Stonehill School continues a season-long 5 sport highway swing because it visits School of the Holy Cross for a non-conference matchup contained in the Hart Heart Enviornment Thursday night time. The Skyhawks head into its first journey to Holy Cross in 41 years seeking to construct off the primary Division I highway win in program historical past with its 57-50 triumph at New Hampshire on Saturday. The Crusaders have gained three-straight after a 60-55 resolution at Northeastern on Saturday.
Tonight’s sport might be broadcast reside by way of ESPN+ with Greg Kadetsky (play by play) and Scott Pentoney (analyst) calling the motion by way of the World Large Chief’s digital streaming platform. ESPN+ broadcasts are accessible by way of subscription by means of the ESPN App on computer systems, smartphones, tablets and most main streaming gadgets, in addition to by means of ESPN.com.
Final Time Out
Stonehill obtained December began with a bang, notching the primary NCAA Division I highway win in program historical past with a 57-50 resolution over New Hampshire on Saturday. Fifth-year Emily Bramanti (Chelmsford, Mass.) and senior Mia Kelly (South Hadley, Mass.) every notched season-bests and mixed for 31 factors to steer Stonehill to the win. Bramanti scored ten of her season-high 16 factors within the second half, together with seven within the fourth quarter alone, connecting on 5-of-9 three-pointers to go together with three rebounds, 4 assists and two steals. Kelly scored 12 of her season-best 15 factors within the first half, together with eight within the opening quarter, on 6-of-14 taking pictures, with a season-high six rebounds, an help and steal. Stonehill’s starters accounted for all however 4 of its factors within the contest, with the protection limiting New Hampshire to 31.6-percent taking pictures, together with 2-for-17 within the fourth quarter and 0-for-9 from deep over the ultimate 20 minutes. Freshman Breezie Williams led New Hampshire with a double-double because the lone Wildcat in double-figures with 13 factors on 5-of-12 taking pictures, to go together with a game-high 11 rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Towards the Crusaders
Stonehill and Holy Cross are squaring off for the fifth time, however first in 41-years, tonight. The 2 applications have break up the 4 earlier encounters in a collection that dates again to the 1974-75 season, every successful twice at dwelling. Holy Cross posted a 55-50 victory of their final encounter early within the 1981-82 season, proper right here in Worcester.
Flip Again the Clock
Stonehill and Holy Cross meet tonight for the primary time for the reason that 1981-82 season tonight. Offers us an opportunity to show again the clock to what was occurring on the planet throughout this time:
• NASA launched the very first House Shuttle mission in April.
• Woman Diana Spencer marries Charles, Prince of Wales in July.
• President Ronald Reagan appoints Sandra Day O’Connor to US Supreme Court docket on July 7.
• The favored movie “Raiders of the Misplaced Ark” makes its debut.
• IBM in US launches it is first PC which makes use of Microsoft Software program MS DOS.
• Muhammad Ali retires with profession file of 55 wins and 5 defeats.
• MTV launches on August 1.
• Price of a gallon of Fuel: $1.25.
• I used to be seven years outdated.
Fifth-year guard Emily Bramanti (Chelmsford, Mass.) and senior Mia Kelly (South Hadley, Mass.) had been each named Northeast Convention Prime Performers by the league workplace on Monday. The duo had been acknowledged for his or her efforts in Stonehill’s first NCAA Division I highway win at New Hampshire on Saturday in its lone sport of the week. Bramanti scored a season-high 16 factors, together with seven within the fourth quarter alone, connecting on 5-of-9 three-pointers, to go together with three rebounds, 4 assists and two steals, whereas Kelly scored 12 of her season-best 15 factors within the first half because the Skyhawks staked out a 34-29 halftime lead within the 57-50 win, including six rebounds and an help and steal. The duo are the third and fourth NEC Prime Performers for Stonehill this season, becoming a member of fifth-year Sophie Glidden (Scarborough, Maine) on November 28 and postgrad Maddie Loder (Independence, Minn.) after the opening week of the season on November 14. Glidden averaged 13.7 factors, 7.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists, whereas taking pictures 52.9-percent from the sector and changing all 5 free-throw tries over three video games final week, which included the primary NCAA Division I win in program historical past, whereas additionally incomes All-Event Staff honors on the TD Financial institution Basic. Loder averaged 13.5 factors, changing 77.8-percent of her free-throws (7-for-9), over Stonehill’s first two video games, including 2.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and a steal in 30.5 minutes per sport.
NEC Prime Performers:
Nov. 14: Maddie Loder
Nov. 28: Sophie Glidden
Dec. 5: Emily Bramanti & Mia Kelly
First Highway Win
Stonehill made program historical past on Saturday, choosing up the primary highway win in its NCAA Division I period with a 57-50 triumph at New Hampshire. The Skyhawks held UNH to 31.6-percent taking pictures, together with 25% (7-for-28) within the second half, lacking all 9 three-point tries over the ultimate 20-minutes.
Stonehill leads the NEC in rebound margin (+1.1), main the Convention with 38.1 rebounds per sport, together with a Convention-best 29.1 defensive rebounds per sport. The Skyhawks have outrebounded three of their eight opponents this season.
Stonehill ranks third within the NEC for subject aim share protection, holding its opponents to 39.3-percent taking pictures. The Skyhawks rank fourth within the NEC for scoring protection, permitting 61.6 factors per sport, and are third in three-point share protection (.261).
Stonehill has moved as much as third amongst NEC three-point taking pictures leaders, connecting at 28.7-percent as a crew by means of eight contests. The Skyhawks 5.6 three-pointers per sport rank sixth within the NEC, together with 1.8 per contest from fifth-year Emily Bramanti (Chelmsford, Mass.) to rank second within the Convention, whereas her team-best .318 three-point taking pictures share ranks ninth within the NEC.
Enjoying the Percentages
Stonehill fifth-year Sophie Glidden (Scarborough, Maine) is taking pictures an NEC-leading 52.2-percent (35-for-67) from the sector after eight video games. She is one in every of simply two within the Convention taking pictures over 50-percent from the ground whereas averaging no less than 3.0 subject objectives per sport.
Stonehill has gained each of its video games through which it has held a halftime lead after Saturday’s 57-50 win at New Hampshire.
A Good Rotation
Stonehill is 2-2 this season since going with the projected lineup of fifth-years Emily Bramanti (Chelmsford, Mass.) and Sophie Glidden (Scarborough, Maine), postgrad Maddie Loder (Independence, Minn.), senior Mia Kelly (South Hadley, Mass.) and junior Cameron Ward (Sure Brook, N.J.).
Spreading Vacation Cheer
Stonehill head coach Trisha Brown served as emcee of the School’s annual Christmas Tree lighting on campus final Thursday night time. Brown, who has served as speaker/host/emcee at a number of vacation capabilities on campus lately, assisted within the occasion hosted by Stonehill’s Workplace of Scholar Engagement which has a full lineup of vacation occasions scheduled for the rest of the semester. This yr’s occasion featured a snow making function the place college students might take photos, in addition to the function occasion, the annual lighting of the campus Christmas Tree.
Stonehill introduced it had accepted an invite to affix the Northeast Convention and begin a four-year transition to full NCAA Division I membership on April 5. The Skyhawks began their four-year transition on July 1 and can earn full NCAA Division I membership in 2026-27. On the June NEC conferences, the Convention presidents introduced a shift within the ready interval for computerized qualifier sports activities from competing for NEC postseason championships from 4 to 2 years, making Stonehill eligible to compete within the NEC postseason beginning in 2024-25.
Proud Historical past
Stonehill gained the Northeast-10 Presidents’ Cup six occasions, ending within the high three within the ultimate standings 15 of the final 17 years. Stonehill was one in every of simply ten establishments nationwide to obtain the NCAA Division II Presidents’ Award for Tutorial Achievement, recognizing athletic departments with an Tutorial Success score of 90-percent or higher, every of the primary ten years of this system’s existence. The School ranks No. 98 within the class of Nationwide Liberal Arts Faculties by U.S. Information & World Report and No. 94 for the Finest Worth class.
Hoop Historical past
Stonehill girls’s basketball earned 26 NCAA Division II Event bids over its historical past, the final was halted by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Stonehill was a constitution member of the Northeast-10 Convention, and are the lone program to have competed in all 40 NE10 Tournaments previous to transitioning to Division I this summer time, with its ultimate look culminating with a thirteenth finals look in March. Stonehill has gained the NE10 Event six occasions, with an extra ten common season championships. Stonehill reached the NCAA Division II Elite Eight thrice, the most recent in 2018, and superior to the Division II Nationwide Semifinals in 1995.
Stonehill was picked to complete ninth in its first Northeast Convention season by the league’s head coaches. Wagner obtained six first place votes to high the preseason rankings, adopted by Fairleigh Dickenson with two first place votes. St. Francis Brooklyn is picked third, whereas Saint Francis (Pa.) is fourth with the remaining first place vote.
Stonehill has assembled a hardy non-conference slate in its inaugural Division I season, that includes opponents from the Patriot League (2 – Lehigh, Holy Cross), Huge East (1 – Windfall), America East (3 – Vermont, New Hampshire, Bryant), MAC (1 – Buffalo), MAAC (1 – Fairfield) and CAA (1 – Northeastern) to arrange for its inaugural Northeast Convention schedule that may begin simply after the New 12 months.
Be the IMPACT
Stonehill fifth-year ahead Sophie Glidden (Scarborough, Maine) was named a finalist for the nationwide “Teammate of the 12 months” award by Staff IMPACT, a nationwide non-profit group that indicators kids going through critical sickness and disabilities onto school athletic groups throughout the nation by means of a singular multiyear program. Glidden was nominated by six-year-old Ariel, a toddler from close by Holbrook who has a genetic dysfunction referred to as Rett Syndrome. Glidden was one in every of 5 finalists from throughout the nation for the Teammate of the 12 months award.
Followers and media members of Stonehill athletics have a number of social media shops to get updates on all 21 varsity applications. The division’s Fb web page is www.fb.com/stonehillskyhawks, and you may also comply with @GoStonehill on Twitter and @stonehillskyhawks by way of Instagram! Stonehill girls’s basketball can also be on Fb at https://www.fb.com/StonehillCollegeWomensBasketball, Twitter and Instagram by following @stonehillwbb. You may even comply with head coach Trisha Brown on Twitter by way of @CoachTB_SC.
Stonehill caps its season-long 5 sport highway journey on Sunday, when it visits Bryant College for a non-conference matchup between former Northeast-10 members at 1 p.m. The Skyhawks return to Merkert Gymnasium subsequent Wednesday, December 14, to open a season-high three sport homestand in opposition to UAlbany at 6 p.m.