz (6) Kirk, Michelle (10) Ryan, Nicole (9) Nyanin, Ohemaa (7) Kirk, Michelle (7) Leer, Liz (7) Strack, Lisa (25) Kirk, Michelle (8) Leer, Liz (13) Kirk, Michelle (8) Strack, Lisa (22) Kirk, Michelle (9) Leer, Liz (20) Kirk, Michelle (9) Nyanin, Ohemaa (18) Kirk, Michelle (5) Leer, Liz (18) Kirk, Michelle (8) Kirk, Michelle (16) Kirk, Michelle (7) Anya, Stephanie (17) Leer, Liz (5) Leer, Liz (5) Nyanin, Ohemaa (19) Kirk, Michelle (8) Kirk, Michelle (32) Kirk, Michelle (13) Nyanin, Ohemaa (20) Kirk, Michelle (7) Nyanin, Ohemaa (26) Kirk, Michelle (8) Edwards, Ebony (14) Edwards, Ebony (13) Leer, Liz (14) Kirk, Michelle (14) Leer, Liz

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

ATTENDANCE SUMMARY HOME AWAY NEUTRAL TOTAL

8

GAMES 9 7 2 18

TOTALS 2689 2705 259 5653

HIGH REBOUNDS

AVG/GAME 298.8 386.4 129.5 314.1

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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

7-9-0

DNP

20-3-1

DNP

7-6-2

2-0-1

4-8-2

10-7-1

8-3-6

0-0-0

1-3-0

MARYLAND

4-3-1

DNP

18-3-1

DNP

3-1-0

5-1-3

14-1-2

11-5-1

7-4-5

DNP

2-1-0

vs. Buffalo ^

0-2-1

DNP

18-8-3

DNP

5-1-0

3-0-0

6-3-2

12-2-0

10-2-1

0-1-0

0-4-0

vs. St. Francis (Pa.) ^

3-6-3

DNP

16-6-2

DNP

11-6-2

15-1-5

DNP

8-3-0

DNP

2-2-0

2-7-1

at Columbia

5-5-0

DNP

12-1-2

DNP

8-3-1

6-1-1

DNP

17-5-5

4-2-3

0-1-0

4-1-0

MD. EASTERN SHORE 2-7-1

DNP

19-8-3

DNP

9-6-1

11-3-1

DNP

12-7-1

4-0-3

DNP

0-2-0

LEHIGH *

9-13-0

DNP

32-4-0

DNP

9-7-6

DNP

DNP

6-5-3

9-4-4

2-1-1

2-6-0

BUCKNELL *

3-7-1

DNP

20-5-2

DNP

6-1-3

2-1-1

6-2-2

12-3-0

10-2-5

DNP

4-2-0

at Colgate *

9-5-0

DNP

26-6-4

DNP

10-8-5

3-1-1

9-3-0

13-7-3

6-1-6

2-1-0

2-4-0

ARMY *

4-9-1

DNP

14-2-2

DNP

14-1-1

6-2-0

2-5-1

14-13-3

8-3-5

0-1-0

2-5-0

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 2009-10 Team Game Highs/Lows American

Opponents

Points

High Low

80 at Colgate (1/16/10) 40 at Drexel (12/2/09)

77 by Princeton (11/16/09) 43 by Buffalo (12/28/09)

FG Made

High Low

31 at. Colgate (1/16/10) 12 vs. Buffalo (12/28/09)

31 by Princeton (11/16/09) 15 by Drexel (12/2/09)

FG Attempts

High Low

62, five times, last at Colgate (1/16/10) 42 vs. Buffalo (12/28/09)

68 by Lehigh (1/9/10) 42 by Bucknell (1/13/10)

FG %

High Low

52.2 vs. NJIT (11/24/09) 28.6 vs. Buffalo (12/28/09)

51.9 by Maryland (12/20/09) 29.0 by Morgan State (12/16/09)

3-Pt. FG Made

High Low

9 vs. Army (1/20/10) 2, two times, last at Drexel (12/2/09)

10 by Princeton (11/16/09) 2, three times, last by High Point (12/06/09)

3-Pt. FG Attempted

High Low

26 vs. Maryland (12/20/09) 25 by Morgan State (12/16/09) 11, three times, last vs. High Point (12/6/09) 10, three times, last by UMES (1/4/10)

3-Pt. FG %

High Low

58.3 at Princeton (11/16/09) 16.7 at Drexel (12/2/09)

57.1 by Wagner (11/28/09) 14.3 by Howard (11/13/09)

Free Throws Made

High Low

25 vs. Buffalo (12/28/09) 2 at Princeton (11/16/09)

19 by Howard (11/13/09) 3 by Morgan State (12/16/09)

Free Throws Att.

High Low

28, two times, last vs. Buffalo (12/28/09) 23 by Howard (11/13/09) 6 at Princeton (11/16/09) 4 by Morgan State (12/16/09)

Free Throw %

High Low

93.8 vs. East Carolina (11/22/09) 33.3 at Princeton (11/16/09)

Rebounds

High Low

45, two times, last vs. Army (1/20/10) 46 by Maryland (12/20/09) 21 vs. Maryland (12/20/09) 27 by NJIT (11/24/09)

Assists

High Low

19 at Colgate (1/16/10) 6 vs. Buffalo (12/28/09)

20 by Princeton (11/16/09) 8, two times, last by Army (1/20/10)

Steals

High Low

15 at Columbia (1/2/10) 3 vs. NJIT (11/24/09)

12 by East Carolina (11/22/09) 2 by Bucknell (1/13/10)

Blocked Shots

High Low

5, five times, last at Columbia (1/2/10) 0 vs. East Carolina (11/22/09)

8 by Wagner (11/28/09) 0, five times, last by St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09)

Turnovers

High Low

25, two times, last vs. St.Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) 28 by Bucknell (1/13/10) 9 at Colgate (1/16/10) 11, twice, last by Lehigh (1/9/10)

Fouls

High Low

19 at Wagner (11/28/09) 21 by High Point (12/6/09) 9, two times, last vs. Bucknell (1/13/10) 8 by Maryland (12/20/09)

10

100.0 by NJIT (11/24/09) 50 by Colgate (1/16/10)

Back-to-Back Postseason Appearances


American University Women’s Basketball

Eagles Record in 2009-10 When... Eagles win opening tip .........................................................2-2 Opponent wins opening tip ............................................9-5 Eagles lead at halftime .........................................................8-1 Eagles trail at halftime ...................................................3-6 Eagles tied at halftime ...................................................0-0 Eagles lead with 5:00 left ...................................................10-0 Eagles trail with 5:00 left ...............................................1-7 Eagles tied with 5:00 left ...............................................0-0 Eagles outrebound opponent ...............................................7-4 Opponent outrebounds the Eagles................................4-3 Eagles tie opponent in rebounds ...................................0-0 Eagles shoot 50% or better from the field ............................2-0 Opponent shoots 50% or better from the field...............1-2 Eagles shoot 40% or better from 3-point range ...................6-3 Opponent shoots 40% or better from 3-pt .....................2-2 Eagles shoot better than opponent from 3-pt ..............10-2 Eagles have better FG% than opponent ..............................9-1 Opponent has better FG% than the Eagles .................2-6 Eagles and opponent shoot equal FG%........................0-0 Eagles have more FT attempts ............................................8-2 Opponent has more FT attempts ..................................3-5 Eagles and opponent have equal FT attempts..............0-0 Eagles’ bench outscores opponent ......................................2-1 Opponent’s bench outscores Eagles’ ............................8-6 Bench scoring is equal ..................................................1-0 Following an Eagle win ........................................................5-5 Following an Eagle loss.................................................5-2 Eagles commit fewer turnovers than opponent ....................7-3 Eagles commit more turnovers than opponent..............4-4 Eagles and opponent commit equal turnovers ..............0-0 Two or fewer Eagles score in double figures .......................4-3 Three Eagles score in double figures ............................7-3 Four Eagles score in double figures ..............................0-1 Five or more Eagles score in double figures .................0-0

Eagles score 59 points or less .............................................3-4 Eagles score between 60-69 points ..............................6-2 Eagles score between 70-79 points ..............................1-1 Eagles score between 80-89 points ..............................1-0 Eagles score between 90-99 points ..............................0-0 Eagles score 100 points or more...................................0-0 In games decided by three points or less.............................0-2 In games decided by 4-10 points ..................................3-3 In games decided by 11-20 points.................................6-1 In games decided by 21-29 points ................................2-0 In games decided by 30 points or more ........................0-1 In November games .............................................................3-3 In December games ......................................................3-3 In January games ..........................................................5-1 In February games ........................................................0-0 In March games.............................................................0-0 Monday games.....................................................................2-1 Tuesday games .............................................................1-1 Wednesday games........................................................4-1 Thursday games............................................................0-0 Friday games.................................................................1-0 Saturday games ............................................................2-2 Sunday games ..............................................................1-2 Afternoon games ..................................................................5-5 Evening games..............................................................6-2 Against ranked teams ..........................................................0-0 Overtime games ...................................................................1-0 Tournament games ..............................................................1-1

The Last Time... An American Student-Athlete ...

Scored 30-39 Points: ......................... ................Michelle Kirk (32) vs. Lehigh, 1/9/10 Scored 40+ Points: ............................................................................ ............... Never Attempted 20+ Field Goals: ............................... Michelle Kirk (21) vs. Lehigh, 1/9/10 Made 10+ Free Throws: ................................ Michelle Kirk (12) vs. Buffalo, 12/28/09 Record 13+ Rebounds: ................................. Ohemaa Nyanin (13) vs. Lehigh, 1/9/10 Registered 10+ Assists: ................................ ....Pam Stanfield (11) vs. Navy, 2/21/06 Made 5+ Three-Pointers: .................... ............Michelle Kirk (5) vs. Bucknell, 1/13/10 Blocked 5+ Shots: .............................. ......... ...Liz Leer (6) at Morgan State, 11/28/08 Had 5+ Steals: ........................ ........ ........... Ebony Edwards (6) at Wagner, 11/28/09 Had a Double-Double: ............ ............. Liz Leer (14 pts., 13 rebs.) vs. Army, 1/20/10 Had Three Cons. Double-Doubles: ....................................................................Never Led Team in Points, Rebs. & Assists: ...Michelle Kirk (18, 8, 3) vs. Buffalo, 12/28/09 Hit Shot in Final Five Seconds to Win: ....... Chanel Hunt (0:00.5) at Colgate, 1/23/04

An American Team ...

Had a 20+ point win: .........................................................at Colgate (80-58), 1/16/10 Had a 30+ point win: ....................................................... .at Colgate (88-58), 1/19/08 Had a 40+ point win: .................................. .. vs. Sacramento State (82-41), 11/21/97 Had a 50+ point win: ..................................................... .vs. Baltimore (97-43), 1/6/83 Scored 100+ points: ..................................... .vs. George Mason (109-74 W), 2/21/81 Combined with opponent to score 200+ points: ...... at Richmond (93-115 L), 1/28/00 Tallied 50+ rebounds: ..............................................................50 vs. Bucknell. 3/9/08 Three players fouled out: .............. at Navy (Costenbader, Spriggs, Werries), 2/11/03

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Made 10-14 three-pointers:.......................................... vs. Rhode Island (10), 12/7/08 Made 15+ three-pointers: ................................................... .............................. Never Made more 3-ptrs. than 2-point field goals: ...................................................... Never Dished 20+ assists: .............................................................vs. Columbia (26), 1/4/09 Four players scored in double-digits: .............................at Wagner (Kirk 25, Ryan 14, .......................................................................................... Leer 10, Strack 10), 2/7/09 Five players scored in double-digits: .....................................................vs.Holy Cross .....................(Hayes 17, Stanfield 15, Jackson 14, Leer 12, N’Garsanet 10), 2/23/08 Six players scored in double-digits: ............................................................... vs. Navy .................................................................................(Spriggs 16, Hunt 15, McNatt 14, ................................................................. Barnes 13, Salem 13, Schuyler 10), 3/5/04 All five starters scored in double-digits: ........................................at Mount St. Mary’s ........................................................................... (Spriggs 16, Schuyler 15, Salem 13, .......................................................................................Hunt 12, Barnes 10), 12/3/03 Two+ players recorded double-digit rebounds: .............................vs. Bucknell, 3/9/08 .................................................. Smith-Davidson (12), N’Garsanet (11), Jackson (10) Had a single-overtime win:..................................................vs. Lehigh (69-65), 1/9/10 Had a single-overtime loss:.................................................. vs. Army (60-58) 2/18/09 Had a double-overtime win: .................................................. vs. Penn (84-80), 3/2/93 Had a double-overtime loss: ...............................................vs. Liberty (76-72), 1/6/04 Lost when scoring 75 points: .............................. vs. Holy Cross (78-84 OT), 1/26/03 Had a 20+ win season: ........................................................................1997-98 (23-7) Played in a postseason tournament:.....................................................2008-09 WNIT

Back-to-Back Postseason Appearances


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

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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

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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.

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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.

Back-to-Back Postseason Appearances


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.

13

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.

Back-to-Back Postseason Appearances


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.

Game 9 - Dec. 16, 2009 American 59, Morgan State 45 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.”

Michelle Kirk’s sixth 20-point effort of the young season led the American University women’s basketball team to a 59-44 win over Morgan State on Wednesday night at Bender Arena. American (5-4) never trailed in the game, jumping out to a hot 7-0 start in the game’s opening two minutes on five points by Kirk. Morgan State (3-6) would get on track and knot the score at 13 with 10:35 to play in the opening half, although this would be the last tie of the game. Kirk, a junior, proceeded to knock down another three-pointer to open up a 16-13 advantage, and later in the half, back-to-back trifectas by junior Liz Leer and Ebony Edwards would extend the Eagles’ lead to 26-15 with just under three minutes to play in the opening stanza. American carried a 30-17 lead into halftime, and continued to apply the pressure early in the second half. AU went on a 9-2 run to begin the second 20 minutes, giving the Eagles a 39-19 advantage with 15:58 left in the game. Morgan State refused to go away easily, however, as the Bears grinded their way back into the game over the next 12 minutes. Morgan State eventually cut its deficit to eight, 47-39, with 4:01 to play, but that is as close as the game would get. A key Leer layup stopped the Bears’ momentium, and Kirk cemented the victory with the next four points to extend the American advantage to 53-39 with 2:28 remaining. The two squads played even in the final few minutes, and the Eagles came away with the 59-45 victory. Kirk led the Eagles for the eighth time in nine games this season with 20 points on an efficient eight-of-13 shooting from the floor. The leading scorer in the Patriot League (20.3 ppg) has now scored at least 19 points in seven of AU’s games this season. Leer also scored in double figures for the Eagles with 10 points, while grabbing seven rebounds. Senior Ohemaa Nyanin chipped in seven points and matched a career-high with nine rebounds for AU. Additionally, sophomore Raven Harris tied career-bests with eight points and six assists, while classmate Lisa Strack matched her career-high with eight rebounds. The Eagles outshot Morgan State by a 44 to 29 percent margin, and were five-for-12 (41.7 percent) from three-point range. The Bears were led by Corin Adams’ 14 points, although her production came on four-of-20 from the field. AU also held a 43-31 rebounding advantage. “I really felt good about the defensive game that we played,” remarked American University Head Coach Matt Corkery on his live postgame interview on Eagles Vision TV. “I thought that was the key to our success tonight...we didn’t give up many second chance opportunities. That was one of our goals going into the game.”

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.

14

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

Morgan St. (3-6) FG-A FT-A Hawkins, Erin 3-7 0-0 Diagne, Abby 0-1 0-0 Thomas, Mahala 2-6 0-0 Mathis, DeKeisha 3-5 0-0 Davis, Theresa 1-6 0-0 Adams, Corin 4-20 3-4 Noel, Brittany 1-2 0-0 Dodson, Brittany 3-8 0-0 Turner, Tireion 0-3 0-0 Reed, Aaires 1-3 0-0 Williams, Georgien 0-1 0-0 Jones, Phylicis 0-0 0-0 Williams, Tevonia 0-0 0-0 Team Totals 18-62 3-4

Reb 1 1 4 2 5 7 0 3 1 1 1 1 0 4 31

TP 8 0 4 6 2 14 2 7 0 2 0 0 0

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

45

9

American (5-4) FG-A FT-A Nyanin, Ohemaa 3-7 1-2 Kirk, Michelle 8-13 2-2 Edwards, Ebony 2-7 2-2 Leer, Liz 4-9 0-0 Harris, Raven 3-5 2-3 Yencho, Ashley 0-0 2-2 Strack, Lisa 2-8 0-0 McDonald, Janelle 0-0 0-0 Anya, Stephanie 0-1 1-4 Team Totals 22-50 10-15

Reb 9 3 6 7 3 0 8 0 3 4 43

TP 7 20 7 10 8 2 4 0 1

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

59

13

S Min 0 22 0 4 1 23 0 12 0 25 5 36 0 4 3 24 0 7 1 19 0 10 0 11 0 3

0 10 200 S Min 0 16 2 33 3 30 1 36 2 34 2 6 0 30 0 1 0 14

4 10 200

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.

Halftime: American 30, Morgan State 17. 3-Point Goals: Morgan State 6-25 (Hawkins 2-4, Thomas 0-1, Mathis 0-2, Davis 0-1, Adams 3-11, Dodson 1-5, Turner 0-1), American 5-12 (Kirk 2-4, Edwards 1-2, Leer 2-2, Harris 0-1, Strack 0-3). Turnovers: American 21, Morgan State 18.

Back-to-Back Postseason Appearances


American University Women’s Basketball Game 10 - Dec. 20, 2009 Maryland 75, American 64 Bender Arena • Washington, D.C.

Game 11 - Dec. 28, 2009 American 54, Buffalo 43 Edmunds Center • DeLand, Fla.

Game 12 - Dec. 29, 2009 St. Francis (Pa.) 60, American 57 Edmunds Center • DeLand, Fla.

Junior Michelle Kirk scored a team-high 18 points on seven-of-14 shooting to lead three Eagles in double-digits, but it was not enough as the women’s basketball team fell to Maryland, 75-64, at Bender Arena on Sunday afternoon. Sophomore Lisa Strack netted 14 points and added three steals while Liz Leer notched 11 points. Maryland (9-2) jumped out to a quick 7-0 start in the game’s first two minutes before American (5-5) got on the board on a Leer three-pointer, her first of a career-high three made trifectas. The Terrapins played from ahead for the entire first half, although AU continued to play tough and hang around. The Eagles’ deficit remained constant between three and seven points for the final 15 minutes of the opening stanza before Maryland took a 37-31 advantage into intermission. AU came out of halftime firing on all cylinders in the first minute of the second half, scoring the first five points on a three-pointer by Kirk and a Raven Harris bucket to cut the Maryland lead to one, 37-36. But that’s as close as the Eagles would get in the game, as the Terps scored the next nine points to open up a 45-36 advantage at the 16:27 mark. The Eagles made one final run midway through the second half, as they trimmed the Maryland advantage to three, 51-48. But Maryland responded to score the next 10 points and regain a 13-point margin, 63-50, with 7:26 to play. The Terps’ lead would remain relatively constant for the last few minutes of the ballgame, coming away with a hard-fought 75-64 road victory. The Eagles took care of the basketball, only committing 11 turnovers compared to 19 for the Terps, but that was not enough to overcome Maryland’s dominace on the glass and its high shooting percentage. Maryland outrebounded AU, 46-21, and shot 51.9 percent from the floor compared to 40.3 for AU. For the ninth time in 10 games this season, Kirk led the Eagles in scoring with 18 points in 39 minutes. She was threeof-six from three-point range. Strack scored a career-high 14 points off the bench for AU on six-of-11 from the floor, while Leer chipped in 11. Maryland was led by 21 points from Lynetta Kizer on seven-of-nine shooting, along with 13 rebounds. Tianna Hawkins scored 20 points on eight-of-10 from the floor, and she also recorded 12 rebounds. Diandra Tchatchouang and Kim Rodgers chipped in 12 and 10 points, respectively, for the Terps. Dara Taylor dished out 11 assists for Maryland as well.

On the strength of 25-of-28 from the free throw line and strong defensive play, the American University women’s basketball team earned a 54-43 victory over Buffalo on Monday afternoon in the Hatter Classic in DeLand, Fla. The Eagles will face St. Francis (Pa.) on Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m. in the championship game. American (6-5) got off to a slow start, trailing the entire way in the first half and managing to score only 19 points in the first 20 minutes. Sophomores Raven Harris and Ebony Edwards were two early bright spots on the offensive end, scoring six and five points, respectively, on a combined three-of-five shooting from the floor. Despite shooting 21.4 percent from the field (6-28), the Eagles’ defensive effort kept them in the game, as they only trailed by four, 23-19, at intermission. The Eagles began to find their rhythm at the start of the second half, scoring the opening eight points in first four-plus minutes to take a 27-23 lead. The run began on a pair of Lisa Strack free throws, followed by a runner in the lane by Harris, a Liz Leer free throw and a Michelle Kirk straightaway three-pointer. After a Buffalo three-point field goal, Kirk knocked down four consecutive free throws to give the Eagles a fivepoint advantage, 31-26, with 12:45 to play. Buffalo (2-9) responded with back-to-back buckets to trim the Eagles lead to one before an Ashley Yencho three-pointer extended the American advantage back to four, 34-30, at the 10:35 mark. AU and Buffalo traded baskets for the next few minutes until consecutive three-pointers Leer and Kirk gave American an eight-point lead, 44-36, at the under four-minute media timeout. The Bulls fought hard down the stretch to claw their way back into the game, but AU proved to be too much, especially from the free throw line. The Eagles finished the game 2528 (89.3 percent) from the charity stripe, including an impressive 19-22 mark in the second half. Kirk struggled from the floor, but still notched a game-high 18 points, all of which came in the second half. She was 12-of-12 from the free throw line, becoming only the ninth Eagle in program history to be perfect from the charity stripe on at least 10 attempts in a single-game. Additionally, the All-Patriot League performer recorded eight rebounds, three assists and three steals. Leer scored 12 points for AU, while Harris chipped in 10, setting a new careerhigh. The duo finished a combined nine-of-12 from the free throw line. Strack put together a solid all-around game for AU with six points, three rebounds, two assists, two blocked shots and two steals. In the game, American shot only 28.6 percent from the floor, but was fiveof-13 (38.5 percent) from three-point range. The Eagles’ defense held Buffalo to 31.4 shooting in the contest and forced 25 turnovers, although AU was outrebounded by a 42-30 margin. “We came out in the second half with a much more aggressive mentality,” remarked American University Head Coach Matt Corkery. “That helped us get to the foul line and that was the difference in the game. We need to be much better on the glass in the future if we want to have success. Buffalo controlled the boards today for sure.”

Despite three double-digit scorers, including a career-high 15 points from junior Ashley Yencho, the American University women’s basketball team fell 60-57 to St. Francis (Pa.) on Tuesday afternoon in the championship game of the Hatter Classic in DeLand, Fla. St. Francis (4-6) jumped quickly out of the gates, taking a 7-1 lead over American (6-6) in the first few minutes. Yencho single-handily responded for the Eagles, scoring eight points in the opening four-plus minutes, including two three-pointers, to keep AU within reach. American took its first lead of the game at the 10:53 mark, 14-11, on a Michelle Kirk trifecta off a Yencho feed. The Red Flash, however, evened the score at 16, and led the remainder of the first half. Yencho kept the Eagles within striking distance with 13 points on five-of-seven shooting, including three three-point field goals. A bucket at the buzzer gave St. Francis a 33-28 lead at intermission. After a relatively back-and-forth first half, the second 20 minutes turned into a game of runs. Facing an early seven-point deficit, the Eagles scored nine unanswered points to take a 37-35 lead with 16:40 to play. Liz Leer began the run with a layup, followed by a Kirk three-pointer, a Yencho transition layup and an Ohemaa Nyanin reboundputback. St. Francis, however, quickly responded with a 12-0 spurt and opened up a 10-point lead, 47-37, with 11:05 remaining. Six straight Kirk points trimmed the Red Flash advantage to four, 47-43, at the 7:26 mark. After the teams traded buckets, a pair of made free throws by Stephanie Anya and Kirk, sandwiched around a rebound and putback layup by Janelle McDonald, sparked a 6-0 AU run and tied the game at 52 with 2:48 remaining. St. Francis’ Quinessa Johnson scored the go-ahead basket with 2:00 left to give the Red Flash a 54-52 advantage, a lead the Red Flash would not relinquish down the stretch. AU had one final push with an Ebony Edwards three-pointer, which cut the margin to one, 58-57, with 1.9 second remaining. But St. Francis was able to successfully inbounds the ball and knocked down a pair of free throws in the last second to set the final margin at 60-57. For the 11th time in 12 games this season, Kirk led the Eagles in scoring with 16 points, and also grabbed six rebounds. Yencho scored a career-best 15 points for AU on six-of-nine shooting from the floor in 40 minutes of action. She recorded a new career-high with five assists. Edwards was also in double figures for AU with a career-best 11 points, including three-of-four from the three-point range, and a career-high-matching six rebounds. Additionally, Anya led the Eagles on the boards with a team-high seven rebounds, which tied a career-best for the freshman. St. Francis was paced by Britney Hodges, who scored 15 points and was named tournament most valuable player. AU’s Kirk was recognized to the all-tournament team for averaging 17 points per game in the two Hatter Classic contests. The junior currently leads the Patriot League at 19.6 ppg.

Maryland (9-2) FG-A FT-A Taylor, Dara 1-5 2-3 Kizer, Lynetta 7-9 7-9 Rodgers, Kim 3-8 2-2 Tchatchouang, Diandra 6-13 0-0 Bjork, Lori 2-7 0-0 Nared, Jackie 1-2 0-0 Barrett, Anjale 0-0 0-0 Hawkins, Tianna 8-10 4-8 Team Totals 28-54 15-22

Reb 6 13 2 5 2 1 2 12 3 46

TP 4 21 10 12 5 3 0 20

American (5-5) FG-A FT-A Nyanin, Ohemaa 1-2 2-2 Kirk, Michelle 7-14 1-2 Edwards, Ebony 1-4 0-0 Leer, Liz 4-14 0-0 Harris, Raven 3-9 1-1 Yencho, Ashley 2-5 0-0 Strack, Lisa 6-11 2-4 Anya, Stephanie 1-3 0-0 Team Totals 25-62 6-9

Reb 3 3 1 5 4 1 1 1 2 21

TP 4 18 3 11 7 5 14 2

75

64

A Blk 11 0 0 1 1 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 19

S Min 1 38 1 37 0 28 1 31 0 19 0 8 0 10 0 30

2

3 201

A Blk 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 5 0 3 0 2 0 0 0

S Min 0 21 2 39 1 19 3 35 3 34 1 11 3 28 0 14

13

1 13 201

Halftime: Maryland 37, American 31. 3-Point Goals: Maryland 4-15 (Taylor 0-1, Rodgers 2-6, Tchatchouang 0-2, Bjork 1-5, Nared 1-1), American 8-26 (Kirk 3-6, Edwards 1-3, Leer 3-7, Harris 0-2, Yencho 1-4, Strack 0-4). Turnovers: Maryland 19, American 11.

15

American (6-5) FG-A FT-A Kirk, Michelle 2-14 12-12 Leer, Liz 4-9 3-4 Nyanin, Ohemaa 0-2 0-0 Edwards, Ebony 2-4 0-0 Harris, Raven 2-4 6-8 Yencho, Ashley 1-3 0-0 Strack, Lisa 1-5 4-4 McDonald, Janelle 0-1 0-0 Anya, Stephanie 0-0 0-0 Team Totals 12-42 25-28

Reb 8 2 2 1 2 0 3 1 4 7 30

TP 18 12 0 5 10 3 6 0 0

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

S Min 3 39 0 39 0 11 1 26 4 32 0 13 2 27 0 1 1 12

54

6

Buffalo (2-9) FG-A FT-A Brown, Kourtney 4-11 4-5 Kendricks, Bridgette 0-2 0-0 Fortman, Jessica 3-9 1-4 Holmes, Ephesia 1-2 1-1 Dowd, Abby 3-10 2-2 Zuber, Ashley 2-3 0-0 Cooper, Chrissy 0-1 0-0 Hopkins, Nicky 1-3 0-0 Smith, Dayna 0-4 0-0 Longar, Nytor 0-1 0-1 Semalulu, Teresa 1-2 0-0 Christensen, Beth 1-3 0-0 Team Totals 16-51 8-13

Reb 11 6 6 0 5 0 0 0 0 3 2 1 8 42

TP 12 0 8 3 9 4 0 3 0 0 2 2

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

S Min 1 38 0 16 2 36 1 15 0 38 1 7 0 5 0 10 0 6 0 5 1 5 0 19

43

9

6 200

16 11 200

4

Halftime: Buffalo 23, American 19. 3-Point Goals: American 5-13 (Kirk 2-7, Leer 1-1, Edwards 1-1, Yencho 1-2, Strack 0-2), Buffalo 3-10 (Fortman 1-2, Dowd 1-4, Hopkins 1-3). Turnovers: Buffalo 25, American 16.

St. Francis (4-6) FG-A FT-A Killian, Janie 3-4 0-0 Leach, Stephanie 5-10 0-0 Hodges, Britney 3-14 7-8 Daly, Allison 1-6 1-2 Johnson, Quinessa 3-10 2-3 Gibbs, Nickia 2-6 0-0 Smith, Allison 0-1 0-0 Lilley, Brittany 1-5 0-0 Fleming, Shene 4-9 2-3 Team Totals 22-65 12-16

Reb 1 2 1 4 9 1 0 1 8 5 32

TP 6 11 15 4 8 4 0 2 10

American (6-6) FG-A FT-A Kirk, Michelle 5-18 4-4 Leer, Liz 4-7 0-0 Nyanin, Ohemaa 1-3 1-2 Edwards, Ebony 3-5 2-2 Yencho, Ashley 6-9 0-0 McDonald, Janelle 1-2 0-0 Anya, Stephanie 0-1 2-2 Team Totals 20-45 9-10

Reb 6 3 6 6 1 2 7 5 36

TP 16 8 3 11 15 2 2

60

57

A Blk 0 0 3 0 3 0 1 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 15

S Min 0 14 1 29 4 37 0 20 1 36 1 15 0 4 0 19 0 26

0

7 200

A Blk 2 1 0 3 3 0 2 0 5 0 0 0 1 0

S Min 1 38 1 38 0 21 1 33 2 40 0 11 2 19

13

4

7 200

Halftime: St. Francis 33, American 28. 3-Point Goals: St. Francis 4-16 (Leach 1-2, Hodges, 2-8, Daly 1-4, Johnson 0-1, Lilley 0-1), American 8-17 (Kirk 2-7, Edwards 3-4, Yencho 3-6). Turnovers: American 25, St. Francis 11.

Back-to-Back Postseason Appearances


American University Women’s Basketball Game 13 - Jan. 2, 2010 Columbia 66, American 56 Levien Gymnasium • New York, N.Y.

Game 14 - Jan. 4, 2010 American 57, Maryland-Eastern Shore 46 Bender Arena • Washington, D.C.

Game 15 - Jan. 9, 2010 American 69, Lehigh 65 (OT) Bender Arena • Washington, D.C.

The American University women’s basketball team began the 2010 portion of its schedule at Columbia on Saturday afternoon, and fell by a final score of 66-56. The Eagles held a four-point advantage midway through the second half, but Columbia proved to be too much down the stretch, coming away with the 10-point victory at Levien Gymnasium in New York, N.Y. American (6-7) got on the scoreboard first with a Liz Leer jumper, but Columbia (8-4) responded with seven straight points to take a 7-2 advantage early in the opening half. Columbia continued to control play over the next several minutes and would never trail in the first half, opening up a 21-9 lead at the 9:17 mark. The Eagles, however, scored the next seven points, including five from Michelle Kirk, to cut the deficit to five, 21-16, with 6:52 to play. The two squads would play even over the final few minutes of the first half, as Columbia took a 28-24 advantage into intermission. In the second half, Leer provided an offensive spark for the Eagles, scoring the team’s first eight points to trim the Columbia lead to two, 34-32, with 16:29 to play. The two teams would trade buckets before an Ohemaa Nyanin layup gave American a 38-37 advantage, its first lead since 2-0. The Eagles would open up a four-point advantage, 46-42, midway through the second half on back-to-back Ashley Yencho three-pointers. But the Lions took over down the stretch, going on a 19-3 run over the next nine minutes to take a 62-49 lead with 1:05 remaining. Judie Lomax proved to be too much inside for the Eagles, scoring nine points during Columbia’s run. An Ebony Edwards three-pointer with 52 seconds remaining cut the deficit back to single digits, but Columbia held tough and came away with a 66-56 home victory. Columbia’s Lomax recorded game-highs with 24 points, 15 rebounds and six steals, while Kathleen Barry and Lauren Dwyer chipped in 17 and 15 points, respectively, for the Lions. American was led by Leer’s 17 points on eight-of-16 shooting from the floor. She also recorded team-highs with five rebounds, a careerhigh five assists and three blocked shots in 40 minutes of action. Kirk registered double figures for the Eagles with 12 points, while notching a career-best four steals. Raven Harris also recorded a career-high with four steals. Columbia outshot the Eagles by a slim 47.9 percent to 44.2 percent margin. The Lions were an efficient 6-11 from three-point range, while American was 4-12 from long range. Columbia outrebounded AU, 35-23, although American forced 23 Columbia turnovers.

Three Eagles scored in double figures, including a game-high 19 points from Michelle Kirk, to push the American University women’s basketball team to a 57-46 victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore on Monday night at Bender Arena. American (7-7), which was competing in its final non-conference game of the 2009-10 season, got off to a fast start in the opening three-plus minutes, jumping out to an early 7-0 lead. Buckets by Ebony Edwards, Liz Leer and Ashley Yencho provided the Eagles that early cushion. AU would open up an 11-point advantage, 21-10, with 6:39 to play in the opening half on a layup by Kirk. UMES (2-6), however, went on a 6-0 run late in the first half to trim the Eagles’ lead to five before a Kirk bucket in the final minute set the halftime margin at seven, 25-18. The two squads played even basketball for the first seven minutes of the second half before an Edwards three-point basket gave American a 10-point lead, 41-31. But the Lady Hawks responded with the next nine points over a seven-minute span to trim AU’s lead to one, 41-40, with 6:16 remaining in the game. Facing a critical possession, the Eagles worked their offense to give Yencho a wide-open three-pointer from straight away, which extended the AU advantage to four. American would add the eight more unanswered points, capping a 10-0 run and giving the Eagles a 51-40 lead with 1:56 to play. AU held its advantage down the stretch and finished with a 5746 home victory. For the 12th time in 14 games this season, Kirk led the Eagles’ scoring attack with 19 points, including eight-of-11 from the free throw line. She also grabbed a game-high eight rebounds and recorded three assists. Leer and Yencho were also in double figures for AU with 12 and 11 points, respectively. Leer added seven rebounds, three blocks and three steals for the Eagles. UMES was paced by April McBride’s 14 points, while Casey Morton and Chelsea Sanders each contributed nine points. “I thought we kind of set the tone defensively from the beginning of the game and kept them [UMES] from getting easy shots,” American University Head Coach Matt Corkery commented on his live postgame interview on Eagles Vision TV. “That continued pretty much through the first half. In the second half, we didn’t make a lot of adjustments; we just stayed with our man-to-man, and they made a little bit of a run ... but we settled down and when we needed to, we got stops and made some plays in the last four minutes.”

American (6-7) FG-A FT-A Kirk, Michelle 4-11 4-5 Leer, Liz 8-16 1-2 Nyanin, Ohemaa 2-6 1-3 Edwards, Ebony 3-8 0-0 Yencho, Ashley 2-3 0-0 Harris, Raven 2-5 0-0 McDonald, Janelle 0-0 0-0 Anya, Stephanie 2-3 0-0 Team Totals 23-52 6-10

Reb 1 5 5 3 1 2 1 1 4 23

TP 12 17 5 8 6 4 0 4

Columbia (8-4) FG-A FT-A Lomax, Judie 8-15 8-9 Dwyer, Lauren 6-12 2-2 Browne, Danielle 2-4 0-0 Barry, Kathleen 5-9 4-7 Yee, Sara 1-5 0-0 Fuller, Jazmin 1-1 0-0 Stachon, Caitlin 0-0 0-0 Shafer, Melissa 0-1 0-0 Beato, Mary 0-1 0-0 Team Totals 23-48 14-18

Reb 15 9 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 2 35

TP 24 15 4 17 3 3 0 0 0

UMES (2-6) Cook, Amber Sanders, Chelsea Morton, Casey McBride, April Green, Alicia Agbasi, Adobi Buckner, Latoya Jackson, Bria Parker, Chena Roach, Karona Team Totals

The American University women’s basketball team took Lehigh’s best shot down the stretch, but AU was able to fight off the defending Patriot League champions, 6965, in overtime on Saturday afternoon at Bender Arena. Junior Michelle Kirk led the Eagles with a career-high 32 points in the victory. After leading by five, 35-30, at halftime, American (8-7, 1-0) scored the first seven points of the second half to take a 12-point advantage with 16:34 to play. Raven Harris began the scoring for the Eagles during the spurt with a three-pointer, and then Kirk knocked down back-to-back buckets, which provided AU its largest lead of the game. But Lehigh (13-3, 0-1) would not go down easily. The Mountain Hawks proceeded to run off nine-unanswered points over the next six minutes to cut the AU lead to 42-41. Lehigh would eventually take a 51-50 advantage with 5:06 to play on an Emily Gratch bucket. The lead changed hands three times over the next three-plus minutes, capped by an Ebony Edwards steal and coast-to-coast layup to give AU a 54-53 advantage with 1:42 to play. Moments later, Harris stole the ball and beat the Lehigh defense down the floor for the layup, as AU took a 56-53 lead. Facing a three-point deficit in the final minute, Lehigh committed its seventh team foul of the half, sending Harris to the line for a one-and-one with eight seconds remaining. She missed, and after a timeout and an AU foul on the floor, Lehigh’s Alex Ross knocked down a contested 25-footer with 0.2 seconds remaining to knot the score at 56 and send the game to overtime. Lehigh seemed to have all the momentum heading to the extra period, but the Eagles proved to be resilient. AU’s first field goal of the overtime session occurred on a beautiful, stepback three-pointer by Kirk, but Lehigh tied the score, 61-61 on an Alex Ross basket with 2:15 to go. Liz Leer then got in the scoring act, hitting a key baseline jumper from 17 feet, providing the Eagles a 63-61 advantage. Following a missed Lehigh jumper, Ohemaa Nyanin grabbed an offensive rebound off a Leer miss and put in the put-back layup, opening up a 65-61 American lead with only 36 seconds to play. Prosser trimmed the AU lead to two, 65-63, but Kirk knocked down all four of her free throw attempts in the final few seconds to set the final margin at 69-65. Kirk scored her career-best 32 points on 10-of-21 shooting from the floor, including 5-9 from three-point range and 7-7 from the charity stripe. She played all 45 minutes, which also set a career-high. The 2009-10 Preseason All-Patriot League selection is now averaging a Patriot League-leading 19.9 points per game this season, and has led the Eagles in scoring in 13 of 15 contests this season. The trio of Edwards, Harris and Nyanin each added nine points for AU. Nyanin’s nine points are a career-best, and she also grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds. Edwards filled out her stat line with seven rebounds and six assists, both of which are career-bests. The entire starting five for the Eagles recorded career-highs in minutes played, including four players with over 40 minutes of action apiece. “I’m very proud of our team’s effort today,” commented American University Head Coach Matt Corkery. “It was definitely a team victory with everybody who saw the court contributing. I was really pleased with how we bounced back in overtime and with the way we played down the stretch.”

56

66

A Blk 2 1 5 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 12

5 15 200

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

S Min 4 37 3 40 0 15 2 35 1 28 5 29 0 3 0 13

2

S Min 6 40 0 35 1 31 1 31 0 36 0 3 1 5 0 11 0 8 9 200

Halftime: Columbia 28, American 24. 3-Point Goals: American 4-12 (Kirk 0-2, Leer 0-1, Edwards 2-5, Yencho 2-3, Harris 0-1), Columbia 6-11 (Dwyer 1-1, Barry 3-5, Yee 1-2, Fuller 1-1, Shafer 0-1, Beato 0-1). Turnovers: Columbia 23, American 20.

16

FG-A FT-A 1-2 1-2 4-14 1-4 4-11 1-1 4-11 3-4 2-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 1-7 0-0 2-5 0-0 0-1 0-0

TP 3 9 9 14 4 0 1 2 4 0

18-54 7-13

Reb 1 6 8 7 0 0 1 4 4 1 3 35

American (7-7) FG-A FT-A Nyanin, Ohemaa 1-3 0-0 Kirk, Michelle 5-12 8-11 Edwards, Ebony 3-7 0-0 Yencho, Ashley 4-9 1-1 Leer, Liz 5-13 2-2 Harris, Raven 1-3 2-2 Anya, Stephanie 0-1 0-0 Team Totals 19-48 13-16

Reb 7 8 6 3 7 0 2 1 34

TP 2 19 9 11 12 4 0

46

57

A Blk 0 0 1 0 5 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 10

S Min 0 32 2 36 0 28 4 32 0 16 0 4 0 7 0 20 0 20 0 5

3

6 200

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

S Min 1 23 0 38 2 36 1 34 3 40 0 19 0 10

10

4

7 200

Halftime: American 25, UMES 18. 3-Point Goals: UMES 3-10 (Cook 0-1, Sanders 0-2, McBride 3-4, Jackson 0-3), American 6-17 (Kirk 1-3, Edwards 3-7, Yencho 2-6, Harris 0-1). Turnovers: UMES 16, American 14.

Lehigh (13-3, 0-1) Gratch, Emily Dentler, Courtney Prosser, Erica Smith, Tricia Ross, Alex Ingalls, Ryan Dalton, Kristen Williams, Alexa Team Totals

FG-A FT-A 5-9 3-4 5-9 1-2 4-13 4-5 3-5 0-0 4-21 0-0 1-2 0-0 2-6 2-2 1-3 0-0

TP 13 11 13 7 10 2 7 2

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

S Min 0 41 0 32 2 44 2 41 0 27 0 18 0 12 0 10

25-68 10-13

Reb 12 5 2 11 1 4 3 0 2 40

65

16

2

4 225

American (8-7, 1-0) FG-A FT-A Kirk, Michelle 10-21 7-7 Leer, Liz 3-9 0-0 Nyanin, Ohemaa 3-4 3-4 Edwards, Ebony 2-10 4-5 Harris, Raven 4-10 0-1 McDonald, Janelle 1-3 0-0 Anya, Stephanie 1-5 0-0 Team Totals 24-62 14-17

Reb 4 5 13 7 4 1 6 2 42

TP 32 6 9 9 9 2 2

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

S Min 0 45 1 43 0 33 1 43 4 42 0 6 0 13

69

14

1

6 225

Halftime: American 35, Lehigh 30. 3-Point Goals: Lehigh 5-22 (Dentler 0-1, Prosser 1-3, Smith 1-3, Ross 2-13, Dalton 1-2), American 7-21 (Kirk 5-9, Leer 0-3, Edwards 1-5, Harris 1-4). Turnovers: American 13, Lehigh 11.

Back-to-Back Postseason Appearances


American University Women’s Basketball Game 16 - Jan. 13, 2010 American 63, Bucknell 51 Bender Arena • Washington, D.C.

Game 17 - Jan. 16, 2010 American 80, Colgate 58 Cotterell Court • Hamilton, N.Y.

Game 18 - Jan. 20, 2010 American 64, Army 49 Bender Arena • Washington, D.C.

The American University women’s basketball team began strong en route to a 63-51 victory over Bucknell on Wednesday night at Bender Arena. Three Eagles scored in double figures, including a game-high 20 points by junior Michelle Kirk, as American won its third straight game. Kirk came out of the gates sizzling, picking up right where she left off in her career-high 32-point performance on Saturday against Lehigh. She knocked down three consecutive three-pointers in the first 2:52, giving American (9-7, 2-0 Patriot League) an 11-4 advantage. Kirk’s fourth trifecta with 13:48 to play in the first half gave the Eagles a 16-8 lead. Raven Harris followed up with another three-pointer minutes later, extending the AU advantage to 19-8 less than nine minutes into the contest. Bucknell (4-11, 0-2 PL) would never get back within single digits in the rest of the game. Buckets by Stephanie Anya and Liz Leer extended the Eagles’ advantage to 23-8 midway through the first half, and a layup by Ashley Yencho minutes later gave AU a 20-point lead, 38-18, with 1:26 to go in the opening half. The Eagles took a 40-21 lead into halftime after shooting a red-hot six-of-nine from three-point range in the first 20 minutes. Bucknell picked up its play in the second half, creeping closer to the Eagles throughout the first 10 minutes of the second half. The Bison eventually got within 12, 49-37, with 9:32 remaining in the contest, but a free throw and three-point basket by Kirk extended the AU advantage back to 16, 53-37. Minutes later, Bucknell made one final push, as it trimmed the deficit to 12 with 5:25 to go, but a final Kirk trifecta dashed the Bison’s hopes. Bucknell continued to fight hard to the end cutting the final margin to 12, 63-51. For the 14th time in 16 games this season, Kirk led the Eagles in scoring with 20 points on seven-of-16 shooting from the floor. She was an efficient five-of-eight from three-point range, matching her career-high for most three-pointers in a single-game. She also grabbed five rebounds. Leer and Harris scored 12 and 10 points, respectively, for AU. Leer recorded four blocked shots, while Harris had five assists and four steals. Bucknell’s scoring was relatively evenly-distributed, as Joyce Novacek led the Bison with 14 points. Trisha Krewson and Rachel Voss chipped in 13 points each. The difference in the game proved to be the turnover battle as AU held a plus-17 margin. Bucknell committed 28 giveaways, while AU only turned the ball over 11 times. Additionally, the Bison shot 50 percent from the floor (21-42) compared to only 35.5 percent (22-62) for AU. Despite the percentage differential, the Eagles actually made one more field goal in the game due to 20 more attempts from the field.

The American University women’s basketball team got off to a quick start and never looked back against Colgate on Saturday afternoon, rolling to an 80-58 victory in Hamilton, N.Y. Five Eagles recorded at least nine points in the win, including a game-high 26 points from Michelle Kirk. American (10-7, 3-0 Patriot League) came out firing on all cylinders, jumping out to a 10-0 lead in the first six-plus minutes of action. AU’s scoring began on a steal and layup by Kirk, which was followed by back-to-back jumpers by Liz Leer and Kirk. Raven Harris continued the run with a driving layup and Lisa Strack concluded the streak with a bucket in transition, forcing Colgate (6-11, 1-2 PL) into burning an early timeout. The Raiders quickly got back into the game, cutting the deficit to one, 1615, before the Eagles went on another 10-0 surge to take a 26-15 advantage with 6:34 remaining in the first half. Leer hit three consecutive jumpers during the stretch to provide the offensive spark for American. A Kirk three-pointer extended the AU advantage to 12, 29-17, although Colgate responded with a 9-0 run to cut the Eagles’ lead to 33-30 with 1:21 left in the first half. The Eagles took a 37-32 lead into halftime on the strength of 13 points from Kirk in the opening 20 minutes. Colgate opened the second half with a quick three-pointer to trim the AU lead to two, although the Eagles responded with their third 10-0 spurt of the game to take a 47-35 lead with 16:44 to play. American continued to control the action over the next several minutes, opening up an 18-point advantage, 58-40, on a beautiful three-point play by Kirk with 13:44 to go. The Eagles extended their advantage to 20, 71-51, on a Kirk trifecta with 6:30 remaining, and AU cruised to the 80-58 road victory. The Eagles’ 80 points scored set a new season-high, which came on 50 percent shooting from the field (31-62) and 47.1 percent from three-point range (8-17). Colgate shot a respectable 44.7 percent from the floor (21-47), but it was not enough to keep pace with AU. Additionally, American committed a season-low nine turnovers while forcing 18 from Colgate. For the 15th time in 17 games, Kirk led AU in scoring, recording a game-high 26 points on eight-of-15 shooting from the floor. She also matched a career-best with four steals and was a perfect seven-of-seven from the free throw line. Leer was productive for the Eagles with 13 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three blocks, while Edwards recorded 10 points, a career-best eight rebounds, five assists and four steals. Ohemaa Nyanin and Strack each chipped in nine points.

Junior Liz Leer recorded her first doubledouble of the season and sophomore Ebony Edwards chipped in a career-high 14 points to push the American University women’s basketball team to a 64-49 victory over Army on Wednesday evening in Bender Arena. The win marks the Eagles’ fifth straight, as they move to 4-0 in the Patriot League. After an initial basket by Army (8-10, 2-2 Patriot League), American (11-7, 4-0 PL) quickly got going on the offensive end, sparked by a pair of Edwards three-pointers in the first 2:36. Leer followed it up with another trifecta, capping an 11-0 AU run, and forcing the Black Knights to burn an early timeout. Army tied the score at 13, but the Eagles responded with an 8-0 spurt, which included long-range conversions from Leer and Ashley Yencho. A Michelle Kirk three extended American’s lead to 26-15 midway through the first half, and Yencho knocked down another trifecta to give AU a 31-15 advantage with 8:49 to play in the first half. American gained a 20-point lead, 41-21, on Raven Harris’ second three of the half. AU took a 43-24 advantage into halftime on a remarkable nine-of-12 from three-point range in the opening 20 minutes. The Black Knights came out of intermission strong, cutting the AU lead to 14 before a Harris steal and layup extended the Eagles’ advantage to 16, 47-31, with 14:58 to play. Army would try to make a late run, eventually cutting the deficit to 57-47 with 4:19 remaining, but an Edwards driving layup pushed the AU lead back to 12 and virtually iced the contest. The Eagles would extend their final margin of victory to 64-49. Edwards, Kirk and Leer each recorded a game-high 14 points to pace AU. Leer grabbed 13 rebounds, earning her third career double-double, and also chipped in three assists and three blocked shots. Edwards’s 14 points marked a new career-best. Ohemaa Nyanin also recorded nine rebounds for the Eagles, while Harris led AU with five assists. Nalini Hawkins led Army with 14 points, while Jessie Coiffard and Erin Anthony each had 10 for the Black Knights. AU held Army to 29.8 percent from the field (17-57) and outrebounded the Black Knights by a 45-30 margin. AU shot 41.8 percent in the game (23-55), including 52.9 percent (nine-of-15) from behind-the-arc.

Bucknell (4-11, 0-2) FG-A FT-A Mgbada, Felicia 1-5 1-2 Voss, Rachel 4-7 2-2 Krewson, Trisha 5-8 1-2 Novacek, Joyce 7-8 0-0 Higham, Cosima 3-8 0-0 Dunn, Alyssa 0-2 0-0 Wrightson, Morgan 0-2 0-0 Chukwuedo, Christina 1-2 0-0 Horbatuck, Lindsay 0-0 0-0 Team Totals 21-42 4-6

Reb 6 3 3 8 4 2 0 0 1 7 34

TP 3 13 13 14 6 0 0 2 0

American (9-7, 2-0) FG-A FT-A Nyanin, Ohemaa 1-7 1-3 Kirk, Michelle 7-16 1-2 Edwards, Ebony 2-4 0-0 Leer, Liz 5-14 2-2 Harris, Raven 3-8 3-3 Yencho, Ashley 1-1 0-0 Strack, Lisa 1-4 4-5 Anya, Stephanie 2-5 0-0 Team Totals 22-62 11-15

Reb 7 5 1 3 2 1 2 2 6 29

TP 3 20 6 12 10 2 6 4

51

63

A Blk 0 1 1 1 1 0 2 2 5 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 14

S Min 1 18 1 36 0 32 0 28 0 40 0 7 0 11 0 23 0 5

4

2 200

A Blk 1 0 2 0 3 0 0 4 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 0

S Min 0 20 1 34 2 28 2 38 4 35 0 8 1 20 0 17

14

4 10 200

Halftime: American 40, Bucknell 21. 3-Point Goals: Bucknell 5-11 (Voss 3-4, Krewson 2-4, Dunn 0-1, Wrightson 0-1, Chukwuedo 0-1), American 8-16 (Kirk 5-8, Edwards 2-3, Leer 0-1, Harris 1-2, Strack 0-2). Turnovers: Bucknell 28, American 11.

17

American (10-7, 3-0) FG-A FT-A Kirk, Michelle 8-15 7-7 Leer, Liz 6-10 0-0 Nyanin, Ohemaa 4-7 1-2 Edwards, Ebony 3-6 2-2 Harris, Raven 3-6 0-0 Yencho, Ashley 1-4 0-0 Strack, Lisa 4-8 0-0 McDonald, Janelle 1-1 0-0 Anya, Stephanie 1-5 0-2 Team Totals 31-62 10-13

Reb 6 7 5 8 1 1 3 1 4 0 36

TP 26 13 9 10 6 3 9 2 2

Colgate (6-11, 1-2) FG-A FT-A Havenstein, Holly 1-2 0-2 Oakes, Tricia 2-4 2-4 Green, Candice 3-4 1-2 Kozlowski, Sami 4-9 1-2 Garman, Katie 4-10 0-0 Lynch, Jhazmine 2-3 6-9 Wejnert, Tayler 2-5 0-0 Brase, Lulu 0-1 0-1 Korkowski, Kelly 1-3 0-0 Ward, Rebekah 0-0 0-0 Brim, Kendra 2-4 0-0 Librizzi, Evan 0-0 0-0 Moser, Krista 0-2 0-0 Team Totals 21-47 10-20

Reb 3 4 0 2 4 3 1 2 4 1 1 0 2 2 29

TP 2 6 9 9 11 10 5 0 2 0 4 0 0

80

58

A Blk 4 1 3 3 0 0 5 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19

4 13 200

A Blk 1 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14

S Min 4 38 0 25 0 22 4 27 4 31 0 14 1 22 0 3 0 18

5

S Min 0 16 0 22 1 27 2 32 0 22 1 19 0 14 0 8 1 19 0 2 1 12 0 3 0 4 6 200

Halftime: American 37, Colgate 32. 3-Point Goals: American 8-17 (Kirk 3-5, Leer 1-2, Edwards 2-3, Harris 0-1, Yencho 1-4, Strack 1-2), Colgate 6-13 (Green 2-3, Kozlowski 0-1, Garman 3-5, Wejnert 1-3, Brim 0-1). Turnovers: Colgate 18, American 9.

Army (8-9, 2-2) FG-A FT-A Hawkins, Nalini 6-15 0-0 Coiffard, Jessie 2-8 0-0 Anthony, Erin 5-13 0-0 Baranek, Laura 3-8 2-4 Burdick, Laura 1-5 6-8 Douchette, Megan 0-0 0-0 Benedict, Liz 0-1 0-0 Goodall, Kait 0-1 0-0 Yardley, Molly 0-4 1-2 Jankowksi, Erin 0-2 0-0 Grapeville, Alison 0-0 0-0 Team Totals 17-57 9-14

Reb 2 1 10 2 5 0 0 1 1 1 0 7 30

TP 14 6 10 10 8 0 0 0 1 0 0

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

S Min 0 32 1 34 2 40 0 35 1 29 0 0+ 0 2 0 6 2 13 1 6 0 3

49

8

3

7 200

American (11-7, 4-0) FG-A FT-A Nyanin, Ohemaa 2-6 0-0 Kirk, Michelle 4-10 5-6 Edwards, Ebony 5-11 2-2 Leer, Liz 5-9 2-2 Harris, Raven 3-7 0-2 Yencho, Ashley 2-2 0-0 Strack, Lisa 1-5 0-0 McDonald, Janelle 0-0 0-0 Anya, Stephanie 1-5 0-0 Team Totals 23-55 9-12

Reb 9 2 1 13 3 2 5 1 5 4 45

TP 4 14 14 14 8 6 2 0 2

A Blk 1 0 2 1 1 0 3 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

S Min 0 22 2 36 1 32 0 31 2 33 0 7 0 17 0 5 1 17

64

13

4

6 200

Halftime: American 43, Army 24. 3-Point Goals: Army 6-19 (Hawkins 2-5, Coiffard 2-6, Baranek 2-5, Yardley 0-2, Jankowski 0-1), American 9-17 (Kirk 1-4, Edwards 2-6, Leer 2-3, Harris 2-2, Yencho 2-2). Turnovers: American 19, Army 13.

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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

18

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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

19

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 • 30-19 Matt Corkery is 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

30-19

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

20

Record

407-169

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American University Women’s Basketball ohemaa NYANIN, #00 Senior • Center • 6-2 Accra, Ghana • Westtown School • Justice & Public Policy 2009-10 (Senior): Grabbed nine rebounds in win against Armyy (1/20) ... scored nine points and grabbed five rebounds in victory at Colgate (1/16) ... led team with seven rebounds in win over Bucknell (1/13) ... recorded career-bests with nine points and 13 rebounds in career-high 33 minutes in overtime victory over Lehigh (1/9) ... grabbed seven rebounds in victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore (1/4) ... notched five points and five rebounds at Columbia (1/2) ... recorded three points, six rebounds and a career-high three assists vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29) ... Scored seven points and tied her career-high with nine rebounds in victory over Morgan State (12/16) ... matched her career-high with eight points 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 careerhighs 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 12/16 12/20 12/28 12/29 1/2 1/4 1/9 1/13 1/16 1/20

Opponent S at Howard * at Princeton * at Brown * ECU * NJIT at Wagner * at Drexel * HIGH POINT * MORGAN ST. * MARYLAND * vs. Buffalo * vs. St. Fran (Pa) * at Columbia * UMES * LEHIGH * BUCKNELL * at Colgate * ARMY *

FG 4-8 0-2 2-3 3-7 2-3 4-8 1-5 1-3 3-7 1-2 0-2 1-3 2-6 1-3 3-4 1-7 4-7 2-6

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 0-0 1-2 4/5/9 0 0-0 2-2 2/1/3 1 0-0 0-0 2/0/2 5 0-0 1-2 2/4/6 2 0-0 1-3 3/2/5 2 0-0 0-0 3/4/7 2 0-0 3-4 4/9/13 2 0-0 1-3 5/2/7 2 0-0 1-2 3/2/5 0 0-0 0-0 4/5/9 1

TP 8 0 4 8 5 8 2 2 7 4 0 3 5 2 9 3 9 4

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

TO 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 0

B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0

S 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

M 25 19 10 23 15 16 24 13 16 21 11 21 15 23 33 20 22 22

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.

Nyanin’s Career Highs

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.

Category .......................................................Career-High Points......................9, three times, last vs. Army (1/20/10) Rebounds ........................................13 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) FG Made.............. 4, three times, last at Colgate (1/16/10) FG Atts ................. 8, two times, last at Wagner (11/28/09) 3 FG Made....................................................................... -3 FG Atts ......................................................................... -FT Made ............................................3 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) FT Atts ...............................................4 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) Assists ........................... 3 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) Blocks ........................ 1, six times, last vs. UMES (1/4/10) Steals......................... 1, six times, last vs. UMES (1/4/10) Minutes ............................................33 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10)

Personal: Daughter of Ohene and Naa Nyanin ... has three siblings, Natasha (24), Nana (20) and Paapa (15) ... majoring in justice and public policy.

Year 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2009-10 TOTAL

21

GP 1 5 20 18 44

GS 0 0 0 17 17

Min 2 6 112 349 469

Avg 2.0 1.2 5.6 19.4 10.7

Total FG 0 1 7 35 43

FGA 1 2 21 86 110

Pct .000 .500 .333 .407 .391

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

Pct .000 .000 .000 .000 .000

FT 0 2 7 13 22

FTA 2 3 15 26 46

Pct .000 .667 .467 .500 .478

Rebounds Off Def 1 1 1 5 18 26 48 53 68 85

Tot 2 6 44 101 153

Avg 2.0 1.2 2.2 5.6 3.5

PF 0 1 17 32 50

FO 0 0 0 1 1

Ast 0 0 3 13 16

Back-to-Back Postseason Appearances

TO 1 1 12 18 32

Blk 0 0 6 3 9

Stl 0 0 3 2 5

Pts 0 4 21 83 108

Avg 0.0 0.8 1.1 4.6 2.5


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. 2007-08: Received a medical redshirt after suffering a seasonending injury.

2009-10 Game-by-Game Date 11/13 11/16 11/18 11/22 11/24 11/28 12/2 12/6 12/16 12/20 12/28 12/29 1/2 1/4 1/9 1/13 1/16 1/20

Opponent S at Howard * at Princeton * at Brown * ECU * NJIT * at Wagner * at Drexel * HIGH POINT MORGAN ST. MARYLAND vs. Buffalo vs. St. Fran. (Pa) at Columbia UMES LEHIGH BUCKNELL at Colgate ARMY

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---DNP---DNP---DNP---DNP---DNP---DNP---DNP---DNP---DNP---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

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

22

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

TO 22 64 38 17 141

Back-to-Back Postseason Appearances

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 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 16 of 18 games this season ... scored at least 18 points in 13 games ... currently leads the Patriot League in scoring at 19.9 ppg ... named Patriot League Player of the Week four times this season (11/30, 12/21, 1/11 and 1/18) ... also recognized as ECAC Division I CoPlayer of the Week on 12/22 ... scored game-high 26 points, along with six rebounds, four assists and career-high-matching four steals, in victory at Colgate (1/16) ... recorded game-high 20 points, matching career-high with five-three pointers, in win over Bucknell (1/13) ... scored a career-high 32 points on 10-21 shooting from the floor, including a career-best five threepointers and 7-7 from the free throw line in overtime win over Lehigh (1/9) ... also played all 45 minutes in Lehigh game, a career-high ... recorded 19 points, eight rebounds and three assists in victory over MarylandEastern Shore (1/4) ... notched a career-high four steals at Columbia (1/2) ... named to the Hatter Classic All-Tournament Team after averaging 17 ppg and 7 rpg against Buffalo (12/28) and St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29) ... also went 12-of-12 from the free throw line in victory over Buffalo, becoming ninth Eagle in program history to shoot perfect from the charity stripe in a single-game (minimum of 10 attempts) ... recorded a team-high 18 points on seven-of-14 shooting against Maryland (12/20) ... scored a game-high 20 points on eight-of-13 shooting in win over Morgan State (12/16) ... 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 career-high 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 12/16 12/20 12/28 12/29 1/2 1/4 1/9 1/13 1/16 1/20

Opponent S FG at Howard * 10-20 at Princeton * 3-8 at Brown * 6-14 ECU * 6-16 NJIT * 8-14 at Wagner * 10-18 at Drexel * 5-11 HIGH POINT * 6-15 MORGAN ST. * 8-13 MARYLAND * 7-14 vs. Buffalo * 2-14 vs. St. Fran (Pa) * 5-18 at Columbia * 4-11 UMES * 5-12 LEHIGH * 10-21 BUCKNELL * 7-16 at Colgate * 8-15 ARMY * 4-10

3P 2-6 2-4 4-8 1-6 2-5 3-3 0-3 2-5 2-4 3-6 2-7 2-7 0-2 1-3 5-9 5-8 3-5 1-4

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 2-2 0/3/3 0 1-2 1/2/3 1 12-12 4/4/8 1 4-4 0/6/6 4 4-5 0/1/1 3 8-11 0/8/8 0 7-7 1/3/4 0 1-2 4/1/5 1 7-7 2/4/6 0 5-6 0/2/2 0

TP 25 8 27 19 24 25 13 22 20 18 18 16 12 19 32 20 26 14

A 3 3 0 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 3 2 2 3 0 2 4 2

TO 2 2 5 4 1 3 5 0 2 1 1 2 0 1 2 2 3 0

B 1 0 2 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1

S 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 2 3 1 4 0 0 1 4 2

M 37 30 38 38 39 37 32 40 33 39 39 38 37 38 45 34 38 36

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 firstcareer 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 careerhigh 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 personalbest 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 All-State 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 ... eighthleading 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

23

GP 32 30 18 80

GS 6 30 18 54

Min 559 864 668 2091

Avg 17.5 28.8 37.1 26.1

Total FG 63 152 114 329

FGA 163 338 260 761

Pct .387 .450 .438 .432

3-point FG FGA 13 38 27 88 40 95 80 221

Pct .342 .307 .421 .362

FT 45 88 90 223

Kirk’s Career Highs Category .......................................................Career-High Points...............................................32 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) 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........... 5, two times, last vs. Bucknell (1/13/10) 3 FG Atts ...........................................9 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) FT Made ..................................... 12 vs. Buffalo (12/28/09) 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......................4, two times, last at Colgate (1/16/10) Minutes ............................................45 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10)

FTA 61 111 107 279

Pct .738 .793 .841 .799

Rebounds Off Def 27 55 41 125 26 69 94 249

Tot 82 166 95 343

Avg 2.6 5.5 5.3 4.3

PF 42 47 23 112

FO 0 0 0 0

Ast 25 43 31 99

Back-to-Back Postseason Appearances

TO 46 53 36 135

Blk 6 6 10 22

Stl 18 23 23 64

Pts 184 419 358 961

Avg 5.8 14.0 19.9 12.0


American University Women’s Basketball liz LEER, #22 Junior • Center • 6-2 Glenside, Pa. • Abington • Public Communications 2009-10 (Junior): Has scored in double figures in 14 out of 17 games this season ... earned first double-double of season (14 points and 13 rebounds) in win over Army (1/20) ... recorded 13 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three blocks in victory at Colgate (1/16) ... had 12 points and four blocked shots in win over Bucknell (1/13) ... recorded 12 points, seven rebounds, three blocks and three steals in win over Maryland-Eastern Shore (1/4) ... registered a team-high 17 points on eight-of-16 shooting, as well as five rebounds, a career-high five assists, three blocked shots and a career-best-matching three steals, at Columbia (1/2) ... scored 12 points in win over Buffalo (12/28) ... notched 11 points, five rebounds, and three steals, including a career-high three made three-pointers against Maryland (12/20) ... scored 10 points and chipped in seven rebounds, including a career-high two three-pointers (on two attempts) in win over Morgan State (12/16) ... 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 12/16 12/20 12/28 12/29 1/2 1/4 1/9 1/13 1/16 1/20

Opponent S at Howard * at Princeton * at Brown * ECU * NJIT * at Wagner * at Drexel * HIGH POINT * MORGAN ST. * MARYLAND * vs. Buffalo * vs. St. Fran (Pa) * at Columbia * UMES * LEHIGH * BUCKNELL * at Colgate * ARMY *

FG 8-13 3-6 8-15 7-9 4-9 3-8 3-6 5-13 4-9 4-14 4-9 4-7 8-16 5-13 3-9 5-14 6-10 5-9

3P 1-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 2-2 3-7 1-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-3 0-1 1-2 2-3

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 0-0 2/5/7 2 0-0 3/2/5 2 3-4 0/2/2 2 0-0 2/1/3 2 1-2 0/5/5 2 2-2 3/4/7 2 0-0 1/4/5 2 2-2 1/2/3 2 0-0 1/6/7 4 2-2 4/9/13 3

TP 18 6 19 14 10 10 9 16 10 11 12 8 17 12 6 12 13 14

A 4 0 2 1 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 5 1 3 0 3 3

TO 5 7 2 4 2 3 6 5 6 4 6 6 5 5 2 2 2 7

B 1 0 3 0 4 1 0 4 2 1 0 3 3 3 1 4 3 3

S 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 3 0 1 3 3 1 2 0 0

M 38 27 35 36 35 29 34 38 36 35 39 38 40 40 43 38 25 31

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

24

GP 32 31 18 81

GS 0 26 18 44

Min 663 879 637 2179

Avg 20.7 28.4 35.4 26.9

Total FG 95 152 89 336

FGA 173 274 189 636

Pct .549 .555 .471 .528

3-point FG FGA 0 3 0 2 11 23 11 28

Pct .000 .000 .478 .393

FT 32 40 28 100

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, two times, last at Columbia (1/2/10) 3 FG Made.................................3 vs. Maryland (12/20/09) 3 FG Atts ...................................7 vs. Maryland (12/20/09) FT Made ....................................... 8 at Lafayette (1/31/09) FT Atts .......................................... 8 at Lafayette (1/31/09) Assists ............................................5 at Columbia (1/2/10) Blocks .................................. 6 at Morgan State (11/28/08) Steals......................... 3, six times, last vs. UMES (1/4/10) Minutes ............................................43 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) FTA 42 47 33 122

Pct .762 .851 .848 .820

Rebounds Off Def 69 95 68 104 38 75 175 274

Tot 164 172 113 449

Avg 5.1 5.5 6.3 5.5

PF 80 83 45 208

FO 2 3 0 5

Ast 31 37 30 98

Back-to-Back Postseason Appearances

TO 76 78 79 233

Blk 40 62 38 140

Stl 15 28 17 60

Pts 222 344 217 783

Avg 6.9 11.1 12.1 9.7


American University Women’s Basketball ashley YENCHO, #13 Junior • Guard • 5-7 Schnecksville, Pa. • Parkland • Business Administration 2009-10 (Junior): Scored 11 points and grabbed a seasonhigh three rebounds in win over Maryland-Eastern Shore (1/4) ... scored six points on two-ofthree shooting from three-point range at Columbia (1/2) ... in first start of season, recorded career-highs with 15 points, five assists, six made field goals, three made three-pointers and 40 minutes played against St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29) ... scored a seasonhigh five points and recorded a career-best three steals against Maryland (12/20) ... tied a career-high with two steals in only six minutes of action in win over Morgan State (12/16) ... matched season-high output with four points and recorded season-bests 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 12/16 12/20 12/28 12/29 1/2 1/4 1/9 1/13 1/16 1/20

Opponent S at Howard at Princeton at Brown ECU NJIT at Wagner at Drexel HIGH POINT MORGAN ST. MARYLAND vs. Buffalo vs. St. Fran (Pa) * at Columbia * UMES * LEHIGH BUCKNELL at Colgate ARMY

FG 1-1 1-2 1-1

3P 0-0 0-0 1-1

1-1 0-0 1-3 1-3 0-0 2-5 1-3 6-9 2-3 4-9

1-1 0-0 1-1 0-1 0-0 1-4 1-2 3-6 2-3 2-6

1-1 1-4 2-2

0-0 1-4 2-2

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 2-2 0/0/0 0 0-0 1/0/1 0 0-0 0/0/0 0 0-0 0/1/1 2 0-0 0/1/1 1 1-1 0/3/3 2 --DNP-0-0 0/1/1 1 0-0 1/0/1 1 0-0 1/1/2 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 2 5 3 15 6 11

1 0 0 2 1 3 0 5 1 1

2 0 0 4 2 2 2 7 1 2

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 1 1

9 2 13 14 6 11 13 40 28 34

2 3 6

1 1 0

0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0

8 14 7

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

GP 25 28 16 69

25

GS 1 1 3 5

Min 302 241 224 767

Avg 12.1 8.6 14.0 11.1

Total FG 26 21 25 72

FGA 78 64 47 189

Pct .333 .328 .532 .381

3-point FG FGA 13 47 6 33 15 31 34 111

Pct .277 .182 .484 .306

FT 16 8 7 31

Yencho’s Career Highs Category .......................................................Career-High Points........................... 15 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) Rebounds ........................................4 at Drexel (12/31/07) FG Made........................ 6 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) FG Atts .......................... 9 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) 3 FG Made..................... 3 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) 3 FG Atts ..................6, three times, last vs. UMES (1/4/10) FT Made ......4, two times, last at Cleveland St. (12/29/07) FT Atts ................................. 5 at Cleveland St. (12/29/07) Assists ........................... 5 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) Blocks .............................................................................. -Steals.........................................3 vs. Maryland (12/20/09) Minutes ........................ 40 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) FTA 26 10 9 45

Pct .615 .800 .778 .689

Rebounds Off Def 15 16 3 18 3 10 21 44

Tot 31 21 13 65

Avg 1.2 0.8 0.8 0.9

PF 21 12 9 42

FO 0 0 0 0

Ast 10 26 16 52

TO 16 30 26 72

Back-to-Back Postseason Appearances

Blk 0 0 0 0

Stl 10 11 7 28

Pts 81 56 72 209

Avg 3.2 2.0 4.5 3.0


American University Women’s Basketball ebony EDWARDS, #12 Sophomore • Guard • 5-8 Forestville, Md. • Bishop McNamara • Elementary Education 2009-10 (Sophomore): Scored team-high 14 points in win over Army (1/20) ... grabbed careerhigh eight rebounds while adding 10 points, five assists and four steals in victory at Colgate (1/16) ... scored nine points and recorded career-highs with seven rebounds, six assists and 43 minutes played in overtime win over Lehigh (1/9) ... matched career-best with six rebounds and added nine points on three trifectas in win over Maryland-Eastern Shore (1/4) ... recorded eight points and three rebounds in a career-high 35 minutes at Columbia (1/2) ... tied career-bests with 11 points, six rebounds and three made three-pointers in a career-high 33 minutes vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29) ... matched a career-best with six rebounds and chipped in seven points in a career-high 30 minutes of action in win over Morgan State (12/16) ... 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.

2009-10 Game-by-Game Date 11/13 11/16 11/18 11/22 11/24 11/28 12/2 12/6 12/16 12/20 12/28 12/29 1/2 1/4 1/9 1/13 1/16 1/20

Opponent S at Howard at Princeton at Brown * ECU * NJIT * at Wagner * at Drexel * HIGH POINT * MORGAN ST. * MARYLAND * vs. Buffalo * vs. St. Fran (Pa) * at Columbia * UMES * LEHIGH * BUCKNELL * at Colgate * ARMY *

FG 2-4 0-0 1-6 2-4 1-2 1-2 1-1 3-5 2-7 1-4 2-4 3-5 3-8 3-7 2-10 2-7 3-6 5-11

3P 1-3 0-0 0-3 0-1 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 1-2 1-3 1-1 3-4 2-5 3-7 1-5 2-3 2-3 2-6

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 2-2 1/5/6 3 0-0 0/1/1 4 0-0 0/1/1 3 2-2 3/3/6 4 0-0 0/3/3 4 0-0 0/6/6 1 4-5 2/5/7 2 0-0 1/0/1 2 2-2 2/6/8 1 2-2 1/0/1 1

TP 5 0 2 6 3 2 3 8 7 3 5 11 8 9 9 6 10 14

A 2 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 1 6 3 5 1

TO 0 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 2 0 1 1 0

B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 1 1 2 3 0 6 1 1 3 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 4 1

M 14 12 29 22 20 25 16 21 30 19 26 33 35 36 43 28 27 32

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. 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.

Year 2008-09 2009-10 TOTAL

26

GP 30 18 48

GS 0 16 16

Min 368 468 836

Avg 12.3 26.0 17.4

Total FG 48 37 85

FGA 96 93 189

Pct .500 .398 .450

3-point FG FGA 23 52 21 49 44 101

Pct .442 .429 .436

FT 8 16 24

Edwards’ Career Highs Category .......................................................Career-High Points............................................... 14 vs. Army (1/20/10) Rebounds ........................................8 at Colgate (1/16/10) FG Made............................................ 5 vs. Army (1/20/10) FG Atts ............................................ 11 vs. Army (1/20/10) 3 FG Made................3, four times, last vs. UMES (1/4/10) 3 FG Atts .............................................7 vs. UMES (1/4/10) FT Made ............................................4 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) FT Atts ...............................................5 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) Assists ...............................................6 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) Blocks ........................................... 1 vs. Columbia (1/4/09) Steals.............................................6 at Wagner (11/28/09) Minutes ............................................43 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10)

FTA 11 20 31

Pct .727 .800 .774

Rebounds Off Def 19 39 12 41 31 80

Tot 58 53 111

Avg 1.9 2.9 2.3

PF 41 39 80

FO 0 0 0

Ast 18 29 47

Back-to-Back Postseason Appearances

TO 25 16 41

Blk 1 0 1

Stl 30 33 63

Pts 127 111 238

Avg 4.2 6.2 5.0


American University Women’s Basketball raven HARRIS, #23 Sophomore • Guard • 5-7 Virginia Beach, Va. • Princess Anne • Public Communications 2009-10 (Sophomore): Scored eight points on career-high two made three-pointers and also had five assists in win over Army (1/20) ... matched careerhigh with six assists while contributing six points and four steals in victory at Colgate (1/16) ... Scored career-best-matching 10 points, dished out five assists and had four steals in win over Bucknell (1/13) ... recorded nine points, four assists, four rebounds and four steals in a career-high 42 minutes in overtime win versus Lehigh (1/9) ... notched a career-best five steals at Columbia (1/2) ... recorded a career-high with 10 points and matched career best with four steals in win over Buffalo (12/28) ... matched a career-high with four rebounds and chipped in seven points and five assists against Maryland (12/20) ... tied career-bests in points (eight) and assists (six) in career-high 37 minutes of action in victory over Morgan State (12/16) ... matched a career-best with six assists in a career-high 37 minutes in win over High Point (12/6) ... dished out a season-high 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.

2009-10 Game-by-Game Date 11/13 11/16 11/18 11/22 11/24 11/28 12/2 12/6 12/16 12/20 12/28 12/29 1/2 1/4 1/9 1/13 1/16 1/20

Opponent S at Howard * at Princeton * at Brown ECU NJIT at Wagner at Drexel HIGH POINT * MORGAN ST. * MARYLAND * vs. Buffalo * vs. St. Fran. (Pa) at Columbia UMES LEHIGH * BUCKNELL * at Colgate * ARMY *

FG 2-4 1-5 0-2 1-4 2-3 0-3 1-7 1-6 3-5 3-9 2-4

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

2-5 1-3 4-10 3-8 3-6 3-7

0-1 0-1 1-4 1-2 0-1 2-2

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 2-3 0/3/3 2 1-1 0/4/4 1 6-8 0/2/2 1 --DNP-0-0 1/1/2 2 2-2 0/0/0 2 0-1 2/2/4 4 3-3 1/1/2 0 0-0 1/0/1 1 0-2 1/2/3 1

TP 6 2 0 2 4 0 4 3 8 7 10

A 1 4 1 4 5 5 3 6 6 5 0

TO 2 5 0 3 1 1 1 3 4 1 1

B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 0 2 0 0 1 2 4 1 2 3 4

M 22 27 4 16 17 15 29 37 34 34 32

4 4 9 10 6 8

3 3 4 5 6 5

6 3 6 4 1 5

0 0 0 0 0 0

5 0 4 4 4 2

29 19 42 35 31 33

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). 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.

Year 2008-09 2009-10 TOTAL

27

GP 22 17 39

GS 0 10 10

Min 232 456 688

Avg 10.5 26.8 17.6

Total FG 20 32 52

FGA 73 91 164

Pct .274 .352 .317

3-point FG FGA 4 21 4 22 8 43

Pct .190 .182 .186

FT 19 19 38

Harris’ Career Highs Category .......................................................Career-High Points................. 10, two times, last vs. Bucknell (1/13/10) Rebounds .............. 4, three times, last vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) FG Made............................................4 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) FG Atts ............................................10 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) 3 FG Made......................................... 2 vs. Army (1/20/10) 3 FG Atts ...........................................4 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) FT Made ....................................... 6 vs. Buffalo (12/28/09) FT Atts .......................................... 8 vs. Buffalo (12/28/09) Assists ................... 6, four times, last at Colgate (1/16/10) Blocks ....................................... 1 vs. Princeton (12/19/08) Steals..............................................5 at Columbia (1/2/10) Minutes ............................................42 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10)

FTA 28 29 57

Pct .679 .655 .667

Rebounds Off Def 10 25 6 32 16 57

Tot 35 38 73

Avg 1.6 2.2 1.9

PF 28 31 59

FO 0 0 0

Ast 37 66 103

Back-to-Back Postseason Appearances

TO 40 47 87

Blk 1 0 1

Stl 18 38 56

Pts 63 87 150

Avg 2.9 5.1 3.8


American University Women’s Basketball janelle McDONALD, #42 Sophomore • Forward • 6-1 Ashburn, Va. • Notre Dame Academy • Psychology 2009-10 (Sophomore): Scored two points and grabbed two rebounds against St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29) ... recorded four points and five rebounds in 17 minutes at Princeton (11/16) .. played 10 minutes in seasonopener 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). 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.

2009-10 Game-by-Game Date Opponent S 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 12/16 MORGAN ST. 12/20 MARYLAND 12/28 vs. Buffalo 12/29 vs. St. Fran. (Pa) 1/2 at Columbia 1/4 UMES 1/9 LEHIGH 1/13 BUCKNELL 1/16 at Colgate 1/20 ARMY

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

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

0-0 0-0 0-0

0-0 0-0 0-0

0-0 1-2 0-0

0-0 0-0 0-0

1-3

0-0

1-1 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 0/1/1 2 0-0 0/0/0 0 --DNP-0-0 1/0/1 1 0-0 1/1/2 1 0-0 0/1/1 0 --DNP-0-0 1/0/1 0 --DNP-0-0 0/1/1 1 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

0 2 0

B 0 1 0 0 0

S 1 0 0 0 0

M 10 17 5 5 8

0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

4 1 1

0 0 0

0 5 1

0 0 0 0 0 0

1 11 3

2

1

0

0 0

6

2 0

0 0

0 0

0 0 0 0

3 5

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

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GP 17 14 31

GS 0 0 0

Min 90 80 170

Avg 5.3 5.7 5.5

Total FG 10 8 18

FGA 24 19 43

Pct .417 .421 .419

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 7 14 6 10 13 24

Tot 21 16 37

Avg 1.2 1.1 1.2

PF 12 14 26

FO 0 0 0

Ast 2 2 4

Back-to-Back Postseason Appearances

TO 3 12 15

Blk 1 1 2

Stl 4 1 5

Pts Avg 22 1.3 16 1.1 38 1.2


American University Women’s Basketball lisa STRACK, #15 Sophomore • Guard • 5-10 Langhorne, Pa • Archbishop Wood • Business Administration 2009-10 (Sophomore): Scored nine points and grabbed three rebounds in victory at Colgate (1/16) ... recorded six points, three rebounds, two assists, two steals and a career-high two blocked shots in win over Buffalo (12/28) ... scored a career-best 14 points on a career-high six made field goals against Maryland (12/20) ... matched a careerhigh with eight rebounds in victory against Morgan State (12/16) ... 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 career-high 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). 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.

2009-10 Game-by-Game Date 11/13 11/16 11/18 11/22 11/24 11/28 12/2 12/6 12/16 12/20 12/28 12/29 1/2 1/4 1/9 1/13 1/16 1/20

Opponent S at Howard at Princeton at Brown ECU NJIT * at Wagner at Drexel HIGH POINT MORGAN ST. MARYLAND vs. Buffalo vs. St. Fran. (Pa) at Columbia UMES LEHIGH BUCKNELL at Colgate ARMY

FG 1-3 2-4 0-4 0-2 4-6 2-4 2-7 4-7 2-8 6-11 1-5

1-4 4-8 1-5

3P 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-0 1-2 0-1 0-2 0-1 0-3 0-4 0-2

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 0-0 3/5/8 2 2-4 0/1/1 1 4-4 1/2/3 3 --DNP---DNP---DNP---DNP-0-2 4-5 1/1/2 0 1-2 0-0 2/1/3 1 0-0 0-0 2/3/5 1

TP 3 5 3 2 11 10 4 12 4 14 6

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

TO 0 2 0 1 4 0 2 2 4 1 2

6 9 2

2 0 1

0 1 4

B 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2

S 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 3 2

M 21 23 31 13 25 27 18 26 30 28 27

0 1 0 1 0 0

20 22 17

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.

Year 2008-09 2009-10 TOTAL

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GP 31 14 45

GS 6 1 7

Min 410 328 738

Avg 13.2 23.4 16.4

Total FG 32 30 62

FGA 101 78 179

Pct .317 .385 .346

3-point FG FGA 7 38 4 23 11 61

Pct .184 .174 .180

FT 27 27 54

Strack’s Career Highs Category .......................................................Career-High Points.......................................14 vs. Maryland (12/20/09) Rebounds .. 8, two times, last vs. Morgan State (12/16/09) FG Made....................................6 vs. Maryland (12/20/09) FG Atts ....................................11 vs. Maryland (12/20/09) 3 FG Made............... 1, 11 times, last at Colgate (1/16/10) 3 FG Atts ...................................4 vs. Maryland (12/20/09) 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 ........................................... 2 vs. Buffalo (12/28/09) Steals.........................................4 vs. High Point (12/6/09) Minutes ..........................................31 at Brown (11/18/09)

FTA 51 34 85

Pct .529 .794 .635

Rebounds Off Def 28 30 29 32 57 62

Tot 58 61 119

Avg 1.9 4.4 2.6

PF 37 24 61

FO 0 1 1

Ast 35 20 55

Back-to-Back Postseason Appearances

TO 27 23 50

Blk 5 3 8

Stl 30 16 46

Pts 98 91 189

Avg 3.2 6.5 4.2


American University Women’s Basketball stephanie ANYA, #44 Freshman • Center • 6-2 Germantown, Md. • The Academy of the Holy Cross • Biology 2009-10 (Freshman): Grabbed six rebounds in win versus Lehigh (1/9) ... scored a career-best four points on twoof-three shooting at Columbia (1/2) ... grabbed a team-high seven rebounds and had career-best-matching two steals against St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29) ... recorded a career-high three points, seven rebounds, and two steals against Wagner (11/28) ... played a career-high 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. 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.

2009-10 Game-by-Game Date 11/13 11/16 11/18 11/22 11/24 11/28 12/2 12/6 12/16 12/20 12/28 12/29 1/2 1/4 1/9 1/13 1/16 1/20

Opponent S at Howard at Princeton at Brown ECU NJIT at Wagner at Drexel HIGH POINT MORGAN ST. MARYLAND vs. Buffalo vs. St. Fran. (Pa) at Columbia UMES LEHIGH BUCKNELL at Colgate ARMY

FG 0-0 0-1 1-2 0-1 0-0 1-5 1-5 0-1 0-1 1-3 0-0 0-1 2-3 0-10 1-5 2-5 1-5 1-5

3P 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 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 1-4 1/2/3 0 0-0 1/0/1 4 0-0 0/4/4 2 2-2 3/4/7 0 0-0 0/1/1 1 0-0 0/2/2 1 0-0 1/5/6 1 0-0 0/2/2 1 0-2 1/3/4 2 0-0 4/1/5 4

TP 0 0 2 1 0 3 2 0 1 2 0 2 4 0 2 4 2 2

A 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

TO 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 2

B 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1

M 5 4 3 15 2 14 18 10 14 14 12 19 13 10 13 17 18 17

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................... 4, two times, last vs. Bucknell (1/13/10) Rebounds .. 7, two times, last vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) FG Made.............. 2, two times, last vs. Bucknell (1/13/10) FG Atts .......................5, six times, last vs. Army (1/20/10) 3 FG Made....................................................................... -3 FG Atts ......................................................................... -FT Made ...............1, two times, last at Wagner (11/28/09) FT Atts ........................... 2 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) Assists ...1, two times, last vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) Blocks ..... 1, three times, last vs. Morgan State (12/16/09) Steals.....2, two times, last vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) Minutes .................18, two times, last at Colgate (1/16/10)

Year GP GS Min Avg 2009-10 18 0 218 12.1 TOTAL 18 0 218 12.1

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Total FG FGA Pct 11 44 .250 11 44 .250

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

FT 5 5

FTA Pct 14 .357 14 .357

Rebounds Off Def Tot Avg 15 36 51 2.8 15 36 51 2.8

PF 27 27

FO Ast 0 2 0 2

TO Blk 14 4 14 4

Back-to-Back Postseason Appearances

Stl 6 6

Pts Avg 27 1.5 27 1.5


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

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2009-10 Game-by-Game Date 11/13 11/16 11/18 11/22 11/24 11/28 12/2 12/6 12/16 12/20 12/28 12/29 1/2 1/4 1/9 1/13 1/16 1/20

Opponent S FG at Howard at Princeton at Brown ECU NJIT at Wagner at Drexel HIGH POINT MORGAN ST. MARYLAND vs. Buffalo vs. St. Fran. (Pa) at Columbia UMES LEHIGH BUCKNELL at Colgate ARMY

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

Back-to-Back Postseason Appearances

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American University Women’s Basketball

2009-10 TV/Radio Roster

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4

5

10

12

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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15

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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42

44

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 .......... ny-in-en Geleisa ...... Jill-EE-sah Yencho ......YENCH-oh Anya .............. ahn-yah

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Women's Basketball 2009-10 Game Notes - at Holy Cross