Terrier Volume 78, Number 1 - Spring 2014 - Page 16

Women’s Basketball Sets School Record With 19 Victories W omen’s basketball continued its steady upward climb under second-year head coach John Thurston. The squad set a single season school record with 19 wins and won a program record 10 NEC contests. The Terriers defeated three teams that qualified for the NCAA Tournament; Robert Morris, Army, and Pennsylvania. Junior guard Eilidh Simpson ’15 was named to the Northeast Conference Second Team while guard Leah Fechko ’16 was named to the All-Defensive Team. One of the top scoring guards on the circuit, Simpson finished among the top-ten in scoring Eilidh Simpson ’15 came into her own this year, increasing her points (14.5 pg), while ranking second in per game by five from her three-point field goal percentage sophomore season. (38.6 percent), third in free-throw percentage (84.8 percent), and fifth in field goal percentage (45.4 percent). Fechko, who was named to the 2012-13 All-Northeast Conference Rookie Team a year ago, helped anchor a Terrier defense that led the conference in scoring defense (allowing 62.3 pg), field goal percentage defense (38.1 percent), and finished second in three-point field goal percentage defense (29.5 percent). The Twinsburg, OH native finished among the top 10 in free-throw percentage (80 percent) steals (47), and offensive rebounds (77) while being ranked among the top-15 in total rebounding (6.5), assists (2.66), three-point field Leah Fechko ’16 was a vital piece goal percentage (34.9 percent), of the Terrier’s stingy defense. and defensive rebounds (112). ● Women’s Bowling Establishes New Program Mark for Single-Season Victories Swimming and Diving Teams Rewrite S 6