Women's Basketball Shoots For 10th Pac-10 Title
Nov. 9, 2000
The 2000-01 Stanford University women's basketball team takes to the floor for the first time tonight against RTU Clondica Riga of Latvia in a 7:30 p.m. exhibition game at Maples Pavilion ... The Latvian team is 0-4 in its West Coast tour with losses to Oregon (85-56, Nov. 3), Oregon State (99-56, Nov. 4), Washington (98-84, Nov. 6) and Santa Clara (99-74, Nov. 8) ... The matchup is Stanford's only tune-up before it opens the regular season at Bay Area rival Saint Mary's College on Friday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Maples Pavilion ... The Cardinal, which is ranked No. 14 in the USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Preseason Poll, has won nine of the last 12 Pacific-10 Conference titles and was picked to win the conference in the annual preseason coaches and media polls ... Stanford returns seven letter-winners and four starters from a squad that went 21-9 last season, finished tied for second in the conference at 13-5 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... The Cardinal also welcomes a five-person recruiting class that was ranked among the nation's best.
A LOOK FORWARD:
Head coach Tara VanDerveer, who is just three wins shy of 500 for her career, welcomes back all-conference honorable mention selections Carolyn Moos and Lauren St. Clair as the Cardinal fields one of its deepest squads in the last few years ... Moos, a senior center, led the Cardinal in scoring at 12.4 points per game and led the team in rebounding for the second straight season at 5.4 per game ... St. Clair anchored a 3-point shooting attack that rewrote the Stanford record book, and helped the Cardinal finish second in the nation in 3-point percentage at 40.8 (213-of-522) ... Senior Sarah Dimson and junior Bethany Donaphin, who both started more than half of the Cardinal's games last year, each shot better than 50 percent from the field in 1999-2000 and ranked 2-3 on the team in rebounding (Donaphin 5.4 pg, Dimson 4.5) ... Junior Lindsey Yamasaki was a Pac-10 All-Freshman selection and the team's leading scorer two years ago, while 6-foot-7 junior Cori Enghusen and junior forward Enjoli Izidor both improved their scoring and rebounding outputs a year ago ... These eight letter-winners will be joined by a freshman class that included four 1999-2000 Parade Magazine Prep All-Americans ... Forward Nicole Powell was a starter for the USA Basketball Women's Junior World Championship Qualifying Team this summer, while point guard Susan King joined Powell as invitees to the WBCA National High School All-Star Game ... Forward/center Chelsea Trotter was a fourth team all-American last season and led her high school (Brea-Olinda) to three straight California Division II state titles, forward Becky Bonner is a prep all-American out of New Hampshire who averaged a triple-double as a junior and guard/forward Katie Denny was one of the top prep players in Northern California the last two seasons.
A LOOK BACK:
Stanford posted yet another successful campaign in 1999-2000, making its 13th straight NCAA Tournament appearance and winning 20 games for the 12th time in the last 13 seasons ... The Cardinal finished 21-9 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA West Regional in Athens, Georgia ... The Cardinal defeated 24th-ranked Michigan 81-74 in a first round overtime thriller before falling in the second round to top-seeded and fourth-ranked Georgia 83-64 on the Bulldogs' home floor ... Stanford finished the year an impressive 5-3 record against ranked opposition, and defeated a top 10 team (#7 Iowa State) at Maples Pavilion for the seventh straight year ... In Pac-10 play, Stanford (13-5) finished a game behind Oregon and tied for second place with Arizona ... In the 14 years that the Pac-10 has sponsored women's basketball, the Cardinal has finished first or second on 11 occasions.
THE 1999-2000 SEASON BY THE NUMBERS:
After losing three of its first five, Stanford bounced back to win 19 of its next 25 en route to a 21-9 overall mark and its 12th 20-win season in the last 13 years ... Over the last five seasons, Stanford owns a 123-32 record and .794 winning percentage ... Both the Cardinal's win total and winning percentage during that span rank among the best in Division I women's basketball ... The Cardinal also finished tied for second in the Pac-10 at 13-5, and have lost five Pac-10 games or fewer in 13 of the 14 seasons that the conference has sponsored women's basketball ... Stanford has placed first, second or third in the Pac-10 each of the last 13 seasons, including 11 top two finishes ... The 1-1 record in the NCAA Tournament last year gives Stanford an all-time post-season record of 33-15 (.688), including a 33-12 (.733) mark in NCAA post-season competition ... Stanford's legendary home dominance also carried over to the 1999-2000 season as the Cardinal won 12 of its 14 games at Maples Pavilion, including eight of nine in conference play ... Stanford's all-time home record is now 278-70 (.799), including a 144-10 (.935) record over the last 10 seasons and 68-7 (.907) over the last five campaigns.
1999-2000 HONOR ROLL:
Jamie Carey became the third Cardinal to be named Pacific-10 Conference Freshman of the Year when she earned the honor last March ... Carey, who averaged 11.0 points, 3.0 assists and shot an impressive 45.5 (81-of-178) percent from 3-point range, joined Val Whiting (1989-90) and Rachel Hemmer (1991-92) as the only Cardinal players to earn that honor ... In addition, senior Milena Flores, who is now a member of the WNBA's Miami Sol, was named First Team All-Pac-10 for the second consecutive season ... Flores, who became the first player in Pac-10 history to win three consecutive conference assist titles, is just the 10th player in Stanford history to earn first team all-conference honors in consecutive seasons ... Stanford's Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 selections were Carey, Carolyn Moos and conference 3-point shooting champion Lauren St. Clair ... On the academic front, Flores was named to the GTE Academic All-District VIII First Team as well as being named First Team Pac-10 All-Academic for the second consecutive season ... In the three seasons the Political Science major was eligible for Pac-10 All-Academic honors (freshmen do not qualify), she was named to the First Team twice and Honorable Mention once ... Stanford also had three Honorable Mention Pac-10 All-Academic selections - Bethany Donaphin, Moos and St. Clair.
Stanford is ranked 14th in the USA Today/ESPN Top 25 Preseason poll released on Nov. 6 ... That ranking is the highest of any school on the West Coast ... The Cardinal finished last season ranked 29th in both the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll (42 votes) and the Associated Press Poll (32 votes) ... The ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll was released following the NCAA Tournament (Apr. 3), while the final AP Poll came out at the end of the regular season (Mar. 13) ... The Cardinal was in and out of both polls all season long (Coaches: Nov. 22-Dec. 6, Jan. 17-30, AP:Nov. 22-Dec. 6, Jan. 24-30, Feb. 7-13, Feb. 28-Mar. 5), peaking at No. 20 in the AP Poll and No. 21 in the Coaches Poll on Nov. 29 ... But being unranked had its advantages for the Cardinal ... Stanford went 18-4 (.818) when not ranked in the Associated Press top 25 and 3-5 (.375) when ranked ... In the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll, the Cardinal went 19-6 (.760) when unranked and 2-3 (.400) when ranked.
VANDERVEER JUST THREE WINS SHY OF #500:
Tara VanDerveer - one of the most accomplished coaches in both collegiate and international women's basketball history - needs just three more victories to reach 500 for her illustrious career ... The head coach of the gold-medal winning 1996 United States Olympic Team and three-time National Coach of the Year (1988, '89, '90) has rolled up a 497-142 (.778) record in 20-plus years of collegiate coaching, including a 345-91 (.791) record on The Farm ... During her time at Stanford, VanDerveer has led Stanford to two national titles, five Final Four appearances, 12 NCAA Tournament appearances and nine Pac-10 titles ... Prior to Stanford, VanDerveer recorded a 42-14 (.750) record and one post-season appearance in two seasons at Idaho (1978-80) and a 110-37 (.748) mark and two NCAA Tournament appearances in five years at Ohio State (1980-85) ... The 1998 inductee into the Women's Sports Foundation Hall of Fame has coached two Naismith Players of the Year (Jennifer Azzi & Kate Starbird), five Kodak All-Americans and 22 All-Pac-10 selections during her tenure on The Farm ... In seven head coaching stints with the USA Basketball program, VanDerveer has compiled an 88-8 (.917) record to go along with four gold medals and one bronze.
The Stanford women's basketball team will appear on live television 13 times during the 2000-01 season ... The November 20th home opener against Santa Clara will be the first of nine games televised by the Fox Sports Network, while Bay TV will broadcast four games ... Stanford will also have two radio outlets this season ... Veteran minor league baseball announcer Dave Raymond will call all 28 regular season and all post-season games on www.gostanford.com, while Eric Harp and Lilla Toal will broadcast every game for Stanford student station KZSU (90.1 FM).
CAREY'S CAREER CUT SHORT:
The Stanford University women's basketball program announced on Tuesday, November 7th that Jamie Carey has ended her collegiate career because of recurrent concussions ... In her one year in the women's basketball program, Carey turned in one of the finest freshman seasons in Stanford history ... She was named the 1999-2000 Pacific-10 Conference Freshman of the Year and earned Freshman All-America honors from Basketball News, Women's Basketball Journal and Women's Basketball News Service ... She set a Stanford single season 3-point record with 81, and finished 14th in the nation and second in the conference in 3-point percentage at 45.5 (81-of-178) ... Carey, who will remain a Stanford student, also ranked 12th in the nation in 3-pointers per game with 2.8 as she helped lead the Cardinal to a 21-9 record and the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... In 29 games - all starts at the off-guard position - she averaged 11.0 points, 3.0 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game. Just last week, Carey was named to the 2000-2001 Preseason All-Pacific-10 Conference Team.
CAN THE 3-POINT TEAR CONTINUE?:
Stanford's success with the 3-point shot last winter culminated with the 1999-2000 squad breaking the Pac-10 and school single season records for 3's in a season ... Jamie Carey's 3-pointer with 12 minutes, 26 seconds remaining in the first half of the Cardinal's NCAA Tournament win over Michigan on Mar. 18 was the team's 206th of the season to shatter the old Pac-10 and Stanford mark of 205 established in 1996-97 ... Stanford finished with 213 3-pointers in 30 games (7.10 pg), while the '96-'97 team needed 36 games to reach 205 (5.69 pg) ... It was also only fitting that Carey, the 1999-2000 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, was the one to break the record ... The Cardinal freshman made 81 of the 213 3-pointers to set the school record for 3's in a season ... She shattered Vanessa Nygaard's old mark of 75 (1995-96) in the regular season finale vs. Arizona State on Mar. 11 ... The 81 3's is also the third highest single season total in Pac-10 history ... As a team, Stanford finished second in all of Division I women's basketball in 3-point percentage at 40.8 (213-of-522), which trailed only Connecticut's 42.5 (200-of-471) ... In addition, Stanford's team 3-point percentage (40.8) was higher than the overall field goal percentage of five Pac-10 teams (Oregon State 40.6, Washington State 39.8, USC 39.4, Washington 38.7 and California 37.7) ... Stanford also finished 15th in the nation in 3-pointers per game with 7.10 ... Stanford's 40.8 percent was also nearly three percentage points better than the second best 3-point shooting team in the Pac-10 (Arizona, 37.9, 162-of-427), and the highest Pac-10 total since Washington shot 41.7 (80-of-192) percent from long distance in 1990-91 ... In Pac-10 games, Stanford's 42.4 (137-of-323) percent shooting from behind the arc was almost five percentage points better than second place Washington State's 37.7 (87-of-231) ... The Cardinal's 137 treys in Pac-10 games easily shattered its old conference mark of 114 set in 1993-94 (114-of-270).
2000-01 PLAYER NOTES:
#00 Chelsea Trotter (Fr., F/C, 6-3): Very versatile athlete ... 2000 Parade Magazine Fourth Team All-America ... Honorable Mention Women's Basketball Coaches Association All-America ... Led Brea-Olinda High School to three consecutive California Division II State Championships.
#10 Becky Bonner (Fr., F, 6-2): Strong fundamental player ... 2000 Parade Magazine Third Team All-America ... 2000 Gatorade New Hampshire Player of the Year ... Averaged a triple-double of 28.4 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists per game in her junior season at Concord High School.
#14 Nicole Powell (Fr., F, 6-2): Versatile athlete who can play any position ... Starting forward and leading rebounder for the USA Basketball Women's Junior World Championship Qualifying Team that won gold this summer ... 2000 Parade Magazine First Team All-America ... Played in the WBCA National High School All-Star Game.
#22 Enjoli Izidor (Jr., F, 6-0): Key contributor off the bench last season ... Appeared in all 30 games in a reserve role, and averaged 4.2 points and 2.6 rebounds per game ... Scored a career-high 14 points in season opener vs. San Francisco, and tied that mark on Feb. 24 vs. Washington State ... Played career-high 37 minutes vs. Tennessee on Nov. 27, and had seven points and five boards.
#24 Susan King (Fr., G, 5-7): One of the top point guards in the nation last season ... Women's Basketball Coaches Association and USA Today First Team All-America last season ... Invited to participate in the WBCA National High School All-Star Game ... Named Minnesota's 'Miss Basketball.'
#25 Lindsey Yamasaki (Jr., G, 6-1): Explosive scorer appeared in 23 games off the bench last season after joining the team at conclusion of the volleyball season ... Has recovered from a stress fracture to her left food suffered over the summer ... Averaged 6.7 points and 3.1 rebounds in an average of 15.0 minutes per game ... Less than two weeks after rejoining the team, had season-high 18 points in just 25 minutes on Jan. 6 at Arizona State ... Pulled down career-high 12 rebounds on Mar. 3 at UCLA, and shattered the previous high of nine by grabbing 11 in the first half alone.
#32 Katie Denny (Fr., G/F, 6-1): Outstanding outside shooter from nearby Pacific Grove, California ... Set a Monterey County record for points in a single game last year when she scored 52 of her team's 65 ... Named to the California Division IV All-State team.
#33 Sarah Dimson (Sr., F, 6-0): Tenacious rebounder played in all 30 games, and started 18 at either small or power forward in 1999-2000 ... Averaged 5.1 points and 4.5 rebounds per game ... Shot a team-high 55.5 (61-of-110) percent from the floor, and 58.7 (37-of-65) in conference games ... Career field goal percentage is an impressive 56.0 (158-of-282) ... Had career-high 11 rebounds on Dec. 18 vs. Western Michigan and Dec. 20 at Pacific.
#41 Bethany Donaphin (Jr., F, 6-2): Powerful post player averaged 9.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game last season ... Honorable Mention Pac-10 All-Academic selection appeared in all 30 games, including 21 starts at power forward ... Ranked 15th in the Pac-10 in rebounding (5.4) ... Shot 52.4 (111-of-212) percent from the floor, and has a career field goal percentage of 52.8 (187-of-354) ... Was dominant in Stanford's upset win over then-No. 7 Iowa State on Nov. 21, with a career-high 26 points and nine rebounds.
#42 Lauren St. Clair (Jr., G/F, 6-0): Emerged as one of the top 3-point shooters in the nation after missing most of her freshman season due to injury ... Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 and Pac-10 All-Academic selection ranked first in the Pac-10 and ninth in the nation in 3-point percentage at 46.6 (61-of-131) percent, which ranked as the second best single season total in Pac-10 history and fifth best in Pac-10 history ... Her career 3-point percentage of 43.4 (66-of-152) is also the fifth best in Pac-10 history ... Also shot an amazing 53.1 (43-of-81) percent from long distance in conference games ... Played in all 30 games, including 22 starts, and averaged 9.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per outing ... Made five or more 3's in a game on six occasions ... In Stanford's eight games vs. ranked opponents, shot 62.5 (25-of-40) percent from behind the arc ... Had career-highs of 25 points and nine rebounds in amazing comeback win over Oregon on Jan. 15 ... In that game, Stanford trailed the Ducks 36-10 and posted the biggest comeback in program history to win 78-62 ... Also had 17 points, a career-high six assists and five 3's in upset win over then-No. 7 Iowa State on Nov. 21.
#51 Cori Enghusen (Jr., C, 6-7): Appeared in 29 games off the bench, and averaged 3.4 points and 2.1 rebounds per game last year ... Had career-high 12 points and seven rebounds in just 16 minutes vs. Oregon State on Jan. 13 ... Pulled down career-high seven rebounds vs. Washington State on Feb. 24.
#53 Carolyn Moos (Sr., F/C, 6-6): Named 1999-2000 Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 after averaging team-highs of 12.4 points and 5.5 rebounds per contest ... Played in all 30 games, including 29 starts at center ... Ranked ninth in the Pac-10 in blocks (0.90), 10th in scoring (12.4) and 13th in rebounding (5.5) ... Also named Honorable Mention Pac-10 All-Academic ... Only Stanford player to earn Pac-10 Player of the Week honors during the 1999-2000 season, as she was honored for the period from Dec. 20-Jan. 2 after averaging 16.3 points and 5.8 rebounds over four games ... Poured in career-high 23 points and pulled down 12 rebounds vs. Western Michigan on Dec. 18 ... Scored in double figures in nine straight games from Jan. 8-Feb. 10.