2017-18 Women's Basketball News

  • Marymount's Hurst and Christopher Newport's Porter Named D3hoops.com First Team All-Region; Southern Virginia's Garrish Earns Rookie of the Year
    March 13, 2018
    Marymount senior guard Leah Hurst and Christopher Newport senior forward Sam Porter were each named to the D3hoops.com All-Middle-Atlantic First Team, while Southern Virginia freshman Katie Garrish was selected as the region's Rookie of the Year, the organization announced on Tuesday. 
  • Christopher Newport Women's Basketball Edged by Hope in NCAA Sweet 16
    March 09, 2018
    The Christopher Newport women's basketball team saw its stellar season come to a close on Friday night with a 68-64 defeat to Hope in the NCAA Sweet 16. With the loss, the Captains conclude the year with a 25-5 record. 
  • Marymount and Christopher Newport Move on to NCAA Women's Basketball Second Round
    March 03, 2018
    Marymount and Christopher Newport each secured neutral-site victories in the first round of the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament on Friday evening, advancing to Saturday's second round. 
  • Christopher Newport Women's Basketball Advances to NCAA Sweet 16 for Third Straight Season; Marymount Knocked Out by Rochester
    March 03, 2018
    For the third-straight season and fifth time in the last six years, No. 20 Christopher Newport is headed to the NCAA Sweet 16 following a 84-58 victory over Randolph-Macon on Saturday in Ashland, Va.
  • Marymount's Hurst & Rogers, Southern Virginia's Garrish Receive Top CAC Women's Basketball Honors
    February 27, 2018
    Marymount senior Leah Hurst and head coach Ashlee Rogers received top conference honors to highlight the 2018 All-CAC Women's Basketball Team for the CAC-champion Saints. Southern Virginia freshman Katie Garrish picked up the other major award as CAC Rookie of the Year. 
  • Marymount, Christopher Newport Earn Spots in NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament
    February 26, 2018
    Marymount and Christopher Newport will both hit the road this weekend for the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament. CAC champion Marymount will travel to Rochester, N.Y., while runner-up CNU will travel to Ashland, Va. for the opening rounds of NCAA's. 
  • Hurst's Game-Winner Lifts Marymount Past Christopher Newport for CAC Women's Basketball Championship
    February 24, 2018
    Senior Leah Hurst's game-winner with 0.3 seconds remaining gave the Marymount women's basketball team its first lead of the game and the 2018 Capital Athletic Conference championship as the No. 20 Saints rallied for a 61-60 win over No. 17 Christopher Newport Saturday at Verizon Sports Arena.
  • Marymount and Christopher Newport Advance to CAC Women's Basketball Championship with Convincing Semifinal Wins
    February 22, 2018
    The top two teams in CAC women's basketball all season long - Marymount and Christopher Newport - will clash for the CAC Championship on Saturday after both posting convincing home wins in the semifinals on Thursday evening. Top-seeded Marymount won a defensive battle over fourth-seeded Mary Washington, 50-31, while second-seeded Christopher Newport raced past third-seeded York 93-69. 
  • York and Mary Washington Secure Home Victories in CAC Women's Basketball First Round; Semifinal Rematches Set
    February 20, 2018
    York and Mary Washington secured home wins in the first round of the CAC women's basketball tournament on Tuesday evening to advance to Thursday's semifinals, setting up a pair of rematches of last year's final four. 
  • Salisbury Senior Mary McDonagh & York Junior Katie McGowan Claim CAC Women's Basketball Co-Player of the Week Awards
    February 19, 2018
    Salisbury senior Mary McDonagh and York junior Katie McGowan claimed CAC Women's Basketball Co-Player of the Week honors for Feb. 19, 2018.  
  • Marymount Earns Top Seed in CAC Women's Basketball Tournament; Playoff Matchups Set
    February 17, 2018
    Marymount clinched the CAC women's basketball regular season title and the top seed in the CAC Tournament for the second time in the last three seasons with a 49-36 victory at Mary Washington. The Saints (17-1 CAC) posted the first one-less regular season since Salisbury accomplished the feat in 2014-15. 
  • Frostburg State Clinches Final Playoff Spot; CAC Tournament Field Set
    February 14, 2018
    Frostburg State clinched the sixth and final spot in the CAC Tournament with a 71-63 victory over Southern Virginia on Wednesday, while Christopher Newport and Marymount remained tied atop the conference standings on the second-to-last day of the regular season. York and Salisbury were also victorious in Wednesday's CAC women's basketball action. 
  • St. Mary's Junior Katie Robey Earns CAC Women's Basketball Weekly Honors
    February 12, 2018
    St. Mary's junior Katie Robey earned CAC Player of the Week honors after averaging 20.0 points, 7.5 rebounds, 6.0 steals and 3.5 assists per game in a 2-0 week, keeping the Seahawks alive in the playoff chase. Robey shot 50% from the field (14-for-28) and 75% (9-for-12) from the free throw line in wins over Salisbury and Southern Virginia. In a 61-58 victory against Salisbury on Wednesday, Robey poured in career-bests of 25 points, eight field goals (8-for-12), and seven free throws (7-for-8) as the Seahawks rallied for the win in the final 37 seconds. She scored seven points in the final five minutes of the second half, including a key defensive rebounds and a pair of free throws with four ticks on the clock to seal the win. At Southern Virginia on Saturday, Robey nearly posted a triple-double with 15 points, nine boards and a career-high eight steals to go along with three assists in a 67-65 victory. 
  • Christopher Newport and Marymount Clinch First-Round Byes in CAC Women's Basketball Tournament; Mary Washington and York Secure First Round Home Games
    February 10, 2018
    Nationally-ranked Christopher Newport and Marymount locked up first round byes in the upcoming CAC Women's Basketball Tournament with victories in Saturday's action, while Mary Washington and York clinched first-round home games on the second-to-last weekend of the regular season. 
  • Christopher Newport Sophomore Micah Maloney Selected as CAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week
    February 05, 2018
    Christopher Newport sophomore Micah Maloney was selected as the CAC Player of the Week after averaging 15.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per contest in wins over Salisbury and Marymount. Maloney began the week by notching her second double-double of the season with a career-high 21 points and a career-high-tying 10 rebounds in a 68-52 win at Salisbury. She added a near double-double at home against Marymount, scoring 10 points along with nine boards to help the Captains move into a first-place tie with the Saints. For the week, she also added 1.5 steals and 1.5 blocks per game while shooting 46.2% (12-for-26) from the field and 85.7% (6-for-7) from the free throw line. 
  • Marymount Senior Leah Hurst Named CAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week
    January 29, 2018
    Marymount senior Leah Hurst was named the CAC Player of the Week after averaging 16.5 points on 54.2% shooting, 6.0 assists, 3.5 steals and 2.5 rebounds per game in another 2-0 week for the Saints, who are now 12-0 in CAC play. Hurst opened the week with a career-high 21 points on 8-for-15 shooting while tallying four rebounds, four assists and four steals in a 64-45 victory over Salisbury. In a 72-49 win at York, she registered 12 points along with a season-high-tying eight assists and three steals. Hurst has dished out eight assists three different times this season, and leads the CAC in assists per game (5.5). She also ranks second in the conference in steals (2.9 spg) and assist/turnover ratio (2.2). 
  • Southern Virginia Freshman Katie Garrish Collects Second CAC Women's Basketball Weekly Award
    January 22, 2018
    Southern Virginia freshman Katie Garrish collected CAC Player of the Week honors for the second time this season after leading the Knights to a 2-0 week with averages of 22.5 points, 14.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per contest while shooting 57.6% (19-of-33) from the floor. She tallied double-doubles in both contests, upping her season total to 12 double-doubles. Garrish began the week with 19 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks in a 79-59 road win at Frostburg State, before closing out the week with a season-high-tying 26 points along with 14 boards, four blocks and two steals in a 78-67 triumph at Wesley. Garrish leads the CAC in scoring (15.6 PPG), rebounding (11.9 RPG) and blocked shots (3.1 BPG) this season.
  • Southern Virginia Freshman Katie Garrish Collects Second CAC Women's Basketball Weekly Award
    January 22, 2018
    Southern Virginia freshman Katie Garrish collected CAC Player of the Week honors for the second time this season after leading the Knights to a 2-0 week with averages of 22.5 points, 14.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per contest while shooting 57.6% (19-of-33) from the floor. She tallied double-doubles in both contests, upping her season total to 12 double-doubles. Garrish began the week with 19 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks in a 79-59 road win at Frostburg State, before closing out the week with a season-high-tying 26 points along with 14 boards, four blocks and two steals in a 78-67 triumph at Wesley. Garrish leads the CAC in scoring (15.6 PPG), rebounding (11.9 RPG) and blocked shots (3.1 BPG) this season.
  • Christopher Newport Senior Makenzie Fancher Selected as CAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week
    January 15, 2018
    Christopher Newport senior Makenzie Fancher was selected as the CAC Player of the Week after leading the Captains to a pair of CAC victories with averages of 10.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 4.0 steals per game. Fancher led the Captains in scoring (16 points) and rebounding (7 rebounds) as they held off a comeback bid at York, including knocking down three of four free throws in the final seconds to provide the difference against the Spartans. Fancher swiped a season-high six steals and dished out five assists at Southern Virginia while helping lead the CNU defense to forcing a season-high 52 turnovers against the Knights. 
  • Marymount Sophomore Regan Lohr and York Senior Katie Wagner Honored as CAC Women's Basketball Co-Players of the Week
    January 08, 2018
    Marymount sophomore Regan Lohr and York senior Katie Wagner were honored as the the CAC Women's Basketball Co-Players of the Week for Jan. 8, 2017.  
  • St. Mary's Junior Kobe Chaney Selected as CAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week
    January 02, 2018
    St. Mary's junior Kobe Chaney was selected as the CAC Player of the Week after pouring in career-bests of 20 points and 18 rebounds in leading the Seahawks to a 73-60 win over Penn State Behrend last week. Chaney also contributed a career-high 10 field goals (10-for-18; 55.6%), a season-high five assists, three blocks and two steals in the victory. The double-double was Chaney's third of the season. 
  • Wesley Junior Stacey O'Neale Collects CAC Women's Basketball Weekly Honors
    December 26, 2017
    Wesley junior Stacey O'Neale collected CAC Player of the Week honors after hitting a school-record nine three-pointers en route to a career-high 29 points in the Wolverines' 66-61 victory over St. Elizabeth. O'Neale was 9-for-11 (81.8%) from beyond the arc, breaking Wesley's previous record of seven set by Kim Smith in the 1999-2000 season. She connected on a pair of key three-pointers in the fourth quarter to give the Wolverines the edge in a back-and-forth game, and drained the game-clinching free throws with 12 seconds remaining. O'Neale also added three rebounds in the victory. 
  • St. Mary's Senior Olivia Nowlin Secures CAC Women's Basketball Weekly Award
    December 18, 2017
    St. Mary's senior Olivia Nowlin secured CAC Player of the Week honors after tallying a season-best 16 points to help the Seahawks snap a four-game skid with a 53-48 road win over Gallaudet. Nowlin shined in the fourth quarter, recording eight points and two steals down the stretch to help seal the five-point victory. She also sank a season-high seven free throws, shooting 7-for-9 from the line, and added a season-high three steals and three rebounds in the win. 
  • Mary Washington Senior Kendall Parker Collects CAC Women's Basketball Weekly Honors
    December 11, 2017
    Mary Washington senior Kendall Parker collected CAC Player of the Week accolades after averaging 20.5 points and four three-pointers per game in a 2-0 week for the Eagles. Parker shot 50% from the floor and 47.1% from three-point range on the week. She scored 19 points, including 8-of-10 free throws, in a 64-51 win at Southern Virginia, and then netted 22 in a 52-49 win over Salisbury on Saturday to move the Eagles to 3-1 in CAC play. She scored nine of the final 11 points for the Eagles against Salisbury, including a pair of free throws with two seconds left to seal the win. In all, she posted 41 points in 51 minutes of action for UMW.​ She also notched 3.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.0 block per game. 
  • Marymount Sophomore Regan Lohr Selected as CAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week
    December 04, 2017
    Marymount sophomore Regan Lohr was selected as the CAC Player of the Week after leading the Saints to a 3-0 week with averages of 15.3 points, 4.0 assists, and 2.3 three-pointers per contest. She also added 2.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game and shot 51.5% (17-for-33) from the field and 58.3% (7-for-12) from three-point range. She scored a career-high 25 points in the Saints' convincing CAC road win at St. Mary's on Saturday, 21 of which came in a decisive first half in which Marymount built a 20-point lead. She also had a career-high seven assists versus Shenandoah on Monday.
  • Southern Virginia Freshman Katie Garrish Named CAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week
    November 27, 2017
    Southern Virginia freshman Katie Garrish was named the CAC Player of the Week after averaging a double-double last week in a pair of wins, helping the Knights jump out to a 4-0 record this season. Garrish averaged 19.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, and 3.0 blocks per game in wins over Randolph and Penn State Harrisburg. She shot 56.3% (18-for-32) from the floor and also contributed 2.5 assists and 1.0 steal per contest. 
  • Frostburg State Sophomore Victoria Diggs Tabbed as CAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week
    November 20, 2017
    Frostburg State sophomore Victoria Diggs was tabbed as the CAC Player of the Week after averaging 22.3 points, 4.0 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 2.0 steals per contest in a 2-1 week for the Bobcats. Diggs earned MVP honors at the 15th Annual Jim Crawley Tournament, leading the Bobcats to the tournament title. In an 83-79 overtime victory over Rutgers-Camden in the championship game, Diggs notched a double-double with 21 points and 10 assists while drilling five three-pointers. Trailing by three points with time winding down in regulation, Diggs drained the game-tying three-pointer with five ticks on the clock to force overtime. For the week, she shot 49% (25-for-51) from the floor, 100% (7-for-7) from the free throw line and drained 3.3 three-pointers per contest.  
  • Christopher Newport Unanimous Choice to Repeat in CAC Women's Basketball Preseason Poll
    November 13, 2017
    Defending champion and national semifinalist Christopher Newport was selected as the unanimous favorite to repeat in the 2017 Capital Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Preseason Poll. The Captains received nine first-place votes and totaled 81 points to grab the top spot in voting among the conference head coaches. 
  • Calhoun Takes Over St. Mary's Women's Basketball Program
    September 06, 2017
    St. Mary's College of Maryland Director of Athletics and Recreation Scott Devine announced Wednesday afternoon the appointment of C.K. Calhoun as the next head women's basketball coach at St. Mary's College of Maryland.