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									             2009-10 HOFSTRA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL GAME NOTES
             HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY PRIDE (0-0)
                            vs.
     University at Buffalo Bulls (0-0)* play Niagara on 11/13
          Monday, November 16, 2009 - 7 p.m.
     Mack Sports Complex (5,045) - Hempstead, New York
           ***2005-06 Postseason Women’s National Invitation Tournament Participant***
        ***2006-07 Postseason Women’s National Invitation Tournament - Quarterfinalist***
                         ***Third-Best Turnaround in Nation in 2008-09***

2009-10 HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY                                    Contact: Stephen A. Gorchov
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE                (0-0, 0-0 CAA)     Work: (516) 463-4933 Cell: (516) 523-5252
                                                              E-mail: stephen.a.gorchov@hofstra.edu
NOVEMBER                                                      TV: Verizon FiOS1
16  Mon.       BUFFALO (FiOS1 TV)             7 p.m.          Internet Broadcast: GoHofstra.com (Video and Audio)
18  Wed.       at St. Francis (NY)            7 p.m.
                                                              Radio: WRHU (88.7 FM)
25  Wed.       ALBANY                         2 p.m.
               2009 WBCA CLASSIC (Storrs, CT)
27    Fri.     at Connecticut (CPTV)          7:30 p.m.               HOFSTRA’S TENTATIVE STARTERS
28    Sat.     vs. Clemson                    5 p.m.
                                                              Head Coach: Krista Kilburn-Steveskey (NC State, 1990)
29    Sun.     vs. Richmond                   2 p.m.
                                                                       (Fourth Season; 47-47 Career Record)
DECEMBER
8   Tue.       PROVIDENCE (FiOS1 TV)                7 p.m.    #-Pos Name                  CL    PPG    RPG APG
10  Thu.       NIAGARA                              7 p.m.
                                                              10-G   Candice Bellocchio   So.   8.9    3.3   3.1
12  Sat.       at Manhattan                         2 p.m.
21  Mon.       STONY BROOK (FiOS1 TV)               7 p.m.    13-G Sam Brigham            Sr.   8.5    2.4   2.1
28  Mon.       at Southern Methodist                7 p.m.
30  Wed.       at Rice                              7 p.m.    22-G Nicole Capurso So.           10.3   2.1   1.3
                                                              14-F   Joelle Connelly So.        9.1    6.2   2.0 (Blocks)
JANUARY
3   Sun.       at William & Mary* (MSG TV)          1 p.m.    43-C Jess Fuller            Sr.   11.9   8.0   3.2 (Blocks)
7   Thu.       TOWSON*                              7 p.m.
10  Sun.       GEORGIA STATE*                       2 p.m.                        OFF THE BENCH
14  Thu.       DREXEL*                              7 p.m.
17  Sun.       at UNC Wilmington*                   1 p.m.    2-G    Candace Bond         Fr.   --     --    --
21  Thu.       WILLIAM & MARY                       7 p.m.
24  Sun.       DELAWARE*                            2 p.m.    3-G    Asia Jenkins         So.   2.4    1.1   0.4
28  Thu.       at James Madison*                    7 p.m.    12-G Aamira Terry           Jr.   4.0    2.9   0.9
31  Sun.       at Old Dominion*                     2 p.m.
                                                              30-F   Shante Evans         Fr.   --     --    --
FEBRUARY
4   Thu.       at George Mason* (FiOS TV)           7 p.m.    35-C Marie Malone           So.   --     --    --
7   Sun.       UNC WILMINGTON*                      1 p.m.    50-F   Isoken Uzamere Jr.         0.9    1.2   0.1
11  Thu.       VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH* (FiOS1 TV)    12 p.m.
14  Sun.       at Northeastern*                     2 p.m.
18  Thu.       GEORGE MASON* (FiOS1 TV)             2 p.m.    SERIES RECORD
21  Sun.       at Drexel*                           1 p.m.
                                                              Buffalo leads the series, 5-2
25  Thu.       at Towson*                           7 p.m.
28  Sun.       NORTHEASTERN* (FiOS1 TV)             2 p.m.
                                                              Last Meeting: 2008-09; Hofstra 80, Buffalo 73 (OT) (A)
                                                              First Meeting: 1991-92; Buffalo 72, Hofstra 60 (H)
MARCH
3   Wed.       at Delaware*                         7 p.m.    2009-10 Hofstra Women’s Basketball TV Schedule
                                                              November 16 vs. Buffalo - FiOS1 TV
               CAA CHAMPIONSHIP (Harrisonburg, VA)            November 27 at Connecticut – CPTV
11    Thu.     Opening Round                 TBA              December 8 vs. Providence – FiOS1 TV
12    Fri.     Quarterfinals                 TBA
                                                              December 21 vs. Stony Brook - FiOS1 TV
13    Sat.     Semifinals                    TBA
14    Sun.     Championship Game           12:30 p.m.         January 3 at William & Mary – MSG+ TV
                                                              February 4 at George Mason - FiOS1 TV
Home games in BOLD CAPS                                       February 11 vs. Virginia Commonwealth - FiOS1 TV
* - denotes Colonial Athletic Association game                February 18 vs. George Mason - FiOS1 TV
Times local to site                                           February 28 vs. Northeastern - FiOS1 TV
 Streaks, Trends and Notes:                                          2008-09 TEAM LEADERS…
 - Hofstra enters the 2009-10 season with high hopes after
 winning 16 games a season ago, ranking the Pride as one of          LED OR TIED FOR THE TEAM LEAD IN POINTS
                                                                     Jess Fuller - 13 times
 the nation’s most improved teams (see chart below). Hofstra
                                                                     Nicole Capurso - 6 times
 returns four starters amongst its eight returning letterwinners,    Joelle Connelly - 6 times
 while also bringing in the nation’s 41st best recruiting class.     Natty Fripp - 5 times
                                                                     Niki Williams - 3 times
 - Hofstra was one of 15 schools nationally last season to lead      Sam Brigham - 2 times
 their conference in both field goal percentage and field goal       Candice Bellocchio - 1 time
 percentage defense.                                                 Aamira Terry - 1 time
                                                                     Asia Jenkins - 1 time
                                                                     LED OR TIED FOR THE TEAM LEAD IN REBOUNDS
 - Over its last 10 seasons, Hofstra is 6-4 in its first home game
                                                                     Jess Fuller - 16 times
 of the season, 4-6 in season openers and 2-8 in its first road      Joelle Connelly - 10 times
 games of the season. Since becoming a Division I program in         Natty Fripp - 5 times
 1982, Hofstra is 13-14 in season openers.                           Aamira Terry - 1 time
                                                                     Niki Williams - 1 time
 - Hofstra has made a three-pointer in 308 of its last 313           LED OR TIED FOR THE TEAM LEAD IN ASSISTS
 games. The current streak is 71 games in a row.                     Niki Williams - 21 times
                                                                     Sam Brigham - 5 times
                                                                     Candice Bellocchio - 3 times
 - The Pride is 55-9 in its last 64 games when they hold their
                                                                     Nicole Capurso - 2 times
 opponent under 60 points (13-5 last season, 5-3 in 2007-08          Natty Fripp - 2 times
 season, 20-1 in 2006-07, 11-0 in 2005-06 and 5-0 in 2004-05).       Aamira Terry - 1 time
                                                                     Joelle Connelly - 1 time
 - Since becoming a Division I program in the 1982-83 season,        Jess Fuller - 1 time
 Hofstra is 44-9 all-time when scoring 80 or more points in a        LED OR TIED FOR THE TEAM LEAD IN BLOCKS
 game (have won 13 straight when scoring 80 or more).                Jess Fuller - 19 times
                                                                     Joelle Connelly - 12 times
                                                                     Kristina Campbell - 2 times
             2008-09 TOP NCAA DIVISION I                             Ashley Wilcots - 2 times
      WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TURNAROUNDS                                 Sam Brigham - 1 time
SCHOOL                 INCREASE     (2007-08 wins to                 LED OR TIED FOR THE TEAM LEAD IN STEALS
                                                                     Natty Fripp - 12 times
                       IN WINS      2008-09 wins)                    Niki Williams - 11 times
1. Central Connecticut 14           4 to 18                          Sam Brigham - 10 times
2. Mercer              13           4 to 17                          Nicole Capurso - 5 times
                                                                     Jess Fuller - 5 times
3. HOFSTRA                   11                5 to 16               Joelle Connelly - 3 times
                                                                     Candice Bellocchio - 2 times
 A BLOCK PARTY!!! - Led by Jess Fuller and Joelle                    Aamira Terry - 2 times
 Connelly, Hofstra finished the 2008-09 season ranked                Ashley Wilcots - 1 time
                                                                     LED OR TIED FOR THE TEAM LEAD IN MINUTES PLAYED
 second in the nation in blocked shots per game.                     Niki Williams - 12 times
                                                                     Natty Fripp - 9 times
 Division I Blocked Shots Per Game National Leaders                  Jess Fuller - 5 times
 Rank       Name               GM BLKS BKPG                          Candice Bellocchio - 4 times
                                                                     Joelle Connelly - 2 times
 1.         St. Mary’s (CA)    30  212    7.1                        Sam Brigham - 2 times
 2.          HOFSTRA                  30      209      7.0           Nicole Capurso - 1 time
 3.          North Carolina           35      229      6.5           DOUBLE FIGURE POINTS
                                                                     Jess Fuller - 21 times
 4.          Morehead State           31      202      6.5           Joelle Connelly - 14 times
 5.          Mississippi State        33      203      6.2           Nicole Capurso - 13 times
                                                                     Sam Brigham - 14 times
        HOFSTRA - BY THE NUMBERS (2008-09)                           Natty Fripp - 11 times
                                                                     Niki Williams - 8 times
 HOFSTRA                                      OPPONENT               Candice Bellocchio - 3 times
 60.8       Points Per Game                     59.7                 Aamira Terry - 2 times
 37.5       Rebounds Per Game                   38.0                 Asia Jenkins - 1 time
 13.7       Assists Per Game                    12.2                 DOUBLE FIGURE REBOUNDS
 9.1        Steals Per Game                     10.7                 Jess Fuller - 12 times
 21.3       Turnovers Per Game                  19.0                 Joelle Connelly - 5 times
 7.0        Blocked Shots Per Game              3.0                  Natty Fripp - 2 times
 42.3       Field Goal Percentage               35.3                 DOUBLE FIGURE ASSISTS
                                                                     Niki Williams - 1 time
 32.5       Three-Point Field Goal Percentage   32.4                 20+ POINT SCORING GAMES
 61.0       Free Throw Percentage               65.8                 Nicole Capurso - 3 times
              TEAM LEADERS - PER GAME                                Jess Fuller - 3 times
       Fuller (11.9)              Points
       Fuller (8.0)               Rebounds
       Williams (4.4)             Assists                            We Preach Academics: For the second straight year Hofstra
       Williams (1.9)             Steals                             led the CAA in All-Academic selections as the Pride had three
       Fuller (3.2)               Blocks                             players named to either the first or second team. Amongst the
       Fripp (32.6)               Minutes                            returnees, senior Sam Brigham and sophomore Candice
                                                                     Bellocchio were both second team selections.
High-Flying Freshmen: The Hofstra Women's Basketball                         Early Signings: Head Women's Basketball Coach Krista
program's heralded freshmen class of Candace Bond and                        Kilburn-Steveskey today announced the signing of three
Shante Evans was ranked as the 41st best recruiting class in                 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent as part of her
the nation according to Chris Hansen of ESPN/HoopGurlz, it                   fourth recruiting class at Hofstra. The trio includes Kate Loper
was announced in late July. "I am thrilled that our recruiting               (Post Falls, ID), Ngwanma (Anma) Onyeuku (Fayetteville,
class was recognized so highly by ESPN/HoopGurlz,"                           GA) and Annie Payton (Newark, NJ). All three will commence
commented Hofstra University Head Women's Basketball                         their Hofstra academic and athletic careers in the fall of 2010.
Coach Krista Kilburn-Steveskey at the time. "I would like to                 “This 2010 recruiting class adds another dimension to the
thank my staff, especially the work of Danielle Santos, for their            Pride. The versatility of all three players will complement the
efforts in recruiting such top student-athletes to Hofstra                   front line size and backcourt skills of the current team,”
University. We know that each student-athlete was recruited                  commented Kilburn-Steveskey. “All three players were highly
individually and now the task will be to get all the players on              sought after by top programs in the country and we are thrilled
the same page." Fortified by the signing of Evans, who was                   to have such a talented recruiting class join our Hofstra
ranked 54th in the ESPNU 100 - Class of 2009, Hofstra had                    Women’s Basketball program.”
the second-highest ranked recruiting class of any non-BCS                    Onyeuku will come to Hofstra from Fayette County High
school (Middle Tennessee State #31) and was nine spots                       School, where she has led the Tigers to three consecutive
better than the next Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) school              regional championships. The 5-10 forward enters her senior
on the list (James Madison #50).                                             year coming off a season in which she averaged 16.8 points
                                                                             and 7.9 rebounds. Kilburn-Steveskey also attended Fayette
Hofstra in the Colonial Athletic Association Rankings - Team - 2008-09       County High School. Onyeuku already has scored 1,000
Final                                                                        points in her career for the Tigers and earned second-team all-
Scoring Offense - Seventh – 60.8                                             state honors as a junior.
Scoring Margin - Sixth – + 1.1
FG Percentage - First - .423
                                                                             “Anma Onyeuku is loaded with talent and athleticism. She
3-PT FG Percentage - Third - .325                                            runs the floor, plays up tempo and has great leaping ability for
3-PT FG Made - T-Fifth – 4.3                                                 an undersized forward. Her work ethic is contagious and she
Scoring Defense - Sixth – 59.7                                               should be an impact player with the Pride.”
FT Percentage - 11th - .610                                                  Payton will join the Pride after her senior season at Camden
FG Percentage Defense - First - .353                                         (NJ) High School, where she almost averaged a double-double
3-PT FG Percentage Defense - Eighth - .324                                   as a junior, compiling 21.5 points and nine rebounds per game
Rebounding Margin - Fifth – (-) 0.5                                          in earning team MVP honors. At 5-9, Payton can play either
Assists – Fourth - 13.7
Turnover Margin – 11th - (-) 2.30
                                                                             guard or forward and earned All-South New Jersey honors last
Blocked Shots - First – 7.0                                                  season. Payton also averaged 19 points as sophomore,
Steals – Seventh - 9.1                                                       garnering a spot on the Olympic Conference first team.
Assist/Turnover Ratio – Seventh - 0.6                                        “Annie Payton brings quickness and explosiveness to our
Offensive Rebounds - 10th – 11.8                                             program. Her versatility will be an added plus for the Pride,
Defensive Rebounds - Third – 25.7                                            and her work ethic and enthusiasm for the game is a positive
Hofstra in the Colonial Athletic Association Rankings-Individual – 2008-09
Final
                                                                             addition.”
Scoring                                                                      Loper will look to fortify the Pride’s guard depth after finishing
11. Fuller                      11.9                                         her senior year at Post Falls High School in Idaho. As a junior,
19. Capurso                     10.3                                         Loper averaged 15 points and six rebounds, improving off a
Field Goal Percentage                                                        quality sophomore campaign in which she averaged 15.6
1. Fuller                       .584                                         points and 4.1 rebounds. Loper is expected to finish as a six-
3. Connelly                     .513                                         time letterwinner for the Trojans, playing four years of
12. Brigham                     .419                                         basketball and two years of golf. The 5-11 guard is coming off
Free Throw Percentage
None Ranked
                                                                             a season in which she earned first team All-North Idaho honors
Rebounding                                                                   for the second straight season.
8. Fuller                       8.0                                          “Kate Loper is known for her three-point shooting ability and
15. Connelly                    6.2                                          her tenacity on the court. She has the quickest release of any
Assists                                                                      player I have seen in a long time. Her range is going make an
3. Williams                     4.4                                          immediate impact on the Pride, and in addition will make her a
Steals                                                                       dangerous threat in the Colonial Athletic Association.”
9. Williams                     1.9
10. Fripp                       1.9
3-Point FG Percentage
                                                                             2009-10 CAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
3. Capurso                      .352                                         PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS
3-Point FG Made                                                              First Team
4. Capurso                      1.9                                          Shanae Baker-Brice, Towson
14. Fripp                       1.2                                          Tiffany Benson, William & Mary
Blocked Shots                                                                Jessica Canady, Old Dominion
1. Fuller                       3.2                                          Dawn Evans, James Madison
3. Connelly                     2.0                                          Gabriela Marginean, Drexel
Assist/Turnover Ratio
4. Williams                     1.3
                                                                             Second Team
Offensive Rebounds                                                           Brittany Blackwell, UNCW
9. Fuller                       2.8                                          Elena Delle Donne, Delaware
Defensive Rebounds                                                           Jess Fuller, Hofstra
5. Fuller                       5.2                                          Tesia Harris, Delaware
Minutes Played                                                               Jasmina Rosseel, Drexel
9. Fripp                        32.6                                         CAA Player of the Year: Gabriela Marginean, Drexel
                                                                             Honorable Mention: Joelle Connelly, So., C/F, Hofstra;
                                                                             Katrina Wheeler, Sr., F, Towson
Formidable Slate: Six opponents on Hofstra’s 2009-10           The Future Is Bright: With seven freshmen and sophomores
schedule advanced to postseason play last season, led by       on the roster this season, the future is certainly bright for the
Connecticut. The Huskies finished 39-0 last season and won     Hofstra Women’s Basketball program.
the national title with a 76-54 victory over Louisville.
                                                               Freshmen                              Sophomores
NCAA                                  WNIT                     Candace Bond                          Asia Jenkins
Connecticut (Champion)                Richmond (Third Round)   Shante Evans                          Candice Bellocchio
Drexel (First Round)                  JMU (Second Round)                                             Joelle Connelly
VCU (First Round)                     SMU (First Round)                                              Nicole Capurso
                                                                                                     Marie Malone
Consecutive Games Played (* = current)
Name                Current        Season-      Career-        Double-Doubles
                    Streak         High         High           NAME                  2009-10                 Career
Bond                                                           Jess Fuller                                   13
Jenkins             11*            11*          11*            Joelle Connelly                               4
Bellocchio                         7            37             Double Figure Scoring
Terry               30*            30*          30*            NAME                  2009-10                 Career
Brigham             17*            17*          54             Sam Brigham                                   32
Connelly            1*             28           28             Jess Fuller                                   22
Capurso             1*             22           22             Candice Bellocchio                            7
Evans                                                          Aamira Terry                                  3
Malone                                                         Joelle Connelly                               14
Fuller              30*            30*          30*            Nicole Capurso                                13
Uzamere                            5            5              Asia Jenkins                                  1
Consecutive Starts (* = current)                               Double Figure Rebounding
Name                Current        Season-      Career-        NAME                  2009-10                 Career
                    Streak         High         High           Jess Fuller                                   14
Jenkins                                                        Joelle Connelly                               5
Bellocchio                         7            11             Double Figure Assists
Terry                              2            2              NAME                  2009-10                 Career
Brigham             4*             12           40             Candice Bellocchio                            1
Connelly            1*             24           24
Capurso                            2            2              2008-09
Evans                                                          CRUNCH-TIME FREE THROWS - Last FIVE MINUTES
Malone                                                         Asia Jenkins                           4-4 (100%)
Fuller              1*             22           22             Aamira Terry                           11-12 (92%)
Uzamere                                                        Sam Brigham                            8-10 (80%)
Consecutive Double Figure Scoring Games (* = current)          Candice Bellocchio                     7-10 (70%)
Name                Current        Season-      Career-        Niki Williams                          21-31 (68%)
                    Streak         High         High           Natty Fripp                            19-28 (68%)
Jenkins                            1            1              Ashley Wilcots                         1-2 (50%)
Bellocchio                         2            2              Joelle Connelly                        8-17 (47%)
Terry                              1            1              Jess Fuller                            15-34 (44%)
Brigham             7*             7*           7*             Nicole Capurso                         4-9 (44%)
Connelly                           5            5              TOTAL                                  98-157 (62%)
Capurso                            4            4              CRUNCH-TIME FREE THROWS - Last MINUTE/OVERTIME
Evans                                                          Aamira Terry                           2-2 (100%)
Malone                                                         Asia Jenkins                           2-2 (100%)
Fuller              3*             7            7              Sam Brigham                            7-8 (88%)
                                                               Candice Bellocchio                     3-4 (75%)
Uzamere
                                                               Niki Williams                          12-18 (67%)
                                                               Natty Fripp                            14-22 (64%)
2008-09 DOUBLE-DOUBLES (16)                                    Joelle Connelly                        3-5 (60%)
Jess Fuller (11)                                               Ashley Wilcots                         1-2 (50%)
14 points, 13 rebounds at Buffalo                              Nicole Capurso                         3-7 (43%)
21 points, 13 rebounds vs. Maine                               Jess Fuller                            5-16 (31%)
20 points, 14 rebounds vs. Rice                                TOTAL                                  52-86 (61%)
19 points, 15 rebounds at Saint Peter’s
14 points, 11 rebounds vs. Northeastern
15 points, 11 rebounds at Drexel                               Shot Blocking Machine: Senior Jess Fuller is certainly
12 points, 10 rebounds vs. Towson                              leaving her mark in the Hofstra record books during her short
11 points, 12 rebounds vs. William & Mary                      tenure in a Pride uniform. Now in her second full season with
12 points, 11 rebounds vs. Old Dominion                        Hofstra, Fuller already ranks fourth all-time in blocked shots
10 points, 10 rebounds vs. Virginia Commonwealth               with 105 and her 97 blocks during her junior campaign is the
10 points, 13 rebounds vs. UNC W ilmington                     single season school record.
16 points, 11 rebounds at Northeastern
Joelle Connelly (4)
                                                               Single Season Blocks               Career Blocks
17 points, 10 rebounds at Iona                                 1. Jess Fuller - 97                1. Vanessa Gidden - 175
15 points, 12 rebounds vs. Manhattan                           2. Vanessa Gidden - 62             2. Diane Leonard - 134
11 points, 13 rebounds at Buffalo                              3. Joelle Connelly - 59            3. Lisa Harris - 111
12 points, 12 rebounds at Drexel                               4. Vanessa Gidden - 50             4. Jess Fuller - 105
Niki Williams (1)                                                                                 --. Joelle Connelly - 59
10 points, 11 assists vs. Towson
                     Pronunciation Guide                           Longest Division I Win Streaks: Hofstra’s seven-game win
Candice Bellocchio                buh-LOCK-ee-oo                   streak last season is the program’s third-longest since
Nicole Capurso                    Cuh-PER-so                       becoming an NCAA Division I program in 1982-83:
Joelle Connelly                   Joe-ELL
                                                                   1. 2006-07       10-game win streak
Shante Evans                      shon-TAY                         2. 2006-07       eight-game win streak
Aamira Terry                      OM-er-uh                         3. 2008-09       seven-game win streak
Isoken Uzamere             ee-SO-kin     oo-ZAM-uh-ray             t-4. 2005-06     six-game win streak
                                                                   t-4. 1983-84     six-game win streak
Krista Kilburn-Steveskey             stuh-VESS-key                 t-4. 1982-83     six-game win streak
Faisal Khan                          rhymes with castle
Jessica Mannetti                     muh-NET-ee                    Happy Birthday to You: Just five members of the Hofstra
                                                                   Women’s Basketball program celebrate birthdays during the
                                                                   regular season.
                                                                   Here is a complete list:
2009-10 CAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PREDICTED
                                                                   Joelle Connelly - January 10
ORDER OF FINISH
                                                                   Aamira Terry - February 11
1. Drexel
                                                                   Marie Malone - February 11
2. James Madison
                                                                   Candace Bond - February 19
3. Old Dominion
                                                                   Danielle Santos - April 9
4. Delaware
                                                                   Jessica Mannetti - May 3
5. VCU
                                                                   Candice Bellocchio - May 25
6. Towson
                                                                   Sam Brigham - June 14
7. Hofstra
                                                                   Krista Kilburn-Steveskey - June 28
8. UNC Wilmington
                                                                   Shante Evans - July 8
9. William and Mary
                                                                   Isoken Uzamere - July 22
10. Northeastern
                                                                   Asia Jenkins - July 26
11. Georgia State
                                                                   Jess Fuller - July 26
12. George Mason
                                                                   Nicole Capurso - October 26
                                                                   Faisal Khan - October 29
From Long Range: Senior Sam Brigham and sophomore
                                                                   Mike Gibson - December 12
Nicole Capurso have given the Hofstra Women’s Basketball
team a lethal threat from three-point territory. Brigham
currently ranks ninth all-time in three-pointers at Hofstra with   NCAA Rankings: In the final NCAA statistical rankings
87 and needs just one trifecta to tie Lizanne Murphy (2003-07)     summary of 2008-09, Hofstra (as a team) was ranked in the
for eighth all-time. Capurso drained 43 three-pointers during      top 100 in:
her freshman campaign and will be primed to enter the career       Scoring Defense (87th)
top 10 chart by the end of her sophomore season.                   Field Goal Percentage (58th)
                                                                   Field Goal Percentage Defense (15th)
Did You Know?: Hofstra’s .724 winning percentage (21-8) in         Assists Per Game (99th)
its first Division I season of 1982-83 is the 39th best winning    Blocked Shots Per Game (Second)
percentage of any team in its first season of Division I           Individually
basketball.                                                        Niki Williams, 78th in Assists Per Game
                                                                   Jess Fuller, fourth in Blocked Shots Per Game
From Far and Wide: The 2009-10 roster for the Hofstra              Joelle Connelly, 38th in Blocked Shots Per Game
Women’s Basketball team features 11 student-athletes from          Jess Fuller, 11th in Field Goal Percentage
eight different states.
                                                                   The Century Mark: Senior guard Sam Brigham is just 12
Player        Distance from Hometown to Hempstead, NY              games shy of 100 played during her career.
Aamira Terry (Atlanta, GA)               915 miles
Marie Malone (Virginia Beach, VA)        459 miles                 #1 Ranked Opponents: Hofstra University is one of three
Joelle Connelly (Arcade, NY)             373 miles                 schools nationally to have its basketball teams face both
Candace Bond (Fort Washington, MD)       263 miles                 preseason #1 teams during the 2009-10 season. The Hofstra
Shante Evans (West Chester, PA)          146 miles                 Men’s Basketball team opens its 2009-10 campaign on Friday,
Sam Brigham (Simsbury, CT)               135 miles                 November 13 when they face Kansas at 7 p.m. (central time) in
Asia Jenkins (Piscataway, NJ)            60 miles                  Phog Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks were picked first in the
Candice Bellocchio (Staten Island, NY)   35 miles                  ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll released recently. The Pride
Nicole Capurso (Staten Island, NY)       35 miles                  Women’s Basketball team, which opens its season on Monday,
Isoken Uzamere (Brentwood, NY)           26 miles                  November 16 at home against Buffalo (7 p.m.), will face
Jess Fuller (Queens, NY)                 14 miles                  Connecticut on Friday, November 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Storrs,
                                                                   Connecticut (Gampel Pavilion). The Huskies received all 31
National Spotlight: Jess Fuller made quite an impression in        first place votes and were picked first in the preseason USA
her first season in a Hofstra uniform as the junior college        Today/ESPN Coaches Poll released this morning. Texas and
transfer earned second team All-Colonial Athletic Association      Oklahoma, both conference opponents for Kansas, are the
honors. Fuller ranked high in a pair of national categories as     only two other schools to have both preseason #1 teams on
well, as she was fourth in the nation in blocked shots per game    their 2009-10 schedules.
(3.2) and 11th in the nation in field goal percentage (58.4).
She led Hofstra and the CAA in both categories. Fuller missed
the majority of the 2007-08 season with an injury.
INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS
Points
23, twice, most recently by Jess Fuller vs. Delaware (2/5/09)
Field Goals Made
11 by Jess Fuller vs. Delaware (2/5/09)
Field Goals Attempted
22 by Nicole Capurso at Delaware (1/8/09)
Field Goal Percentage (minimum five made)
.900 (9-10) by Jess Fuller vs. Manhattan (11/25/08)
Three-Point Field Goals Made
5, twice, most recently by Sam Brigham
at George Mason (2/26/09)
Three-Point Field Goals Attempted
11 by Nicole Capurso vs. Delaware (2/5/09)
Three-Point Field Goal Percentage (min. three made)
.833 (5-6) by Sam Brigham at George Mason (2/26/09)
Free Throws Made
10 by Aamira Terry at Saint Peter’s (12/30/08)
Free Throws Attempted
17 by Jess Fuller at Saint Peter’s (12/30/08)
Free Throw Percentage (minimum five made)
1.000 (6-6) by Candice Bellocchio vs. Arizona State (11/28/08)
Rebounds
15 by Jess Fuller at Saint Peter’s (12/30/08)
Assists
11 by Niki Williams vs. Towson (1/15/09)
Steals
5, several times, most recently by Niki Williams vs.
William & Mary (3/12/09)
Blocked Shots
7, twice, most recently by Jess Fuller vs. VCU (2/22/09)
Turnovers
10 by Candice Bellocchio at Iona (11/14/08)
Fouls
5, several times, most recently by Aamira Terry
at UNC Wilmington (2/15/09)
 IN 2008-09, HOFSTRA WAS…
16-14   on the season                                             6-1      when having fewer turnovers than opponent
8-10    in Colonial Athletic Association play                     10-13    when opponents have fewer turnovers
                                                                  0-0      when both teams have the same amount of turnovers
2-1     against the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
0-1     against the Atlantic Coast Conference                     8-6      when Hofstra wins the opening tip
0-1     against the Pac-10 Conference                             8-8      when opponent wins opening tip
1-0     against the Missouri Valley Conference
1-0     against the Mid-American Conference                       9-6      when Hofstra scores the first point of the game
1-0     against the America East Conference                       7-8      when opponent scores first point of the game
1-0     against Conference USA
1-0     against the Northeast Conference                          9-3      when leading at halftime
1-0     against Independents                                      3-11     when trailing at halftime
                                                                  4-0      when tied at halftime
2-0     on Monday
3-0     on Tuesday                                                13-3     when leading with 2:00 to play
0-1     on Wednesday                                              1-11     when trailing with 2:00 to play
5-5     on Thursday                                               2-0      when tied with 2:00 to play
1-2     on Friday
2-0     on Saturday                                               8-5      at home
3-6     on Sunday                                                 6-7      on the road
                                                                  2-2      at neutral sites
6-6     when playing day games
10-7    when playing night games                                  3-1      in overtime games
                                                                  0-1      when Hofstra gets a technical
2-3     in November                                               1-1      when an opponent gets a technical
6-0     in December
4-4     in January                                                2-0      when five players score in double figures
4-4     in February                                               3-1      when four players score in double figures
0-3     in March                                                  7-7      when three players score in double figures
                                                                  4-5      when two players score in double figures
0-0     when scoring less than 40 points                          0-1      when one player scores in double figures
0-1     when scoring 40-49 points                                 0-0      when no player scores in double figures
5-8     when scoring 50-59 points
6-5     when scoring 60-69 points                                 7-7      when Joelle Connelly scores in double figures
3-0     when scoring 70-79 points                                 8-6      when Sam Brigham scores in double figures
2-0     when scoring 80-89 points                                 1-2      when Candice Bellocchio scores in double figures
0-0     when scoring 90-99 points                                 10-3     when Nicole Capurso scores in double figures
                                                                  12-9     when Jess Fuller scores in double figures
0-0     when opponents score lest than 40 pts.                    2-0      when Aamira Terry scores in double figures
5-0     when opponents score 40-49 pts.                           6-5      when Natty Fripp scores in double figures
8-5     when opponents score 50-59 pts.                           5-3      when Niki Williams scores in double figures
2-3     when opponents score 60-69 pts.                           0-1      when Asia Jenkins scores in double figures
1-4     when opponents score 70-79 pts.
0-2     when opponents score 80-89 pts.                           4        0-5 point wins
0-0     when opponents score 90-99 pts.                           7        6-10 point wins
0-0     when opponents score over 100 pts.                        2        11-15 point wins
                                                                  2        16-20 point wins
3-0     when shooting 50% or better from the field                1        21+ point wins
10-9    when shooting between 40%-50% from the field              7        0-5 point losses
3-5     when shooting less than 40% from the field                2        6-10 point losses
                                                                  3        11-15 point losses
0-2     when opponents shoot 50% or better from the field         0        16-20 point losses
4-4     when opponents shoot between 40% and 50% from the field   2        21+ point losses
12-8    when opponents shoot less than 40% from the field
                                                                  Starting lineups used – 8
6-3     when shooting more free throws than opponents             Bellocchio, Brigham, Fripp, Wilcots, Fuller (1-3)
9-10    when opponent shoots more free throws                     Bellocchio, Brigham, Fripp, Wilcots, Connelly (1-0)
1-1     when both teams have the same amount of free throw        Bellocchio, Brigham, Fripp, Connelly, Fuller (2-0)
        attempts                                                  Williams, Brigham, Fripp, Connelly, Fuller (10-7)
                                                                  Williams, Capurso, Fripp, Connelly, Fuller (1-1)
11-4    when out rebounding opponent                              Williams, Terry, Fripp, Connelly, Fuller (1-1)
3-10    when opponent out rebounds Hofstra                        Williams, Brigham, Fripp, Connelly, Campbell (0-1)
2-0     when both teams have the same amount of rebounds          Williams, Brigham, Fripp, Wilcots, Fuller (0-1)
The Last Time It Happened...
TEAM-GAME
Hofstra scored 80-89 points                2008-09: 80 (80-73 OT) at Buffalo, 12-6-08
Hofstra scored 90-94 points                2005-06: 92 (92-65) vs. Stony Brook, 3-15-06
Hofstra scored 95-99 points                1992-93: 97 (97-95) at Wagner, 1-6-93
Hofstra scored 100 points or more          1980-81: 100 (100-51) vs. Cortland State
Opponent scored 80-89 points               2008-09: 83 (83-58) at Virginia Commonwealth, 1-22-09
Opponent scored 90-99 points               2007-08: 91 (91-71) at #16/#13 Old Dominion, 3-6-08
Opponent scored 100 points or more         2003-04: 105 (105-62) at Old Dominion, 2-12-04
Held an opponent to 50 points or less      2008-09: 49 (58-49) vs. Delaware, 2-5-09
Held an opponent to 40 points or less      2006-07: 39 (70-39) at Stetson, 12-31-06
Held an opponent to 30 points or less      1999-2000: 29 (72-29) at Boston University, 1-4-00
Hofstra was held to 50 points or less      2008-09: 43 (55-43) vs. Virginia Commonwealth, 2-22-09
Hofstra was held to 40 points or less      2001-02: 38 (74-38) at Drexel, 1-27-02
Hofstra was held to 30 points or less      2007-08: 30 (59-30) at Drexel, 1-6-08
50 percent from the field                  2008-09: 50.0% (30-60) vs. St. Francis (NY), 12-22-08
60 percent from the field                  2005-06: 60.7% (34-56) at UNC Wilmington, 2-5-06
80-89 percent from the foul line           2008-09: 81.0% (17-21) at George Mason, 2-26-09
90 percent or better from the foul line    2007-08: 90.0% (9-10) vs. Towson, 3-13-08
100 percent from the foul line             2007-08: 12-12 at Delaware, 2-17-08
At least a 20-point win                    2008-09: 70-46 (24) vs. St. Francis (NY), 12-22-08
At least a 30-point win                    2006-07: 70-39 (31) at Stetson, 12-31-06
At least a 40-point win                    1999-00: 72-29 (43) at Boston University, 1-4-00
At least a 20-point loss                   2008-09: 83-58 (25) at Virginia Commonwealth, 1-22-09
At least a 30-point loss                   2007-08: 73-42 (31) at Hartford, 12-9-07
At least a 40-point loss                   2003-04: 105-62 (43) at Old Dominion, 2-12-04
Overtime win                               2008-09: 62-53 at Delaware, 1-8-09
Double Overtime win                        1992-93: 97-95 at Wagner, 1-6-93
Overtime loss                              2008-09: 71-68 vs. James Madison, 2-1-09
Double-overtime loss                       1980-81: 87-80 vs. Springfield
Last Second Win                            2008-09: 57-55 vs. Towson, 1-15-09 (Connelly jumper in paint)
Last Second Loss                           2003-04: 57-56 vs. George Mason, 2-26-04 (Neamo free throw)
At least a five-game winning streak        2008-09: seven games (November 29, 2008 – December 30, 2008)
At least a 10-game winning streak          2006-07: 10 games (November 17, 2006 – December 31, 2006)
At least a five-game losing streak         2007-08: eight games (February 3 – February 28, 2008)
More than a 10-game losing streak          1998-99: 17 games (January 12, 1996 – March 3, 1996)
Victory over Ranked Opponent               2006-07: 57-53 over #17 Michigan State, 11-22-06 (only one in school history)
Loss to Ranked Opponent                    2008-09: 80-54 vs. #21/#19 Arizona State, 11-28-08

INDIVIDUAL-GAME
20-24 points                               23 by Jess Fuller vs. Delaware, 2-5-09
25-29 points                               26 by Lana Harshaw vs. Hartford, 12-22-06
30-34 points                               34 by Cigi McCollin at UNC Wilmington, 2-5-06
35-39 points                               36 by Jen Brickey at William & Mary, 1-20-02
40 or more points                          41 by Marguerite Moran vs. Bucknell, 2-9-89
Two players with 20 points or more         22 by Natty Fripp and 20 by Niki Williams at UNC Wilmington, 2-7-08
Three players with 20 points or more       24/21/20 by Amaka Agugua, Cigi McCollin & Vanessa Gidden vs. Delaware, 2-12-06
Two players with 10 or more rebounds       12/11 by Joelle Connelly and Jess Fuller at Drexel, 1-11-09
Three players with 10 or more rebounds     13/11/11 by Vanessa Gidden, Lizanne Murphy and Lana Harshaw vs. Northeastern, 2-19-06
Double-Double (Points/Rebounds)            16 points, 11 rebounds by Jess Fuller at Northeastern, 3-4-09
Double-Double (Points/Assists)             10 points, 11 assists by Niki Williams vs. Towson, 1-15-09
Two players with double-doubles            12 points/10 rebounds by Jess Fuller and 10 points/11 assists by
                                           Niki Williams vs. Towson, 1-15-09
Three players with double-doubles          21 pts/14 rebs by Vanessa Gidden, 14 pts/10 rebs by Lizanne Murphy and
                                           16 pts/10 rebs by Cigi McCollin vs. Towson, 1-9-05
100 percent from the field (min. 5 made)   6-6 by Amaka Agugua vs. Georgia State, 2-10-06
100 percent from foul line (min. 5 made)   5-5 by Sam Brigham at UNC Wilmington, 2-15-09
Five assists exactly                       by Natty Fripp at Northeastern, 3-4-09
Six assists exactly                        by Niki Williams vs. Virginia Commonwealth, 2-22-09
Seven assists exactly                      by Niki Williams vs. Delaware, 2-5-09
Eight assists exactly                      by Candice Bellocchio at Virginia Commonwealth, 1-28-08
Nine assists exactly                       by Niki Williams vs. Northeastern, 1-4-09
Ten assists exactly                        by Candice Bellocchio vs. Northeastern, 2-10-08
More than 10 assists                       11 by Niki Williams vs. Towson, 1-15-09
Five steals or more                        5 by Niki Williams vs. William & Mary, 3-12-09
Five blocks or more                        5 by Jess Fuller at Northeastern, 3-4-09
                                    HOFSTRA INDIVIDUAL SEASON/CAREER HIGHS

#2 CANDANCE BOND
***PLAYER NOTES:

Career Highs:                                                             Season Highs:
PTS:                                                                      ***SAME***
REBS:
ASTS:
FGM:
FGA:
3FGM:
3FGA:
FTM:
FTA:
OR:
DR:
TO:
BS:
ST:
MIN:

#3 ASIA JENKINS
***PLAYER NOTES:

Career Highs:                                                             Season Highs:
PTS: 15 at James Madison, 2-12-09
REBS: 3, twice, most recently vs. UNC Wilmington, 3-1-09
ASTS: 2 vs. Old Dominion, 2-19-09
FGM: 5 at James Madison, 2-12-09
FGA: 12 vs. UNC Wilmington, 3-1-09
3FGM: None
3FGA: 1, three times, most recently vs. UNC W ilmington, 3-1-09
FTM: 5 at James Madison, 2-12-09
FTA: 6 at James Madison, 2-12-09
OR: 2 vs. UNC W ilmington, 3-1-09
DR: 2, three times, most recently vs. Old Dominion, 2-19-09
TO: 4, twice, most recently vs. UNC W ilmington, 3-1-09
BS: 1, three times, most recently vs. Virginia Commonwealth, 2-22-09
ST: None
MIN: 28, three times, most recently at Northeastern, 3-4-09

#10 CANDICE BELLOCCHIO
***PLAYER NOTES:

Career Highs:                                                             Season Highs:
PTS: 21 at #16/#13 Old Dominion, 3-6-08
REBS: 9 vs. Manhattan, 11-25-08
ASTS: 10 vs. Northeastern, 2-10-08
FGM: 5 at #16/#13 Old Dominion, 3-6-08
FGA: 11 vs. James Madison, 2-21-08
3FGM: 2, three times, most recently vs. Manhattan, 11-25-08
3FGA: 3, several times, most recently vs. Manhattan, 11-25-08
FTM: 9 at #16/#13 Old Dominion, 3-6-08
FTA: 10, twice, most recently at #16/#13 Old Dominion, 3-6-08
OR: 3 vs. Manhattan, 11-25-08
DR: 6, twice, most recently vs. Manhattan, 11-25-08
TO: 10 at Iona, 11-14-08
BS: 1 vs. George Mason, 1-10-08
ST: 6 vs. Stony Brook, 12-4-07
MIN: 37, three times, most recently vs. #21/#19 Arizona State, 11-28-08
#12 AAMIRA TERRY
***PLAYER NOTES:

Career Highs:                                                             Season Highs:
PTS: 16, twice, most recently at Saint Peter’s, 12-30-08
REBS: 8 at Saint Peter’s, 12-30-08
ASTS: 4 at UNC Wilmington, 2-7-08
FGM: 5, three times, most recently at George Mason, 2-26-09
FGA: 9, twice, most recently at Drexel, 1-6-08
3FGM: 1, several times, most recently at Virginia Commonwealth, 1-22-09
3FGA: 4 at Drexel, 1-6-08
FTM: 10 at Saint Peter’s, 12-30-08
FTA: 15 at Saint Peter’s, 12-30-08
OR: 4 at Delaware, 1-8-09
DR: 6 at Saint Peter’s, 12-30-08
TO: 6 vs. Old Dominion, 2-19-09
BS: 1 at Saint Peter’s, 12-30-08
ST: 2, twice, most recently at George Mason, 2-26-09
MIN: 26 at Saint Peter’s, 12-30-08

#13 SAM BRIGHAM
***PLAYER NOTES:

Career Highs:                                                             Season Highs:
PTS: 20 at Delaware, 2-17-08
REBS: 8 at Delaware, 2-17-08
ASTS: 6 vs. Manhattan, 11-25-08
FGM: 7 vs. Quinnipiac, 11-23-07
FGA: 15 at Delaware, 2-17-08
3FGM: 5, twice, most recently at George Mason, 2-26-09
3FGA: 9 at UNC Wilmington, 3-1-07
FTM: 9 vs. Drexel, 2-3-08
FTA: 11 vs. Drexel, 2-3-08
OR: 4, three times, most recently at William & Mary, 2-28-08
DR: 5, twice, most recently vs. W illiam & Mary, 1-18-09
TO: 11 vs. Southern Methodist, 12-21-07
BS: 2, three times, most recently vs. James Madison, 2-1-09
ST: 4, three times, most recently vs. UNC Wilmington, 3-1-09
MIN: 40, twice, most recently vs. James Madison, 2-1-09

#14 JOELLE CONNELLY
***PLAYER NOTES:

Career Highs:                                                             Season Highs:
PTS: 19 at George Mason, 2-26-09
REBS: 13 at Buffalo, 12-6-08
ASTS: 7 vs. Manhattan, 11-25-08
FGM: 7, twice, most recently vs. Towson, 1-15-09
FGA: 14 vs. James Madison, 2-1-09
3FGM: None
3FGA: 1 at UNC Wilmington, 2-15-09
FTM: 7 at George Mason, 2-26-09
FTA: 11 vs. Northeastern, 1-4-09
OR: 8 vs. James Madison, 2-1-09
DR: 9, three times, most recently at Drexel, 1-11-09
TO: 4, twice, most recently at George Mason, 2-26-09
BS: 6 at Buffalo, 12-6-08
ST: 4 at Georgia State, 1-25-09
MIN: 36 at Buffalo, 12-6-08
#22 NICOLE CAPURSO
***PLAYER NOTES:

Career Highs:                                                Season Highs:
PTS: 23 at Delaware, 1-8-09                                  ***SAME***
REBS: 6 vs. Delaware, 2-5-09
ASTS: 4, twice, most recently vs. Delaware, 2-5-09
FGM: 10 at Delaware, 1-8-09
FGA: 22 at Delaware, 1-8-09
3FGM: 5 at Drexel, 1-11-09
3FGA: 11 vs. Delaware, 2-5-09
FTM: 4, twice, most recently at Drexel, 1-11-09
FTA: 6 vs. Rice, 12-19-08
OR: 3 vs. St. Francis (NY), 12-22-08
DR: 4, three times, most recently at Towson, 2-8-09
TO: 7 at Delaware, 1-8-09
BS: 1, twice, most recently at Saint Peter’s, 12-30-08
ST: 3, several times, most recently at Delaware, 1-8-09
MIN: 42 at Delaware, 1-8-09

#30 SHANTE EVANS
***PLAYER NOTES:

Career Highs:                                                Season Highs:
PTS:                                                         ***SAME***
REBS:
ASTS:
FGM:
FGA:
3FGM:
3FGA:
FTM:
FTA:
OR:
DR:
TO:
BS:
ST:
MIN:

#35 MARIE MALONE
***PLAYER NOTES:

Career Highs (* denotes set at West Virginia):               Season Highs:
PTS: 4, twice, most recently vs. Presbyterian, 12-15-07*     ***SAME***
REBS: 5 vs. Presbyterian, 12-15-07*
ASTS: None*
FGM: 1, twice, most recently vs. Presbyterian, 12-15-07*
FGA: 3, twice, most recently vs. Presbyterian, 12-15-07*
3FGM: None
3FGA: None
FTM: 2, three times, most recently at Connecticut, 1-9-08*
FTA: 7 vs. Presbyterian, 12-15-07*
OR: 2, twice, most recently vs. Presbyterian, 12-15-07*
DR: 3 vs. Presbyterian, 12-15-07*
TO: 1, three times, most recently vs. Georgetown, 1-26-08*
BS: 1, twice, most recently vs. Presbyterian, 12-15-07*
ST: 3 vs. Presbyterian, 12-15-07*
MIN: 12 vs. Presbyterian, 12-15-07*
#43 JESS FULLER
***PLAYER NOTES:

Career Highs:                                                    Season Highs:
PTS: 23 vs. Delaware, 2-5-09
REBS: 15 at Saint Peter’s, 12-30-08
ASTS: 3, twice, most recently at Towson, 2-8-09
FGM: 11 vs. Delaware, 2-5-09
FGA: 14, three times, most recently vs. Delaware, 2-5-09
3FGM: None
3FGA: None
FTM: 9 at Saint Peter’s, 12-30-08
FTA: 17 at Saint Peter’s, 12-30-08
OR: 7, three times, most recently at George Mason, 2-26-09
DR: 12 vs. Maine, 12-9-08
TO: 7 vs. William & Mary, 1-18-09
BS: 7, twice, most recently vs. Virginia Commonwealth, 2-22-09
ST: 4 vs. Maine, 12-9-08
MIN: 42 at Saint Peter’s, 12-30-08

#50 ISOKEN UZAMERE
***PLAYER NOTES:

Career Highs:                                                    Season Highs:
PTS: 6 vs. St. Francis (NY), 12-22-08
REBS: 5 vs. NJIT, 12-29-08
ASTS: 1 vs. Maine, 12-9-08
FGM: 3 vs. St. Francis (NY), 12-22-08
FGA: 3, twice, most recently vs. NJIT, 12-29-08
3FGM: None
3FGA: None
FTM: 2 at UNC Wilmington, 2-7-08
FTA: 2, twice, most recently vs. James Madison, 2-21-08
OR: 1, three times, most recently vs. NJIT, 12-29-08
DR: 4 vs. NJIT, 12-29-08
TO: 2 at Drexel, 1-6-08
BS: 1, three times, most recently vs. NJIT, 12-29-08
ST: 2, twice, most recently vs. NJIT, 12-29-08
MIN: 19 vs. NJIT, 12-29-08
                 2009-10 Hofstra University Women’s Basketball Roster
                                                           The Pride
NUMERICAL
No.     Player                    Pos.       Cl.       Ht.       Hometown/High School/Previous College
2       Candace Bond              G          Fr.       5-10      Fort Washington, MD/Riverdale Baptist
3       Asia Jenkins              G          So.       5-9       Piscataway, NJ/Piscataway Township/Cincinnati
10      Candice Bellocchio        G          R-So.     5-6       Staten Island, NY/St. Peter’s
12      Aamira Terry              G          Jr.       5-8       Atlanta, GA/W.D. Mohammed
13      Sam Brigham               G          Sr.       5-10      Simsbury, CT/Simsbury
14      Joelle Connelly           C/F        So.       6-3       Arcade, NY/Pioneer Central
22      Nicole Capurso            G          So.       5-9       Staten Island, NY/St. John Villa Academy
30      Shante Evans              F          Fr.       6-0       West Chester, PA/Henderson
35      Marie Malone              C          R-So.     6-2       Virginia Beach, VA/Floyd Kellam/West Virginia
43      Jess Fuller               C          Sr.       6-4       Queens, NY/Francis Lewis/Monroe CC
50      Isoken Uzamere            F/C        Jr.       6-2       Brentwood, NY/Brentwood
ALPHABETICAL
No. Player                        Pos.       Cl.       Ht.       Hometown/High School/Previous College
10      Candice Bellocchio        G          R-So.     5-6       Staten Island, NY/St. Peter’s
2       Candace Bond              G          Fr.       5-10      Fort Washington, MD/Riverdale Baptist
13      Sam Brigham               G          Sr.       5-10      Simsbury, CT/Simsbury
22      Nicole Capurso            G          So.       5-9       Staten Island, NY/St. John Villa Academy
14      Joelle Connelly           C/F        So.       6-3       Arcade, NY/Pioneer Central
30      Shante Evans              F          Fr.       6-0       West Chester, PA/Henderson
43      Jess Fuller               C          Sr.       6-4       Queens, NY/Francis Lewis/Monroe CC
3       Asia Jenkins              G          So.       5-9       Piscataway, NJ/Piscataway Township/Cincinnati
35      Marie Malone              C          R-So.     6-2       Virginia Beach, VA/Floyd Kellam/West Virginia
12      Aamira Terry              G          Jr.       5-8       Atlanta, GA/W.D. Mohammed
50      Isoken Uzamere            F/C        Jr.       6-2       Brentwood, NY/Brentwood

Head Coach: Krista Kilburn-Steveskey (North Carolina State, 1990), Fourth season
Assistant Coach: Danielle Santos (Florida, 2006), Fourth season
Assistant Coach: Faisal Khan (Maryland-Baltimore County, 1999), Second season
Assistant Coach: Jessica Mannetti (Concordia (NY), 2001), First season
Director of Women’s Basketball Operations: Michael Gibson (Boston College, 2008), Second season
Athletic Trainer: Lindsay Adams (New Hampshire, 2005), Second season

ROSTER BREAKDOWN
Players by Class:
Seniors: (2) Sam Brigham, Jess Fuller
Juniors: (3) Candice Bellocchio, Aamira Terry, Isoken Uzamere
Sophomores: (4) Nicole Capurso, Joelle Connelly, Asia Jenkins, Marie Malone
Freshmen: (2) Candace Bond, Shante Evans
Players by State:
Connecticut: (1) Sam Brigham
Georgia: (1) Aamira Terry
Maryland: (1) Candace Bond
New Jersey: (1) Asia Jenkins
New York: (5) Nicole Capurso, Candice Bellocchio, Joelle Connelly, Jess Fuller, Isoken Uzamere
Pennsylvania: (1) Shante Evans
Virginia: (1) Marie Malone

Pronunciation Guide
Candice Bellocchio                                            buh-LOCK-ee-oo
Nicole Capurso                                                Cuh-PER-so
Joelle Connelly                   Joe-ELL
Shante Evans                      shon-TAY
Aamira Terry                      OM-er-uh
Isoken Uzamere                    ee-SO-kin                   oo-ZAM-uh-ray

Krista Kilburn-Steveskey                                      stuh-VESS-key
Faisal Khan                       rhymes with castle
Jessica Mannetti                                              muh-NET-ee
                                                        2008-09 Hofstra Basketball
                                            Hofstra Combined Team Statistics (as of Nov 11, 2009)
                                                                All games


                       RECORD:                         OVERALL                     HOME                    AWAY                   NEUTRAL
                       ALL GAMES                        16-14                       8-5                     6-7                     2-2
                       CONFERENCE                        8-10                       4-5                     4-5                     0-0
                       NON-CONFERENCE                    8-4                        4-0                     2-2                     2-2

                                                     Total            3-Point            F-Throw               Rebounds
##   Player                 gp-gs    min   avg fg-fga          fg% 3fg-fga   3fg%       ft-fta     ft%   off    def   tot   avg    pf dq    a     to blk stl   pts   avg
43 Fuller, Jess             30-28    925   30.8   150-257    .584     0-0       .000   58-124
                                                                                           84     .468         155 239      8.0    95   3 33 63      97   32   358   11.9
22 Capurso, Nicole          23-2     516   22.4   85-235     .362   43-122      .352    24-38
                                                                                           12     .632          37 49       2.1    34   0 30 71       2   30   237   10.3
14 Connelly, Joelle         29-25    765   26.4   101-197    .513     0-1       .000   63-113
                                                                                           67     .558         114 181      6.2    84   2 31 47      59   25   265    9.1
04 Fripp, Natty             30-30    978   32.6   105-290    .362   35-114      .307    28-44
                                                                                           39     .636         120 159      5.3    68   1 68 91      10   57   273    9.1
10 Bellocchio, Candice       7-7     242   34.6    18-52     .346    4-12       .333    22-26
                                                                                            4     .846          19 23       3.3    16   0 22 38       0   11    62    8.9
13 Brigham, Sam             29-26    847   29.2   88-210     .419    30-83      .361    40-52
                                                                                           14     .769          55 69       2.4    70   3 60 89      14   42   246    8.5
34 Williams, Niki           28-23    841   30.0   49-137     .358    17-61      .279    42-55
                                                                                           11     .764          88 99       3.5    48   0 12292       5   54   157    5.6
12 Terry, Aamira            30-2     453   15.1   41-101     .406     1-3       .333    37-57
                                                                                           34     .649          52 86       2.9    57   1 27 74       1   12   120    4.0
03 Jenkins, Asia            16-0     176   11.0    15-52     .288     0-3       .000    8-146     .571          12 18       1.1    12   0   616       3    0    38    2.4
42 Wilcots, Ashley          27-6     332   12.3    22-58     .379     0-1       .000    8-17
                                                                                           16     .471          29 45       1.7    47   1   637      13    5    52    1.9
50 Uzamere, Isoken           9-0      53    5.9     4-9      .444     0-0       .000     0-01     .000          10 11       1.2     6   0   1 1       2    4     8    0.9
23 Campbell, Kristina       17-1      72    4.2    4-14      .286     0-0       .000     0-15     .000           4    9     0.5    12   0   4 4       3    2     8    0.5
     Team                                                                                  61                   77 138                       16
     Total..........         30     6200          682-1612 .423 130-400 .325 330-541 .610 354                  772 1126     37.5 549 11 410 639     209 274 1824     60.8
     Opponents......         30     6200          626-1774 .353 144-444 .324 395-600 .658 469                  671 1140     38.0 506 13 365 570      90 321 1791     59.7

TEAM STATISTICS                   HOFSTRA              OPP                             Date          Opponent                                       Score         Att.
SCORING                                1824            1791                            11/14/08      at Iona                                L       57-61        2046
 Points per game                       60.8            59.7                            11/20/08      at Boston College                      L       60-71         627
 Scoring margin                        +1.1                -                           11/25/08      MANHATTAN                              W       81-61         308
FIELD GOALS-ATT                    682-1612        626-1774                      @     11/28/08      vs #21/#19 Arizona State               L       54-80         271
 Field goal pct                         .423            .353                     @     11/29/08      vs Southern Illinois                   W       71-67         202
3 POINT FG-ATT                      130-400         144-444                            12/06/08      at Buffalo                             Wot     80-73        1335
 3-point FG pct                         .325            .324                           12/09/08      MAINE                                  W       60-56         289
 3-pt FG made per game                    4.3            4.8                           12/19/08      RICE                                   W       68-58          60
FREE THROWS-ATT                     330-541         395-600                            12/22/08      ST. FRANCIS (NY)                       W       70-46         204
 Free throw pct                         .610            .658                     $     12/29/08      vs New Jersey Inst. of Technology      W       60-43         487
 F-Throws made per game                11.0            13.2                      $     12/30/08      at Saint Peter's                       Wot     64-57         649
REBOUNDS                               1126            1140                      *     01/04/09      NORTHEASTERN                           L       52-57         702
 Rebounds per game                     37.5            38.0                      *     01/08/09      at Delaware                            Wot     62-53         782
 Rebounding margin                       -0.5              -                     *     01/11/09      at Drexel                              L       66-71         581
ASSISTS                                  410             365                     *     01/15/09      TOWSON                                 W       57-55         224
 Assists per game                      13.7            12.2                      *     01/18/09      WILLIAM & MARY                         W       55-45        1085
TURNOVERS                                639             570                     *     01/22/09      at Virginia Commonwealth               L       58-83         597
 Turnovers per game                    21.3            19.0                      *     01/25/09      at Georgia State                       W       59-49         835
 Turnover margin                         -2.3              -                     *     01/29/09      DREXEL                                 L       50-57         221
 Assist/turnover ratio                    0.6            0.6                     *     02/01/09      JAMES MADISON                          Lot     68-71         364
STEALS                                   274             321                     *     02/05/09      DELAWARE                               W       58-49         233
 Steals per game                          9.1          10.7                      *     02/08/09      at Towson                              W       56-53         408
BLOCKS                                   209              90                     *     02/12/09      at James Madison                       L       50-62        1850
 Blocks per game                          7.0            3.0                     *     02/15/09      at UNC Wilmington                      L       62-72         334
ATTENDANCE                             6260           13918                      *     02/19/09      OLD DOMINION                           W       66-51        1434
 Home games-Avg/Game                 13-482          13-834                      *     02/22/09      VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH                  L       43-55         520
 Neutral site-Avg/Game                      -         4-768                      *     02/26/09      at George Mason                        W       71-59         570
                                                                                 *     03/01/09      UNC WILMINGTON                         L       53-58         616
Score by Periods          1st 2nd      OT Totals                                 *     03/04/09      at Northeastern                        L       51-55         232
Hofstra                   830 953      41  1824                                  %     03/12/09      vs William & Mary                      L       62-63        2112
Opponents                 850 920      21  1791

                                                                                 * = Colonial Athletic Association game
                                                                                 @ = Junkanoo Jam (Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas)
                                                                                 $ = Saint Peter's College Holiday Classic (Jersey City, New Jersey)
                                                                                 % = Colonial Athletic Association Championship (Harrisonburg, Virginia)

								
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