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: Saint Joseph's (Conn.) and Saint Joseph's of Maine

Women's Basketball Weekly Preview: Saint Joseph's (Conn.) and Saint Joseph's of Maine

Albertus Magnus College Women's Basketball
Weekly Preview
 

Albertus Magnus (14-6, 8-4)
at
Saint Joseph's (Conn.) (8-12, 3-9)
Tuesday, Feb. 6 • 7 p.m. • West Hartford, Conn.

Albertus Magnus (14-6, 8-4)
vs.
Saint Joseph's of Maine (20-1, 12-0)
Saturday, Feb. 10 • 2 p.m. • New Haven, Conn.

WEEK AHEAD
The Albertus Magnus College women's basketball team prepares for two game this week as the Falcons are on the road at Saint Joseph's (Conn.) on Tuesday before hosting Saint Joseph's of Maine on Saturday.

ALL-TIME VS. SAINT JOSEPH'S (CONN.)
Albertus Magnus holds a 23-8 lead over St. Joseph's (Conn.) in the all-time series.

LAST TIME VS. SAINT JOSEPH'S (CONN.)
Game (1/16/18): Albertus Magnus 84 | Saint Joseph's (Conn.) 63 RECAP / BOX SCORE
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. SAINT JOSEPH'S OF MAINE
Saint Joseph's of Maine leads the all-time series over Albertus Magnus, 12-0.

LAST TIME VS. SAINT JOSEPH'S OF MAINE
Game (2/21/17): Saint Joseph's of Maine 64 | Albertus Magnus 61 RECAP / BOX SCORE
Game (12/3/16): Saint Joseph's of Maine 70 | Albertus Magnus 54 RECAP / BOX SCORE

LAST WEEK RECAP
Game: Albertus Magnus 59 | Simmons 56 – RECAP / BOX SCORE
Game: Albertus Magnus 66 | Lasell 47 – RECAP / BOX SCORE

GNAC STANDINGS

SCHOOL CONF OVERALL
Saint Joseph's (Me.) 12-0 20-1
Emmanuel (Mass.) 11-1 15-6
Regis (Mass.) 10-2 13-8
Suffolk 9-3 16-5
Johnson & Wales (RI) 9-4 13-9
Albertus Magnus 8-4 14-6
Norwich 5-6 8-11
Mount Ida 5-7 12-9
St. Joseph (Conn.) 3-9 8-12
Anna Maria 3-9 4-17
Simmons 2-11 2-16
Lasell 1-11 3-16
Rivier 1-12 1-16

 

SO CLOSE
Senior Olivia Bolden is just 17 points shy of tying Lianna Carrero (2010-14), who leads the program all-time in points with 1,905.

BOLDEN NAMED ALBERTUS MAGNUS COLLEGE FEMALE STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Senior Olivia Bolden 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.

Bolden helped the Falcons to a 2-0 week as the senior forward averaged 21.5 points and 13.0 rebounds per game while posting back-to-back double-doubles, extending her season total to 17. She began the week with a 19-point, 11-rebounds performance in a GNAC win over Simmons. Bolden capped the week scoring 24 points on 8-of-14 shooting with 15 rebounds, a steal and a block in a win over Lasell.

FALCON STANDOUTS

  • Olivia Bolden
    • Leads the conference with 21.6 points and 14.4 rebounds per game.
  • Jill Johnson
    • Leads the conference in steals with 3.8 steals per game.
    • Leads the GNAC in total steals with 75.
  • Andreah Orr
    • Second in the conference in blocks averaging 2.6 a game.
    • Leads the conference in total blocks with 53.

ALBERTUS MAGNUS TEAM STATS

  • averaging 73.7 points and 49.1 rebounds per game.
  • shooting – 38.4% (field goal), 23.3% (three point) and 58.6% (free throw)
  • assists per game – 14.5
  • steals per game – 10.2
  • blocks per game – 4.4
  • opponents' field goal percentage – 35.3%
  • opponents' three-point percentage – 26.0%
  • rebound margin per game – 2.6 

SENIOR DAY – FEB. 17 VS. SIMMONS
Prior to the start of Saturday's game the Albertus Magnus College women's basketball team would like to recognize the accomplishments of its two-member senior class. These two student-athletes have been key contributors to the Falcons' success during their tenure here with the squad and have helped the team improve each season.

SENIORS – No. 10 Angelina Piccirillo and No. 23 Olivia Bolden.

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.

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 against Johnson & Wales and Simmons.