Follow the DaemenUniversitywomen's basketball program on Twitter and Instagram at @DaemenWBB. Women's Basketball Collects WBCA Academic Honor, Titus Nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year Award, Titus Named First Team All-American By D2 CCA. She also is the program's all-time leader in free throw percentage (85.5). In addition, Daemen led the region and ranked 19th nationally in scoring margin (+13.6). Additional production came from senior forward Mickayla Ivy (Grand Rapids, Mich.) and sophomore guards Alahna Paige (Rochester, N.Y.) and Kaytlyn Matz (Johnsburg, Ill.).
The use of software that blocks ads hinders our ability to serve you the content you came here to enjoy. Matz, who was named Most Outstanding Player of the ECC Tournament, started all 27 games and averaged 6.9 points with 42 three-point field goals. We ask that you consider turning off your ad blocker so we can deliver you the best experience possible while you are here. She averaged 15.7 points and 4.0 assists during the NCAA Tournament East Regional and was named to the all-tournament team. It marks the second-straight season that Daemen has been ranked in the final D2SIDA national poll. Access available rankings data at WBCA Coaches. For the latest information on DaemenAthletics, follow the Wildcatsvia social media onTwitter,Facebook,YouTubeandInstagram, or sign up to receivecustomizable news alerts,e-mail newslettersandweekly schedule alerts. Daemen ranked fourth in the region and 20th nationally in team defense this year, surrenderingjust 56.8 points per game. In addition, the Wildcats are receiving votes in the final Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Division II top 25 coaches poll. Filbert was named All-ECC first team for a third consecutive season (fourth time overall). Titus averaged 20.5 points and 8.4 rebounds per game and recorded a team-high 10 double-doubles. Pace closed out the year ranked #15 in the WBCA poll and #10 in the D2SIDA poll. 2022 NCAA | Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. AMHERST, N.Y. - The Daemen University women's basketball team is ranked 23rd in the final NCAA Division II Sports Information Directors of America (D2SIDA) national media poll. Titus appeared in all 100 games since the start of the 2018-19 season, helping Daemen to a 77-23 record. Stingy defense and strong rebounding were once again the keys to success for the Wildcats this season.
Others receiving votes:Colorado Mesa (26-5) 49; Minnesota Duluth (26-6) 46; Glenville State (26-5) 39; Sioux Falls (26-6) 39; Emporia State (24-7) 33; Union (TN) (26-5) 28; Bowie State (25-5) 19; Southeastern Oklahoma State (22-7) 19; Gannon (25-6) 11; Cal State San Marcos (25-5) 10. In that time, she made 92 starts (73 consecutive) and totaled 1,512 points, 799 rebounds, 196 three-point field goals and 160 blocked shotsranking in the top 10 in program history for each.
The Wildcats went 23-5, claimed their first-ever ECC Tournament title and made their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 2019-20. A second-straight regional title was not to be, as seventh-seeded Pace University earned the title following a thrilling 67-65 victory over Daemen in the title game. At the NCAA Division II East Regional, Titus averaged 25.3 points and 13.7 rebounds per game and was named to the All-Regional Team. The 5-foot-9 guard scored in double figures in 15 contests this season and led the team in assists per game (4.0). Filbert scored 1,413 points in 120 career games (111 starts) and ranks ninth in career points among Daemen's all-time leaders. Daemen reached the 20-win plateau for the second time in the past three seasons. Ivy started all 27 games, averaged 9.9 points and 5.5 rebounds and earned All-ECC honors for the second-straight year. The first player in Daemen's NCAA era (2015-present) to garner All-America honors from the D2 CCA, she was also named All-ECC for the fourth time in her career while also garnering ECC and East Region Player of the Year honors. The Wildcats were led by senior forward forwardKatie Titus (Penfield, N.Y.) and redshirt senior guardTiara Filbert (Batavia, N.Y.). Filbert was also second among Daemen players in points per game (11.7), rebounds (6.4) and steals per game (1.1). Paige started 25 games at point guard and averaged 6.7 points and 3.4 assists per game. In a span dating back to mid-January 2019, Daemen is now 73-15 in its last 88 games. Her efforts were recognized with several post-season honors, highlighted by her being named to the2021-22 NCAA Division II Women's Basketball All-America First Teamby the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2 CCA). By: By Tom McDermott, Sports Information Consultant, AMHERST, N.Y. - The Daemen University women's basketball team is ranked 23rd in the final, TicketSmarter - Official Ticket Resale Marketplace, NCAA Division II Sports Information Directors of America (D2SIDA) national media poll, Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Division II top 25 coaches poll, 2021-22 NCAA Division II Women's Basketball All-America First Team. Under the guidance of sixth-year head coach Jenepher Banker, the Wildcats posted a 22-5 overall record, claimed the East Coast Conference regular season and tournament titles and made their third-straight appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament this past year. The defending NCAA Tournament East Region champions, Daemen entered the NCAA Tournament seeded eighth in the East Regional. DaemenUniversityfeatures the premier NCAA Division II athletics program in the Buffalo-Niagararegion, sponsoring 18 intercollegiate teams. Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners, Shop official NCAA team and championship gear. For a second straight season, Filbert led all Wildcat players in minutes per game (33.0). Both polls were released earlier this week. Last year the Wildcats closed out the year ranked eighth in both the WBCA and D2SIDA final poll, markingthe program's highest ascent up the Division II national rankings. Way-too-early predictions for the 2022 season, 36 T&F champions to follow at World Champs, NBA top picks in March Madness, since 1958. Her team-high 27 points led Daemen to its first-round upset of top-seeded Southern New Hampshire. The Wildcats also ranked second in the region and ninth nationally in rebounding margin after out-rebounding their opponents by an average of 8.7 boards per game. The Wildcats opened NCAA Tournament play with a 70-59 victory over regional host and top-seeded Southern New Hampshire University and advanced to the regional championship game following a 70-52 victory over fourth-seeded Holy Family University. It also marked the first time the Wildcats have been nationally ranked to finish a season since transitioning to the NCAA from the NAIA. Titus is the first player in program history with at least 1,400 points, 750 rebounds, 150 blocks and 150 three-point field goals.