Chapin, DeLuca named All-AmericansBrandeis 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.
Hanley places 17th, Judges 18th at NCAA fencing championshipsSophomore 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.
Women's hoops season comes to a close in Elite Eight, 68-54, at AmherstDespite 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.
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Chapin adds All-District honors, becomes eligible for All-America accoladesJunior 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.
Women advance to first Sweet 16 with 79-52 win over Mount St. MaryThe 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.
Orlando rallies women past Western Conn, 62-49, in NCAA tournament first roundSenior 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.
Chapin earns first-team All-UAA honors, three other honorable mentionAs 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.
Brandeis basketball postseason headquartersBoth 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.
Brandeis women earn NCAA bid, will host for first timeFor 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.
No. 25 women fall to No. 20 NYU, 62-49Despite 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.
Chapin, Gallegos earn UAA Athlete of the Week honors, Feb. 23Brandeis 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.
Brandeis women run past Case, 76-56, on Senior DayThree 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.
Women split season series with Emory, 67-57The 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.
Women rally to stun No. 2 Rochester, 52-50, behind Chapin double-doubleJunior 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.
Women's hoops gets back on track with 71-49 win at Carnegie MellonThe 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.
No. 19 women rally but fall short against No. 24 WashU, 61-55Despite 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.
Brandeis basketball hosts SAAC Brandeis Beach Bash and WBCA Think Pink gamesRed 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.
No. 13 women fall to Emory, 69-56The Brandeis women's basketball team, ranked No. 12 in the nation by d3hoops.com, 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.
Brandeis men win tale of two halves, 73-66, at CaseAfter 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.
No. 7 women fall to No. 13 NYU, 61-49, in UAA actionDespite 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.
Women's hoops dips to No. 7 in d3hoops.com pollAfter 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 d3hoops.com national poll, returning to No. 7 in Division III.
Women's hoops reaches No. 5 in nation in first poll of 2009The Brandeis women's basketball team reached No. 5 in the nation in the latest d3hoops.com 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.
No. 5 women rout RIC, 77-47, in final non-conference gameSenior 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.
Women's basketball reaches No. 7 in d3hoops.com pollDespite 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 d3hoops.com 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.
Women's hoops climbs to No. 9 in d3hoops.com pollOn 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 d3hoops.com weekly poll. The Judges, who have wins over three NCAA tournament teams, check in at No. 9.
Balanced attack leads No. 12 women past Wheaton, 69-54Three 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.
Women's hoops cracks d3hoops.com top 25 at No. 12With 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 d3hoops.com Division III national poll at No. 12.
12th-ranked women roll past Emmanuel, 94-52, with four in double figuresFor 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.
Four reach double figures as women's hoops knocks of No. 16 Tufts, 81-76Four 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.