21 Michele Brokans
21 - Michele Brokans
Height: 5-9
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Lansdale, Pa.
High School: Lansdale Catholic
Position: G

NOTES: Ranks 10th all-time at UMBC with 249 career assists.

AS A JUNIOR (2009-10): Started 21 of 30 games and led the Retrievers with 70 assists, 43 steals and a 1.4 assist-to-turnover ratio… Ranked 12th in the America East with 2.3 assists per game… Also 12th in the league with 1.8 steals per conference contest… Dished out eight assists while committing just one turnover in 26 minutes at Towson (Nov. 24)… The eight helpers were the most by a Retriever on the year… Scored a season-high six points and added five assists at Fordham (Dec. 29)… Averaged 4.0 apg in four games from Dec. 28-Jan. 3… Drained her first triple of the season and dished out five helpers against Hartford on her 21st birthday (Jan. 6)… Grabbed a season-high seven rebounds to go along with five points and four assists at Albany (Jan. 13)… Pulled down a team-high five rebounds against Maine(Feb. 7)… Tied her career high with five steals, the most by a Retriever all season, against Albany (Feb. 18)… Averaged 1.2 ppg and 2.3 rpg on the season… Recognized on the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2008-09): Served as team co-captain… The only Retriever to start all 30 games on the season… Led UMBC with 52 steals and 110 assists, ranking fourth and fifth, respectively, all-time among Retriever sophomores… Ranked second in the America East and 46th in the NCAA with a 1.7 assist-to-turnover ratio… Also ranked fifth in the conference with 3.7 assists per game and seventh with 1.7 steals per contest… Also ranked fourth on the team with 4.0 rebounds per game and third with 11 blocks, including nine against league opponents… Twelve of her 15 field goals on the season were 3-pointers… Committed just nine turnovers and boasted a 3.2 assist-to-turnover ratio through the first nine games of the season… Averaged 5.1 apg in the first eight America East contests… Posted eight assists and four steals against New Hampshire (Jan. 10)… Dished out a career-high 10 assists, including nine in the first half, while adding two blocks and four steals against Binghamton (Jan. 24)… The 10 helpers were the most in a game by a Retriever since Brittnie Hughes on Dec. 29, 2006, tying the eighth-highest single-game total in UMBC history and marking the 14th double-digit assist effort ever by a Retriever… Named America East Player of the Game against Hartford (Feb. 18) after stuffing the stat sheet with five points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals… Grabbed a career-best 10 rebounds and added two blocks and two steals against Stony Brook (Feb. 21)… Made both 3-point attempts for a season-high six points and added seven assists and five rebounds at Albany (Feb. 25)… Recorded five steals, the most by a Retriever all season, and added seven rebounds at Binghamton (Feb. 28)… Garnered recognition on the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll… Named the team’s Unsung Hero at UMBC’s annual varsity awards banquet.

AS A FRESHMAN (2007-08): Led the Retrievers with 69 assists, the eighth-highest total ever by a UMBC freshman… Became the first Retriever rookie to start a season opener since Sharri Rohde in 2003… Pulled down a team-high seven rebounds against George Washington in the opener (Nov. 9)… Drilled a 3-pointer for her only score of the game… Dished out four assists against Rider (Nov. 11)… Collected the first three steals of her career at Coppin State (Nov. 14)… Scored six points and tied a then-personal best with four assists while playing all 40 minutes against James Madison (Nov. 16)… Tallied a season-high four steals at NJIT (Nov. 28)… Recorded a season-high six assists againstBinghamton (Jan. 16)… Scored seven points on 3-of-4 shooting in 40 minutes at Vermont (Jan. 20)… Tied her season best with seven rebounds at Albany (Jan. 22)… Scored a career-high nine points on 4-of-5 shooting and added five rebounds and six assists against New Hampshire (Feb. 2)… Did not score at Stony Brook (Feb. 13) but posted seven rebounds and four assists without a turnover in 40 minutes… Took her first career foul shot at Binghamton (Feb. 16)… Ranked third in the America East with a 1.57 assist-to-turnover ratio and ninth with 2.46 assists per game… Ranked fourth in the league with a 1.73 assist-to-turnover ratio and eighth with 2.71 assists in conference games … Saw action in 28 games and made 27 starts… Averaged 2.0 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game… Played in 27.64 minutes per game on the season… Tied for third on the team with 30 steals… Averaged 2.3 points and 3.4 rebounds against America East opponents… Led the Retrievers with 38 assists in conference contests.

HIGH SCHOOL: Named Pioneer Athletic Conference Player of the Year as a senior… A four-time All-Conference honoree… Also a four-time All-Area selection by The Reporter and The Intelligencer, and a two-time All-Area selection by The Times Herald… Averaged 8.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 4.3 steals per game as a senior… Received the Genuardi Award as Lansdale Catholic’s Most Outstanding Female Athlete as a junior and senior… Three-time team MVP as who captained her squad all three years, as well… Led her AAU team, Fencor, to three national championships, five straight appearances in the title game and seven consecutive appearances in the top 5 at the AAU National Championship Tournament… Also led Fencor to seven consecutive Middle Atlantic Association Regional AAU championships with a combined 47-1 record… Was invited to the Middle Atlantic Regional AAU All-Star Team tryouts to represent the region at the National Junior Olympics in June 2004… Also a four-year lacrosse standout at Lansdale Catholic who earned All-Conference honors from 2005-07… A member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: The third of six children to Ed and Elaine Brokans… Has an older brother, Joe, an older sister, Laura, a younger brother, Tommy, and two younger sisters, Mary Kate and Erin… Born Jan. 6, 1989… Majoring in psychology with a minor in social welfare.