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American University Women’s Basketball 2010-11 Schedule November Sun. Fri. Sun. Wed. Sun. Fri. Sat. Sun.

7 12 14 17 21 26 27 28

INDIANA (Pa.) + at East Carolina at High Point at Mt. St. Mary’s at Maryland vs. Sam Houston St.^ at Texas Tech vs. Charleston So. ^

2 4 18 22 29 30

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

2 8 12 15 19 22 26 29 5 9 12 16 19 23 26 5 9 12

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

PL Quarterfinals $ PL Semifinals $ PL Championship Game $

Indiana (Pa.), a NCAA Division II program, finished with a 17-10 record last season, which included a 10-4 mark in the Pennsylvania TBD State Athletic Conference. The Crimson Hawks have been selected TBD to finish second in the PSAC West preseason poll, and Lacey Claar 6:00 p.m. and Sarah Pastorek have been named to the division’s preseason team.

All times are Eastern Standard Time BOLD CAPS indicates home game * Patriot League opponent + Exhibition game ^ BTI World Vision Classic in Lubbock, Texas # Hawk Holiday Classic in West Long Branch, N.J. $ Each round of PL Tourney played at highest seed 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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In addition to Kirk and Leer, Patriot League Coach of the Year Matt Corkery will have the services of six other returning letterwinners and five newcomers as the Eagles try to improve on their 22-10 overall record and 13-1 mark in Patriot League play. Last season, AU earned a share of the PL regular season championship and a berth in the conference finals. Additionally, AU is seeking its program-record fourth straight postseason appearance this season.

LEHIGH * BUCKNELL * at Colgate * ARMY * at Holy Cross * at Navy * LAFAYETTE *

March Sat. Wed. Sat.

The American University women’s basketball team will tip off its 2010-11 season with an exhibition contest against Indiana (Pa.) on Sunday, November 7 at 2:00 p.m. at Bender Arena. The game will be broadcast live on Eagles Vision TV, part of AUeagles.com.

GEORGE MASON YOUNGSTOWN ST. GEORGE WASHINGTON TROY 7:00 p.m. vs. Binghamton # 4:00 p.m. Last year’s Patriot League Player of the Year Michelle Kirk is looking vs. Brown/Monmouth # 2/4:00 p.m. for a big senior season following her record-breaking campaign as a junior. The forward averaged a Patriot League-best 17.7 points per game, and scored a school-record 565 points last year, which was the eighth-highest single-season total in conference history. In at Md.-Eastern Shore 3:00 p.m. the conference’s preseason voting, Kirk has been tabbed to repeat at Lehigh * 7:00 p.m. as Patriot League Player of the Year. at Bucknell * 7:00 p.m. COLGATE * 2:00 p.m. Fellow 2010 All-Patriot League First Team honoree Liz Leer also at Army * 7:00 p.m. returns to the American lineup in 2010-11. She has been picked as HOLY CROSS * 2:00 p.m. a Preseason All-Patriot League honoree this season, joining Kirk NAVY * 7:00 p.m. on the squad. The school’s all-time blocked shots leader with 170 at Lafayette * 1:00 p.m. begins 2010-11 needing only 30 points to reach the 1,000 mark for her career.

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

Sunday, November 7, 2010 • 2 p.m. ET Bender Arena • Washington, D.C. Web: Eagles Vision TV (www.AUeagles.tv)

The expectations are high for American entering the season, as for the first time in program history, AU has been selected as the 7:00 p.m. preseason Patriot League favorites. This culminates a steady rise 2:00 p.m. in the PL preseason rankings, where the Eagles have moved up 2:00 p.m. exactly one spot in each of the last five seasons.

December Thu. Sat. Sat. Wed. Wed. Thu.

2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 9:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.

Exhibition Game

Indiana (Pa.) (0-0) at American (0-0)

Projected Starters POS F F F/C G G

NO 5 22 2 10 15

NAME Michelle Kirk Liz Leer Tori Halvorsen Nicole Ryan Lisa Strack

HT 6-0 6-2 6-2 5-8 5-10

YR Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr.

2009-10 STATS 17.7 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.5 apg 12.6 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 2.1 bpg -7.1 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 2.3 apg 8.8 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 2.0 apg

HT 5-9 5-9 5-8 5-7 5-5 6-0 6-2 6-2

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

2009-10 STATS --5.2 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.7 spg 4.2 ppg, 1.2 rpg, 1.2 apg --1.4 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 0.4 bpg --

Reserves POS G G G G G F C C

NO 4 11 12 13 21 23 44 55

NAME Geleisa George Ti’Asia McGeorge Ebony Edwards Ashley Yencho Alexis Dobbs Sarah Kiely Stephanie Anya Brooke Forsythe

2010 Patriot League Co-Regular Season Champions


American University Women’s Basketball Leader of the Pack American has been chosen first in the Patriot League Preseason Poll, which was voted on by the league’s coaches and sports information directors. This marks the first time AU has ever been picked to win its conference. Additionally, the Eagles have now improved by one spot in each of the last five Patriot League Preseason Polls. Standout Performer Last season, Michelle Kirk became the first AU women’s basketball studentathlete to ever be selected as the conference Player of the Year in the program’s 44-year history. She has now been picked to repeat the honor in 2010-11, which again was selected by the conference’s coaches and sports information directors. Kirk averaged a conference-best 17.7 ppg last season, and is 530 points shy of breaking American’s all-time scoring record heading into the season. Not Just a Basketball Player In addition to her success on the court, Kirk is a standout in the classroom, as the Communications major currently maintains a 3.73 grade-point average. On Tuesday, she was selected as a candidate for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS award, which honors the top 30 women’s basketball senior student-athletes in Div. I.

2010-11 Patriot League Preseason Poll/Awards 1. American - 93 (9) 2. Lehigh - 91 (7) 3. Navy - 70 4. Army - 59 5. Holy Cross - 42 6. Colgate - 40 6. Lafayette - 40 8. Bucknell - 31 * First-place votes in parenthesis

Preseason Player of the Year Michelle Kirk, American

Preseason All-League Team Erin Anthony, Army Michelle Kirk, American Liz Leer, American Angela Myers, Navy Erica Prosser, Lehigh

All-Around Player Liz Leer, a 2010 All-Patriot League First Team selection after averaging 12.6 points per game last year, will play a key role for the Eagles once again. The senior is a recipient of Preseason All-Patriot League honors this year, as AU is the only team with two representatives on the squad. Leer has already American University broken the school record in career blocked shots with 170, and is only 30 points 1st Team All-Conference shy of the 1,000-point plateau for her career. Dual Threat Kirk and Leer were both named to the All-Patriot League First Team last season, the first time in program history that two student-athletes have been selected to the Patriot League’s first team. In 1988, Kelly Lane and Beth Shearer were both selected to the All-Colonial Athletic Association First Team, which is the only previous occasion there has been two all-conference first team members from American. Additionally, Kirk and Leer become the fourth and fifth All-PL First Team selections in AU history, and Kirk is the first to ever be named multiple times. The last two-time all-league first team pick occured in 1997 and 1998 with Mary Klima being selected to the All-CAA First Team both seasons.

American in the WNIT 1998: at St. Joseph’s 77, American 68 2008: at Villanova 53, American 52 2009: at James Madison 61, American 59 2010: at Old Dominion 63, American 55

Michelle Kirk * ..............2009, 10 Liz Leer *.............................2010 Liz Hayes * ..........................2008 Joanna Barnes * ..................2005 Kate Miller ^ .........................1999 Mary Klima ^ ..................1997, 98 Felicia Young ^ ....................1992 Beth Shearer ^.....................1988 Kelly Lane ^ ...................1987, 88 Jody Thorton ^ ...............1985, 86

* denotes Patriot League ^ denotes Colonial Athletic Assoc.

Postseason Play Again Last season marked the third straight year American made a postseason appearance, which set a new program record. It was the fourth WNIT berth for the Eagles in program history (1998, 2008, 2009 and 2010).

20-20 Vision American finished 2009-10 with 22 wins, the second most single-season victories in program history. It marked their fourth-ever 20-win season and first since 1997-98. Leadership at the Top Head Coach Matt Corkery was chosen as the Patriot League Coach of the Year last season. He became only the second women’s basketball coach in program history to be recogized with the award, joining Melissa McFerrin following the 2007-08 season.

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All-Time 20 Win Seasons 1985-86 .................. 20-7 1986-87 .................. 20-8 1997-98 .................. 23-7 2009-10 ................ 22-10

2010 Patriot League Co-Regular Season Champions


American University Women’s Basketball Record-Setting Victories American defeated Lafayette and Navy in the Patriot League Tournament Quarterfinals and Semifinals by a combined 53 points, which is the largest combined margin of victory in the first two rounds in Patriot League Tournament history. AU’s 25-point victory over Navy in the PL Semifinals was the largest margin of victory in the history of the PL Tournament in the semifinal round. Topping the Charts At 13-1 in conference play in 2009-10, American earned a share of the Patriot League regular season championship. This was the second ever conference regular season title for the Eagles, as AU captured it in 2008 with an 11-3 Patriot League mark.

2009-10 National Rankings Team Rankings Fewest Personal Fouls - 13.5/Game; 1st in PL, 8th in NCAA Scoring Defense - 53.9 Points/Game; 1st in PL, 9th in NCAA Fewest Turnovers - 14.8/Game; 1st in PL, 26th in NCAA Free Throw Percentage - 74.8 Pct; 1st in PL, 28th in NCAA Scoring Margin - +7.9/Game - 2nd in PL, 53rd in NCAA 3-Pt. FG Defense - 29.2% - 2nd in PL, 53rd in NCAA Win-Lost Pct. - 68.8% - 2nd in PL, 55th in NCAA Turnover Margin - +2.0/Game - 2nd in PL, 70th in NCAA FG Pct. Defense - 37.7% - 2nd in PL, 74th in NCAA 3-Pt. FG Pct. - 33.8% - 1st in PL, 82nd in NCAA Assist-Turnover Ratio - 0.82 - 3rd in PL, 86th in NCAA Blocked Shots - 3.9/Game - 2nd in PL, 94th in NCAA

Individual Rankings Liz Leer, 2.1 Blocks/Game - 1st in PL, 27th in NCAA Michelle Kirk - 17.7 Points/Game - 1st in PL, 51st in NCAA Raven Harris, 2.5 Steals/Game - 2nd in PL, 56th in NCAA Liz Leer, 47.4% FG - 5th in PL, 74th in NCAA Michelle Kirk, 81.4% FT - 3rd in PL, 82nd in NCAA

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

W 13 13 8 5 5 5 4 3

Patriot L Pct. 1 .929 1 .929 6 .571 9 .357 9 .357 9 .357 10 .286 11 .214

W 29 22 17 11 10 10 6 7

Overall L Pct. 4 .879 10 .688 14 .548 17 .393 21 .323 19 .345 23 .207 21 .250

A Baker’s Dozen American’s 13-1 record in Patriot League play set a new program record for most conference wins. The previous record was 11, which was registered three previous times in program history (11-5 in the Colonial Athletic Association in 1996-97 and 1997-98; 11-3 in the Patriot League in 2007-08). Hoping to Keep Up the Momentum After beginning last season with a 6-7 record, the Eagles won 16 of their last 19 games to finish the season. Pushing the Envelope American won 15 games last season against Patriot League opponents (regular season plus conference tournament) with 12 of those victories by double-digit margins. Prior to the loss against Lehigh in the PL Championship Game, the Eagles won each of their four previous games by at least 20 points.

Triple Crown In conference play, American led all Patriot League teams in scoring offense (64.0 ppg), scoring defense (49.1 ppg) and scoring margin (+14.9 ppg). Tops in the Conference For the season, American finished on top in Patriot League in scoring defense (53.6 ppg), free throw percentage (74.8 percent), and three-point field goal percentage (33.8 percent). Protecting the Lead AU was 19-1 in games in which it led at halftime. Additionally, the Eagles were 21-0 when they led with five minutes remaining in the game. Aggressive Play Rewarded The Eagles were 17-4 in games in which they attempt more free throws than their opponents. On the flip side, AU was only 5-6 in which the opponent shoots more free throws.

2009-10 Patriot League Awards Major Award Winners Player of the Year - Michelle Kirk, American Defensive Player of the Year - Angela Myers, Navy Rookie of the Year - Jhazmine Lynch, Colgate Coach of the Year - Matt Corkery, American Scholar-Athlete of the Year - Erin Anthony, Army

All-PL First Team

Patriot League Success In the last three seasons, the Eagles finished 33-9 (.786) in conference play. Only Lehigh has a better Patriot League record at 34-8 (.810).

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Michelle Kirk, American Liz Leer, American Erin Anthony, Army Emily Gratch, Lehigh Erica Prosser, Lehigh Angela Myers, Navy

2010 Patriot League Co-Regular Season Champions


American University Women’s Basketball AU Milestone Watch

American Record Books

- Leer has recorded 170 blocked shots in her career at American, including a single-season school record of 68 in 2009-10. With five blocks against Lehigh on February 6, 2010, she passed Kirsten Keller for the all-time blocks record. She had 62 in the 2008-09 campaign, which set the single-season school record at the time before she broke it last season. - In her career, Leer is shooting 51.8 percent from the field, which is good for fifth in AU history. Lynne Copeland sits atop the AU list at 57.9 percent. - Leer is currently first in career free throw percentage at 83.0, while Nicole Ryan sits in third at 80.4 percent, and Michelle Kirk is in fifth at 79.4 percent. Ryan set a new AU single-season mark in 2008-09 with an 87.8 percent conversion rate from the charity stripe. - Kirk is fifth in school history in three-point field goal percentage at 34.0 percent. - Ryan is second in school history with 153 made three-pointers. Kirk is on the verge of breaking into the top five, as she currently has made 103 three-pointers in her career. - Leer is 30 points shy of the 1,000 career mark. Kirk became the 12th AU women’s basketball student-athlete to reach the plateau last season.

American University 1,000-Point Club 1. Felicia Young, 1988-92 .......................... 1,708 2. Beth Shearer, 1984-88 .......................... 1,611 3. Mary Klima, 1994-98 ............................. 1,477 4. Kari Gaskins, 1995-99 ........................... 1,333 5. Chanel Hunt, 2001-05 ........................... 1,298 6. Jody Thorton, 1983-87 .......................... 1,176 7. Michelle Kirk, 2007-Present ................ 1,165 8. Darsi Smith, 1980-84 ............................. 1,164 9. Jacqui Frazier, 1979-83 ......................... 1,106 10. Kate Miller, 1997-00............................. 1,096 11. Kirsten Keller, 1991-95 ........................ 1,061 12. Dana Diller, 1983-87 ............................ 1,016 Liz Leer, 2007-Present .......................... 970

Liz Leer Awards/Milestones - 2010-11 Preseason All-Patriot League Team - 2010 All-Patriot League First Team - 2010 Patriot League All-Tournament Team - Patriot League Player of the Week on 2/15 - American University Student-Athlete of the Week on 2/15 - 970 career points - 170 career blocked shots, 1st all-time in program history - 83.0% career FT%, 1st all-time in program history - 51.8% career FG%, 5th all-time in program history - 68 blocked shots in 2009-10; single-season program record - 62 blocked shots in 2008-09; 2nd most in program history - 3 career double-doubles, 1 this season (14 pts, 13 rebounds) on 1/20 in win vs. Army - Registered career-high 27 points on 9-15 FG, along with eight rebounds and five assists, in 68-47 win vs. Colgate on 2/13/10

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Blocked Shots, Career 1. Liz Leer, 2007-Pres. ............................ 170 2. Kirsten Keller, 1991-95 ......................... 152 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. Darsi Smith, 1980-84 .......... (501-955) 52.5 4. Beth Shearer, 1984-88 ...... (565-1078) 52.4 5. Liz Leer, 2007-Pres. .......... (408-787) 51.8 Free Throw Percentage, Career 1. Liz Leer, 2007-Pres ........... (127-153) 83.0 2. Kate Miller, 1997-00 ........... (296-361) 82.0 3. Nicole Ryan, 2005-Pres. .. (156-194) 80.4 4. Beth Shearer, 1984-88 ....... (476-598) 79.6 5. Michelle Kirk, 2007-Pres. . (273-344) 79.4 Three-Point Field Goal Percentage, Career 1. Kate Miller, 1997-00 .............. (70-176) 39.8 2. Gail Wilkins, 1992-94 ............ (93-244) 38.1 3. Jaye Marolla, 1999-00 .......... (47-128) 36.7 4. Talicia Jackson, 2005-09 .... (160-447) 35.8 5. Michelle Kirk, 2007-Pres. .. (103-303) 34.0 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

Michelle Kirk Awards/Milestones - 2010-11 Patriot League Preseason Player of the Year, first ever in program history - A candidate for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, recognizing her as one of the top 30 women’s basketball senior student-athletes in Division I - 2010 Patriot League Player of the Year, first ever in program history - ECAC Division I All-Star, first ever in program history - Division I-AAA Scholar-Athlete Team, second ever in program history - 2009 and 2010 All-Patriot League First Team, first ever two-time AllPL First Team pick AU history - Conference-high 5-time Patriot League Player of the Week (11/30, 12/21, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25) - ECAC Division I Co-Player of the Week (1/11) - 2-time American University Student-Athlete of the Week (11/16, 1/11) - 2009 Hatter Classic All-Tournament Team - 1,168 career points, 8th all-time in program history - 79.4% career FT%, 5th-all time in program history and 8th best in Patriot League history - 34.0% career FG%, 5th all-time in program history - 565 points this season, highest total in program history and 8th-best single-season output in Patriot League history - Patriot League leading scorer at 17.7 ppg in 2009-10 season - Registered career-high 32 points on 10-21 FG in 69-65 win vs. Lehigh on 1/9/10, the 5th most points in single-game in school history

2010 Patriot League Co-Regular Season Champions


American University Women’s Basketball

Position Breakdown

2010-11 Roster

Guards ............Dobbs,Edwards, George, .......... McGeorge, Ryan, Strack, Yencho Forwards ..................... Halvorsen, Kiely, .................................................Kirk, Leer Centers ........................... Anya, Forsythe

Class Breakdown Seniors (‘11) ........................... Kirk, Leer, .......................................... Ryan, Yencho Juniors (‘12).... ........................ Edwards, ....................................Halvorsen, Strack Sophomores (‘13) ........................ Anya Freshmen (‘14) ............Dobbs, Forsythe, ........................George, Kiely, McGeorge

Geographical Breakdown Maryland ......................... Anya, Edwards New York ............................ George, Kirk Ohio ..............................Dobbs, Forsythe Pennsylvania........................Leer, Keily, ........................................ Strack, Yencho Florida.............................................Ryan Virginia .................................. McGeorge Norway.................................... Halvorsen

Height Breakdown 5-4 .......................................... McGeorge 5-5 .................................................Dobbs 5-7 ............................................... Yencho 5-8 ...................................Edwards, Ryan 5-9 ............................................... George 5-10 ............................................... Strack 6-0 ........................................... Kiely, Kirk

Numerical No. Name ................. Pos....Cl. ......Ht. ......................... Hometown/High School 2.....Tori Halvorsen .....F/C ....Jr ......6-2 ... Oslo, Norway/Independence CC (Kan.) 4 ....Geleisa George ... G ..... So ......5-9 ... Jamaica, N.Y./Christ the King Regional 5 ....Michelle Kirk .........F ..... Sr. ......6-0 ...Painted Post, N.Y./Corning-Painted Post West 10...Nicole Ryan .......... G .. RS Sr. ...5-8 ................. Safety Harbor, Fla./Clearwater 11 ...Ti’Asia McGeorge . G ..... Fr. ......5-4 ..................Roanoke, Va./William Fleming 12 ..Ebony Edwards ... G ......Jr ......5-8 ...........Forestville, Md./Bishop McNamara 13 ..Ashley Yencho ..... G ..... Sr. ......5-7 ..................... Schnecksville, Pa./Parkland 15 ..Lisa Strack............ G ..... Jr. .....5-10 ...........Langhorne, Pa./Archbishop Wood 21...Alexis Dobbs ........ G ..... Fr. ......5-5 .................. Berea, Ohio/Hathaway Brown 22 ..Liz Leer .................F ..... Sr. ......6-2 ............................ Glenside, Pa./Abington 23...Sarah Kiely ............F ..... Fr. .....6-0 .............. Newton, Pa./Council Rock North 44 ..Stephanie Anya ... C ..... So ......6-2 .. Germantown, Md./Academy of the Holy Cross 55...Brooke Forsythe ... C ..... Fr. ......6-2 ................................ Lodi, Ohio/Cloverleaf

Alphabetical No. Name ................. Pos....Cl. ......Ht. ......................... Hometown/High School 44 ..Stephanie Anya ... C ..... So ......6-2 .. Germantown, Md./Academy of the Holy Cross 21...Alexis Dobbs ........ G ..... Fr. ......5-5 .................. Berea, Ohio/Hathaway Brown 12 ..Ebony Edwards ... G ..... Jr. ......5-8 ...........Forestville, Md./Bishop McNamara 55...Brooke Forsythe ... C ..... Fr. ......6-2 ................................ Lodi, Ohio/Cloverleaf 4 ....Geleisa George ... G ..... So ......5-9 ... Jamaica, N.Y./Christ the King Regional 2.....Tori Halvorsen .....F/C ....Jr ......6-2 ... Oslo, Norway/Independence CC (Kan.) 23...Sarah Kiely ............F ..... Fr. .....6-0 .............. Newton, Pa./Council Rock North 5 ....Michelle Kirk .........F ..... Sr. ......6-0 ...Painted Post, N.Y./Corning-Painted Post West 22 ..Liz Leer .................F ..... Sr. ......6-2 ............................ Glenside, Pa./Abington 11 ...Ti’Asia McGeorge . G ..... Fr. ......5-4 ..................Roanoke, Va./William Fleming 10...Nicole Ryan .......... G .. RS Sr. ...5-8 ................. Safety Harbor, Fla./Clearwater 15 ..Lisa Strack............ G ..... Jr. .....5-10 ...........Langhorne, Pa./Archbishop Wood 13 ..Ashley Yencho ..... G ..... Sr. ......5-7 ..................... Schnecksville, Pa./Parkland

6-2 ........Anya, Forsythe, Halvorsen, Leer

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2010 Patriot League Co-Regular Season Champions


American University Women’s Basketball

2010-11 TV/Radio Roster

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5

10

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Tori Halvorsen

Geleisa George

Michelle Kirk

Nicole Ryan

Ti’Asia McGeorge

Jr • F/C • 6-2 Oslo, Norway

Fr • G • 5-9 Jamaica, N.Y.

Sr • F • 6-0 Painted Post, N.Y.

Sr • G • 5-8 Safety Harbor, Fla.

Fr • G • 5-4 Roanoke, Va.

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13

15

21

Ebony Edwards

Ashley Yencho

Lisa Strack

Alexis Dobbs

Jr • G • 5-8 Forestville, Md.

Sr • G • 5-7 Schnecksville, Pa.

Jr • G • 5-10 Langhorne, Pa.

Fr • G • 5-5 Berea, Ohio

22 Liz Leer Sr • F • 6-2 Glenside, Pa.

Pronunciation Guide #2 Halvorsen ............Hal-VORE-sen #4 Geleisa ....................... Jill-EE-sah #11 Ti’Asia ........................ TEH-asia #13 Yencho .....................YENCH-oh #23 Kiely ................................KY-lee #44 Anya .............................. on-YAH #55 Forsythe .................. FOR-sythe (Asst. Coach) Lindroth .... LIN-droth (Dir. of Ops) Nyanin ...............yenin

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44

55

Sarah Kiely

Stephanie Anya

Brooke Forsythe

Fr • F • 6-0 Newton, Pa.

So • C • 6-2 Germantown, Md.

Fr • C • 6-2 Lodi, Ohio.

Matt Corkery

LaTonya Watson

Erin Lindroth

Josh Hutchinson

Ohemaa Nyanin

Head Coach 3rd Season

Assistant Coach 3rd Season

Assistant Coach 3nd Season

Assistant Coach 1st Season

Dir. of Basketball Ops. 1st Season

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2010 Patriot League Co-Regular Season Champions


American University Women’s Basketball 2009-10 Statistics 2009-10 Overall Statistics (22-10) TOTAL ##

Player

GP

GS

Min

Avg

FG FGA

05

Kirk, Michelle

32

32

1153

36.0

181

22

Leer, Liz

32

32

1054

32.9

15

Strack, Lisa

28

12

755

27.0

10

Ryan, Nicole

7

7

198

23

Harris, Raven

31

24

904

12

Edwards, Ebony

32

19

790

24.7

53

00

Nyanin, Ohemaa

32

31

622

19.4

63

13

Yencho, Ashley

30

3

473

15.8

41

44

Anya, Stephanie

31

0

329

10.6

42

Mcdonald, Janelle

25

0

148

5.9

TM

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

3-PTS Pct

3FG

432

.419

161

340

85

201

28.3

16

29.2

69

FGA

REBOUNDS Pct

FT FTA

Pct

Off Def

A

TO

Blk

Stl

Pts Avg

63

177 .356

140 172

.814

47 110 157

4.9

37

0

49

59

14

30

565 17.7

.474

27

60 .450

55

64

.859

62 130 192

6.0

84

1

52 122

68

24

404 12.6

.423

17

62 .274

59

79

.747

52

72 124

4.4

51

1

56

43

9

31

246

54

.296

9

31 .290

9

15

.600

2

15

17

2.4

8

0

16

17

2

6

50

7.1

197

.350

13

49 .265

56

72

.778

9

68

77

2.5

57

0

104

80

2

78

207

6.7

154

.344

26

81 .321

34

46

.739

35

71 106

3.3

61

0

53

29

5

55

166

5.2

157

.401

0

0 .000

17

35

.486

107

96 203

6.3

51

1

18

28

11

9

143

4.5

95

.432

20

57 .351

23

32

.719

6

31

37

1.2

24

0

36

39

1

17

125

4.2

17

60

.283

0

0 .000

9

22

.409

22

55

77

2.5

40

0

3

23

11

9

43

1.4

14

33

.424

0

0 .000

1

2

.500

9

15

24

1.0

20

0

3

17

1

2

29

1.2

64 117

53

Tot Avg

PF FO

8.8

3.7

0

Total..........

32

700 1723

.406

175

517 .338

403 539

.748

404 727 1131 35.3

433

3

390 473 124 261

16 1978 61.8

Opponents......

32

643 1704

.377

136

465 .292

303 442

.686

398 685 1083 33.8

508

4

400 538

1725 53.9

FT FTA

Pct

80 194

2010 Patriot League Tournament (2-1) TOTAL ##

Player

GP

GS

Min

Avg

FG FGA

22

Leer, Liz

3

3

86

28.7

15

05

Kirk, Michelle

3

3

98

32.7

15

Strack, Lisa

3

3

105

23

Harris, Raven

3

3

00

Nyanin, Ohemaa

3

12

Edwards, Ebony

3

13

Yencho, Ashley

3

44

Anya, Stephanie

42

Mcdonald, Janelle

TM

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

3-PTS FGA

REBOUNDS

Pct

3FG

Pct

Off Def

A

TO

Blk

Stl

Pts Avg

31

.484

5

11 .455

6

6 1.000

6

14

20

6.7

8

0

4

10

4

1

41 13.7

13

33

.394

5

17 .294

6

8

.750

3

6

9

3.0

2

0

3

1

0

0

37 12.3

35.0

10

27

.370

1

7 .143

15

21

.714

4

11

15

5.0

2

0

10

7

1

4

36 12.0

99

33.0

12

28

.429

3

8 .375

7

9

.778

2

11

13

4.3

8

0

8

13

0

12

34 11.3

3

63

21.0

8

17

.471

0

0 .000

0

0

.000

14

13

27

9.0

4

0

1

2

1

1

16

0

58

19.3

4

15

.267

1

8 .125

3

7

.429

7

5

12

4.0

5

0

4

1

1

5

12

4.0

0

57

19.0

2

7

.286

0

3 .000

8

12

.667

0

6

6

2.0

7

0

4

2

1

1

12

4.0

3

0

23

7.7

1

2

.500

0

0 .000

1

3

.333

3

4

7

2.3

3

0

0

2

3

0

3

1.0

2

0

11

5.5

0

3

.000

0

0 .000

0

0

.000

1

0

1

0.5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0.0

4

7

3

Tot Avg

PF FO

5.3

2.3

0

Total..........

3

65

163

.399

15

54 .278

46

66

.697

43

74 117 39.0

39

0

34

40

2 11

24

191 63.7

Opponents......

3

57

162

.352

14

51 .275

26

41

.634

38

64 102 34.0

54

0

30

46

9

10

154 51.3

2009-10 Conference Statistics (13-1) TOTAL ##

Player

GP

GS

Min

Avg

FG FGA

05

Kirk, Michelle

14

14

504

36.0

78

22

Leer, Liz

14

14

435

31.1

15

Strack, Lisa

13

7

348

26.8

23

Harris, Raven

14

14

469

33.5

12

Edwards, Ebony

14

7

375

26.8

24

00

Nyanin, Ohemaa

14

14

284

20.3

29

13

Yencho, Ashley

13

0

199

15.3

18

44

Anya, Stephanie

13

0

140

10.8

42

Mcdonald, Janelle

12

0

71

5.9

TM

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

3-PTS FGA

REBOUNDS

Pct

3FG

Pct

FT FTA

Pct

Off Def

A

TO

Blk

Stl

Pts Avg

183

.426

30

83 .361

55

68

.809

24

43

Tot Avg 67

4.8

PF FO 12

0

23

26

6

14

241 17.2

74

154

.481

14

33 .424

22

25

.880

23

62

85

6.1

39

1

27

41

35

8

184 13.1

46

101

.455

10

31 .323

17

25

.680

22

31

53

4.1

23

0

27

17

5

12

119

9.2

37

103

.359

10

26 .385

33

40

.825

6

29

35

2.5

24

0

48

33

2

40

117

8.4

79

.304

11

41 .268

19

24

.792

22

36

58

4.1

20

0

34

14

4

24

78

5.6

77

.377

0

0 .000

8

16

.500

58

44 102

7.3

17

0

6

8

6

3

66

4.7

45

.400

8

28 .286

7

9

.778

5

14

19

1.5

10

0

14

7

0

6

51

3.9

10

33

.303

0

0 .000

3

7

.429

10

24

34

2.6

17

0

1

11

4

4

23

1.8

8

15

.533

0

0 .000

1

2

.500

3

7

10

0.8

9

0

2

5

0

1

17

1.4

25

27

52

3.7

0

7

Total..........

14

324

790

.410

83

242 .343

165 216

.764

198 317 515 36.8

171

1

182 169

62

112

896 64.0

Opponents......

14

258

708

.364

55

196 .281

116 184

.630

161 290 451 32.2

218

3

167 225

37

71

687 49.1

2009-10 Regular Season 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

FT FTA

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

2010 Patriot League Co-Regular Season Champions


American University Women’s Basketball 2009-10 Schedule and Results Overall: 22-10 • Patriot League: 13-1 • Home: 11-2 • Away: 8-7 • Neutral: 3-1 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

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

at Holy Cross * at Navy *

W 64-51 W 62-45

12-7 (5-0) 13-7 (6-0)

2105 1258

1/30/10 2/06/10

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

LAFAYETTE * at Lehigh *

W 53-31 L 53-46

14-7 (7-0) 14-8 (7-1)

421 1162

2/10/10 2/13/10 2/17/10 2/20/10

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

at Bucknell * COLGATE * at Army * HOLY CROSS *

W 53-49 W 82-47 W 56-42 W 70-61

15-8 (8-1) 16-8 (9-1) 17-8 (10-1) 18-8 (11-1)

290 1291 382 415

2/24/09 2/27/09 3/06/09 3/07/10

7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m.

NAVY * at Lafayette * vs. Lafayette ^ vs. Navy &

W 66-38 W 68-47 W, 77-49 W, 72-47

19-8 (12-1) 20-8 (13-1) 21-8 (13-1) 22-8 (13-1)

310 544 1305 906

3/13/10

6:00 p.m.

at Lehigh %

L, 58-42

22-9 (13-1) 1272

3/17/10

7:00 p.m.

at Old Dominion $

L, 63-55

22-10 (13-1) 790

HIGH REBOUNDS

(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 (21) Kirk, Michelle (8) Kirk, Michelle (17) Kirk, Michelle (8) Strack, Lisa (17) Leer, Liz (15) Leer, Liz (10) Nyanin, Ohemaa (13) Leer, Liz (6) Nyanin, Ohemaa (6) Strack, Lisa (19) Kirk, Michelle (8) Nyanin, Ohemaa (18) Leer, Liz (8) Leer, Liz (15) Kirk, Michelle (11) Nyanin, Ohemaa (17) Kirk, Michelle (7) Leer, Liz (17) Strack, Lisa (21) Kirk, Michelle (9) Leer, Liz (21) Harris, Raven (9) Nyanin, Ohemaa (18) Kirk, Michelle (10) Nyanin, Ohemaa (18) Leer, Liz (8) Leer, Liz (8) Nyanin, Ohemaa (8) Kirk, Michelle (9) Nyanin, Ohemaa (8) Leer, Liz (8) Strack, Lisa (21) Kirk, Michelle (7) Nyanin, Ohemaa

# Hatter Classic in DeLand, Fla. * indicates Patriot League game ^ Patriot League Tournament Quarterfinals at Worcester, Mass. & Patriot League Tournament Semifinals at Worcester, Mass. % Patriot League Championship Game $ WNIT First Round

ATTENDANCE SUMMARY HOME AWAY NEUTRAL TOTAL

8

GAMES 13 15 4 32

TOTALS 5126 10508 2470 18104

AVG/GAME 394 701 618 566

2010 Patriot League Co-Regular Season Champions


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 *

2-7-2

DNP

21-8-0

DNP

3-7-3

3-0-1

5-4-2

15-4-2

15-3-3

0-0-0

0-0-0

at Navy *

2-7-0

DNP

17-3-3

DNP

0-5-2

0-3-2

15-8-4

17-6-2

5-1-1

6-3-0

DNP

LAFAYETTE *

8-10-0

DNP

9-5-1

DNP

2-6-4

6-1-0

8-5-3

15-2-0

7-3-1

0-0-0

0-0-0

at Lehigh *

2-6-0

DNP

6-3-2

DNP

2-5-1

4-2-0

9-6-1

13-5-1

7-1-5

0-0-0

3-5-0

at Bucknell *

8-8-1

DNP

19-2-3

DNP

0-2-0

0-3-1

2-2-1

16-5-0

6-4-2

DNP

2-1-0

COLGATE *

10-5-1

DNP

14-3-2

DNP

2-1-3

4-1-2

14-4-2

27-8-5

8-3-4

1-2-0

2-5-0

at Army *

2-11-0

DNP

15-7-1

DNP

4-1-2

6-0-0

14-4-0

4-6-2

7-3-1

2-1-1

2-4-0

HOLY CROSS *

2-1-0

DNP

17-4-0

DNP

9-3-3

4-0-0

17-5-2

11-7-3

8-3-6

2-1-0

0-2-1

NAVY *

3-4-0

DNP

21-8-2

DNP

6-6-1

11-4-2

5-4-5

14-9-1

0-1-4

2-0-0

4-0-0

at Lafayette *

2-9-0

DNP

10-7-1

DNP

13-5-0

2-1-4

13-2-3

7-5-2

21-3-1

0-0-0

0-0-0

vs. Lafayette ^

6-10-0

DNP

18-1-1

DNP

3-2-2

6-1-3

14-5-5

15-7-3

12-4-3

0-1-0

3-4-0

vs. Navy &

4-8-1

DNP

11-3-2

DNP

5-3-1

5-4-0

4-8-1

18-8-1

15-6-1

0-0-0

0-1-0

at Lehigh %

6-9-0

DNP

8-5-0

DNP

4-7-1

1-1-1

8-5-2

8-5-0

7-3-4

DNP

0-2-0

at Old Dominion $

3-7-0

DNP

21-3-0

DNP

4-0-1

1-3-4

17-5-2

7-2-0

2-1-2

DNP

0-2-0

# Hatter Classic in DeLand, Fla. * indicates Patriot League game ^ Patriot League Tournament Quarterfinals at Worcester, Mass. & Patriot League Tournament Semifinals at Worcester, Mass. % Patriot League Championship Game $ WNIT First Round

9

2010 Patriot League Co-Regular Season Champions


American University Women’s Basketball 2009-10 Team Game Highs/Lows American

Opponents

Points

High Low

82 vs. Colgate (2/13/10) 40 at Drexel (12/2/09)

77 by Princeton (11/16/09) 31 by Lafayette (1/30/10)

FG Made

High Low

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

31 by Princeton (11/16/09) 12 by Lafayette (1/30/10)

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) 36 by Lafayette (1/30/10)

FG %

High Low

52.2 vs. NJIT (11/24/09) 22.4 at Lehigh (3/13/10)

51.9 by Maryland (12/20/09) 27.6 by Navy (3/7/10)

3-Pt. FG Made

High Low

9 vs. Army (1/20/10) 1 at Bucknell (2/10/10)

10 by Princeton (11/16/09) 0 by Lafayette (1/30/10)

3-Pt. FG Attempted

High Low

26 vs. Maryland (12/20/09) 10 at Bucknell (2/10/10)

26 by Navy (3/7/10) 6 by Lafayette (1/30/10)

3-Pt. FG %

High Low

58.3 at Princeton (11/16/09) 9.5 at Lehigh (3/13/10)

57.1 by Wagner (11/28/09) 0.0 by Lafayette (1/03/10)

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

31 at Lafayette (2/27/10) 5 at Lehigh (2/6/10)

24 by Lehigh (2/6/10) 4 by Morgan State (12/16/09)

Free Throw %

High Low

100.0 at Navy (1/27/10) 33.3 at Princeton (11/16/09)

100.0 by NJIT (11/24/09) 46.7 by Lafayette (1/30/10)

Rebounds

High Low

45, two times, last vs. Army (1/20/10) 49 by Lehigh (3/13/10) 21 vs. Maryland (12/20/09) 24, two times, last by Lafayette (3/6/10)

Assists

High Low

19, two times, last vs. Colgate (2/13/10) 20 by Princeton (11/16/09) 6 vs. Buffalo (12/28/09) 7, two times, last by Navy (3/7/10)

Steals

High Low

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

12 by East Carolina (11/22/09) 2, two times, last by Navy (3/7/10)

Blocked Shots

High Low

8 at Lehigh (2/6/10) 0, two times, last vs. Navy (3/7/10)

8, two times, last by Lehigh (3/13/10) 0, seven times, last by Lafayette (3/6/10)

Turnovers

High Low

25, two times, last vs. St.Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) 28 by Bucknell (1/13/10) 7 at Holy Cross (1/24/10) 6 by Navy (3/7/10)

Fouls

High Low

19, two times, last at Lehigh (2/6/10) 26 by Lafayette (2/27/10) 7 vs. Navy (2/24/10) 8 by Maryland (12/20/09)

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2010 Patriot League Co-Regular Season Champions


American University Women’s Basketball

Eagles Record in 2009-10 When... Eagles win opening tip .......................................................10-2 Opponent wins opening tip ..........................................12-8 Eagles lead at halftime .......................................................19-1 Eagles trail at halftime ...................................................3-8 Eagles tied at halftime ...................................................0-1 Eagles lead with 5:00 left ...................................................21-0 Eagles trail with 5:00 left .............................................1-10 Eagles tied with 5:00 left ...............................................0-0 Eagles outrebound opponent .............................................15-5 Opponent outrebounds the Eagles................................6-5 Eagles tie opponent in rebounds ...................................1-0 Eagles shoot 50% or better from the field ............................4-0 Opponent shoots 50% or better from the field...............1-2 Eagles shoot 40% or better from 3-point range .................10-3 Opponent shoots 40% or better from 3-pt .....................4-2 Eagles shoot better than opponent from 3-pt ..............16-3 Eagles have better FG% than opponent ............................20-1 Opponent has better FG% than the Eagles .................2-8 Eagles and opponent shoot equal FG%........................0-1 Eagles have more FT attempts ..........................................17-4 Opponent has more FT attempts ..................................5-6 Eagles and opponent have equal FT attempts..............0-0 Eagles’ bench outscores opponent ......................................7-1 Opponent’s bench outscores Eagles’ ..........................13-9 Bench scoring is equal ..................................................2-0 Following an Eagle win ......................................................15-7 Following an Eagle loss.................................................6-3 Eagles commit fewer turnovers than opponent ..................15-5 Eagles commit more turnovers than opponent..............5-5 Eagles and opponent commit equal turnovers ..............2-0 Two or fewer Eagles score in double figures .......................7-6 Three Eagles score in double figures .......................... 11-3 Four Eagles score in double figures ..............................4-1 Five or more Eagles score in double figures .................0-0

Eagles score 59 points or less .............................................6-7 Eagles score between 60-69 points ............................10-2 Eagles score between 70-79 points ..............................4-1 Eagles score between 80-89 points ..............................2-0 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 ..................................5-5 In games decided by 11-20 points.................................9-2 In games decided by 21-29 points ................................7-0 In games decided by 30 points or more ........................1-1 In November games .............................................................3-3 In December games ......................................................3-3 In January games ..........................................................8-1 In February games ........................................................6-1 In March games.............................................................2-2 Monday games.....................................................................2-1 Tuesday games .............................................................1-1 Wednesday games........................................................8-2 Thursday games............................................................0-0 Friday games.................................................................1-0 Saturday games ............................................................7-4 Sunday games ..............................................................3-2 Afternoon games ................................................................ 11-5 Evening games............................................................ 11-5 Against ranked teams ..........................................................0-0 Overtime games ...................................................................1-0 Tournament games ..............................................................3-3

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: .................................Raven Harris(12) at Lafayette, 2/27/10 Recorded 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 (5) at Lehigh, 2/6/10 Had 5+ Steals: ........................ ....................... Raven Harris (6) at Lafayette, 2/27/10 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: ... .........Liz Leer (27, 8, 5) vs. Colgate, 2/13/10 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: ..............................................................vs. Navy (72-47), 3/7/10 Had a 30+ point win: ....................................................... vs. Colgate (82-47), 2/13/10 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: ............................. vs. Navy (Leer 18, Harris 15, ............................................................................................Strack 14, Kirk 11), 3/7/10 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: .......................................................................2009-10 (22-10) Played in a postseason tournament:.....................................................2009-10 WNIT

2010 Patriot League Co-Regular Season Champions


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TP 8 25 4 18 6 5 2 3 0 0

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

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

71

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

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

2

6 200

TP 5 16 16 0 5 7 2 4 4

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

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

59

8

6 200

0

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

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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.

2010 Patriot League Co-Regular Season Champions


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.

2010 Patriot League Co-Regular Season Champions


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.

2010 Patriot League Co-Regular Season Champions


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.

2010 Patriot League Co-Regular Season Champions


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.

2010 Patriot League Co-Regular Season Champions


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.

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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.

2010 Patriot League Co-Regular Season Champions


American University Women’s Basketball Game 19 - Jan. 24, 2010 American 64, Holy Cross 51 Hart Center • Worcester, Mass.

Game 20 - Jan. 27, 2010 American 62, Navy 45 Alumni Hall • Annapolis, Md.

Game 21 - Jan. 30, 2010 American 53, Lafayette 31 Bender Arena • Washington, D.C.

Three double-digit scorers, including a game-high 21 points from junior Michelle Kirk, propelled the American University women’s basketball team to a hard-fought 64-51 victory at Holy Cross on Sunday afternoon. Junior Liz Leer and sophomore Raven Harris each added 15 points for the Eagles in the win. The first few minutes of action saw back-andforth action before Leer’s third bucket of the game gave American (12-7, 5-0 Patriot League) a 16-11 advantage with 12:36 remaining in the opening half. An Ashley Yencho three-pointer from straight-away pushed the Eagles lead to seven, 20-13, midway through the first 20 minutes. American extended its lead to nine on a pair of Kirk free throws and eventually took an 11-point advantage, 33-22, on a rebound, putback by Ebony Edwards with 53 seconds to go in the first half. The Eagles took a 35-26 advantage into intermission on the strength of 11 Kirk first-half points. Holy Cross (5-15, 1-4 PL) came out strong in the second half, rallying to knot the score at 40 with 11:07 to play on a Meredith Ward threepointer. The teams would trade buckets, eventually tying the score, 46-46, before the Eagles ran off eight-unanswered points to take a 54-46 lead with 6:35 to play. The run was sparked by a Leer bucket with the shot clock winding down. It was followed by a Kirk three and capped by a beautiful three-point play by Harris, knocking down a high-arcing runner in the lane as she drew contact. In what looked like would end up being a tight game coming down the stretch, the Eagles found their rhythm from deep to take control. First, Kirk knocked down a long-range jumper to extend AU’s lead to 57-48. Harris followed with the dagger, a three from the right wing to give American a 10-point lead, 60-50, with 3:04 to go. The Eagles would convert their free throws in the final few minutes and come away with the 64-51 road victory, only the second ever victory for AU at Holy Cross. The Eagles held Holy Cross to only two field goals over the final 8:42 of the game, outscoring the Crusaders by an 18-5 margin. Kirk’s 21 points came on an efficient five-of-10 from the field. She added a game-high eight rebounds in 40 minutes of action. The 15 points for Harris sets a new career-high, which included a career-best-matching two threepointers. She also recorded three assists and three steals. Additionally, Ohemaa Nyanin and Edwards added seven rebounds apiece for the Eagles. Holy Cross was paced by Briana McFadden’s 16 points. Ward was also in double-figures for the Crusaders with 11 points. The Eagles held Holy Cross to 32.8 percent shooting from the floor, including only 27.3 percent (6-22) from three-point range. AU committed a season-low seven turnovers and was 15of-19 (78.9 percent) from the free throw line. “We are proud of our defensive effort today,” remarked American Head Coach Matt Corkery. “I thought we defended consistently throughout the game and in the second half, when we needed to step up and make plays, we did that. A big key was taking care of the ball against Holy Cross’ pressure and keeping our turnovers down. Anytime you can go on the road and win, especially against a quality opponent like Holy Cross, it’s a good thing.” With the win, American moves to 5-0 in the Patriot League, the best start in program history. AU has won six consecutive games by an average margin of 12.8 points per game.

Juniors Michelle Kirk and Liz Leer each scored 17 points and sophomore Lisa Strack contributed a career-best 15 to lead the American University women’s basketball team to a 62-45 victory at Navy on Wednesday night in Annapolis, Md. The Eagles have now won seven straight games, and are a perfect 6-0 in the Patriot League for the first time ever. American (13-7, 6-0 Patriot League) and Navy (11-10, 3-3 PL) battled in a back-and-forth first 15 minutes of action, as neither team was able to gain more than a three-point advantage. The Eagles began to separate themselves late in the half, putting together an 9-2 run over the final 5:25 to take a 31-23 lead at intermission. The spurt was sparked by a Raven Harris three-pointer, which gave AU a 25-21 lead. She later added a pair of free throws, which followed a Leer bucket. Kirk closed the half with a fantastic crossover dribble move, setting herself up for a layup in traffic, which extended the halftime margin to eight in favor of the Eagles. Strack opened the second half with back-to-back baskets to give American a 10-point advantage, 35-25. The Midshipmen responded cutting the AU lead to five before an Ohemaa Nyanin rebound and putback, followed by a Strack bucket gave the Eagles a nine-point lead once again. Navy would make one final push midway through the second half, trimming the Eagles’ lead to four, 43-39. But American fought back, going on a 16-2 run over the next eight-plus minutes to virtually ice the game. Kirk got the run started with consecutive baskets to extend the margin back to six, 47-41. A Janelle McDonald jumper, followed by five straight Leer points, gave the Eagles a 55-41 advantage with 4:01 to play. Leer would add five more points down the stretch, including a three-pointer from straight away, to give the Eagles a 19-point lead, 62-43, with 2:09 to go. Navy added a final bucket in the last minute, setting the final margin at 62-45 in favor of American. The Eagles shot 39.3 percent (24-61) from the floor compared to 33.3 percent (17-51) for Navy. American held Navy to only 23.1 percent (3-13) from three-point range. Additionally, AU was 10-of-10 from the free throw line, only the fourth game in program history that the Eagles were perfect from the free throw line (with a minimum of 10 attempts). Additionally, American outrebounded Navy by a 40-32 margin and held a 32-18 advantage in points in the paint. In addition to Leer’s 17 points, she recorded six rebounds and a career-best-matching six blocked shots, which ties her own school record for most blocks in a single-game. Stack added career-bests with 15 points and eight rebounds, while dishing out four assists. McDonald also came off bench to record a career-best six points and grab three rebounds. Navy was led by Angela Myers and K.C. Gordon, who scored 12 and 10 points, respectively. “A big focus for us coming into the game was defending Navy’s three-point shooting. We felt like we did that consistently tonight,” commented American Head Coach Matt Corkery. “Our ball security was pretty good as well and that allowed us to put some points on the board. Navy’s an excellent team and we are excited about our performance as a team.”

Junior Liz Leer scored a game-high 15 points to lead the American University women’s basketball team to a 53-31 victory on Saturday afternoon in Bender Arena. The Eagles held Lafayette to 13 second-half points to pull away from the Leopards and record their eighth straight victory. Lafayette (4-17, 2-5 Patriot League) began the game strong, as it led for the first four-plus minutes before a pair of free throws by Leer gave American (14-7, 7-0 PL) its first advantage of the game, 11-9, with 14:45 to go in the first half. The Eagles played from ahead the rest of the opening 20 minutes, increasing their advantage to five, 17-12, on an Ohemaa Nyanin jumper with 6:47 remaining. AU extended its lead to eight on a driving, three-point play by Lisa Strack, and that was followed by a pair of Raven Harris free throws to set the halftime margin at 2818 in favor of the Eagles. American closed the half with a 9-0 run over the final 2:32 to take control of the ballgame. The Leopards tried to fight back, cutting the Eagles lead to six early in the second half, but American’s defense proved to be too much for Lafayette to overcome for the remainder of the half. The Eagles virtually iced the game with a 10-1 run in the middle of the second half. It began with a free throw by Harris, and was followed by a Leer jumper and a Strack runner of the glass, which extended AU’s advantage back to 10, 33-23. Michelle Kirk followed Strack’s bucket with a deep three from the top of the arc, and a Harris steal and layup gave the Eagles a 38-23 advantage with 11:24 to go. AU’s lead remained between 12 and 15 for the next six-plus minutes before an Ashley Yencho transition layup gave the Eagles a 44-28 lead with 4:38 remaining. Leer added a three from straight-away at the 2:17 mark to extend American’s margin to 17, 47-30. American took a 23-point lead, its largest of the game with less than a minute remaining before a late Lafayette free throw set the final margin at 22, 53-31. American held Lafayette to only three points over the final 7:17 of the game. Leer’s 15 points came on an efficient six-of-10 shooting from the floor. Nyanin narrowly missed her firstcareer double-double with an eight-point, 10-rebound effort. Harris led American with four assists, while sophomore Ebony Edwards paced the Eagles with three steals. American held the Leopards to 31 points, which sets an American record for the fewest points allowed since 197879. The previous record was set on February 11, 1987, when AU held Cheyney State to 34 points in a 79-34 victory. Despite only scoring 31 points, Lafayette’s 33.3 percentage from the field (12-36) was only slightly lower than the Eagles’ 35.7 percent (20-56). The Leopards were zero-for-six from three-point range and only seven-of-15 from the free throw line. “I was proud of our defensive effort today,” remarked Head Coach Matt Corkery following the game. “A big key to today’s game is we took 20 more shots than they (Lafayette) did. The percentages weren’t that much different, but we were able to get a lot more shots. The 14 offensive rebounds was huge.” Saturday’s action will also go down in the AU history books as Kirk became the 12th American women’s basketball studentathlete to reach the 1,000-career point plateau. The junior is the first to hit 1,000 career points since Chanel Hunt hit the mark during her career at American from 2001-05.

American (12-7, 5-0) FG-A FT-A Kirk, Michelle 5-10 8-10 Leer, Liz 6-15 3-4 Nyanin, Ohemaa 1-6 0-0 Edwards, Ebony 1-5 1-2 Harris, Raven 5-8 3-3 Yencho, Ashley 1-5 0-0 Strack, Lisa 2-6 0-0 McDonald, Janelle 0-0 0-0 Anya, Stephanie 0-1 0-0 Team Totals 21-56 15-19

Reb 8 4 7 7 3 0 4 0 0 3 36

TP 21 15 2 3 15 3 5 0 0

Holy Cross (5-15, 1-4) FG-A FT-A Lepley, Amy 1-4 0-0 Fremeau, Whitney 3-10 0-0 May, Alyssa 0-2 2-2 McFadden, Briana 6-10 3-3 Ward, Meredith 3-11 3-4 Cushnie, Christy 1-3 0-0 Carper, Tayana 4-13 0-0 Pearson, Jessica 0-0 0-0 Cole, Kaitlin 0-0 0-0 O’Dell, Bethany 1-5 0-0 Team Totals 19-58 7-9

Reb 3 6 5 3 7 1 4 0 0 0 9 38

TP 2 6 2 16 11 3 9 0 0 2

64

51

A Blk 0 1 2 2 2 0 3 0 3 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 13

S Min 1 40 0 29 0 18 0 34 3 38 1 17 0 21 0 0+ 1 3

4

6 200

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

S Min 0 12 2 33 0 26 2 39 0 36 1 9 0 26 0 2 0 2 0 15

15

1

5 200

Halftime: American 35, Holy Cross 26. 3-Point Goals: American 7-24 (Kirk 3-7, Leer 0-2, Edwards 0-4, Harris 2-3, Yencho 1-5, Strack 1-3), Holy Cross 6-22 (Lepley 0-1, Fremeau 0-1, McFadden 2-5, Ward 2-7, Cushnie, 1-2, Carper 1-3, O’Dell 0-3). Turnovers: Holy Cross 13, American 7.

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American (13-7, 6-0) FG-A FT-A Kirk, Michelle 7-16 2-2 Leer, Liz 6-13 4-4 Nyanin, Ohemaa 1-3 0-0 Edwards, Ebony 0-7 0-0 Harris, Raven 1-6 2-2 Yencho, Ashley 0-3 0-0 Strack, Lisa 6-9 2-2 McDonald, Janelle 3-4 0-0 Team Totals 24-61 10-10 Navy (11-10, 3-3) FG-A FT-A Gordon, K.C. 4-8 1-2 Consedine, Cassie 3-16 2-2 Arvin, Chey 1-5 0-0 Pitts, Jasmine 1-2 0-0 Myers, Angela 4-7 4-4 Edwards, Erin 1-1 0-0 Reed, Beth 0-4 0-0 Bowen, Kristin 3-8 1-1 Team Totals 17-51 8-9

Reb 3 6 7 5 1 3 8 3 4 40 Reb 3 5 3 1 8 3 2 3 4 32

TP 17 17 2 0 5 0 15 6 62 TP 10 8 2 3 12 3 0 7 45

A Blk 3 0 2 6 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 14

6

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

2

S Min 1 37 0 24 0 12 0 22 3 34 1 28 2 34 0 9

Lafayette (4-17, 2-5) FG-A FT-A Jordan, Samantha 2-7 2-6 Smith, Amanda 1-3 0-0 Jenkins, Danielle 1-3 0-0 Downey, Melissa 0-4 0-0 Wright, LeKeisha 3-6 3-4 Virgin, Elizabeth 5-8 2-3 Springer, Ashley 0-1 0-0 Jackson, Lauren 0-2 0-2 McGorry, Sarah 0-2 0-0 Team Totals 12-36 7-15

Reb 5 4 0 2 6 6 0 0 2 5 30

TP 6 2 2 0 9 12 0 0 0

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

S Min 0 32 1 17 0 31 1 29 1 30 1 24 0 9 1 16 0 12

31

6

3

5 200

American (14-7, 7-0) FG-A FT-A Kirk, Michelle 3-11 1-2 Leer, Liz 6-10 2-2 Nyanin, Ohemaa 4-9 0-0 Edwards, Ebony 0-5 0-0 Harris, Raven 2-8 3-4 Yencho, Ashley 2-4 2-3 Strack, Lisa 3-8 2-3 McDonald, Janelle 0-1 0-0 Anya, Stephanie 0-0 0-0 Team Totals 20-56 10-14

Reb 5 2 10 6 3 1 5 0 0 2 34

TP 9 15 8 0 7 6 8 0 0

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

S Min 1 35 0 29 1 22 3 23 2 34 1 19 0 30 0 7 0 1

53

9

8 200

7 200 S Min 0 33 0 24 0 32 2 18 2 38 0 16 0 15 0 24 4 200

Halftime: American 31, Navy 23. 3-Point Goals: American 4-12 (Kirk 1-4, Leer 1-2, Edwards 0-2, Harris 1-2, Strack 1-2), Navy 3-13 (Gordon 1-3, Consedine 0-3, Arvin 0-1, Pitts 1-2, Edwards 1-1, Bowen 0-3). Turnovers: Navy 15, American 8.

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Halftime: American 28, Lafayette 18. 3-Point Goals: Lafayette 0-6 (Jordan 0-1, Jenkins 0-2, Downey 0-1, Springer 0-1), American 3-22 (Kirk 2-8, Leer 1-3, Edwards 0-5, Harris 0-1, Yencho 0-1, Strack 0-4). Turnovers: Lafayette 20, American 9.

2010 Patriot League Co-Regular Season Champions


American University Women’s Basketball Game 22 - Feb. 6, 2010 Lehigh 53, American 46 Stabler Arena • Bethlehem, Pa.

Game 23 - Feb. 10, 2010 American 53, Bucknell 49 Sojka Pavilion • Lewisburg, Pa.

Game 24 - Feb. 13, 2010 American 82, Colgate 47 Bender Arena • Washington, D.C.

While Saturday evening will be a night that goes down in American University women’s basketball history as junior Liz Leer broke the school’s career blocked shots record, the Eagles fell 53-46 to defending conference champion Lehigh in a hardfought battle in Bethlehem, Pa. The loss snapped AU’s eight game winning streak, as the Eagles’ suffered their first Patriot League loss of the season. Lehigh (20-3, 7-1 Patriot League) opened up an 8-5 lead in the first five-plus minutes, but American (14-8, 7-1 PL) responded with a 10-0 spurt over the next 2:38 to take a 15-8 advantage. Leer knocked down two three-pointers during the stretch, along with a Stephanie Anya layup and an Ashley Yencho runner in the lane. After a Lehigh bucket, Lisa Strack followed with a three to give AU an 18-10 lead with 9:24 to play in the first half. The Mountain Hawks quickly found their rhythm, running off 11 unanswered points over the next six-plus minutes to take a 21-18 lead. Strack broke American’s scoreless streak with a layup off a Raven Harris pass with 1:48 to go in the opening stanza. Harris would follow by knocking down a deep three-pointer in the final seconds of the half to knot the score at 25 at halftime. After an initial Lehigh basket to begin the second half, American rattled off six straight points on buckets by Strack, Leer and Kirk to take a 31-28 advantage. The Eagles went cold, however, for the next 6:23, allowing Lehigh to run off 11 consecutive points before a Michelle Kirk rebound-and-putback layup trimmed the Lehigh lead to six, 39-33 with 11:10 to go. Lehigh would continue to apply the pressure, eventually opening up an 11-point advantage, 4433. The Eagles did not quit, going on a 9-1 spurt, capped by a Leer three-point play, to trim the deficit to three, 45-42, with 4:52 to play. But that is as close as American would get down the stretch, as Lehigh held on for the 53-46 victory. Leer led the Eagles with a game-high 13 points, and added five rebounds and five blocked shots. The junior now has 154 career blocks, as she passed Kirsten Keller for the program’s all-time mark. Keller had 152 blocked shots in her career at American from 1991-95. Strack chipped in nine points and six rebounds for AU, while Harris had seven points and five assists. Lehigh was paced by Emily Gratch, Erica Prosser and Courtney Dentler, who scored 12, 11, and 10 points, respectively. The victory for the Mountain Hawks is their 30th straight home win, which is the third longest active streak in the country behind Connecticut (55) and Stanford (40). Both teams shot an equal 33.3 percent from the floor with American (19) actually converting more field goals than Lehigh (17). The difference proved to be Lehigh’s advantage at the free-throw line, as the Mountain Hawks were 18-of-24 from the stripe, while AU was only four-of-five in the game. “It boiled down to Lehigh being the more aggressive team. That was evident in them getting to the free throw line almost 20 more times than we did tonight,” commented American Head Coach Matt Corkery. “We had an opportunity with three minutes to go to make it a game, but unfortunately we did not execute in our late game situations.” With Lehigh’s victory, American and the Mountain Hawks now sit in a first-place tie in the Patriot League at 7-1.

The American University women’s basketball team travelled to Lewisburg, Pa., on Wednesday evening, claiming a 53-49 victory over host Bucknell. Junior Liz Leer led the Eagles with 12 first-half points while classmate Michelle Kirk found her rhythm in the second half, exploding for 17 points in the final 20 minutes to lead AU to its ninth victory in its last 10 games. After an initial Bucknell (7-15, 3-6 Patriot League) basket to open the game, American (15-8, 8-1 PL) ran off 12 consecutive points to take a 12-2 lead. Leer had six points during the stretch, which was capped on a beautiful Kirk pass to Stephanie Anya for the layup. The Bison responded with seven straight points to get the margin back to three, 12-9, with 11:15 to play in the first half. Leer would break the Bucknell run with a layup off a pass from Kirk, and it was followed by a Raven Harris steal and coast-to-coast bucket to give the Eagles a 16-9 advantage. AU regained a 10-point lead, 24-14, on an Ohemaa Nyanin rebound and putback layup. The Eagles took a 26-20 halftime lead on the strength of 12 first-half points by Leer. Kirk found her rhythm at the start of the second half, scoring AU’s first five points, including a three-pointer, to give the Eagles a 31-21 advantage. Kirk followed with a transition three-point play off a feed from Lisa Strack to open up a 14-point lead, 36-22, with 18:10 to play. But Bucknell was able to slowly claw its way back into the contest thanks to a prolonged 21-9 run over a 12plus minute span. With only a two-point lead and all the momentum working against AU, Kirk hit a clutch fade-away jumper to extend the advantage back to four with 5:31 to play. A Kirk free throw extended the American advantage to 48-45 with 4:04 remaining, and both offenses went cold over the next three minutes as the score remained the same as the game hit the one minute mark. Kirk was again up to the challenge for the Eagles, hitting an almost identical fadeaway jumper in the lane, this time with the shot clock winding down. The bucket gave the Eagles a 50-45 lead with 55 seconds to play. American sealed the victory at the free throw line, as Harris knocked down a pair on a one-and-one with 24.9 seconds remaining to regain the five point margin. Kirk led the Eagles with 19 points, 17 of which came in the second half. The junior scored eight of AU’s final 10 points in the game. She was eight-of-11 from the free throw line. Leer was also highly effective for the Eagles, as she added 16 points while also grabbing five rebounds and recording three blocks. Nyanin was a force inside for AU, finishing with eight points and eight rebounds. Harris also played a good all-around game for American with six points, four rebounds, three steals and two assists. Bucknell was led by Trisha Krewson’s 18 points. Morgan Wrightson was also in double digits with 11 points off the bench for the Bison. The two squads shot nearly identical clips from the floor, as AU was 20-52 (38.5 percent) compared to 19-52 (36.5 percent) for Bucknell. American turned the ball over only nine times while forcing 20 Bucknell giveaways, although the Bison held a 42-27 advantage in rebounding. “I was proud of the way we stepped up and made plays late in the game on both ends of the floor,” said American Head Coach Matt Corkery. “We hit some big free throws down the stretch and got some critical stops defensively when we needed them. The rebounding differential was disappointing, but that’s a credit to Bucknell. They are a physical team and really played well.”

Junior Liz Leer scored a career-best 27 points and added eight rebounds, five assists and two blocks en route to an 82-47 victory for the American University women’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon at Bender Arena. With the victory, the Eagles move to 9-1 in the Patriot League and have now won 10 of 11 games. American (16-8, 9-1 Patriot League) led the entire game following Ohemaa Nyanin’s initial bucket 13 seconds into the game. Colgate (9-15, 4-6 PL) hung tough the first few minutes, as a Sami Kozlowski three-pointer cut its deficit to 8-7 three minutes in. But the Eagles took control from that point forward, running off eight straight points over 2:36 to take a 16-7 advantage. Leer accounted for all eight points during the stretch on three consecutive made field goals, including a three-pointer. American followed with another 8-0 run to extend its lead to 14, 27-13, with 9:03 remaining in the opening half. The margin remained between 10 and 15 for the remainder of the half, as the Eagles took a 38-26 advantage into halftime on the strength of 18 Leer first-half points. In the second half, Leer continued exactly where she left off prior to intermission, knocking down an opening three to extend AU’s lead to 15. The Eagles eventually opened up a 20-point advantage, 49-29, on another Leer trifecta with 12:47 remaining. The lead expanded to 26, 60-36, on a Michelle Kirk layup with 9:19 to go, and eventually became 30, 70-40, on a Nyanin jumper with 3:47 to play. The final margin ended up at 82-47 in favor of AU, marking the Eagles’ first 30-point win since January 19, 2 008, when AU won at Colgate, 88-58. Leer scored a career-high 27 points for American on an efficient 9-15 from the floor, including 4-5 from three-point range. She was also 5-6 from the free throw line, and added team-highs with eight rebounds, five assists and two blocks. “She really played well, knocked down open shots,” remarked Head Coach Matt Corkery in talking about Leer’s performance. “She’s got a little of versatility in the ways she can score. When she’s shooting the three...that’s pretty dangerous because you can also post her. I’m very proud of the way Liz played but also proud of our team as far as how they got her the ball.” Kirk, the Patriot League leading scorer at 18.5 ppg, and Lisa Strack each chipped in 14, while Nyanin had 10 points. Raven Harris also had eight points along with four steals, four assists and three rebounds, while Ebony Edwards picked up five steals for the Eagles. American shot an impressive 54.2 percent from the floor (27-52), which led to a season-high 82 points. Addtionally, the Eagles were 8-17 from three-point range (47.1 percent). Colgate only shot 28.3 percent in the game (15-53). The 1,291 fans at Saturday’s game set a new women’s basketball attendance record in Bender Arena. The previous mark was 1,177, which was set on last season on February 7. Additionally, the contest was part of a special day of events, including National Girls and Women in Sports Day; Pink Zone, the WBCA’s breast cancer initiative; and Phil Bender. In honor of the day, members from each of AU’s women’s teams conducted a youth clinic following the game.

American (14-8, 7-1) FG-A FT-A Kirk, Michelle 3-9 0-0 Leer, Liz 5-12 1-1 Nyanin, Ohemaa 1-2 0-0 Strack, Lisa 4-9 0-0 Harris, Raven 3-13 0-0 Edwards, Ebony 1-5 0-0 Yencho, Ashley 1-4 2-2 McDonald, Janelle 0-0 0-0 Anya, Stephanie 1-3 1-2 Team Totals 19-57 4-5 Lehigh (20-3, 7-1) FG-A FT-A Dentler, Courtney 4-11 1-2 Williams, Alexa 2-8 2-2 Prosser, Erica 3-11 5-9 Smith, Tricia 2-2 2-2 Ross, Alex 2-8 0-0 Ingalls, Ryan 0-2 0-0 Gratch, Emily 4-8 4-7 Dalton, Kristen 0-1 2-2 Team Totals 17-51 16-24

Reb 3 5 6 6 1 5 2 0 5 8 41 Reb 2 5 2 7 4 2 6 1 7 36

TP 6 13 2 9 7 2 4 0 3 46 TP 10 6 11 6 6 0 12 2 53

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

8

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

2

S Min 0 37 0 33 0 21 2 28 0 31 1 16 0 15 0 4 2 15 5 200 S Min 0 25 0 17 3 36 2 31 0 35 0 12 1 25 1 19 7 200

Halftime: American 25, Lehigh 25. 3-Point Goals: American 4-22 (Kirk 0-4, Leer 2-7, Strack 1-4, Harris 1-4, Edwards 0-1, Yencho 0-2), Lehigh 3-13 (Dentler 1-1, Prosser 0-5, Ross 2-6, Ingalls 0-1). Turnovers: American 20, Lehigh 13.

19

American (15-8, 8-1) FG-A FT-A Kirk, Michelle 5-13 8-11 Leer, Liz 7-16 2-3 Nyanin, Ohemaa 4-8 0-1 Strack, Lisa 1-3 0-0 Harris, Raven 2-6 2-2 Edwards, Ebony 0-4 0-0 Yencho, Ashley 0-0 0-0 Anya, Stephanie 1-2 0-0 Team Totals 20-52 12-17 Bucknell (7-15, 3-6) FG-A FT-A Mgbada, Felicia 0-2 0-0 Novacek, Joyce 2-3 1-2 Higham, Cosima 4-7 1-2 Voss, Rachel 1-10 0-0 Krewson, Tricia 7-15 1-1 Dunn, Alyssa 0-2 0-0 Wrightson, Morgan 4-9 2-3 Chukwuedo, Christina 0-0 0-0 Horbatuck, Lindsay 1-4 2-2 Team Totals 19-52 7-10

Reb 2 5 8 1 4 2 3 1 1 27 Reb 2 9 5 2 4 0 2 1 10 7 42

TP 19 16 8 2 6 0 0 2

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

S Min 2 35 1 37 1 28 1 22 3 31 1 22 0 13 0 12

53

9

9 200

TP 0 5 9 2 18 0 11 0 4 49

7

A Blk 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 2 13

4

S Min 0 12 0 30 0 15 0 36 1 40 0 4 1 23 0 5 3 35

Colgate (9-15, 4-6) Garman, Katie Moser, Krista Havenstein, Holly Green, Candice Kozlowski, Sami Lynch, Lhazmine Wejnert, Tayler Durkett, Kaleigh Korkowski, Kelly Ward, Rebekah Brim, Kendra Librizzi, Evan Oakes, Tricia Team Totals

FG-A FT-A 0-1 3-4 4-12 7-10 1-3 0-0 0-3 0-0 3-6 0-1 1-5 0-1 1-8 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 1-2 0-0 3-10 2-4

TP 3 15 2 0 7 2 4 0 0 0 3 3 8

15-53 13-22

Reb 1 10 0 2 1 3 0 1 1 0 4 0 4 7 34

American (16-8, 9-1) FG-A FT-A Kirk, Michelle 4-10 4-4 Leer, Liz 9-15 5-6 Nyanin, Ohemaa 4-6 2-2 Strack, Lisa 6-8 1-1 Harris, Raven 3-6 2-2 Edwards, Ebony 0-1 2-2 Yencho, Ashley 1-3 1-2 McDonald, Janelle 0-1 1-2 Anya, Stephanie 0-2 2-2 Team Totals 27-52 20-23

Reb 3 8 5 4 3 1 1 2 5 4 36

TP 14 27 10 14 8 2 4 1 2

47

82

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

S Min 0 21 2 27 0 13 0 22 0 33 1 18 2 17 0 7 0 6 0 4 0 9 0 4 1 19

2

6 200

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

S Min 0 31 0 30 1 24 2 27 4 34 5 25 1 11 1 8 0 10

19

2 14 200

5 200

Halftime: American 26, Bucknell 20. 3-Point Goals: American 1-10 (Kirk 1-6, Strack 0-1, Harris 0-2, Edwards 0-1), Bucknell 4-10 (Voss 0-3, Krewson 3-5, Dunn 0-1, Wrightson 1-1). Turnovers: Bucknell 13, American 9.

Halftime: American 38, Colgate 26. 3-Point Goals: Colgate 4-11 (Garman 0-1, Green 0-1, Kozlowski 1-1, Wejnart 1-5, Brim 1-1, Librizzi 1-2), American 8-17 (Kirk 2-5, Leer 4-5, Strack 1-2, Harris 0-1, Edwards 0-1, Yencho 1-3). Turnovers: Colgate 20, American 12.

2010 Patriot League Co-Regular Season Champions


American University Women’s Basketball Game 25 - Feb. 17, 2010 American 56, Army 42 Christl Arena • West Point, N.Y.

Game 26 - Feb. 20, 2010 American 70, Holy Cross 61 Bender Arena • Washington, D.C.

Game 27 - Feb. 24, 2010 American 66, Navy 38 Bender Arena • Washington, D.C.

Michelle Kirk scored 15 points and Lisa Strack added 14 in leading the American University women’s basketball team to a 56-42 victory at Army on Wednesday night in West Point, N.Y. The Eagles’ defense was key in the win, holding the Black Knights to an 11.1 percent clip from three-point range. Strack had her way early on for American (17-8, 10-1 Patriot League), scoring 10 of the team’s first 12 points. Her final bucket during the stretch, a three-pointer, gave the Eagles a 12-7 advantage with 14:21 to play in the opening half. Army (10-15, 4-7 PL) came back to knot the score at 14, which would end up being the last time the game was tied. A 6-0 American run, capped on a beautiful pass from Raven Harris to Ashley Yencho for the transition layup, extended its advantage to 24-17 with 4:29 to go in the half. After Army responded, the Eagles scored the final five points of the half to take 29-20 lead into halftime. Strack led AU with 12 points at intermission on 5-7 shooting from the floor. American came out firing to begin the second half, scoring the first 10 points to open up a 39-20 lead. Ebony Edwards finished the run with a three-pointer from straight-away. The Black Knights finally scored their first bucket 5:44 into the half, and ended up running off nine more points in a row to trim AU’s lead to eight, 39-31, with 10:28 to go. With all the momentum working in Army’s favor, Strack responded with a key layup, and then Kirk, the five-time Patriot League Player of the Week this season, took over. She knocked down four consecutive buckets, the final of which gave the Eagles a 49-35 lead with 6:03 to go and put the game virtually out of reach. The Black Knights were unable to mount any kind of charge in the final minutes, as American came away with the convincing 56-42 road victory. Kirk led AU with 15 points, 11 of which came in the second half, while Strack chipped in 14 in 6-11 shooting from the field. Ohemaa Nyanin recorded a game-high 11 rebounds for the Eagles, while Kirk had seven and Liz Leer grabbed six. Harris also had a productive effort with seven points, three rebounds and three steals. Army was led by Erin Anthony’s game-high 18 points on eight-of-15 from the floor. She also had seven rebounds in the loss. AU dominated the rebounding battle, holding a 43-27 margin over Army, which included a 20-9 advantage on the offensive glass. American’s three-point defense was also highly effective in holding the Black Knights to an 11.1 percent clip (2-18) from beyond-the-arc. “A big key to the game for us was offensive rebounding,” said Head Coach Matt Corkery. “We did a nice job on the glass and created extra scoring opportunities on second shots. We also had good play from our bench in the first half. Army is a quality team and [Head Coach] Dave [Magarity] does a great job. Anytime you can walk away from here with a win, you are excited about it.”

The American University women’s basketball team used a late 10-0 run to pull away from Holy Cross and register a 70-61 victory on Saturday afternoon at Bender Arena. Michelle Kirk and Lisa Strack led the Eagles with 17 points apiece in the win. American (18-8, 11-1 Patriot League) began strong, as Liz Leer and Strack knocked down back-to-back three-pointers to give the Eagles a 10-4 lead with 16:16 to go in the first half. Holy Cross (8-19, 4-8 PL) was quickly able to settle down and the rest of the first half turned into a defensive battle.The margin would remain tight throughout the rest of the half, although the Eagles took a two-point lead, 23-21. Both offenses picked up the pace at the start of the second half as the game remained tight over the first few minutes. With AU leading 35-34 at the 14:37 mark, Strack scored back-to-back buckets, the latter a three-pointer, to extend American’s advantage to 40-34. Kirk followed it up with a three to cap an 8-0 run, giving the Eagles a 43-34 lead with 12:37 to go. American extend its margin to 10, 46-36, on a three-point play by Strack, although the Crusaders refused to go away easily. A 9-2 Holy Cross spurt cut American’s lead to two, 52-50, with 6:58 to play. Over the next five minutes, AU’s lead remained between one and four points. With the Eagles leading 60-59 with less than two minutes to go, Strack knocked down the biggest shot of the ballgame, a three from the corner to open up a four-point margin, 63-59, with 1:20 remaining. After a Holy Cross turnover, Raven Harris hit a pair of free throws to give AU a 65-59 lead with 1:05 on the clock. Edwards then came up with a game-clinching steal, which was followed by two more successful Harris free throws to open up a 67-59 advantage with 45 seconds to go. Strack and Kirk each added a free throw to cap the 10-0 AU run over a 1:16 span, and the Eagles end up winning by a 70-61 final score. Strack’s 17 points set a new career-high, which came on 6-10 shooting from the floor. She added five rebounds, two assists and two steals, while Kirk grabbed four rebounds along with her 17 points. Leer chipped in 11 points for AU on 6-10 shooting, along with seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals. Edwards had nine points, three rebounds and three assists while Harris recorded eight points, six assists and three rebounds. Holy Cross had four double-digit scorers, led by Amy Lepley’s 15 points. Briana McFadden had 12, while Bethany O’Dell and Tayana Carper each recorded 11 points. American (46.0 percent) and Holy Cross (45.3 percent) shot nearly identical clips from the field with both teams shooting over 55 percent in the second half after struggling in the opening 20 minutes. The Eagles held advantages from three-point range and the free-throw line, shooting 41.2 percent (7-17) and 70.8 percent (17-24), respectively. With the win, the Eagles are now 11-1 in Patriot League play, which matches a program record for most conference wins in a single-season.

Junior Michelle Kirk scored a game-high 21 points and classmate Liz Leer added 14 in leading the American University women’s basketball team to a convincing 66-38 victory over Navy on Wednesday evening at Bender Arena. The win marked the Eagles’ 12th Patriot League triumph, which sets a new program record for most single-season conference wins. Navy (15-13, 7-6 Patriot League) jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead but American (19-8, 12-1 PL) responded with five straight points on an Ohemaa Nyanin bucket and a three from Kirk to take a 5-4 advantage. After a Navy three-pointer, the Eagles rolled off 14 unanswered points over a 7:04 span to jump out to a 19-7 lead. Kirk and Leer accounted for all but one point during the stretch, which included two Kirk three’s. The Midshipmen cut its deficit to as little as six points, 26-20, with 1:41 to play in the first half before an Ashley Yencho three sent AU to the locker room with a 29-20 advantage. A Leer threepointer early in the second half gave the Eagles a double-digit lead, 35-23, one they maintained throughout the rest of the game. American put the game virtually out of reach with a 9-0 run to take a 48-26 lead at the 12:38 mark. The advantage was extended to 25, 53-28, on another Yencho three midway through the half. The Eagles maintained their comfortable margin over the final 10 minutes, winning by a final score of 66-38. Kirk’s 21 points came on an efficient 8-13 shooting from the floor, including 4-9 from three-point range. She also grabbed eight rebounds. Leer added 14 on six-ofnine from the field, while recording a game-high nine rebounds. Yencho was also in double-figures for AU with 11 points, which includes 3-4 from three-point range. The sophomore duo of Ebony Edwards and Lisa Strack had solid all-around games for the Eagles, registering a combined 11 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and four steals. Navy was led by Cassie Consedine’s nine points, as the Midshipmen failed to record a doubledigit scorer. The Eagles outrebounded Navy, 3924, and held a 13-7 advantage on the offensive glass. AU held Navy to only 32.0 percent shooting in the game while recording an 8-19 clip (42.1 percent) from three-point range. “...I thought we did a good job finding the open player, moving the ball, sharing the ball,” said American Head Coach Matt Corkery in his postgame press conference. “I think that is a characteristic of our team. It has been all year. [We’re] an unselfish team, we don’t have any problem giving the ball up and finding the open player. It’s fun to coach a team like that.” With the win, the Eagles earned their recordbreaking 12th conference victory of the season. The 11-win mark was reached three prior times in school history (1997, 1998 and 2008).

American (17-8, 10-1) FG-A FT-A Kirk, Michelle 6-18 3-3 Leer, Liz 2-6 0-0 Nyanin, Ohemaa 1-6 0-0 Strack, Lisa 6-11 1-2 Harris, Raven 3-9 0-0 Edwards, Ebony 1-1 1-2 Yencho, Ashley 2-5 2-2 McDonald, Janelle 1-1 0-0 Anya, Stephanie 1-1 0-1 Team Totals 23-58 7-10

Reb 7 6 11 4 3 1 0 1 4 6 43

TP 15 4 2 14 7 4 6 2 2

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

S Min 0 35 1 25 0 16 0 31 3 33 1 22 1 14 0 5 0 19

56

7

5

6 200

Army (10-15, 4-7) FG-A FT-A Grapevine, Alison 1-2 1-2 Anthony, Erin 8-15 2-2 Hawkins, Nalini 0-2 1-2 Coiffard, Jessie 0-4 0-0 Yardley, Molly 2-8 1-2 Doucette, Meagan 0-2 0-0 Benedict, Liz 0-1 0-0 Goodall, Kait 0-0 0-0 Jankowski, Erin 1-2 0-0 Baranek, Laura 3-7 1-2 Burdick, Laura 1-1 2-2 Team Totals 16-44 8-12

Reb 1 7 2 4 3 0 0 3 0 4 1 2 27

TP 3 18 1 0 6 0 0 0 2 8 4

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

S Min 1 14 0 38 1 29 0 19 0 28 0 11 0 10 0 9 0 10 0 21 0 11

42

7

2 200

4

Halftime: American 29, Army 20. 3-Point Goals: American 3-12 (Kirk 0-4, Leer 0-1, Strack 1-2, Harris 1-1, Edwards 1-1, Yencho 0-3), Army 2-18 (Anthony 0-1, Hawkins 0-2, Coiffard 0-3, Yardley 1-6, Benedict 0-1, Jankowski 0-1, Baranek 1-4). Turnovers: American 13, Army 13.

20

Holy Cross (9-19, 4-9) FG-A FT-A Reb Pearson, Jessica 0-1 0-2 2 McFadden, Briana 5-11 2-2 6 Lepley, Amy 6-10 2-2 4 Fremeau, Whitney 4-10 0-1 2 O’Dell, Bethany 4-10 1-2 3 Cushnie, Christy 0-0 0-0 0 May, Alyssa 0-0 1-2 3 Carper, Tayana 4-7 2-2 2 Ward, Meredith 1-4 0-0 2 Cole, Kaitlin 0-0 0-0 1 Team 4 Totals 24-53 8-13 29

TP 0 12 15 9 11 0 1 11 2 0

American (18-8, 11-1) FG-A FT-A Nyanin, Ohemaa 1-5 0-0 Kirk, Michelle 5-12 5-8 Strack, Lisa 6-10 2-5 Leer, Liz 5-9 0-0 Harris, Raven 1-4 6-6 Edwards, Ebony 2-3 4-5 Yencho, Ashley 2-5 0-0 McDonald, Janelle 1-1 0-0 Anya, Stephanie 0-1 0-0 Team Totals 23-50 17-24

TP 2 17 17 11 8 9 4 2 0

Reb 1 4 5 7 3 3 0 1 2 3 29

61

70

A Blk 2 0 3 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 4 0 0 0 16

S Min 0 16 1 34 2 28 1 31 1 24 0 6 0 16 1 16 2 24 0 5

4

8 200

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

S Min 0 10 0 38 2 33 2 36 0 28 1 26 0 15 0 9 0 5

15

4

5 200

Halftime: American 47, Holy Cross 40. 3-Point Goals: Holy Cross 5-17 (McFadden 0-3, Lepley 1-5, Fremeau 1-1, O’Dell 2-6, Carper 1-1, Ward 0-1) American 7-17 (Kirk 2-6, Leer 1-2, Strack 3-4, Harris 0-1, Edwards 1-2, Yencho 0-2), .Turnovers: American 12, Holy Cross 10.

Navy (15-13, 7-6) FG-A FT-A Matheny, Megan 0-2 0-0 Arvin, Chey 1-2 0-0 Consedine, Cassie 4-10 0-0 Gordon, K.C. 3-8 1-2 Myers, Angela 2-5 1-2 Edwards, Erin 3-3 0-0 Pitts, Jasmine 1-6 0-0 Henderson, Destini 0-3 0-0 Reed, Beth 1-1 0-0 Bowen, Kristin 1-7 0-0 Altschul, Kelly 0-3 0-0 Team Totals 16-50 2-4

Reb 1 0 4 2 5 1 0 3 0 3 0 5 24

TP 0 2 9 8 5 6 3 0 3 2 0 38

9

0

6 200

American (19-8, 12-1) FG-A FT-A Nyanin, Ohemaa 1-4 1-2 Kirk, Michelle 8-13 1-1 Strack, Lisa 2-10 1-2 Leer, Liz 6-9 1-1 Harris, Raven 0-7 0-0 Edwards, Ebony 3-5 0-0 Yencho, Ashley 4-6 0-0 McDonald, Janelle 1-3 0-0 Anya, Stephanie 2-3 0-0 Team Totals 27-60 4-6

Reb 4 8 4 9 1 6 4 0 0 3 39

TP 3 21 5 14 0 6 11 2 4

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

S Min 0 15 1 31 1 27 1 29 2 27 3 24 1 27 0 14 0 6

66

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

15

7

S Min 0 12 0 16 0 19 0 24 2 32 1 25 1 19 0 7 0 15 0 22 2 9

9 200

Halftime: American 29, Navy 20. 3-Point Goals: Navy 4-14 (Consedine 1-3, Gordon 1-3, Myers 0-1, Pitts 1-2, Reed 1-1, Bowen 0-4), American 8-19 (Kirk 4-9, Strack 0-2, Leer 1-1, Harris 0-1, Edwards 0-2, Yencho 3-4). Turnovers: Navy 15, American 13.

2010 Patriot League Co-Regular Season Champions


American University Women’s Basketball Game 28 - Feb. 27, 2010 American 68, Lafayette 47 Kirby Sports Center • Easton, Pa.

Game 29 - Mar. 6, 2010 • PL Quarters American 77, American 49 Hart Center • Worcester, Mass.

A career-high 21 points from sophomore Raven Harris coupled with a convincing second-half performance lead the American University women’s basketball team to a 68-47 victory at Lafayette on Saturday afternoon in the regular season finale. With the win, the Eagles finish Patriot League play with their best-ever conference record of 13-1 and earn a share of the regular season title with Lehigh. American (20-8, 13-1 Patriot League) jumped out to an 8-4 lead on back-to-back three-pointers by sophomore Lisa Strack and junior Liz Leer before Lafayette (6-22, 4-10 PL) responded with an 11-0 run to take a 15-8 advantage with 13:03 to play in the first half. Harris and junior Michelle Kirk each knocked down a pair of free throws to trim the Lafayette lead to 15-12. Throughout the majority of the opening period, the Leopards maintained a lead between three and six points, although late in the half, the Eagles finally found their rhythm on the offensive end. Sophomore Ebony Edwards knocked down a three to cut the deficit to two, and Harris hit a long-range jumper at the buzzer to give AU a 30-29 halftime lead. The momentum from the end of the first half carried over to the start of the second stanza as Kirk scored back-to-back buckets to give the Eagles a 34-29 advantage. Lafayette rallied to tie the score at 34 before a Harris spinning runner in the lane followed by an Edwards three extended AU’s margin back to five, 39-34 with 12:49 to play. AU continued to apply the pressure as the half went along, as a Kirk three from the wing opened the Eagles’ advantage to nine, 4536, with 10:10 to go. Later, an Edwards free throw gave American a 10-point lead, 52-42, its first double-digit margin of the afternoon. American began to wear down the Lafayette defense as the second half rolled along, as Strack converted a back-breaking three-point play to give AU a 57-44 advantage with 3:57 remaining. Harris added her own three-point play to push the margin to 17, 62-45, and the Eagles cruised down the stretch to a 68-47 victory after outscoring Lafayette, 38-18, in the second half. In fact, after the game was tied at 34 with 15:54 to play, American held a 34-13 advantage over the Leopards for the remainder of play. Harris scored a game-high 21 points, which sets a new career high. She was 12-15 from the foul line, and added a careerbest six steals. Strack and Edwards each contributed 13 points for AU, while the Patriot League leading scorer Kirk added 10 points and seven rebounds. “We made some nice adjustments coming out of the half and picked up our defensive energy,” commented American Head Coach Matt Corkery. “I felt that we were aggressive on the offensive end and that showed up in our ability to get to the foul line. Our sophomore class stepped up big with Raven, Ebony and Lisa all scoring in double figures. It was a quality win to end the regular season.” The win is the Eagles’ 20th of the season, only the fourth time in program they have reached the 20-win plateau. AU also recorded 20 victories in 1985-86 and 1986-87, and set an all-time program record with a 23-7 mark in 1997-98. AU’s 13-1 conference record is the best ever in program history. Kirk has now scored 507 points this season, only the fourth Eagle to reach the 500-point mark in a campaign. The single-season scoring record is 534, set by Beth Shearer in 1987-88. The junior also moved into eighth on American’s career scoring list today with 1,110 points, passing Jacqui Frazier, who recorded 1,106 points from 1979-83. Additionally, with one blocked shot today, Leer has registered 62 blocks this season, tying her own school record, which she set last year. Leer is also the career blocks record-holder with 164 in her three years at American.

Michelle Kirk scored a game-high 18 points and Liz Leer chipped in 15 as the American University women’s basketball team defeated Lafayette, 77-49, in the Patriot League Tournament Quarterfinals on Saturday. The second-seeded Eagles will play #3 Navy in the semifinals on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Holy Cross’ Hart Center in Worcester, Mass. American (21-8, 13-1 Patriot League) came out firing on all cylinders with opening buckets by Leer, Ohemaa Nyanin and Leer again to take a quick 6-0 lead. After a Raven Harris runner in the lane, Kirk then found her range, knocking down three consecutive three-point jumpers to give AU a 17-6 lead with 14:36 to play in the first half. The Eagles continued to apply the pressure, adding onto Kirk’s hot hand with a 9-0 run to take a commanding 26-8 advantage with 10:44 remaining. Leer, Nyanin and Lisa Strack knocked down baskets during the stretch. Seventh-seeded Lafayette (6-23, 4-10 PL) cut the deficit to 15 before another Kirk three extended the AU advantage back to 18, 3315. Leer followed it up with a basket to push the Eagles lead to 35-15, forcing the Leopards into a second early timeout. The Eagles took a 4222 lead into halftime on the strength of 16 Kirk points. She was a perfect 5-5 from the floor in the half, including four-of-four from beyond-thearc. The two squads played even basketball for the first 10 minutes of the second half before the Eagles eventually opened up a 25-point advantage, 61-36, with 8:14 to go on a layup by Strack. AU took its largest lead of the game, 70-41, with four minutes remaining on a Harris free throw, and coasted down the stretch to a 77-49 victory. Kirk’s 18-point effort was highly efficient, as it came on only seven total shot attempts from the floor. She finished the game 4-5 from three-point range. The Patriot League Player of the Year has now scored 519 points this season, moving her into third on AU’s single-season scoring list, only 15 points shy of the program record. Leer recorded 15 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots, while Strack added 14 points, five rebounds and five assists. Harris was also in double-figures for the Eagles with 12 points, while adding four rebounds, three assists and three steals. Additionally, Nyanin grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds for AU. Lafayette was led by Lauren Jackson, who scored a team-high 10 points off the bench. American shot 49.1 percent from the field (27-55) while holding Lafayette to 39.1 percent shooting (18-46). The Eagles held a 38-24 advantage on the glass. “We had a great energy level to begin the game. That was great to see,” said American Head Coach Matt Corkery. “Our bench played really well. They came in and gave us a really good spark. No matter who was in the game, I thought we played consistent basketball.” Today’s win is American’s 21st of the season, which is the second most in program history. The Eagles recorded a 23-7 mark in the 1997-98 campaign, and have accumulated 20 wins two other times in school history.

American (20-8, 13-1) FG-A FT-A Kirk, Michelle 3-9 3-5 Leer, Liz 3-7 0-0 Nyanin, Ohemaa 1-4 0-2 Strack, Lisa 4-10 4-5 Harris, Raven 4-5 12-15 Edwards, Ebony 4-9 3-4 Yencho, Ashley 1-3 0-0 McDonald, Janelle 0-0 0-0 Anya, Stephanie 0-0 0-0 Team Totals 20-47 22-31

Reb 7 5 9 2 3 5 1 0 0 6 38

TP 10 7 2 13 21 13 2 0 0

Lafayette (6-22, 4-10) FG-A FT-A Jenkins, Danielle 2-4 0-0 Smith, Amanda 0-2 0-0 Niquette, Brooke 0-1 0-0 Downey, Melissa 2-4 4-6 Leone, Amanda 1-3 2-2 Virgin, Elizabeth 1-4 0-0 Springer, Ashley 1-2 0-0 Jordan, Samantha 0-1 0-0 Wright, LeKeisha 7-13 1-5 Manning, Alicia 3-7 0-0 McGorry, Sarah 2-5 0-0 Team Totals 19-46 7-13

Reb 1 7 0 0 0 4 0 0 5 0 7 2 26

TP 4 0 0 10 4 2 2 0 15 6 4

68

47

A Blk 1 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 11

S Min 1 32 0 26 0 21 0 36 6 38 1 31 0 11 0 1 0 4

4

8 200

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

S Min 0 9 0 24 1 6 2 21 0 23 0 16 0 16 0 7 0 33 0 18 1 27

13

1

4 200

Halftime: American 30, Lafayette 29. 3-Point Goals: American 6-16 (Kirk 1-4, Leer 1-1, Strack 1-3, Harris 1-1, Edwards 2-5, Yencho 0-2), Lafayette 2-7 (Jenkins 0-1, Downey 2-3, Manning 0-3). Turnovers: American 14, Lafayette 14.

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Lafayette (6-23) FG-A FT-A Virgin, Elizabeth 3-9 1-3 Wright, LeKeisha 3-7 0-2 McGorry, Sarah 1-5 4-4 Downey, Melissa 1-3 2-2 Leone, Amanda 0-0 0-0 Jenkins, Danielle 3-6 2-3 Springer, Ashley 1-1 0-0 Jordan, Samantha 0-3 0-0 Smith, Amanda 2-5 1-2 Manning, Alicia 0-0 0-0 Jackson, Lauren 4-7 0-0 Niquette, Brooke 0-0 0-0 Team Totals 18-46 10-16 American (21-8) FG-A FT-A Kirk, Michelle 6-7 2-2 Leer, Liz 6-11 2-2 Nyanin, Ohemaa 3-7 0-0 Strack, Lisa 4-9 5-7 Harris, Raven 5-9 1-1 Edwards, Ebony 1-4 1-2 Yencho, Ashley 1-5 4-6 McDonald, Janelle 0-2 0-0 Anya, Stephanie 1-1 1-3 Team Totals 27-55 16-23

Reb 2 4 4 1 0 1 3 0 3 2 2 0 4 24 Reb 1 7 10 5 4 2 1 1 4 3 38

TP 7 7 6 4 0 8 2 0 5 0 10 0 49 TP 18 15 6 14 12 3 6 0 3 77

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

0

A Blk 1 0 3 2 0 1 5 0 3 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 17

5

S Min 1 28 1 27 1 21 1 30 0 11 0 13 0 10 0 14 0 15 0 2 1 27 0 2 5 200 S Min 0 23 0 27 1 21 2 34 3 26 1 21 1 27 0 5 0 16 8 200

Halftime: American 42, Lafayette 22. 3-Point Goals: Lafayette 3-7 (Wright 1-2, Downey 0-1, Jackson 2-4), American 7-18 (Kirk 4-5, Leer 1-3, Strack 1-4, Harris 1-2, Edwards 0-2, Yencho 0-2). Turnovers: Lafayette 22, Lafayette 16.

Game 30 - Mar. 7, 2010 • PL Semis American 72, Navy 47 Hart Center • Worcester, Mass. The American University women’s basketball team held Navy without a field goal for a 13:10 stretch during the second half, allowing the Eagles to pull away and finish off the Midshipmen, 72-47, in the Patriot League Tournament Semifinals Sunday afternoon at the Hart Center in Worcester, Mass. With the win, second-seeded American will face top-seed Lehigh in the PL Championship Game on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Lehigh’s Stabler Arena. The contest will be broadcast to a live nationwide audience on CBS College Sports Network. The first few minutes of action were back-and-forth until Liz Leer scored eight straight points for American (22-8, 13-1 PL) to give the Eagles a 14-9 lead at the 11:28 mark. She knocked down a pair of three-pointers during the stretch, and added a turnaround jumper in the lane. An Ebony Edwards three kept AU’s advantage at five, 19-14, midway through the half. Leading 21-18 with seven minutes to go, the Eagles put together a 6-0 spurt on a Michelle Kirk layup and a Raven Harris free throw and threepointer from the corner, which extended the advantage to nine, 27-18. But third-seeded Navy (17-14, 8-6 PL) fought back with a 10-2 run to get within one of the Eagles. A beautiful backdoor pass from Leer to Lisa Strack for the layup, however, brought the AU lead back to three late in the half. After a defensive stop with time winding down in the opening 20 minutes, Harris drove the ball coast-to-coast to beat the halftime buzzer to give AU a 33-28 lead at intermission. Leer began the second-half scoring with a turnaround jumper on the opening possession, and later, four straight Strack free throws gave the Eagles a 39-30 lead. After a Navy bucket, a Leer three-pointer followed by a Kirk driving layup extended the advantage to 12, 44-32, with 16:06 to play. A slashing Kirk bucket plus the foul extended AU’s lead to 48-34 at the 11:17 mark. The Eagles put the game out of reach with a 7-0 run, capped on an Edwards driving left-handed layup, to take a 57-35 advantage with 6:38 remaining. The Eagles continued to apply the pressure late in the game, as a Leer three from straight-away extended the lead to 25, 66-41, with 3:26 to play. Strack added a pair of free throws to give AU a 27-point advantage, its largest of the game, and the Eagles cruised to the final buzzer with a 72-47 victory. AU outscored Navy by a 39-19 margin in the second half, holding the Midshipmen to 19.4 percent (6-31) shooting over the 20-minute span, including 1-10 from three-point range. On the flip side, the Eagles shot a blazing 63.2 percent (12-19) from the floor in the second half. “We put a string of positive possessions together offensively...and at the same time we were getting stops,” commented American Head Coach Matt Corkery in reference to AU’s strong play in the second half. “We put it together at both ends, and fortunately, were able to get separation. I thought we did a better job on [Navy guard Angela] Myers in the second half, keeping her out of the lane. She is such a great player, a great playmaker, and I thought we stepped up our defensive energy on her, which was a big key.” For the second straight game, the Eagles had four players in double figures. Leer led AU with 18 points and eight rebounds, and was a perfect 4-4 from three-point range. Harris finished with 15 points and a career-best six rebounds, while Strack added 14 points and three rebounds. Kirk, the Patriot League Player of the Year, registered 11 points and has now scored 536 points in 2009-10, which breaks the program record for most singleseason points. The previous mark was 534, set by Beth Shearer in the 1987-88 campaign. Navy’s Cassie Consedine recorded a game-high 20 points for the Midshipmen. American’s 25-point win goes in the Patriot League record books as the largest margin of victory in a semifinal game in Patriot League Tournament history. The previous record was 23, which was set on two previous occasions, including in 2007 when AU defeated Colgate, 68-45. AU now moves into the Patriot League Championship Game, which will be played next Saturday, March 13 at 6 p.m. at Lehigh in Bethlehem, Pa. The game will be broadcast live on CBS College Sports Network. The Eagles have reached the PL finals on two previous occasions (2004 and 2007), but came up short in both instances. Navy (17-14) FG-A FT-A Gordon, KC 3-8 2-4 Consedine, Cassie 7-14 4-5 Matheny, Megan 0-3 0-0 Arvin, Chey 0-1 0-2 Myers, Angela 4-13 3-4 Edwards, Erin 0-0 0-0 Pitts, Jasmine 1-8 0-0 Reed, Beth 0-3 2-2 Bowen, Kristin 1-8 0-0 Team Totals 16-58 11-17

Reb 6 8 2 0 5 0 2 3 2 1 29

TP 9 20 0 0 11 0 2 2 3

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

47

7

1

2 200

American (22-8) FG-A FT-A Kirk, Michelle 5-10 1-1 Leer, Liz 7-12 0-0 Nyanin, Ohemaa 2-3 0-0 Strack, Lisa 4-9 6-6 Harris, Raven 4-8 6-8 Edwards, Ebony 2-4 0-0 Yencho, Ashley 1-2 3-4 McDonald, Janelle 0-1 0-0 Anya, Stephanie 0-1 0-0 Team Totals 25-50 16-19

Reb 3 8 8 5 6 3 4 0 1 1 39

TP 11 18 4 14 15 5 5 0 0

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

S Min 0 35 0 32 0 20 0 33 2 35 2 19 0 17 0 6 0 3

72

9

4 200

0

S Min 0 30 1 27 0 15 0 9 0 37 0 9 0 27 1 27 0 19

Halftime: American 33, Navy 28. 3-Point Goals: Navy 4-26 (Gordon 1-4, Consedine 2-5, Matheny 0-2, Arvin 0-1, Myers 0-3, Pitts 0-5, Reed 0-1, Bowen 1-5), American 6-15 (Kirk 0-4, Leer 4-4, Harris 1-3, Edwards 1-3, Yencho 0-1). Turnovers: American 12, Navy 6.

2010 Patriot League Co-Regular Season Champions


American University Women’s Basketball Game 31 - Mar. 13, 2010 • PL Finals Lehigh 58, American 42 Stabler Arena • Bethlehem, Pa.

Game 32 - Mar. 17, 2010 • WNIT Old Dominion 63, American 55 Ted Constant Center • Norfolk, Va.

The American University women’s basketball team fell behind early and was unable to recover in a 5842 defeat to top-seeded Lehigh in the Patriot League Championship Game Saturday evening in Bethlehem, Pa. The Eagles will now turn their attention to the WNIT, as the 64-team field will be announced late Monday night. Second-seeded American (22-9, 13-1 PL) scored the opening bucket of the game on a Raven Harris three-pointer, although Lehigh (29-3, 13-1 PL) responded with a 13-0 run before a pair of Ebony Edwards free throws at the 13:52 mark got AU back on the scoreboard. The Eagles broke their nearly 10-minute field goal drought with a transition layup by Harris at the midway point of the half. AU trailed by as much as 15 points in opening stanza, but an 8-2 run by the Eagles got the margin back within single digits, 24-15. Ohemaa Nyanin and Michelle Kirk each contributed four points during the spurt. The Mountain Hawks, however, pushed their margin to 12, 32-20, at halftime. American’s Nyanin scored the opening bucket of the second half off a pass from Harris to get the deficit back to 10, 32-22. The Eagles continued to fight hard, and after four straight AU free throws, Lehigh’s lead was eight, 34-26, with 13:56 to go. But the Mountain Hawks responded with an 8-0 run to take a 44-26 advantage with 11:57 remaining. American made one final push midway through the half, as Leer knocked down a jumper and then a pair of free throws to trim the advantage to 44-30. But Lehigh’s Alex Ross converted a jumper and then a back-breaking three-point play to take a 49-30 lead. Lehigh would end up winning by a final score of 58-42 to claim its second straight Patriot League Championship. Leer and Strack were both named to the All-Tournament Team for the Eagles. Leer averaged 13.7 points and 6.7 rebounds in the three-game stretch, while Strack contributed 12.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per tournament contest. The duo each had a team-high eight points against Lehigh in the finals. Harris added seven points, four assists, three rebounds and a careerbest seven steals for AU. Lehigh was led by Ross’ 13 points, five rebounds and five assists. She was named the Tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Tricia Smith contributed seven points and 11 rebounds for the Mountain Hawks. Lehigh held AU to a season-low 22.5 percent shooting from the floor, including 2-21 from three-point range. On the flip side, the Mountain Hawks were an efficient 7-18 from beyond-thearc, which proved to be a key difference in the game. “You have to give a lot of credit to Lehigh. I thought they played exceptionally well,” said American Head Coach Matt Corkery. “They came out firing on all cylinders and really got off to a good start. They made it tough for us, especially in the beginning of the game…They are well deserving of representing our league in the NCAA Tournament.” Despite the loss, the Eagles have earned their program-record third consecutive postseason appearance. AU will learn its WNIT First Round matchup late Monday night when the tournament bracket is released.

Michelle Kirk scored a game-high 21 points and Lisa Strack matched her career-best with 17, but it was not enough as the American University women’s basketball team came up on the short end of a 63-55 decision at Old Dominion in the first round of the Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT) Wednesday evening in Norfolk, Va. Old Dominion (19-13) jumped out to a quick 10-4 advantage before Strack knocked down a straight-away three for American (22-10) to cut the lead in half in the first fourplus minutes of the game. The Lady Monarchs, however, scored eight of the next 10 points to take an 18-9 lead with 10:12 to go in the half. AU began to find its rhythm offensively, sparking an 8-0 run on a pair of Kirk three-pointers along with a Raven Harris jumper. The spurt got the Eagles back to a one-point deficit, 18-17, and a pair of Ebony Edwards free throws kept the Old Dominion lead at 20-19 with 7:59 remaining in the half. But that is as close as AU would get in the rest of the game, as a 13-0 Old Dominion run gave the Lady Monarchs a 33-19 advantage with 2:10 to go. The Eagles converted four late free throws to cut the halftime deficit to 11, 35-24. Kirk started the second half strong with an opening three-point play, and later, a Strack three cut the ODU lead to seven, 37-30, a minute into the half. The Lady Monarchs’ lead remained constant between seven and 10 points for the next 11-plus minutes until a pair of Kirk free throws got the Eagles back within six, 47-41, with 7:48 to play. AU cut the ODU lead to six two more times over the next 2:19, but the Eagles were unable to get any closer. American made one final push in the final few seconds to cut the lead to six once again on a pair of free throws by Edwards and a steal and layup by Leer, but it was not enough. Old Dominion added a late bucket and prevailed by a final score of 63-55. Kirk’s game-best 21 points included an efficient 9-11 from the free throw line, along with three rebounds. Strack’s 17-point output came on 5-12 from the floor, including 3-5 from beyond-the-arc. She also grabbed five rebounds. Old Dominion was paced by Tia Lewis’ 16 points and nine rebounds. Jasmine Parker added 14 points for the Lady Monarchs, which will move onto the WNIT Second Round against the winner of the Providence-Boston University matchup. The Eagles held a considerable advantage from the free throw line (22-27 for 81.5 percent), while Old Dominion converted 11 of its 12 attempts. Additionally, AU committed five less turnovers (18) than the Lady Monarchs (23), but ultimately was doomed by a 44-12 Old Dominion advantage in points in the paint. Additionally, the Eagles were minus-10 on the glass and shot only 28.0 percent shooting from the floor. On the other hand, ODU recorded a 45.5 percent clip from the field in the contest. “After a slow start, I was pleased with the way we came out and competed in the second half. We fought hard and played more aggressively,” commented American Head Coach Matt Corkery. “In the end, ODU’s points in the paint were too much for us to overcome.” American concludes its season with 22 victories, the second-most single-season victories in program history. Kirk, the Patriot League Player of the Year, finishes the 2009-10 campaign with a single-season school-record 567 points. The junior has 1,165 points in her three years at American, as she moved into seventh on AU’s all-time scoring list. Kirk passed Darsi Smith, who recorded 1,164 points at AU from 1980-84, late in the contest against the Lady Monarchs. Additionally, Liz Leer recorded two blocked shots against ODU, and she ends the season with a school-record 68, which breaks her record of 62 that she set in the 2008-09 campaign. The junior now has 170 career blocks, which is the new all-time AU standard. Leer should also join Kirk in the 1,000-point club early in the 2010-11 season, as she now has 970 career points.

American (22-9, 13-1) FG-A FT-A Kirk, Michelle 2-16 3-5 Leer, Liz 2-8 4-4 Nyanin, Ohemaa 3-7 0-0 Strack, Lisa 2-9 4-8 Harris, Raven 3-11 0-0 Edwards, Ebony 1-7 2-5 Yencho, Ashley 0-0 1-2 Anya, Stephanie 0-0 0-0 Team Totals 13-58 14-24

Reb 5 5 9 5 3 7 4 1 0 40

TP 8 8 6 8 7 4 1 0 42

8

Lehigh 29-3 (13-1) FG-A FT-A Dentler, Courtney 3-6 0-0 Williams, Alexa 2-5 1-2 Prosser, Erica 4-13 2-4 Smith, Tricia 3-5 0-0 Ross, Alex 5-13 1-1 Peterson, Kelly 0-1 0-0 Pearce, Sarah 0-0 0-0 Iafolla, Kristen 0-0 0-0 Ingalls, Ryan 1-2 1-1 Gratch, Emily 2-9 0-0 Egan, Marybeth 0-0 0-0 Dalton, Kristen 3-4 0-0 Guman, Becky 0-0 0-0 Team Totals 23-58 5-8

Reb 4 8 3 11 5 0 1 0 0 5 0 1 0 2 49

TP 7 5 11 7 13 0 0 0 3 4 0 8 0

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

58

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

12

S Min 0 40 1 27 0 22 2 38 7 38 2 18 0 13 0 4

6 12 200

8

S Min 0 25 0 24 0 32 3 38 0 37 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 4 0 24 0 1 0 11 0 1 3

20

Halftime: Lehigh 32, American 20. 3-Point Goals: American 2-21 (Kirk 1-8, Leer 0-4, Strack 0-3, Harris 1-3, Edwards 0-3), Lehigh 7-18 (Dentler, 1-1, Prosser 1-5, Smith 1-2, Ross 2-7, Peterson 0-1, Dalton 2-2). Turnovers: Lehigh 18, American 12.

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American (22-10) FG-A FT-A Kirk, Michelle 5-18 9-11 Leer, Liz 2-8 3-4 Nyanin, Ohemaa 1-1 1-2 Strack, Lisa 5-12 4-4 Harris, Raven 1-6 0-0 Edwards, Ebony 0-1 4-4 Yencho, Ashley 0-3 1-2 Anya, Stephanie 0-1 0-0 Team Totals 14-50 22-27

Reb 3 2 7 5 1 0 3 2 6 29

TP 21 7 3 17 2 4 1 0 55

9

Old Dominion (19-13) FG-A FT-A Canady, Jessica 4-6 0-0 Lewis, Tia 8-17 0-0 Parker, Jasmine 4-7 4-4 Byrd, Kquanise 0-3 2-2 Green, Shadasia 3-7 2-2 Buchan, Mairi 3-5 3-4 Voronina, Alena 1-1 0-0 Cloutier, Carolann 0-0 0-0 Cook, Jackie 1-4 0-0 Guilford, JoNiquia 1-4 0-0 Collier, Vicki 0-1 0-0 Team Totals 25-55 11-12

Reb 2 9 5 2 4 3 1 0 0 5 1 7 39

TP 8 16 14 2 8 9 2 0 2 2 0

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

63

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

15

S Min 0 36 1 33 3 23 1 33 2 21 1 19 3 22 0 13

3 11 200 S Min 1 30 2 31 1 28 2 20 2 22 1 11 0 4 0 15 0 24 0 12 1 3

5 10 200

Halftime: Old Dominion 25, American 24. 3-Point Goals: American 5-18 (Kirk 2-8, Leer 0-2, Strack 3-5, Harris 0-2, Yencho 0-1), Old Dominion 2-8 (Parker 2-3, Byrd 0-2, Buchan 0-1, Guilford 0-1). Turnovers: Old Dominion 23, American 18.

2010 Patriot League Co-Regular Season Champions


American University Women’s Basketball matt

CORKERY

Head Coach • 3rd Season • West Texas A&M, ‘93 • 41-22 Matt Corkery begins his third season as the head women’s basketball coach at American University. Corkery has a 41-22 career record at AU, including a 22-6 mark in Patriot League play. The 2009-10 campaign was a historic season for Corkery’s Eagles. American finished Patriot League play with a 13-1 Patriot League record, its best ever conference record, and earned a share of the Patriot League regular season championship. Additionally, AU’s 2210 overall record gave the Eagles only their fourth ever 20win season. The 22 wins were the second most ever in school history, and AU was rewarded with its program-record third straight postseason berth. Additionally, junior forward Michelle Kirk was named the program’s first ever conference Player of the Year, as well as a ECAC Division I All-Star and Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association Scholar-Athlete. Classmate Liz Leer joined her on the All-PL First Team, marking the first time in program history the Eagles have had two first team selections as a member of the Patriot League. Finally, Corkery became the second AU women’s basketball coach to be named Patriot League Coach of the Year. Melissa McFerrin received the honor following the 2008 campaign. 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. 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.

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. 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 2003-04 seasons. 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. 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. 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 full-time 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. A native of Whitharral, Texas, Corkery currently resides in Washington, D.C.

Corkery’s Coaching Resume

“We are pleased with the progress that Matt and his staff have made with our women’s basketball program over the last two years 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 was named to his current position on May 19, 2008 after serving

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Head Coach

American

41-22

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

2010 Patriot League Co-Regular Season Champions

Record

418-172


American University Women’s Basketball michelle KIRK, #5 Senior • Forward • 6-0 Painted Post, N.Y. • Corning-Painted Post West • Communications 2010-11 (Senior): Selected as Patriot League Preseason Player of the Year ... named a Lowe’s Senior CLASS candidate, recognizing her as one of the top 30 women’s basketball senior studentathletes in Division I. 2009-10 (Junior): Named 2010 Patriot League Player of the Year, the first Eagle ever to be recognized with the conference’s top honor... becomes the first two-time all-conference first team pick in program history ... one of 10 student-athletes in the country to be selected to the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association Scholar-Athlete Team, the program’s second ever honoree … also recognized to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division I All-Star Third Team, AU women’s basketball’s first ever selection … named team most valuable player … started all 32 games … led the Patriot League in scoring with 17.7 points per contest … her 565 points in 2009-10 season was most in school history and eighth-best single-season output in Patriot League history ... finished the season with 1,168 career points, eighth most in program history … her 79.4 career free throw percentage at the end of 2009-10 season is fifth best in American history and eighth-best all-time mark in Patriot League history ... led team in scoring in 25 of 32 games... scored at least 17 points in 20 games ... grabbed 4.9 rebounds per game, good for 13th in the conference … her 81.4 free throw percentage was third in the Patriot League and eighth-highest single-season mark in AU history … finished fifth in the conference with a 35.6 percent clip from three-point range … second in the Patriot League with 36.0 minutes played per game … named Patriot League Player of the Week a conference-high five times (11/30, 12/21, 1/11 and 1/18, 1/25) ... also recognized as ECAC Division I Co-Player of the Week on 12/22 ... ... named to the PL Academic Honor Roll for the third straight season. 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 ... fifth in program history in career free throw percentage (77.3) ... one of six Patriot League women’s basketball student-athletes to earn a perfect 4.0 GPA in the spring 2009 semester ... named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for the second consecutive year ... honored with Dean’s List recognition in the spring 2009 semester ... invited to the academic luncheon for a GPA in the top 10 percent of student-athletes in the semester.

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 1/24 1/27 1/30 2/6 2/10 2/13 2/17 2/20 2/24 2/27 3/6 3/7 3/13 3/17

24

GP 32 30 32 94

GS 6 30 32 68

Min 559 864 1153 2576

Avg 17.5 28.8 36.0 27.4

Total FG 63 152 181 396

FGA 163 338 432 933

Pct .387 .450 .419 .424

3-point FG FGA 13 38 27 88 63 177 103 303

Pct .342 .307 .356 .340

FT 45 88 140 273

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

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 8-10 1/7/8 1 2-2 1/2/3 0 1-2 3/2/5 0 0-0 2/1/3 3 8-11 0/2/2 1 4-4 0/3/3 1 3-3 6/1/7 1 5-8 1/3/4 0 1-1 2/6/8 1 3-5 1/6/7 3 2-2 1/0/1 2 1-1 0/3/3 0 3-5 2/3/5 0 9-11 1/2/3 1

TP 25 8 27 19 24 25 13 22 20 18 18 16 12 19 32 20 26 14 21 17 9 6 19 14 15 17 21 10 18 11 8 21

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

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

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

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

M 37 30 38 38 39 37 32 40 33 39 39 38 37 38 45 34 38 36 40 37 35 37 35 31 35 38 31 32 23 35 40 36

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, three times, last vs. Navy (2/24/10) Steals......................4, two times, last at Colgate (1/16/10) Minutes ............................................45 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10)

2007-08 (Freshman): Played in all 32 games as a freshman, making six starts ... averaged 5.8 points and 2.6 rebounds per game ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... named to the Dean’s List in the fall 2007 semester. Year 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 TOTAL

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 at Holy Cross * 5-10 at Navy * 7-16 LAFAYETTE * 3-11 at Lehigh * 3-9 at Bucknell * 5-13 COLGATE * 4-10 at Army * 6-18 HOLY CROSS * 5-12 NAVY * 8-13 at Lafayette * 3-9 vs. Lafayette * 6-7 vs. Navy * 5-10 at Lehigh * 2-16 at Old Dominion * 5-18

FTA 61 111 172 344

Pct .738 .793 .814 .794

Rebounds Off Def 27 55 41 125 47 110 115 290

Tot 82 166 157 405

Avg 2.6 5.5 4.9 4.3

PF 42 47 37 126

FO 0 0 0 0

Ast 25 43 49 117

TO 46 53 59 158

Blk 6 6 14 26

2010 Patriot League Co-Regular Season Champions

Stl Pts 18 184 23 419 30 565 71 1168

Avg 5.8 14.0 17.7 12.4


American University Women’s Basketball liz LEER, #22 Senior • Forward • 6-2 Glenside, Pa. • Abington • Public Communications 2010-11 (Senior): Named a Preseason All-Patriot League selection. 2009-10 (Junior): Selected as All-Patriot League First Team ... named to the Patriot League All-Tournament Team … started all 32 games … scored in double figures in 24 out of 32 games … averaged 12.6 points per game, good for second on the squad and fifth-most in the Patriot League … led the Patriot League with 68 blocked shots, breaking her own single-season school record that she set in 2008-09 … her 170 career blocks is the most in program history … grabbed 6.0 rebounds per game, seventh-highest output in the Patriot League … finished the season with 970 career points ... shot a 47.4 percent clip from the field, fifth-best in the conference … her 85.9 free throw percentage is the second-highest single-season clip in program history ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for the second straight year ... honored on the Dean’s List in both the fall 2009 and spring 2010 semesters. 2008-09 (Sophomore): Appeared in all 31 games, starting the final 26 ... set single-season program record with 62 blocks ... finished the season second 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) ... ... named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for the first time ... also recognized to the Dean’s List in the spring 2009 semester. 2007-08 (Freshman): Played in all 32 games for the Eagles ... was named to the Patriot League All-Rookie Team ... named Patriot League Baden Rookie of the Week four times ... blocked 40 shots, sixth-best in program history at the time ... shot 54.9 percent from the field, good for 10th best in a season ... averaged 6.9 ppg and 5.1 rpg.

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 1/24 1/27 1/30 2/6 2/10 2/13 2/17 2/20 2/24 2/27 3/6 3/7 3/13 3/17

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 * at Holy Cross * at Navy * LAFAYETTE * at Lehigh * at Bucknell * COLGATE * at Army * HOLY CROSS * NAVY * at Lafayette * vs. Lafayette * vs. Navy * at Lehigh * at Old Dominion *

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 6-15 6-13 6-10 5-12 7-16 9-15 2-6 5-9 6-9 3-7 6-11 7-12 2-8 2-8

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

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

TP 18 6 19 14 10 10 9 16 10 11 12 8 17 12 6 12 13 14 15 17 15 13 16 27 4 11 14 7 15 18 8 7

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

TO 5 7 2 4 2 3 6 5 6 4 6 6 5 5 2 2 2 7 1 4 3 5 3 3 2 2 2 3 5 1 4 5

B 1 0 3 0 4 1 0 4 2 1 0 3 3 3 1 4 3 3 2 6 1 5 3 2 0 2 2 1 2 0 2 2

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

M 38 27 35 36 35 29 34 38 36 35 39 38 40 40 43 38 25 31 29 24 29 33 37 30 25 36 29 26 27 32 27 33

Leer’s Career Highs Category .......................................................Career-High Points........................................... 27 vs. Colgate (2/13/10) Rebounds .......................... 14 at Morgan State (11/28/08) FG Made............... 9, two times, last vs. Colgate (2/13/10) FG Atts ................ 16, two times, last at Columbia (1/2/10) 3 FG Made.................. 4, two times, last vs. Navy (3/7/10) 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, two times, last vs. Colgate (2/13/10) Blocks ......................... 6, two times, last at Navy (1/27/10) Steals......................... 3, six times, last vs. UMES (1/4/10) Minutes ............................................43 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) Year 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 TOTAL

25

GP 32 31 32 95

GS 0 26 32 58

Min 663 879 1054 2596

Avg 20.7 28.4 32.9 27.3

Total FG 95 152 161 408

FGA 173 274 340 787

Pct .549 .555 .474 .518

3-point FG FGA 0 3 0 2 27 60 27 65

Pct .000 .000 .450 .415

FT 32 40 55 127

FTA 42 47 64 153

Pct .762 .851 .859 .830

Rebounds Off Def 69 95 68 104 62 130 199 329

Tot 164 172 192 528

Avg 5.1 5.5 6.0 5.6

PF 80 83 84 247

FO 2 3 1 6

Ast 31 37 52 120

TO 76 78 122 276

Blk 40 62 68 170

2010 Patriot League Co-Regular Season Champions

Stl 15 28 24 67

Pts 222 344 404 970

Avg 6.9 11.1 12.6 10.2


American University Women’s Basketball nicole RYAN, #10 RS Senior • Guard • 5-7 Safety Harbor, Fla. • Clearwater High School • Psychology 2009-10 (Senior): Recipient of Barbara J. Reimann Postgraduate Scholarship, given annually to one American student-athlete who has excelled academically and athletically, has been involved in community service, and will pursue a postgraduate degree … one of two women’s basketball student-athletes to earn Strength and Conditioning’s annual Iron Eagle award … completed season with 153 made three-pointers, seven shy of the school’s all-time record ... started in all seven games in which she appeared before suffering season-ending injury vs. Drexel (12/2) … completes her career with 153 made three-point field goals, second most in program history … graduates with the third-highest career free throw percentage at 80.4 percent … scored 14 points against Wagner while dishing out four assists (11/28) ... grabbed a careerhigh 10 rebounds in win at Brown (11/18) ... recorded season-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) … finished the season with a career record for free throw percentage at 82.1 … at the time, owned two of six best single-season free throw shooting seasons in program history … converted 62 three-pointers, third highest single-season total in AU history … at the time, held two of four highest singleseason converted three-point field goals in school history … 144 career three-pointers at the end of the season was tied for third in program history at the time. 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 1/24 1/27 1/30 2/6 2/10 2/13 2/17 2/20 2/24 2/27 3/6 3/7 3/13 3/7

2006-07 (Sophomore): Named to the Patriot League AllTournament Team ... the only Eagles’ player to start in all 32 games 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, good for second on the squad and third in the Patriot League … single-season free throw percentage was fifth highest in AU history …

GP 17 32 31 7 87

26

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

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

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)

2005-06 (Freshman): Played in 17 games as a freshman, including eight starts ... tallied double-digit scoring in four games during the season

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

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 at Holy Cross at Navy LAFAYETTE at Lehigh at Bucknell COLGATE at Army HOLY CROSS NAVY at Lafayette vs. Lafayette vs. Navy at Lehigh at Old Dominion

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

Blk 2 5 5 2 14

2010 Patriot League Co-Regular Season Champions

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 ashley YENCHO, #13 Senior • Guard • 5-7 Schnecksville, Pa. • Parkland • Business Administration 2009-10 (Junior): Appeared in 30 games, including three starts … averaged a career-best 4.2 points and 1.2 assists per game … named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for the second straight year ... also recognized to the Dean’s List in the spring 2010 semester for a perfect 4.0 GPA ... invited to the academic luncheon for a GPA in the top 10 percent of student-athletes in the semester. 2008-09 (Sophomore): Appeared in 28 games, making one start ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. 2007-08 (Freshman): Played in 25 games, making one start ... averaged 3.2 ppg and 1.2 rpg.

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 1/24 1/27 1/30 2/6 2/10 2/13 2/17 2/20 2/24 2/27 3/6 3/7 3/13 3/17

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 at Holy Cross at Navy LAFAYETTE at Lehigh at Bucknell COLGATE at Army HOLY CROSS NAVY at Lafayette vs. Lafayette vs. Navy at Lehigh at Old Dominion

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

0-0 1-4 2-2 1-5 0-0 0-1 0-2 0-0 1-3 0-3 0-2 3-4 0-2 0-2 0-1 0-0 0-1

FT-A O/D/T PF 0-0 0/0/0 0 2-4 0/0/0 1 0-0 0/0/0 1 --DNP-0-0 0/0/0 0 0-0 0/0/0 0 0-0 0/1/1 0 2-2 0/2/2 0 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 0-0 0/0/0 0 0-0 0/3/3 1 2-3 0/1/1 3 2-2 1/1/2 1 0-0 0/3/3 1 1-2 0/1/1 1 2-2 0/0/0 0 0-0 0/0/0 0 0-0 1/3/4 0 0-0 1/0/1 1 4-6 0/1/1 4 3-4 0/4/4 2 1-2 0/1/1 1 1-2 0/3/3 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 3 0 6 4 0 4 6 4 11 2 6 5 1 1

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

0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 5

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3

8 14 7 17 28 19 15 13 25 14 15 27 11 27 17 13 22

Yencho’s Career Highs Category .......................................................Career-High Points........................... 15 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) Rebounds .................4, three times, last vs. Navy (3/7/10) FG Made........................ 6 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) FG Atts .......................... 9 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) 3 FG Made................ 3, two times, last vs. Navy (2/24/10) 3 FG Atts ..................6, three times, last vs. UMES (1/4/10) FT Made ............ 4, three times, last vs. Lafayette (3/6/10) FT Atts ...........................................6 vs. Lafayette (3/6/10) Assists ........................... 5 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) Blocks ............................................... 1 at Lehigh (3/13/10) Steals............ 3, two times, last at Old Dominion (3/17/10) Minutes ........................ 40 vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) Year 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 TOTAL

27

GP 25 28 30 83

GS 1 1 3 5

Min 302 241 473 1016

Avg 12.1 8.6 15.8 12.2

Total FG 26 21 41 88

FGA 78 64 95 237

Pct .333 .328 .432 .371

3-point FG FGA 13 47 6 33 20 57 39 137

Pct .277 .182 .351 .285

FT 16 8 23 47

FTA 26 10 32 68

Pct .615 .800 .719 .691

Rebounds Off Def 15 16 3 18 6 31 24 65

Tot 31 21 37 89

Avg 1.2 0.8 1.2 1.1

PF 21 12 24 57

FO 0 0 0 0

Ast 10 26 36 72

TO 16 30 39 85

Blk 0 0 1 1

2010 Patriot League Co-Regular Season Champions

Stl 10 11 17 38

Pts 81 56 125 262

Avg 3.2 2.0 4.2 3.2


American University Women’s Basketball ebony EDWARDS, #12 Junior • Guard • 5-8 Forestville, Md. • Bishop McNamara • Elementary Education 2009-10 (Sophomore): Played in all 32 games, including 19 starts … averaged 5.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.7 assists per game … her 1.7 spg was good for fourth in the Patriot League … increased her production to 2.9 steals per contest in conference games, which was tied for first in the PL … named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for the second straight year. 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 ... named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... earned Dean’s List recognition in the fall 2008 semester ... invited to the academic luncheon for a GPA in the top 10 percent of student-athletes in the semester.

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 1/24 1/27 1/30 2/6 2/10 2/13 2/17 2/20 2/24 2/27 3/6 3/7 3/13 3/17

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 * at Holy Cross * at Navy * LAFAYETTE * at Lehigh at Bucknell COLGATE at Army HOLY CROSS NAVY at Lafayette vs. Lafayette vs. Navy at Lehigh at Old Dominion

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

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 0-4 0-2 0-5 0-1 0-1 0-1 1-1 1-2 0-2 2-5 0-2 1-3 0-3 0-0

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

TP 5 0 2 6 3 2 3 8 7 3 5 11 8 9 9 6 10 14 3 0 0 2 0 2 4 9 6 13 3 5 4 4

A 2 0 1 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 1 6 3 5 1 3 2 4 1 0 3 2 3 1 0 2 1 1 1

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

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

S 1 1 2 3 0 6 1 1 3 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 4 1 0 0 3 1 1 5 1 1 3 1 1 2 2 1

M 14 12 29 22 20 25 16 21 30 19 26 33 35 36 43 28 27 32 34 22 23 16 22 25 22 26 24 31 21 19 18 19

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, three times, last at Old Dominion (3/17/10) FT Atts ...................5, three times, last at Lehigh (3/13/10) Assists ...............................................6 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10) Blocks .................. 2, two times, last at Lafayette (2/27/10) Steals.............................................6 at Wagner (11/28/09) Minutes ............................................43 vs. Lehigh (1/9/10)

Year 2008-09 2009-10 TOTAL

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GP 30 32 62

GS 0 19 19

Min 368 790 1158

Avg 12.3 24.7 18.7

Total FG 48 53 101

FGA 96 154 250

Pct .500 .344 .404

3-point FG FGA 23 52 26 81 49 133

Pct .442 .321 .368

FT 8 34 42

FTA 11 46 57

Pct .727 .739 .737

Rebounds Off Def 19 39 35 71 54 110

Tot 58 106 164

Avg 1.9 3.3 2.6

PF 41 61 102

FO 0 0 0

Ast 18 53 71

TO 25 29 54

Blk 1 5 6

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Stl 30 55 85

Pts 127 166 293

Avg 4.2 5.2 4.7


American University Women’s Basketball tori HALVORSEN, #2 Junior • Forward/Center • 6-2 Oslo, Norway • Independence CC • Business Administration Before American: Transfer from Independence Community College in Independence, Kan. … earned 2010 All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Honorable Mention … averaged 10.3 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in 64 games … shot an efficient 50.5 percent (250-495) from the floor in her two years, including a 39.1 percent clip (36-92) from three-point range … team went 44-20 in her two seasons. High School: Member of the Norwegian women’s national team … selected as Most Valuable Player on Norwegian under-18 national championship in 2007 … played ten years of basketball in Norway.

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2010 Patriot League Co-Regular Season Champions


American University Women’s Basketball lisa STRACK, #15 Junior • Guard • 5-10 Langhorne, Pa • Archbishop Wood • Business Administration 2009-10 (Sophomore): Named to the Patriot League AllTournament Team ... one of two women’s basketball studentathletes to earn Strength and Conditioning’s annual Iron Eagle award … appeared in 28 games, including 12 starts … started in each of the final 11 games … finished third on the team with 8.8 points per game … added 4.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.1 steals per contest. 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 ... 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 1/24 1/27 1/30 2/6 2/10 2/13 2/17 2/20 2/24 2/27 3/6 3/7 3/13 3/17

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 at Holy Cross at Navy LAFAYETTE at Lehigh * at Bucknell * COLGATE * at Army * HOLY CROSS * NAVY * at Lafayette * vs. Lafayette * vs. Navy * at Lehigh * at Old Dominion *

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

1-4 4-8 1-5 2-6 6-9 3-8 4-9 1-3 6-8 6-11 6-10 2-10 4-10 4-9 4-9 2-9 5-12

0-2 1-2 0-0 1-3 1-2 0-4 1-4 0-1 1-2 1-2 3-4 0-2 1-3 1-4 0-0 0-3 3-5

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

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

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

6 9 2 5 15 8 9 2 14 14 17 5 13 14 14 8 17

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

0 1 4 0 2 0 4 0 1 0 1 2 2 2 5 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0

1 1 0 0 2 0 2 1 2 0 2 1 0 2 0 2 1

20 22 17 21 34 30 28 28 27 31 33 27 36 34 33 38 33

Strack’s Career Highs Category .......................................................Career-High Points.......... 17, two times, last at Old Dominion (3/17/10) Rebounds ................ 8, three times, last at Navy (1/27/10) FG Made.......... 6, five times, last vs. Holy Cross (2/20/10) FG Atts ................................ 12 at Old Dominion (3/17/10) 3 FG Made.... 3, two times, last at Old Dominion (3/17/10) 3 FG Atts ............................... 5 at Old Dominion (3/17/10) FT Made ..................... 6, two times, last vs. Navy (3/7/10) FT Atts .............................................. 8 at Lehigh (3/13/10) Assists ......................................... 8 vs. Howard (11/19/08) Blocks .....................2, three times, last vs. Navy (2/24/10) Steals.........................................4 vs. High Point (12/6/09) Minutes ....................................... 36 at Lafayette (2/27/10)

Year 2008-09 2009-10 TOTAL

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GP 31 28 59

GS 6 12 18

Min 410 755 1165

Avg 13.2 27.0 19.7

Total FG 32 85 117

FGA 101 201 302

Pct .317 .423 .387

3-point FG FGA 7 38 17 62 24 100

Pct .184 .274 .240

FT 27 59 86

FTA 51 79 130

Pct .529 .747 .662

Rebounds Off Def 28 30 52 72 80 102

Tot 58 124 182

Avg 1.9 4.4 3.1

PF 37 51 88

FO 0 1 1

Ast 35 56 91

TO 27 43 70

Blk 5 9 14

2010 Patriot League Co-Regular Season Champions

Stl 30 31 61

Pts 98 246 344

Avg 3.2 8.8 5.8


American University Women’s Basketball stephanie ANYA, #44 Sophomore • Center • 6-2 Germantown, Md. • The Academy of the Holy Cross • Biology 2009-10 (Freshman): Played in 31 games … averaged 1.4 points and 2.5 rebounds per contest.

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 1/24 1/27 1/30 2/6 2/10 2/13 2/17 2/20 2/24 2/27 3/6 3/7 3/13 3/17

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 at Holy Cross at Navy LAFAYETTE at Lehigh at Bucknell COLGATE at Army HOLY CROSS NAVY at Lafayette vs. Lafayette vs. Navy at Lehigh at Old Dominion

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 0-1

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 0-0

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

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

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

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

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

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

0 3 2 2 2 0 4 0 3 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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

0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0

0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1 15 12 10 19 5 6 4 16 3 4 13

Anya’s Career Highs Category .......................................................Career-High Points......................4, three times, last vs. Navy (2/24/10) 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 ............... 2, two times, last vs. Colgate (2/13/10) FT Atts ................................4 vs. Morgan State (12/16/09) Assists ...1, two times, last vs. St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29/09) Blocks ............................................2 vs. Lafayette (3/6/10) Steals.......................2, three times, last at Lehigh (2/6/10) Minutes ..............................................19 at Army (2/17/10)

Year GP GS Min Avg 2009-10 31 0 329 10.6 TOTAL 31 0 329 10.6

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Total FG FGA Pct 17 60 .283 17 60 .283

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

FT 9 9

FTA Pct 22 .409 22 .409

Rebounds Off Def Tot Avg 22 55 77 2.5 22 55 77 2.5

PF 40 40

FO Ast 0 3 0 3

TO Blk 23 11 23 11

2010 Patriot League Co-Regular Season Champions

Stl 9 9

Pts Avg 43 1.4 43 1.4


American University Women’s Basketball alexis DOBBS, #21 Freshman • Guard • 5-5 Bereah, Ohio • Hathaway Brown • Biology High School: A 2010 McDonalds All-American nominee … holds all-time assists, steals and made three-point record at Hathaway Brown … named 2009 and 2010 team co-MVP … two-year captain of basketball team … earned first team all-district, regional and state during senior season … also named first team private school twice and second team all-region during career … named Ohio Girls Basketball Report All-Star, top 64 in Ohio, Top 25 in Cleveland and Cleveland Top 10 Everything by the Plain Dealer during freshman season … made 26 three-point field goals during 2007-08 season … averaged 10 points, six assists and four steals a game her senior year … team ranked top 20 in the

nation in 2010 … team won D-II state championships her last two seasons and was state runner-ups during first two seasons … also played AAU basketball and soccer … also played varsity soccer, where she was first team all-Ohio and her team won D-II state championships … earned four varsity letters in basketball and two in soccer … earned high honors in high school. Personal: Daughter of Karen and Franklin Dobbs … has one brother, Frankie, who plays basketball at Bryant … mother, Karen, was on track and field team at Florida State … father, Franklin, played basketball at Villanova … uncle, Collins Dobbs, competed in basketball at Duquesne … uncle, Mark Dobbs, played basketball at Robert Morris … plans to major in biology.

brooke FORSYTHE, #55 Freshman • Center • 6-2 Lodi, Ohio • Cloverleaf • Communications High School: Led Cloverleaf to the second best record in school history at 15-7 in 2009-10 … helped Brunswick High School win district championships and reach D-I Sweet 16, the school’s first regional appearance since 1992, and ended the season at 19-5 … named first team allconference, D-I all-Ohio special mention, second team allNortheast Ohio Inland District during 2008-09 season … also earned honorable mention all-conference, honorable mention

all-Northeast Ohio Inland District, Ohio.com high school allstar and team’s most improved player during career … led team and Medina county in field goal percentage (55.3), free throw percentage (85.7) and blocks per game (2.5) … free throw percentage was second best in Medina county history … also played for the nationally ranked SMAC Elite. Personal: Daughter of Carla and Patrick Fortsythe … has seven younger siblings, Patrick, Bradley, Riley, Amber, Jack, Matthew and Isaiah … plans to major in communications.

geleisa GEORGE, #4 RS Freshman • Guard • 5-9 Jamaica, N.Y. • Christ the King Regional • Psychology 2009-10 (Freshman): Did not compete in game action. High School: Competed in basketball program at Christ 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

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... 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 semifinals in 2007 ... 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: Majoring in psychology.

2010 Patriot League Co-Regular Season Champions


American University Women’s Basketball sarah KIELY, #23 Freshman • Forward • 6-0 Newtown, Pa. • Council Rock North • Secondary Ed., Physics High School: Earned 2009 all-state recognition at Council Rock North High School ... led team to the district and state playoffs for four straight years … named 2009 Bucks County Basketball Player of the Year … awarded “Best Female Athlete” … holds high school single game record for most rebounds in a game with 24 … recorded 1,192 points, 798 rebounds, 80 assists, 127 steals in high school career … named MVP of SOL National League in different years … also played volleyball and lacrosse … named 2009 Bucks

County Volleyball Player of the year in 2009 … also a 2009 volleyball all-state selection … named third team All-SOL for lacrosse … earned four varsity letters in basketball, four in volleyball and one in lacrosse … member of Kick Off Mentor Program, German Club, and was named to the honor roll for four years. Personal: Daughter of Terry and Eugene Kiely … has two brothers, Conor and Chris … uncle, Kevin, played collegiate basketball at Monmouth … plans to major in secondary education and physics with a minor in mathematics.

ti’asia McGEORGE, #11 Freshman • Guard •5-4 Roanoke, Va. • William Fleming • International Business High School: Received 2010 Wendy’s Heisman Award and United States Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award … named 2010 Western Valley District Player of the Year, first team all-district, first team all-Northwest region, VHSL AAA state team honorable mention, first team all-Timesland by The Roanoke Times and Kiwanis Club all-metro team … scored 1,022 points and registered 516 assists during high school career … received B’Nai B’Rith award nomination … team won Western Valley District regular season championships in 2010 and went 17-7 … two year captain and earned four

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varsity letters … also played for the Virginia Warriors, an AAU team, and ran on high school track team … named a distinguished scholar and was a international baccalaureate diploma candidate … graduated in top 10 percent of class … Student Government vice president and member of Key Club and National Beta Club. Personal: Daughter of Troy and Darlene McGeorge … has one brother, Tajik … cousin, Jermaine Hardy, played football for the University of Virginia, North Carolina Panthers and Arizona Cardinals ... plans to major in international business.

2010 Patriot League Co-Regular Season Champions


Women's Basketball 2010-11 Game Notes - Indiana (Pa.) Exhibition