2011-12 Bentley University Women's Basketball News

  • Tracie (Seymour) Robidoux Selected for Northeast-10 Hall of Fame
    June 06, 2012
    Tracie (Seymour) Robidoux Selected for Northeast-10 Hall of Fame Former Bentley University women’s basketball standout Tracie (Seymour) Robidoux, a 1992 graduate and a 1997 inductee into the Bentley Athletic Hall of Fame, has been selected for the Northeast-10 Conference Hall of Fame. The announcement was made Tuesday evening during the conference’s annual banquet in Portsmouth, N.H.
  • Battista, Varsell Selected for Northeast-10 Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Awards
    April 20, 2012
    Battista, Varsell Selected for Northeast-10 Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Awards Bentley University All-Americas Lauren Battista (North Easton/Oliver Ames HS) and Amy Varsell (Burlington, Conn./Lewis S. Mills HS) have been selected for the 2011-12 Northeast-10 Conference Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence awards for women’s basketball and women’s indoor track, respectively.
  • Battista, Brugliera Named to Academic All-Northeast-10 Women’s Basketball Team
    April 12, 2012
    Battista, Brugliera Named to Academic All-Northeast-10 Women’s Basketball Team Lauren Battista (North Easton/Oliver Ames HS) and Jacqui Brugliera (Fitchburg/Wachusett Reg. HS), a pair of sophomore forwards who have helped Bentley University to a pair of conference championships and NCAA Division II Elite Eight appearances, have been selected for the 2011-12 Academic All-Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball team.
  • Bentley Ranked #3 in Final USA Today/ESPN/WBCA Division II Poll; All-Tournament Honors for Brugliera
    March 27, 2012
    Bentley Ranked #3 in Final USA Today/ESPN/WBCA Division II Poll; All-Tournament Honors for Brugliera After reaching the semifinals last week at the NCAA Division II Elite Eight, Bentley University is ranked third in the final USA Today/ESPN Division II coaches’ poll of the season, released today by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.
  • Wicked Local Waltham: 'Bentley University women's basketball team showed Elite fighting spirit'
    March 26, 2012
    Wicked Local Waltham: 'Bentley University women's basketball team showed Elite fighting spirit' Scott Souza, sports editor of Wicked Local Waltham and the Waltham News Tribune, recapped Bentley's trip to San Antonio for the NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Elite. Here's his story, which appeared on the website (www.wickedlocal.com/waltham) on March 26 and in the paper on March 30.
  • Game Day!  After Dramatic Comebacks, 31-3 Bentley Set to Take on 32-1 Ashland for Berth in National Championship Game
    March 21, 2012
    Game Day! After Dramatic Comebacks, 31-3 Bentley Set to Take on 32-1 Ashland for Berth in National Championship Game It certainly hasn’t been easy, and in fact, it’s required three dramatic comebacks. But the bottom line is that Bentley University women’s basketball coach Barbara Stevens has her Falcons back in the national semifinals for the first time since 2003 and the eighth time since 1989. The 31-3 Falcons will take on 32-1 Ashland University tonight at 6 pm CT (7 pm ET) at the St. Mary’s University Greehey Arena for the right to play in Friday night’s national championship game.
  • Daugherty, #2 Ashland Too Much for Bentley; Falcons Fall in National Semifinals
    March 21, 2012
    Daugherty, #2 Ashland Too Much for Bentley; Falcons Fall in National Semifinals An outstanding season for the Bentley University women’s basketball team came to a disappointing end Wednesday night when the Falcon express was derailed by an even hotter Ashland University team that featured national player of the year candidate Kari Daugherty (Fresno, Ohio).
  • No. 5 Bentley Set for Elite Eight Encounter with No. 1 Ranked Wayne State
    March 20, 2012
    No. 5 Bentley Set for Elite Eight Encounter with No. 1 Ranked Wayne State While Bentley University’s Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame coach Barbara Stevens is no stranger to taking a team to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight, last year’s trip to St. Joseph, Mo. was a new experience for all the players. That won’t be the case when the 2012 Elite Eight is held this week at St. Mary’s University’s Greeley Arena. Of the 14 players on this year’s Bentley squad, eleven are making a return trip to the Elite Eight and eight received game experience in a first-round loss to eventual national champion Clayton State.
  • Battista Selected for 2nd All-America Award in as Many Days
    March 20, 2012
    Battista Selected for 2nd All-America Award in as Many Days Bentley University sophomore Lauren Battista (North Easton, Mass./ Oliver Ames HS), who has helped lead the Falcons into the NCAA Division II national semifinals, has been selected for a second All-America award in as many days.
  • Comeback Kids Do It Again! Bentley Comes Back from 19 Down to Reach National Semifinals
    March 20, 2012
    Comeback Kids Do It Again! Bentley Comes Back from 19 Down to Reach National Semifinals For the third time in as many games, the Bentley University women’s basketball staged a masterful comeback with the 72-67 win over the nation’s top-ranked team, Wayne State College (Neb.), Tuesday afternoon in the opening round of the 2012 NCAA Division II Elite Eight propelling the Falcons into the national semifinals for the first time since 2003 and the eighth time in the program’s history.
  • Battista Named Division II State Farm Coaches All-America by WBCA
    March 19, 2012
    Battista Named Division II State Farm Coaches All-America by WBCA Bentley University sophomore forward Lauren Battista (North Easton, Mass./ Oliver Ames HS) , who has led the Falcons into the NCAA Division II Elite Eight, has been named to the 2012 State Farm Division II Coaches All-America team by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). The announcement was made tonight at the Elite Eight Banquet at the Buckhorn Saloon and Museum.
  • Wicked Local Waltham: 'Bentley University women's basketball team gears up for Elite 8 in San Antonio'
    March 15, 2012
    Wicked Local Waltham: 'Bentley University women's basketball team gears up for Elite 8 in San Antonio' Scott Souza, sports editor for the Waltham News Tribune and Wicked Local Waltham, wrote about excitement surrounding the women's basketball team heading to San Antonio for the Elite Eight. This article appeared on www.wickedlocal.com/waltham on March 14.
  • Boston Globe: 'Second-half surge carries Bentley to the Elite Eight'
    March 13, 2012
    Boston Globe: 'Second-half surge carries Bentley to the Elite Eight' Boston Globe sportswriter Craig Larson covered Monday's NCAA Division II East Regional final, won by the Falcons with an amazing second-half comeback. Here's his story, which appeared in the Mar. 13 edition of the paper, and online at: http://shar.es/pXoDP
  • Wicked Local Waltham: 'Falcons win back-to-back East Regional women’s basketball titles'
    March 13, 2012
    Wicked Local Waltham: 'Falcons win back-to-back East Regional women’s basketball titles' Scott Souza, sports editor of the Waltham News Tribune, covered Monday night's NCAA Div. II East Regional championship game, which Bentley won to earn a 12th regional championship. Here's his article, which appeared on the paper's website at: http://shar.es/pXgMn.
  • Huge 2nd Half Lifts Bentley to 2nd Straight NCAA Division II East Region Title
    March 12, 2012
    Huge 2nd Half Lifts Bentley to 2nd Straight NCAA Division II East Region Title For the second straight year, the Bentley University women’s basketball team is headed for the NCAA Division II Elite Eight! The Falcons punched their ticket to San Antonio by using their most prolific half of the season (58 points on 67 percent shooting) to overcome a 12-point deficit and went on to record an 84-73 win over sixth-seeded Holy Family University Monday night at the Dana Center in the championship game of the NCAA Division II East Regional.
  • Wicked Local Waltham: 'Spectacular finish sends Falcons to Division II East women's basketball final'
    March 11, 2012
    Wicked Local Waltham: 'Spectacular finish sends Falcons to Division II East women's basketball final' Scott Souza, sports editor for the Waltham News Tribune and Wicked Local Waltham, covered Saturday's thrilling game in the NCAA Division II East Regional semis. Here's his recap, which appeared on the website Sunday,
  • Top-seeded Bentley, No.6 Holy Family Set to Battle Monday for Elite Eight Berth
    March 11, 2012
    Top-seeded Bentley, No.6 Holy Family Set to Battle Monday for Elite Eight Berth Exactly four months after the two clubs opened the season against each other in a game played at UMass-Lowell, Bentley University and Holy Family University will meet once again Monday night, but this time, the stakes will be much higher. This one, in the championship game of the 2012 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball East Regional, will be for a trip to San Antonio and a berth in the Elite Eight (Mar.20-23). Tip-off at the Dana Center is set for 7 pm.
  • #5 Bentley Scores Final 7 to Survive, Reaches NCAA Div. II East Regional Final for 18th Time in 25 Years
    March 10, 2012
    #5 Bentley Scores Final 7 to Survive, Reaches NCAA Div. II East Regional Final for 18th Time in 25 Years Sophomore forward Jacqui Brugliera (Fitchburg/Wachusett Reg. HS) capped a game-ending 7-0 run with an offensive rebound and put-back with 6.8 seconds left to give Bentley University a hard-fought 54-52 win over Franklin Pierce University in the semifinals of the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball East Regional Saturday night at the Dana Center.
  • After Successful Friday, Bentley Falcons Look to Continue Run Saturday in NCAA Championship Action & Atlantic Hockey Playoffs
    March 10, 2012
    After Successful Friday, Bentley Falcons Look to Continue Run Saturday in NCAA Championship Action & Atlantic Hockey Playoffs In venues from the Dana Center to Rochester, N.Y. to Mankato, Minn., Bentley University teams and athletes will be in action Saturday, competing in NCAA Championships and the Atlantic Hockey Playoffs. Women's basketball will be taking on Franklin Pierce in the second round of te NCAA Regional, hockey will be attempting to sweep past RIT in the AHA playoffs and Amy Varsell will be running the 800 in the NCAA Track Championships.
  • Bentley, Franklin Pierce Set for 4th Meeting, This Time in NCAA Regional Semis
    March 10, 2012
    Bentley, Franklin Pierce Set for 4th Meeting, This Time in NCAA Regional Semis No introductions will be necessary when Bentley University hosts Franklin Pierce University Saturday at 7:30 pm in the second half of a semifinal doubleheader in the 2012 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball East Region championship.
  • Waltham News Tribune: 'Bentley University women's basketball team has sights on NCAA repeat'
    March 09, 2012
    Waltham News Tribune: 'Bentley University women's basketball team has sights on NCAA repeat' Scott Souza, sports editor of the Waltham News Tribune, recently spoke with Bentley women's basketball coach Barbara Stevens and two of her players, Katherine Goodwin and Courtney Finn, about this weekend's NCAA Regional. This article ran in the Friday edition of the paper and online at www.wickedlocal.com/waltham.
  • Top-Seeded Bentley Uses Balance to Move into NCAA Regional Semis, 77-58, over UDC
    March 09, 2012
    Top-Seeded Bentley Uses Balance to Move into NCAA Regional Semis, 77-58, over UDC Five players scored in double figures, with Daktronics East Region Player of the Year Lauren Battista (North Easton/Oliver Ames HS) and junior guard Courtney Finn (Winthrop/ Winthrop HS) leading the way with 16 apiece, as Bentley University cruised to a 77-58 win over the University of the District of Columbia in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball East Regional Friday night at the Dana Center.
  • Championship Friday: NCAAs in Women’s Basketball & Track, and Atlantic Hockey Playoffs
    March 09, 2012
    Championship Friday: NCAAs in Women’s Basketball & Track, and Atlantic Hockey Playoffs A busy Friday in Bentley University athletics features Day 1 of the 2012 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball East Regional at the Dana Center. The defending champion Bentley Falcons will begin defense of their title against the University of the District of Columbia at 6 pm, but that’s only one of four games being played today at the Dana Center. Hockey opens an Atlantic Hockey playoff series at RIT, women's track standout Amy Varsell will compete in the NCAA Div. II Indoor Championships and women's lacrosse will be facing the nation's No. 1 ranked Division II tea,.
  • Top-Seeded Bentley Launches Defense of East Region Title Friday against First-Time Opponent
    March 08, 2012
    Top-Seeded Bentley Launches Defense of East Region Title Friday against First-Time Opponent Three wins a week ago earned the Bentley University women’s basketball team a second straight Northeast-10 Conference playoff title and the right to host this weekend’s NCAA Division II East Regional. Three wins in a four-day span, beginning on Friday, will produce a second consecutive East Regional championship and a return trip to the Elite Eight for coach Barbara Stevens’ club. The Falcons, ranked fifth nationally in this week’s USA Today/ESPN Division II coaches poll and riding a ten-game winning streak, will begin their defense of the East Regional title Friday at 6 pm against a team new to the region and one they’ve never before faced, the University of the District of Columbia Firebirds.
  • NCAA.com Features Bentley's Lauren Battista: One right decision
    March 08, 2012
    NCAA.com Features Bentley's Lauren Battista: One right decision Amy Farnum, writing for NCAA.com, profiled Bentley sophomore and Northeast-10 Player of the Year Lauren Battista on the eve of the NCAA Division II East Regional. Her article appeared on the Division II women's basketball page of www.NCAA.com.
  • Brockton Enterprise: 'Easton's Lauren Battista leads the way for Bentley University'
    March 07, 2012
    Brockton Enterprise: 'Easton's Lauren Battista leads the way for Bentley University' Brockton Enterprise sportswriter recently spoke to Bentley forward Lauren Battista, the Northeast-10 Player of the Year, and her coach, Barbara Stevens, about her outstanding sophomore season and her aspirations for the future. This article ran in the Mar. 7 edition of the Brockton Enterprise (www.enterprisenews.com).
  • Daktronics East Region Player of Year Added to List of Postseason Honors for Battista
    March 07, 2012
    Daktronics East Region Player of Year Added to List of Postseason Honors for Battista The list of postseason honors earned by Bentley sophomore women’s basketball standout Lauren Battista (North Easton/Oliver Ames HS) grew on Wednesday as the six-footer was named the Daktronics Division II East Region Player of the Year by the region’s sports information directors.
  • Bentley Moves Up to #5 in USA Today/ESPN/WBCA Division II Coaches’ Poll
    March 06, 2012
    Bentley Moves Up to #5 in USA Today/ESPN/WBCA Division II Coaches’ Poll The Northeast-10 champion Bentley University Falcons moved up one spot to fifth in the final USA Today/ESPN Division II women’s basketball coaches poll before the NCAA Division II Championships. The poll was announced this afternoon by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.
  • Easton Journal: 'Sky is the limit for Oliver Ames grad Lauren Battista'
    March 05, 2012
    Easton Journal: 'Sky is the limit for Oliver Ames grad Lauren Battista' John Quattrucci, sports writer for the Easton Journal, recently spoke to Bentley's Hall of Fame women's basketball coach about her standout sophomore and Norheast-10 Player of the Year, Lauren Battista. Here's his article, which appeared online at www.wickedlocal.com/easton, and in the Mar. 4 edition of the paper.
  • Battista Repeats as MVP as 6th-Ranked Bentley Repeats as NE-10 Champions in Convincing Fashion, 79-52
    March 04, 2012
    Battista Repeats as MVP as 6th-Ranked Bentley Repeats as NE-10 Champions in Convincing Fashion, 79-52 Sophomore forward Lauren Battista (North Easton/Oliver Ames HS), a repeat selection as tournament MVP, filled the stat sheet with 20 points, five rebounds, four steals and two blocks as top-seeded Bentley University captured its second straight Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball championship in convincing fashion, 79-52 over Southern Connecticut State University Sunday afternoon at the Dana Center.
  • Bentley Selected to Host NCAA Div. II Women’s Basketball East Regional for 2nd Straight Year
    March 04, 2012
    Bentley Selected to Host NCAA Div. II Women’s Basketball East Regional for 2nd Straight Year Defending regional champion Bentley University has been selected to host the 2012 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball East Regional and Hall of Fame coach Barbara Stevens’ club will be the regional’s number one seed after they captured the Northeast-10 Conference playoff championship Sunday afternoon.
  • Battle of Elite Sunday as 26-3 Bentley Hosts 24-4 Southern Connecticut in NE-10 Championship
    March 03, 2012
    Battle of Elite Sunday as 26-3 Bentley Hosts 24-4 Southern Connecticut in NE-10 Championship Bentley University has won nine straight, and 14 of its last 15, and possesses the region’s top record at 26-3. Southern Connecticut owns a seven game winning streak, is 22-1 since Dec. 1 and was responsible for the Falcons’ only home loss of the season. Combined, the two clubs are 50-7 this season.
  • Crowell 3-Balls Help #6 Bentley Survive in 2-OT, 69-65 over Franklin Pierce
    March 01, 2012
    Crowell 3-Balls Help #6 Bentley Survive in 2-OT, 69-65 over Franklin Pierce Junior forward Caleigh Crowell (Harwich/Worcester Academy) drained a game-tying three with 6.9 seconds left in regulation and added another big three during a 7-0 run to start the second overtime as Bentley University overcame frigid shooting to outlast Franklin Pierce University 69-65 in the Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball semifinals Thursday night at the Dana Center.
  • Bentley Women Resume NE-10 Playoffs with Semifinal Date with Franklin Pierce
    February 29, 2012
    Bentley Women Resume NE-10 Playoffs with Semifinal Date with Franklin Pierce The top-seeded Bentley University Falcons will resume their bid for a record 16th Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball playoff championship Thursday night when it hosts Franklin Pierce University in a semifinal match-up. Tip-off at the Dana Center is 7 pm.
  • Bentley Women’s Basketball Remains at No. 6 in USA Today/ESPN Division II Rankings
    February 28, 2012
    Bentley Women’s Basketball Remains at No. 6 in USA Today/ESPN Division II Rankings The Bentley University Falcons remained sixth in this week’s USA Today/ESPN Division II women’s basketball coaches poll, announced Tuesday by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. It’s the third straight week that the Falcons have been number six, and the 14th consecutive poll that has included Bentley in the top ten.
  • #6 Bentley Uses Balanced Attack to Advance in NE-10 Playoffs, 67-53 over AIC
    February 26, 2012
    #6 Bentley Uses Balanced Attack to Advance in NE-10 Playoffs, 67-53 over AIC Sophomore forward Lauren Battista (North Easton/Oliver Ames HS), the conference Player of the Year, scored 13 of her team-high 15 points in the second half and four teammates added between 9 and 13 points as top-seeded Bentley University topped number eight American International College, 67-53, in the quarterfinals of the Northeast-10 Conference Women’s Basketball Playoffs Sunday afternoon at the Dana Center.
  • #6 Bentley Begins Defense of NE-10 Playoff Title Sunday vs. AIC
    February 25, 2012
    #6 Bentley Begins Defense of NE-10 Playoff Title Sunday vs. AIC After closing out the regular season with a seven-game winning streak, the Bentley University women’s basketball team will begin its bid for a second straight Northeast-10 Conference playoff title on Sunday with a quarterfinal game against eighth-seeded American International College. Tip-off at the Dana Center is set for 1 pm.
  • Battista Named Northeast-10 Player of the Year;  Finn & Brugliera Also Earn All-NE-10 Honors
    February 23, 2012
    Battista Named Northeast-10 Player of the Year; Finn & Brugliera Also Earn All-NE-10 Honors One day after earning Capital One NCAA Division II Academic All-America® honors, Bentley University sophomore forward Lauren Battista (North Easton/Oliver Ames HS) has been selected by the conference coaches as the 2012 Northeast-10 Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Year.
  • Battista Selected as Capital One NCAA Division II Academic All-America®
    February 22, 2012
    Battista Selected as Capital One NCAA Division II Academic All-America® Bentley University forward Lauren Battista (North Easton/ Oliver Ames HS) has been selected to the 2012 Capital One NCAA Division II Academic All-America® women’s basketball second team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). She was the only sophomore amongst the 15 Division II players who were honored with Academic All-America honors.
  • Bentley Remains No. 1 in NCAA Div. II Women’s Basketball East Region Rankings
    February 22, 2012
    Bentley Remains No. 1 in NCAA Div. II Women’s Basketball East Region Rankings The Bentley University Falcons, who clinched the Northeast-10 Conference regular season championship and the number one seed in the upcoming NE-10 playoffs, remained first in the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball East Region rankings of the season, which were released Wednesday afternoon.
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