2017-18 Women's Basketball News

  • Stern Adds Four to Class of 2022 Recruiting Class
    April 26, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball head coach Phil Stern announced the signing of four players to this year’s recruiting class on Wednesday. Stern already as Tania Hill and Kayla Jackson on the roster, who signed during the November signing period.
  • Summers Nets 13, No. 8 UMBC Falls to No. 1 Maine 65-43 on Saturday
    March 03, 2018
    UMBC saw their season come to an end with a 65-43 loss to No. 1 Maine on Saturday in the America East Tournament Quarterfinals. Freshman Janee’a Summers (Bound Brook, N.J./Bound Brook) led the way with 13 points, nine coming in the second half.
  • No. 8 UMBC Takes on No. 1 Maine in America East Quarterfinals on Saturday
    March 02, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball, fresh off their 73-65 victory against UMass Lowell in the America East Tournament First Round, joins the other top seven seeds in Portland for the America East Quarterfinals this weekend. UMBC sits at 5-25, winners of two straight.
  • Summers Named to America East All-Rookie Team
    March 02, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball freshman Janee’a Summers (Bound Brook, N.J./Bound Brook) was named to the America East All-Rookie team, as announced at the America East Tournament banquet on Friday night. Summers was the lone Retriever to make an all-conference team.
  • McGrath Scores a Career High 21 Points; UMBC Takes Down UMass Lowell 73-65 on Wednesday
    February 28, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2018 America East Tournament behind a career day from sophomore Allison McGrath (South Park, Pa./South Park) with 21 points. Four Retrievers scored in double figures to move the Retrievers to the next round of the tournament.
  • UMBC Meets UMass Lowell for Second Time in a Week in America East Tournament First Round
    February 27, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball will face a familiar foe in UMass Lowell to kick off the 2018 America East Tournament. The First Round contest will take place on Wednesday at the UMBC Event Center at 6 p.m. on ESPN3. The Retrievers are coming off a 61-39 victory up in Lowell on Sunday that saw UMBC shoot 51 percent from the floor for the game, shooting 71 percent in the first half.
  • Hot Shooting Lifts UMBC Past UMass Lowell 61-39 in Regular Season Finale
    February 25, 2018
    UMBC shot 51 percent from the floor for the game as the Retrievers defeated the River Hawks, 61-39 in the regular season finale on Sunday. Seniors Laura Castaldo (West Nyack, N.Y./Clarkstown South) and Brittani Burgess (White Plains, Md./St. Mary’s Ryken/VCU) had 13 and 12 points each.
  • Women’s Basketball Closes Regular Season at UMass Lowell on Sunday
    February 24, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball finishes up the regular season at UMass Lowell on Sunday afternoon. Last time out the Retrievers fell on senior night to Hartford 61-54 this past Thursday. UMBC held the lead for a majority of the second half, before a fourth quarter surge by the Hawks propelled them to the win. Senior Laura Castaldo (West Nyack, N.Y./Clarkstown South) led the way with 19 points, scoring her 1,000th career point.
  • Retrievers Battle, Fall to Hartford 61-54 on Senior Night
    February 22, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball held the lead, but Hawks used a fourth quarter surge to down the host Retrievers 61-54 on Thursday night. Senior Laura Castaldo (West Nyack, N.Y./Clarkstown South) paced the Retrievers with 19 points, scoring career point number 1,000 in the third quarter.
  • UMBC Women’s Basketball to Honor Five Seniors; Host Hartford on Thursday
    February 21, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball hosts Hartford in their regular season home finale on Thursday night. The Retrievers will honor five seniors who will be playing in their final home game in the black and gold. Most recently, the Retrievers dropped a 79-45 decision to Albany on Saturday. Senior Laura Castaldo (West Nyack, N.Y./Clarkstown South) and freshman Janee’a Summers (Bound Brook, N.J./Bound Brook) led the way with ten points each.
  • Summers Records Double-Double; Women’s Basketball Drops 79-45 decision to Albany on Saturday
    February 17, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball fell to host Albany Great Danes, 79-45 on Saturday afternoon. Senior Laura Castaldo (West Nyack, N.Y./Clarkstown South) and freshman Janee’a Summers (Bound Brook, N.J./Bound Brook) led the way with 10 points each in the loss. Summers added 11 rebounds for her third double-double of the season.
  • Women’s Basketball Concludes New York Road Trip at Albany on Saturday
    February 16, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball concludes their two-game New York road trip at six-time defending champion Albany on Saturday afternoon. The Retrievers are coming off a 53-49 loss to Stony Brook on Wednesday. UMBC had the lead for a majority of the game, before a second half surge by the Seawolves propelled them to victory. Seniors Laura Castaldo (West Nyack, N.Y./Clarkstown South) and Brittani Burgess (White Plains, Md./St. Mary’s Ryken/VCU) paced UMBC with 12 points each.
  • Retrievers Fall to Stony Brook, 53-49 on Wednesday Night
    February 14, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball led for a majority of the game but could not hold off a furious Stony Brook comeback in a 53-49 loss on Wednesday night. Seniors Laura Castaldo (West Nyack, N.Y./Clarkstown South) and Brittani Burgess (White Plains, Md./St. Mary’s Ryken/VCU) led the way with 12 points each.
  • UMBC Women’s Basketball Travels to Stony Brook for Valentine’s Day Matchup
    February 13, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball hits the road for game one of a two game road swing in New York. The Retrievers are coming off a 51-46 loss to New Hampshire on Sunday, which saw UMBC outrebound the Wildcats 48-31. UMBC had a chance late to tie, but their attempt fell short as they fall to 3-22, 2-10 AE on the year.
  • Women's Basketball Dominates Glass, But Late Rally Falls Short Versus New Hampshire
    February 11, 2018
    BALTIMORE – UMBC had four shots in the final 38 seconds to take a late lead, but could not convert and visiting New Hampshire edged the Retrievers, 51-46, at the UMBC Event Center.
  • UMBC Women’s Basketball Hosts New Hampshire in their Annual Play 4 Kay Game
    February 10, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball closes out their two-game home stand against New Hampshire on Sunday afternoon at the UMBC Event Center. The Retrievers come into the contest at 3-21, 2-9 AE after dropping a 68-53 decision to Binghamton on Thursday. UMBC got a big contribution from senior Laura Castaldo (West Nyack, N.Y./Clarkstown South) with 20 points, as classmate Brittani Burgess (White Plains, Md./St. Mary’s Ryken/VCU) added ten points and 11 rebounds.
  • Retrievers Battle, Fall in Event Center Opener, 68-53 to Binghamton on Thursday
    February 08, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball opened the brand new UMBC Event Center with a 68-53 loss to Binghamton on Thursday night. Senior Laura Castaldo (West Nyack, N.Y./Clarkstown South) led all scorers with 20 points on 8-16 shooting.
  • Dawn of a New Era: Women’s Basketball Opens UMBC Event Center vs. Binghamton on Thursday
    February 07, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball will usher in a new era as they make their UMBC Event Center debut against the visiting Binghamton Bearcats on Thursday night on Spread Respect Night. The Retrievers are coming off a hard fought 52-51 victory against Vermont on Saturday. UMBC held the lead for a majority of the game before the Catamounts came back late. Lakiah Sims (Riverdale, Ga./Charles Drew/Palm Beach State) provided the heroics, hitting a layup late to give UMBC the win.
  • Sims Late Layup the Difference as UMBC Takes Down Vermont 52-51 on Saturday
    February 03, 2018
    Senior Lakiah Sims (Riverdale, Ga./Charles Drew/Palm Beach State) put the Retrievers in front with a layup with a minute to go to give UMBC a 52-51 victory against Vermont on Saturday. The Retrievers had the lead for a majority of the game, before the Catamounts took the lead late in the fourth. UMBC held the Catamounts on the final possession to seal the win.
  • Retriever Women’s Basketball Opens February at Vermont on Saturday
    February 02, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball hits the road to open the month of February against Vermont on Saturday. The game will also be Vermont’s Rally Against Breast Cancer Game. The Retrievers are coming off a 69-44 to Stony Brook on Wednesday in the final game at RAC Arena. Senior Laura Castaldo (West Nyack, N.Y./Clarkstown South) led the way with 18 points, as freshman Janee’a Summers (Bound Brook, N.J./Bound Brook) added seven and six rebounds.
  • Retrievers Fall in RAC Finale, 69-44 to Stony Brook
    January 31, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball fell to the visiting Stony Brook Seawolves, 69-44 on Wednesday in the final game at the RAC Arena. Senior guard Laura Castaldo (West Nyack, N.Y./Clarkstown South) led the way with 18 points in the loss.
  • End of an Era: UMBC Women’s Basketball Hosts Stony Brook in the Final Game at the RAC Arena
    January 30, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball hosts Stony Brook on Wednesday night in the final game in the RAC Arena before the men and women head to the UMBC Event Center. The Retrievers are coming off a 69-36 loss to Maine on Sunday afternoon as they sit at 2-19, 1-7 AE on the year.
  • UMBC Falls to Maine, 69-36 on Sunday Afternoon
    January 28, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball suffered a 69-36 loss to Maine on Sunday afternoon. Sophomore Allison McGrath (South Park, Pa./South Park) led the way with nine points, as nine different Retrievers scored.
  • Women’s Basketball Ends Road Swing at Maine on Sunday Afternoon
    January 26, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball travels to Maine for a Sunday matinee with the Black Bears on ESPN 3. The Retrievers are coming off an 81-51 loss to Binghamton their last time out on Wednesday. Senior Laura Castaldo (West Nyack, N.Y./Clarkstown South) led the charge with 13 points as UMBC fell to 2-18, 1-6 AE on the year.
  • Women’s Basketball Falls 81-51 to Binghamton on Wednesday
    January 24, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball fell to Binghamton 81-51 on Wednesday night. Senior guard Laura Castaldo (West Nyack, N.Y./Clarkstown South) led the way with 13 points.
  • Women’s Basketball Takes on Binghamton on Wednesday Night
    January 23, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball returns to the hardwood against Binghamton on Wednesday night. The Retrievers sit at 2-17, 1-5 AE after dropping a heartbreaking 78-75 decision to six-time defending champion Albany on Sunday afternoon. Redshirt senior Brittani Burgess (White Plains, Md./St. Mary’s Ryken/VCU) recorded her first career double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds in the loss, adding seven assists.
  • Furious Fourth Quarter Rally Falls Short as UMBC Drops a 78-75 Heartbreaker to Albany on Sunday
    January 21, 2018
    Trailing by as many as 13 in the second half, UMBC women’s basketball chipped away and had a chance late, but could not complete the comeback in a heartbreaking 78-75 loss to Albany on Sunday. Redshirt senior Brittani Burgess (White Plains, Md./St. Mary’s Ryken/VCU) recorded her first career double double with 14 points and a career high 12 rebounds.
  • UMBC Women’s Basketball Hosts First Place Albany on Sunday
    January 19, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball returns to the RAC after a tough 65-54 loss to Hartford on Monday afternoon that saw three Retrievers hit double figures. Sophomore Allison McGrath (South Park, Pa./South Park) led the way with 13 points on 3-5 shooting from three. Classmate Lucrezia Costa (Rome, Italy) had 12 on a perfect 5-5 shooting while senior Brittani Burgess (White Plains, Md./St. Mary’s Ryken/VCU) added 11 for her second straight game in double digits.
  • Retrievers Battle, Fall to Hartford 65-54 on Monday
    January 15, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball suffered a 65-54 defeat at the hands of Hartford on Monday afternoon. Sophomore Allison McGrath (South Park, Pa./South Park) led the charge with a season high 13 points, scoring ten in the fourth quarter. UMBC would cut the deficit to as little as eight, but a 14-0 run in the fourth kept the Hawks in front.
  • Women’s Basketball Travels to Hartford on Monday Afternoon 
    January 14, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball travels to Hartford for a Monday matinee fresh off a 66-54 victory against UMass Lowell on Saturday. Redshirt senior Brittani Burgess (White Plains, Md./St. Mary’s Ryken/VCU) led the way with a career best 16 points on 7-11 shooting.
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