SEASON REVIEW: Turning The Page To A New Age

(photo by Scott Eyre)
(photo by Scott Eyre)

Entering a new era of women's basketball at EMU, Coach Jenny Logan brought together a group of women that finished the season claiming an ODAC Tournament berth in the first year of a ten team format. This team found their stride during a stretch in the middle of the season winning seven of nine games to carry them into the postseason, eventually falling in the first round to seventh seeded Roanoke.

Record in 2018-19: 10-16 (7-11 ODAC)
Coach: Jenny Logan (10-16 overall, 7-11 ODAC in one season)

Coach Logan Comments:
"This season was a year of creating cohesion within our program in all aspects.  With seven first year players and a completely new coaching staff, there were a lot of relationships to build.  We worked to merge a new culture with aspects of the previous culture that were important to our student athletes.  Together we began constructing our vision of what we want EMU women's basketball to be.  From the crazy overtime win against Roanoke to seeing all five of our seniors play so well together on senior day, there were some unbelievable moments on the court this season.  Off the court, things like our Halloween community service, Christmas dinner at Lexi Deffenbaugh's house and making the trip to watch the UVA women's basketball team will remain fond memories.  I am really looking forward to the years to come and creating more fantastic memories!"

Awards:
Emily McCombs -
McDaniel Tip-Off Classic All-Tournament Team, Royals Athlete of the Week (Nov. 19-25)
Lindsey Krisak - Royals Athlete of the Week (Jan. 7-13)
Chrissy Delawder - Royals Athlete of the Week (Jan. 14-20)

Statistical Leaders:
- Forward Chrissy Delawder led the ODAC in 3-Point Shooting Percentage at 45.9%.
- Forward Lexi Dean was tied for second in the ODAC in Blocks/Game with 1.8 and fifth in FG Shooting Percentage at 53.3%.
- Senior Lindsey Krisak averaged 3.2 Assists/Game for eighth amongst ODAC leaders.
- Sophomore Emily McCombs led the team with 9.8 PPG.

Season Highlights:
- Won the first game of the season at home against Apprentice.
- Earned the first conference win holding on to win against Virginia Wesleyan at home.
- Forced overtime with 0.4 seconds left, then won by four in the regular season matchup against Roanoke.
- Came away with a win against Shenandoah in the first ever Rowdy Royal Game.
- All five seniors started in the final home game win against Hollins on Senior Recognition Day.

Career Statistical Notes:
- Senior Jess Washington finishes her career 16th in EMU women's basketball program history with 535 total rebounds averaging 6.1 Reb/Gm in 87 career games.

Athlete Comments:
"I really enjoyed this season and appreciated the game from a different leadership perspective. I take so many great memories with me as well as relationships that will last a lifetime. "- Senior Lindsey Krisak