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2009-10 WILDCATS kristin cartwright...............................................................................................38-39 jenny eckhart.........................................................................................................40-41 amy jaeschke...........................................................................................................42-43 beth marshall.........................................................................................................44-45 kaitlin mcinerney................................................................................................... 46-47 meshia reed..............................................................................................................48-49 allison mocchi........................................................................................................ 50-51 maggie mocchi.........................................................................................................52-53 brittany orban....................................................................................................... 54-55 dannielle diamant...................................................................................................... 56 kendall hackney......................................................................................................... 57 inesha hale.................................................................................................................... 58 lia henry......................................................................................................................... 59 Tailor Jones.................................................................................................................. 60 ’cats by class............................................................................................................... 61


KRISTIN CARTWRIGHT 32

Kristin Cartwright 5-11 • Sr. Guard/Forward Lake Forest, Ill. Lake Forest 2008-09

One of the team’s most consistent players ... Started 28-of-30 games ... Saw action in 29 games ... Averaged 30.7 minutes per outing ... Connected on nearly 40 percent of her looks ... Second on team in scoring (10.4 ppg), rebounds (4.2 rpg), and assists (2.1 apg) ... Led the Big Ten in free-throw percentage 87.4 (76-of-87) ... Finished 11th nationally in free-throw percentage ... Nailed 95.9 percent of her free-throws in conference games ... Topped the Wildcat single-season attempts and all-time individual record lists with her 87.4 free-throw percent ... Led the squad in steals with 39 ... Matched a career high by scoring 16 points against Michigan (2/5) ... Dealt a career-high five assists against Houston Baptist (11/20) and Arkansas (11/23).

2007-08 Redshirted season.

2006-07 Started 13 games—including the last 11 of the season—and saw action in all 30 games ... Third on team in scoring with 8.0 ppg, averaging 10.0 ppg over the last eight games ... Scored season-high 13 points against Penn State on 1/4/07 and 2/11/07... Scored in double-digits in 11 of 30 games ... Fifth on team with 74.5 free throw percentage ... Pulled down a game- and career-high 11 rebounds in victory against Michigan on 2/4/07 ... Third on team in rebounds with 136, including at least two rebounds in every game ... Fifth on team in assists with 49 ... Dished out a season-high four helpers against Michigan on 2/4/07.

2005-06 Started 16 games as a freshman, played in all 28 games ... Led the team in 3-point percentage with .367 ... Also led the team in free throw percentage with a mark of .857 ... Third on team in rebounding with 4.3 rpg ... Fourth on team in assists with 54 ... Fourth in scoring with 6.3 ppg ... Fifth on team in steals with 29 ... Recorded first double-double perfomance against Iowa on 2/9/06 with 13 points, 11 rebounds ... Scored a season-high 13 points on four occasions; vs. Western Michigan on 12/14/06, vs. Illinois on 1/8/06, vs. Michigan on 1/26/06 and vs. Iowa on 2/9/06.

High School Four-year varsity player at Lake Forest ... Two-time captain ... 2003-04 MVP ... Led team in points (16.0), assists (2.2), steals (2.8) and rebounds (7.1) as a junior ... Three-time North Suburban all-conference team ... Three-time all-Lake County team ... News-Sun and Daily Herald all-area teams ... Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times all-area (HM) ... Played AAU basketball for Ralph Gesualdo’s Full Package ... Played high school basketball for Bill Johnson ... Attended adidas top-10 camp ... Top 250 of the All-Stars Girls Report.

Personal Born Kristin Eileen Cartwright on 11/3/86 ... Daughter of Sheri and Bill Cartwright ... Graduated with a degree in communications studies ... Taking classes toward a degree in African American studies.

cartwright’s Single-game Career Highs Points 16, several times, most recently vs. Michigan (2/5/09) Rebounds 11 vs. Michigan (2/4/07) Assists 5, several times, most recently at Arkansas (11/23/08) Steals 6 vs. Houston Baptist (11/20/08)

cartwright’s Career STATISTICS

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Year G-GS MIN 2005-06 28-16 712 2006-07 30-13 801 2007-08 Redshirted 2008-09 29-28 889 Career 87-57 2,402

FG-A 64-165 90-242

PCT .388 .372

106-267 .397 260-674 .386

3P-A 18-49 25-84

PCT .367 .298

FT-A 30-35 35-47

PCT REB AVG A BL ST PTS AVG .857 120 4.3 54 3 29 176 6.3 .745 136 4.5 49 5 23 240 8.0

14-63 57-196

.222 .291

76-87 .847 141-169 .834

121 377

4.2 4.3

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10.4 8.3


KRISTIN CARTWRIGHT Quoting McKeown...

Jenny Eckhart on Kristin Cartwright...

quirky

Head Coach Joe McKeown’s thoughts on Kristin Cartwright “Kristin made tremendous strides last year, especially taking into account the serious injury she was overcoming, adjusting to a new coaching staff and system and being on the floor with new teammates. I’m very excited about this year as she has worked very hard in the offseason to become a better player. Her experience will be a tremendous benefit for the freshmen in our program as we move forward.”

I first met Kristin, a rival, northshore grade-school baller, about 10 years ago. My first impression led me to believe that Kristin was shy and quiet. However, after playing with and competing against her for several years, I now know that my first impression was quite inaccurate. Kristin may appear to be shy, but she truly is perfectly quirky. And in her case, quirky represents her unique personality, humor, infectious laugh, and mostly, her ability to appeal to most people with her random comments, explicit facial expressions and diehard commitment to what she loves. Her quirkiness shines through in a variety of situations—whether she busts out a slightly awkward, somewhat non-rhythmic dance move or reacts with wide eyes and arched eyebrows; either way she remains true to herself while also being perfectly quirky. In my opinion, Kristin’s quirkiness shines through when we watch our favorite television show, One Tree Hill, together. Her ability to quote and re-enact her favorite moments and scenes with unquestionable passion is one-of-a-kind. Often times she cannot hold back exclamations of joy or pain when watching our favorite drama. In my eyes, there is never a dull moment with Kristin. Her quirky personality is loved and appreciated by all.

what it means to be a wildcat “Being a Wildcat means playing with passion. It means pushing yourself to be the best you can. It means being part of a great team.”

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JENNY ECKHART 21

JENNY ECKHART 5-7 • Sr. Guard Libertyville, Ill. Carmel 2008-09

Started 28 games and saw action in all 30 contests ... Averaged 35.6 minutes, 3.6 points, and 2.6 rebounds per game ... Led team in assists with 100, good for an average of 3.3 per game ... Second on the squad in minutes played with 35.6 ... Finished 10th in the Big Ten in assists ... Ranked ninth in the Conference with an assist/turnover ratio of 1.18 ... Scored a seasonhigh 12 points against Purdue (1/11) and dished out a season-high eight assists against Western Illinois (11/29) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2007-08 Team captain ... Only player to start all 31 games of the season ... Led the team with 34.7 minutes a game and 80.6 free throw percentage ... Second on team in field goal percentage (.349), three-pointers (25), steals (34) and assists (96) ... Scored a career-high 13 points three times, most recently against Indiana (3/6) ... Nabbed a career-high seven rebounds at Marquette (12/17) and assists against Michigan State (1/17) ... Went 6-of-6 from the line against Dayton (11/9) ... Ninth in the Big Ten in assist/turnover ratio (1.17) and 10th in minutes played (34.68) ... Also eighth among Big Ten players in minutes played and assists ... Academic All-Big Ten.

High School Four-year letterwinner at Carmel High School ... Finished her scholastic career as the Corsairs all-time scoring leader with more than 1,700 points ... Also held the school’s career assist record with 660 ... Averaged 16.4 points and 7.8 assists per game as a senior ... 2005 East Suburban Catholic Conference Player of the Year ... Named first-team all-state by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association as a senior ... Earned second-team all-state honors from both the Associated Press and the Chicago Tribune ... Threetime member of the Chicago Sun Times All-Area Team ... Three-time allconference selection ... Earned all-state special mention accolades from the Chicago Tribune as a sophomore and junior ... Named second-team all-state by the IBCA and the Champaign News-Gazette in 2004 ... Third-team all-state pick by the IBCA as a sophomore ... Averaged in double figures in each of her four seasons, including a career-high 18.1 points per game in 2002-03 ... Also a member of the Illinois Hustle U16 team that finished second at the AAU national tournament in 2003 ... Played AAU for Ralph Gesualdo and high school basketball for John Ryan.

Personal Born Jennifer Lynne Eckhart on 4/25/87 ... Daughter of Ed and Trish Eckhart ... One brother, Matt ... Graduated with a degree in human development and psychological services ... Enrolled in graduate school (psychology).

2006-07 Did not compete due to NCAA transfer rules.

2005-06 At Syracuse—One of two players to start all 27 games for the Orange ... First SU freshman since Julie Angelina in 1993-94 start every game ... ... Ranked in the top 20 nationally in freshman assists average (2.89) ... Ranked second in the Big East in minutes played per game (37.63) and 15th in the league in 3-pointers made per game (1.37) ... Fourth on the SU single-season list in minutes played average ... Logged 1,016 total minutes which ranked 10th on SU’s single season ledger ... Played the entire game 11 times ... Led the Orange in 3-point field goals made (37) and 3-point field goal percentage (.339, 37-109) ... Ninth on SU’s freshman scoring chart with 267 points ... Ranked sixth on the Orange’s freshman assists list (78) ... Third on the team in scoring (9.9 ppg) ... Registered 13 double-digit scoring games ... Selected as the Big East Freshman of the Week on Dec. 5 ... Named to the Big East Honor Roll on Jan. 30 ... Member of the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll both semesters.

ECKHART’S Single-game Career Highs Points 13, twice, most recently vs. Iowa (1/31/08) Rebounds 7, twice, most recently at Arkansas (11/23/08) Assists 10 vs. Michigan State (1/17/08) Steals 4, several times, most recently vs. Marquette (12/2/08)

eckhart’s Career STATISTICS Year G-GS MIN FG-A PCT 2005-06 (at Syracuse) 27-27 1,016 92-234 .393 2006-07 Sat out due to NCAA transfer rules 2007-08 31-31 1,076 60-172 .349 2008-09 30-28 1,067 33-100 .330 Career 88-86 3,159 185-506 .365

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3P-A PCT 37-109 .339

FT-A PCT REB AVG A 46-66 .697 70 2.6 42

BL ST PTS AVG 0 85 267 9.9

25-81 .309 18-47 .383 80-237 .337

50-62 .806 87 24-34 .706 77 120-162 .740 234

2 2 4

2.8 2.6 2.65

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34 195 20 108 139 570

6.3 3.6 6.5


JENNY ECKHART Quoting McKeown...

Inesha Hale on jenny eckhart...

lead

Head Coach Joe McKeown’s thoughts on Jenny Eckhart “Jenny is in a position to have a great year. She has outstanding leadership skills and has worked really hard to adjust her game to fit my coaching style. As a fifthyear senior, she has seen a lot of things happen over her career that will only benefit her as we turn this program around.”

In the little time that I have had to get to know the 14 players on our team, one has stood out the most. And, as luck would have it, I have opportunity to write about her. Besides being a little weird at times, Jenny is a really cool person to be around. There are so many words that might suit her, but the one I felt described her best was “leader.” There are many definitions for the word leader: “One being a position of leadership, one that leads, guides, or inspires others.” All these describe Jenny as both a person and as a player. She is someone that I believe everyone can and does count on. Just knowing that she is always there encouraging and giving advice to players on and off the court makes everyone else more confident. Honestly, I believe only certain people in the world can handle that type of pressure. Others depend on her and she responds by taking charge and guiding them. I can say that she does that for me and hopefully one day others can say something similar about me.

what it means to be a wildcat “Being a Wildcat means competing against the best athletic teams in the country and in the Big Ten. It means striving for academic and athletic excellence and proudly sporting purple apparel while supporting each student and athletic program.”

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AMY JAESCHKE 22

AMY jaeschke 6-5 • Jr. Center Wilmette, Ill. New Trier i All-America Candidate 2008-09

High School

Team’s leading scorer, averaging 13.9 ppg ... Only player to start all 30 games ... Second-team All-Big Ten media selection and third-team AllBig Ten coaches’ pick ... Placed on Early Season Naismith Awards list ... Garnered co-Big Ten Player of the Week honors (Jan. 6) ... Led the team with 35.9 minutes, 13.9 points and 8.2 rebounds per game ... Led NU in blocked shots and ranked second in the Big Ten with 96 rejections ... Finished fifth in the nation with 3.2 blocks per game ... Those 96 blocks placed her atop the single-season blocks list in the Wildcat record books ... Scored a career-high 34 points against Clemson (12/4) and pulled down a career-best 16 rebounds against Illinois (2/12) ... Recorded 21 double-digit performances ... Notched eight double-doubles, including seven in the first 10 games ... Played all 40 minutes in four games, including a season-high 43 minutes in the overtime battle against Purdue ... Swatted an NU record nine blocks against Texas Southern ... Already third on NU’s career blocks list through two seasons ... 1,078 minutes played ranks seventh on NU’s all-time single-season minutes played list ... Invited to try out for USA Basketball.

Personal

2007-08 Honorable Mention All-Big Ten and All-Freshman team honoree ... Despite fracturing her hand in the first game of the season, led the ‘Cats in rebounds (6.8), scoring (13.5) and blocks (51) ... Started 20 of the 22 games she played in ... Second on the team with 42.2 field goal percentage ... Led the team in scoring in 11 of 22 games ... Top rebounder in 10 of 22 games ... Recorded four double-doubles on the season—Illinois (12/27), Michigan State (1/17), Purdue (2/3) and Iowa (2/24) ... Scored in double-digits in 13 of 22 games, including nine of the last 10 ... Second on the team with 150 total rebounds ... Third on team with 69.4 free throw percentage and 34 offensive boards ... Scored a career-high 26 points against Indiana (2/7) and Michigan State (1/17) ... Recorded career-high three assists against Michigan State (1/17) ... Ranked in the top 10 in conference games in blocks (2.5 bpg), defensive rebounds (5.56 rpg) and rebounding (7.1 rpg) ... Invited to try out for USA Basketball.

Member of U19 Junior National Team that won the World Championships in 2006 ... Parade Magazine All-America second team (2007) ... McDonald’s All-American (2007) ... Named WBCA All-America Honorable Mention (2007) ... Recorded 2,031 points and 1,393 rebounds in high school career ... Averaged 18.0 ppg, 12.9 rpg her senior season ... Led the team in scoring 29 times and in rebounding 31 times during senior season ... Both leading scorer and rebounder in 29 out of 34 games senior year ... Chicago Tribune First-Team All-State (2006), Honorable Mention (2005), Special Mention (2004) ... Three-time all-conference selection (2004, 2005, 2006) ... USA U18 National Team Alternate (2006), Street & Smith’s All-America HM, 2004, 2005 ... Adidas Top Ten Camp Upperclass All-Star (2005), Underclass All-Star (2004) ... Student Sports Freshman All-America ... Ranked No. 5 in her position and No. 27 overall by Scout.com ... Ranked No. 14 by Blue Star Basketball ... Played high school basketball for Teri Rodgers and AAU for Ralph Gesualdo.

Born Amy Betsy Jaeschke on 4/26/89 ... Daughter of Robert and Betsy Jaeschke ... Majoring in communication studies.

amy Jaeschke’s Single-game Career Highs Points 34 at Clemson (12/4/08) Rebounds 16 at Illinois (02/12/09) Assists 6 vs. Indiana (2/19/09) Steals 3 at Iowa (2/28/08)

amy jaeschke’s Career STATISTICS Year G-GS 2007-08 22-20 2008-09 30-30 Career 52-50

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MIN 692 1,078 1,770

FG-A 129-306 167-390 296-696

PCT .422 .428 .425

3P-A 4-12 2-25 6-37

PCT .333 .08 .162

FT-A 34-49 80-128 114-177

PCT REB AVG A .694 150 6.8 26 .625 247 8.2 55 .644 397 7.6 81

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BL ST 51 16 96 32 147 48

PTS AVG 296 13.5 416 13.9 712 13.7


AMY JAESCHKE Quoting McKeown...

Brittany Orban on amy jaeschke...

affable

Head Coach Joe McKeown’s thoughts on Amy Jaeschke “I really feel Amy has developed into one of the top post players in the country, not just in the Big Ten. She has worked very hard on conditioning and strength to match her skill set. I’ll be disappointed if she doesn’t have a great year and lead us into the postseason.”

AFFABLE: pleasantly easy to approach and to talk to; friendly; cordial; warmly polite. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “whoever is open, loyal, true of humane and affable demeanour honourable himself, and in his judgement of others faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man.... such a man is a true gentleman.” Many words could be used to describe the personality of Amy Jaeschke: dependable, caring, honest. However, none of these words truly capture the essence of her personality as well as the word affable. Despite her towering presence and determined demeanor on the basketball floor, Amy is one of the most enjoyable individuals to have a conversation with. As a teammate Amy readily includes every player in whatever is occurring and is always finding ways to make the bond between the team stronger. Amy is the type of person that would give the shirt off of her own back if someone asked for it. She is always polite and displays an awesome attitude no matter if it is the best or worst day of her life. The next time you see Amy Jaeschke be sure to give her a cordial “hello” as she will most definitely return with an affable response.

what it means to be a wildcat “Becoming a Wildcat is about committing to being the best you can be for something larger than yourself. It is about striving to reach your full potential in the classroom, in the community and on the court. By challenging myself in this way, I contribute to the success of my team, the tradition of Northwestern athletics and the reputation of the University.”

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BETH MARSHALL 3

Beth marshall 5-5 • Jr. Guard Fishers, Ind. Hamilton Southeastern 2008-09 Redshirted.

2007-08 Team captain ... Fractured femur prevented her from seeing action ... Earned a medical hardship.

2006-07 Started last 11 games of the season and saw action in all 30 as the floor general ... Led the team with 91.7 free-throw percentage ... Second on team in 3-point percentage, knocking down 32 percent of her attempts ... Averaged 3.4 ppg and 1.9 rpg ... Scored career-high 14 points in victory against Penn State on 2/18/07 ... Hit double-digits again three days later with 10 points against Michigan State on 2/15/07 ... Pulled down a career-high seven rebounds against Purdue on 1/18/07 ... Dished out 46 assists on the season, including a career-high four assists against Michigan State on 2/15/07 and against Michigan on 2/18/07... Fifth on the team with 25 steals, stealing the ball a career-high four times against Penn State on 1/4/07.

High School Four-year varsity player at Hamilton Southeastern ... Team captain ... Helped the Royals to a 58-10 record in 2004-05 and 4A State Championship ... All-Hoosier Crossroads Conference 2004 and 2005 ... 2004 and 2005 All-Metro North (H.M.) ... 2005 All-Hamilton County ... 2005 Junior All Star ... 2004 and 2005 Top 100 Showcase ... Averaging 9.0 ppg, 5.0 apg, 3.0 rpg, 2.1spg in high school ... Part of the Hamilton Southeastern team that went undefeated in conference play three years in a row (’02, ’03, ’04) ... Competed in the 2004 Champions Hall of Fame Classic and 2003 Champions of Hamilton County Tournament ... Ranked No. 134 by All Star Girls Report ... Plays AAU basketball with The Family, Inc., the 2005 Nike National Champions and Nike Cup Champions ... AAU team, coached by Kevin Merriweather went 40-1 in 2005 ... Competed in the U.S. Junior Nationals ... 16U/17U Indiana State AAU Champions ... High school coach was Chris Huppenthal.

Personal Born Beth Ann Marshall on 5/3/88 ... Parents are Barbara and the late Tim Marshall ... Senior Leadership Academy ... Communication studies major.

Marshall’s Single-game Career Highs Points 14 vs. Penn State (2/18/07) Rebounds 7 vs. Purdue (1/18/07) Assists 3, most recently vs. Georgia Tech (12/18/06) Steals 4 vs. Penn State (1/4/07)

marshall’s Career STATISTICS Year G-GS MIN FG-A 2006-07 30-11 601 34-95 2007-08 Medical Hardship 2008-09 Redshirted Career 30-11 601 34-95

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PCT .358

3P-A 24-75

PCT .320

FT-A 11-12

PCT REB AVG A BL ST PTS AVG .917 58 1.9 46 3 25 103 3.4

.358

24-75

.320

11-12

.917

58

1.9

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3.4


BETH MARSHALL Quoting McKeown...

Kristin Cartwright on beth marshall...

plucky

Head Coach Joe McKeown’s thoughts on Beth Marshall “Beth has shown tremendous courage and perseverance in overcoming so many injuries and life obstacles during her time at Northwestern. She seems physically and mentally ready to make great contributions to the program and should be one of the best shooters in the Big Ten.”

Plucky: having or showing pluck or courage; brave B-Marsh Rap (Clean Version) Yo. Yo yo yo. Yo. Listen up. Yo yo yo. B-Marsh is a bball PG There is something very interesting to me. She may be short but dang she tough Get in her face, she’ll light ya up. If you give her a challenge it ain’t me nutin She’ll say, “watch me now, ill show ya sumin.” Beth’s got spunk you’ve never seen, Chick reminds me of Avril Lavigne Rockin out, she’ll scream “Hey dude, I ain’t fricken scared of you.” Some Honey Bunches of Oats is all she needs To get her fighten like a warrior machine. On the court or sideline she cheers, “Lets Go Cats, Show em no fear!”

what it means to be a wildcat “Being a Wildcat means hard work, determination, and perseverance. It means giving everything you have for your teammates who become your family. Being a Wildcat isn’t just a four-year deal, it’s having purple pride for life.”

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KAITLIN McINERNEY 54

kaitlin mcInerney 6-2 • Jr. Forward Oak Brook, Ill. Benet Academy 2008-09

Due to an injury, played in only four games ... Academic All-Big Ten.

2007-08 Started season’s first seven games before sustaining a season-ending ACL tear against Wake Forest (11/28) ... Recorded double-doubles against Illinois-Chicago (11/14) and Western Michigan (11/10) ... Scored in double digits four times in just six complete games ... Dished out three assists against Dayton (11/9) and Illinois-Chicago (11/14) ... Earned medical redshirt.

2006-07 Started 28 games and saw action in all 30 as a freshman ... Led the team in field goal percentage, converting nearly 50 percent of her attempts (49.4 precent) ... Fourth on team in scoring with 7.3 ppg ... Scored career-high16 points against Miami (Ohio) on 11/17/06 and scored in double-digits in 11 of 30 games ... Led the team with 165 rebounds and 5.5 rpg ... Grabbed at least five rebounds in 19 of 30 games... Pulled down a career-high 12 rebounds against Nebraska on 12/16/07, posting first career double-double with 10 points ... Led team in blocks with 34, including a career-high four rejections against Wisconsin on 12/28/06 and Michigan on 2/18/07 ... Tied for second on team in steals with 43 ... Recorded a career-high four takeaways against Northern Illinois on 12/02/06 ... Fourth on team in assists with 69, including a career-high seven dishes against Iowa on 1/07/07.

High School Four-year varsity letterwinner at Benet Academy ... Street & Smith’s High School All-America Team ... Team captain ... ESCAA All-Conference Team (2004-05) ... Daily Herald All-Area team ... Naperville Sun Player of the Year (2005) ... Naperville North Benet Tourney MVP ... Averaging 16 ppg, 9 rpg and recorded 76 blocks last season ... Ranked No. 144 by All- Star Girls Report ... Has led the Redwings to back-to-back sectional championships (2003, 2004) and a regional championship (2005) ... High School coach was Peter Paul ... Also lettered in golf and played volleyball and soccer at Benet ... Played AAU basketball for Jerald Davis and the Chicago Hoops Express ... National Honor Society ... Honor Roll.

Personal Born Kaitlin Lea McInerney on 11/18/87 ... Parents are Mike and Judy McInerney ... Communication studies major.

mcInerney’s Single-game Career Highs Points 16 at Miami (Ohio) (11/17/06) Rebounds 12 at Nebraska (12/16/06) Assists 7 vs. Iowa (1/7/06) Steals 4 vs. Northern Illinois (12/2/06)

mcinerney’s STATISTICS statistics

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Year G-GS 2006-07 30-28 2007-08 7-7 2008-09 4-0 Career 37-35

MIN 842 152 14 994

FG-A 83-168 25-39 0-4 108-207

PCT .494 .641 .000 .522

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

PCT .000 .000 .000 .000

FT-A 54-93 8-17 1-3 62-110

PCT REB AVG A .581 165 5.5 69 .471 40 5.7 12 .333 4 1.0 1 .564 205 5.5 81

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BL 34 5 1 39

ST 43 5 0 48

PTS AVG 220 7.3 58 8.3 1 0.3 278 7.5


KAITLIN McINERNEY Quoting McKeown...

Beth Marshall on kaitlin mcinerney...

random

Head Coach Joe McKeown’s thoughts on Kaitlin McInerney “Kaitlin returned last year and showed some of her talents in a limited role. Unfortunately, injuries have marked her career and held her back. She is a tremendous person and brings outstanding leadership qualities as a senior to the program.”

Kaitlin has an assorted number of talents. One minute she’s a beautician, coloring a teammate’s hair and the next she’s painting a masterpiece for someone’s birthday present. And if we’re really lucky, she will play the Titanic theme song on the piano in the hotel lobby at away games. Some might also consider Kaitlin a professional hip hop dancer, referring to her as White Chocolate on the dance floor. Throughout her years at Northwestern she has also perfected British and Irish accents. Kaitlin is random in every sense. She is the only person I know who actually likes getting shots. But she is also the only person I know who has a fear of oranges. She keeps us all on our toes, because with her, all outcomes are equally possible. You never know what Kait’s going to say or do, but if all else fails you can rely on her to pull out the robot to cure any awkward situation.

what it means to be a wildcat “Being a Northwestern Wildcat has made me who I am today. It has taught me to balance a schedule of challenging academics and a competitive sport. I take great pride in being a Wildcat and will for the rest of my life.”

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MESHIA REED 20

meshia reed 5-8 • Jr. Guard Country Club Hills, Ill. Stockbridge (Ga.) 2008-09

Played in all 30 games for the ’Cats, making 10 starts ... Second on team in field goal percentage (.448) and third in field goals made (78) ... Averaged just under 20 minutes a game while contributing seven points and 2.6 rebounds per appearance ... Scored a season-high 18 points to go along with a career-high five assists against Western Illinois (11/29).

2007-08 Started 12 of 26 games ... Second on the team with 9.1 ppg ... Tallied career-highs of 24 points and 11 rebounds to record first career doubledouble at Michigan (1/6) ... Third on the team with 33.6 field goal percentage ... Led the team from beyond the arc with 34 treys ... Made at least one triple in 19 of 26 games, including a 5-of-5 effort against Boston College (12/1) ... Fourth on team with 31 offensive rebounds and 101 total rebounds.

High School Three-year varsity letterwinner at Hillcrest High School in Country Club Hills, Ill. ... Two-year team captain ... Scored over 1,000 points in three years ... Averaged 19.3 ppg., 8.7 rpg., 4.7 apg, and 3.4 spg. ... Two-year SICA North Silver All-Conference ... Two-year Daily Southtown and Star Newspaper All-Area Honors ... Ranked No. 128 by Blue Star Basketball ... Played AAU basketball for Jerald Davis’ Chicago Hoops Express, the same AAU team as current players Kaitlin McInerney ... Moved to Stockbridge to play final high school season ... High school coach was John Maniatis.

reed’s Single-game Career Highs

Personal Born Meshia Danielle Reed on 4/30/89... Daughter of Wanda Adams and Darnell Reed ... Art theory and practice major.

Points 24 at Michigan (1/6/08) Rebounds 11 at Michigan (1/6/08) Assists 5 vs. Western Illinois (11/29/08) Steals 3 vs. Kansas State (11/17/08)

reed’s Career STATISTICS Year G-GS 2007-08 26-12 2008-09 30-10 Career 56-22

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MIN 671 572 1243

FG-A 83-247 78-174 161-421

PCT .336 .448 .382

3P-A 34-105 10-40 44-145

PCT .324 .250 .303

FT-A 37-56 45-68 82-124

PCT REB AVG A .661 101 3.9 27 .662 78 2.6 29 .661 179 3.2 56

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BL 8 3 11

ST 22 15 37

PTS AVG 237 9.1 211 7.0 448 8.0


MESHIA REED Quoting McKeown...

Head Coach Joe McKeown’s thoughts on Meshia Reed “Meshia has worked really hard in the offseason to become a better player. I’m really proud of her attitude and work ethic as she steps into her junior year. She is a very explosive player that can score in multiple ways and she played her best basketball at the end of last season.”

Amy Jaeschke on meshia reed...

laughter

“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” -ee cummings

I cannot remember the last time that I went a day without laughing with Meshia. Whether it is a little chuckle or a full blown side ache laugh, I can honestly attest to the fact that she has never wasted a day in her life. If I never talked to Meshia again and thought of her 20 years from now the first image that would pop into my head would be of her laughing so hard that she had to rely on a teammate to support her from clasping onto the floor. We both live with two of our teammates, Jenny and Kaitlin, and needless to say all four of us have our own weird tendencies. I know that when I find something someone did was weird, I can just look at Meshia and she will be thinking along the same lines as me. With just one look, we will both be on the floor laughing hysterically because we know what each other are thinking without ever having to verbalize it. Laughing with Meshia is just that easy. Even when times are tough she can find a way, even if it is at her own expense (although usually it is at someone else’s expense), to get someone to crack a smile or laugh. Her infectious laugh makes me excited for the years of laughter to come.

what it means to be a wildcat “Being a Wildcat means not settling for what’s already given in life. Balancing a rigorous class schedule and putting in the time to improve my game can be taxing, but it has molded me into a better person. It has also taught me to think of success as more than a goal or an objective, but as a result.”

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allison mocchi 5-10 • So. Guard Wheaton, Ill. Buffalo Grove 2008-09 Saw limited action in seven games due to injury.

High School Varsity letterwinner in both basketball and volleyball at Buffalo Grove ... Helped high school squad to a four-year record of 122-21 and four consecutive regional and sectional championships ... Scored a total of 1,085 career points ... Holds the school record of 11 steals in one game ... Named to the all-area and all-conference teams in three-successive years (2005-2008) ... Awarded all-state honors in two consecutive years (20062008) ... Team captain and Team MVP (2007-2008) ... Appointed to the IHSA All-Tournament Team (2007-2008) ... Competed in the IBC All-Star game ... Nominee for the 2008 McDonald’s All-American Team ... Played AAU basketball for Ralph Gesualdo’s Full Package, helping the squad to three state championships (2005, 2006, 2008) ... Played high school basketball for Tom Dineen.

Personal Born Allison Marie Mocchi on 11/15/89 ... Daughter of Michael and Rose Mocchi ... Majoring in human development and psychological services.

Allison Mocchi’s Single-game Career Highs Points 6 at Michigan State (1/8/09) Rebounds 2 at Michigan (12/28/08), vs. Ohio State (2/15/09) Assists 2 at Michigan (12/28/08) Steals 1 vs. Michigan State (1/22/09)

Allison Mocchi’s Career STATISTICS Year G-GS 2008-09 7-0 Career 7-0

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MIN 28 28

FG-A 1-10 1-10

PCT .100 .100

3P-A 1-7 1-7

PCT .143 .143

FT-A 6-11 6-11

PCT REB AVG A BL ST PTS AVG .545 8 1.1 2 0 2 9 1.3 .545 8 1.1 2 0 2 9 1.3

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ALLISON MOCCHI Quoting McKeown...

Head Coach Joe McKeown’s thoughts on Ali Mocchi “Ali is one of the most determined young people I’ve ever coached. Most student-athletes in her position would have given up playing basketball but she continues to work and fight and hopefully that determination will turn into more court time this year.”

Lia Henry on Allison mocchi...

energetic

If you ever need a person to cheer you up or bring a smile to your face Allison Mocchi is the girl to see. Through her good spirit and charm everyone around her is affected and all worries or troubles of the day forgotten. As a freshman it is hard to adapt to the new college life, but with Allison’s constant smile the transition somehow seems smoother. On the court through her constant cheering and unending energy, Allison makes everyone around her better. Whenever you’re in a situation when you think you just can’t go any further, one look at Allison working at 150 percent makes you believe that maybe you too can go the extra mile. No matter how exhausted she may be she never lets her smile fade. Allison is truly an incredible person both on and off the court.

what it means to be a wildcat “Being a Wildcat means putting 110 percent in whatever you do, whether it is on or off the court. It is pushing yourself to the max whether you are being watched or not. Being a Wildcat is showing up everyday ready to compete.”

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maggie mocchi 5-10 • So. Guard Wheaton, Ill. Buffalo Grove 2008-09

Saw time in all 30 games for the Wildcats, including seven starts ... Averaged 18.8 minutes a game ... Finishes second on team in 3-point field goals with 25 ... Second on the team in defensive rebounds (72) and third on squad in steals (26) and blocks (13) ... Registered then-career-best 18-and 19-point performances against Indiana (12/20, 2/19) ... Connected on a career-best four 3-point field goals in both games versus the Hoosiers.

high school Varsity letterwinner in basketball and volleyball at Buffalo Grove ... Helped a team to a 122-21 record and both regional and sectional championships (2005-2008) ... Scored 1,693 career points ... Awarded All State, All Conference, and All Area honors in three-consecutive years (2005-2008) ... Team Captain and MVP her senior season ... Named to the ISHA All Tournament Team (2007-2008) ... Competed in the IBC All-Star game ... Nominee for the 2008 McDonalds All-American Team ... Played AAU basketball for Ralph Gesualdo’s Full Package, helping the squad to three state championships (2005, 2006, 2008) ... Played high school basketball for Tom Dineen.

Personal Born Maggie A. Mocchi in 11/15/89 ... Daughter of Michael and Rose Mocchi ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

maggie Mocchi’s Single-game Career Highs Points 19 vs. Indiana (2/19/09) Rebounds 6 vs. Purdue (1/11/09) Assists 5 vs. North Dakota (12/22/08) Steals 4 at Indiana (12/20/08), vs. North Dakota (12/22/08)

maggie Mocchi’s Career STATISTICS Year G-GS 2008-09 30-7 Career 30-7

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MIN 539 539

FG-A 52-156 52-156

PCT .333 .333

3P-A 25-85 25-85

PCT .294 .294

FT-A 16-26 16-26

PCT REB AVG A BL ST PTS AVG .615 84 2.8 33 13 26 145 4.8 .615 84 2.8 33 13 26 145 4.8

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MAGGIE MOCCHI Quoting McKeown...

Head Coach Joe McKeown’s thoughts on Maggie Mocchi “Maggie had a tremendous freshman year when you consider the situation she came into. We asked her to play different positions against much bigger players and she responded with great games. As she improves her perimeter game, this will only help her become a difficult match-up for opponents.”

Ali Mocchi on maggie mocchi...

mischievous

Mischievous: Playfully naughty or troublesome. The word mischievous is an accurate description of Maggie Mocchi. Everyone knows the little smile she gives when she is up to something or knows something. She is always conniving some kind of plan just to get a smile out of people. For instance, Maggie walked into the locker room one day with a plate full of “brownies.” When all of our teammates excitedly reached and bit into them, they realized that Maggie had covered sponges in chocolate to make them look like brownies. Another time last year Maggie and I walked into practice to hear Jenny questioning the team about their whereabouts the night before. Someone had mysteriously saran-wrapped her car, I wonder who….? On school days she would plan out which classes we would switch in for the day. She always has 10 different April Fool’s jokes up her sleeve, even if it’s not April Fool’s. Her mischievous behavior is all in good fun and always brings a smile to people’s faces.

what it means to be a wildcat “Being a Wildcat means being the best of the best. It means being determined to give it all and to do your best. It means working hard and proving yourself with a smile on your face.”

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brittany orban 6-0 • So. Forward North Canton, Ohio Hoover 2008-09

Started 27 of the 30 games as a true freshman ... One of the team’s hardest workers ... Led the team in 3-point field goal percentage (.400) and free throws made (87), while averaging 24.5 minutes and 8.2 points per game ... Finished fourth in the Big Ten and second on the team in free throw percentage (.821) ... Received the Wildcats’ Newcomer of the Year Award ... Collected a career-high 25 points and went a perfect 13-for-13 from the free-throw line against Ohio State (2/15).

high school Lettered in basketball, track, and cross country at Hoover High School ... Team captain in all three sports ... Helped her team win the district championship in 2005-06 ... Scored 1,887 career points ... Scored 1,000th career point in her junior season ... Averaged 20.3 ppg. and 10.6 rpg. ... Named Stark County Player of the Year ... Federal League Player of the Year ... Northeast Inland District Player of the Year ... District IV Player of the Year ... Three-year All-Ohio first-team honors ... Holds 13 school records ... Competed in the North vs. South and Stark/Summit Ohio All-Star games ... Played AUU basketball for the Queen City Jaguars, Ohio Legend, and the Tri-County Select (2004-2007) ... High school coach was Paul Wackerly.

Personal Born Brittany Nicole Orban on 7/18/89 ... Daughter of Larry and Margaret Orban ... Father played baseball at Ball State University ... Two brothers and one sister ... Civil engineering major.

orban’s Single-game Career Highs Points 25, at Ohio State (2/15/09) Rebounds 7, several times, most recently vs. Wisconsin (3/5/09) Assists 3, several times, most recently vs. Iowa (3/1/09) Steals 2, several times, most recently vs. Wisconsin (3/5/09)

orban’s Career STATISTICS Year G-GS 2008-09 30-27 Career 30-27

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MIN 735 735

FG-A 69-160 69-160

PCT .431 .431

3P-A 22-55 22-55

PCT .400 .400

FT-A 87-106 87-106

PCT REB AVG A BL ST PTS AVG .821 108 3.6 30 1 15 247 8.2 .821 108 3.6 30 1 15 247 8.2

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BRITTANY ORBAN Quoting McKeown...

Kendall Hackney on brittany orban...

strong

Head Coach Joe McKeown’s thoughts on Brittany Orban “Brittany has the best work ethic on our team and she has made herself a much better player in the offseason. She had a great freshman year and will do nothing but continue to improve, so we are excited for her future as a Wildcat. She is a tremendous role model and one of the top studentathletes in the Big Ten Conference.”

The definition of “strong” that focuses in on who Brittany really is as a person is “fervent; zealous; thoroughgoing.” Brittany is someone that you know will do something the right way. She is passionate in all aspects of her life and strives to do her best in every way. This fervent side of her really shows itself on and off the court. On the court, she is always going 100 percent and has an eagerness to get better. Off the court, she is majoring in engineering (because she’s super smart) and when she’s not exercising or practicing, you can find this girl studying. Her ability to be so thoroughgoing ceases to amaze others. Brittany is strong both mentally and physically. The zealous side comes out when you spend time with her. Her laughter is infectious and I know I can talk to her about anything. Having Brittany as a friend is a blessing to me because her enthusiasm and strong sense of self is contagious. A verse I have chosen for Brittany is Isaiah 40:31 which says, “But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

what it means to be a wildcat “Being a Wildcat characterizes two qualities that will follow with me once I have left Northwestern University: pride and honor. I am proud to wear the Northwestern name on the front of my uniform, and with that comes pride in the extra hours I must spend in the gym and in the library to be a successful student-athlete at a

prestigious university like Northwestern. With all of the opportunities that arise through this wonderful experience as a Wildcat I am always honored to be surrounded by such wonderful teammates, coaches, professors, and overall a great community representing Northwestern University.”

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Dannielle Diamant dannielle diamant

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6-5 • Fr. Forward/Center Las Vegas, Nev. Bishop Gorman high school Four-year letterwinner in basketball and volleyball at Bishop Gorman High School ... Also lettered in track and field ... Helped Gorman win first state title as a freshman ... Won the Nevada state championship the following two years ... Ranked 20th in her position by ESPN’s Hoopgurlz.com ... Named all-state her junior year ... Sporting News All-America honorable mention her junior year... Ranked 50th nationally preseason of her senior year ... Averaged 12 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game as a junior ... Played for the West Coast Premiere club team coached by Brian Crichlow ... High school coach was Sheryl Krmpotich.

Personal Born Dannielle Lois Diamant on 4/8/91 ... Daughter of Zafi and Jodie Diamant ... Granddaughter of legendary men’s basketball UNLV coach Jerry Tarkanian ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Quoting McKeown...

Head Coach Joe McKeown’s thoughts on Dannielle Diamant “Dannielle is one of the most highly recruited freshmen to come to Northwestern. She has great size and perimeter skills which will make her a difficult matchup. She is a tremendous student-athlete and someone who is destined to have a great four-year career in Evanston.”

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Maggie Mocchi on dannielle diamant...

spunky

Dannielle Dannielle Dannielle, how do I even start to describe this young lady ... SPUNKY! This Vegas girl stands at 6’5’’ carrying a whole lot of spunkiness with her! Her lively, upbeat wacky attitude has quickly become a great addition to our team. She played in Israel this summer and is now offering her talents to the Wildcats. I remember her official visit to Northwestern. She had a tremendous host, Maggie Mocchi. The morning of her visit Dannielle decides that wearing a bathrobe and shower cap down to breakfast would be a great idea! When she arrived in the restaurant the coaches and other guests laughed in amusement. Dannielle has a great spirit, she’s outgoing and friendly to everyone. On the court she has great energy that spreads throughout the whole team. You can always count on Dannielle to give you a quick pick-meup or to bring a smile to your face. But don’t let her fool you, because she’ll turn around and start dunking on you! In the future Dannielle wants to work with kids, if her plan to be a limo driver fails.

what it means to be a wildcat “Being a Wildcat means belonging to a family with good morals and values. It means wearing the color purple with pride and supporting everyone in their hard work. It means doing everything to the best of your ability, no matter what it is.”

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KENDALL HACKNEY kendall hackney

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6-2 • Fr. Guard/Forward Cincinnati, Ohio Mount Notre Dame high school 2009 Miss Ohio basketball ... Ranked the 38th-best forward in the nation by Scout.com ... Slotted at 55th in the country by ESPN’s HoopGurlz ... Four-time Ohio Division 1 state champion ... Co-Division 1 Player of the Year ... First-team all-state senior year ... MVP of state championship game her sophomore and junior years ... Named Most Outstanding Player of state tournament in 2008-09 ... Honored as Player of the Year by the Cincinnati Enquirer her senior season ... 2008-09 Greater Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Women’s Sports Foundation high school basketball Player of the Year ... LaRosa’s Female Athlete of the Year (2008-09) ... Averaged 13.3 points per game during her senior season ... Shot 50 percent from the field and 83.5 percent from the free throw line for the 2008-09 campaign ... Scored 1,212 points in her career ... Recorded 110 wins and only 10 losses during high school career ... Member of AllOhio AAU team ... President of National Honor Society ... Honor roll every quarter ... Played against current Wildcat Brittany Orban her freshman season and against fellow NU freshman Dannielle Diamant in AAU ... Originally signed a letter of intent to play at USC ... High school coach was Dante Harlan ... AAU coach was Jay Bee Bethea.

Personal Born Kendall Lauren Hackney on 8/30/90 ... Parents are Carol and Ed Hackney ... Father played basketball at Hanover College ... Enrolled in the Medill School of Journalism.

Dannielle Diamant on Kendall hackney...

fearless

Being a freshman in college means a great deal of changes in your life, but the biggest one I would have to say is the completely new environment you’re thrust into. Your surroundings, the people, the way things work, everything is a new experience. Luckily, I have had Kendall by my side to help me through all these transitions. The word “fearless” describes her. Not in the way where she’d go out and do really crazy things just to prove herself, but in the way that she carries herself. She is the type of person that just randomly goes up to people to introduce herself because everyone is new and no one else has the courage to do it. She puts herself out there to try new things, and isn’t afraid to speak her mind on different topics. Kendall’s “fearless” trait is one to be admired and will most definitely help her in her aspirations to become a broadcast journalist someday.

Quoting McKeown...

Head Coach Joe McKeown’s thoughts on Kendall Hackney “Kendall has a chance to have an outstanding career. Her game is so versatile that she can play any position on the court. We are really excited she chose Northwestern after such a great high school career and being named Miss Ohio Basketball. She is also an outstanding student and will accept with great confidence the challenge that comes with being a student-athlete at Northwestern.”

what it means to be a wildcat “Being a Wildcat for me means that I strive to do my best in all aspects of my life even when it’s difficult. It means that I represent Northwestern with pride and I wear the color purple proudly. Being a Wildcat means I am a person of character and responsibility and I am surrounded by a community that creates an environment that encourages me to excel.”

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inesha hale 5-9 • Fr. Guard Raytown, Mo. Raytown high school

No. 14-ranked point guard nationally by Scouts, Inc. ... Ranked No. 87 nationally by ESPN’s Hoopgurlz ... All-State and team MVP junior and senior years ... First-team all-conference and all-district player junior and senior year ... Member of 2009 Missouri-Kansas All-Star team ... Averaged 13 points, six steals, and four assists per game in 2008-09 season ... Averaged 12 points, four rebounds, five assists, two steals for career ... Helped the Lady Bluejays to conference and district titles in 2008 and 2009 ... High school coach was Jan Handley ... Member of KC-Select AAU team coached by Earnest Jones ... Honor roll student ... Outstanding achievement award winner all four years.

Personal Born Inesha Morgan Hale on 2/6/91 ... Daughter of Norman and Shirley Hale ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Quoting McKeown...

Head Coach Joe McKeown’s thoughts on Inesha Hale “Inesha brings tremendous quickness and speed to our back court. She has a passion for basketball and a determination to get better everyday. She is also an outstanding student and was one of the top high school players in the Kansas City area last year. Her playing time as a freshman will be determined by how quickly she adjusts to our system and college basketball.”

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Tailor Jones on inesha hale...

quiet

If I could describe Inesha using one word it would be QUIET! Even though she is a freshman and I have only known her for a short period of time, she is one of the hardest people to get to know. It must of taken her five days to say hi, and by the way, she didn’t say hi by using her voice but by waving her hand. Even though Inesha is quiet, her facial expressions say a lot. In a way she doesn’t even have to say anything because you can tell what she is thinking by the look on her face. Ineshia is also very interesting person. Meeting her you would never think she would be into the show One Tree Hill or like the Disney Channel, but luckily she is. We have team gatherings just to watch OneTree Hill, which are always a good time. I am extremely excited to have her as a teammate and looking forward to playing with her for the next three years.

what it means to be a wildcat “To me what it means to be a Wildcat, in one word, is unique. After being here just a few months, I think that you have to be a unique individual to balance athletics and academics. It’s held at the highest level both athletically and academically and it’s a great challenge. My experiences here will prepare me to face challenges in the real world.”

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lia henry 5-10 • Fr. Guard Washington, DC Academy of the Holy Cross high school

Four-year varsity player at Academy of the Holy Cross ... Team captain ... Honorable mention all-conference junior year ... Third team all-conference and Coaches Award senior year ... Three-point shooting champ senior year ... Averaged 11.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game ... Participated in McDonald’s Roundball Classic senior year ... Helped team to 2006 City, Conference, and IAABO Championships ... Played for Russell Davis and D.C. Love AAU Basketball team for four years ... Four-year honor roll student and Madeleva Scholar ... Two-time recipient of Academic Excellence Award ... Salve Regna Award winner..

Personal Born Lia Gladys Henry on 1/11/90 ... Parents are George Henry and Kathy Bell-Henry ... Enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Quoting McKeown...

Head Coach Joe McKeown’s thoughts on Lia Henry “Lia is an outstanding student-athlete who has decided to walk on here at Northwestern. She comes from an outstanding high school program in the D.C. area. Her quickness, speed and 3-point shooting will be an asset to the program. Equally as important is her great attitude about learning everyday.”

Kaitlin McInerney on lia henry...

mysterious

Lia Henry is a freshman this year. As returnees, we try to feel out what the personalities of the newcomers are like by taking note of their humor, expressions, reactions, and basic overall characteristics. Lia Henry has made this task quite challenging because it is difficult to determine which expression/ reaction is displayed on her face. As seen in the picture, she gives this look that makes you question what she is really thinking, as well as what the expression on her face really means. Although I haven’t figured out what her mysterious expression means yet, it is no mystery that Lia is a very nice person, and her positive attitude is infectious. Her sarcasm fits right in with the rest of the team, and she will be an important asset to our team on and off the court.

what it means to be a wildcat “Being a Wildcat means to try your hardest no matter what the circumstances. It means lending a helping hand to all those in need and giving 100 percent both on and off the court at all times.”

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Tailor jones 5-11 • So. Guard Orlando, Fla. Lake Mary Note: Will sit out 2009-10 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

2008-09 At Florida—Appeared in 12 games for the Gators ... Recorded nine assists, six points, six rebounds and three steals ... Was perfect from the free throw line, making all four attempts ... Member of the honor roll.

high school First-team all-conference senior year ... Started on the varsity team her entire high school career ... Won Florida Division 6A State Championship as a sophomore ... Advanced to the final four her freshman year ... Played in the Adidas Top-Ten All-American camp ... Averaged 15 points, seven rebounds and eight assists per game ... Member of the DEBO club team for six years ... Played one year for the Chicago Hoops Express coached by Jerald Davis-the same team as fellow teammates Meshia Reed and Kaitlin McInerney ... High school coach was Carl Brown and AAU coaches were Dennis and Gina Jones.

Personal Born Tailor Renee Jones on 3/21/91 ... Daughter of Gina and Dennis Jones ... Enrolled in the School of Communication.

Quoting McKeown...

Head Coach Joe McKeown’s thoughts on Tailor Jones

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“A transfer from the University of Florida, Tailor brings tremendous athletic ability and a passion for basketball. Sometimes it is difficult to transfer but sitting out this year will allow her to adjust to the Northwestern way. I think recruiting a player of Tailor’s talent will only help us in changing the course of Wildcat Basketball. We are excited to have her with us.”

Meshia Reed on Tailor jones...

confident

The dictionary defines confident as “sure of oneself; having no uncertainty about one’s own abilities.” The natural ability to take steps to becoming successful with every action and spoken word is Tailor Jones’ gift. She happens to be fearless of the consequences that may lie ahead because her certainty assures her of accomplishing any goal. Giving anything less than what is owed is disappointing and being satisfied with today’s work is unacceptable. Her demeanor screams “I am more than what you perceive me to be.” I can actually compare Tailor to an excerpt from Maya Angelou’s poem Phenomenal Woman. “I walk into a room Just as cool as you please, And to a man, The fellows stand or Fall down on their knees. Then they swarm around me, A hive of honey bees. I say, It’s the fire in my eyes, And the flash of my teeth, The swing in my waist, And the joy in my feet. I’m a woman Phenomenally Phenomenal woman, That’s me.” Although Tailor will not be on the court with us this year, she will still be a major force within the team’s success. I can speak on the team’s behalf “We’re happy to have her on board.”

what it means to be a wildcat “Being a Wildcat takes a lot of responsibility but it will benefit you in the end because you are surrounded by people that want to see you succeed in all aspects of life. You are inspired and mentored by some of the best coaches in the country. Most importantly, you are taught by some of the best professors in the world and will get an outstanding education.”

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COACHES HEAD COACH JOE McKEOWN...................................................................................64-67 ASSociate head coach ALI JAQUES......................................................................... 68 ASSISTANT COACH DANIEL PRINCE............................................................................. 69 ASSISTANT COACH TENNILLE ADAMS.......................................................................... 70 SUPPORT STAFF.............................................................................................................. 71


head coach joe mckeown JOE McKEOWN 24th season overall Second at Northwestern Overall record: 516-197 (23 years)

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n June 9, 2008, Northwestern University Director of Athletics and Recreation Jim Phillips named Joe McKeown the head women’s basketball coach at Northwestern. McKeown (pronounced Mick-Q-ann) is the sixth mentor to guide Northwestern’s women’s basketball program. In just his first season in Evanston, McKeown has changed the culture of the women’s basketball program. As a team, the Wildcats finished with the most conference wins since the 2002-03 season and came just one win shy of posting a .500 record at home. On an individual level under McKeown’s guidance, Northwestern garnered its first Big Ten Player of the Week (Amy Jaeschke) since the 1996-97 season and its first second-team All-Big Ten selection since the 1998-99 campaign. Also this past year, McKeown was inducted into the Father Judge High School Hall of Fame, a prestigious member of the Philadelphia Catholic League. McKeown joined the Wildcats following 19 years as the head coach at George Washington University, and is one of the most respected names in women’s college basketball. During the 2007-08 season, McKeown became the 34th head coach in Division I history to pass the 500-victory mark. He brought 509 career victories, a total which ranked 21st on the active Division I list, to Evanston. “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Joe, his wife Laura, and their children to the Northwestern family,” said Phillips upon McKeown’s arrival to the Northwestern family. “There is no question that he is one of the best and most accomplished coaches in college basketball right now. Joe’s experience and commitment is unmatched. His team’s academic successes speak very clearly to his unwavering commitment to the most critical element of the student-athlete experience. In addition to that, Joe is just a tremendous individual who has an incredible passion for coaching student-athletes and helping them reach their potential, both as players and young adults.” McKeown’s .723 winning percentage (516-197) ranks 16th among active NCAA women’s coaches (minimum five years) and 19th all-time in women’s coaching history (minimum 10 years). McKeown left George Washington as the winningest coach in school history and in the Atlantic 10 Conference. In 23 seasons as a college head coach, McKeown has guided a team to postseason play 19 times. He guided the Colonials to 14 regular season or postseason Atlantic 10 crowns. In his 19 seasons at George Washington, McKeown compiled a 441-154 record, with his 1997 squad reaching the Elite Eight. On three other occasions, the Colonials advanced to the Sweet Sixteen—1995, 2007 and 2008. In his 15 NCAA trips with GW, the Colonials won their first-round tournament game 13 times. McKeown is a five-time Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year (1991, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2007) and two-time National Coach of the Year nominee (1995, 1997). After spending three seasons as the head coach at New Mexico State, where he went 68-20 and appeared in two NCAA tournaments, McKeown went to George Washington in mid-September of 1989, inheriting a team that went 9-19 a year earlier. After his first squad went 14-14, McKeown quickly turned the Colonials into an elite women’s college program with his teams averaging nearly 24 wins per year the next 18 seasons. At GW, McKeown coached six Atlantic 10 Players of the Year. He also has mentored seven A-10 Rookies of the Year, five Defensive Players of the Year, five Sixth Players of the Year, 14 All-Rookie Team selections and 51 all-conference performers. McKeown has coached 16 players who have gone

McKeown At-A-Glance Born

May 12, 1956

Alma Mater

Kent State, 1979

Degrees

Bachelor’s Degree, 1979 (Kent State) Master’s Degree, 1981 (Kent State)

Playing Experience

Kent State, Guard, 1977-79

Coaching Experience Kent State, 1979-1983 Graduate Assistant Oklahoma, 1983-1986 Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator New Mexico State 1986-1989 Head Coach George Washington, 1989-2008 Head Coach Northwestern, 2008-present Head Coach Family

Wife—Laura Daughters—Meghan (18), Ally (7) Son—Joey (15)

on to play professional basketball (four WNBA draft picks). Equally as impressive as GW’s success on the court was its outstanding performance in the classroom. During McKeown’s tenure with the Colonials, George Washington players received Atlantic 10 Academic AllConference recognition 17 times and eight players were named CoSIDA academic all-district selections (three Academic All-Americans). Of those eight, one was a Rhodes Scholar nominee and another received a Fulbright Scholarship. Other former student-athletes under McKeown’s guidance include a GW School of Business Distinguished Scholar Award, an NCAA Woman of the Year representative and two Atlantic 10 Student-Athletes of the Year. McKeown also is involved with USA Basketball, as he recently was named an assistant coach for the 2008 USA Basketball Women’s U-18 National Basketball Team. He was also a floor coach for the 1992 Olympic team.

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head coach joe mckeown The McKeown coaching record Season School 1986-87 New Mexico State 1987-88 New Mexico State 1988-89 New Mexico State 1989-90 George Washington 1990-91 George Washington 1991-92 George Washington 1992-93 George Washington 1993-94 George Washington 1994-95 George Washington 1995-96 George Washington 1996-97 George Washington 1997-98 George Washington 1998-99 George Washington 1999-00 George Washington 2000-01 George Washington 2001-02 George Washington 2002-03 George Washington 2003-04 George Washington 2004-05 George Washington 2005-06 George Washington 2006-07 George Washington 2007-08 George Washington 2008-09 Northwestern

Record 23-7 26-3 19-10 (68-20) 14-14 23-7 25-7 20-11 23-8 26-6 26-7 28-6 20-10 19-9 26-6 22-10 21-9 25-7 22-8 23-9 23-9 28-4 27-7 (441-154) 7-23

TOTALS

516-197 (.723)

Prior to coaching at New Mexico State, McKeown served as an assistant coach at the University of Oklahoma from 1983-86, and at his alma mater, Kent State University, from 1979-80. Oklahoma posted at least 20 wins in each of McKeown’s three years on the coaching staff. As a player, McKeown earned Junior College National Small Player of the Year honors at Mercer College in Trenton, N.J. He helped the team to a 33-1 record and a spot in the NJCAA championship game. McKeown transferred to Kent State the following season, where he was co-captain of the Golden Flashes as a senior and earned honorable mention All-MidAmerican Conference honors. His school-record 15 assists in a game still stands after 26 years. McKeown and his family are heavily involved in the Autism Speaks Foundation, which raises money nation-wide to create awareness and raise money for autism. McKeown and his wife, Laura, have three children, Meghan, Joey and Ally.

Postseason NCAA Tournament NCAA Tournament — — NCAA Tournament (Second Round) NCAA Tournament (Second Round) WNIT NCAA Tournament (Second Round) NCAA Tournament (Sweet 16) NCAA Tournament (Second Round) NCAA Tournament (Elite Eight) NCAA Tournament (Second Round) — NCAA Tournament (Second Round) NCAA Tournament WNIT (Second Round) NCAA Tournament (Second Round) NCAA Tournament NCAA Tournament (Second Round) NCAA Tournament (Second Round) NCAA Tournament (Sweet 16) NCAA Tournament (Sweet 16)

Honors and Awards

• 17 NCAA Tournament Appearances (1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)

• Two-Time National Coach of the Year Nominee (1995, 1997)

• Four Sweet 16 trips (1995,1997, 2007, 2008)

• .724 winning percentage (516-197) ranks 16th among active NCAA women’s coaches (minimum five years)

• One Elite Eight trip (1997) • Five-time Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year (1991, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2007) The McKeown Family (from left): Laura (holding Ali), Joe, Joey and Meghan.

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• 19 Career 20-Win Seasons; 16 on NCAA all-time list

• 19th all-time in women’s coaching history (minimum 10 years as Div. I coach)

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The McKeown

era at George Washington

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1988-89 (Year Prior to McKeown’s Arrival) • 9-19 record

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FIRST SEASON (1989-1990) • 14-14 record with previous coach’s recruits SECOND SEASON (1990-91) • 23-7 record, a nine-game improvement over the previous and a 14-game improvement since McKeown became head coach • McKeown named Atlantic 10 Conference Coach of the Year • McKeown named All-American Coach by the American Women’s Sports Federation • First trip to the NCAA Tournament • Defeated Richmond to record first NCAA Tournament win • Ranked No. 24 in the AP poll • McKeown tallied career win No. 100 with a victory against West Virginia

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THIRD SEASON (1991-92) • 25-7 record, at the time a school record for wins in a season • Won first Atlantic 10 Tournament Championship with a triumph vs. Rutgers • Second trip to the NCAA Tournament • Ranked No. 6 in the AP poll

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FOURTH SEASON (1992-93) • 20-11 record, the third-consecutive 20-win season • Ranked No. 11 in the AP poll • First WNIT appearance, the third-consecutive postseason bid for GW

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FIFTH SEASON (1993-94) • 23-8 record, the fourth-consecutive 20-win season • Atlantic 10 regular-season co-champions • Third trip to NCAA Tournament • Ranked No. 18 in AP poll

SIXTH SEASON (1994-95) • 26-6 record, the fifth-consecutive 20-win season and a school record for wins in a season at the time • Won second Atlantic 10 Tournament Championship • Reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament • Ranked No. 15 in the CNN/USA Today Poll

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SEVENTH SEASON (1995-96) • 26-7 record, sixth-consecutive 20-win seson • Won third Atlantic 10 Tournament Championship • Won 15-straight games, the longest streak in the nation at one point • 12-0 record at home • Made fifth trip to the NCAA Tournament • McKeown earned career win No. 200 with a triumph versus Holy Cross

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EIGHTH SEASON (1996-97) • 28-6 record, the seventh-consecutive 20-win season, and set the school record for wins in a season • Made sixth trip to the NCAA Tournament and reached the Elite Eight with a victory against No. 4 North Carolina • McKeown named Atlantic 10 Conference and WBCA District II Coach of the Year • Won 22 consecutive games during the season and 35-straight home games spanning two years • Ranked No. 10 in the final CNN/USA Today poll

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NINTH SEASON (1997-98) • McKeown named to the WBCA Board of Directors • 20-10 record, the eighth-consecutive 20-win season • Won fifth-consecutive Atlantic 10 regular-season championship • Made seventh trip to the NCAA Tournament, reaching the second round after defeating Georgia • McKeown won his 300th game at GW with a win over Temple on Feb. 9, 1998

what they’re saying about Joe McKeown

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Pat Summitt, Tennessee Head Coach “We’ve played against his teams over the years and they’re a very difficult opponent because they’re so well-prepared. I’ve learned from him, with some of his full-court schemes, varying defenses, full-court or 3/4-court. Playing his team has helped me. Because of his preparation, you know going into the game against his teams that you have to be able to change your strategy to be successful. Joe is so knowledgeable and a great strategist. Watch out Big Ten. I have tremendous respect for Joe and am proud for him and Northwestern. I’m anxious to see what he brings to the Big Ten.”

Gary Blair, Texas A&M Head Coach “When you talk to your best friend in coaching, you want him to always make the best move. Too many coaches make the wrong move for the wrong reasons. This is going to be a great change for Joe, just like when I left Arkansas as a top-20 team for the worst team in the Big XII at the time, Texas A&M. Two years later we were in the WNIT and three years later we made the NCAA tournament, and I know Joe is going to have that same success at Northwestern. Sometimes when you are at a place 19 years, you get stagnant and you can’t enjoy winning as

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10th SEASON (1998-99) • Ranked No. 8 in the preseason by Street & Smith’s and Athlon magazines • Ranked as high as 13 in the AP poll 11th SEASON (1999-00) • Atlantic 10 regular-season champions • McKeown named Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year • 26-6 record, ninth in 20-win season in the past 10 years • Made eighth trip to the NCAA Tournament, reaching the second round after defeating UCLA

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12th SEASON (2000-01) • 22-10 record, the 10th 20-win season in the past 11 years • Made ninth trip to the NCAA Tournament 13th SEASON (2001-02) • Atlantic 10 West Division regular-season champions • 21-9 record, the 11th 20-win season in the past 12 years • Ranked as high as No. 18 in the AP Poll • McKeown won his 350th career game with a triumph against Temple on Jan. 18, 2002 • McKeown sets the record for most career Atlantic 10 victories with 169 • Made second trip to WNIT, reaching the second round after defeating Delaware

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14th SEASON (2002-03) • Won fourth Atlantic 10 Tournament Championship • 25-7 record, the 12th 20-win season in the past 13 years • Atlantic 10 West Division Champions • Made 10th trip to the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the second round with a win against Oklahoma • McKeown becomes winningist coach in the Atlantic 10 with 320 total victories • Ranked as high as No. 21 in the AP Poll

much because you know you are going to win. You want more challenges. “I see this situation very similarly to what Gail (Goestenkors) did at Duke. I think Joe will do that same thing with the young team and great academics at Northwestern. I commend (athletic director) Jim Phillips and Northwestern; they went after the right person from another good academic school who knows how to get it done. Our families vacation together; he has a great family and everyone at Northwestern is going to fall in love with them.”

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15th SEASON (2003-04) • Atlantic 10 West Division champions • 22-8, the 13th 20-win season in the past 14 years • Made 11th trip to the NCAA Tournament • McKeown earns 400th career victory with a win against LaSalle on Jan. 31, 2004

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16th SEASON (2004-05) • Atlantic 10 West Division co-champions • 23-9, the 14th 20-win season in the past 15 years • Made 12th trip to the NCAA Tournament 17th SEASON (2005-06) • Atlantic 10 regular-season co-champions • Atlantic 10 Tournament finalist • 23-9 record, 15th 20-win season in past 16 years •13th NCAA Tournament appearance, advancing to second round with win at Old Dominion • Win No. 450 in hometown of Philadelphia, defeating Temple, 55-50, in overtime

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18th SEASON (2006-07) • Atlantic 10 regular-season champions • Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year • 28-4 record, 16th 20-win season in past 17 years • 14th NCAA Tournament appearance, advancing to Sweet 16 with wins against Boise State and Texas A&M in Los Angeles

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19th SEASON (2007-08) • 27-7 record, 17th 20-win season in past 18 years • 14-1 record at home • Second-consecutive Sweet 16 appearance • Finished No. 14 in USA Today/ESPN Coaches’ Poll, the secondstraight year to finish in top 15

Dawn Staley, New South Carolina (former Temple) Head Coach “Joe is a winner through-and-through. There’s no doubt that he will take Northwestern’s program in a direction that will be very successful. A lot of people will enjoy his expertise as a coach, and I’m sure he’s got some great Philly stories to bring with him, since he’s a Philly guy. I look forward to watching his Northwestern program grow like never before.”

Doug Bruno, DePaul Head Coach “Joe McKeown is an excellent teacher, great coach and a winner. He and Northwestern are a great match. Joe’s tradition as a winning coach and Northwestern’s tradition as a women’s basketball power will play well together in the Big Ten.”

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associate head coach ali jaques Associate Head Coach Second Season

After a year in Chicago....

...I feel at home. Chicago is a vibrant city that offers so much to do! Whether I’m riding my bike along Lake Michigan, doing yoga, trying out a new restaurant, or coaching our amazing young women, I know this is where I belong. The Northwestern University Community has embraced us with open arms, and I can’t imagine being anywhere else! GO ‘CATS!

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li Jaques enters her second season with the Wildcats and her first season as associate head coach. Jaques previously coached alongside Head Coach Joe McKeown at George Washington for two years prior to arriving in Evanston. After naming his first-ever associate head coach, McKeown said, “I am excited to name Ali as associate head coach. She is a tireless recruiter, an outstanding floor coach and her energy level will help get Northwestern pointed in the right direction. Ali’s NCAA experiences at George Washington (back-to-back Sweet Sixteen appearances), give her a great blueprint for what it takes to compete at the national level. She will assist me in all facets of head coaching decision-making. Additionally, she will be influential in marketing our program, helping us achieve academic success and will be a great role model for our players.” Jaques’ enthusiasm for the Wildcat program is evident. “Coach McKeown has been an amazing mentor for me throughout my career. When I finally had the chance to work for him at GW it was a dream come true. After a few years, and a one big move, there is no question in my mind that this is where I belong. Northwestern allows us to recruit and coach some of the most intelligent, dedicated and well-rounded young women in the world. I love going to work everyday and I know the future is very bright here.” While with the Colonials, Jaques assisted with all phases of the program, including serving as recruiting coordinator. In just two seasons, Jaques helped GW to two Atlantic 10 championships and two NCAA Sweet 16 appearances. The Colonials posted a 55-11 mark during her tenure. Prior to her time at GW, Jaques was an assistant at Dayton and helped lead the Flyers to a 17-12 overall record during the 2005-06 campaign, which marked the program’s first winning season since the 2000-01 season. Jaques also was responsible for organizing the Flyers’ recruiting plan efforts. Before joining Dayton’s staff, Jaques was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Furman University for three seasons. She joined the staff in the summer of 2002 and helped the Paladins to 52 victories during her tenure. Jaques spent three seasons at Sacred Heart University after a year as an assistant at Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J., before joining the staff at Furman. A 1998 graduate of New York University, the Rosemont, N.J., native was a four-year letterwinner and led her squad to four appearances in the NCAA Division III Tournament, including a national championship in 1997. Jaques earned the Coach’s Award twice and also was selected as a team captain for the 1997-98 season. She graduated with majors in broadcast journalism and German.

ALI JAQUES

jaques At-A-Glance Born

October 5, 1976

Alma Mater

New York University, 1998

Degrees Bachelor’s Degree Broadcast Journalism and German Playing Experience Coaching Experience

NYU, Forward, 1995-98

Rider, 1998-99 Assistant Coach Sacred Heart, 1999-02 First Assistant Coach Furman, 2002-05 Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator Dayton, 2005-06 Assistant Coach George Washington, 2006-08 Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator Northwestern, 2008-present Associate Head Coach

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ASSISTANT COACH DANIEL PRINCE

After a year in Chicago....

DANIEL PRINCE Assistant Coach Second Season

... It feels like home. The city has so much to offer; great restaurants, art and culture. I’ve traveled across the globe, visited many cities and Chicago is hands down one of the best places to be.

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aniel Prince is in his second season as an assistant coach for the Wildcats. “Daniel brings a wealth of experience to the program and a great work ethic,” head coach Joe McKeown said. “His nation-wide recruiting ties will only enhance our efforts toward making Northwestern a national power in women’s basketball.” “I am thrilled to work at such a first-class institution like Northwestern and to work for one of the premier basketball coaches in the nation,” Prince said. “I’m excited about the future of the women’s basketball program here at Northwestern.” Prince attended Antelope Valley College in 1992 where he set a national record for 3-pointers in a season and was the California Community College record holder for 3-pointers in a season and in a career (271). Prince was named All-State California Community College and was a first team selection to the California Community College All-Star Team. After two years at Antelope Valley, Prince attended UC Santa Barbara where he finished as a Top 10 player in three-point shots attempted and made in a career. From 1996 to 2001, Prince was the starting guard and co-captain for the UAG Tecos of Guadalajara, Mexico and the Jiangsu of Jiangsu, China; both of which are teams in FIBA (International Basketball Federation). Prince was inducted into the Antelope Valley College Hall of Fame this past October.

prince At-A-Glance Born

October 18, 1973

Alma Mater

UC Santa Barbara, 1996

Degrees Bachelor’s Degree Law & Society Playing Experience Antelope Valley College, Guard, 1992-94 UC Santa Barbara, 1994-96 NBA Fila Summer Pro League, 1996-98 China Jiangsu, 1998-99 Panama South American Club Championships, 99-00 UAG Tecos-Mexico, 2000 Coaching Experience International Scout, 2000-05 UC Irvine, 2005-08 Assistant Coach

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ASSISTANT COACH TENNILLE ADAMS Assistant Coach Second Season

After a year in Chicago....

...It’s nice being in a city where you can experience all four seasons. It’s especially beautiful in the fall. I’ve also had the pleasure of watching some amazing girls basketball. High schools and AAU programs in the area take girls basketball very seriously.

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ennille Adams enters her second season as an assistant coach for the Wildcats. “Tennille brings a wealth of experience to the Northwestern basketball family,” Head Coach Joe McKeown said. “Her ability to recruit, teach and motivate are her strongest assets. As a player who helped Arkansas reach the Final Four and a coach at the Division I level, she has a great work ethic. As a native of the Chicago area, she also has strong recruiting ties to the Midwest.” “I am very excited to work at such an established university,” Adams said. “It is a privilege to learn from one of the best coaches in the country and I look forward to working with this great group of young ladies.” Prior to arriving in Evanston, Adams coached at American University where she was responsible for all aspects of recruiting. She also was involved in the development of post players and the point person for academic affairs and external relations within the basketball program. Adams, a standout at the University of Arkansas, began her coaching career in 2004 as an assistant at Lon Morris Junior College in Jacksonville, Texas, before taking a similar position at North Carolina A&T State. She spent two years with the Aggies in Greensboro, N.C., before making the move to Washington D.C. As a student-athlete at Arkansas, Adams was a member of the 19971998 Final Four team and the 1998-99 WNIT Championship team. On an individual level, Adams was ranked in the top five post players in the nation and as one of the top 50 seniors by Blue Star.

TENNILLE ADAMS

Adams At-A-Glance Born

January 29, 1977

Alma Mater

Arkansas, 1999

Degrees Bachelor’s Degree English Playing Experience

Arkansas, Forward, 1995-99

Coaching Experience Lon Morris Junior College, 2004-05 Assistant Coach North Carolina A&T, 2005-07 Assistant Coach American University, 2007-08

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SUPPORT STAFF Katie austin

billy fennelly

Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning Eighth Season

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atie Austin enters her eighth season at Northwestern and her first year as the women’s basketball director of strength and conditioning. A native of Spencer, Iowa, Austin graduated from the University of Texas in 1999 with a degree in sports management and business. She was a volleyball All-American in 1998. Austin is certified with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. In addition to women’s basketball, she also works with the Wildcat volleyball, women’s tennis, fencing and men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams.

heather vanhoegarden Administrative Assistant Second Season

meli resendiz Equipment Manager 19th Season

Director of Operations Second Season

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illy Fennelly enters his second season as the Wildcats’ director of basketball operations. Prior to arriving in Evanston, Fennelly served as the administrative assistant to the recruiting coordinator at the University of Maryland during the 2007-08 season, in which the squad finished 33-4. While at College Park, Fennelly scouted opponents, edited film, assisted in official visits and assisted with travel logistics. He was the co-camp director for the Terp women’s basketball summer camps. Prior to joining the Maryland staff, Fennelly was the head manager at Iowa State University—his alma mater—for three seasons. Fennelly and his wife, Lyndsey, reside in Evanston.

Jen Tymkew Assistant Athletic Trainer First Season

Ryan Chenault Director of Sales and Marketing Third Season

Carrie Forsman

julie dunn Associate Director of Athletic Communications Fifth Season

Associate Director of Facilities 10th Season

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