Women's Basketball 2008-09 Headlines

  • Quinn Takes Over SVC Women's Basketball
    April 01, 2009
    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.
  • SVC A Slam Dunk In Conference Awards
    February 26, 2009
    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 men’s team garnered the NECC Men’s Basketball Team Sportsmanship Award.
  • Claircius Nabs Final ROW For SVC
    February 24, 2009
    BENNINGTON, Vt. - Southern Vermont College women’s 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.
  • Mountaineers Win In Final Seconds
    February 19, 2009
    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.
  • Huge Second Half Leads Elms Women’s Basketball Past Southern Vermont, 67-44
    February 17, 2009
    CHICOPEE, Mass. – The Southern Vermont women’s 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.
  • SVC Women Test NECC's Best In Loss
    February 14, 2009
    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.
  • Mountaineers Flounder Against Mariners
    February 10, 2009
    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.
  • Hawks Outplay Mountaineers
    January 31, 2009
    BENNINGTON, Vt. – Southern Vermont women’s 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.
  • Turnovers Plague Mountaineers
    January 27, 2009
    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.
  • SVC Women Notch NECC Win
    January 24, 2009
    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.
  • SVC Balance Turns Newbury Inside-Out
    January 23, 2009
    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.
  • SVC Women Can’t Find Defensive Answer
    January 17, 2009
    BENNINGTON, Vt. – Despite Joa Claircius’game-high 20 points the Southern Vermont College women’s basketball team lost to visiting Elms College on Saturday by a final of 85-54.
  • Mountaineers Pummel Wildcats
    January 15, 2009
    HOLYOKE, Mass.— Mountaineer’s 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 women’s basketball team its first Conference victory 76- 49 on the road against the Bay Path Wildcats Thursday night.
  • Mountaineers Can’t Swing It With Mariners
    January 13, 2009
    NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Southern Vermont women’s basketball team had two players in double figures compared to Mitchell College’s 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.
  • Mountaineer Women Can't Keep Wildcats Down
    January 10, 2009
    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.
  • Mountaineers Can't Stay On The Trail
    January 06, 2009
    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.
  • NECC Awards Claircius & Ebron
    December 17, 2008
    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.
  • Foul Trouble Sinks Mountaineers
    December 15, 2008
    BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A second-half run by host St. Joseph’s College erased a 16-point lead by Southern Vermont College and left the Mountaineer women on the short end of an 81-73 final score on Saturday.
  • Mountaineers Fall Short Against Pilgrims
    December 04, 2008
    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.
  • Well Oiled Engineers Slip Past SVC
    November 26, 2008
    WORCESTER, Mass. – The Southern Vermont women’s 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.
  • Full Speed Ahead For SVC
    November 20, 2008
    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 women’s basketball team defeated Anna Maria, 66-60, in a hard-fought battle in front of over 150 fans at Mountaineer Gymnasium last night.
  • Victory for SVC
    November 18, 2008
    BENNINGTON, Vt. — The Southern Vermont College women's basketball team earned its first victory of the season by taking down visiting Sage on Tuesday night, 63-54, at the SVC Field House.
  • Cyclones Blow Past Mountaineers
    November 15, 2008
    BENNINGTON, Vt. – The Southern Vermont women’s 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.
  • Mountaineers Aim For A Transition Game
    November 06, 2008
    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.
  • 2008 Basketball Recruits Arrive On Campus
    August 24, 2008
    BENNINGTON, Vt. - It’s going to be a rebuilding year for the 2008-2009 Southern Vermont Women’s Basketball team. But that only means Athletic Director and Head Women’s Basketball Coach Ben Kozik will have to work a little bit harder.