August 18, 1998
The future has never looked brighter for the Notre Dame women’s basketball program.
Three straight NCAA tournament berths, a first-ever Final Four appearance in 1997 and its run to the Sweet 16 in 1998, has pushed the Irish into the forefront of women’s college basketball.
Notre Dame’s magical run to the Final Four in ’97 culminated a 10-year effort by head coach Muffet McGraw, who has guided the Irish to nine 20-win seasons during her 11-year tenure. Under McGraw, the Irish have earned five NCAA tournament berths, and in each of the last three years, have won their first round games.
Once members of the North Star and Midwestern Collegiate Conferences, the Irish are now one of the premier teams in the prestigious BIG EAST Conference, which last year saw three of its teams — Notre Dame, Connecticut and Rutgers — all advance to the Sweet 16, a first for the league since women’s basketball became a conference sport in 1982-83.
Notre Dame’s success over the last three years has been the result of its entrance into the BIG EAST. Since joining the league in 1995-96, the Irish have proven to be one of its more dominant teams. McGraw’s squad has compiled a 44-10 (81.4 percent) record in regular season games and a 6-3 mark in BIG EAST tournament action for an overall record of 50-13 (79.3 percent) against league opponents. In each of its first three seasons in the league, Notre Dame has advanced to the semifinals of the BIG EAST tournament.
Following Notre Dame’s 1996-97 recording-setting season in which the Irish won a school-record 31 games en route to a 31-7 campaign, the 1997-98 campaign looked to be more of a rebuilding year for McGraw and her coaching staff after the loss of four starters, including two players — Beth Morgan and Katryna Gaither — who finished their respective careers one-two on the Notre Dame career scoring list.
But last season proved to be anything but a rebuilding year as the Irish fashioned a 22-10 ledger and a final ranking of 17th in the USA Today/ESPN Coahes Poll.
McGraw’s squad produced one of the biggest upsets in the ’98 NCAA tournament when Notre Dame beat sixth-ranked and top-seeded Texas Tech 74-59 in the second round of the Midwest Region on the Lady Raiders home floor.
With the loss of just two players, including four-year starter Mollie Peirick, and the return of a talented group of underclassmen who made significant contributions a year ago, Notre Dame’s place among the elite in women’s college basketball appears to be in tact.
“This is going to be an interesting year for us,” McGraw says. “We have a target on our backs with a young team, and this is the first time that has happened to us. We need to capitalize on the success we experienced last season. Confidence will be very important to us, especially at the beginning of the season.”
High expectations by McGraw, her coaching staff and players surround the upcoming 1998-99 campaign. Because of last year’s late-season success, and with all but one starter gone, McGraw knows that the opponents will be pointing to her team each and every game. She also believes that her squad is fully aware of the challenges ahead for them this season.
“No question that there is going to be pressure on us this year,” McGraw says, “but most of it will be self-imposed. We expect to do well. We’ll be ranked in the preseason for the first time in two years with a whole different team.
“I think we’ll handle the pressure well. The experience we had last year and the leadership of Sheila McMillen will be tremendous.”
Notre Dame’s success in ’96-’97 was the result of a strong inside-outside game which posed significant problems for Irish opponents. That double threat is there again. The outside shooting of senior Sheila McMillen and junior Niele Ivey and the inside game of sophomores Ruth Riley and Kelley Siemon will provide headaches for Irish opposition.
McGraw believes that a significant strength of this year’s team will be in the overall balance of the team. Notre Dame has many key offensive and defensive weapons. The Irish expect to score in a variety of ways.
“The balance in this year’s team is terrific,” McGraw says. “For the first time ever, we have seven people who have a legitimate chance at starting and seven different people who can be the leading scorer in any particular game.
“Two years ago we basically relied on two players (Morgan and Gaither) to handle the scoring for us. We’re definitely not a two-man team any more. We have too much talent to limit ourselves. No one is going to be guaranteed a starting job.”
McGraw looks for this squad to be her best defensive and quickest team ever. Senior Danielle Green and Ivey are the two players who will spark the Irish defensive game. Their quickness and agility will allow Notre Dame to become more of a pressing team this season.
“We’re going to score a lot of points off in transition,” McGraw says. “Our backcourt is extremely talented and versatile. Danielle and Niele are two players in particular who are going to be a real key for us when we have to turn up our defensive intensity.”
Notre Dame’s perimeter game lacked consistency a year ago, but with the seasoned veteran McMillen, Ivey and freshman Sherisha Hills, the Irish should be much improved in that area.
“With the strength of our inside game, I expect many of our opponents are going to pack it in against Ruth and we’ll probably see a lot of zone defense,” McGraw says.
Rebounding (both on the offensive and defensive boards), an area of weakness a year ago, will be significantly improved for Notre Dame this season. The Irish have strong and physical rebounding capabilities with the return of Riley, Green and Siemon.
The addition of freshman Sherisha Hills, a 5-8 freshman guard, and 6-1 forward/guard Ericka Haney provide the Irish with athleticism and quickness. A year ago, Riley and Siemon had to step immediately into their roles with little time for adjustment. With the return of nine upperclassmen, Hills and Haney will have time to settle into their games and learn the Notre Dame system.
“Sherisha and Ericka are going to be a great compliment to this team,” McGraw says. “Sherisha is an intelligent player who can shoot the ball well from the outside, while Ericka is one of the most athletic players we have ever had at Notre Dame and will help us out defensively and on the boards.
“Each of them could both challenge for a starting job, but they also will have the luxury of having time to adjust to the college game.”
The prospects and challenges of the upcoming season excite McGraw. Goals and expectations have been firmly established. This is a team which believes that it can continue where it left off a year ago and aspire to even greater success this season. It’s not unrealistic to think that this group of Notre Dame players have all the ingredients and intangibles for the Irish to make another run to the Final Four.
A year ago, one of the biggest question marks heading into the ’97-’98 campaign for McGraw was how long it would take for the Notre Dame post game to develop. The loss of two starters from the ’97 Final Four team had left the Irish rather thin and inexperienced in this area.
But Notre Dame’s youth quickly developed and by season’s end the post game had flourished. With the return of two starters and key players off the bench, there are no question marks for McGraw and her staff this season.
“Our post game improved dramatically,” McGraw says. “I knew at the start of the season that we were talented and that it would take some time for that aspect of our game to develop. Assistant coach Carol Owens did an outstanding job of bringing our young players along.
“I feel very good about our post game this year and the confidence with which our players will display this season. With all the playing time our post players got last year and the experience they gained, we’re in a great situation.”
Sophomores Ruth Riley (6-5, Macy, Ind.) and Kelley Siemon (6-2, Edina, Minn.) comprise a formidable frontcourt tandem with size and finesse.
|Sophomore Ruth Riley looks to build on a spectacular freshman season.|
Riley, the tallest player in the history of the Notre Dame women’s basketball program, was the second-leading scorer and top rebounder a year ago as she averaged 11.5 ppg. and 7.3 rpg. Named to the BIG EAST All-Rookie team and the Basketball Times’ All-Freshman national squad, she earned the starting job at center in the sixth game of the season while playing in all 32 contests. In addition, Riley led the team with 71 blocked shots (2.2 per game).
She also was named to the 1998 USA Women’s Select Team this summer and on an eight-game tour against national teams from Puerto Rico, Poland and Spain averaged 10.3 points and a team-high 7.6 rebounds while helping the U.S. squad post a 7-1 record.
Riley became the first women’s basketball player at Notre Dame to record five straight double-doubles and proved unstoppable at times during the season as she converted 60.0 percent of her shots.
“We expect Ruth to do what she did last year in terms of scoring, rebounding and blocking shots,” McGraw says. “Once again, she’ll be a big factor in our offense because of her strong inside game, but we’re not going to have to rely on her to be our leading scorer every night and carry the team.”
Siemon was equally impressive for the Irish in her rookie outing averaging 8.0 points and 5.2 rebounds (second on the team). Like Riley, she earned valuable minutes playing in all 32 contests and making 30 starts, and is perhaps Notre Dame’s most versatile and athletic player in the post.
McGraw expects Siemon’s role to be expanded this year and for her to take on more scoring responsibility. Her greatest assets to the makeup of this Irish team is that she runs the floor extremely well, is a strong rebounder and is a very physical player inside.
|Kelley Siemon brings a versatile post game to the Irish.|
“Kelley did a great job for us last year,” McGraw says. “She made the transition from high school to college rather quickly. She does a great job of getting other people involved in the offense, but this season we want Kelley to become more aggressive offensively and look to score and take more shots from the perimeter.
“She is a very smart and physical player who is not easily intimidated by other players. Kelley’s not afraid to mix it up or go inside against players who are bigger and stronger.
Helping Riley and Siemon is the post will be senior Diana Braendly (6-4, Staten Island, N.Y.), junior Julie Henderson (6-3, Ann Arbor, Mich.) and sophomore Meaghan Leahy (6-4, Wilbrahan, Mass.).
Braendly was a strong contributor off the bench last season and gave the Irish good minutes behind Riley. This year, McGraw will be looking to play both her and Riley in the lineup at the same time. Braendly played in 31 contests and averaged 3.7 points and 2.3 rebounds.
She has an impressive shooting touch from the outside, can shoot the three and is a good passer. Braendly needs to improved her defensive game and McGraw would like her to become more aggressive on the defensive boards.
|Senior Diana Braendly will provide quality depth in the Notre Dame frontcourt.|
“Diana did a good job for us coming off the bench and gave us good minutes playing behind Ruth,” McGraw says. “We’re hoping to get her and Ruth more minutes together at the same time in a game.
“Diana is an asset to our offense because she is such a great passer and shoots the three extremely well. She can be a very tough player to defend and we want her to take more three-point shots this year.”
A year ago, Henderson was the veteran player in the post. Last season, she started the first six games of the campaign and played in 30 outings averaging 4.1 points and 3.0 rebounds. On a five-game tour of Austria, Slovakia and the Czech Republic as a member of the BIG EAST/Nike All-Star team this summer, Henderson averaged 9.0 points and 3.8 rebounds.
A physical player on the block, she has worked hard during the offseason to position herself to vie for for a starting position.
“We’re going to expect more out of Julie this season,” McGraw says. “She is a great leader for the post players and uses her experience to help the younger players. She came off the bench last year and did a good job rebounding. Julie has responded to the goals we have set for her by working hard during the offseason.”
Leahy played in 22 contests and seemed to develop her game as the season progressed. Her adjustment to the college game was somewhat slow, but she appeared to show the greatest consistency as a rebounder. McGraw expects Leahy to made significant contributions in that area this season and to see quality playing time off the bench.
“Meaghan has a lot of strengths, ” McGraw says. “In particular, she is a very good rebounder. She can play in the post. We look for her to contribute more to the team this year.
Freshman Ericka Haney (6-1, Toledo, Ohio) brings versatility to the Irish lineup. She is an extremely athletic player with the all-around talent to play either as a forward or guard. Haney is a strong perimeter player, but has the physical ability to be an intimidating rebounder.
A first-team all-state and a Street and Smith’s honorable mention All-America selection , she was named the Toledo Player of the Year after averaging 16.1 ppg. and 10.2 rebounds in leading her Central Catholic squad to a 25-2 record in 1997-98.
“Athletically, Ericka is one of our best and quickest players,” McGraw says. “She is solid defensively and a great rebounder. Ericka can score and rebound around the basket and is particularly good in transition.
“With the experienced players we have returning, Ericka will have the luxury of being able to settle into her role without their being a lot of pressure on her early on. She will see time at both the forward and guard positions which will be an interesting challenge for her mentally.”
The Notre Dame backcourt is loaded with talented guards who offer many options for the Irish both offensively and defensively. The all-around talent of this year’s Irish guards gives McGraw great versatility. This is a group that is going to put points on the board in a number of different ways.
Senior Sheila McMillen (5-10, Rochester, Ind.), who served as a co-captain last season, is a seasoned veteran and a true team leader. The Irish sharpshooter averaged a team-leading 13.6 ppg. last season and set a Notre Dame school record and BIG EAST tournament mark with her eight three-pointers against St. John’s in the first round of the ’97 league championship. She has played in 100 games during her career and has missed just one outing in three seasons.
McMillen’s outside shooting once again will be a key to Notre Dame’s success. A year ago, the Irish guard connected on nearly 40 percent of her shots from the field.
McMillen needs just 37 points to become the 14th player in Irish women’s basketball history to reach the 1,000-point plateau.
“Sheila is poised and steady under pressure,” McGraw says and we expect her to have a great season. It is finally her time to be in the spotlight. She is well-respected by her teammates and is a terrific leader and role model for the younger players because of her strong work ethic.
“Sheila has a great head for the game and rarely makes mental mistakes. She likes being the one to make the big shot at the end of the game, and we’ll count on her this season, to be the one to do that for us in a close game.”
Senior Danielle Green (5-8, Chicago, Ill.) and junior Niele Ivey (St. Louis, Mo.) both returned to the Irish lineup last year following injuries which forced them to miss all or a majority of the ’96-’97 campaign. Green sat out all of that season after tearing her achilles tendon on the first day of practice, while Ivey suffered a torn achilles in the fifth game of the season. The duo is a dynamic defensive combination that will pose many problems for Irish opponents.
McGraw expects Green to be the real suprise player for Notre Dame after the development her overall game showed a year ago. She is a tenacious defender and one of the team’s best rebounders.
Green averaged double figures in scoring (10.2 ppg.) last season while making 14 starts in the 30 appearances she made. She also was fourth in the rebounding column (4.8 rpg.) and third on the team with 45 steals.
“Danielle can do a lot for us both offensively and defensively,” McGraw says. “I think the year she sat because of the injury helped her because she got an opportunity to learn and study the game more closely.
“Danielle will score a lot of points for us off of transition and off of the offensive boards. She is definitely one of our most aggressive rebounders. Danielle has worked extremely hard to improve her perimeter game; we’re hoping she continues to shoot the ball with the same confidence she displayed at the end of last season.”
|Niele Ivey will run the point for the Irish in 1998-99.|
Similar to Green, Ivey will be one of Notre Dame’s best players at both ends of the floor and will assume the point guard duties for the Irish this season. One of the team’s quickest players, her greatest assets are her ballhandling abilities, court vision and tireless play on defense.
Ivey started 19 of the 31 contests she played and averaded 7.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists, while leading the team with 77 steals.
“Niele will take on more of a leadership role for us this season,” McGraw says. “She is going to be responsible for controlling the tempo of the game and the team. We’re going to need her to be consistent for us each and every night and to play with a great deal of confidence.
“While Niele is going to be a real key for us defensively,” McGraw says, “we’re going to need her to shoot the ball more this season and to look to become more of a scoring threat.”
Freshman Sherisha Hills (5-8, Tampa, Fla.) will make immediate contributions and may challenge the returning veterans for a starting job.
Hills enjoys playing in pressure situations. Both she and Haney were ranked among the top 40 senior prospects last year. Hills is not afraid to shoot the ball and should immediate emerge as another three-point threat for the Irish.
In her final scholastic season, she averaged 25.9 ppg., 8.6 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 5.1 steals in leading her Academy of the Holy Names squad to the top ranking in the state and runner-up finish at the state championships. A fourth-team Parade Magazine selection, she is a crafty player who runs the floor extremely well, especially in the open court.
“Sherisha is a such a dynamic and exciting player and bring a whole different dimension to our offense,” McGraw says. “She is a very good shooter and is not afraid to shoot the ball from longe-range. Sherisha, Sheila and Niele provide us with an outstanding outside scoring combinations.
“She is a smart player and a good passer. What excites me most about Sherisha is that she can do a lot for us offensively.”
Sophomore Imani Dunbar (5-7, San Angelo, Tex,) will have an expanded role this season. She is a smart player is her ability to read the defense and take control at the point. Dunbar played in 21 contests during her first season with the Irish.
“Imani understands our offense and what her role is,” McGraw says. “She has worked hard to improve all facets of her game and will be someone we rely on to give us good defensive minutes when she comes off the bench.”
McGraw has put together an outstanding schedule which unquestionably ranks as the toughest in school history. In addition to its BIG EAST foes, the Irish play host to NCAA tournament participants UCLA, Duke and Illinois and Toledo, a perrennial contender in the Mid-American Conference. Notre Dame travels to contests at Butler, San Francisco, South Florida and Michigan as well.
Four teams from the BIG EAST (Notre Dame, Connecticut, Miami and Rutgers) were part of the 64-team field at last year’s NCAA tournament. McGraw expects the league to be as competitive as it was a year ago, and is looking for her squad to improve upon its 12-6 league mark.
Women’s Basketball Quick Facts
Head Coach: Muffet McGraw (St. Joseph’s ’77)
Career Record: 323-146 (.689)/16 years
Record at Notre Dame: 235-105 (.691)/11 years
Carol Owens (Northern Illinois ’90)
Kevin McGuff (St. Joseph’s (IN) ’92)
Letitia Bowen (Notre Dame ’95)
Women’s Basketball Office: (219) 631-5420
Conference: BIG EAST
Home Arena (Capacity): Joyce Center (11,418)
Starters Returning/Lost: 4/1
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 9/2
1997-98 Record: 22-10
1997-98 BIG EAST Conference Record: 12-6
BIG EAST Regular Season Finish: T2nd, BIG EAST 6
BIG EAST Tournament Results: Reached semifinals
def. St. John’s (94-57), first round
def. Villanova (56-48), quarterfinal
lost to Connecticut (53-73), semifinal
Postseason: NCAA Midwest Regional Semifinalist
def. Southwest Missouri State (78-64), first round
def. Texas Tech (74-59), second round
lost to Purdue (65-70), regional semifinal
1998-99 Captains: Sheila McMillen
Letterwinners Returning (9)
* denotes numbers of monograms won
6-4, Sr., C, 3.7 ppg., 2..3 rpg.
Imani Dunbar*5-7, So., G, 1.0 ppg., 0.3 rpg.
Danielle Green**5-8, Sr., G, 10.2 ppg., 4.8 rpg.
Julie Henderson**6-3, Jr., C/F, 4.1 ppg., 3.0 rpg.
Niele Ivey*5-8, Jr., G, 8.2 ppg., 3.4 rpg., 2.0 aspg., 2.5 spg.
Meaghan Leahy*6-4, So., F, 1.9 ppg., 1.8 rpg.
Sheila McMillen***5-10, Sr., G, 13.6 ppg., 2.7 rpg.
Ruth Riley*6-5, So., F, 11.5 ppg., 7.3 rpg., 2.2 blkpg.
Kelley Siemon*6-2, So., F, 8.0 ppg., 5.2 rpg.
Letterwinners Lost (2)
*denotes number of monograms won
6-0, G, 3.2 ppg., 2.7 rpg.
Mollie Peirick****5-11, G, 10.8 ppg., 4.9 rpg., 6.2 aspg.
Starters Returning (4)
*denotes number of monograms won
5-8, Jr., G, 8.2 ppg, 3.4 rpg., 2.0 aspg., 2.5 spg.
Sheila McMillen***6-5, So., C, 11.5 ppg., 7.3 rpg., 2.2 blkpg.
Ruth Riley*6-5, So., C, 11.5 ppg., 7.3 rpg., 2.2 blkpg.
Kelley Siemon*6-2, So., F, 8.0 ppg., 5.2 rpg.
Starters Lost (1)
* denotes number monograms won
5-11, G, 10.8 ppg., 4.9 rpg., 6.2 apg.
6-1, Fr., F/G, Toledo, OH/Toledo Catholic
5-8, Fr., G, Tampa, FL/Academy of the Holy Names
1997-98 Awards and Honors
Notre Dame Club of St. Joseph Valley Rockne Student-Athlete Award
BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team
BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team
BIG EAST Player of the Week (Week of Dec. 15)
Notre Dame National Monogram Club MVP Award
Third Team All-BIG EAST
BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team
BIG EAST All-Rookie Team
Basketball Times All-Freshman Team
BIG EAST Rookie of the Week
(Weeks of Jan. 12, 19 and 26)
BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team
Notre Dame In Final NCAA Statistics
Team 3-PT FG Pct. 7th (.381)FG Pct. Defense 13th (.369) Rebounding Margin 23rd (6.4)
Mollie Peirick Assists 21st (6.2)
Ruth Riley Blocked Shots 17th (2.2)
Notre Dame In BIG EAST Statistics
Diana Braendly:Blocked Shots 13th (0.84)
Niele Ivey:Steals 15th (13.6) Sheila McMillen:Scoring 15th (13.6) FT Pct. 4th (.802)3FG Pct. 3rd (.395)3FG Made 4th (2.19) Mollie Peirick:Assists 3rd (6.22)3FG Pct. 6th (.350)Blocked Shots 15th (0.69)3FG Pct. 9th (1.78)Ast./TO Ratio 5th (1.45)3FG Made 9th (1.78)Defensive Rebs. 10th (4.06)
Ruth Riley:Rebounding 6th (7.3) FT Pct. 12th (.748)Blocked Shots 2nd (2.22)Offensive Rebs. 6th (2.84)Defensive Rebs. 7th (4.44)
Notre Dame In BIG EAST Statistics (Conference Games)
Diana Braendly:Blocked Shots 8th (1.00)
Niele Ivey:Steals 7th (2.29)
Sheila McMillen:Scoring 14th (12.8)FT Pct. 13th (.771)3FG Pct. 7th (.337)3FG Made 8th (1.89)
Mollie Peirick:FT Pct. 2nd (.900)Assists 3rd (6.22)3FG Pct. 5th (.389)Blocked Shots T13th (0.83)3FG Made 5th (2.06)Ast./TO Ratio 8th (1.49)Defensive Rebs. T14th (4.00)
Ruth Riley:FT Pct. 15th (.724)Rebounding 4th (8.3)Blocked Shots 2nd (2.22)Offensive Rebs. 7th (2.83)Defensive Rebs. 3rd (5.06)
1997-98 BIG EAST Conference
Final BIG EAST Statndings BIG EAST OVERALLBIG EAST 7 W-L Pct. W-L Pct.Rutgers 14-4 .778 22-10 .688Miami 13-5 .722 19-10 .655Syracuse 7-11 .389 12-15 .444Providence 6-12 .333 10-17 .371Seton Hall 6-12 .333 8-19 .296Georgetown 5-13 .278 9-19 .321Pittsburgh 3-15 .167 6-21 .222
BIG EAST OVERALLBIG EAST 6 W-L Pct. W-L Pct.Connecticut 17-1 .944 34-3 .919NOTRE DAME 12-6 .667 22-10 .688Villanova 12-6 .667 19-10 .655Boston College 11-7 .611 17-11 .607West Virginia 7-11 .389 12-16 .429St. John's 4-14 .222 6-21 .222
Notre Dame In Final BIG EAST Statistics
All Games BIG EASTScoring Offense 2nd (74.3) 2nd (75.3) Scoring Margin 2nd (+10.1) 2nd (+13.4)FG Pct. 2nd (.454) 2nd (.457)3-FG Pct. 2nd (.381) 3rd (.367)Scoring Defense 5th (.642) 4th (.619)FT Pct. 7th (.689) 7th (.691)FG Pct. Defense 1st (.369) 2nd (.457)3-FG Pct. Defense 9th (.334) 4th (.316)Rebounding Offense 2nd (41.6) 2nd (.428)Rebounding Defense 2nd (35.3) 4th (.353)Rebounding Margin 2nd (+6.4) 2nd (+7.6)Blocked shots 1st (4.84) 1st (5.39)Assists 4th (16.81) 2nd (17.50)Steals 4th (10.28) 4th (10.33)Turnover Margin 10th (-0.81) 9h (-0.78)Assist/TO Ratio 6th (0.78) 5th (0.83)
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