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10 - Meghan Colabella
Meghan Colabella
Height: 6-0
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Upper Montclair, N.J.
High School: Montclair
Position: F/G

NOTES: Ranks 14th all-time at UMBC with 56 career blocks.

AS A JUNIOR (2009-10): Ranked second on the team in rebounding (5.2 rpg) and blocks (23)… Posted career highs in scoring (6.6 ppg), field goals (70), three-pointers (20) and assists (42)… Tied for seventh all-time among Retriever juniors in blocks… Ranked 12th in the America East in blocks (0.8 bpg) and 19th in rebounding… Opened the season with her fourth career double-double, recording 10 points and 12 rebounds against Virginia (Nov. 13)… Posted her second straight double-double with 15 points and 10 boards against UMES (Nov. 15)… Tied her career high with three blocks against the Hawks and also drained a career-best four 3-pointers… Made just one triple in the entire 2008-09 campaign and had just eight in her career entering the season… Led UMBC with 16 points on a career-best seven field goals atTowson (Nov. 24)… Averaged 11.8 ppg and 8.5 rpg while shooting 50 percent (19-for-38) in four November contests… Returned to the lineup against Delaware after missing two games with a concussion and scored eight points (Dec. 5)… Scored nine points on three 3-pointers and posted a team-high 11 boards at Coppin State (Dec. 12)… Played all 40 minutes for the second time in her career at West Virginia, scoring eight points and grabbing a team-high eight rebounds (Dec. 22)… Matched her career high with three blocks at Virginia Tech (Jan. 3)… Scored nine points on 4-of-8 shooting againstHartford (Jan. 6)… Named America East Player of the Game with seven points and a team-high eight rebounds and three assists against Vermont (Jan. 21)… Grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds at Boston U.(Jan. 24)… Pulled down a team-best nine boards at New Hampshire (Feb. 13)… Averaged 4.6 ppg in 18 games from Dec. 22-Feb. 21, but scored 11 on 4-of-6 shooting against Boston U. (Feb. 24)… Was a perfect 3-for-3 from 3-point range against the Terriers after making just one triple in her last eight contests… Scored seven points on 3-of-4 shooting at Stony Brook (Feb. 27)… Was just shy of a double-double with nine points and a team-high eight boards in the America East quarterfinals against Boston U.(March 5)… Led the Retrievers in rebounding eight times… Recognized on the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2008-09): Selected to the America East All-Academic Team with a 3.87 cumulative grade-point average… Led the Retrievers in rebounding (6.2 rpg) and blocks (23) and ranked second in field goal percentage (.410) and third in steals (39)… Ranked sixth in the America East in rebounding and ninth in blocks… Ranked 10th all-time among Retriever sophomores in rebounds (179) and blocks (23)… Averaged 8.6 points and 7.8 rebounds through her first 13 games of the season… Posted her first career double-double against Navy (Dec. 3) with 12 points and 11 rebounds… Also recorded double-doubles with 14 points and 16 rebounds against Loyola (Dec. 21) and with 15 points and 20 rebounds against Rider (Dec. 29)… Became the fourth Retriever ever to grab 20 rebounds in a game and the first since Monica Logan on Jan. 28, 1999… The 20 boards were the best single-game total in the conference on the season… The 15 points against the Broncs were also a season high… Recorded a double-double in the first half alone against Loyola with 12 points and 10 rebounds and was named America East Player of the Game… Named to the Marriott Cavalier Classic All-Tournament Team after averaging 12.5 points and 14.0 rebounds in two games against Louisiana Tech and Rider (Dec. 28-29)… Made nine straight free throws and 36 of 42 in 12 games from Nov. 19-Dec. 29… Posted a career-high three blocks against George Washington (Nov. 15) and Lousiana Tech (Dec. 28)… Tied her career high with four steals against Northern Illinois (Nov. 21) and Western Michigan (Nov. 29)… Scored in double figures seven times and led the team in rebounding 11 times… Recognized on the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

AS A FRESHMAN (2007-08): Selected to the America East All-Rookie Team, becoming the first Retriever ever to earn that honor… Named America East Rookie of the Week for Week 10 (Jan. 14) after scoring eight points, posting a team-high nine rebounds and going 4-for-4 from the foul line against Stony Brook… Became the first Retriever to win the award since March 2005 and just the third ever… Named America East Rookie of the Week for Week 17 (March 3) after scoring 12 points and adding four rebounds, three assists, a block and a steal and going 6-for-6 at the foul line against Vermont… Became the first Retriever to win the award more than once… Earned her second consecutive Rookie of the Week honor for the final week of the season (March 10) after averaging 14.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals against Boston University and Hartford… Ranked sixth in the America East with an .821 free throw percentage in conference games… Averaged 10.4 points and shot 54.5 percent (24-for-44) over the last seven games of the season… After playing just 5.9 minutes per game through her first eight games, she averaged 25.9 mpg in the final 20, during which time she averaged 6.7 ppg and a team-best 4.9 rpg… Saw action in 28 games and made 16 starts in the final 17 contests of the season… Led the Retrievers in rebounding nine times… Made her first career start at Maine (Jan. 5)… Grabbed a season-best 10 rebounds – the second-highest total by a Retriever on the season – at Hartford (Feb. 5), then led the Retrievers in rebounding for the second straight game with eight boards against Maine (Feb. 9)… Scored a then-career-high 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting and added six rebounds and a career-best four assists against Albany (Feb. 20) and was named America East Player of the Game… Scored a career-high 19 points against Boston U. (March 5) on a perfect 6-for-6 shooting, including 3-for-3 from 3-point range and 4-for-4 from the foul line… Added six rebounds and a career-best four steals and was named America East Player of the Game… Her 6-for-6 effort was the best perfect night for a Retriever in more than two years since Sharri Rohde in January 2006… Played all 40 minutes in the regular-season finale against Hartford (March 8), scoring nine points… Grabbed a team-best seven rebounds in the America East quarterfinals match against Boston U. (March 14)… Averaged 4.9 points and 3.9 rebounds per game while shooting 39.7 percent from the floor and 76.0 percent from the foul line on the season… Posted 10 blocks, the third-highest total on the squad, with a team-best seven coming in America East Conference games… The Retrievers’ fourth-leading scorer in league contests with 6.9 ppg and the second-leading rebounder with 4.9 rpg… Posted 24 steals on the season, with a team-best 20 coming against conference foes… Shot 43.0 percent (37-for-86) from the floor in league games… Was recognized on the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL: A two-time All-North Jersey Interscholastic League First Team selection… NamedMontclair High School team MVP as a senior… Finished her outstanding career at Montclair with 1,165 points… Averaged 18 points and eight rebounds per game as a senior… Chosen to play in the NJSIAA/New Jersey State Coaches Association Senior All-Star Game… Selected to the All-Essex County Second Team as a junior, when she averaged 15.4 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.4 steals per game… Led her team to the Group IV North title as a sophomore, when she averaged a double-double with 10.9 points and 10.3 rebounds per game… Named MVP of the NJSIAA Tournament in 2005… Also a volleyball standout at Montclair, earning All-League honors twice and the team MVP award three times… A two-year captain of both the basketball and volleyball teams… A member of the National Honor Society, the National Spanish Honor Society and the National Society of High School Scholars… Won the New Jersey Athlete Award and was named a Montclair High School Scholar Athlete and an Edward J. Blounstein Distinguished Scholar.

PERSONAL: The oldest of two children to Christopher and Alice Colabella… Has a younger brother, Brian… Born Oct. 31, 1988… Graduated from UMBC magna cum laude in May 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in history and is currently pursuing a master's degree in history from UMBC.

 
 

 Year

 GP-GS

 Min-Avg.

 FG-FGA

 Pct.

 3FG-FGA

 Pct.

 FT-FTA

 Pct.

 2007-08

 28-16

 564-20.1

 46-116

 .397

 7-24

 .292

 38-50

 .760

 2008-09

 29-25

 693-23.9

 66-161

 .410

 1-15

 .067

 53-75

 .707

 2009-10

 28-19

 715-25.5

 73-191

 .382

 20-72

 .278

 19-32

 .594

 TOTAL

 85-60

 1972-23.2

 185-468

 .395

 28-111

 .252

 110-157

 .701

 
 
 

 Year

 Off

 Def

 Reb

 Avg.

 PF

 FO

 A

 TO

 Blk

 Stl

 Pts.

 Avg.

 2007-08

 30

 78

 108

 3.9

 69

 6

 21

 39

 10

 24

 137

 4.9

 2008-09

 66

 113

 179

 6.2

 98

 6

 28

 58

 23

 39

 186

 6.4

 2009-10

 40

 105

 145

 5.2

 80

 1

 42

 59

 23

 10

 185

 6.6

 TOTAL

136

 296

 432

 5.1

 247

 13

 91

 156

 56

73

 508

 6.0


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