Athletics

2009-10 Milestones

 TEAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Finished at 32-1 to mark highest win total and best record in program history
  • Hosted NCAA Tournament Sectionals for second time in program history
  • Reached the Final Four for second consecutive year 
  • Defeated Rochester to finish third in the country 
  • Hosted and defeated Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and Southern Maine in opening two rounds to advance to NCAA Round of 16 for third consecutive season 
  • Hosted and defeated Williams and Babson in NCAA Sectional Round to advance to national semifinals for second time in program history 
  • Finished undefeated in conference play with record of 9-0 
  • Earned No. 1 seed in NESCAC Championship 
  • Won NESCAC championship by defeating No. 8 Wesleyan, No. 6 Bates and No. 2 Colby
  • Ranked #3 in final D3hoops.com National Poll 
  • Ranked as high as #1 in D3hoops.com National Poll, marking highest ranking in program history 
  • Defeated Farleigh Dickinson and Western Connecticut to win Amherst Tip-Off Tournament 
  • Defeated RPI and Baruch to win Amherst Classic 
  • Began season 31-0 to set program records for longest winning streak and best start to a season 
  • Set program record with 2,489 points scored 
  • Finished 1st in Division III in Scoring Margin (15.4) 
  • Finished 3rd in Division III in Field-Goal Percentage Defense (.314) 
  • Led Division III in Win-Lost Percentage (.96) 
  • Finished 9th in Division III in Turnover Margin (+6.78) 
  • Led NESCAC in Scoring Offense, Scoring Defense and Scoring Margin (+25.4) 
  • Led NESCAC in Team Field Goal Percentage (.436) 
  • Led NESCAC in Team Defense Field Goal Percentage (.314) 
  • Led NESCAC in Blocked Shots (175) 
  • Led NESCAC in Steals (391) 
  • Led NESCAC in 3-Point Field Goals Made (230)

INDIVIDUAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Head Coach G.P. Gromacki

  • Named 2010 WBCA Division III National Coach of the Year
  • Named 2010 NESCAC Coach of the Year 
  • Named 2010 D3Hoops.com Northeast Coach of the Year 
  • Named 2010 WBCA District 1 Coach of the Year

Junior Forward Sarah Leyman

  • Named to NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team
  • Finished 9th in the NESCAC in rebounding (6.8) 
  • Finished 2nd in NESCAC in Field Goal Percentage (.543) 
  • Led NESCAC in Offensive Rebounding (3.9)

Junior Forward Jaci Daigneault

  • 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District Second Team
  • Named Amherst Tip-Off Tournament M.V.P.
  • Finished 1st in NESCAC in Field Goal Percentage (.545)

Junior Guard Courtney Long

  • Named to NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team

Junior Guard Kristyn Dunleavy

  • Finished 5th in the NESCAC in 3 point field goal percentage (.394)

Sophomore Center Lem Atanga McCormick

  • Finished 4th in NESCAC in Field Goal Percentage (.498)
  • Finished 4th in the NESCAC in Blocks (52)

Sophomore Guard Caroline Stedman

  • Named to All-NESCAC First Team
  • Named WBCA and D3Hoops.com All-American 
  • Named 2010 NESCAC Player of the Year
  • Named First Team WBCA and D3hoops.com All-Region 
  • Finished 7th in the NESCAC in Steals (68) 
  • Finished 9th in the NESCAC in 3 point field goal percentage (.363)
  • Finished 9th in the NESCAC in Scoring (12.3 ppg)

Sophomore Forward Livia Rizzo

  • Named to NESCAC Winter All-Sportsmanship Team

Sophomore Guard Shannon Finucane

  • Named NESCAC Player of the Week (3/1/2010)
  • Finished 5th in the NESCAC in Assists (114) 
  • Finished 1st in the NESCAC in Free Throw Percentage (.893) 
  • Finished 4th in the NESCAC in Steals (78)

First-Year Guard Marcia Voigt

  • Named NESCAC Rookie of the Year