2016-17 Women's Basketball News

  • 83 Worcester State Student-Athletes Earn Spot on Winter 2017 MASCAC All-Academic Team
    March 29, 2017
    WORCESTER, Mass. – 83 Worcester State University student-athletes were named to the Winter 2017 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) All-Academic Team, as announced by MASCAC Commissioner, Angela Baumann, Wednesday afternoon.
  • Five Lancers Named to 2017 MASCAC Winter Sportsmanship Team
    March 27, 2017
    WESTFIELD, Mass. – 29 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) student-athletes have been recognized for their outstanding sportsmanship as members of the 2017 Winter Sportsmanship Team.
  • Three Lancers Named to All-WACBA Teams
    March 15, 2017
    WORCESTER, Mass. – Three Worcester State University basketball players have been named to the All-Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) teams, as announced by the association Wednesday morning.
  • Herring and Berkel Named to MASCAC All-Conference Teams; Tessmer Tabbed Champion’s Choice Coach of the Year
    March 01, 2017
    WORCESTER, Mass. – Worcester State University’s sophomore classmates, Britt Herring (W. Brookfield, Mass.) and Kaitlyn Berkel (Waterford, Conn.) have both been named to the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) All-Conference teams, while 23rd-year head coach Karen Tessmer has been tabbed the Champion’s Choice Coach of the Year.
  • No. 3 Worcester State Defeated by No. 6 MCLA in MASCAC Quarterfinals
    February 21, 2017
    WORCESTER, Mass. – The No. 6 seeded MCLA women’s basketball team received a game high 22 points from Courtney McLaughlin (Pittsfield, Mass.), while teammate Kayla Hotaling (Ravena, N.Y.) added 20 in leading the Trailblazers past the No. 3 seeded Worcester State Lancers 64-54 this evening in the quarterfinal round of the MASCAC championships.
  • Westfield State Snaps Lancers’ Five-Game Winning Streak
    February 18, 2017
    WESTFIELD, Mass. – Westfield State senior guard Jill Valley (Orange, Mass.) celebrated her senior day in style, springing for a school record 52 points in leading the Owls to a 102-82 win over Worcester State in the final regular-season game of the 2016-17 season at the Woodward Center on Saturday afternoon.
  • Worcester State Earns No. 3 Seed in MASCAC Women’s Basketball Tournament
    February 18, 2017
    The Worcester State University women’s basketball team earned the No. 3 seed in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) women’s basketball tournament, as they concluded their regular season on Saturday with a 12-13 overall record, and an 8-4 conference record.
  • Women’s Basketball Wins Fifth Straight on Senior Night; Defeats Framingham State 62-55
    February 15, 2017
    WORCESTER, Mass. – The Worcester State University women’s basketball team snapped Framingham State’s eight-game winning streak as they downed the Rams 62-55 in an exciting Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) thriller Wednesday evening on the Lancers’ senior night inside the Lancer Gymnasium.
  • Sweeney Earns Second-Consecutive MASCAC Rookie of the Week Award
    February 13, 2017
    WORCESTER, Mass. – Worcester State University’s freshman forward Catherine Sweeney (Lowell, Mass.) earned her second-consecutive Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) women’s basketball rookie of the week award, as announced by the conference Monday afternoon.
  • Women’s Basketball Comes From Behind to Defeat Bridgewater State, 70-62
    February 11, 2017
    WORCESTER, Mass. – Despite falling behind by 16 points in the first quarter, the Worcester State women’s basketball team made a comeback and defeated the visiting Bridgewater State Bears 70-62 in a Saturday afternoon Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) game inside the Lancer Gymnasium.
  • Worcester State Defeats Fitchburg State, 68-52
    February 08, 2017
    FITCHBURG, Mass. – A quartet of Worcester State University women’s basketball players scored in double figures to help lead the Lancers to a 68-52 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) victory over the host Fitchburg State Wednesday evening at the Parkinson Gymnasium.
  • Sweeney Tabbed MASCAC Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week
    February 06, 2017
    WORCESTER, Mass. – Worcester State University’s freshman guard Catherine Sweeney (Lowell, Mass.) has been tabbed the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) women’s basketball rookie of the week, as announced by the conference Monday afternoon.
  • Women’s Basketball Edges MCLA, 55-51
    January 28, 2017
    WORCESTER, Mass. – The Worcester State University women’s basketball team edged the visiting MCLA Trailblazers 55-51 in Saturday afternoon’s Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) matchup inside the Lancer Gymnasium.
  • Berkel and Carens Pick Up Career High’s in Lancers’ 96-91 Loss to Westfield State
    January 25, 2017
    WORCESTER, Mass. – Worcester State University’s Kaitlyn Berkel (Waterford, Conn.) and Emily Carens (Northboro, Mass.) picked up career high’s in the Lancers’ 96-91 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) loss to Westfield State Thursday evening inside Lancer Gymnasium.
  • Berkel Scores 19 Points in Lancers’ 61-53 Setback to Framingham State
    January 21, 2017
    FRAMINGHAM, Mass.- The Worcester State University women’s basketball team fell to the Framingham State Rams 61-53 in a Saturday afternoon Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) matchup.
  • Bridgewater State Serves Women’s Basketball First MASCAC Loss
    January 18, 2017
    BRIDGEWATER, Mass. –Bridgewater State University served the Worcester State University women’s basketball team its first Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) loss in a 70-39 decision Wednesday evening at the Tinsley Center.
  • Women’s Basketball Downs Fitchburg State, 74-62
    January 14, 2017
    WORCESTER, Mass. – Worcester State University downed the visiting Fitchburg State Falcons 74-62 in Saturday afternoon’s Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) matchup. With the win, the Lancers advance to 7-9 and 3-0 in the conference, while the Falcons dip to 5-7 and are still in search of their first conference win.
  • Women’s Basketball Falls to No. 1 Tufts 73-46 at Annual “Math Madness” Game
    January 11, 2017
    WORCESTER, Mass. – The Worcester State University women’s basketball team dropped a 73-46 decision to the No. 1 team in the country, Tufts University, Wednesday afternoon at the Lancers’ ninth annual “Math Madness” event.
  • Berkel Tabbed MASCAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week
    January 09, 2017
    WORCESTER, Mass. – Sophomore forward, Kaitlyn Berkel (Waterford, Conn.) has been named the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Player of the Week, as announced by the conference Monday (Jan. 9) afternoon.
  • Women’s Basketball Team to Host Ninth Annual “Math Madness” Game
    January 09, 2017
    WORCESTER, Mass. – The Worcester State University women’s basketball team is set to host their ninth annual “Math Madness” event on Wednesday (Jan. 11) at 12 noon inside the Lancer Gymnasium.
  • Women’s Basketball Falls Behind Early in Loss to UMass Dartmouth
    January 09, 2017
    DARTMOUTH, Mass. – A dominant second quarter helped the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women’s basketball team defeat the visiting Worcester State Lancers 64-49 Monday evening at the Tripp Center.
  • Worcester State Seizes 63-56 Victory over Salem State
    January 07, 2017
    WORCESTER, Mass. – A quartet of Worcester State women’s basketball players scored double figures on Saturday (Jan. 7) to defeat the visiting Salem State Vikings 63-56 in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) play.
  • Berkel and Hackett Lead Lancers to 63-54 Victory Over MCLA in MASCAC Opener
    January 04, 2017
    NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – Worcester State University’s Kaitlyn Berkel (Waterford, Conn.) and Brianna Hackett (Hollis, N.H.) led the Lancers with 17 points apiece to seize the 63-54 victory over the MCLA Trailblazers Wednesday (Jan. 4) evening in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) season opener for both teams. With the win, Worcester State advances to 5-7 overall, and 1-0 in the conference. MCLA dips to 5-6 and begins the MASCAC season at 0-1.
  • Worcester State Women’s Basketball Team Travels Abroad
    January 02, 2017
    Departing shortly after Christmas, the group of 35 - including players, coaches, families, alumni, and WSU faculty and staff (current and retired!) - arrived in Madrid and immediately departed for the warmth of southern Spain.
  • Women’s Basketball Falls to Springfield College in Overtime, 49-43
    December 10, 2016
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Worcester State women’s basketball team dropped a Saturday (Dec. 10) afternoon matchup to Springfield College 49-43 as the Pride ignited an 8-2 run in the overtime period to claim the victory.
  • Herring Matches Career-High Rebounds in Lancers’ 75-64 Win over Nichols
    December 08, 2016
    WORCESTER, Mass. – Worcester State University’s Britt Herring (W. Brookfield, Mass.) matched a career-high 16 rebounds, tallied a team-high 14 points and five blocks in the Lancers’ 75-64 victory over the visiting Bison of Nichols College Thursday (Dec. 8) evening inside the Lancer Gymnasium.
  • Lancers Drop Second Straight Game to Keene State, 56-49
    December 06, 2016
    KEENE, N.H. – After falling to Keene State 68-46 Saturday afternoon at the Wesleyan Tournament, Worcester State dropped their second straight game to the Owls Tuesday (Dec. 6) evening 56-49 inside the Spaulding Gym.
  • Women’s Basketball Drops Wesleyan Tournament Consolation Game to Keene State, 68-46
    December 03, 2016
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Worcester State women’s basketball team dropped a 68-46 consolation game of the Wesleyan Marriott by Courtyard Tournament to the Keene State Owls, 68-46 Saturday (Dec. 3) afternoon inside the Silloway Gymnsaium.
  • Women’s Basketball Drops First Round of Wesleyan Tournament to the Host, 75-42
    December 02, 2016
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Worcester State women’s basketball team dropped the first round game of the Courtyard Marriott Tournament, hosted by Wesleyan, Friday evening as four Cardinal players scored in double digits and Wesleyan shot 47.4 percent from the field to surpass the Lancers 75-42.
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