Women's Basketball Takes On Mount St. Mary's In Season Opener
Nov. 15, 2000
Stanford at Saint Mary's
November 17 - 7:30 p.m.
The Stanford University women's basketball program opens its 27th season on Friday night when it visits Bay Area rival Saint Mary's at 7:30 p.m. at McKeon Pavilion ... The game matches a pair of 1999-2000 post-season qualifiers and 20-game winners, as Stanford (21-9, 13-5 Pac-10) advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and Saint Mary's (20-10, 11-3 WCC) qualified for the second round of the WNIT ...The Cardinal (#12 AP/#14 Coaches Poll) is 16-10 all-time in season openers, and 5-5 in its last 10 ... This will mark the fourth straight season Stanford has opened a campaign away from Maples Pavilion, and seventh time in the last eight years ... The Cardinal, however, opened play in the Bay Area each of the last two seasons with the Nike Four In The Fall at San Jose Arena in 1998-99 and a contest at San Francisco last season ... Following Friday's game, the Cardinal returns home for a season-long five-game, 14-day homestand ... That stretch opens on Monday, November 20 against Santa Clara at 7:30 p.m., and also includes games against St. Joseph's, Pacific, San Francisco and Massachusetts.
Behind a triple-double from freshman Nicole Powell (Phoenix, AZ/Mountain Pointe HS), Stanford cruised to a 104-55 victory over RTU Clondica Riga of Latvia on Novembrer 9th in the team's only exhibition tune-up ... In just 29 minutes of play, Powell finished 13 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds ... Stanford went on a 38-14 run in the final 15 minutes of the first half en route to a commanding 51-27 halftime lead ... The Cardinal later went on a 15-4 run in the closing moments to push the final margin near 50 ... The Cardinal, which shot 55.7 (39-of-70) percent from the floor and out-rebounded the visitors 53-23, had six players in double figures ... Senior center Carolyn Moos (Wayzata, MN/Blake School) had 18 points, including 10-of-10 shooting from the charity stripe, while junior center Cori Enghusen (Bothell, WA/Inglemoor HS) had 18 points and six boards in only 14 minutes ... Juniors Lauren St. Clair (Philadelphia, PA/Mt. St. Joseph's Academy) and Enjoli Izidor (Seattle, WA/Roosevelt HS) added 11 points apiece and senior Sarah Dimson (Norman, OK/Norman HS) 10.
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 ... She enters the season fifth in career winning percentage (.778) and 16th in career victories (497) among active NCAA women's basketball head coaches ... 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.
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, the Women's Basketball Journal and the 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.
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 deeper squads ... 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 seven 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 with 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) mark over the last five campaigns.
Stanford is ranked No. 12 by the Associated Press and No. 14 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll ... Those rankings are the highest of any school on the West Coast ... The Cardinal finished last season ranked No. 29 in both the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll (42 votes) and the Associated Press Poll (32 votes) ... 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 ... Saint Mary's is not ranked.
VS. SAINT MARY'S
This is the sixth meeting between Stanford and Saint Mary's, and second in Moraga ... The Cardinal leads the series 5-0, though the teams have played just twice since 1990 ... The teams met on December 27th of last year at Maples Pavilion, and Stanford held the Gaels to 35.2 (19-of-54) percent shooting from the floor in a 77-65 victory ... Bethany Donaphin (New York, NY/Horace Mann HS) led the winners with 21 points and seven rebounds, while Milena Flores had nine steals to fall just one shy of the school single game record ... In the only previous meeting in Moraga, Stanford prevailed 61-54 on January 25, 1985.
The Stanford women's basketball team will appear on live television 13 times during the 2000-01 season, though Friday's season opener will not be televised ... 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).
2000-01 PLAYER NOTES
#00 Chelsea Trotter (Fr., F/C, 6-3): Very versatile athlete ... Did not play in the exhibition game because of the flu ... 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 ... Had an impressive collegiate debut vs. RTU Clondica Riga of Latvia, with nine points and seven boards in 20 minutes off the bench ... 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., G/F, 6-2): Had a spectacular collegiate debut in Nov. 9 exhibition game ... Turned in a triple-double of 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in only 29 minutes ... The only players in Stanford history to record a triple-double in the regular season are Jennifer Azzi (1/15/87) and Sonja Henning (3/26/91) ... Played point guard in that game because Susan King was out with the flu ... 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 ... Had 11 points, including two 3-pointers, in the exhibition victory ... 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, and will assume that role this season after Jamie Carey's career-ending injury ... Will make her collegiate debut on Friday after missing the November 9th exhibition game with the flu ... 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 the conclusion of the volleyball season ... Was limited to just 11 minutes (flu) in the exhibition game, and had four points and three assists ... Has recovered from a stress fracture to her left foot 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 had four points and three steals in the exhibition win ... 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 ... Had 10 points, including 4-of-5 shooting, against the Latvian team on November 9th ... 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, and had six points and five rebounds in the exhibition ... 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 ... In last week's exhibition game, recorded 11 points, including three 3-pointers, and five assists.
#51 Cori Enghusen (Jr., C, 6-7): Turned in one of the finest performance of her career in the November 9th exhibition game ... In just 14 minutes, had a team-high 18 points and also pulled down six rebounds ... 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 ... Also named to the 2000-01 Preseason All-Pac-10 First Team ... Made an impressive 2000-01 debut with 18 points, including 10-of-10 from the free throw line, and nine rebounds in only 21 minutes ... 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 Cardinal 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.