No. 17 Women's Hoops Hosts UMASS
Dec. 1, 2000
For the second time in its series with Massachuetts, the Stanford women's basketball team will be looking for redemption on its home floor ... In the first-ever meeting between the teams (November 24, 1995), UMass walked away with a 65-56 home victory ... The very next year (December 6, 1996), Stanford paid back the Minutewomen with an easy 100-47 victory at Maples Pavilion ... Stanford hopes the outcome will be the same this time around as it tries to bounce back from a 74-69 road defeat at the hands of the Minutewomen on December 12 of last year ... The Cardinal (4-1), which is ranked #17 by the Associated Press and #22 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, will also be looking to wrap up a perfect five-game homestand, and go into its 14-day break for final examinations on a winning note ... After the break, Stanford leaves the Bay Area for the first time this season with a rugged three-game road stretch at #2 Tennessee (December 17), #5 Purdue (December 19) and #18 Oklahoma (December 27).
501 WINS AND COUNTING FOR TARA VANDERVEER:
Stanford University women's basketball coach Tara VanDerveer joined an elite and prestigious group on Sunday, November 26 when a 73-65 victory over Pacific made her just the 17th coach in Division I women's basketball history to record 500 career wins ... In 21-plus seasons on collegiate sidelines, VanDerveer is an amazing 501-143 (.778) ... VanDerveer now has another milestone on the horizon, as she is just one victory shy of 350 for her Stanford career ... In 14-plus seasons on The Farm, she is 349-92 (.791) and has led Stanford to two NCAA Championships (1989-90 & 1991-92), five NCAA Final Four appearances and eight Pacific-10 Conference titles ... The three-time National Coach of the Year has led Stanford to 11 20-win seasons in her last 12 years, including nine campaigns of 25 victories or more ... The Cardinal head coach entered this season averaging 23.7 victories, which is higher than 13 of the 16 other coaches who have reached the 500-win plateau ... She has also coached two Naismith Players of the Year (Jennifer Azzi & Kate Starbird), five Kodak All-Americans and 22 players who have participated in the USA Basketball program ... Prior to coming to Stanford, VanDerveer spent two years at Idaho (1978-80, 42-14) and five seasons at Ohio State (1980-85, 110-37) ... Her first collegiate victory came at Idaho on December 1, 1978 in a 70-68 overtime victory over Northern Montana ... In addition to her collegiate success, VanDerveer is also one of the most accomplished coaches in international women's basketball history. VanDerveer led the United States to the gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, and guided that same team to a 60-0 record during her tenure from 1995-96 ... In her seven international assignments, she has compiled an 88-8 (.917) record and won four gold medals and one bronze.
Stanford is ranked No. 17 by the Associated Press (296 votes) and No. 22 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll (165 votes) ... Stanford moved up one slot in the AP Poll this week, and stayed put in the Coaches Poll ... 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 of last year (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 ... Massachusetts is not ranked.
Stanford is off to a 4-1 start, which is its best five-game start since it opened up the 1996-97 season 5-0 ... The Cardinal was 2-3 through five games last season ... Tara VanDerveer's squad picked up its fourth straight win with a convincing 92-66 home victory over previously undefeated San Francisco (2-1) on Tuesday night ... Stanford is 4-0 on its home floor this season, and needs wins over Massachusetts and Utah (Dec. 30) to go undefeated in home non-conference games for the fifth time in the last seven seasons ... In fact, Stanford is 288-72 (.800) all-time on its home floor, including a 54-7 (.885) record in the past five seasons and 135-9 (.938) over the past 10 campaigns ... The Cardinal's current five-game homestand, which concludes Sunday, is its longest since 1995-96 when it went 5-0 from December 1-20 (Old Dominion, Santa Clara, Tennessee, Sacramento State, Auburn) ... Massachusetts travels to the West Coast with a two-game winning streak and 3-1 record ... The Minutewomen, who defeated Dartmouth (0-4) 54-46 on Tuesday night in Amherst, visits San Francisco on Friday night before heading south to The Farm ... UMass is led by sophomore center Jennifer Butler, who enters the weekend averaging 15.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 4.0 steals ... Last season, UMass bounced back from an 0-6 start to finish 14-15 overall (4-9 on the road) and 10-6 in the Atlantic 10 Conference.
STANFORD VS. MASSACHUSETTS:
The Minutewomen have won two of the three all-time meetings with the Cardinal, including a 74-69 victory last December 12 in Amherst, Massachusetts ... Lauren St. Clair led Stanford with 18 points and five boards, and the Cardinal held the hosts to 36.4 (24-of-66) percent shooting in the defeat ... In the only previous meeting on The Farm, Stanford defeated Massachusetts 100-47 on December 6, 1996, which ranks as the eighth largest margin of victory in Stanford women's basketball history.
Sunday's game against Massachusetts will be televised live nationally at 1:00 p.m. (Pacific) by the Fox Sports Network, with Jim Watson (play-by-play) and Tammy Blackburn (color) calling the action ... The UMass game marks the second of Stanford's 13 TV appearances this year, including nine of its 18 Pacific-10 Conference games ... Stanford also has two separate 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 7 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 off-guard), she averaged 11.0 points, 3.0 assists and 2.2 rebounds.
2000-01 PLAYER NOTES:
#00 Chelsea Trotter (Fr., F/C, 6-3): In five games (all off the bench), is averaging 3.8 points and 3.8 rebounds in 8.2 minutes ... Has already emerged as one of the team's top rebounders with 19 in 41 minutes of action ... Enjoyed her best game of the year on Tuesday vs. San Francisco, as she just missed a double-double with eight points, eight rebounds and three assists in 13 minutes ... Shooting 64.3 (9-of-14) percent from the field ... Had six points and six boards in just 12 minutes against Saint Mary's ... 2000 Parade Magazine Fourth Team All-America.
#10 Becky Bonner (Fr., F, 6-2): In four games (all off the bench), is averaging 0.8 points and 1.0 rebound in 7.0 minutes ... Scored three points in eight minutes vs. Santa Clara ... Had an impressive collegiate debut vs. RTU Clondica Riga of Latvia, with nine points and seven boards in 20 minutes ... 2000 Parade Magazine Third Team All-America and 2000 Gatorade New Hampshire Player of the Year.
#14 Nicole Powell (Fr., G/F, 6-2): In five games (all starts at off-guard), averaging 11.2 points, 6.2 rebounds (leads the team), 3.6 assists and 2.4 steals in 25.4 minutes ... Living up to her reputation as one of the top freshmen on the West Coast ... Enjoyed the best game of her brief career with 26 points, eight rebounds and five steals in 30 minutes vs. Pacific ... Had 12 points, six rebounds and six assists in 19 minutes vs. San Francisco ... In 39 minutes against St. Joseph's, had 13 rebounds, seven assists, six points and three steals ... The 13 rebounds was the most by a Cardinal since Carolyn Moos had 13 vs. Washington on February 18, 1999 ... Had a spectacular collegiate debut in the Cardinal's November 9 exhibition game as she posted a triple-double of 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in only 29 minutes ... 2000 Parade Magazine First Team All-America ... Starting forward and leading rebounder for the USA Basketball Women's Junior World Championship Qualifying Team that won gold this summer.
#22 Enjoli Izidor (Jr., F, 6-0): In five games (all off the bench), is averaging 7.2 points and 1.4 rebounds in 12.2 minutes ... Coming off a career-high 17-point performance in just 17 minutes of action against San Francisco ... Previous career-high was 14 (twice), which was last achieved against Washington State on February 24 of last season ... Had 12 points against Santa Clara, including two 3-pointers.
#24 Susan King (Fr., G, 5-7): In five starts at point guard, averaging 11.6 points (second on the team), 5.4 assists and 3.0 rebounds in a team-high 33.2 minutes ... Has scored in double figures each of the last three games ... Recorded 16 points, six assists and three steals to lead Stanford over Pacific ... Just missed a double-double with nine points and nine assists in the win over Santa Clara ... Women's Basketball Coaches Association and USA Today First Team All-America last season.
#25 Lindsey Yamasaki (Jr., G, 6-1): In five games (all of the bench), averaging 6.0 points, 3.5 assists and 2.8 rebounds in 17.2 minutes (most of any reserve) ... Had her best game of the season on Tuesday with season-highs of 10 points, six rebounds and five assists in the win over San Francisco ... Scored seven points in 13 minutes vs. Santa Clara ... Has recovered from a stress fracture to her left foot suffered over the summer.
#32 Katie Denny (Fr., G/F, 6-1): Appeared in four games off the bench, and is averaging 0.8 points and 1.3 rebounds in 3.8 minutes per outing ... Had two points, two rebounds and two assists vs. San Francisco ... Pulled down three rebounds vs. Santa Clara ... Named to the California High School Division IV All-State Team.
#33 Sarah Dimson (Sr., F, 6-0): Started all five games at both forward positions, and is averaging 6.6 points and 5.2 rebounds in 26.4 minutes ... Shooting an amazing 76.5 (13-of-17) percent from the floor, while her career field goal percentage is an impressive 57.2 (171-of-299) ... Had a career-high 13 rebounds (eight offensive) and 10 points vs. Pacific ... Scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting vs. San Francisco.
#41 Bethany Donaphin (Jr., F, 6-2): Started all five games at either power forward or center, and is averaging a team-high 14.0 points to go along with 5.0 rebounds in 26.0 minutes ... Has scored in double figures in four of the Cardinal's five games ... Has grabbed 13 of her 25 rebounds on the offensive end ... Scored season-high 23 points and pulled down six rebounds vs. St. Joseph's ... Had an impressive season-opening performance against Saint Mary's, with 17 points (15 in the second half) and six rebounds ... Owns a career field goal percentage of 52.5 (218-of-415).
#42 Lauren St. Clair (Jr., G/F, 6-0): Has appeared in five games, including four starts at small forward, and is averaging 8.4 points and 4.0 rebounds in 29.0 minutes ... Shooting 92.3 percent (12-of-13) from the foul line ... Drained the eventual game winning 3-pointer with 38 seconds left in OT vs. St. Joseph's, and finished with 18 points ... Had a team-high 13 points, to go along with five rebounds, against Santa Clara ... Ranked first in the Pac-10 and ninth in the nation in 3-point percentage last season at 46.6 (61-of-131), which ranked as the second best single season total in Stanford history and fifth best in Pac-10 history ... Her career 3-point percentage of 43.0 (74-of-172) is also the fifth best in Pac-10 history.
#51 Cori Enghusen (Jr., C, 6-7): In five appearances off the bench, is averaging 2.4 points and 1.4 rebounds in 5.4 minutes ... Had eight points in only six minutes against Santa Clara ... Pulled down season-high four rebounds vs. San Francisco ... Turned in one of the finest performances of her career in the November 9 exhibition game ... In just 14 minutes, had a team-high 18 points and also pulled down six rebounds.
#53 Carolyn Moos (Sr., F/C, 6-6): In five games, including one start at center, is averaging 6.0 points and 3.8 rebounds in 13.4 minutes ... Had season-high 11 points in the victory over San Francisco ... Recorded six points and six boards in 12 minutes vs. Pacific ... 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 in the exhibition win ... 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.
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