1999-00 SEASON IN REVIEW
The 1999-00 Women's Basketball Team
posted a final record of 10 -14. The Cardinals showed they were the
equal of most teams on their schedule by outscoring (1478-1415) and
outrebounding (1015-1009) their opponents for the year.
The Cardinals faced another typical
year of very competitive Division III basketball. Arguably one of the
top five toughest Div. III conferences in the country, NESCAC sent
five of its 10 teams to post-season play. Wesleyan showed its mettle
with very strong showings vs. ECAC winner, Trinity College, and NCAA
qualifer Wellesley College while taking NCAA Regional semi-finalist
Clark University to overtime before bowing out in a tightly contested
Defense was again the Cardinals'
trademark. Opponents were held to shooting only 37% from the floor,
27% from beyond the three-point circle. The defensive-minded squad
forced opponents into committing 25 turnovers per game, averaging 13
steals per game.
Team travel highlighted the season
as the squad participated in the Swarthmore College Tip-Off
Tournament. A 2-0 "road trip" to the San Francisco, Calif. area
during January break was the warm-up the Cardinals needed, going 5-3
in the month of January. The month culminated in a very satisfying
80-61 victory at Williams College, as part of the historic "Little
Three" competition between Wesleyan, Williams and Amherst.
With three seniors graduating, the
trio will be remembered for their contributions both on and off the
court. Lynn St. Martin `00 ended her career leading her team in the
categories of points, assists, steals and blocked shots. As a
1,000-point scorer, St. Martin is third on the list of career
1,000-point scorers with 1,220. Among NESCAC individual leaders, she
was third in assists (4.3/game) and fourth in steals (2.8/game).
Finally, St. Martin was voted to the third-team NESCAC all-star team.
Julie Bennett `00 guided the team from the point position and started
every game of her four years, even after returning from an ACL injury
sustained in the spring of her junior year. Joan Altman `00 made her
mark off the bench as the sixth player with a three-point strike. As
tri-captains, their dedication and work ethic will be the foundation
for future success.
The future looks promising for the
Wesleyan Cardinals as freshmen and sophmores accounted for high
scoring and rebounding in most of the contests, especially in the
latter part of the season.