10 Meghan Colabella
10 - Meghan Colabella
Height: 6-0
Year: So.
Hometown: Montclair, N.J.
High School: Montclair
Position: F

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 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 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 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)… Came two points and one rebound shy of her first career double-double against Stony Brook (Jan. 12) when she scored eight points and grabbed nine boards in 35 minutes… Grabbed a career-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 nine points on 4-of-5 shooting and added six rebounds and three steals at Binghamton (Feb. 16)… 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… 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… Named Montclair High School team MVP as a senior… Finished her outstanding career at Montclair with 1,165 points… Averaged 18 points and eight rebounds 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… A history major.

 

Year

GP-GS

Min-Avg.

FG-A

Pct.

3FG-A

Pct.

FT-A

Pct.

Off

Def

Reb.

Avg.

PF

FO

A

TO

Blk

Stl

Pts.

Avg.

2007-08

28-16

564-20.1

46-116

.397

7-24

.292

38-50

.760

30

78

108

3.9

69

6

21

39

10

24

137

4.9