1994-95 WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREVIEW

THE BALTIMORE SUN

NAVY

Coach:Joe Sanchez, first season

Affiliation: Patriot League

1993-94 record: 10-18, 5-9 in Patriot League

Starters lost: Kim Jackson, Kim Cowling, Yolanda Ray, Jenna Hausvik

Outlook: Sanchez, who has led six teams to the NCAA tournament, inherits a Navy team in transition. Three seniors graduated, and Patriot League co-Rookie of the Year Kim Jackson left the Midshipmen. Navy has seven plebes on its roster, and every starting position is wide open. Kate Wells looks to start at the point,but had 73 turnovers and only 32 assists. Although she started only two games, Adi Schneck is the leading returning scorer (8.5) and rebounder (5.5).

Returning players Name .. ... ...Yr. ..Pos. Hgt. Fast breaks

Anna Blaszczyk Soph. F 5-10 Trying for starting slot at center

Sherri Rudinsky Soph. G 5-9 Best outside shooting threat

Leigh Glassman Jr. G 5-7 Best pure PG, lacks experience

Kate Wells Jr. G 5-11 Can start at four positions

Laura McClelland Jr. C 6-0 Adds height to bench

Adi Schneck Soph. F 6-0 Suspect after knee injury

Alyce Fernebok Jr. C/F 6-0 Should see more time at center

Newcomers Tina Dalmau Fr. G 5-3 Captain of Navy Prep team

Jenny Thompson Fr. G 5-8 Battling for point guard spot

Becky Dowling Fr. G 5-11 Could start at small forward

Vicki Spevacck Fr. F/G 5-9 Rotates from backcourt to frontcourt

Nov. 26 Navy Tip-off Classic, 6

Nov. 27 Navy Tip-off Classic, 1

Nov. 30 at St. Francis (N.Y.), 7

Dec. 2 Bowie State, 7

Dec. 5 at Howard, 6

Dec. 8 at Davidson, 7:30

Dec. 17 Navy Classic, 6

Dec. 18 Navy Classic, 1

Dec. 29 at Murray State, 7

Dec. 31 at Austin Peay St., 2

Jan. 3 Coppin State, 5

Jan. 7 at Bucknell, 12:45

Jan. 11 Lafayette, 5

Jan. 14 at Holy Cross, 1

Jan. 18 at Colgate, 5:15

Jan. 21 Army, 12:30

Jan. 25 at Fordham, 5:15

Jan. 28 Lehigh, 12:30

Feb. 1 Bucknell, 5

Feb. 4 at Lafayette, 1

Feb. 8 Holy Cross, 5

Feb. 11 Colgate, noon

Feb. 14 at Army, 7:30

Feb. 17 UDC, 7

Feb. 19 Fordham, 1

Feb. 25 at Lehigh, 5:15

Mar. 3-8 Patriot League Tournament at Army

COPPIN STATE

Coach: Tori Harrison, third season

Affiliation: Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

1993-94 record: 6-21, 5-11 in MEAC

Starters lost: Sherry Colfield, Tiffany Scott

Outlook: A year after winning 20 games, the Eagles lost 21. Coppin State has nine returning players from a team that lost 12 of its last 14, including seven straight. The frontcourt averages nearly 6-2 and includes leading scorer Rene Doctor (11.0 ppg). Two newcomers, Carla Floyd and Delora Walker, will try for the point guard slot. They will attempt to lead an offense that shot 32 percent and averaged 52.5 points.

Returning players Name .. .. .Yr. Pos. Hgt. Fast breaks

Rene Doctor Sr. C 6-2 Second team All-MEAC

Lisa Jarmon Sr. F/C 6-2 Reserve behind Doctor

August Kenner Sr. G 5-6 Led team with 30 three-pointers

Stephanie Ready Soph. G/F 5-8 Former walk-on averaged 7.3

Newcomers Liani Adair Fr. G/F 5-8 Lake Clifton graduate

Lisa Briggs Soph. F 5-10 Sat out last year due to academics

Celena Falline Fr. G 5-9 Three-point shooter from Lake Clifton

Carla Floyd Fr. G 5-2 Needs time to adjust

Julelah Fuller Soph. F 6-0 Battling Briggs for power forward spot

Keisha Newsome Fr. F 5-9 Pushes Kenner at shooting guard

Natasha Parks Jr. G/F 5-11 Provides instant offensive punch

Delora Walker Jr. G 5-7 JuCo transfer could lead offense

Jackie Wilkes Fr. C 6-3 Powerful rebounder from Patterson

Nov. 26 East Carolina, 7:30

Nov. 30 at William and Mary, 7:30

Dec. 2 vs. Arkansas St. at Pizza Inn Classic, 8

Dec. 3 at Pizza Inn Classic, 6 or 8

Dec. 7 at Maryland, 7:30

Dec. 10 at George Mason, 5

Dec. 21 at Towson State, 7:30

Dec. 28 vs. Siena at Villanova Tourn. 1

Dec. 29 at Villanova Tourn., 6 or 8

Jan. 3 at Navy, 5

Jan. 7 at North Carolina A&T;, 5:30

Jan. 9 at South Carolina State, 5:30

Jan. 12 at UM-Eastern Shore, 5:30

Jan. 14 Delaware State, 5:30

Jan. 19 Bethune-Cookman, 5:30

Jan. 23 Florida A&M;, 5:30

Jan 26 UM-Eastern Shore, 5:30

Jan 28 at Howard, 1

Feb. 1 Morgan State, 5:30

Feb. 4 Howard, 5:30

Feb. 9 at Bethune-Cookman, 6

Feb. 13 at Florida A&M;, 6

Feb. 16 at Delaware State, 5:30

Feb. 18 North Carolina A&T;, 2

Feb. 20 South Carolina State, 5:30

Feb. 25 at Morgan State, 5:30

Mar. 1-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Tourney, tba

MORGAN STATE

Coach: Donald Williams, first season

Affiliation: Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

1993-94 record: 4-23, 4-12 in the MEAC

Starters lost: None.

Outlook: The strength for the Bears is the backcourt of Karla and Kaira Warfield. They contributed 23 of Morgan State's 53.4 points each game last season. Kaira Warfield topped Morgan State in scoring (15.4 ppg), assists (79) and steals (109) and made second team All-MEAC. The Bears did show improvement after an 0-16 start. But shooting problems and lack of scoring from the frontcourt hurt them all year. The Bears shot 33 percent from the field and 49 percent from the foul line.

Returning players Name .. .. .. .Yr. Pos. Hgt. Fast breaks

Selena Edwards Soph. F/C 6-3 Had team-leading 49 blocks

Chanel Johnson Sr. F 5-11 Leading returning rebounder (6.9)

Faith McGriff Soph. G 5-7 Leaps for offensive boards

Wendy Ross Soph. F 6-0 Top frontcourt reserve

Tonya Saffold Soph. F 5-7 Most versatile player for Bears

Courtney Warfield Soph. G 5-7 Made 22 steals last year

Kaira Warfield Soph. G 5-6 MEAC Rookie of the Year

Karla Warfield Soph. G 5-6 2nd in scoring and assists for Bears

Tanya Williams Sr. F 5-9 Sat out last season

Kandice Wilson Soph. G 5-8 Sits behind the Warfields

Newcomers Tressan Dugan Fr. F 6-0 Interesting scoring potential

Ebony Everette Fr. G 5-8 Waits turn to break into backcourt

Tonya Jones Fr. F/C 6-3 Fourth recruit from Stockton, Calif.

Nov. 26 vs. UConn at Hartford Tourn., 3

Nov. 27 at Hartford Tourn., tba

Dec. 1 at James Madison Univ, 7

Dec. 20 at Temple, 3

Dec. 28 vs. LaSalle at LaSalle Tourn., 6

Dec. 29 at LaSalle Tourn., tba

Jan. 7 at South Carolina St., 10

Jan. 9 at North Carolina A&T;, 5:30

Jan. 14 UM-Eastern Shore, 10

Jan. 16 Delaware St., 5:30

Jan. 17 Virginia Commonwealth, 7

Jan. 19 Florida A&M;, 5:30

Jan. 21 Bethune Cookman, 5:30

Jan. 26 at Howard, 5:30

Jan. 28 at UM-Eastern Shore, 5:30

Jan. 31 at Coppin State, 5:30

Feb. 6 Howard, 5:30

Feb. 8 at Florida A&M;, 5:30

Feb. 11 at Bethune Cookman, 5:30

Feb. 13 at Delaware St., 5:30

Feb. 18 South Carolina St., 5:30

Feb. 20 North Carolina A&T;, 5:30

Feb. 23 District of Columbia, 7

Feb. 25 Coppin State, 5:30

Mar. 1 MEAC Tourney, tba

TOWSON STATE

Coach: Ellen Fitzkee, seventh season

Affiliation: Big South Conference

1993-94 record:17-11, 11-7 in the Big South

Starters lost: Danielle Barry, Shannon Ward, Megan Gebbia

Outlook: After their best season in nine years, the Tigers are switching offensive philosophies. Towson State, which has an extremely small roster, will use a three-guard starting lineup. No returning player averaged in double figures, but six players appeared in at least 25 games. Point guard Amy Eberhart is the spark for the offense (3.0 assists per game) and defense (2.3 steals per game).

Returning players Name .. .. ..Yr. Pos. Hgt. Fast breaks

Tanya Belair Jr. F 5-10 Defensive stopper for Tigers

Danielle Cristaldi Soph. F 6-0 A developing power forward

Amy Eberhart Sr. G 5-3 Most experienced senior on roster

Eileen Jensen Sr. C 6-2 Had team-high 16 blocks last season

Becky Meyers Jr. G 5-7 Could shift to the frontcourt

Nicole Norman Soph. F 5-10 Appeared in 23 games as freshman

Kim Schaffrick Soph. F 6-0 Must work on post moves

Newcomers

Courtney Baugh Fr. G 5-5 Good ballhandler, outside shooter

Dionna Bishop Fr. G 5-6 Can play shooting and point guard

Cheryl Herzog Fr. G 5-3 An apprentice to Eberhart

LaTonya Joyner Fr. G 5-2 Quickest player in backcourt

Sonia Keiner Fr. F/G 5-8 Averaged 11.4 pts. for Hammond

Trinette Tucker Soph. F/G 5-9 Transferred from Fairfield

Nov. 28 Loyola, 7:30

Dec. 1 at Drexel, 7

Dec. 3 American, 2

Dec. 6 at Richmond, 7

Dec. 13 at Maryland, 7:30

Dec. 18 Hofstra, 2

Dec. 21 Coppin State, 7:30

Dec. 28-29 at St. Joseph Tournament, tba

Jan. 7 at Radford, 7

Jan. 12 Coastal Carolina, 7:30

Jan. 14 Charleston Southern, 2

Jan. 18 UMBC, 7:30

Jan. 20 at Liberty, 7

Jan. 22 at UNC-Greensboro, 2

Jan. 27 Winthrop, 7:30

Jan. 29 UNC-Asheville, 2

Feb. 4 Radford, 2

Feb. 6 Liberty, 7:30

Feb. 11 at Coastal Carolina, 7

Feb. 13 at Charleston Southern, 7

Feb. 19 UNC-Greensboro, 2

Feb. 21 at Vanderbilt, 7

Feb. 24 at Winthrop, 5

Feb. 26 at UNC-Asheville, 4

Mar. 4 at UMBC, 2

Mar. 8-11 at Big South Tournament, tba

LOYOLA

Coach: Pat Coyle, third season

Affiliation: Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

1993-94 record: 18-11, 12-2 in MAAC

Starter lost: Mary Thompson

Outlook: The Greyhounds, who won their first MAAC title last season, return the frontcourt that supplied 46 points and 23.5 rebounds each game. Patty Stoffey led the Greyhounds in points (26.1), rebounds (9.7), steals (1.5), blocks (1.0) and field-goal percentage (.512). Another member of the sizable frontcourt is Camille Joyner, who was second on the team with 13.3 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. For the fourth season, Coleen Colsher starts at point guard. Over the past two seasons, she averaged 3.8 assists and 3.8 turnovers.

Returning players Name .. .. .. Yr. Pos. Hgt. Fast breaks

Patty Stoffey Sr. F 5-10 Already owns 11 Loyola records

Coleen Colsher Sr. G 5-7 Needs to limit mistakes

Camille Joyner Sr. F 5-9 Gets overshadowed by Stoffey

Patty Taylor Sr. F 6-0 Steady in the post

Lynn Albert Soph. F 6-1 Averaged 5.6 points as a freshman

Heather Abbott Jr. G 5-9 Started 18 games two years ago

Dawn Gerdich Soph. C 6-2 Tallest on Loyola roster

Shawn Moody Jr. F 6-0 Missed season with injury

Jan Przystup Soph. G 5-10 Looking for time at shooting guard

Newcomers Susan Bryce Fr. C 6-1 Hon. men. USA Today All-American

Kristen Fraser Fr. G 5-6 Point guard of the future

Denise Stuewe Jr. F 5-10 Transferred from Fairleigh Dickinson

Nov. 26 Lafayette, 4

Nov. 28 at Towson State, 7:30

Dec. 3 vs. UNC-Greensboro at Brown Tourn., 3

Dec. 4 at Brown Tourn., 1 or 3

Dec. 7 at UNC, 7

Dec. 11 at Mt. St. Mary's, 3

Dec. 22 Maryland, 6

Dec. 28 at Iona, 2

Dec. 30 vs. Campbell at St. Francis (Pa) Classic, 1

Dec. 31 at St. Francis (Pa.) Classic, 1 or 3

Jan. 7 George Mason, 5

Jan. 9 Canisius, 7

Jan. 14 Fairfield, 3

Jan. 20 at Penn, 7

Jan. 23 at Manhattan, 9

Jan. 26 at Canisius, 6

Jan. 28 at Niagara, 12

Jan. 30 St. Peter's, 5

Feb. 4 Siena, 2

Feb. 10 Manhattan, 7

Feb. 12 at Fairfield, 2

Feb. 17 Iona, 7

Feb. 19 at St. Peter's, 2

Feb. 22 at Lafayette, 8

Feb. 25 at Siena, 2

Feb. 27 Niagara, 7

Mar. 3-5 MAAC Tournament, tba

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