BENNINGTON, Vt. - Southern Vermont College Women's Basketball Coach Ben Kozik, who was a force in recruiting and managing a strong team this season, has left the Mountaineers program to pursue other coaching opportunities. Assistant Coach Mike Quinn will take over as Women's Basketball Coach for the 2009-'10 season.
BENNINGTON, Vt. When the NECC announced the Conference Basketball Awards Thursday it was no surprise to see SVC student-athletes throughout the list as the Mountaineers keep making their imprint on the Conference. Three student-athletes were voted to All-Conference teams and the mens team garnered the NECC Mens Basketball Team Sportsmanship Award.
BENNINGTON, Vt. - Southern Vermont College womens basketball freshman guard Joa Claircius of Clermont, Fla. garnered the New England Collegiate Conference Rookie of the Week award for the last week of regular season play.
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The Southern Vermont College women's basketball team won a close game against Wheelock College with a Markeisha Mullen three pointer with only seconds remaining to go up 66-64. Joa Claircius had a breakout game with 30 points for the Mountaineers to lead the offensive surge.
CHICOPEE, Mass. The Southern Vermont womens basketball team came out strong and was only down 29-28 at the half against Elms College but ran out of steam in the 2nd succumbing to the Blazers 67-44 Tuesday night.
BENNINGTON, Vt - SVC gave a valiant effort but fell, 69-61, at the Field House on Senior Night. Staying in the game the entire time was a big boost for the Mountaineers after they got down by double digits twice in the contest - but they continued to fight, taking punch after punch until the New England Collegiate Conference leaders finally finished SVC off.
BENNINGTON, Vt. There was definitely not a lack of unrelenting effort. Unfortunately, the Southern Vermont College women could not stop the Mitchell College attack for the entire forty minutes on Tuesday night, falling 85-55.
BENNINGTON, Vt. Southern Vermont womens basketball point guard Joa Claircius scored 22 points, 5 rebounds, and tallied 6 steals but it was not enough to push the Mountaineers past the Hawks (Becker College) in a close Conference (NECC) game Saturday, losing 74-67.
BENNINGTON, Vt. The Southern Vermont College women's basketball team put five players in double-figures on Tuesday night against visiting Daniel Webster. Holding a 10-point lead late in the first half, SVC was whistled for a technical foul that helped key a 9-0 run by the Eagles - who essentially ran the show from there en route to a 78-68 victory over the Mountaineers.
BENNINGTON, Vt. The Southern Vermont College women's basketball team showed its poise on Saturday against visiting Bay Path, absorbing the Wildcats' best attempt at a counterpunch in-between a dominant start and finish that added up to a 71-49 victory for the home team.
BENNINGTON, Vt. There is simply no way to defend basketball like this. The return of senior power forward Markeisha Mullen from injury transformed nearly every facet of the game for the Southern Vermont College women, who looked at least formidable and at best downright dominant in their 77-61 victory over visiting Newbury College in New England Collegiate Conference action on Thursday.
HOLYOKE, Mass. Mountaineers freshman guard Joa Claircius (Clermont, Fla.) topped all players scoring 31 points while pulling down eleven boards to give herself a double-double and earn the SVC womens basketball team its first Conference victory 76- 49 on the road against the Bay Path Wildcats Thursday night.
NEW LONDON, Conn. The Southern Vermont womens basketball team had two players in double figures compared to Mitchell Colleges six losing in a lopsided game 92-63 Tuesday. The Mountaineers were led by Joa Claircius (Clermont, Fla.) who had 16 points and Kayla Whitman (Bennington, Vt.) who netted 15 points in the loss.
BENNINGTON, Vt. Any time you force 30 turnovers during a basketball game, it is cause for optimism. Unless you yourself cough the ball up 31 times, as the Southern Vermont College women did in their 64-44 loss to visiting Wheelock on Saturday.
BENNINGTON, Vt. Despite 19 points from freshman phenomenon Joa Claircius and 12 points, all treys, from fellow newcomer Kristen Cummings the Mountaineers trailed the Trailblazers the entire game to fall 86-45 at the SVC Field House Tuesday night.
Aside from SVC's team accomplishments the Mountaineers are also individually achieving - with freshman guard Joa Claircius winning NECC women's Player of the Week, her first, and freshman forward Deandre Kennedy-Ebron winning NECC men's Rookie of the Week, his third of the year.
HENNICKER, N.H. - The Southern Vermont women's basketball team stuck with New England College into the second half when a Pilgrims 12-0 run gave them an 18 point cushion and the win last night in a 86-58 SVC loss.
WORCESTER, Mass. The Southern Vermont womens basketball team succumbed to Worcester Polytechnic Institute on the road in non-conference action 85-41 Tuesday night. The Mountaineers were led by Julia Fagan, Alyssa Davis, and Joa Claircius who each had 11 points.
BENNINGTON, Vt. Freshman Joa Claircius poured in a career-high 35 points and sophomore Julia Fagan added her third double-double in as many games as the Southern Vermont College womens basketball team defeated Anna Maria, 66-60, in a hard-fought battle in front of over 150 fans at Mountaineer Gymnasium last night.
BENNINGTON, Vt. The Southern Vermont womens basketball team kicked off the 2008-2009 season with a 98-69 loss to Centenary College in non-conference play Saturday night in the SVC Field House. The Mountaineers (0-1) 27 turnovers (16 were steals by the Cyclones) contributed heavily to the loss.
BENNINGTON, Vt. The swing pass was lazy, and Joa Claircius was already gathering speed the other way as she reached up and snatched the ball out of the air. To say that she led the ensuing fast break would be an understatement, the truth being that there wasn't a defender within 15 feet of her at any point down the floor.
BENNINGTON, Vt. - Its going to be a rebuilding year for the 2008-2009 Southern Vermont Womens Basketball team. But that only means Athletic Director and Head Womens Basketball Coach Ben Kozik will have to work a little bit harder.