Marian University (Ind.)


Marian (Ind.)

After winning the 2016 NAIA DII Women’s Basketball National Championship, the Marian Knights started the season as the No. 1 team in the preseason Coaches Top-25 Coaches Poll. Marian won its first four games until an upset loss on the road to Tennessee Wesleyan cut the championship honeymoon short. After that, the Knights rattled off six straight wins, then lost two out of five to then No. 13 Indiana Wesleyan and Keiser University. After that, Marian won 18-straight on its way to the 2017 Crossroads League regular-season and tournament championships. Marian’s two leading scorers are guards Kellie Kirkhoff and Jessica Almeida, who each average slightly over 13.5 points per game.

Marian University (IN) 2017 Roster

Player ImageNumberNamePositionHeightYearHome Town ()
Katie GearldsGearlds, KatieHead Coach4th season ()
Vicky VolonakiVolonaki, VickyAssistant coach4th season ()
Mark ParkerParker, MarkAssistant Coach2nd season ()
Jessica  Almedia1Almedia, Jessica G5-9Sr. (Lisbon, Portugal)
Joana Soeiro11Soeiro, JoanaG5-7Jr.Aveiro, Portugal (Jose Augusto Lucas)
Kellie Kirkhoff12Kirkhoff, KellieG5-5Jr.Indianapolis, Ind. (Roncalli HS)
Rachel Titzer15Titzer, RachelG5-9Fr.Indianapolis, Ind. (Roncalli HS)
Candace  Danz21Danz, Candace G5-9Fr.Trafalgar, Ind. (Indian Creek HS)
Julia Titus22Titus, JuliaC6-0Fr.Eaton, Ohio (Eaton HS)
Karen  Jones23Jones, Karen F5-10So.Pittsboro, Ind. (Tri-West HS)
Jenna  Sullivan24Sullivan, Jenna C6-2Sr.Brookston, Ind. (Frontier HS)
Ana Kirby25Kirby, AnaF5-11Sr.Kokomo, Ind. (Kokomo HS)
Sarah Corbin33Corbin, SarahF5-9So.Mooresville, Ind. (Mooresville HS)