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2010-11 Bentley University Women's Basketball News

  • Brennan, Tracey Named Bentley’s Outstanding Senior Athletes
    June 15, 2011
    Former Bentley University basketball standouts Kim Brennan (Locust Valley, N.Y./Locust Valley HS) and Brian Tracey (Bow Mar, Colo./Heritage HS) were recently named the Outstanding Senior Athletes at Bentley University.
  • Brennan Selected for Academic All-Northeast-10 Honors for 3rd Time
    May 19, 2011
    Senior guard Kim Brennan (Locust Valley, N.Y./Locust Valley HS), the fifth leading scorer in Bentley University women’s basketball annals, was recently selected to the Academic All-Northeat-10 Conference team for the third consecutive season.
  • Bentley Ranked #8 in Final WBCA Division II Poll; Brugliera & Battista Recognized by Women’s D2 Bulletin
    March 31, 2011
    The Bentley University Falcons finished eighth in the final USA Today/ESPN Division II Women’s Basketball national coaches poll of the season, which was conducted by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. It was the Falcons’ first appearance in a season’s final poll since 2007 and the team’s highest end-of-the-season ranking since they were number two in 2003.
  • Stevens Named Russell/WBCA Region 1 Coach of the Year
    March 26, 2011
    Bentley University women’s basketball coach Barbara Stevens has been named the Russell/WBCA Division II Region 1 Coach of the Year by the Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year. It’s the eighth time that the Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer has been selected as the region’s top coach, the first time since 2003.
  • Clayton State’s Pressure & 3-Point Shooting Too Much for Bentley; Falcons Fall 84-61 in Elite Eight
    March 22, 2011
    The combination of forty minutes of full court pressure, 16 second-chance points and sizzling shooting from three during the second half was too much for the Bentley University Falcons Tuesday afternoon, with the Falcons falling to 33-1 Clayton State University, 84-61, in the opening game of the 2011 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Elite Eight at the St. Joseph Civic Arena. But nonetheless,it was an outstanding season for the Falcons.
  • Women's Basketball in the News
    March 22, 2011
    Here are some recent newspaper articles previewing Bentley's appearance in the NCAA Division II Elite Eight. Today's game starts at 1 pm ET, and links for live video and live stats are available at www.bentleyfalcons.com and www.ncaa.com.
  • #15 Bentley Set for Elite Eight Showdown with #2 Clayton State
    March 20, 2011
    In their last visit to St. Joseph, Mo. and the NCAA Division II Elite Eight, the Bentley University women’s basketball team was stunned when South Dakota State used a buzzer-beating banked-in three-pointer that forced overtime and propelled the Jackrabbits to an overtime win in the national semifinals.
  • Tickets for NCAA Div. II Women’s Elite Eight On Sale Today & Tomorrow at Dana Center
    March 17, 2011
    Tickets are now available for sale for the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketballl Elite Eight, being held next week in St. Joseph, Mo., at the Bentley University’s Dana Center Athletics Office. Tickets are on sale today until 5 pm and will also be available Friday from 9-5 pm.
  • Bentley Women Take on Pace in Battle for NCAA Div.II East Region Title
    March 15, 2011
    It’s been eight years since the Bentley University women’s basketball team won their 10th regional championship and made their most recent trip to the Elite Eight. Coach Barbara Stevens and her team will be looking to end that drought tonight when they host sixth-seeded Pace University in an All-Northeast-10 NCAA Division II East Regional final.
  • Brennan Scores Final Seven as #15 Bentley Earns Return Trip to Elite Eight
    March 15, 2011
    Big time players made big time plays,” said Bentley University women’s basketball coach Barbara Stevens after her team rallied past Pace University, 64-61, to earn their first trip to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight since 2003. And that is exactly what senior guard and Regional Most Outstanding Player Kim Brennan (Locust Valley, N.Y./Locust Valley HS) did in the final minute of the NCAA Division II East Region championship game Tuesday night at the Dana Center.
  • Bentley Seeks Two Regional Championships, Can Make NCAA History Tuesday Night
    March 14, 2011
    Since the inception of the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Championships in 1982, no team in what is currently the East Region has captured both the men’s regional championship and the women’s regional championship in the same year. That could change Tuesday night when Bentley University plays for both crowns at its own Dana Center. The Falcons will take on Pace University at 6 pm in the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball East Regional title game and will play Bloomfield College at 8:30 pm in the Men’s regional final.
  • Bentley Set to Battle Assumption for Berth in Regional Final
    March 13, 2011
    Following Friday night’s 75-67 win over C.W. Post, the Bentley University women’s basketball team will be seeking its first trip to the NCAA Division II East Region championship game since 2007 when it hosts Assumption College Sunday afternoon at the Dana Center.
  • Six Score in Doubles as Bentley Reaches NCAA Regional Final for 17th Time in 24 Years, 77-64 over Assumption
    March 13, 2011
    Freshman forwards Jacqui Brugliera (Fitchburg/Wachusett Reg. HS) and Lauren Battista (North Easton/Oliver Ames HS) each had double-doubles, and four teammates joined them in double figures as the top-seeded Bentley University women’s basketball team reached the NCAA Division II East Regional championship game with a 77-64 semifinal win over fourth-seeded Assumption College Sunday afternoon at the Dana Center.
  • Brugliera Leads Strong Effort by First-Year Players as Bentley Tops C.W. Post in NCAA Regional Opener
    March 11, 2011
    Freshman forward Jacqui Brugliera (Fitchburg/Wachusett Reg. HS) amassed 25 points and 13 rebounds, and three other first-year players combined for 31 points and 18 rebounds, as Bentley University, the number one seed in the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball East Regional, advanced with a wire-to-wire 75-67 win over C.W. Post Friday evening at the Dana Center.
  • Eight Teams, One Goal as NCAA Division II Women’s East Regional Tips Off Friday
    March 10, 2011
    Eight women’s basketball teams will gather at Bentley University’s Dana Athletic Center this weekend with one common goal. All will be attempting to earn a trip to St. Joseph, Mo. for the 2011 NCAA Division II Elite Eight.
  • Bentley Women Climb to 15th in USA Today/ESPN Div. II Rankings
    March 08, 2011
    The Bentley University women’s basketball will enter this weekend’s NCAA Division II East Regional ranked 15th in the latest USA Today/ESPN Division II coaches poll, which was announced Tuesday by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.
  • Bentley Selected to Host NCAA Div. II Women’s Basketball East Regional
    March 06, 2011
    Bentley University has been selected to host the 2011 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball East Regional and the Falcons will be the regional’s number one seed after they captured the Northeast-10 Conference playoff championship Sunday afternoon.
  • Freshman Forwards & Brennan Lead #17 Bentley to 15th NE-10 Tourney Title, 85-71 over Franklin Pierce
    March 06, 2011
    Freshman forwards Lauren Battista (North Easton/Oliver Ames HS) and Jacqui Brugliera (Fitchburg/Wachusett Reg. HS) combined for 40 points, and senior guard Kim Brennan (Locust Valley, N.Y./Locust Valley HS) provided 17 points and seven assists, as Bentley University captured the Northeast-10 Conference Women’s Basketball Championship for the 15th time in 30 years, 85-71 over two-time defending champion Franklin Pierce University Sunday afternoon at the Dana Center.
  • Battista, Brennan & Finn Team for 58 as #1 Bentley Reaches NE-10 Finals for 22nd Time
    March 04, 2011
    The Bentley University women’s basketball team had their own “big three” Friday night as the Falcons reached the championship game of the Northeast-10 Conference Playoffs for the 22nd time in the event’s 30-year history.
  • Appearance in NE-10 Women’s Title Tilt at Stake as #17 Bentley Hosts Saint Rose Friday
    March 03, 2011
    One of the few low spots in what has been an outstanding 23-4 season thus far for the Bentley University women’s basketball team came at The College of Saint Rose’s Daniel P. Nolan Gymnasium back in late January, the Falcons dropping a 70-60 decision to the Golden Knights in a game they trailed from the opening basket.
  • Waltham News Tribune: 'Falcons advance to NE-10 women's basketball semifinals'
    March 03, 2011
    Scott Souza, sports editor of the Waltham News Tribune, covered Tuesday nght's Northeast-10 playoff game between the Bentley Falcons and Southern New Hampshire, won by the Falcons 83-61. Here's his report, which appeared online at www.wickedlocal.com/waltham and will also appear in the Friday edition of the Waltham News Tribune.
  • Status Quo at Top of East Regional Rankings: Bentley Men #1, Women #2
    March 02, 2011
    Four days before Selection Sunday, there was no change at the top of the NCAA Division II East Region rankings with the Bentley University men’s basketball team remaining at number one and the Falcon women number two for the second straight week. The rankings include games through Sunday, Feb. 27.
  • Bentley Women Move to 17th in This Week’s USA Today/ESPN Division II Coaches Poll
    March 01, 2011
    The Bentley University women’s basketball team has climbed three notches to 17th in the latest USA Today/ESPN Division II national coaches poll that was announced Tuesday afternoon by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.
  • Brennan Scores 20 as #17 Bentley Shoots Down Southern N.H. in NE-10 Quarters, 83-61
    March 01, 2011
    Senior All-Conference guard Kim Brennan (Locust Valley, N.Y./Locust Valley HS) led five double-figure scorers with 20 points and Bentley University set a tournament record for field goal percentage (.625) as the top-seeded Falcons reached the semifinals of the Northeast-10 Conference Women’s Basketball Championships with an 83-61 win over ninth-seeded Southern New Hampshire University Tuesday night at the Dana Center.
  • Brugliera Named Northeast-10 Rookie of the Week for the 7th Time
    February 28, 2011
    Three days after being named the conference’s Rookie of the Year, Bentley University freshman forward Jacqui Brugliera (Fitchburg/Wachusett Reg. HS) has been selected as the Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week for the seventh time.
  • Top-Seeded Bentley Falcons Set to Host Southern New Hampshire Tuesday in NE-10 Playoff Opener
    February 28, 2011
    The Bentley University women’s basketball team, days after capturing the Northeast-10 Conference regular season championship, will begin its bid for a record 15th NE-10 playoff title Tuesday night when the top-seeded Falcons host number nine Southern New Hampshire University in a quarterfinal game. Tip-off at the Dana Center is 7 pm, with live stats and video available at www.bentleyfalcons.com.
  • Brugliera, Stevens Capture Major NE-10 Awards
    February 25, 2011
    Bentley University freshman forward Jacqui Brugliera (Fitchburg/ Wachusett Reg. HS), who helped the Falcons capture their first regular season conference championship in eight years, was named the Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Year in the Northeast-10 Conference on Friday, and her coach, Barbara Stevens, was selected as the conference’s top coach.
  • Latest Regional Rankings Announced; Bentley Men Stay #1, Women Drop to #2
    February 23, 2011
    The NCAA has announced its latest regional rankings for Division II basketball, and the Bentley University men’s team remained first in the East Region for the fifth straight week. The Falcon women dropped from first to second after Saturday’s 90-87 overtime loss to Franklin Pierce, which is ranked number three this week.
  • Brugliera & Finn Come Up Big as #20 Bentley Rallies to Capture Northeast-10 Championship
    February 23, 2011
    Freshman forward Jacqui Brugliera (Fitchburg/Wachusett Reg. HS) powered her way to 21 points, a career-high 18 rebounds and a career-best six blocks, and sophomore guard Courtney Finn (Winthrop/Winthrop HS) nailed two big second-half threes, as Bentley University wrapped up the 2010-11 Northeast-10 Conference women’s basketball regular season championship with a 59-47 win over Stonehill Wednesday night at the Merkert Gymnasium.
  • Brugliera Named NE-10 Rookie of the Week for the 6th Time
    February 21, 2011
    For the sixth time this season, Bentley University forward Jacqui Brugliera (Fitchburg/Wachusett Reg. HS) has been recognized as the Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week in the Northeast-10 Conference.
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