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2012-13 Women's Basketball News

  • SAINTS ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT HOSTS ANNUAL AWARDS NIGHT
    May 06, 2013
    The Emmanuel College Athletic Department hosted its Annual Awards Night and Dessert Reception last weekend, celebrating the Saints success during the 2012-2013 athletic seasons. Student-athletes, coaches, supportive families and fans filled the gymnasium of Emmanuel's Jean Yawkey Center on Saturday evening, April 27th, for the annual athletic recognition night. The event featured award presentations by the head coaches of each of Emmanuel's varsity programs and spirit teams, as well as major award presentations by Saints staff and administrators. Emmanuel's food service division, Bon Appetit, provided a delectable buffet of dessert selections for all of the attendees.
  • 2012-13 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL SEASON IN REVIEW
    March 19, 2013
    BOSTON, Mass. – For the seventh consecutive season, the Emmanuel College women’s basketball team captured the Great Northeast Athletic Conference tournament championship en route to an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball tournament. Propelled by All-American senior forward Fiona O’Dwyer (Stamford, Conn.), the Saints posted a 23-6 overall record including a perfect 12-0 mark in GNAC play. Along the way, Emmanuel head coach Andy Yosinoff captured his 700th career coaching victory, making him just the third coach in New England to reach the milestone.
  • O’DWYER TABBED WOMEN’S HOOP ALL-AMERICAN
    March 18, 2013
    BOSTON, Mass. – Emmanuel College senior Fiona O’Dwyer recently received several post-season honors, including being named a D3hoops.com 3rd Team All-American. O’Dwyer’s 3rd Team honor came on the heels of being selected one of five D3hoops 1st Team All-Northeast Region players. Additionally, O’Dwyer was voted an Honorable Mention All-American by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).
  • EMMANUEL’S O’DWYER NAMED ECAC BASKETBALL ALL-STAR
    March 07, 2013
    CENTERVILLE, Mass. – The Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced its 2012-13 Women’s Basketball All-Star Teams on Thursday afternoon. Emmanuel College’s senior forward Fiona O’Dwyer was among the ten honorees from the New England region.
  • YOSINOFF INDUCTED TO URI ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME
    March 04, 2013
    NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. – Emmanuel College’s Head Women’s Basketball Coach and Associate Director of Athletics, Andy Yosinoff, can add yet another prestigious honor to his resume. Yosinoff was recently inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame of his alma mater, the University of Rhode Island. A 1970 graduate of URI, Yosinoff was a standout on the Rams Men’s Tennis Team, before his reign as the head coach of the perennially powerful Emmanuel Saints Women’s Basketball Team.
  • SAINTS FALL TO ROCHESTER IN NCAA HEARTBREAKER, 70-66
    March 01, 2013
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Emmanuel College Women’s Basketball Team suffered a heart-breaking 70-66 loss to the University of Rochester on Friday night in the opening round of the NCAA Regional. The battle featured seven lead changes and eight ties, before the host Yellowjackets nipped the Saints to advance in the national tournament. Emmanuel will close out the season with an overall record of 23-6. Rochester will play Williams College in Saturday’s Regional Final at the Palestra.
  • O’DWYER, BENVENUTO, BUJNOWSKI RECEIVE ALL-GNAC HONORS
    February 26, 2013
    The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) released its 2013 Women’s Basketball All-Conference Teams and Emmanuel College led the way with three honorees, including the GNAC Player of the Year. After leading the Saints to an undefeated 12-0 mark in GNAC regular-season action and the program’s seventh-straight GNAC title, Fiona O’Dwyer (Stamford, Conn.), Laura Benvenuto (Wyckoff, N.J.) and Jennifer Bujnowski (Salem, N.H.) were voted All-GNAC by the 13 conference coaches. O’Dwyer was deservingly named the 2013 GNAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Year.
  • SAINTS TO FACE UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER IN NCAA TOURNAMENT
    February 25, 2013
    The NCAA released the 2013 Division III Women’s Basketball Bracket on Monday afternoon. The Emmanuel College Saints are slated to face the University of Rochester Yellowjackets in Rochester, New York this Friday, March 1st.
  • EMMANUEL PUNCHES TICKET TO BIG DANCE WITH 7th-STRAIGHT GNAC CHAMPIONSHIP
    February 23, 2013
    BOSTON, Mass. – The top-seeded Emmanuel College Women’s Basketball Team won the program’s seventh-straight Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championship on Saturday afternoon, defeating No. 2 Suffolk University, 68-45, in the Jean Yawkey Center. Emmanuel (23-5) will now advance with an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament next Friday.
  • WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ADVANCES TO GNAC FINALS WITH 72-48 VICTORY OVER ALBERTUS MAGNUS
    February 21, 2013
    BOSTON, Mass. – The Emmanuel College women’s basketball team used a balanced offensive attack to down Albertus Magnus College, 72-48, Thursday evening at the Jean Yawkey Center in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference tournament Semifinals. With the win, EC improves to 22-5 overall and will advance to the GNAC Championship game on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 PM against Suffolk University. The Falcons fall to 20-7 on the year.
  • EMMANUEL ADVANCES WITH 74-60 QUARTERFINAL WIN OVER USJ
    February 19, 2013
    BOSTON, Mass. – The top-seeded Emmanuel College Saints defeated 8th-seeded University of Saint Joseph, 74-60, in the quarterfinal round of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Women’s Basketball Tournament. With the win, Emmanuel improves to 21-5 on the season and the Saints will advance to host a GNAC semifinal game on Thursday night. USJ ends the year at 14-11 overall.
  • SAINTS CLINCH TOP SEED IN GNAC TOURNEY WITH 56-35 WIN OVER SUFFOLK
    February 16, 2013
    BOSTON, Mass. – Emmanuel College clinched the top seed in the upcoming Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Tournament with a 56-35 win over Suffolk University in a GNAC women’s basketball battle played in Emmanuel’s Jean Yawkey Center on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Saints have now put together their 13th-straight twenty-win season, improving to 20-5 this year. Emmanuel ran the table with their third-straight unbeaten GNAC season at 12-0. Suffolk dropped to 19-6 on the season and 10-2 in the league with the loss.
  • EMMANUEL DOWNS SAINT JOSEPH, 71-40, IN PLAY4KAY CONTEST
    February 12, 2013
    BOSTON, Mass. – Emmanuel College eased past the University of Saint Joseph, 71-40, in women’s basketball action played in Emmanuel’s Jean Yawkey Center on Tuesday night. The win stretched the Saints’ four-year conference unbeaten streak to 40 games, as they now hold a 19-5 overall record and an 11-0 mark in GNAC play this season. Saint Joseph dropped to 13-9 on the season and 5-5 in the league with the loss.
  • STRONG SECOND HALF LIFTS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL OVER RIVIER, 65-58
    February 10, 2013
    Nashua, NH - The Emmanuel College women's basketball team overcame a 12 point halftime deficit to defeat Rivier University, 65-58, Sunday afternoon at the Muldoon Center in Nashua, N.H. The Saints, who improves to 18-5 overall and a perfect 10-0 in the GNAC, were led by Fiona O’Dwyer and Jennifer Bujnowski.
  • SAINTS TRUMP SHARKS IN FENWAY RIVALRY
    February 05, 2013
    BOSTON, Mass. – The Emmanuel College Saints took care of neighboring Simmons College, 66-31 in a Colleges of the Fenway (COF) neighborhood matchup Tuesday evening. The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) action was played in Simmons’ Holmes Sports Center, as the visiting Saints improved to 17-5 on the year and a perfect 9-0 in league play. Simmons dropped to 4-15 overall and 2-7 in GNAC action.
  • STRONG SECOND HALF PROPELS SAINTS TO 55-47 WIN OVER MONKS
    February 02, 2013
    STANDISH, Me. – Emmanuel College (16-5, 8-0 GNAC) defeated Saint Joseph’s College (12-9, 6-3 GNAC), 55-47, in a rematch of the 2012 GNAC Women’s Basketball Championship at the Harold Alfond Center on Saturday afternoon. Senior forward Fiona O’Dwyer (Stamford, Conn.) recorded a double-double in the win for the Saints. Freshman center Morgan Cahill (Yarmouth, Maine) scored a game-high 18 points in a losing effort.
  • SAINTS STAY PERFECT IN GNAC WITH 68-55 WIN AT NORWICH
    January 30, 2013
    NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The Emmanuel Saints continued their conference unbeaten streak on Wednesday night, when they rolled to a 68-55 win over Norwich University. The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) victory boosted Emmanuel to 15-5 on the season and a perfect 7-0 in the league. The host Cadets dropped to 8-14 overall and 2-7 in GNAC play with the loss at Andrews Hall.
  • YOSINOFF CAPTURES 700th CAREER VICTORY
    January 26, 2013
    BOSTON, Mass. – Emmanuel College Women’s Basketball Coach Andy Yosinoff captured his 700th career victory on Saturday afternoon, when he led the Saints to a 76-49 win over Lasell College. A supportive crowd of several hundred packed Emmanuel’s Jean Yawkey Center to cheer on the Saints, as the 36th-year head coach hit this incredible milestone. The 14-5 Saints remain unbeaten in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) action at 6-0. The conference loss drops Lasell to 8-10 on the season and 3-4 in the league.
  • No. 4 TUFTS STAYS PERFECT WITH 61-48 VICTORY OVER WOMEN'S HOOPS
    January 23, 2013
    BOSTON, Mass. – Tufts University used a 10-0 run early in the second half to propel them past the Emmanuel College women’s basketball team, 61-48, Wednesday night at the Jean Yawkey Center. The Jumbos, who are ranked No. 4 in the USA Today poll and No. 6 in the most recent D3hoops.com national poll, stay perfect on the season improving to 19-0 while the loss drops the Saints to 13-5 overall.
  • EMMANUEL ROLLS TO 68-47 WIN AT EMERSON
    January 21, 2013
    BOSTON, Mass. – The Emmanuel Women’s Basketball Team wrapped up a stretch of four Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) games in seven days with a 68-47 win at Emerson College on Monday afternoon. The Saints went 4-0 over the conference stand, improving to 13-4 overall and 5-0 in league play. Today’s loss dropped the host Lions to 6-10 overall and 2-3 in GNAC games.
  • WOMEN'S BASKETBALL DOWNS JOHNSON & WALES, 78-39
    January 19, 2013
    Providence, R.I. – The Emmanuel College women's basketball team continued to roll in Great Northeast Athletic Conference action Saturday afternoon, downing Johnson & Wales University, 78-39, at the Wildcat Center.
  • SAINTS CRUISE PAST ANNA MARIA IN 86-46 VICTORY
    January 17, 2013
    BOSTON, Mass. – Senior forward Fiona O’Dwyer (Stamford, Conn.) netted a game-high 22 points to lead the Emmanuel College women’s basketball team past Anna Maria College, 86-46, Thursday evening at the Jean Yawkey Center. The 86 points were a season-high for the Saints and the most since an 87-58 win vs. Suffolk University on Feb. 23, 2012. With the victory, the Saints improve to 11-4 overall and 3-0 in Great Northeast Athletic Conference action. The win was also the program’s 32nd consecutive GNAC regular-season victory, tying them for the third-longest active D-III conference winning streak behind Amherst College (38) and Babson College (64). The loss drops the AMCats to 4-11 and 0-2 in GNAC play.
  • SAINTS USE BALANCED ATTACK TO DOWN MUSTANGS
    January 15, 2013
    BOSTON, Mass. – The Emmanuel Saints had four players score in double figures, as they powered past the visiting Mount Ida College Mustangs in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women’s basketball game played in the Jean Yawkey Center on Tuesday night. This was the second-straight GNAC win for the host Saints, who improved to 10-4 on the season and 2-0 in the league. Mount Ida dropped to 6-8 overall and 0-2 in GNAC play with the loss.
  • BENVENUTO DROPS CAREER-HIGH TO LEAD SAINTS PAST FALCONS, 72-41
    January 12, 2013
    BOSTON, Mass. – Senior guard Laura Benvenuto (Wyckoff, N.J.) poured in a career-high 20 points to lead the Emmanuel Saints in a 72-41 win over Albertus Magnus College in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) women’s basketball opener on Saturday afternoon in the Jean Yawkey Center. With the win, Emmanuel improves to 9-4 on the season, while Albertus Magnus falls to 10-2. The Saints now hold a 19-4 all-time record against the Falcons and have swept the last fifteen-straight contests.
  • POLAR BEARS CHILL SAINTS IN COME FROM BEHIND EFFORT
    January 07, 2013
    BOSTON, Mass. – Bowdoin College’s senior guard Kaitlin Donahoe (Amherst, N.Y.) drove baseline with 9 seconds remaining for the winning bucket in a 65-63 win over Emmanuel College on Monday night. The non-conference game played in Emmanuel’s Jean Yawkey Center was the first game of the second semester for the host Saints, who dropped their third-straight contest with the loss. The Saints now stand at 8-4 on the season, while Bowdoin improved to 7-4 overall. Over the past ten years, Emmanuel has gone 3-9 against Bowdoin, with the Polar Bears victorious in the last three meetings with the Saints.
  • WOMEN'S HOOP DROPS TWO IN CALIFORNIA WINTER CLASSIC
    December 31, 2012
    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – The Emmanuel College Women’s Basketball Team suffered two losses during the Saints’ winter break trip to California. Emmanuel fell to University of California Santa Cruz on Sunday, 72-55, and to Scranton University in a heated, 50-46, battle on Monday night. Senior forward Fiona O’Dwyer (Stamford, Conn.) was named to the All-Tournament Team for Emmanuel, after averaging 22 points and 8 rebounds over the two contests.
  • O’DWYER, DALEY PACE SAINTS IN 65-62 WIN AT ENDICOTT
    December 11, 2012
    BEVERLY, Mass. – Fiona O’Dwyer (Stamford, Conn.) and Liz Daley (Sharon, Mass.) combined for 42 points to lead the Emmanuel Women’s Basketball Team in a 65-62 win over Endicott College on Tuesday night. The Gulls, who were fighting for their first-ever win over Emmanuel in program history, battled throughout, but came up short in the non-conference action played at MacDonald Gymnasium.
  • SAINTS USE LATE RALLY TO EDGE SALEM STATE
    December 06, 2012
    BOSTON, Mass. – The 16th ranked Emmanuel College Women’s Basketball Team recovered from a 15-point first-half deficit to come back and defeat Salem State University, 72-67, on Thursday night in the Jean Yawkey Center. With the non-conference win, Emmanuel improves to 7-1 on the season, while Salem drops to 4-5 overall.
  • No. 9 AMHERST TOPS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL, 74-61
    December 04, 2012
    Boston, Mass. – Five members of the Amherst College women’s basketball team recording double-figures en route to a 74-61 victory over Emmanuel College Thursday evening at the Jean Yawkey Center in Boston, Mass. The Lord Jeffs, ranked No. 9 in the latest D3hoops.com national poll, improve to 6-0 on the year while the loss drops Emmanuel (No. 16 in the latest D3hoops.com national poll) to 6-1.
  • WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CONTINUES TO ROLL WITH 62-50 WIN OVER MIDDLEBURY
    December 01, 2012
    BOSTON, Mass. – Senior forward Fiona O’Dwyer (Stamford, Conn.) posted a double-double with game-highs in points (24) and rebounds (10) to lead the Emmanuel College women’s basketball team past Middlebury College, 62-50, Saturday afternoon at the Jean Yawkey Center.
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