2010-11 Women's Basketball News

May 10, 2011
Kristin Drabyn, Brenna Rollie Named Assistant Women’s Basketball Coaches at UMBC
BALTIMORE—UMBC head women’s basketball coach Phil Stern today announced that Kristin Drabyn and Brenna Rollie will join the Retriever staff as assistant coaches.

May 2, 2011
UMBC Signs Head Women’s Basketball Coach Phil Stern Through 2016-17 Season
BALTIMORE—Just two months after leading the Retrievers to their first-ever America East regular-season title and a berth in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament, UMBC head women’s basketball coach Phil Stern has agreed to a new six-year contract that runs through the 2016-17 season, Director of Athletics Dr. Charles Brown announced today.

April 25, 2011
Billi Godsey Named Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Virginia Tech
BLACKSBURG, Va.—After three years as assistant women’s basketball coach and recruiting coordinator at UMBC, Billi Godsey was named the top assistant at Virginia Tech, Hokies’ head coach Dennis Wolff announced last week.

April 21, 2011
Kurowski Named America East Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—UMBC junior guard Michelle Kurowski (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) was named the America East Scholar-Athlete for women’s basketball, the conference announced Thursday. The award recognizes Kurowski’s excellence both on the court and in the classroom.

April 20, 2011
Women’s Basketball Announces Captains for 2011-12 Season
BALTIMORE—UMBC women’s basketball rising seniors Erin Brown (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman), Michelle Kurowski (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) and Topé Obajolu (Randallstown, Md./Archbishop Carroll) have been named team captains for the 2011-12 season, head coach Phil Stern announced today.

April 14, 2011
Women’s Basketball Postseason Notebook: Kurowski Finishes Sixth in Nation in Free Throw Percentage
BALTIMORE—With the 2010-11 season now in the books, UMBC junior guard Michelle Kurowski (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) finished the campaign ranked sixth in the NCAA with an .894 free throw percentage, a school record and the third-best ever in the America East.

April 11, 2011
Kurowski Selected to Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association Scholar-Athlete Team
CLEVELAND—UMBC junior guard Michelle Kurowski (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) was named to the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association Scholar-Athlete Team for her combined performance on the court and in the classroom, the organization announced Friday. It is her third such recognition of the season, as she was also selected to the Capital One Academic All-District First Team, as well as the America East All-Academic squad.

March 18, 2011
Retrievers’ Season Ends with 59-47 Loss to Florida in WNIT
GAINESVILLE, Fla.—After a strong first half, the UMBC women’s basketball team (20-12) struggled in the second and fell to host Florida (19-14) by a score of 59-47 Friday evening in the first round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament at the O’Connell Center.

March 17, 2011
Women's Basketball Faces Off with Florida in WNIT First Round Friday Evening
GAINESVILLE, Fla.--The UMBC women's basketball team (20-11) visits SEC foe Florida (18-14) Friday evening in the first round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament. Tip-off from the O'Connell Center is set for 7 p.m., and the game will be streamed for free on GatorVision.

March 14, 2011
Retrievers Draw Florida in WNIT First Round
BALTIMORE—The UMBC women’s basketball team (20-11) will continue its historic 2010-11 season with a Women’s National Invitation Tournament first-round matchup with the University of Florida (18-14) Friday in Gainesville, Fla., at 7 p.m

March 6, 2011
Top-Seeded Retrievers Fall to No. 4 Hartford in America East Semifinals, 66-48
WEST HARTFORD, Conn.—The top-seeded UMBC women’s basketball team (20-11) saw its quest for its second America East championship fall short Sunday afternoon in a 66-48 loss to No. 4 Hartford (16-15) at the Hawks’ Chase Arena., snapping its seven-game winning streak.

March 5, 2011
No. 1 Women's Hoops Set for America East Semifinals Matchup with No. 4 Hartford
WEST HARTFORD, Conn.--After defeating eighth-seeded Stony Brook, 74-65, in the quarterfinals, the No. 1 UMBC women's basketball team (20-10) will face off with fourth-seeded and host Hartford (15-15) Sunday at 1:34 p.m. in the America East Championship semifinals.

March 4, 2011
Kurowski Leads Top-Seeded Women’s Basketball to 74-65 Victory over No. 8 Stony Brook in America East Quarterfinals
WEST HARTFORD, Conn.—Junior guard Michelle Kurowski (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) scored 26 points and added a season-high 13 rebounds to lead the top-seeded UMBC women’s basketball team (20-10) to a 74-65 victory over No. 8 Stony Brook (7-23) Friday evening in the America East Championship quarterfinals at Hartford’s Chase Arena.

March 3, 2011
Stern Named America East Coach of the Year; Three Retrievers Garner All-Conference Honors
WEST HARTFORD, Conn.—UMBC head coach Phil Stern was named America East Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year, and three Retriever juniors garnered all-conference honors, the league announced Thursday at the annual awards reception on the University of Hartford Campus.

March 3, 2011
Top-Seeded Retrievers Start Playoff Push Friday in America East Quarterfinals
WEST HARTFORD, Conn.--Top-seeded UMBC women's basketball, the America East regular-season champion, begins its playoff run in the America East Championship quarterfinals Friday at 6:05 p.m.

March 1, 2011
America East Women’s Basketball Championship Fan Bus Information
The UMBC Department of Athletics will provide a bus for any fan wishing to travel to the University of Hartford for the top-seeded women’s basketball team’s America East Championship quarterfinal game on Friday, March 4, at 6:05 p.m.

February 24, 2011
Kurowski Among Finalists for America East Women’s Basketball Fans’ Choice Player of the Year
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The 18-player ballot has been narrowed down to five finalists, and UMBC junior guard Michelle Kurowski (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) is still in the running for America East Women’s Basketball Fans’ Choice Player of the Year.

February 23, 2011
Women’s Basketball Claims First-Ever America East Regular-Season Title with 62-55 Victory Over Albany
BALTIMORE—The UMBC women’s basketball team (19-10, 13-3 AE) defeated Albany (15-13, 8-7 AE) by a score of 62-55 Wednesday evening at the RAC Arena to claim its first-ever America East regular-season title.

February 22, 2011
Women's Basketball Looks to Lock Up America East Title When Albany Visits the RAC Wednesday in Regular-Season Finale, Senior Night
BALTIMORE--Winners of five straight, the UMBC women's basketball team (18-10, 12-3 AE) looks to clinch at least a share of its first-ever America East regular-season title Wednesday evening when it hosts league rival Albany in the final game of the regular season.

February 21, 2011
Brown Snags Second America East Player of the Week Award
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—UMBC junior forward Erin Brown (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) was named America East Player of the Week for the week ending Feb. 20, the conference announced Monday.

February 20, 2011
Retrievers Rally for Fifth Straight Win, 53-48, at Hartford
WEST HARTFORD, Conn.—Junior forward Erin Brown (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) scored 22 points and the UMBC women’s basketball team (18-10, 12-3 AE) rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to defeat America East rival Hartford (12-15, 9-5 AE) by a score of 53-48 Sunday afternoon at the Hawks’ Chase Arena.

February 19, 2011
Two Hot Teams Square Off Sunday on MASN as Women's Basketball Visits Hartford at 1 p.m.
BALTIMORE--The two hottest teams in the America East square off Sunday afternoon as the UMBC women's basketball team (17-10, 11-3 AE), winner of four straight, visits Hartford (12-14, 9-4 AE), winner of six straight.

February 17, 2011
Four UMBC Basketball Players Among Nominees for America East Fans’ Choice Player of the Year
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Voting for the 2011 America East Men’s and Women’s Basketball Fans’ Choice Player of the Year has opened at AmericaEast.com, and four Retrievers are among the 32 nominees.

February 17, 2011
Strong First Half Lifts Women’s Basketball to 62-52 Win over Boston University, First Place in America East Standings
BALTIMORE—The UMBC women’s basketball team (17-10, 11-3 AE) defeated America East rival Boston University (13-12, 10-3 AE) by a score of 62-52 Thursday evening at the RAC Arena to overtake the Terriers for first place in the conference standings. The win was the fourth straight for the Retrievers, who match the school Division I record for wins in a season

February 16, 2011
UMBC Hosts Boston University in First-Place Showdown Thursday Evening in Annual Pink Zone Game
BALTIMORE--The UMBC women's basketball team (16-10, 10-3 AE) and Boston University (13-11, 10-2 AE) will face off Thursday at 7 p.m. at the RAC in a battle for first place in the America East standings.

February 14, 2011
Three Different Paths, All Leading to Success
Michelle Kurowski arrived at UMBC in the summer of 2008 as Long Island’s third all-time leading scorer, and despite some doubts about her size from other coaches who recruited her, she slid right into the Retrievers’ starting lineup and flourished there, ranking eighth among the nation’s top rookies in scoring.

February 13, 2011
Big Second Half Lifts Women’s Basketball Past New Hampshire, 63-55
DURHAM, N.H.—Junior forward Erin Brown (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) scored 19 points for the second straight game and the UMBC women’s basketball team (16-10, 10-3 AE) scored 44 points in the second half to earn its third straight win, 63-55, over America East rival New Hampshire (8-17, 5-8 AE) Sunday afternoon at Lundholm Gymnasium.

February 12, 2011
Women's Basketball Heads to New Hampshire for Sunday Matinee
BALTIMORE--The UMBC women's basketball team (15-10, 9-3 AE) visits America East rival New Hampshire (8-16, 5-7 AE) Sunday afternoon for a 1 p.m. tipoff at the Wildcats' Lundholm Gymnasium.

February 9, 2011
Defense Shines in Retrievers’ 43-32 Win at Vermont
BURLINGTON, Vt.—Junior forward Erin Brown (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) scored 19 points and the UMBC women’s basketball team (15-10, 9-3 AE) held America East rival Vermont (3-21, 3-8 AE) to record lows in a 43-32 victory Wednesday evening at the Catamounts’ Patrick Gymnasium.

February 8, 2011
Women's Basketball Visits Vermont Wednesday Evening
BALTIMORE--The UMBC women's basketball team (14-10, 8-3 AE) heads to America East rival Vermont (3-20, 3-7 AE) Wednesday evening in search of a season sweep. Tipoff from the Catamounts' Patrick Gym is set for 7 p.m.

February 5, 2011
Brown’s Career-High 26 Points Propel Retrievers to 56-49 Win Over Maine
BALTIMORE—Junior forward Erin Brown (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) scored a career-high 26 points to lift the UMBC women’s basketball team (14-10, 8-3 AE) to its ninth straight home win, 56-49 victory over America East rival Maine (3-20, 1-10 AE) Saturday afternoon at the RAC Arena.

February 4, 2011
Michelle Kurowski Selected to Capital One Academic All-District First Team
BALTIMORE—UMBC junior guard Michelle Kurowski (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) was named to the Capital One Academic All-District II University Division First Team for her combined performance on the court and in the classroom, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday.

February 4, 2011
Women's Basketball Hosts Maine Saturday Afternoon on National Girls and Women in Sports Day
BALTIMORE--The UMBC women's basketball team (13-10, 7-3 AE) will celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Girls and Women in Sports Day when it hosts America East rival Maine (3-19, 1-9 AE) Saturday at 12 p.m. at the RAC. As always, the game will be streamed live at UMBCRetrievers.tv.

February 2, 2011
Women’s Basketball Goes Cold, Falls to Binghamton, 47-40
VESTAL, N.Y.—Despite holding Binghamton (15-8, 8-2 AE) to just 24 percent shooting, the UMBC women’s basketball team (13-10, 7-3 AE) shot only 27 percent from the floor and fell to the host Bearcats, 47-40, Wednesday evening at the Events Center.

February 1, 2011
Women's Basketball Heads to Binghamton Wednesday for Second-Place Showdown
BALTIMORE--Winners of four straight, the UMBC women's basketball team (13-9, 7-2 AE) visits America East rival Binghamton (14-8, 7-2 AE) Wednesday evening with second place in the conference standings on the line.

January 31, 2011
Brown Picks Up First Career America East Player of the Week Award
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—UMBC junior forward Erin Brown (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) was named America East Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 30, the conference announced Monday.

January 29, 2011
Stern Wins 200th as Retrievers Defeat Stony Brook, 65-57
BALTIMORE—Junior forward Erin Brown (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) scored 18 points and junior guard Michelle Kurowski (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) added 15 to lead the UMBC women’s basketball team (13-9, 7-2 AE) to a 65-57 victory over America East rival Stony Brook (4-17, 1-8 AE) Saturday afternoon at the RAC Arena. The win is the fourth straight for the Retrievers and the 200th in head coach Phil Stern’s 15-year career.

January 28, 2011
Women's Basketball Goes for Fourth Straight Saturday Against Stony Brook
BALTIMORE--Coming off an emotional come-from-behind victory over Albany, the UMBC women's basketball team (12-9, 6-2 AE) looks to make it four in a row when it hosts America East rival Stony Brook Saturday at 2 p.m. at the RAC Arena.

January 26, 2011
Juniors Lift Women’s Basketball to 59-53 Comeback Win at Albany
ALBANY, N.Y.—UMBC juniors Erin Brown (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) and Michelle Kurowski (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) each scored 16 points in the second half to lead the UMBC women’s basketball team (12-9, 6-2 AE) to a 59-53 come-from-behind victory at America East rival Albany (11-9, 4-3 AE) Wednesday afternoon at the Great Danes’ SEFCU Arena. The win is the third straight for the Retrievers.

January 25, 2011
Women's Basketball Travels to Albany for America East Dog Fight Wednesday Afternoon
BALTIMORE--Off to its best conference start in eight seasons, the UMBC women's basketball team (11-9, 5-2 AE) visits America East rival Albany (11-8, 4-2 AE) Wednesday afternoon in search of its third straight victory.

January 23, 2011
Obajolu Leads Women’s Basketball to 69-51 Triumph Over New Hampshire
BALTIMORE—Junior center Topé Obajolu (Randallstown, Md./Archbishop Carroll) scored a career-high 28 points to lead the UMBC women’s basketball team (11-9, 5-2 AE) to 69-51 victory over America East rival New Hampshire (5-14, 2-5 AE) Sunday afternoon at the RAC Arena.

January 22, 2011
Retrievers Set to Face New Hampshire at the RAC in a Sunday Matinee
BALTIMORE--The UMBC women's basketball team (10-9, 4-2 AE) hosts America East rival New Hampshire (5-13, 2-4 AE) Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the RAC Arena. The game will be streamed live at UMBCRetrievers.tv.

January 21, 2011
UMBC Women’s Basketball: A Team of Student-Athletes
Collegiate student-athletes must deal with a challenge that most other college students do not have to face: balancing the rigors of their classes and schoolwork with the demands of their practice, workout and competition schedule.

January 20, 2011
Retrievers Win Double-Overtime Thriller, 67-60, Over Hartford on Midday Madness
BALTIMORE—After overcoming a 12-point second-half deficit, the UMBC women’s basketball team (10-9, 4-2 AE) held America East rival Hartford (6-13, 3-3 AE) without a field goal in the second overtime period and picked up a 67-60 victory Thursday afternoon in front of a crowd of 2,376 fans, a RAC Arena women’s basketball record.

January 19, 2011
Midday Madness Invades the RAC Thursday Afternoon as Women's Basketball Hosts Hartford
BALTIMORE--The Retrievers will welcome more than 1,600 local elementary and middle school students to the RAC Arena Thursday afternoon when they host UMBC's sixth annual Midday Madness.

January 18, 2011
Kurowski Snags Second America East Women’s Basketball Player of the Week Award, First ECAC Honor
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—UMBC junior guard Michelle Kurowski (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) was named America East Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 16, the conference announced Monday. It is her second weekly award of the season and the fourth of her career.

January 17, 2011
Women’s Basketball Falls to Boston University, 65-39
BOSTON—The UMBC women’s basketball team (9-9, 3-2 AE) dropped a 65-39 decision to America East rival Boston University (8-9, 5-0 AE) Monday afternoon at the Terriers’ Case Gym.

January 16, 2011
Women's Basketball Heads to Boston for America East Showdown Monday Afternoon
BALTIMORE--The UMBC women's basketball team (9-8, 3-1 AE) hits the road on Monday to take on undefeated preseason America East favorite Boston University (7-9, 4-0 AE). Tipoff from Case Gym is set for 3 p.m.

January 15, 2011
Women’s Basketball Cruises to 69-54 Victory over Vermont
BALTIMORE—Junior guard Michelle Kurowski (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) scored 28 points and junior forward Erin Brown (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) netted 21 to lead the UMBC women’s basketball team (9-8, 3-1 AE) to a 69-54 victory over America East rival Vermont (1-16, 1-3 AE) Saturday afternoon at the RAC Arena.

January 14, 2011
Women's Basketball Hosts Vermont Saturday at 1 p.m.
BALTIMORE--The UMBC women's basketball team (8-8, 2-1 AE) hosts America East rival Vermont (1-15, 1-2 AE) Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. at the RAC Aren. As always, the game will be streamed live on UMBCRetrievers.tv.

January 12, 2011
Kurowski Scores 30, Defense Shines as UMBC Rolls Past Binghamton, 55-38, in America East Women’s Basketball Action
BALTIMORE—Junior guard Michelle Kurowski (Hicksville, Md./Hicksville) matched her career high with 30 points and the UMBC women’s basketball team (8-8, 2-1 AE) cruised to a 55-38 victory over America East rival Binghamton (9-7, 2-1 AE) Wednesday evening at the RAC Arena. The Retrievers, who were playing at home for the first time in two weeks and just the second time since Dec. 7, have now won seven of their last 10 games.

January 11, 2011
Road-Weary Retrievers Return Home to Host Binghamton Wednesday Evening
BALTIMORE--After playing five of the last six games on the road, the UMBC women's basketball team (7-8, 1-1 AE) finally returns to the RAC Arena to host America East rival Binghamton (9-6, 2-0 AE) Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.

January 10, 2011
Women’s Basketball Standout Michelle Kurowski Named UMBC Athlete of the Month for December
BALTIMORE—Junior guard Michelle Kurowski of the women’s basketball team was named UMBC Athlete of the Month for December 2010 in a poll of fans conducted from Jan. 2-9. Kurowski received 63.6 percent of the vote to outdistance herself from men’s basketball point guard Chris De La Rosa, who received the remaining 39.4 percent.

January 9, 2011
Ross’ Buzzer-Beater Sinks Retrievers at Maine, 60-57
ORONO, Maine—Maine forward Tanna Ross hit a 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds remaining to give the host Black Bears (3-12, 1-2 AE) a 60-57 victory over the UMBC women’s basketball team (7-8, 1-1 AE) in America East action Sunday afternoon at Alfond Arena. The loss snapped UMBC’s three-game winning streak.

January 8, 2011
Women's Basketball Looks to Stay Hot at Maine Sunday
BALTIMORE--Winners of six of its last eight games, the UMBC women's basketball team (7-7, 1-0 AE) visits America East rival Maine (2-12, 0-2 AE) Sunday afternoon. Tipoff from Alfond Arena is set for 12 p.m.

January 6, 2011
Carlee Cassidy to Continue Basketball Career in Finland
FORSSA, Finland—Former UMBC women’s basketball standout Carlee Cassidy (Syracuse, N.Y./Westhill) last week signed a professional contract with Forssan Alku Basketball Club in Finland.

January 3, 2011
Kurowski Reaches 1,000 Points as Retrievers Defeat Stony Brook, 65-52, in America East Opener
STONY BROOK, N.Y.—Junior guard Michelle Kurowski (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) became the 17th player in UMBC history to reach 1,000 career points, and the UMBC women’s basketball team (7-7) defeated Stony Brook (3-10) by a score of 65-52, Monday evening at Pritchard Gymnasium in the America East Conference opener for both teams.

January 2, 2011
Women's Basketball Tips Off America East Schedule Monday at Stony Brook
BALTIMORE--The UMBC women's basketball team (6-7) opens the America East Conference portion of its schedule on Monday when it visits Stony Brook for a 7 p.m. tip-off from the Seawolves' Pritchard Gymnasium.

December 29, 2010
Four Retrievers Reach Double Figures in 60-57 Win Over Loyola in Non-Conference Finale
BALTIMORE—Junior guard Michelle Kurowski (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) led four Retrievers in double figures as the UMBC women’s basketball team (6-7) won for the fifth time in its last seven games, defeating cross-town rival Loyola (3-8) by a score of 60-57 in its non-conference finale Wednesday evening at the RAC Arena.

December 28, 2010
Women's Basketball Hosts Loyola in Final Non-Conference Contest Wednesday Evening
BALTIMORE--Following a week off for the holidays, the UMBC women's basketball team (5-7) returns to the court on Wednesday to host cross-town rival Loyola in the final non-conference match of the season.

December 21, 2010
Late Rally Propels UMBC to 65-56 Comeback Victory at Navy
ANNAPOLIS, Md.—The UMBC women’s basketball team (5-7) shot 60.7 percent in the second half, and senior guard Michele Brokans (Lansdale, Pa./Lansdale Catholic) hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:54 remaining to lift the Retrievers to a 65-56 victory over Navy (5-6) Tuesday evening at Alumni Hall.

December 20, 2010
Women's Basketball Set to Face Navy Tuesday Evening
BALTIMORE--Following back-to-back losses to ACC opponents, the UMBC women's basketball team (4-7) looks to get back on track Tuesday evening when it visits in-state rival Navy (5-5). Tip-off at Alumni Hall is set for 7 p.m.

December 18, 2010
Women's Basketball Falls at Virginia, 61-46
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.--Sophomore Kristin Coles (Charles Town, W.Va./Notre Dame Academy/American) recorded a career-high 11 points off the bench and the UMBC women’s basketball team forced a season-high 14 steals, but the Retrievers (4-7) fell at Virginia 61-46 Saturday night at the John Paul Jones Arena.

December 17, 2010
Women's Basketball Visits Virginia Saturday Evening
BALTIMORE--After more than a week off for final exams, the UMBC women's basketball team (4-6) returns to the court to take on its second straight ACC opponent when it visits Virginia Saturday evening.

December 13, 2010
Women’s Basketball Inks Two for 2011-12
BALTIMORE—UMBC head women’s basketball coach Phil Stern announced today that two players – Lauren Chase and Ashley Lambert – have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Retrievers in the fall of 2011.

December 10, 2010
Retrievers’ Three-Game Winning Streak Halted by 71-45 Loss at No. 23 Maryland
COLLEGE PARK, Md.—The UMBC women’s basketball team (4-6) saw its three-game winning streak come to an end Friday evening with a 71-45 loss to No. 23 Maryland (9-1) at Comcast Center.

December 9, 2010
Women's Basketball to Tangle with No. 23 Maryland Friday Evening
BALTIMORE--The UMBC women's basketball team (4-5) begins a three-game road swing on Friday when it visits in-state rival and 23rd-ranked Maryland (8-1) at 7 p.m.

December 7, 2010
Juniors Key Retrievers’ 56-48 Win Over Towson
BALTIMORE—The UMBC women’s basketball team (4-5) won its third straight game, defeating cross-town rival Towson (4-4) by a score of 56-48 Tuesday evening at the RAC Arena.

December 6, 2010
Women's Basketball Hosts Cross-Town Rival Towson in a Tuesday Evening Showdown
BALTIMORE--The UMBC women's basketball team (3-5) looks to make it three in a row on Tuesday when it hosts cross-town rival Towson (4-3).

December 4, 2010
Late Second-Half Surge Lifts Retrievers to Thrilling 63-57 Victory Over Bucknell
BALTIMORE—Junior guard Michelle Kurowski (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) scored 25 points, including seven in the final 3:15 of the game, to lead the UMBC women’s basketball team (3-5) to a thrilling 63-57 come-from-behind victory over visiting Bucknell (2-5) Saturday afternoon at the RAC Arena.

December 3, 2010
Women's Basketball Hosts Bucknell Saturday Afternoon
BALTIMORE--After nearly a week off, the UMBC women's basketball team (2-5) returns home Saturday afternoon to take on Bucknell at 2 p.m. at the RAC Arena. The game can be heard on Fox 1370 Sports Radio and Fox1370.com, and as always will be streamed live on UMBCRetrievers.tv.

November 29, 2010
Kurowski Named America East Women’s Basketball Player of the Week
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—UMBC junior guard Michelle Kurowski (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) was named America East Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 28, the conference announced Monday.

November 29, 2010
Kurowski, Brown Tabbed to Iona Thanksgiving Classic All-Tournament Team
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y.—UMBC junior guard Michelle Kurowski (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) and junior forward Erin Brown (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) were selected to the Iona Thanksgiving Classic All-Tournament Team for their performances Nov. 27-28.

November 28, 2010
Women’s Basketball Halts Three-Game Skid with 75-55 Rout of Brown on Second Day of Iona Thanksgiving Classic
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y.—Junior guard Michelle Kurowski (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) reached the 20-point plateau for the second straight game with a season-best 25 points to lead the UMBC women’s basketball team (2-5) to a decisive 75-55 victory over Brown (2-4) Sunday afternoon at the Hynes Athletic Center on the second day of the Iona Thanksgiving Classic.

November 27, 2010
Toledo Holds Off Retrievers, 77-72, on First Day of Iona Thanksgiving Classic
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y.—Junior guard Michelle Kurowski (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) scored a season-high 24 points, but the UMBC women’s basketball team (1-5) dropped its third straight game, falling to Toledo (2-3) by a score of 77-72 on the first day of the Iona Thanksgiving Classic.

November 26, 2010
Women's Basketball Heads to New York This Weekend for Iona Thanksgiving Classic
BALTIMORE--The UMBC women's basketball team (1-4) travels to New York this weekend for the Iona Thanksgiving Classic.

November 23, 2010
Women’s Basketball Falls to George Mason, 54-38
FAIRFAX, Va.—George Mason (2-2) used a 24-4 run over a 12 minute stretch spanning both halves to take control of the game and defeat the UMBC women’s basketball team (1-4) by a score of 54-38 Tuesday evening at the Patriot Center.

November 22, 2010
Retrievers Visit George Mason in Pre-Thanksgiving Showdown Tuesday Evening
BALTIMORE--The UMBC women's basketball team (1-3) looks to get back on track Tuesday when it visits George Mason (1-2). Tip-off at the Patriot Center is set for 7 p.m.

November 20, 2010
Women’s Basketball Drops 64-50 Decision to Saint Joseph’s
BALTIMORE—The UMBC women’s basketball team (1-3) struggled from the floor, shooting just 25.8 percent, and could not capitalize on 27 Saint Joseph’s turnovers in a 64-50 loss to the Hawks (3-0) Saturday afternoon at the RAC Arena.

November 19, 2010
Women's Basketball Host Saint Joseph's Saturday in First Game of UMBC Hoops Doubleheader
BALTIMORE--Coming off its first win of the season, the UMBC women's basketball team (1-2) looks to make it two in a row when it hosts Saint Joseph's Saturday at 4 p.m. at the RAC Arena.

November 16, 2010
Women’s Basketball Picks up First Win of Season, 58-51, Over Coppin State
BALTIMORE—Junior center Topé Obajolu (Randallstown, Md./Archbishop Carroll) broke the school single-game record with seven blocks as the UMBC women’s basketball team (1-2) picked up its first win of the season, defeating cross-town rival Coppin State (1-1) by a score of 58-51 in the home opener at the RAC Arena Tuesday evening.

November 15, 2010
Women's Basketball Hosts Coppin State in Home Opener Tuesday Evening
BALTIMORE--In search of its first win on the season, the UMBC women's basketball team (0-2) hosts cross-town rival Coppin State (1-0) in the home opener at the RAC Arena Tuesday at 7 p.m.

November 14, 2010
Women’s Basketball Falls at UMES, 64-52
PRINCESS ANNE, Md.—The UMBC women’s basketball team (0-2) dropped its second straight game, falling to UMES by a score of 64-52 Sunday afternoon in the Hawks’ season opener at Hytche Center.

November 13, 2010
Retrievers Travel to UMES for Sunday Women's Basketball Matinee
BALTIMORE--The UMBC women's basketball team concludes its brief season-opening two-game road trip on Sunday at intrastate rival UMES. Tip-off at W.P. Hytche Athletic Center is set for 3 p.m.

November 12, 2010
Women’s Basketball Drops Season Opener at Delaware, 59-44
NEWARK, Del.—Elena Delle Donne scored 36 points to lead host Delaware to a 59-44 victory over the UMBC women’s basketball team in the season opener for both squads Friday evening at the Bob Carpenter Center.

November 11, 2010
Women's Basketball Tips Off 2010-11 Campaign Friday Evening at Delaware
BALTIMORE--The UMBC women's basketball team opens its 2010-11 season Friday evening at Delaware. Tip-off at Bob Carpenter Center is set for 7 p.m.

November 8, 2010
2010-11 UMBC Women's Basketball Season Preview
For the last eight years under head coach Phil Stern, the UMBC women’s basketball team has relied on its ability to knock down a 3-point field goal.

October 28, 2010
2010-11 America East Women’s Basketball Schedule Announced
BALTIMORE—The UMBC women’s basketball team revealed the America East portion of its 2010-11 schedule, which tips off at Stony Brook on Monday, Jan. 3, at 7 p.m.

October 15, 2010
Women’s Basketball Picked to Finish Fifth in America East Preseason Poll
HARTFORD, Conn.—The UMBC women’s basketball team was picked to finish fifth in the America East in a vote of the league’s nine head coaches, the conference announced Thursday at the 2010 America East Basketball Tip-Off Event at the Connecticut State Capitol building in Hartford, host city of the 2011 America East Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship presented by Newman’s Own.

October 14, 2010
Midnight Madness Invades the RAC Friday Evening
BALTIMORE—UMBC’s annual Midnight Madness event, which marks the start of the men’s and women’s basketball seasons, will take place this Friday, Oct. 15, at RAC Arena.

October 13, 2010
America East to Hold Basketball Tip-Off Event Thursday
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The America East Conference will officially kick off the 2010-11 season on Thursday, Oct. 14, with its third annual Basketball Tip-Off Luncheon at the Connecticut State Capitol building in downtown Hartford.

September 22, 2010
Abby Gordon Named Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at UMBC
BALTIMORE—UMBC head women’s basketball coach Phil Stern today announced that Abby Gordon has joined the Retriever staff as an assistant coach.

September 17, 2010
Women's Basketball Announces 2010-11 Non-Conference Slate
BALTIMORE—UMBC head women's basketball coach Phil Stern today announced his squad's 2010-11 non-conference schedule, highlighted by five games against teams that advanced to the 2010 postseason, as well as six in-state rivals.