Posts Tagged ‘Suzie McConnell-Serio’

by folks who used to play against each other in the W.

At Pitt, they’ve chosen Suzie McConnell-Serio.

At Loyola, they’ve chosen Sheryl Swoopes.

Kellie didn’t have to wait long: Missouri State hires Kellie Harper as new women’s basketball coach

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From Graham: Local, international talent lead Dukes

McConnell-Serio is quick to credit players she inherited for embracing a new philosophy, particularly former guard Kristi Little, but signing Gensler as part of her first class was the move that truly began shaping the program. Not even the coach envisioned Gensler growing into the Atlantic 10’s leading scorer, a distinction she held until recently this season, but the prep player of the year in Pittsburgh as a senior represented both the talent and temperament the program wanted to keep close to home.

“Our goal is to keep the top players here,” McConnell-Serio said. “Selling that family and friends can see them play and they can be the name in Pittsburgh that people read about in our papers. Become the face of the program. I want our players to be the face of the program.”

From the AP: Diggins a star, on and off the court – Irish point guard understands, accepts ‘greater expectations’

When Skylar Diggins was younger, stepfather Maurice Scott used to tell her about Michael Jordan’s famous “Be Like Mike” commercial. One day, he’d joke, she’d have her own ad like that.

“I want to be like Sky. Sky’s the limit,” Scott said, recalling his suggested tag lines. “We’d laugh about it.”

Funny thing is, he wasn’t too far off.

From espnW: All Access Stanford has the team helping out and hanging out

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Bill Fennelly Named Head Coach of 2011 USA Basketball Women’s World University Games Team

A three-time gold medal winner as a USA assistant coach, USA Basketball today announced that Iowa State University’s Bill Fennelly will return to the USA sideline as head coach of the 2011 USA Basketball Women’s World University Games Team. Serving as assistant coaches will be Suzie McConnell-Serio (Duquesne University) and Terri Williams-Flournoy (Georgetown University).

The trio will look to defend the USA’s 2009 gold medal at the 2011 World University Games women’s basketball competition August 14-21 in Shenzhen, China.

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West Virginia’s gentle out of conference schedule is showing, as is DePaul’s quiet strength. The Blue Demons took the Mountaineers down. With authority, 78-55.

Marist is still unbeaten in the MAAC.

In spite of a key injury, the Princeton Tigers are still rolling. And, their coach is feeling honored to be in charge.

Maybe flashbacks are good? Texas has won three in a row, and the WATN? for the 1985 undefeated team continues.

The Terriers, with their 9th straight win, are getting more local coverage.

Note to Wolverines: Do not overlook a Gopher.

Th sweet shooting Nittany Lion Lucas helped send Ohio State to another loss.

More press for Suzie: Duquesne’s McConnell-Serio has success at many levels

Oooo, this is a pretty tortured trying-to-be-cute headline: Broncos weathered by Techster storm: Former WNBA star coaches La Tech to victory against BSU

UCLA is off to its best start in 30 years.

Tennessee continues to be the class of the SEC, but you have to wonder how hard Georgia is going to have to work to earn a NCAA bid, as they go down to LSU.

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are getting some attention from Phil Axelrod of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: At home on The Bluff  – Upper St. Clair’s Gensler a cornerstone of blooming Duquesne program

“I never promise anybody playing time,” McConnell-Serio said of recruiting. “What we talk about is an opportunity, a chance to be part of something we were going to build at Duquesne. We told her she could be part of something new, something that would be a challenge. She is a very big part of what we’re doing at Duquesne.

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Duquesne Gives McConnell-Serio Some Revenge

The arrival of 2011 won’t become official until midnight Friday but plenty of fireworks lit the women’s basketball collegiate sky Tuesday with more to come after a return from the Christmas break except for delays of activity still being caused by Sunday’s winter blizzard along the Atlantic seaboard.

Suzie McConnell-Serio, the former Olympian, Penn State sensation, and WNBA All-Star, made a triumphant return to Ohio Tuesday where she once thrilled crowds along Lake Erie playing for the former Cleveland Rockers.

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Duquesne rallies and takes down #12 Ohio State, 71-67. Writes Jim Massie: Buckeyes’ slump deepens – Collapse in final five minutes leads to third loss in past four

There are different ways to be lost, ranging from a simple wrong turn to the sudden realization that the path in the pristine forest has led to an ocean of brambles with no exit in sight.

The Ohio State women’s basketball team felt like it had wandered into the deepest, darkest set of woods imaginable last night after blowing an eight-point lead in the final 5:04 of the game and dropping a 71-67 decision to Duquesne in Value City Arena.

#8 Stanford easily parries the #4 Musketeers and rolled to the win, 89-52.

Stanford had just trampled the nation’s No. 4 women’s basketball team in a blizzard of quick passes and three-point shots. It was altogether impressive, the way the Cardinal crushed Xavier on Tuesday.

Great. But what about UConn?

That was the prevailing sentiment in the wake of No. 9 Stanford’s 89-52 joyride at Maples Pavilion.

C & R was there:

R leans to me to be heard above the din and says, “This is a totally different team. This one is good.”

At the time, C and R were sitting with 4,493 fans who braved the misty rain (East coast readers are quoting the “We are a nation of wimps” mantra, but we almost went hydroplaning when we made that U-turn at Embarcadero and got our tennies wet walking back to our car, light rain is no laughing matter in Northern California, but I digress.) Anyhoo, C and R were sitting with all the Stanford fans that interrupted their Christmas vacation and played hooky from work to come out to a rare 1:00 PM game against Xavier, the game that C and R are billing as the revenge-of-the-double-missed-lay-up game from last year’s NCAA regional finals.

I wonder if the WHB curse was in effect: LSU upset #9 UCLA, 55-53.

“I think with this team, we pick and choose when we want to bring our intensity,” Caldwell said. “There are times when our full-court pressure looks good and is disruptive, because all five people are in sync. But there were many possessions in the second half when we didn’t have all five people in sync.”

The rest of the ranked teams held form. As a fan report shows, “The Streak” is bad for women’s basketball:

The U of P folks obviously went all out for this event, their first-ever Women’s basketball sellout. They gave out thousands of free t Shirts, had giveaways from In and Out Burgers and McDonald”s and some pizza place. Local radio celeb types, some dude who plays for the Raiders who grew up in Stockton, TWO mascots, the U of P Tiger and a lion mascot that I finally figured out was the Sacramento Kings mascot, Sac is about a half hour up I-5 from here. Anyhow they put on a pretty good show here for the occassion!

Other coverage:

Top-ranked lady (ack!) University of Connecticut Huskies roll past Pacific in front of sellout crowd

“It is great. We went to the mall the other day and people were excited. They said ‘You guys are playing Pacific right?’ They knew about it and knew what was going on,” Moore said. “It made me feel so happy that people are getting as excited about the game as we are. It is a beautiful thing, even all the way out here in California.”

Pacific vs UConn: UOP Gets Crushed In Front Of Sell-Out Crowd To #1 UConn Women’s Team

Despite lopsided score, visit by powerhouse UConn was great event

UOP vs. UConn women’s basketball game draws hundreds of fans

High school girls watched the nation’s number one team UConn Huskies, got a close look at Maya Moore — the best female basketball player in the United States — and were able to study the talented moves of college level athletes with their own teammates.

“You get to learn from them and see stuff you should work on as a team and as a player,” said Candisse Griffin, a Western Ranch High School JV basketball player.

“It means a lot to us to be here, because we haven’t seen a college game yet,” said Lindsey Booth, attending the game with her teammates from Tokay High School.

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who, when she played point for the Cleveland Rockers, used to terrorize Lib fans.

Suzie McConnell-Serio Named Dapper Dan Sportswoman of the Year

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