Being a point guard in basketball means being a court commander. One must know every player on the team’s preferences and run the offense smoothly. The Hofstra women’s basketball team has had that the past four (minus one red shirt season) years with senior guard Candice Bellocchio, but with her last season almost here, Hofstra has had to look ahead in finding the point guard of the future — Andreana Thomas.
The upcoming 2011-2012 season will mark landmark seasons for some of the Hofstra University women’s basketball players who are stepping into leadership roles and looking to bring this team to new heights.
Hofstra women’s basketball’s junior forward Shante Evans received quite the prestigious call last week to represent the United States in the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico from October 21 to the 25.
After a thirteen-day break, the Hofstra University women’s basketball team was back on the court to welcome Fairfield University to the Mack Sports Complex on Sunday, Dec. 5.
Just three days after its loss to Virginia, the Hofstra University women’s basketball won 78-55 over St. Peter’s College, who visited the Mack Sports Complex on Monday night.
Freshman guard Kate Loper scored a game high 17 points in her collegiate debut but it wasn’t enough as the Hofstra Pride women’s basketball team fell to visiting Virginia 82-66 in the season opener for both schools.
This past week the Hofstra Pride went on a five day road trip trough Virginia that was expected to be the “make or break” portion of the conference slate. While Hofstra didn’t come out of the Commonwealth unscathed, they didn’t leave bruised and battered either. On Thursday night they defeated previously top 25 James Madison in overtime 69-62 but fell three days later in Norfolk to perennial power Old Dominion by a final of 51-46.
Bouncing back from a tough loss defines a good team and the Pride proved just that by beating Providence Tuesday night 72 – 68. The Pride had a nine-day lay off before matching up with the Friars, who were 7 – 1 entering the game.
Going into the WBCA Classic in Storrs, Connecticut last weekend the Hofstra women’s basketball team knew they had a daunting task in front of them. Finally stepping out onto the court against the Connecticut Huskies, one of the most dominating college basketball teams of recent history (43 consecutive victories and counting) showed them it may have been even more daunting than they expected.