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Salem State Women's Basketball Archives

women's basketball
 
All-Americans MASCAC Championships Coaching Records Best Records
Evelyn Oquendo
(1984, 85, 86)

Mary Dee Brown
(1986)

Patricia O'Brien
(1988)

Darleen Lamprey
(1990)

Invette Correa
(1996)

Amy Foss
(1997)

Deidra Jackson
(1999)

Melissa Smock
(2001, 2002)

Estrella Kuilan
(2006)
*2006, *2005, *2004, *2003, *2002, *2001, *2000, *1999, *1998, *1997*1996, *1995, *1994, *1993 1992, *1991,*1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, **1984, **1983

* MASCAC Postseason Champion
** MAIAW Champions
NCAA Appearances
2008, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983
NCAA Final Four
1999, 1995, 1986, 1984
Sweet 16
1999, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1986, 1985, 1984
Elite Eight
1999, 1995, 1986, 1985, 1984
NCAA National Champions
1986
 
Conference Players of the Year
Rachael Carter (2014) * Danielle Jenkins(2010), * Estrella Kuilan (2006, 2005), * Kara Smolinsky (2003), * Missy Smock (MASCAC & New England Player of the Year) (2001), * Dee Jackson (1998, 1999), * Terri Niles (1997), * Lauren Dottin (1996) * Evelyn Oquendo (1986) (New England Player of the Year ECAC/MASCAC Player of the Year) (1984) MASCAC/Runner-up National Player of the Year
National Coach of the Year
Tim Shea (1986)
 
Al Berger (2017-18)
9-17

Michelle Cunningham (2011-2017
59-98

Tim Shea (1981-2011)
649-179

Marc Whitehouse(1979-81)
21-21
1985-1986(29-1)
MASCAC Title/NCAANational Champions

1998-1999(29-2)
MASCAC Title/NCAA Final Four

1994-1995 (28-4)
MASCAC Title/NCAA Final Four

1983-1984
(27-3)
MASCAC Title/NCAA Final Four

1987-1988
(25-3)
MASCAC Title /NCAA

1995-1996(25-4)
MASCAC Title/NCAA Sweet 16

1988-1989 
(24-4)
MASCAC Title/NCAA

2003-2004 (24-4)
MASCAC Title/NCAA

1990-1991(24-5)
MASCAC Title/NCAA

1989-1990(24-5)
MASCAC Title/NCAA

2000-2001(23-4)
MASCAC Title/NCAA

1996-1997(23-4)
MASCAC Title/NCAA
2005-2006 (23-5)
MASCAC Title/NCAA

1997-1998 (23-5)
MASCAC Title/NCAA

1984-1985 (23-5)
Elite 8

2000-2001
 (23-4)
MASCAC Title/NCAA

2005-2006 (23-5)
MASCAC Title/NCAA

2002-2003 (23-6)
MASCAC Titile/NCAA

1982-1983 (23-7)
NCAA

1993-1994 (22-5)
MASCAC Title/NCAA

2004-2005 (22-6)
MASCACTitle/NCAA

1994-1995 (22-6)
MASCAC Title/NCAA FINAL FOUR

2007-2008
 (22-7)
NCAA

2001-2002 (21-7)
MASAC Title/NCAA

1999-2000 (20-8)
MASCAC Title/NCAA
Season/Career Statistics:
2
Team/Individual Records:

 

Most Points Scored Game:
44 - Norma Waggett at Westfield State (2017)
40 - Terri Niles twice vs. Fitchburg St. (1997-98)
39 - Evelyn Oquendo vs. Bridgewater St. (1986)
36 - Evelyn Oquendo vs.Bently (1985)
35 - Norma Waggett at Southern Maine (2017)
32 - Danielle Jenkins vs. Fitchburg St. (2010)
32 - Rachael Carter vs Bridgewater State (2014)

Most Points in a Half:
32 - 
Terri Niles vs Fitchburg St. (1998)

Most Assists Game:
17 - Katie Duffey vs. Wheaton (1996)
17-Tammie McDonald vs. Emmanuel (1990)15 - Ivette Correa twice vs. MCLA & Clark (1995-1996)

Most Steals Game:
9 - Lauren Dottin vs. Wheaton (1997)
9 - Rachel Carter vs. Worcester St. (2012)
8 - Kara Smolinsky vs. Clark (2002)
7 - Bridget Dullea twice vs. Babson College (2011) & Fitchburg St. (2013)
7 - Rachel Carter vs. Emmanuel (2011), Worcester State (2015)

Best FG% Single Game:
100% - Katie Duffy (8-8) vs. Westfield St. (1998)
Most Rebounds Game:
24 - Edwina Ashe vs. Worcester St. (2001)
21 - Edwina Ashe vs Babson (2001)
19 - Edwina Ashe vs. Fitchburg St. (2000)
18- Rachael Carter vs. Westfield State (2015)
17 - Danielle Jenkins vs. Fitchburg St. (2010)
17 - Betsy Nichols vs. (2001)
17 - Dee Jackson vs. Fitchburg St. (1999)
17 - Luaren Dottin twice vs. Mulhlenberg & Wheaton (1996)
17 - Rachael Carter vs. Framingham State (2014)

Most Offensive Rebounds Game:
13 - Dee Jackson vs. Fitchburg St. (1999)

Most Blocked Shots Game:
14 - Estrella Kulian vs. Plymouth St. (2003)
11 - Betsy Nicholes vs. Bridgewater St. (2002)
9 - Estrella Kulian vs Plymouth St. (2005)
9 - Amy Foss vs. Emmanuel (1993)

Most FT's Made in a Game:
13 - Rachael Carter (13-for-15) vs. Fitchburg St. (2012)

Most 3 point FG's Game:
11 - Terri Niles vs Fitchburg St. (1997, 98)
Most Points Scored in a Game:
116 - vs. Fitcburg St. (1986)

Most Points Scored in a Half:
67 - vs. Fitcburg St. (1986)

Fewest Points Allowed in a Game:
19 - vs. Gordon College (2007)

Fewest Points Allowed in a Half:
4 - vs MCLA (2001)

Most Free Throws Attempted Game:
57 - vs. Plymouth St. (2005)

Fewest Free Throws Attempted Game:
4 - vs. Westfield St. (2008)

Most Rebounds in a Game:
77 - vs. Clark (39 0ffensive, 38 Defensive) (1997)

Most Steals in a Game:
26 - vs. Gordon (2007)

Most Assists in a Game:
30 - vs. Plymouth St. (2012)

Fewest Turnovers in a Game:
5 - vs. Fitchburg St. (1996)

 



Women's Basketball Milestones:
 
1898 - Women's basketball, the first organized team sport at Salem Normal School is founded. The sport, which was first played at Smith College in 1892 called for five players, but by the turn of the 20th century, the Salem Normal School team consisted of nine players (three forwards, three guards, and three centers. 2005/2006 - Lindsay Watkins scores 25 points and adds 11 rebounds as Salem State upsets top-ranked Southern Maine 71-61 at home on December 17th. Behind All-American center Estrella Kuilan, women's basketball wins their 14th straight MASCAC post-season championship and makes a then record 23rd national tournament appearance.

1980 - Sue Rizzotti becomes first Lady Vikings basketball player to top the 1,000 career point mark.

2007 - On November 29th, Salem State women's basketball head coach Tim Shea achieves his 600th collegiate career coaching victory when the Lady Vikings defeat Plymouth State, 65-33.

1983 - Salem State women's basketball team makes first NCAA Division III tournament appearance. The No. 4 seed Lady Vikings defeat No. 1 seed Eastern Connecticut State, 59-58, when Marydolores Brown, Salem State's first Academic All-American scores on a put-back at the buzzer to stun the Warriors in first round of Northeast Regional held at Willimantic, CT.

2008 - MASCAC Player of the Year selection Danielle Jenkins scores her 1,000th career point in the first half of the Vikings' win against Endicott on Jan. 7. Jenkins finishes her career second all-time on Salem State's all-time scoring list with 1,650 points. The Lady Vikings (21-6) make the program's 24th NCAA Division III Tournament appearance, receiving an at-large bid to play the Saints of Marymount (VA) University (23-5) in a first round game Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA.
1984 - Behind ECAC/MASCAC Player of the Year Evelyn Oquendo, the Lady Vikings women's basketball reaches their first-ever NCAA Division III Final Four. The Lady Vikings win a school-record 24 straight games before bowing to Elizabethtown in the "Final Four", which was hosted by the University of Scranton. Salem State rebounds and defeats North Central College of Illinois, 90-85 in the consolation game. Oquendo, who would become Salem State's all-time leading scorer, was voted runner-up in the DIII National Player of the Year balloting. 2011 - Head coach Tim Shea retires after 30 seasons. Shea ends his career with 649 wins, which at the time places him third all-time amongst Division III head coaches. Shea, who won national coach of the year honors in 1986 after leading the Lady Vikings to the national title, won 22 regular season and 16 post-season MASCAC championships during his tenure. Shea was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002.
1985 - Vikings reach "Elite Eight" for second year in a row, losing 85-59 to eventual national champion, University of Scranton in the quarterfinals. 2014 - Junior Rachael Carter sets the new women's basketball season points record, scoring 583 to pass Estrella Kuilan who scored 507 in 2006. Carter also notches her 1,000 point career point in a 71-61 win over MCLA in January 28th.
1986 - Three-time All American guard, and New England Player of the Year Evelyn Oquendo, leads Salem State past Bishop College of Dallas, Texas, 89-85 to win NCAA Division III title March 15 at the O'Keefe Center. Salem State finishes with a program best 29-1 record. The Vikings overcome an early 12-point deficit to earn the school's first national championship. Mary Dee Brown, National Championship team captain and Kodak All American, is named Salem State's first CoSida Academic All American. 2015 - Senior Rachael Carter nets 27 points in a MASCAC Quarterfinal loss to Worcester State. Carter finishes her career second on Salem State's all-time scoring list with 1,719 points.
1988 - Salem State posts first-ever unbeaten MASCAC record (12-0) and goes 25-3 to reach the NCAA Northeast title game for the fifth time in six seasons. 2017 - Junior Norma Waggett eclipses the school record for points in a game with 44 in a game at Westfield State.
1995 - Lady Vikings make third NCAA Final Four appearance. Salem State finishes fourth at Columbus, OH. (Capital University)  
1996 - Salem State goes 25-4 to and makes back-to-back appearances in the "Sweet 16."  
1997 - Terri Niles breaks record for points in a game by scoring 40, including a school-record 11, three-pointers, in a victory over Fitchburg State on February 11th. Niles would tie the school mark a year later, also against the Falcons.  
1999 - Missy Smock hits 10-of-16 three-point attempts in two sectional games, which includes a 76-60 win at Williams that ends the Eph's 23-game home winning streak to send Salem State to their fourth Final Four. The Lady Vikings defeat Scranton, 75-65 in the third place game in Danbury, CT.  
2002 - Tim Shea, head women's basketball coach at Salem State College, earns his 500th victory with a 77-49 win over Bridgewater State College on January 30th..  

 
Championship Teams:
1986 National Champions: 1995 Final Four:
1986 National Champions
 
1995 Women's Basketball
 
1996 Sweet 16: 2006 MASCAC Champions:
1996
 
2006 MASCAC Champions