00 - Kaitlin Sowinski
Kaitlin Sowinski
Height: 6-4
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hopkinton, RI
High School: Tabor Academy
Position: C
2007-08: Started at center in all 30 games...Named to the All-Northeast Conference First Team, just the second player in school history to earn first team honors...Became the 13th player in school history to score 1,000 points in her career and heads into her senior season with 1,016 points...Finished the season ranked 4th in the NEC averaging 17.2 ppg...Pulled down 7.2 rebounds per game, 8th in the conference...Led the league in blocked shots for the first time in her career with 101 blocks (3.37 per game)...Shot 54.0% (197-365) from the field, a mark that ranked 2nd in the NEC and was the second highest shooting percentage in a season in school history...Scored in double figures in 29 of the 30 games and posted nine double doubles on the season...Her 515 points scored as a junior ranks 4th in the SHU record book for points scored in a season...Her 197 field goals ranked 3rd at SHU for field goals made in a season...Set a new Division I school record for points scored in a game when she netted 33 on 13-of-19 shooting in a 92-82 win over Quinnipiac (1/26/08)...Scored 31 points, shooting 13-of-22 from the field against Columbia (12/30/07)...Had a career-high 13 rebounds in posting a double double, 11 points and 13 rebounds, in a win over Long Island (1/7/08)...Improved her passing with a career-best 38 assists on the year...Earned a pair of Choice Hotels NEC Player of the Week awards...Won her first award of the season after posting back-to-back 16-point performances in wins over BYU (12/1/07) and Albany (11/28/07)...Picked-up her second weekly award after her 33-point outing against the Bobcats and a 14 point, 11 rebound effort in a win over Fairleigh Dickinson (1/21/08). 2006-07: Started 30 of SHU's 32 games at the center position...Had a break-out season offensively averaging 11.2 points per game while shooting 55.8% (140-251) from the field...Pulled down 6.1 rebounds per game...Finished 15th in the Northeast Conference rankings in scoring (11.2) and 13th in rebounding (6.1)...Sowinski was second in the NEC in FG% (.558) and blocked shots (2.72)...Her 87 blocks led the team for the second straight season and gives her 128 in her two years in a Pioneer uniform...Scored in double figures in 18 of 32 games played...Recorded her first career double double with 16 points and a career-high 12 rebounds at Yale (11/25/06)...Notched her second career double dip in an NEC Tournament opening round win over Mount St. Mary's (3/3/07) with 12 points and a career-high matching 12 boards...Scored a career-high 23 points in a win over Providence (12/1/06)...Scored 21 points after hitting 13 of 14 at the free throw line at Brown (11/21/06)...Scored 20 points hitting nine-of-nine from the field against Quinnipiac (2/21/07)...Just missed a triple double against Mount St. Mary's (2/19/07) with 11 points, nine rebounds and nine blocked shots...Her nine swats set a new school record for blocked shots in a game. She previously held the record of seven against St. Francis-PA (1/20/07) with Colleen Duggan (2001-05), who had seven against Lafayette in 2002. 2005-06: Sowinski made an immediate impact both offensively and defensively as a freshman...The 6-4 center appeared in 30 games with a pair of starting assignments...She averaged 4.8 points and 3.3 rebounds on the year...She provided a defensive presence in the paint with a team-leading 41 blocks on the year, ranking her sixth in the Northeast Conference...She shot 42.6% (52-122) from the field and 68.4% (39-57) from the free throw stripe...Had her best outing of the season against Fairleigh Dickinson in the opening round of the NEC Tournament (3/4/06)...She scored 16 points, a season-high, on seven-of-12 shooting in the opening round 83-55 win...Had another solid outing against the Knights in Teaneck (1/25/06) where she played 21 minutes after SHU center Jasmine Walker went down with an injury...Sowinski scored 14 on four field goals and a six-of-seven night at the line and blocked five shots...Just missed a double-double against the Knights at home during the regular season (2/20/06) grabbing a season-high 10 boards along with eight points. Prior to SHU: Graduated from Tabor Academy in Marion, Massachusetts...A three-year letterwinner on the basketball team under head coach Will Becker...Team Captain as a senior...A three-time NEPSAC All-Star...A two-time Team MVP...Led her team to the NEPSAC Class A Basketball Championship all three-years...Frist Team All-State D-2 and All-State D-2 South...Named to the All-Tournament Teams of the Worcester Academy and Tabor Academy Invitationals...Named to the Academic Commended List as a senior. Personal: Kaitlin Sowinski Born: 1/21/86 Parents: Allan and Patricia Sowinski. Siblings: Alexandra and Matthew Sowinski. Major: Business. Favorite Professional Athletes: Kevin Garnett and Dywane Wade. Favorite Book: Kite Runner.