November 11, 2010

Women's Basketball Names 2010-11 Captains

HAMDEN, Conn. - Quinnipiac women's basketball Head Coach Tricia Fabbri has named two captains for the upcoming 2010-11 season. Seniors Alyssa Jann (Westford, Mass.) and Lailah Pratt (Palmyra, N.J.) will lead the Bobcats as they look to clinch their 11th consecutive appearance in the Northeast Conference Tournament.

"What is so wonderful in naming seniors, Lailah and Alyssa captains for this year, is the overwhelming respect that they have garnered from me, my staff and most importantly their teammates, said Head Coach Tricia Fabbri.

Jann appeared in all 30 games last season, making ten starts on the year. Her .400 three-point field goal percentage ranked in the top five in the NEC, while ranking second on the team. The forward's 168 points ranked fourth amongst the Bobcats, while she led Quinnipiac with a .900 free throw percentage, making 18 of 20 attempts. Jann scored a career-high of 16 points at Miami on Dec. 28 last season.

Pratt also played in every game for Quinnipiac in the 2009-10 season. The forward compiled 143 points and 37 assists on the year. Pratt ranked third on the team with 129 rebounds, while her 67 offensive rebounds ranked in the top 15 in the conference. She scored a career-high 12 points against Long Island in the NEC Tournament Quarterfinals on March 6, 2010.

"Both have paid their dues and have worked tirelessly over their careers to become not only starters, but leaders on the court, in the locker room and in the classroom, said Fabbri. "They are tremendous ambassadors for our women's basketball program and Quinnipiac University.

The Bobcats play their first game of the 2010-11 season against non-conference opponent Fairfield University on Friday, Nov. 12 at Alumni Hall in Fairfield, Conn. at 7:00 p.m.