Women's Basketball

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

Women's Basketball Weekly Preview: St. Joseph's (Conn.), Emmanuel (Mass.) and Johnson & Wales

Women's Basketball Weekly Preview: St. Joseph's (Conn.), Emmanuel (Mass.) and Johnson & Wales

Albertus Magnus College
Women's Basketball Weekly Preview

Albertus Magnus (9-4, 3-2)
vs.
St. Joseph's (Conn.) (7-5, 2-2)
Tuesday, Jan.16 • 6 p.m. • New Haven, Conn.

Albertus Magnus (9-4, 3-2)
at
Emmanuel (Mass.) (6-6, 2-1)
Thursday, Jan. 18 • 7 p.m. • Boston, Mass.

Albertus Magnus (9-4, 3-2)
vs.
Johnson & Wales (8-6, 4-1)
Saturday, Jan. 20 • 1 p.m. • New Haven, Conn.

KEEP PUSHING
The Albertus Magnus College women's basketball team looks to bounce back, following Saturday's loss to Suffolk, as the Falcons prepare for three games in the week ahead, including two home games against St. Joseph's (Conn.) and Johnson & Wales.

LAST WEEK RECAP

LAST WEEK PLAYER HIGHLIGHTS

Maxine Sanchez

  • Posted a season-best five points vs. Mount Ida

Kiki Epps

  • Recorded a career-high 18 points and 12 rebounds at Rivier.

Jill Johnson

  • Tallied a season-best two blocks at Rivier

Raegon Shirling-Davis

  • Had a season-high 11 points vs. Mount Ida

Cassie Couture

  • Picked up a career-best three assists vs. Rivier

Kristen Cunning

  • Had a career-best two blocks vs. Rivier

Olivia Bolden

  • Posted a career-high 35 points and three steals at Rivier.
  • Tallied a season-best 21 rebounds vs. Mount Ida.

Angelina Piccirillo

  • Registered a season-high 13 points at Suffolk.

ALL-TIME VS. ST. JOSEPH'S (CONN.)
Albertus Magnus holds a 22-8 lead over St. Joseph's (Conn.) in the all-time series.

LAST TIME VS. ST. JOSEPH'S (CONN.)
GAME (12/1/16): Albertus Magnus 89 | Saint Joseph's (Conn.) 66 – RECAP / BOX SCORE
GAME (2/14/17): Albertus Magnus 72 | Saint Joseph's (Conn.) 55 – RECAP / BOX SCORE

ALL-TIME VS. EMMANUEL (MASS.)
Emmanuel (Mass.) leads the all-time series over Albertus Magnus, 23-2.

LAST TIME VS. EMMANUEL (MASS.)
GAME (1/26/17): Emmanuel (Mass.) 79 | Albertus Magnus 76 – RECAP / BOX SCORE
GAME (2/11/17): Emmanuel (Mass.) 85 | Albertus Magnus 56 -RECAP / BOX SCORE

ALL-TIME JOHNSON & WALES
Johnson & Wales holds a 12-10 edge over Albertus Magnus in the all-time series.

LAST TIME VS. JOHNSON & WALES
GAME (1/14/17): Johnson & Wales 73 | Albertus Magnus 60 –RECAP / BOX SCORE
GAME (1/28/17): Johnson & Wales 75 | Albertus Magnus 61 – RECAP / BOX SCORE

2017 RECAP

  • Albertus Magnus ended 2017 on a four-game winning streak and an overall record of 7-3 (.700).
  • At home, the Falcons are 2-1.
  • On the road, the Falcons are 4-1.
  • The team finished the month of December with a 4-1 mark, including a conference win over Norwich back on Dec. 9.
  • During the first half of the season, Albertus Magnus was averaging 73.5 points per game behind 37.4 percent shooting from the field and 22 percent shooting from behind the arc.
  • The Falcons are currently averaging 47.4 rebounds, 31.2 defensive rebounds and 16.2 offensive per game, ranking them first in the league in all categories.

1,000 POINT CLUB
Senior forward Olivia Bolden ranks second all-time in points, behind Lianna Carrero, with 1,738. Carrero (2010-14) leads the program with 1,905.

1,000 REBOUND CLUB
Senior Olivia Bolden has accumulated 962 career rebounds and is 38 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.

FALCON STANDOUTS

  • Olivia Bolden

    • Leads the conference with 21.6 points and 14.2 rebounds per game.

  • Andreah Orr

    • Leads the conference in blocks with 38

    • Second in the league shooting 55.6% from the field.

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 returns to action next week against Anna Maria and Emmanuel (Mass.).