Ward Named d3hoops.com First-Team All-AmericanKeli Ward continues to pile up post-season accolades as she was named to the d3hoops.com All-American squad as announced on Saturday. Ward was a first team selection after leading York to a school-record 27 wins. Last week, Ward was named to the WBCA/State Farm All-American team.
Ward Named WBCA/State Farm All-AmericanSenior point guard Keli Ward became York College's first women's basketball All-American as the WBCA announced their 10-player All-American squad on Friday morning. Ward led the Spartans to a school-record 27 wins in 2008-09 to help earn the prestigious award.
Amazing Season Comes to a CloseThe York College women's basktball squad saw their dream season come to a tough end as the University of Scranton Royals used a great defensive effort to down the Spartans 50-46 in the Sweet 16 of the 2009 NCAA Division III Tournament in Rochester, NY.
Chanel Perez: An Inside ScoopYork College women's basketball team is headed to Rochester, N.Y. for the NCAA Sweet 16. Before taking off for Rochester, York's own Todd Shellock sat down with senior forward Chanel Perez to discuss the season, the future, and Beyoncé Knowles.
Witman and Ward Recognized by WBCAThe accolades keep rolling in for the York College womens basketball team. Spartan head coach Betsy Witman and senior point guard Keli Ward were each selected by the Womens Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) as regional honorees for the 2008-2009 season. Witman was chosen as the Region 3 Coach-of-the-Year while Ward is an All-Region 3 team selection.
Off to Rochester, NY for the Sweet 16The York College women's basketball team will head to Rochester, NY to participate in their first ever NCAA Division III Sweet 16. The Spartans square off against the University of Scranton on Friday night at 6:00 pm.
On to the Sweet 16! Spartans Roll by Baruch, 90-73The York College women's basketball team saw all five starters reach double figures as the Green and White advanced to the NCAA Division III Sweet 16 with their 90-73 victory over Baruch College in a second round game on Saturday night in York.
Spartans Post First-Ever NCAA Tournament VictoryThe 10th ranked York College women's basketball team made their NCAA Tournament debut a successful one as the Spartans downed Christopher Newport 75-61 in the opening round of the tournament. The Spartans improve to 26-2 with the win and advance to face Baruch on the second round on Saturday.
Four Spartans Recognized by the CACThe York College women's basketball program received outstanding news Tuesday morning as head coach Betsy Witman was named the CAC Coach-of-the-Year while senior guard Keli Ward was named the CAC Player-of-the-Year as the league office released the all-conference teams.
Ticket Punched, Spartans Set to Host First and Second Round GamesDespite the disappointment of losing in the Capital Athletic Conference championship game, the York College women's basketball team was rewarded for their outstanding regular season as they will host a four-team pod in the opening two rounds of the 2009 NCAA Division III Women's Basketball championship tournament.
Big Second Half Rally Lift Mary Washington to CAC TitleThe York College Spartan women's basketball squad saw their dream season have a nightmare ending in the Capital Athletic Conference tournament championship game as the Mary Washington Eagles held the Spartans to 23 second half points en route to a 67-56 win on Saturday.
Balanced Spartans Advance to the CAC Championship GameThe York College women's basketball team punched their ticket to the 2009 Capital Athletic Conference championship game courtesy of their 72-53 victory over fourth-seeded Wesley College on Thursday night in the CAC semifinals. The Spartans, winners of 25 straight, will host Mary Washington on Saturday at 2:00 pm.
Ward Named as a Jostens Trophy FinalistYork College senior point guard Keli Ward has been named a finalist for the 2009 Jostens Trophy as announced by the Rotary Club of Salem, VA on Tuesday morning. Ward is one of ten women to be named as a finalist for the prestigious award that recognizes the outstanding women's Division III basketball players of the year.
Ward Named the CAC Player of the Week for the Fifth TimeSenior guard Keli Ward has been named the Capital Athletic Conference women's basketball player of the week for the fifth time last season after leading the Spartans to the first 16-0 CAC regular season in conference history.
CAC PERFECT - SPARTANS CLOSE OUT PERFECT CONFERENCE LOOPThe York College women's basketball clinched a perfect Capital Athletic Conference schedule with a 70-57 CAC win over Marymount University on Senior Day at Wolf Gymnasium in York on Saturday. York finishes the regular season 24-1 as they have now won 24 straight contests.
Women's Basketball Featured in d3hoops.comThe York College women's basketball team is currently featured on the front page of d3hoops.com, the leading web authority on Division III men's and women's basketball.
Pink Zone Night Nets Spartans Regular Season CrownThe York College women's basketball team secured the 2008-09 Capital Athletic Conference regular season crown with an 81-53 win over the Gallaudet Bison on Wednesday night in York. The Spartans have now won 23 straight including 15 straight CAC contests.
Spartans Gear Up for WBCA Pink ZoneThe York College womens basketball team and the Womens Basketball Coaches Association team up on Wednesday to bring the Pink Zone to the Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center. The Spartans, who are currently ranked 9th in the nation with a 22-1 record, will host Capital Athletic Conference foe Gallaudet at 6:00 pm.
Ward Named to the d3hoops.com Team of the WeekFor the second time this season, Keli Ward has earned a spot on the d3hoops.com Team of the Week. Ward led the ninth ranked Spartans to a pair of wins this past week. Ward, who was named the CAC Co-Player-of-the-Week on Monday, has led the Spartans to a school-record 22 straight wins.
Keli Ward Named CAC Player of the Week for the Fourth TimeSenior point guard was named the Capital Athletic Conference Co-Player of the week for February 9-15, 2009. Ward has now been selected as a Player of the Week in four different weeks in 2008-09. She led the Spartans to a pair of victories last week as the #10 Spartans improved to 22-1.
Ward's Huge Second Half Lifts Spartans to 22nd Straight WinSenior point guard Keli Ward scored 19 of her game-high 24 points in the second half, lifting the York College Spartans to a 76-67 Capital Athletic Conference victory at Wesley College on Saturday afternoon. The Spartans have now won 22 straight as they have locked up at least at tie for the CAC regular season championship.
Perez Reaches 1,000 as Sparkman Wins the Game LateSophomore April Sparkman hit a layup with 1.2 seconds remaining in regulation to lift the York College women's basketball team to a 59-57 win at McDaniel College on Thursday night in Westminster, MD. The Spartans extend their school record win streak to 21 with the dramatic win.
Chanel Perez Featured in the Hanover Evening SunSenior women's basketball player Chanel Perez has been featured in the Hanover Evening Sun. Perez, a forward for the 10th ranked Spartans, is approaching 1,000 career points as she will be the 12th member of that prestigious group of Spartans.
Sparkman Named CAC Co-Player of the WeekSpartan sophomore April Sparkman capped her outstanding week as she was named the Capital Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Week for the week ending on February 8, 2009. Sparkman averaged 20 points per game during the week including canning the game-winning three in the 59-56 victory over Mary Washington.
Sparkman's Career-High 24 Leads Spartans to 20th StraightYork College sophomore guard April Sparkman poured in a career-high 24 points to lead the Spartans to a 75-60 Capital Athletic Conference win over St. Mary's College on Saturday afternoon in St. Mary's City, MD. The win is the 20th straight for York as they are now 13-0 in the CAC.
Ward and Figenshu Featured in Daily Local NewsSenior guards Keli Ward and Donna Figenshu were featured on Wednesday in the Daily Local News. The pair, who hail from the Chester, PA area, are key cogs for the 19-1 Spartan women's basketball team.
Sparkman's Three Extends Win Streak to 19In a battle of the two top defensive teams in the Capital Athletic Conference, the nationally ranked York College Spartans posted a 59-56 victory over Mary Washington on an April Sparkman three with 4.5 seconds left in regulation. The win extends York's school-record win streak to 19 games.
Ward and Sparkman Lead Spartans Past MustangsThe York College women's basketball team extended their school-record win streak to 18 with a hard fought 67-54 victory at Stevenson University on Saturday night in Capital Athletic Conference play. The Spartans improve to 18-1 overall and 11-0 in the CAC.
The Beat Goes On, Spartan Women Extend Streak to 17The York College women's basketball team extended their school-record streak to 17 straight as the Spartans rolled past Hood College, 92-45, in a Capital Athletic Conference contest in York on Wednesday night. The Spartans improve to 17-1 overall and perfect 10-0 in the league.
Ward Earns d3hoops.com Team of the Week HonorSenior point guard Keli Ward continues to accumulate a number of individual accolades during the Spartans' outstanding campaign. Ward, who led the 13th ranked Spartans to a trio of wins last week, earned one of five spots on the d3hoops.com Team of the Week for the week of Jan. 19-25, 2009.
Spartans Rise in National RankingsThe York College women's basketball squad moved up in both national polls after three wins last week including a 12-point victory in a battle of nationally ranked teams at #18 Marymount. The Spartans are now 13th in one poll and 14th in the other.
Ward Earns CAC Player of the Week Award for the Third Time This SeasonYork College senior guard Keli Ward was named the CAC Player of the Week for the third time this season after leading the #13 Spartans to a trio of wins this past week. Ward, who earned the award on November 24 and January 12, is leading the Spartans in scoring, rebounding and assists in 2008-09.
Spartans Bounce Marymount in Top-20 MatchupThe #17 York College women's basketball squad topped #18 Marymount Saturday afternoon 78-66 in Arlington, Va. The Spartans, who improve their school-record win streak to 16, move to 16-1 overall and 9-0 in the CAC. The Saints drop to 13-4 and 6-2 in league play.
Ward's Double-Double Leads Spartans to 15th Straight WinThe York College women's hoops squad took to the road Wednesday night and came home with their 15th straight win as they dispatched Gallaudet 82-41 in Washington, DC. The victory is York's school-record 15th straight as they are ranked 17th in the d3hoops.com Top 25 and 21st in the WBCA USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll.
Huge First Half Propels Spartans to 14th Straight WinThe York College women's basketball team rode a 51-point first half to cruise to an 89-59 Capital Athletic Conference win over Wesley College on Monday night in York. The Spartans, who are now ranked 17th in the d3hoops.com Top 25 Poll, extended their school-record win streak to 14.
Outstanding Defense Lifts Spartans to CAC Win over St. Mary'sThe nationally ranked York College women's basketball team overcame poor shooting with outstanding defense to propel them to a 64-42 Capital Athletic Conference victory over St. Mary's College on Wednesday night in York. The win extended the Spartans' school record win streak to 13.
Spartans Surge into National RankingsThe York College women's basketball team has earned their first-ever national ranking as the Spartans are ranked 21st in the d3hoops.com poll and 22nd in the WBCA USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll as they most recent rankings were released on Tuesday.
Ward Earns CAC Player of the Week NodYork College senior women's basketball point guard Keli Ward has been named the Capital Athletic Conference Player-of-the-Week after leading the Spartans to a pair of wins including a victory at #15 Mary Washington on Wednesday. Ward earns the award for the second time this season.