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2014-15 CAA Women’s Basketball Snapshot

Oct 3, 2014, 11:54 AM EDT

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It’s an exciting day as practice opens for all 10 CAA women’s basketball teams. BaselineBuzz will have extensive coverage as the 2014-15 season approaches, but here’s a quick snapshot of all 10 teams.

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON “Cougars”

HEAD COACH:  Candice Jackson

2013-14 RECORD:  18-15/9-7 in CAA

STARTERS RETURNING (2)
Mikaela Hopkins, Sr., 6-5, F/C – 8.6 ppg, 6.0 rpg – CAA All-Defensive
Breanna Bolden, So., 5-11, F – 8.5 ppg, 5.4 rpg – CAA All-Rookie

STARTERS LOST (3)
Alyssa Frye, G – 14.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg – 2nd team All-CAA
Afreyea Tolbert, G – 14.2 ppg, 8.8 rpg – 1st team All-CAA
Jillian Brown, G – 4.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg

OTHER TOP RETURNEES
Erin Hall, Sr., 5-8, G – 5.7 ppg, 1.6 rpg
Christy Hewatt, Sr., 5-11, F – 4.3 ppg, 3.8 rpg
Jazz Green, Sr., 5-7, G – 3.6 ppg, 3.8 rpg

TOP NEWCOMERS
Jacqueline Luna-Castro, Jr., 6-2, F – transfer from UC Santa Barbara
Shiclasia Brown, Fr., 5-5, G


DELAWARE “Blue Hens”

HEAD COACH: Tina Martin

2013-14 RECORD: 20-11/10-6 in CAA

STARTERS RETURNING (4)
Courtni Green, Jr., 5-7, G – 10.1 ppg, 4.1 rpg
Joy Caracciolo, Jr., 6-1, F – 8.9 ppg, 6.4 rpg
Erika Brown, So., 5-7, G – 7.3 ppg, 2.3 rpg
Hannah Jardine, So., 6-1, F – 4.8 ppg, 4.7 rpg

STARTERS LOST (1)
Kelsey Buchanan, F/C – 17.1 ppg, 8.5 rpg – 1st team All-CAA

OTHER TOP RETURNEES
Alecia Bell, Jr., 6-0, G – 2.8 ppg, 2.7 rpg
Jodi Salyer, So., 5-10, G – 1.5 ppg, 1.5 rpg

TOP NEWCOMERS
Chastity Taylor, Fr., 5-9, G
Makeda Nicholas, Fr., 6-1, F
Kierstan West, Fr., 5-9, G
Alexis Sears, Fr., 6-2, F


DREXEL “Dragons”

HEAD COACH: Denise Dillon

2013-14 RECORD: 15-16/9-7 in CAA

STARTERS RETURNING (3)
Rachel Pearson, Jr., 5-11, G – 10.3 ppg, 4.2 rpg – 3rd team All-CAA
Sarah Curran, So., 5-11, F – 8.9 ppg, 3.0 rpg – CAA All-Rookie
Meghan Creighton, Jr., 5-7 G – 8.2 ppg, 3.8 rpg

STARTERS LOST (2)
Fiona Flanagan, G – 8.4 ppg, 5.9 rpg
Abby Redick, G – 6.5 ppg, 3.7 rpg

OTHER TOP RETURNEES
Alexis Smith, So., 5-6, G – 6.1 ppg, 2.6 rpg
Carrie Alexander, Jr., 5-7, G – 3.7 ppg, 1.6 rpg
Jackie Schluth, Jr., 6-1, F – 3.1 ppg, 1.8 rpg

TOP NEWCOMERS
Megan Marecic, Fr., 5-11, G
Kelsi Lidge, Fr., 5-8, F


ELON “Phoenix”

HEAD COACH: Charlotte Smith

2013-14 RECORD: 15-16/10-8 in SoCon

STARTERS RETURNING (4)
Zora Stephenson, Sr., 5-10, G – 10.1 ppg, 2.1 rpg
Jenifer Rhodes, So., 6-0, F – 9.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg – SoCon Freshman of the Year
Sam Coffer, Sr., 6-1, G/F – 8.4 ppg, 6.3 rpg
Lauren Brown, So., 5-9, G – 8.1 ppg, 2.5 rpg – SoCon All-Freshman

STARTERS LOST (1)
Kelsey Harris, G – 12.2 ppg, 5.8 rpg – All-SoCon

OTHER TOP RETURNEES
Jessica Farmer, Jr., 6-0, G – 5.8 ppg, 3.7 rpg
Shannen Cochraham, Sr., 6-1, C – 5.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg
Lenaira Ruffin, So., 5-9, G – 4.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg

TOP NEWCOMERS
Essence Baucom, So., 5-5, G – transfer from UAB
Emily Sasser, Fr., 5-11, G
Shay Burnett, Fr., 5-9, G 


HOFSTRA “Pride”

HEAD COACH:  Krista Kilburn-Steveskey

2013-14 RECORD: 14-15/8-8 in CAA

STARTERS RETURNING (3)
Asia Jackson, Jr., 5-5, G – 7.6 ppg, 2.1 rpg
Elo Edeferioka, So., 6-3, F, – 6.3 ppg, 7.4 rpg – CAA All-Rookie
Krystal Luciano, So., 5-5, G – 5.6 ppg, 2.7 rpg

STARTERS LOST (2)
Anma Onyeuku, F – 11.4 ppg, 6.4 rpg – 3rd team All-CAA
Annie Payton, G/F – 11.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg – 3rd team All-CAA

OTHER TOP RETURNEES
Kelly Loftus, So., 5-10, G – 4.0 ppg, 2.4 rpg
Jakelle King-Gilchrist, Jr., 5-9, G – 2.3 ppg, 1.4 rpg
Sydni Epps, Jr., 5-11, G – 2.1 ppg, 3.0 rpg

TOP NEWCOMERS
Ashunae Durant, Fr., 5-10, G
Alena Leon, Fr., 5-7, G
Olivia Askin, Fr., 5-8, G 


JAMES MADISON “Dukes”

HEAD COACH:  Kenny Brooks

2013-14 RECORD:  29-6/15-1 in CAA

STARTERS RETURNING (3)
Precious Hall, Jr., 5-8, G – 13.5 ppg, 3.8 rpg – 2nd team All-CAA
Toia Giggetts, Sr., 6-0, F – 13.2 ppg, 5.8 rpg – 2nd team All-CAA
Jazmon Gwathmey, Jr., 6-2, G – 10.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg – CAA All-Defensive

STARTERS LOST (2)
Kirby Burkholder, G – 18.6 ppg, 8.7 rpg – CAA Player of the Year
Nikki Newman, F – 5.2 ppg, 5.3 rpg – 3rd team All-CAA

OTHER TOP RETURNEES
Lauren Okafor, Sr., 6-3, C – 5.2 ppg, 4.4 rpg
Angela Mickens, Jr., 5-7, G – 4.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg
Da’Lishia Griffin, So., 6-2, F – 2.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg

TOP NEWCOMERS
Candice Williams, Fr., 5-7, G
Hailee Barron, Fr., 5-10, G
Carley Brew, Fr., 6-0, F


UNCW “Seahawks”

HEAD COACH:  Adell Harris

2013-14 RECORD: 5-27/3-13 in CAA

STARTERS RETURNING (5)
Kelva Atkins, Sr., 5-4, G – 15.8 ppg, 5.5 rpg – 2nd team All-CAA
Brie Mobley, So., 5-8, G – 11.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg – CAA All-Rookie
Ryan Flowers, So., 6-2, F – 6.6 ppg, 7.7 rpg
Naqaiyyah Teague, So., 5-7, G – 6.3 ppg, 5.0 rpg
Amber Reeves, So., 5-9, G – 5.0 ppg, 3.6 rpg

OTHER TOP RETURNEES
D’Asia Cain, So., 5-11, G – 4.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg
Johanna McMillan, So., 5-7, G – 3.9 ppg, 1.2 rpg

TOP NEWCOMERS
Shatia Cole, Jr., 5-6, G – transfer from Coastal Carolina
Jasmine Steele, So., 5-1, G – transfer from Alabama
Sarah Myatt, Sr., 6-2, F – transfer from Queens 


NORTHEASTERN “Huskies”

HEAD COACH:  Kelly Cole

2013-14 RECORD: 12-18/6-10 in CAA

STARTERS RETURNING (4)
A’lece Mark, Sr., 5-7, G – 15.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg – 3rd team All-CAA
Samantha DeFreese, Jr., 6-0, F – 9.2 ppg, 7.4 rpg
Tiffany Montagne, Jr., 5-9, G/F – 8.4 ppg, 2.3 rpg
Amencie Mercier, Sr., 5-7, G – 8.3 ppg, 2.6 rpg

STARTERS LOST (1)
Jewell Tunstull, F – 15.5 ppg, 9.9 rpg – 1st team All-CAA

OTHER TOP RETURNEES
Kazzidy Stewart, Jr., 5-9, G – 7.8 ppg, 3.1 rpg
Tanisha Hopewell, Sr., 5-10, G/F – 1.2 ppg, 1.4 rpg
DaChe Williams, So., 6-2, G/F – 3.5 ppg, 1.3 rpg

TOP NEWCOMERS
Maureen Taggart, Fr., G
Loren Lassiter, Fr., F


TOWSON “Tigers”

HEAD COACH:  Niki Reid Geckeler

2013-14 RECORD: 13-17/7-9 in CAA

STARTERS RETURNING (3) 
LaTorri Hines-Allen, Sr., 6-1, F – 14.1 ppg, 8.4 rpg – 2nd team All-CAA
Dominique Johnson, Jr., 5-6, G – 10.3 ppg, 2.3 rpg
Markell Smith, Sr., 6-1, G – 4.4 ppg, 5.8 rpg

STARTERS LOST (2)
Tanisha McTiller, G – 19.4 ppg, 7.2 rpg – 1st team All-CAA
Nyree Williams, F – 5.3 ppg, 7.3 rpg

OTHER TOP RETURNEES
Ciara Webb, Sr., 5-9, G – 2.4 ppg, 2.2 rpg
Camille Alberson, Sr., 6-1, F – 2.4 ppg, 2.3 rpg

TOP NEWCOMERS
Breonn Hughey, Fr., 5-4, G
Daijha Thomas, Fr., 6-3, C
Ece Yurdakul, Fr., 5-6, G
Shanea Butler, Fr., 6-0, G


WILLIAM & MARY “Tribe”

HEAD COACH:  Ed Swanson

2013-14 RECORD:  8-21/5-11 in CAA

STARTERS RETURNING (4)
Marlena Tremba, So., 5-9, G – 13.2 ppg, 3.1 rpg – CAA All-Rookie
Jazmen Boone, Sr., 5-8, G/F – 11.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg – CAA All-Defensive
Kyla Kerstetter, Sr., 5-11, G – 10.7 ppg, 4.5 rpg
Anna Kestler, Sr., 5-5, G – 1.2 ppg, 0.9 rpg

STARTERS LOST (1)
Kaitlyn Mathieu, F – 12.7 ppg, 7.9 rpg – 3rd team All-CAA

OTHER TOP RETURNEES
Brooke Stewart, Jr., 6-0, G – 2.9 ppg, 2.0 rpg
Alexis Hofstaedter, So., 5-8, G – 1.9 ppg, 0.8 rpg
Latrice Hunter, So., 5-5, G – 5.5 ppg, 1.4 rpg

TOP NEWCOMERS
Jenna Green, Fr., 5-7, G
Abby Rendle, Fr., 6-4, C
Jeanne Gaumont, Fr., 6-0, G/F
Ashley DeLeonibus, Fr., 6-2, F

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