Here are your Canadian women heading into the NCAA post season tournaments …
Connecticut – Kia Nurse
Robert Morris – Megan Smith, Mikalah Mulrain, Yasmyne Salhia-Bernales
Duquesne – Brianne Thomas
UCLA – Nirra Fields
Missouri – Michelle Hudyn
Florida St – Adut Bulgak
Oregon St – Jamie Weisner, Ruth Hamblin, Kolbie Orum
Albany – Cassandra Edwards, Jessica Fequiere, Khara Keane, Veronika Lavergne
Syracuse – Julia Chandler
Green Bay – Kaili Lukan
Arizona St – Quinn Dornstauder
San Francisco – Zayn Dornstauder, Cierre Roufosse, Alicia Roufosse
Players to Watch:
Kia Nurse – She was the fifth leading scorer on her team and she still was an all conference pick. That should tell you something.
Adut Bulgak – She had a good year but fell a little short of great year when she was hurt early in the season. This could be a chance to show the world she’s still the player from last season when healthy.
Nirra Fields – Fields can beat you with the O or with her D so she should be something to watch for sure. She is a volume shooter so if she gets the green light it should be even more fun to watch.
Ruth Hamblin and Jamie Weisner – The conference player of the year and the conference defensive player of the year. On the same team. Both seniors. Both looking to go out with a bang. Watch out now!
Other Players to Watch: Kaili Lukan, Quinn Dornstauder, Megan Smith, Mikalah Mulrain
Quinnipiac – Sarah Shewan
South Dakota – Abigail Fogg
Dayton – Saicha Grant-Allen
Gonzaga – Emma Wolfram, Kacie Bosch
Hofstra – Kayla Minot
Iowa – Christina Buttenham
Memphis – Cheyanne Creighton, Loysha Morris
Minnesota – Danielle Garven
Nebraska – Esther Ramacieri
Northwestern – Oceana Hamilton (Transfer student)
Oregon – Lauren Yearwood
Santa Clara – Nicole Vander Helm
Tulane – Kaylah Cruikshank
Utah – Emily Potter, Paige Crozon, Daneesha Provo
Virginia Tech – Taijah Campbell, Samantha Hill
Players to Watch:
Emily Potter – Coming off a missed sesaon due to injury Potter has become the future of the frontcourt for Utah. Expect her to be particularly hungry to show out here after the disappointing loss to start the PAC-12 Tournament.
Paige Crozon – Potter may have got the headlines but Crozon is no one’s Robin. She’s more than capable on both ends and could have a monster game if Potter gets into foul trouble early.
Saicha Grant-Allen – Grant-Allen is a walking double-double. Her team’s run through the WNIT could be dependant on how many she can get.
Others to Watch: Cheyenne Creighton, Loysha Morris, Taijah Campbell, Sarah Shewan
Women’s Basketball Invitational
Fairfield – Samantha Cooper