February-March 2017

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Devils Women’s Basketball Wins MAC Championship

The Devils women’s basketball team defeated the DeSales Bulldogs, 68-62, to win the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Freedom Championship on February 25 at the Ferguson Recreation Center, Florham Campus.

The victory marks the Devils fifth consecutive MAC Freedom championship title — making conference history. Winning the MAC championship earned the Devils an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament.

The FDU women’s basketball team will be hosting the NCAA First and Second Rounds beginning on Friday, March 3. The Devils will play Gwynedd Mercy in the second game on Friday evening, while Messiah and Babson will battle in the first game at a time to be decided. The two winners will advance to the Second Round on Saturday, March 4, also being played at the Ferguson Recreation Center.

Co-captain Rachel Groom was named Most Valuable Player in the MAC Freedom Championship game, with 18 points, 10 rebounds and three steals. The team, which went 24-3 this season, is led by Marc Mitchell, head coach, who has chalked up more than 150 victories since he began coaching the Devils in 2008.

The Devils found themselves down by seven at half time but managed to turn it around; to read about the Devils exciting winning game go http://fdudevils.com/news/2017/2/25/womens-basketball-womens-hoops-earns-5th-consecutive-mac-freedom-title.aspx?path=wbball. For a recap of the team’s journey to the NCAA go to http://fdudevils.com/archives.aspx?path=wbball.

Devils Women's Basketball Team
The victorious Devils women’s basketball team. Front row, seated from left, are sophomore Raven Dowling and freshman Jennah Roman. Middle row, from left, are senior Rachel Groom, freshmen Taiah Thornton and Cayla Staggers, senior Alyssa McDonough, sophomore Kayla Croswell and freshmen Kendrea Williams and Imani Collins. Back row, from left, Assistant Coach Quiana Porter, Athletic Trainer Karissa Carty, junior Michaela Piserchia (hidden), sophomore Mariah Martinez, freshman Breion Knox, Head Coach Marc Mitchell and Assistant Coach Jessica Cavaco.


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