NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Connecticut College women's basketball team will visit Bowdoin College Saturday to compete in the opening round of the 2017 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship.
Under the direction of Head Coach Brian Wilson, the Camels posted a regular season record of 16-8 with a 4-6 mark in conference play. They won a head-to-head tie-breaker with Williams College (15-9) to secure the sixth seed in the 2017 NESCAC Championship.
The third seeded Polar Bears are the 20th ranked team in the nation and will carry a 20-3 mark into Saturday contest. They posted an impressive 8-2 mark in conference action and have won eight games in a row.
The Camels will be making their fourth consecutive appearance in the NESCAC Championship this weekend. Junior Mairead Hynes (Mahopac, N.Y.) sits atop the NESCAC in scoring and in field goal percentage, averaging 13.8 points while connecting at a 58 percent clip from the field. Hynes is hauling in 7.3 rebounds per game to rank sixth in the conference. She is ranked #13 on the program's all-time list with 1,036 points and is the program's all-time leader in field goal percentage (.534).
Senior Liz Malman (Mendham, N.J.) is 10th in NESCAC scoring with 11.7 points per game. Malman has vaulted her way up to ninth place on the program's all-time scoring list with 1,165 career points while also ranking 10th with 237 assists. Malman has collected 173 steals to rank sixth on the all-time leader list.
Sophomore Meg Corcoran (Milton, Mass.) has been coming on as of late and posted a double-double in last week's loss at Bowdoin, finishing with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Kylie Caouette (Ashburnham, Mass.) has buried 32 three-point field goals to rank 10th in NESCAC three-point makes (1.3 per game) and is contributing 7.9 points per contest in the backcourt for the Camels.
2017 NESCAC Women's Basketball Championship
Quarterfinals – Saturday, February 18 (at Higher Seeds)
No. 8 Bates at No. 1 Amherst – 4 p.m.
No. 7 Williams at No. 2 Tufts – 4 p.m.
No. 6 Connecticut College at No. 3 Bowdoin – 3 p.m.
No. 5 Colby at No. 4 Middlebury – 4 p.m.
Semifinals – Saturday, February 25 (at Highest Remaining Seed)
2 p.m. | 4 p.m.
Highest Remaining Seed vs. Lowest Remaining Seed
Remaining Quarterfinal Winners
Championship – Sunday, February 26