Simmons Basketball alumna Nikki Cohen ’08 has signed a contract to play for the Israeli professional basketball team Hapoel Be'er Tuviya. Be’er Tuviya is associated with the Israeli women’s second league, Ligat Leumi. Cohen becomes the first Simmons graduate ever to play basketball at this elevated level overseas.
The Great Northeast Athletic Conference recognized 530 student-athletes from 15 league sports on the 2010 Great Northeast Athletic Conference Academic All-Conference Team. 40 Simmons athletes received the honor, and all seven of the Simmons varsity programs sponsored by the GNAC were represented on this year’s Academic All-Conference Team.
Simmons Basketball received three post-season accolades from the Great Northeast Athletic Conference, the GNAC announced on Thursday. Senior captain Stephanie Fox (West Springfield, Mass.) was selected to the All-Conference First Team, senior captain Julianna Eagles (Quincy, Mass.) was selected to the All-Conference Second Team, and sophomore Alex Acloque (Randolph, Mass.) was named to the Sportsmanship Team. Fox is the third player in the program’s history to earn first-team All-GNAC honors (Jacqueline Bolis 2003-04, Kristen Lucek 2005-06), and has now done so for the second year in a row. Eagles was also named to the 2010 GNAC All-Tournament Team for her performance in the post-season.
Simmons Basketball Head Coach Tony Price has been named the 2009-10 Great Northeast Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, the GNAC announced on Thursday evening. The post-season honors are voted upon annually by the coaches of the GNAC. Price led the Sharks to a 16-8 regular season record (8-4 GNAC), and an appearance in the conference tournament semifinal round.
Fifth-seeded Simmons College fell to top seed Emmanuel College, 80-50, in one of two semifinal games of the Great Northeast Athletic Tournament. The two Colleges of the Fenway schools squared off in the Jean Yawkey Center on Thursday night for a trip to the GNAC Championship game. With the tough loss, Simmons Basketball concludes its post-season run after posting a 16-8 regular season record. The Saints will now host second-seeded Norwich University on Saturday as they attempt a fourth-straight GNAC title.
Fifth seeded Simmons College outscored fourth seed Emerson College 23-4 in the last 4:08 of the second half to take an 85-68 victory in the first round of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament at Emerson College on Tuesday evening. Senior guard Julianna Eagles (Quincy, Mass.) led all scorers with 34 points to lead Simmons to the post-season victory. Emerson ends its season with a 13-13 record, while the Sharks advance to the tournament’s semifinal round.
Simmons Basketball earned a 75-42 Great Northeast Athletic Conference win over the Lasell College Lasers on Saturday. Sophomore guard Jessica Thomas (East Sandwich, Mass.) had a standout performance for the Sharks, scoring 21 points. Also scoring in double-figures were Stephanie Fox (West Springfield, Mass.) and Julianna Eagles (Quincy, Mass.), who tallied 13 and 11 points, respectively. With the win, Simmons advances to 16-8 overall, 8-4 GNAC, and advances to Tuesday’s conference tournament quarterfinals. With the loss, Lasell ends the season with 7-18 overall, 3-9 GNAC.
Simmons Basketball’s freshman guard Meaghan Troiano (Norwood, Mass.) had a breakout day in Simmons’ victory over Great Northeast Athletic Conference opponent Saint Joseph Connecticut, scoring a game- and career-high double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds from the bench. Seniors Aubree Giarrosso (Rockport, Mass.), Julianna Eagles (Quincy, Mass.) and Stephanie Fox (West Springfield, Mass.) capped their last home game of the regular season with the win, boosting the Sharks to a 14-8 overall record (6-4 GNAC). With the loss, the Blue Jays fall to 4-18 (0-10 GNAC).
Simmons Basketball suffered their second straight Great Northeast Athletic Conference loss at the hand of Albertus Magnus College, 57-52, Tuesday night at the Holmes Sports Center. Senior guard Julianna Eagles (Quincy, Mass.) scored a game-high 19 points, but it wasn’t enough to help the Sharks to push past the Falcons for the win. With the defeat, Simmons falls to 13-8 overall, 5-4 GNAC, while Albertus improves to 10-12, 6-3 GNAC.
Simmons Basketball fell to Emerson College, 62-58, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference game on Wednesday night, despite a late charge that brought the Sharks as close as two points from the Lions. With the loss, Simmons falls to 13-7 overall, 5-3 GNAC, while Emerson advances to 11-9 overall, 6-1 GNAC.
Simmons senior Stephanie Fox (West Springfield, Mass.) reached her 1,000th career point on Saturday afternoon as the Sharks won another Great Northeast Athletic Conference matchup over host Mount Ida College, 81-73. Simmons improves to 13-6 overall, 5-2 in the GNAC, while the Mustangs fall to 8-12 overall, 1-6 in league play.
Simmons senior Stephanie Fox (West Springfield, Mass.) was named Basketball Player of the Week by the Great Northeast Athletic Conference for the week of January 18-24, 2010, the GNAC announced Monday evening.
Simmons Basketball extended their win streak to three games with a victory over non-conference Eastern Nazarene, 60-49, on Tuesday night at the Holmes Sports Center. Senior forward Stephanie Fox (West Springfield, Mass.) hit a double double of 22 points and 11 rebounds to sneak within 20 points of joining the Sharks’ 1,000 career points club. With the win, Simmons extends their record to 12-5 overall, and remain 4-1 in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference, while the Lions fall to 7-10 overall (1-4 TCCC).
Simmons Basketball blew through Saint Joseph’s College of Maine on Saturday, 65-57, to capture another Great Northeast Athletic Conference win. The Sharks now stand at 11-5 overall and 4-1 in the conference, the best opening GNAC record in Simmons program history. With the loss, the Monks drop to 7-10 overall, 1-3 GNAC.
Simmons Basketball fell to Norwich University, 73-53, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference contest Saturday afternoon at Andrews Hall. With the win, Norwich keeps a perfect 3-0 in the conference (11-4 overall), while Simmons slips to 9-5 overall, 2-1 GNAC.
Simmons Basketball overcame a halftime deficit to Johnson and Wales to push the Wildcats to overtime, and another Great Northeast Athletic Conference win for the Sharks, 67-61. Senior forward Stephanie Fox (West Springfield, Mass.) hit a double double, scoring 25 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, with three assists and three blocks to help the Sharks to the win. Simmons now stands 9-4 overall (2-0 GNAC), while JWU falls to 5-9 (0-1 GNAC).
Simmons Basketball secured their 2010 Great Northeast Athletic Conference opener over Suffolk University on Saturday, 60-56, in a thrilling finish that came down to the last three minutes of the game. With the win, Simmons advances to 8-4 (1-0 GNAC) while Suffolk falls to 4-6 (0-1 GNAC).
Simmons Basketball rang in the New Year on Saturday, January 2, as they turned in a victory over visiting MIT, 48-41, at the Holmes Sports Center. Senior guard Julianna Eagles (Quincy, Mass.) scored a game high 11 points to help boost the Sharks in the hotly contested matchup. With the win, Simmons advances to 7-3 (0-0 GNAC), while MIT falls to 2-8 (0-4 NEWMAC).
Simmons Basketball was foiled by UMass Dartmouth on Tuesday night, falling to the Corsairs 61-51. Senior Julianna Eagles (Quincy, Mass.) posted 15 points for the Sharks, but it wasn’t enough to counter the aggressive play of the Corsairs. With the loss, Simmons falls to 4-3, while UMass advances to 3-5 on the season.
Simmons Basketball muscled through the Fitchburg State Falcons in Thursday night’s non-conference matchup, 68-63. Sophomore guard Jessica Thomas (East Sandwich, Mass.) netted a career-high 20 points on the night to lead the way for the Sharks. With the win, Simmons advances to 4-2 (0-0 GNAC), while Fitchburg falls to 2-4 on the season.
Simmons Basketball hosted Fenway rival Wheelock College Tuesday night in their home opener, besting the Wildcats 66-18. With the win, the Sharks advance to 3-1 on the season, while Wheelock falls to 0-2. The teams participated in Passionate Purple Night to raise funds and awareness for the Lupus Foundation of America.
Jessica Thomas (East Sandwich, Mass.), Julianna Eagles (Quincy, Mass.) and Stephanie Fox (West Springfield, Mass.) all scored 16 points en route to Simmons’ 74-52 victory over Johnson State in the Elms Tip-Off Consolation game, after falling to MCLA (71-65) in the tournament’s first round Friday evening.
Simmons Basketball is gearing up for the start of the 2009-10 season. Led by tenth year Head Coach Tony Price, the Sharks return to action after finishing the 2008-09 season with an overall record of 17-9, 8-4 in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference—the second-highest win total in program history. Stephanie Fox (West Springfield, Mass.) became only the third Shark named to the GNAC All-Conference First Team at the conclusion of the season.