Wilson Releases 2011-2012 Schedule
Connecticut College Head Women's Basketball Coach Brian Wilson has released the schedule for the 2011-2012 season.
The Camels will open the season Nov. 19 with a game against the Albany College of Pharmacy in Boston, Mass. at the Emerson College Tournament.
After playing their first three games on the road, the Camels will return home to the friendly confines of Luce Field House for a 7:00 p.m. game against Western Connecticut State University on the 29th of November.
In December, the Camels will play the first three games of the month at Connecticut College, including a cross-town match up against the Mitchell College Mariners Dec. 5.
Connecticut College will match up against seven New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) opponents in a busy month of January. Middlebury (13th), Williams (14th), Bates (20th) and Tufts (21st) will visit Luce Field House for important NESCAC games, while the Camels will hit the road for conference tilts at Trinity (6th), Amherst (7th) and Wesleyan (21st).
In the month of February, the Camels will host Hamilton Feb. 3 for a conference contest before they head north to close out the regular season on the road against Colby (10th) and Bowdoin (11th) in Maine.
"We are extremely excited about the challenges of this year's schedule," Coach Wilson said. "In addition to the usual rigors of NESCAC competition, we face six teams that participated in last year's NCAA tournament. We look forward to welcoming some new schools to our schedule while at the same time maintaining our traditional rivalries. We expect to be challenged in every contest and know that we'll need to play intense, unselfish, team-oriented basketball in order to be successful."
Wilson welcomed one of the top recruiting classes in New England last year. Tara Gabelman notched eight double-doubles and averaged 16 points and 9.1 rebounds in the post while classmate Caitlin Cimino contributed eight points, nine rebounds and three blocks per contest in her final four starts of the year as one of the most improved players on the roster.
Senior guard Jenn Shinall is just 91 points shy of the 1,000 point barrier with 909 career points.
Wilson welcomes the addition of assistant coach Dana Simonelli, a Providence College graduate who has a diverse coaching background in the high school and collegiate ranks.
Check the web site for more information on the 2011-2012 season.
September 21, 2011