Northampton, MA --- Senior point guard Natasha Deschene was named to the New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) All-Senior team this week. Deschene averaged 7.3 ppg and led WPI in assists at 3.1 per game this season. Deschene piloted the Engineers to a 24-6 record this season, as well as the NEWMAC regular season title and the ECAC New England Region Tournament championship.
Dudley, MA --- Led by a double-double from tournament Most Outstanding Player Serena Dubois, WPI claimed its second ECAC Division III New England Women's Basketball Championship in the last three years with a 43-36 victory over Nichols Saturday afternoon. With the win, the second-seeded Engineers set the program's single-season wins record, finishing the season at 24-6.
Worcester, MA --- Serena Dubois and Natasha Deschene each notched double-doubles to help lift host WPI to a 52-43 victory over Emerson in an ECAC New England Championship women's basketball semifinal contest Saturday afternoon. With the win, WPI improves to 23-6 on the season, equaling the school record for wins in a season. In Sunday's championship tilt, WPI will travel to take on Nichols at 2pm.
Worcester, MA --- Elle Fontaine dropped in a game-high 18 points and pulled down eight rebounds, while Serena Dubois drained 13 of her 16 points in the first half, leading host WPI to a 64-44 triumph over Colby-Sawyer in an ECAC New England Championship women's basketball first round game Wednesday evening at Harrington Auditorium. With the victory, WPI improves to 22-6 and will take on Emerson in semifinal action on Saturday.
Babson Park, MA --- Three WPI women's basketball student-athletes have been named to the 2008-09 NEWMAC Women's Basketball All-Academic team. The Engineers were tied for the second most in the conference with Clark while MIT had the most with five athletes. Melissa Kuhn, Caitlin Macko and Natasha Deschene were selected to the team.
Babson Park, MA --- Three WPI women's basketball players received postseason awards from the New England Men's and Women's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tuesday afternoon. Serena Dubois received an all-NEWMAC first team selection, while Elle Fontaine and Natasha Deschene each were named to the all-NEWMAC second team.
Worcester, MA --- The WPI women's basketball team has earned a bid to compete in the ECAC New England Region Championships, beginning Wednesday March 4th. The Engineers are seeded second and will host seventh-seed Colby-Sawyer on Wednesday at 7pm at Harrington Auditorium. Nichols received the tournament's top seed.
Worcester, MA --- Renay Hamilton and Nicole Wurdeman broke a 43-43 tie with baskets in the final two minutes to lift second-seeded Babson to a 51-43 win over fourth-seeded Wheaton in the NEWMAC Women's Basketball Tournament championship game Sunday afternoon at WPI's Harrington Auditorium. The win marks Babson's fourth conference championship and its first since 1999. Wheaton sees its season come to an end with a 17-11 record.
Andrea Bailey drained four free throws in the final 10.8 seconds of the game, lifting fourth-seeded and defending tournament champion Wheaton to a 62-58 upset victory over top-seeded WPI in the NEWMAC Womens Basketball Semifinal Saturday afternoon at Harrington Auditorium. The win moves Wheaton (17-10) on to the NEWMAC Championship game, which will be held at noon on Sunday at WPI.
Worcester, MA --- Becky Bowman led five Babson players in double figures with a game-high 16 points, leading the second-seeded Beavers to a 72-60 victory over third-seeded Springfield in the NEWMAC Tournaments second semifinal on Saturday afternoon at WPIs Harrington Auditorium. Babson (19-8) moves on to face fourth-seed Wheaton in the NEWMAC Tournament Championship on Sunday at noon.
Worcester, MA --- By virtue of their first-place finish and #1 seed, WPI is proud to host the semifinals and championship game of the NEWMAC Women's Basketball Tournament after defeating #8 Mount Holyoke 52-42 in its opening round game Wednesday night at Harrington Auditorium. Tournament action will continue Saturday at noon when WPI takes on Wheaton, followed by Babson vs. Springfield at 2pm.
Worcester, MA --- Serena Dubois netted game-highs of 18 points and eight rebounds and Kaileen Selen contributed 14 points and seven rebounds, leading top-seeded WPI to a 52-42 victory over eighth-seeded Mount Holyoke in the quarterfinals of the NEWMAC Tournament. With the win, WPI improves to 21-5 and earns the right to host the semifinal and championship rounds this weekend.
Babson Park, MA --- Junior Kaileen Selen has been selected NEWMAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending February 22nd. The forward averaged 14 points per game as the Engineers won a pair of contests last week and in the process captured their second NEWMAC regular season title in the last three years.
Worcester, MA --- Serena Dubois and Kaileen Selen combined for 28 points to spark WPI to a 72-48 victory over visiting MIT in NEWMAC womens basketball action on Saturday afternoon. WPI, who has now won six straight and 14 of 15 in 2009, finishes the regular season with a 20-5 mark, including a 12-1 record in NEWMAC play. It is the fifth time in program history WPI has reached the 20 win milestone and the first time in the regular season.
Worcester, MA --- Kaileen Selens 16 points highlighted four WPI players in double figures to help propel the host Engineers to a hard-fought 60-56 win over Babson in NEWMAC womens basketball action on Wednesday. With the victory, WPI clinches its second NEWMAC regular season title in the last three years, and earns the top seed in next weeks NEWMAC Tournament.
Worcester, MA --- The WPI basketball teams will be taking part in their annual "Pink Zone" event during their home twinbill on Wednesday, February 18th. The women's team will be hosting Babson at 5:30pm while the men entertain Wheaton at 7:30pm. The Pink Zone initiative is a global, unified effort for the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness.
Babson Park, MA --- WPI's Serena Dubois has been named NEWMAC Player of the Week for the week ending February 15. Dubois led the Engineers to a dramatic road win Saturday at Wheaton. The junior dropped in 19 points, including the winning three-point play with 2.3 seconds to go, to lift WPI to a 58-56 come-from-behind win. It is the third time this season that Dubois has won Player of the Week honors.
Norton, MA --- Serena Dubois traditional three-point play with 2.3 seconds to go in the game gave visiting WPI the winning margin in a 58-56 triumph in NEWMAC womens basketball action Saturday afternoon at Wheaton. Dubois poured in a team-high 19 points as the Engineers survived a back-and-forth battle to remain in first place in the conference. WPI raises its record to 18-5 on the season and 10-1 in NEWMAC play. Wheaton slips to 13-10, 7-4 in the conference.
Worcester, MA --- The WPI defense limited Smith to just 25% shooting from the floor en route to a 54-34 home victory in NEWMAC women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon. The Engineers, winners of three straight, see their record rise to 17-5 on the season and 9-1 in conference play. Smith dips to 8-12 overall and 2-8 in NEWMAC action.
As a new feature to the WPI Athletics website, WPI alumnus and current Sports Information assistant Ray Cotrufo '98 will take you Inside the Game, providing a closer look at Engineer athletics and some of the student-athletes, faculty and staff that make it all happen. Our first Inside the Game feature takes us inside this year's edition of the WPI Women's Basketball team.
Wellesley, MA --- Junior Kaileen Selen erupted for a career-high 28 points as the WPI women's basketball team earned a 72-57 win at Wellesley on Wednesday night. The victory improves the Engineers to a conference best 16-5 overall (8-1 NEWMAC) while the Blue fall to 8-8 (2-6 NEWMAC). Caitlin Macko and Elle Fontaine added 11 and 10 points respectively for the Crimson and Gray.
Worcester, MA --- Elle Fontaine registered a double-double with game-highs of 14 points and 12 rebounds, leading host WPI to a 44-33 victory over Mount Holyoke in NEWMAC women's basketball action Saturday afternoon at Harrington Auditorium. With the win, the Engineers raised their record to 15-5 on the season and 7-1 in conference play. Mount Holyoke slipped to 6-13 and 3-4 in NEWMAC action.
Babson Park, MA --- Babsons Kathleen King and Nicki Wurdeman combined for 34 points to help hand visiting WPI its first NEWMAC loss of the season, 62-57 on Wednesday night. The result snapped WPIs eight-game winning streak. NEWMAC/NEWBA Player of the Week Serena Dubois paced the Engineers with 19 points and seven boards. WPI slips to 14-5 overall, 6-1 in the conference. Babson improves to 11-7, 4-2 in the NEWMAC.
Minneapolis, MN --- WPI junior women's basketball player Serena Dubois has been named to the d3hoops.com Team of the Week. Dubois erupted for a career-high 29 points in WPI's 72-66 overtime win against Springfield last Saturday, and averaged 23.5 points and 9.5 rebounds over two games last week to help WPI remain in first place and undefeated in NEWMAC play this season.
South Hadley, MA --- WPI's Serena Dubois has been named Player of the Week by the New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA), as well as NEWMAC Player of the Week for the second week in a row. Dubois continued her hot streak by matching her career-high 18 points in a 59-39 win at MIT, then followed that up with an jaw-dropping 29 points to lead the Engineers to a 72-66 win in an OT thriller over Springfield.
Worcester, MA --- Serena Dubois poured in a career-high 29 points and Elle Fontaine forced overtime with a pair of 3-pointers in the final 24 seconds to help propel WPI to a thrilling 72-66 overtime victory over visiting Springfield in a battle of teams with undefeated NEWMAC records on Saturday afternoon. WPI, winners of eight straight, improves to 13-4 overall and 6-0 in conference play. Springfield falls to 9-8 (4-1 NEWMAC).
Cambridge, MA --- Reigning NEWMAC Player of the Week Serena Dubois netted 18 points on 9-for-12 shooting and added a team-high eight rebounds to lead WPI women's basketball to a 59-39 over MIT in NEWMAC conference action Wednesday night. With the victory, WPI improves to 13-4 on the season and remains unbeaten in conference play. MIT falls to 4-10, 0-4 in the NEWMAC.
Babson Park, MA --- Junior women's basketball forward Serena Dubois has been named NEWMAC Player of the Week for the week ending January 18. Dubois averaged 16 points and 13.5 rebounds per game during a key 2-0 stretch for the Engineers last week. WPI is currently 4-0 and in first place in the NEWMAC.
The WPI women's basketball team extended its winning streak to six games and remained undefeated in NEWMAC play with a 51-44 victory over Clark Saturday afternoon. WPI, which avenged an early season 46-45 loss to the Cougars, improved to 12-4 overall and 4-0 in league play. Clark dropped to 6-9 (2-2 NEWMAC).
Worcester, MA --- Elle Fontaine poured in a career-best 19 points and Serena Dubois corralled a career-high 16 rebounds to lift host WPI to a 58-47 victory over Wheaton in NEWMAC women's basketball action on Wednesday evening. With the victory, WPI improves to 11-4 on the year and 3-0 in conference play while Wheaton slips to 8-6 overall and 2-1 in NEWMAC action.