Women's Basketball

2016-17 RECORD: 14-12; GNAC: 9-7 / GNAC TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES: 16 / ALL-GNAC PLAYERS IN PROGRAM HISTORY: 28

Women's Basketball Weekly Preview: Pine Manor and Norwich

Women's Basketball Weekly Preview: Pine Manor and Norwich

Albertus Magnus College
Women's Basketball Weekly Preview 

Albertus Magnus (3-3, 0-1)
at
Pine Manor (3-4)
Tuesday, Dec. 5 • 7:30 p.m. • Chestnut Hill, Mass. 

Albertus Magnus (3-3, 0-1)
at
Norwich (1-4, 0-0)
Saturday, Dec. 9 • 3 p.m. • Northfield, Vt.

WEEK FOUR
The Albertus Magnus College women's basketball team prepares for two games this week as the Falcons take Pine Manor on Tuesday before resuming GNAC play Saturday afternoon against Norwich.

WEEK THREE RECAP

WEEK THREE HIGHLIGHTS

Olivia Bolden

  • Back-to-back double-doubles
  • Season-high 27 points and 19 rebounds vs. WCSU
  • Season-high three assists vs. WCSU

Andreah Orr

  • Career-high 12 points vs. WCSU and Regis (Mass)

Raegon Shirling-Davis

  • Career-high five assists vs. Regis (Mass.)

Kristen Cunning

  • Tied career-high five rebounds vs. WCSU

ALL-TIME VS. PINE MANOR
Albertus Magnus leads Pine Manor in the all-time series, 13-5.

LAST TIME VS. PINE MANOR
Game (12/6/16):
 Albertus Magnus 117 | Pine Manor 99 – RECAP/BOX SCORE

ALL-TIME VS. NORWICH
Norwich holds a 16-8 edge in the all-time series against Albertus Magnus.

LAST TIME VS. NORWICH
Game (1/10/17): Albertus Magnus 70 | Norwich 53 RECAP/BOX SCORE

BOLDEN REPEATS AS AMC FEMALE STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Bolden recorded another impressive week for the Falcons as the senior forward averaged 24.5 points and 15.5 rebounds per game as well as tallied back-to-back doubles. In the loss to WCSU, Bolden tallied a season-high 27 points, 19 rebounds, three assists and a block. Bolden wrapped up the week scoring 22 points, 12 rebounds and two steals in the 75-58 loss to Regis (Mass.).

FALCON STANDOUTS

  • Olivia Bolden
    • first in the GNAC with 14.5 rebounds per game
    • second in the GNAC with 18.7 points per game
  • Andreah Orr
    • leads the GNAC with a 66.7 field goal percentage. 

GNAC RANKINGS – TEAM

  • Albertus Magnus leads the conference in three different statistical categories - offensive rebounds per game (16.5), total rebounds per game (47.2) and blocks per game (5.3).
  • Albertus Magnus ranks second in points per game with 72.3. 

BOLDEN RANKS THIRD ALL-TIME IN POINTS
Following last weeks performance, senior Olivia Bolden currently ranks third all-time in points with 1,567. She is just nine points away from tying Natalia Perlaza (2001-05) with 1,576.

NEW ARRIVALS
The Falcons welcome six newcomers to the squad for the 2017-18 season – Maxine SanchezRaegon Shirling-DavisCassie CoutureAndreah OrrJackie Harris and Kristen Cunning.

WELCOME BACK
Albertus Magnus returns five players from last year's squad – Jill JohnsonKiki EppsAngelina PiccirilloSasha 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 with a non-conference home match against New Rochelle on Thursday and a road game against Farmingdale State on Saturday.