May 13, 2009
2009 Department of Athletics award winners announced
On April 30, the Brandeis Department of Athletics announced its annual senior award winners.

March 24, 2009
Chapin, DeLuca named All-Americans
Brandeis junior Jessica Chapin and graduate student Steve DeLuca have been selected as Division III Basketball All-Americans by their respective coaches Associations. Chapin give the Brandeis women an honorable mention All-American for the sixth-straight year, while DeLuca is the sixth NABC All-American in Brandeis history.

March 22, 2009
Hanley places 17th, Judges 18th at NCAA fencing championships
Sophomore saberist Anna Hanley placed 17th overall, helping the Brandeis fencing team to an 18th place finish at the 2009 NCAA National Collegiate Championships. The Judges were second among Division III schools and third among New England schools.

March 14, 2009
Women's hoops season comes to a close in Elite Eight, 68-54, at Amherst
Despite 11 points and nine rebounds in the first half from senior Cassidy Dadaos and eight points and four boards in the second from classmate Lauren Orlando, the Brandeis women's basketball team saw its 2008-09 season come to a close one step shy of the Final Four. The Judges lost to Amherst, 68-54, on the Lord Jeffs' home court.

March 13, 2009
On to the Elite Eight! Brandeis women down Muhlenberg, 82-70
All five starters scored in double figures to lead the Judges past Muhlenberg in the Sweet 16, 82-70. Brandeis will face the winner of the NYU-Amherst game for the right to advance to the Final Four tomorrow at 6 p.m.

March 11, 2009
Sweet 16 Central
For information on the Brandeis women's basketball trip to Amherst for the Sweet 16, click here!

March 10, 2009
Chapin adds All-District honors, becomes eligible for All-America accolades
Junior Jessica Chapin became the fourth woman in school history to earn All-District honors from the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). The Judges' leader in scoring, rebounding, steals and assists leads the team into the Sweet 16 against Muhlenberg College on Friday evening at 5 p.m. at Amherst College.

March 7, 2009
Women advance to first Sweet 16 with 79-52 win over Mount St. Mary
The Brandeis women jumped out to a 16-2 lead and never looked back, leading wire-to-wire, as the Judges defeated Mount Saint Mary (N.Y.) College, 79-52, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. With the win, Brandeis registers 19 victories in a season for the sixth-straight year and advances to the Sweet 16 for the first time.

March 6, 2009
Orlando rallies women past Western Conn, 62-49, in NCAA tournament first round
Senior Lauren Orlando scored all of her game-high 15 points in the second half as the Judges rallied from a 10-point deficit with 13:04 remaining to defeat Western Connecticut State, 62-49, in the first round of the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Tournament. The Judges advance to face Mount St. Mary tomorrow at 5 p.m.

March 5, 2009
Chapin earns first-team All-UAA honors, three other honorable mention
As one of three players in the top 10 in the league in scoring, rebounding, assists and steals, junior guard Jessica Chapin was named a first-team women's basketball All-UAA selection. Teammates Diana Cincotta, Cassidy Dadaos and Lauren Orlando were honorable mention selections.

March 2, 2009
Brandeis basketball postseason headquarters
Both Brandeis basketball teams are in the NCAA tournament for the third year in a row, and for the first time in school history, the Judge women will host the first two rounds. Brandeis will host Western Connecticut in the first round, with Mt. St. Mary (N.Y.) and SUNY-Brockport in the other game. The men travel to Franklin & Marshall to play the University of Scranton.

March 2, 2009
Brandeis women earn NCAA bid, will host for first time
For the fourth straight year, the Brandeis women's basketball team has earned an at-large berth to the NCAA Division III Tournament, and for the first time, the Judges will serve as host for the first two rounds. With a record of 17-7, 7-7 in the University Athletic Association (UAA), Brandeis will host Western Connecticut State University (21-5, 12-2 Little East) in the first round on Friday, March 6, at 7 p.m.

February 28, 2009
No. 25 women fall to No. 20 NYU, 62-49
Despite 12 points and a career-high 17 rebounds by junior guard Jessica Chapin, the 25th-ranked Brandeis women dropped a 62-49 decision to No. 20 NYU in their regular-season finale. The Judges await their postseason fate from the NCAA tournament committee on Monday morning.

February 24, 2009
Chapin, Gallegos earn UAA Athlete of the Week honors, Feb. 23
Brandeis junior Jessica Chapin of the women's basketball team and sophomore Mackenzie Gallegos of women's tennis were both named UAA Athletes of the Week this week. Chapin also earned AOW honors from the New England Women's Basketball Association.

February 22, 2009
Brandeis women run past Case, 76-56, on Senior Day
Three Brandeis women's basketball starters scored in double figures today, and the Judges went on a 19-4 run midway through the first half to defeat the visiting Case Western Reserve University Spartans, 76-56, on Senior Day in Red Auerbach Arena.

February 20, 2009
Women split season series with Emory, 67-57
The Brandeis women's basketball team converted 20 Emory turnovers into 23 points, while giving up just seven points on their own miscues as the Judges defeated the visiting Eagles, 67-57, in a University Athletic Association contest. Brandeis improves to 16-6 on the season, 6-6 in the conference.

February 15, 2009
Women rally to stun No. 2 Rochester, 52-50, behind Chapin double-double
Junior Jessica Chapin recorded her second career double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds, while dishing a career-high six assists, to lead the women's basketball team past second-ranked Rochester, 52-50. The Judges held the 'Jackets to one field goal over the game's final 11 minutes.

February 13, 2009
Women's hoops gets back on track with 71-49 win at Carnegie Mellon
The Brandeis women's basketball team got back to its winning ways tonight, defeating host Carnegie Mellon University, 71-49, in University Athletic Association action. The Judges put three players in double figures, led by senior Lauren Orlando with 15 points and 13 points, eight rebounds and eight steals by junior Jessica Chapin.

February 8, 2009
Late first half surge lifts No. 16 WashU women past No. 21 Brandeis, 71-56
Despite the second career double-double by senior Amanda Wells, the 21st-ranked Brandeis women couldn't overcome a 12-point halftime deficit as they fell to No. 16 Washington University, 71-56, in a UAA contest.

February 6, 2009
Kendrew's career-high 14 can't get Judges past Chicago in 63-50 UAA loss
Rookie guard Morgan Kendrew tallied a game- and career-high 14 points, but the Judges couldn't overcome a long drought without a field goal in falling to the University of Chicago, 63-50, in UAA action.

February 5, 2009
Superfan Allen Karon '91 featured in Canton Citizen
The weekly Canton Citizen newspaper recently ran a nice feature on Brandeis basketball superfan Allen Karon '91. Check out Jeffrey Pickette '09's story!

February 1, 2009
Rashford's 18 points, fine rebounding effort lead No. 19 women past No. 20 Chicago, 63-53
Junior guard Lauren Rashford scored 11 of her career-high 18 points in the second half to lead the Brandeis women past Chicago, 63-53. The Judges used a 38-24 rebounding edge against the fifth-ranked team in Division III in rebound margin, while shooting 43% against the nation's top field-goal percentage defense.

January 30, 2009
No. 19 women rally but fall short against No. 24 WashU, 61-55
Despite 18 points and nine rebounds from junior Jessica Chapin and 13 points - nine in the second half - from senior Lauren Orlando - the No. 19 Brandeis women couldn't overcome a tough night from beyond the arc in falling to No. 24 WashU, 61-55.

January 29, 2009
Brandeis basketball hosts SAAC Brandeis Beach Bash and WBCA Think Pink games
Red Auerbach Arena will be home to more than just great UAA basketball this weekend. When the Judges host Washington University on Friday night, it will be the SAAC's Third Annual Brandeis Beach Bash. For the women's game against Chicago on Sunday, Brandeis will be participating in the WBCA's annual Pink Zone promotion.

January 25, 2009
No. 13 women fall to Emory, 69-56
The Brandeis women's basketball team, ranked No. 12 in the nation by, was held under 60 points for just the second time this season today, as the Judges fell at Emory, 69-56, in a University Athletic Association contest.

January 23, 2009
Brandeis men win tale of two halves, 73-66, at Case
After putting up their lowest-scoring half of the season, the Brandeis University men's basketball team overcame a 31-20 deficit by scoring a season-high 53 in the second to defeat host Case Western Reserve, 73-66. The Judges also took a season-high 39 free throws, connecting on 32 of them. Junior Kenny Small had 13 off the bench, all in the second half.

January 23, 2009
Chapin's first double-double leads five in double figures as No. 13 women blow by Case, 79-66
Junior Jessica Chapin recorded her first career double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds tonight as the 13th-ranked Brandeis women rolled past Case Western Reserve, 79-66, in their first UAA road game of the season. She was one of five Brandeis players to score in double figures on the night.

January 17, 2009
No. 7 women fall to No. 13 NYU, 61-49, in UAA action
Despite 15 points from senior forward Lauren Orlando, the No. 7 Brandeis women's basketball team could not overcome their worst shooting performance of the season today as they fell to No. 13 NYU, 61-49, in a key UAA contest.

January 14, 2009
Women's hoops dips to No. 7 in poll
After suffering their first loss of the season to the top-ranked team in the nation, the Brandeis women's basketball squad dropped just two spots in the national poll, returning to No. 7 in Division III.

January 11, 2009
No. 5 Brandeis women lead wire-to-wire in 65-44 win over CMU
Jessica Chapin had 15 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals today to lead the Brandeis women's basketball team past visiting Carnegie Mellon, 65-44, in UAA play. The Judges never trailed in moving to 11-1 on the season.

January 9, 2009
No. 5 women's rally falls short, 66-62, against top-ranked Rochester
Junior guard Jessica Chapin put the Judges on her back in the second half, but her 14 points after intermission weren't quite enough as the No. 5 Brandeis women dropped a 66-62 decision to No. 1 Rochester in their UAA opener.

January 6, 2009
Women's hoops reaches No. 5 in nation in first poll of 2009
The Brandeis women's basketball team reached No. 5 in the nation in the latest poll. With their highest national ranking since they were No. 2 in January of 2006, the Judges will be looking forward to a showdown with top-ranked Rochester on Friday at 6 p.m.

January 6, 2009
No. 5 women rout RIC, 77-47, in final non-conference game
Senior Cassidy Dadaos and junior Carmela Breslin had 12 and 11 points, respectively, to lead the Brandeis women past host Rhode Island College, 77-47, in their final non-conference game of the season. The Judges, ranked No. 5 in the nation, take on top-ranked Rochester on Friday evening in their UAA opener.

December 31, 2008
No. 7 women's hoops win battle of unbeatens, 64-58, over Regis
Using a 24-10 edge in bench points and 27-16 margin in points off turnovers, the seventh-ranked Brandeis women's basketball team handed local foe Regis College its first loss of the season, 64-58. The Judges are now 9-0 on the season.

December 16, 2008
Women's basketball reaches No. 7 in poll
Despite being idle last week, with losses to other squads above them, the Brandeis women's hoops team improved to No. 7 in the nation in the most recent poll. The 8-0 Judges, who haven't been ranked this high since the 2006-07 season, will take on 9-0 Regis College on Dec. 31.

December 10, 2008
Women's hoops climbs to No. 9 in poll
On the strength of an 8-0 record in the first semester, the Brandeis women's basketball team has cracked the top 10 in the second weekly poll. The Judges, who have wins over three NCAA tournament teams, check in at No. 9.

December 4, 2008
Balanced attack leads No. 12 women past Wheaton, 69-54
Three Brandeis players scored in double figures and three tallied at least seven rebounds as the 12th-ranked Judges defeated Wheaton, 69-54, in Norton. The win completes a stretch in which Brandeis went 3-0 against 2008 NCAA tournament teams.

December 2, 2008
Women's hoops cracks top 25 at No. 12
With wins over two other nationally-ranked teams in the first two weeks of the season, the Brandeis University women's basketball team has entered the Division III national poll at No. 12.

December 2, 2008
12th-ranked women roll past Emmanuel, 94-52, with four in double figures
For the second-straight game, four Brandeis women scored in double figures, as the Judges defeated Emmanuel College, 94-52, in Auerbach Arena. Senior Lauren Orlando led the way with 22, while sophomore Amber Strodthoff contributed a career-best 14. Jessica Chapin had 13 and Lauren Rashford added 10.

November 30, 2008
Four reach double figures as women's hoops knocks of No. 16 Tufts, 81-76
Four players scored in double figures today as the Brandeis women's basketball team defeated 16th-ranked Tufts, 81-76, in their first road game. Senior Lauren Orlando had 20 points and junior guard Jessica Chapin added 19, while sophomore Diana Cincotta and rookie Morgan Kendrew both set career-highs with 10 each.

November 25, 2008
Women's hoops trounces Wellesley, 76-44
Senior forward Cassidy Dadaos (Healdsburg, Calif.) scored 12 of her career-high 14 points in the first half tonight as the women's basketball team moved to 4-0 with a 76-44 win over Wellesley.

November 23, 2008
Orlando named tournament MVP as women's hoops downs No. 15 Bowdoin, 71-44
enior forward Lauren Orlando (Peabody, Mass.) earned MVP honors by averaging 13.5 points and 7.5 rebounds, including 12 points and eight boards in today's championship game, as the Brandeis women's basketball team defeated 15th-ranked Bowdoin, 71-44, in the championship game of the Brandeis Tip-Off Tournament.

November 22, 2008
Orlando, Chapin lead women's hoops past Widener, 67-48
Senior center Lauren Orlando and junior guard Jessica Chapin combined for 28 points and 15 rebounds tonight to lead the Brandeis women's basketball team past Widener University, 67-48, in the first round of the Brandeis Tip-Off Tournament. The Judges will face No. 15 Bowdoin in the championship game tomorrow.

November 17, 2008
Chapin leads women's hoops past WPI, 67-54, in season opener
Junior guard Jessica Chapin (Mendon, N.Y.) scored 12 of her game-high 18 points in the first half as the Judges opened up a 21-point lead and cruised to victory over WPI, 67-54, in the season opener for the women's basketball team.

November 13, 2008
Brandeis men picked third in UAA preseason poll; Women selected fifth
The University Athletic Association released its 2008 preseason basketball polls today. The Brandeis men were chosen to finish in third place, while the women were selected for fifth.