2018-19 Women's Basketball Season Preview

2018-19 Women's Basketball Season Preview

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LANCASTER, Pa. – With the Centennial Conference's (CC) two leading scorers returning to the lineup, Franklin & Marshall women's basketball looks to continue to develop a strong team dynamic to help the Diplomats compete for one of the five CC playoff bids.

To watch the season preview with head coach Kirsten Richter, click here.

After losing three seniors to graduation last year, F&M has brought in five first years covering all positions to help strengthen the squad's depth.

To view a video roster for the 2018-19 team, click here.

Returners 

Haley Pilone – Sr. 

Sarah Pisani – Sr.

Lindsey Powers - Sr. 

AnnMarie DiCarlo - Sr. 

Kristin Hamill – Jr.

Sarosha Parsons – Jr. 

Emily Moran - So. 

Pilone returns for her senior campaign having received All-CC Honorable Mention after leading the Conference last season in scoring average, ending the year averaging 17.7 points per game. She consistently ranked in the top-10 among all DIII players in three-pointers per game (3.43). 

Pisani helped pace the offense last year, averaging 5.8 assists per game. The senior became the second player in program history to reach 300 career assists after ending the year with 339. 

Hamill returns as the Diplomats' other All-CC selection, earning Honorable Mention last season after ranking second in the Conference by averaging 17.3 points per game and ranking fourth in rebounds per game (9.3). Hamill scored in double-digits in 23 out of 25 games, including a career-high (33) against Dickinson on Jan. 17.  

Parsons delivered a strong sophomore campaign last season. The shooting guard was third on the team in points per game (7.1) and second in rebounds per game (5.3). 

Milestone Watch: Pilone ranks second in career three-pointers made at 165, needing 13 more to reach Dana Johns '06. Pisani sits second in assists with 339. Sarah Meisenberg '09 leads the category with 367. 

Looking Ahead 

The Diplomats take to the road to open the season, traveling to Marywood on Tuesday, Nov. 13. The annual Terry Greene Tip-Off Classic starts off on Saturday, Nov. 17 when F&M hosts Elizabethtown at 3:00 p.m. 

F&M hosts Gettysburg to begin Conference play on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7:00 p.m. in Lancaster, while the Diplomats close out the 2018 calendar year with a trip to Santa Cruz, Calif. with meetings against Grove City on Dec. 29 and U.C. Santa Cruz on Dec. 30.

Centennial Playoffs open with the First Round on Tuesday, Feb. 19 with the Semifinals and Championship set to run from Feb. 22-23.

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Follow Along 

All F&M home contests are streamed in HD video, free of charge at GoDiplomats.com/Live and simulcast on the Centennial Conference Digital Network (CCDN). Fans can also follow the action through the live stats page, found here. 

Centennial Conference Digital Network (CCDN) 

The Centennial Conference announced a partnership with Stretch Internet to become the conference's digital network provider and establish a central location for all CC athletic events. Broadcasts that are present in the Stretch portal are exclusively produced by each of the 11-member institutions of the conference. 

In addition to its Roku channel, the Conference will have three new over-the-top (OTT) applications to make broadcasts available – Apple TV, Amazon Fire and Android TV. Home broadcasts that are produced by all 11 members will be available on CentennialConference.TV and the OTT apps. 

Follow Along (Social Media) 

All of your favorite Diplomat athletic teams are available on social media. Follow them on Twitter and Instagram, like them on Facebook and subscribe to the Diplomats YouTube page for frequent highlight videos of games throughout the season.