Women's Basketball

2018-19 RECORD: 23-4; GNAC: 10-2 / GNAC TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES: 18 / ALL-GNAC PLAYERS: 32

Women’s Basketball Weekly Preview: New Rochelle and Farmingdale State

Women’s Basketball Weekly Preview: New Rochelle and Farmingdale State

Albertus Magnus College
Women's Basketball Weekly Preview

Albertus Magnus (5-3, 1-1)
vs.
New Rochelle (3-5)
Thursday, Dec. 14 • 7 p.m. • New Haven, Conn.

Albertus Magnus (5-3, 1-1)
at
Farmingdale State (3-6)
Saturday, Dec. 16 • 1 p.m. • Farmingdale, N.Y.

WEEK FIVE
The Albertus Magnus College women's basketball team looks to close 2017 on a high note as the Falcons face non-conference foes New Rochelle (12/14) and Farmingdale State (12/16) in the week ahead. 

WEEK FOUR RECAP

Game 7: Albertus Magnus 77 | Pine Manor 68 – RECAP / BOX SCORE

Game 8: Albertus Magnus 65 | Norwich 53 – RECAP / BOX SCORE

WEEK FOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Olivia Bolden
    • posted a season-high 30 points vs. Pine Manor
    • recorded her seventh straight double-double vs. Pine Manor
    • tallied a season-high 20 rebounds vs. Pine Manor
  • Raegon Shirling-Davis
    • collected a career-high 11 rebounds vs. Pine Manor
    • totaled a career-high two blocks vs. Norwich

THIS SEASON THUS FAR

  • At home, Albertus Magnus is 1-1.
  • On the road, Albertus Magnus is 3-1, including back-to-back wins against Pine Manor and Norwich.
  • Olivia Bolden (South Windsor, Conn.) leads the team in points as well as in rebounds.
  • Jill Johnson (North Haven, Conn.) ranks first on the team avergaing 3.8 assists followed by freshman Raegon Shirling-Davis (Waterbury, Conn.) with 2.5 assists per game.
  • Freshman Andreah Orr (Danbury, Conn.) is averaging 3.1 blocks per game, ranking her first on the team. 

1,000 POINT CLUB
Following last week's 52-point performance, Olivia Bolden now ranks second all-time in points, behind Lianna Carrero, with 1,619. Carrero (2010-14) leads the program with 1,905.

1,000 REBOUND CLUB
As of December 12th, senior Olivia Bolden has accummulated 889 career rebounds and is 111 shy of reaching 1,000. Natalia Perlaza (2001-05) and Denise Brace (1993-97) are the only two players all-time to reach this milestone.

ALL-TIME VS. NEW ROCHELLE
Albertus Magnus leads the all-time series over New Rochelle, 5-1. The Falcons have won the last two times against the Blue Angels. 

LAST TIME VS. NEW ROCHELLE
Game (12/515): Albertus Magnus 85 | New Rochelle 55 - RECAP / BOX SCORE

ALL-TIME VS. FARMINGDALE STATE
Albertus Magnus holds a 3-2 edge over Farmingdale State in the all-time series.

LAST TIME VS. FARMINGDALE STATE
Game (12/12/16): Albertus Magnus 75 | Farmingdale 59 - RECAP / BOX SCORE

JOHNSON NAMED AMC FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Junior Jill Johnson (North Haven, Conn.) of the women's basketball team has been named as the Albertus Magnus Female Student-Athlete of the Week. Initiated in September, 2017, the 'Athlete of the Week' program recognizes one female and one male student-athlete each week for demonstrated excellence on the playing field.

Johnson powered the Falcons to a 2-0 week, averaging 26.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game while shooting 42.4% from the floor. She registered a career-high 30 points and six steals against Pine Manor before ending the week tying her career-high in rebounds with seven as well as posted 22 points in the GNAC win over Norwich.

FALCON STANDOUTS

  • Olivia Bolden
    • Leads the conference with 20.5 points and 14.3 rebounds per game.
  • Jill Johnson
    • Fourth in the conference averaging 18.4 points per game.

GNAC RANKINGS – TEAM

  • First in the conference – 5.0 blocks per game
  • Second in the conference – 30.1 defensive rebounds per game
  • Third in the conference – 45.5 total rebounds per game and 15.4 offensive rebounds per game

NEW ARRIVALS
The Falcons welcome six newcomers to the squad for the 2017-18 season – Maxine Sanchez, Raegon Sterling-Davis, Cassie Couture, Andreah Orr, Jackie Harris and Kristen Cunning.

WELCOME BACK
Albertus Magnus returns five players from last year's squad – Jill Johnson, Kiki Epps, Angelina Piccirillo, Sasha Byrd and Olivia Bolden.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PICKED TO FINISH SEVENTH IN GNAC PRESEASON POLL
LINK: Complete GNAC Women's Basketball Preseason Release
The Albertus Magnus College women's basketball team was picked to finish seventh in the 2017 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Preseason Poll. The Falcons earned 102 points to finish just two points behind sixth-place Norwich

TICKETING INFORMATION FOR AMC BASKETBALL GAMES
All Albertus Magnus men's & women's basketball regular-season games are subject to tickets and admission charges. Tickets are $3 for adults/senior citizens and children 12 & under (accompanied by an adult) are free. Albertus Magnus students, faculty and staff receive free admission to the event with a valid ID.

Individual season passes are also available and priced at $20. The season pass allows (1) admission to any/both men's and women's basketball regular-season games.

LAST YEAR RECAP
The women's basketball team ended the 2016-17 season with a 14-12 overall record and advanced to the GNAC Tournament as the No. 4 seed thanks to a 9-7 mark in league play. Albertus saw its season come to an end with a setback at Saint Joseph's of Maine in the GNAC Quarterfinals.

BOLDEN AND FALCIGNO JOIN 1,000 POINT CLUB
Former Falcon Lliz Falcigno and returning forward Olivia Bolden have joined the 1,000 point club last season. Falcigno finished her tenure with the Falcons with 1,073 points while Bolden will continue to add to her current total of 1,455.

BOLDEN AND FALCIGNO RECEIVE ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS
At the end of last season, Olivia Bolden (South Windsor, Conn.) and Liz Falcigno (Wallingford, Conn.) both earned All-Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) honors. Bolden was named to the first team, while Falcigno landed on the second team.

SIX PLAYERS NAMED TO THE GNAC ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) announced its All-Academic Team for the 2016-17 school year. Fifty-seven student-athletes from Albertus Magnus College were among the 893 members, including Jill Johnson, Megan Thornton, Liz Falcigno, Aaliyah Bohannon, Angelina Piccirillo and Olivia Bolden.

UP NEXT
Albertus Magnus opens 2018 with a non-conference tilt against Westfield State on Thursday, January 4 at 7 p.m.