2012-13

  • Eight SHU Teams Earn NCAA Public Recognition Awards
    June 07, 2013
    The NCAA announced their Public Recognition Awards this week with eight Sacred Heart athletic programs being recognized for their academic achievements. The men’s indoor and outdoor track & field teams, men’s volleyball, women’s basketball, women’s cross country, women’s ice hockey, women’s golf and women’s bowling were recognized for scoring in the top 10 percent in each sport with respect to their Academic Progress Rates (APRs). Top-performing teams this year posted APR scores ranging from 978 to a perfect 1,000.
  • New England Basketball Hall of Fame Elects Three Pioneers
    May 17, 2013
    The New England Basketball Hall of Fame announced that former Pioneers Amanda Pape '07 and Bill Bayno '85 along with head coach Dave Bike '69 will be inducted into their Class of 2013. This year's induction will take place on Saturday, June 22nd at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA.
  • Ed Swanson Announced as New Head Coach at William & Mary
    May 07, 2013
    Sacred Heart women's basketball coach Ed Swanson has been named the head coach of the women's basketball program at The College of William & Mary, announced on Tuesday morning.
  • Merriman Receives Fulbright Scholarship
    April 16, 2013
    Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball and Women’s Lacrosse senior Morgan Merriam (Seattle, Wa.) has received a Fulbright Scholarship to teach abroad after graduation.
  • 2012-2013 Pioneers All Over Record Book
    March 28, 2013
    In their third 20-plus win season in five years, the 2012-2013 Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball team finds their names all over the SHU record book
  • Ed Swanson a 2013 RUSSELL ATHLETIC/WBCA Victory Club Award Recipient
    March 26, 2013
    Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball Head Coach Ed Swanson named a 2013 RUSSELL ATHLETIC/WBCA Victory Club Award recipient Tuesday morning. The award is presented annually to each WBCA-member head coach who achieves career wins of 200, 300, 400, 500 or more, in 100-victory increments, during the current season.
  • Pioneers Make First WNIT Appearance Thursday at Boston U
    March 21, 2013
    For the first time in the program’s 14-year history in the Division I ranks, the Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball team is going to the Postseason WNIT. On Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m., the Pioneers will do battle with the Boston University Terriers in the Agganis Arena in the first round.
  • Pioneers Fall to BU in First WNIT Appearance
    March 21, 2013
    The Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball Team fell 61-49 to Boston University in their first WNIT appearance Thursday night in Boston. SHU’s leading scorer Gabrielle Washington (Mesa, Ariz.) posted a team-high 16 points, while Blair Koniszewski (Vienna, Va.) shot 45.5% from the floor totaling 14 points. With the loss, Sacred Heart closes the 2012-13 season 22-12.
  • Women's Hoops Shipping Up to Boston for WNIT
    March 18, 2013
    In the bracket released late Monday night, the Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball team will head to Boston to play the Terriers of Boston University in the first round of the 2013 Postseason WNIT on Thursday, March 21. This will be the first meeting between SHU and BU, as well as Sacred Heart’s first appearance in the postseason WNIT.
  • Pioneers to Battle Red Flash in Semifinal of NEC Tournament
    March 13, 2013
    Wednesday night the No. 2 Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball Team hosts the No. 4 Saint Francis U Red Flash in the semifinal round of the 2013 Northeast Conference Tournament presented by Ruby Tuesday’s. In the first round, the Pioneers dominated St. Francis Brooklyn with stiffling defense, as they posted 20 steals and forced the Terriers to turn the ball over 32 times. The Red Flash squeezed out a 66-63 over No. 5 Central Connecticut state in the final minutes of the game.
  • SFU Red Flash Eliminate Pioneers in NEC Semifinals
    March 13, 2013
    The Sacred Heart women’s basketball team could not keep up with the fast start from Saint Francis U Wednesday night, falling to the Red Flash 83-67 in the NEC Tournament semifinals at the Pitt Center.
  • No. 2 Pioneers Open NEC Tournament Sunday vs. No. 7 St. Francis Brooklyn
    March 10, 2013
    For the 14th straight year, Head Coach Ed Swanson has led the Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball team to a top three finish in the Northeast Conference. As the No. 2 Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball team hosts No. 7 St. Francis Brooklyn Sunday afternoon in the William H. Pitt Center in the quarterfinal round of the 2013 Northeast Conference Tournament. This is the first time these teams have ever faced in post season play. In the regular season, they split, each collecting a win on the road.
  • Pioneers Advance to NEC Semifinal; Defeat Terriers with Stifling Defense
    March 10, 2013
    A stifling defensive effort by Sacred Heart lifted the Pioneers over St. Francis Brooklyn 64-38 Sunday afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the 2013 Northeast Conference Tournament. Sophomore Gabrielle Washington (Mesa, Ariz.) led the way with 21 points, missing her first career double-double by two rebounds. With the win, Sacred Heart Head Coach Ed Swanson ties former Saint Francis U Head Coach Jenny Przekwas for the all-time Northeast Conference Tournament record of 16 wins.
  • Trio of Pioneers Honored on All-NEC Teams
    March 07, 2013
    A trio of Pioneers picked up All-Northeast Conference nods Thursday morning. Gabrielle Washington (Mesa, Ariz.) was named to the All-NEC Second Team for the second year in a row, while Kiley Evans (Cazenovia, N.Y.) and Ericka Norman (Chino Hills, Calif.) were named to the All-NEC Third Team.
  • Join Sacred Heart Women's Basketball for an Irish Themed Dinner
    March 05, 2013
    On April 27, the Sacred Heart Women's Basketball team is hosting an Irish themed dinner dance featuring music by the John Whelan Band as a fundraiser for their trip to Ireland this summer. The event will be held at Vazzano's Four Seasons in Stratford, Conn. from 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • Pioneers Host NEC Quarterfinal Sunday
    March 05, 2013
    For the 13th straight year the Sacred Heart Women's Basketball team clinched a berth in the Northeast Conference Championship. The Pioneers posted a 15-3 conference record for the No. 2 seed in the tournament. On Sunday, March 10, SHU will host No. 7 St. Francis Brooklyn in the quarterfinals at 2:00 p.m. in the William H. Pitt Center.
  • Pioneer Close Regular Season Monday at LIU Brooklyn
    March 04, 2013
    The Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball Team heads back to Brooklyn to face the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds in the regular season finale Monday night. The Blackbirds (3-14) are looking to snatch one last win before their season ends as their 3-14 record did not get them a spot in the NEC Tournament. The Pioneers hope to pick up the win for a sweep of LIU this season, as SHU defeated them 61-47 in the opening weekend of NEC play.
  • SHU Hoops Closes Regular Season with 73-68 Loss to Blackbirds
    March 04, 2013
    Blair Koniszewski (Vienna, Va.) led the Pioneers with 23 points, while Gabrielle Washington put 16 on the scoreboard, but it wasn’t enough as sloppy play plagued the Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball Team in the second half of the 73-68 loss to LIU Brooklyn Monday night in the Wellness Recreation and Athletics Center in the regular season finale. The Pioneers finish the regular season 21-9 overall and 13-5 against NEC opponents.
  • Brooklyn Bound; Pioneers Face St. Francis Brooklyn Saturday
    March 02, 2013
    The Sacred Heart Women's Basketball Team heads to Brooklyn for the final weekend of the regular season, facing the Terriers of St. Francis Brooklyn Saturday afternoon.
  • Pioneers Take Home a Nail-Biter 57-53 Over St. Francis Brooklyn
    March 02, 2013
    The Sacred Heart Women's team took home a 57-53 win over St. Francis Brooklyn Saturday afternoon in the Pope Physical Education Center in a preview of the Northeast Conference Tournament quarterfinals. The Pioneers were fueled by a 25-8 run in the first half while sophomore Gabrielle Washington (Mesa, Ariz.) led the way with 20 points, her eleventh 20-plus performance of the season. The Pioneers are now 21-8 on the season and 13-4 in conference.
  • Pioneers Battle Bulldogs Wednesday Evening
    February 27, 2013
    The Pioneers hope to clinch the No. 2 seed in the Northeast Conference Tournament Wednesday evening when the Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball Team heads to Smithfield, R.I. to take on Bryant in the Chace Athletics Center in the make up game from Blizzard Nemo.
  • Pioneers Clinch Two Seed with Win Over Bryant
    February 27, 2013
    The Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball team clinched the No. 2 seed in the Northeast Conference Tournament with the 58-50 win over the Bryant Bulldogs Wednesday evening. Morgan Merriman (Seattle, Wa.) led the Pioneers with 18 points shooting 50.0% (8-16) from the field.
  • SHU Hosts CCSU in Final Regular Season Home Game Monday Night
    February 25, 2013
    The Pioneers host Central Connecticut State in the final regular season home game of 2012-13 on Monday night. The Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball team, who clinched a berth in the Northeast Conference Tournament, are hunting for a win after their nine-game win streak was snapped by Quinnipiac Saturday afternoon.
  • Washington Leads Pioneers in 61-39 Win Over CCSU
    February 25, 2013
    Gabrielle Washington (Mesa, Ariz.) led the Sacred Heart Women's Basketball team to a 61-39 win over Central Connecticut Monday night with 22 points shooting 47.6% from the floor. Senior Morgan Merriman (Seattle, Wa.), in her last regular season home game, made eight-of-12 en route to 16 points as the Pioneers improved to 11-4 in the NEC.
  • Rivalry Renewed: Bobcats Come to Town Saturday Afternoon
    February 23, 2013
    The No. 2 Sacred Heart Women's Basketball Team host first place Quinnipiac on "Senior Day" Saturday at 1:00 p.m.
  • Bobcats Snap Pioneer Win Streak on Senior Day
    February 23, 2013
    Sophomore Gabrielle Washinton (Mesa, Ariz.) led the Pioneers with 22 points, as the Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball Team’s winning streak was snapped Saturday afternoon with the 67-62 loss to Quinnipiac. The win clinched the regular season title for the Bobcats, as the Pioneers fall to 10-4 against Northeast Conference opponents.
  • SHU Hoops Welcomes Saint Francis U Monday Night
    February 18, 2013
    The Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball team is on a roll as of late. On Saturday, the Pioneers beat the Robert Morris Colonials 59-52, their eighth straight win. On Monday night, SHU hosts the 8-5 Saint Francis U Red Flash who have dropped their last two to Robert Morris (67-53) and Quinnipiac (61-50). Earlier this season, the Pioneers downed the Red Flash on the road 71-50 live on NECTV.
  • Evans and Norman Lead Pioneers Over Saint Francis U 81-56
    February 18, 2013
    Ericka Norman (Chino Hills, Calif.) posted her first double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 assists Monday night in the William H. Pitt Center as Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball team topped Saint Francis U 81-56. Kiley Evans (Cazenovia, N.Y.) led the Pioneers, lighting up the board with 23 points as Sacred Heart extended their streak to nine-straight wins. SHU improves to 18-7 on the season and 10-3 in conference with the win.
  • Pioneers Host Robert Morris on Think Pink Day Saturday
    February 16, 2013
    After delivering Head Coach Ed Swanson his 400th win on Tuesday night, the Sacred Heart women’s basketball team looks to extend their seven-game win streak on Saturday afternoon against the Robert Morris Colonials. The Colonials, on a two-game win streak, are looking for revenge after the Pioneers stole the 70-66 win earlier in the season coming back from a 12-point deficit in the last minutes of the game.
  • Sacred Heart Triumphs Over Robert Morris 59-52
    February 16, 2013
    Fairfield, Conn. (February 16, 2013)—Defense reigned supreme as the Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball Team force Robert Morris to turnover the ball 29 times to win the battle against the Colonials 59-52 Saturday afternoon in the William H. Pitt Center. Sophomore Gabrielle Washington (Mesa, Ariz.) led the team with 19 points as the Pioneers improved their win streak to eight games.
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