St. Francis (Ill.)

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St. Francis (Ill.)

The No. 1 ranked University of St. Francis (Ill.) Fighting Saints head into the NAIA D-II Women’s Basketball National Championship with the top-seed, despite losing the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship to the Saint Xavier University (Ill.) Cougars 88-64 on Feb. 28. The Fighting Saints, who are coached by fifth-year head coach and CCAC Coach of the Year, Samantha Quigley Smith, play out of the Sullivan Center in Joliet, Illinois. St. Francis was able to amass a 31-1 record over the season, and look to start their run to the title with a matchup versus the No.8 seed University of California-Merced on Wednesday, March 8 with a scheduled tip-off of 5:15 p.m.

Saint Francis University (IL) 2017 Roster

Player ImageNumberNamePositionHeightYearHome Town ()
Allee Hernandez0Hernandez, AlleeG5-3Fr.Homer Glen, Ill. (Providence Catholic)
Samantha Quigley SmithQuigley Smith, SamanthaHead Coach5th season ()
Dan McCarthyMcCarthy, DanAssistant Coach5th season ()
Mike DelroseDelrose, MikeAssistant Coach5th season ()
Cosmia TinesTines, CosmiaAssistant Coach9th season ()
Abbey HengesbachHengesbach, AbbeyGraduate Assistant Coach1st season ()
Angelica Osusky2Osusky, AngelicaG5-6Sr.Romeoville, Ill. (Romeoville HS)
Trish Stritzel3Stritzel, TrishG5-9So.Chicago, Ill. (Trinity, HS)
Charnelle Reed4Reed, CharnelleG5-10Sr.Chicago Heights, Ill. (Homewood-Flossmoor)
Ashley Hare10Hare, AshleyG5-7Fr.Joliet, Ill. (Joliet Central HS)
Ivana Markovic12Markovic, IvanaG5-7So.Wheaton, Ill. (Glenbard South HS)
Madi Canady13Canady, MadiG5-8Fr.Warren, Ind. (Huntington North)
Kamari Jordan14Jordan, KamariG5-9Jr.Bolingbrook, Ill. (Bolingbrook HS)
Mary Rouse20Rouse, MaryG5-7Sr.Yorkville, Ill. (Joliet Catholic HS)
Andriana Acosta21Acosta, AndrianaF5-9Fr.Crest Hill, Ill. (Joliet Catholic HS)
Aysia McCondichie23McCondichie, AysiaG5-9Fr.Richton Park, Ill. (Marian Catholic HS)
Christina Ekhomu24Ekhomu, ChristinaG5-5Jr.Bolingbrook, Ill. (Joliet Catholic HS)
Kaitlyn Aylward31Aylward, KaitlynF/C6-0Fr.Elmwood Park, Ill. (Trinity HS)
Nichole Davidson32Davidson, NicholeF5-11So.South Elgin, Ill. (St. Charles North HS)
Cody Brand33Brand, CodyF/C6-0Jr.Woodstock, Ill. (Woodstock HS)
Renee Martin35Martin, ReneeG/F5-9Jr.Poplar Grove, Ill. (North Boone HS)
Julia Huinker43Huinker, JuliaC6-3So.Des Plaines, Ill. (Maine West HS)
Jordan Giddings44Giddings, JordanF6-1Sr.Rock Falls, Ill. (Rock Falls HS)