2012-13

June 7, 2013
Eight SHU Teams Earn NCAA Public Recognition Awards
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.

May 17, 2013
New England Basketball Hall of Fame Elects Three Pioneers
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.

May 7, 2013
Ed Swanson Announced as New Head Coach at William & Mary
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.

April 16, 2013
Merriman Receives Fulbright Scholarship
Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball and Women’s Lacrosse senior Morgan Merriam (Seattle, Wa.) has received a Fulbright Scholarship to teach abroad after graduation.

March 28, 2013
2012-2013 Pioneers All Over Record Book
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

March 26, 2013
Ed Swanson a 2013 RUSSELL ATHLETIC/WBCA Victory Club Award Recipient
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.

March 21, 2013
Pioneers Make First WNIT Appearance Thursday at Boston U
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.

March 21, 2013
Pioneers Fall to BU in First WNIT Appearance
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.

March 18, 2013
Women's Hoops Shipping Up to Boston for WNIT
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.

March 13, 2013
Pioneers to Battle Red Flash in Semifinal of NEC Tournament
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.

March 13, 2013
SFU Red Flash Eliminate Pioneers in NEC Semifinals
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.

March 10, 2013
No. 2 Pioneers Open NEC Tournament Sunday vs. No. 7 St. Francis Brooklyn
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.

March 10, 2013
Pioneers Advance to NEC Semifinal; Defeat Terriers with Stifling Defense
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.

March 7, 2013
Trio of Pioneers Honored on All-NEC Teams
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.

March 5, 2013
Join Sacred Heart Women's Basketball for an Irish Themed Dinner
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.

March 5, 2013
Pioneers Host NEC Quarterfinal Sunday
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.

March 4, 2013
Pioneer Close Regular Season Monday at LIU Brooklyn
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.

March 4, 2013
SHU Hoops Closes Regular Season with 73-68 Loss to Blackbirds
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.

March 2, 2013
Brooklyn Bound; Pioneers Face St. Francis Brooklyn Saturday
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.

March 2, 2013
Pioneers Take Home a Nail-Biter 57-53 Over St. Francis Brooklyn
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.

February 27, 2013
Pioneers Battle Bulldogs Wednesday Evening
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.

February 27, 2013
Pioneers Clinch Two Seed with Win Over Bryant
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.

February 25, 2013
SHU Hosts CCSU in Final Regular Season Home Game Monday Night
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.

February 25, 2013
Washington Leads Pioneers in 61-39 Win Over CCSU
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.

February 23, 2013
Rivalry Renewed: Bobcats Come to Town Saturday Afternoon
The No. 2 Sacred Heart Women's Basketball Team host first place Quinnipiac on "Senior Day" Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

February 23, 2013
Bobcats Snap Pioneer Win Streak on Senior Day
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.

February 18, 2013
SHU Hoops Welcomes Saint Francis U Monday Night
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.

February 18, 2013
Evans and Norman Lead Pioneers Over Saint Francis U 81-56
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.

February 16, 2013
Pioneers Host Robert Morris on Think Pink Day Saturday
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.

February 16, 2013
Sacred Heart Triumphs Over Robert Morris 59-52
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.

February 13, 2013
Sacred Heart to Host Newtown Community Day at Feb. 23rd Basketball Doubleheader
The Sacred Heart University Athletic Department will host Newtown Community Day on Saturday, February 23rd during the men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader at the William H. Pitt Center.

February 12, 2013
Pioneers Go For Seven Against FDU Tuesday Night
After being snowed out of Bryant this weekend, Sacred Heart Head Coach Ed Swanson looks for his 400th career win when the Pioneers host the Fairleigh Dickinson on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. in the William H. Pitt Center. The Pioneers are currently on a six-game win streak and look to improve it to seven against the 4-7 Knights.

February 12, 2013
Pioneers Deliver Swanson 400th Victory
Kiley Evans (Cazenovia, N.Y.) lit up the scoreboard Tuesday night with 21 points as the Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball team earned Head Coach Ed Swanson his 400th career victory by defeating Fairleigh Dickinson 80-48 at home in the William H. Pitt Center. The red hot Pioneers are now on a seven-game win streak, making them 16-7 overall and 8-3 in conference.

February 10, 2013
Pioneers Battle Bryant Bulldogs Sunday
The Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball Team braves impending winter storm Charlotte to face the Bryant Bulldogs Sunday afternoon. The Pioneers hope to extend their six-game win streak, while Head Coach Ed Swanson looks for his 400th career win against the 4-6 Bulldogs.

February 7, 2013
Basketball Doubleheader at Bryant Moved to Sunday
The men's and women's basketball games originally scheduled for Saturday at Bryant have been pushed back to Sunday due to the impending storm. The women will play at 1:00 p.m., while the men will play at 4:00 p.m. Because of this change, Monday's women's home game against Fairleigh Dickinson will be moved to Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m.

February 5, 2013
Koniszewski Earns First NEC Weekly Honor as Player of the Week
Blair Koniszewski (Vienna, Va.) averaged 20.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game over the two-win road swing that extended the Pioneers’ win streak to six in a row and pushed them into sole possession of second place in the Northeast Conference standings, earning the Choice Hotels NEC Player of the Week honor, the first of her career.

February 4, 2013
Pioneers Roll into Wagner Monday Night
The Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball Team heads to Staten Island, N.Y. Monday night to face the Wagner Seahawks. The Pioneers are riding a five-game winning streak after junior Blair Koniszewski led the team with a career high 26 points to the 58-50 victory over Mount St. Mary’s Saturday night. Meanwhile, the Seahawks hope to snap their five-game losing streak on Monday.

February 4, 2013
Women's Basketball Announces 'Think Pink' and 'Senior Day' Dates
The Sacred Heart Women's Basketball Team has added two events to their schedule. February 16, 2013 the Pioneers will be raising breast cancer awareness on the annual ''Think Pink" day, while February 23, the final Saturday home game of the season, will be both "Senior Day" and "Alumni Day."

February 4, 2013
Pioneers Make It Six-Straight with Win Over Wagner
Four Pioneers reached double-digit scoring Monday night as the Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball Team topped Wagner 76-47 in the Spiro Sports Center. Gabrielle Washington (Mesa, Ariz.) led the way with 19 points, while Kiley Evans (Cazenovia, N.Y.) was right behing her with 17. The Pioneers have now swept the last three weekends and are on a six-game winning streak.

February 2, 2013
Pioneers Hit the Road; Face Mount St. Mary's Saturday Night
The Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball Team opens a three-game road trip against Mount St. Mary’s in the Knott Arena, where they are 8-3, Saturday evening riding a four-game winning streak. They look to make it five against the 6-12 (2-5 NEC) Mount, who is coming off a 73-58 win over Wagner.

February 2, 2013
Koniszewski's Career High 26 pts Leads Pioneers Over Mount 58-50
Blair Koniszewski set a new career high Saturday night against Mount St. Mary’s with a game-leading 26 points. The junior shot 68% (5-for-8) from the field, including four from dowtown, and was a perfect 12-for-12 from the charity stripe as the Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball team edged out the Mount 58-50 in the Knott Arena for their sixth conference win of the season. The Pioneers are now 6-3 against Northeast Conference opponents and 14-7 overall.

January 31, 2013
Travel with the Pioneers
This summer the Sacred Heart Women's Basketball Team is traveling to Ireland from August 12 to August 22 to play four games, and you can be there for all the action! Pick from one of four packages, all of which include game tickets, tours and hotel costs, to join the Pioneers on this once in a lifetime trip.

January 29, 2013
Kiley Evans Named Co-Northeast Conference Player of the Week
Playing a key role in Sacred Heart's two-game sweep of NEC opponents earned Kiley Evans the honor of Co-NEC Player of the Week.

January 28, 2013
Pioneers Welcome the Bulldogs Monday Night
Coming in on a three win streak, the Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball Team hosts the Bryant Bulldogs on Monday night at 7:00 p.m. in the William H. Pitt Center. In Saturday’s win over Monmouth, sophomore Gabrielle Washington posted 24 points on 11 field goals, while senior Kiley Evans put up 19 points shooting 72.7% from the field (8-11).

January 28, 2013
Evans Reaches 1,000 Career Points in SHU Victory
With 13:25 left in the game, Katie Shepard (Lone Tree, Colo.) dished the ball to Kiley Evans (Cazenovia, N.Y.) at the top of the arc. Without hesitation, Evans launched a jumper into the basket for her 1,000th career-point. Evans led the game, lighting up the board with 26 points, shooting 78.5% (11-14) from the field and 57.1% (4-7) from the three point range as the Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball Team defeated Bryant 62-44 Monday night in the William H. Pitt Center. The Pioneers are now 13-7 on the season and 5-3 in conference play.

January 26, 2013
Championship Rematch; Pioneers Host Monmouth Saturday at 4
Saturday marks the first time Monmouth and Sacred Heart have met since March 11 when the Pioneers claimed their third NEC Championship with the 58-48 defeat of the Hawks. SHU heads into Saturday riding the momentum of two huge road wins over Saint Francis U and the come from behind win over Robert Morris. Meanwhile, the Hawks are in the same boat, topping St. Francis Brooklyn and LIU Brooklyn last weekend.

January 26, 2013
Washington's 24 Points Leads Pioneers to Victory Over Monmouth
Gabrielle Washington (Mesa, Ariz.),the NEC Ruby Tuesday's player of the game, racked up 24 points in Saturday’s rematch of last year’s Northeast Conference Championship game. Much like that game, the Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball Team came away with the win, topping Monmouth 56-42. With the win, for the first time all season, the Pioneers have a winning record against NEC opponents 4-3, and are 12-7 overall.

January 23, 2013
Women's Basketball Announces 2013 Summer Skills Camps
Fairfield, Conn.—The Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball Team announces their annual Nike Girls Basketball Camp will be held July 21-August 1, 2013. The camp is for girls ages 8-17 who are looking to work with Division I coaches and players on their basketball skills.

January 22, 2013
Ericka Norman Named Co-NEC Player of the Week
Ericka Norman (Chino Hills, Calif.) was named Co-Northeast Conference Player of the Week after two stellar performances on this weekend's road trip.

January 21, 2013
Pioneers Wrap Up Road Trip at Robert Morris
After a monsterous win Saturday against Saint Francis U, the Pioneers carry the momentum a little father west for Monday afternoon’s matchup against the Robert Morris Colonials. Sacred Heart looks to keep their strong offense going, after having five players reach double-digits in Saturday’s 71-50 win. The Colonials, after winning the first two NEC games, are hoping to snap a three-game losing streak on Monday.

January 21, 2013
Late Burst Pushes Pioneers Over Colonials
Morgan Merriman (Seattle, Wa.) led the Pioneers with 20 points as a late 18-4 run boosted the Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball Team to the 70-66 win over the Colonials Monday afternoon in the Charles L. Sewal Arena at Robert Morris University. The Pioneers are now an even 3-3 in conference play and 11-7 on the season.

January 19, 2013
SHU Looks for Second Conference Win Saturday against Saint Francis U
The Pioneers (1-3 NEC) face off with the red hot Red Flash (4-0 NEC) of Saint Francis U Saturday morning at 11:30 a.m. live on ESPN3!

January 19, 2013
Pioneer Defense Clamps Down for 71-50 Win at Saint Francis U
Sacred Heart junior guard Ericka Norman (Chino Hills, CA) flirted with a quadruple double Saturday afternoon, scoring 14 points with eight rebounds, eight assists and seven steals to lead the Pioneers to a 61-45 win at Saint Francis U. Norman was one of five Pioneers in double figures as SHU deals the Red Flash their first Northeast Conference loss of the season.

January 14, 2013
Pioneers Match Up Against CCSU Monday Night
The Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball Team looks to rebound Monday night against the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils after Quinnipiac handed the Pioneers their worst loss of the season 74-45 on Saturday. The Blue Devils (1-2 NEC) are coming into Monday’s game off a win, having defeated the Bryant Bulldogs 59-50 at home in the Detrick Gymnasium.

January 14, 2013
Pioneers Drop First Overtime Game of the Season 62-57 to CCSU
Gabrielle Washington (Mesa, Ariz.) led the Pioneers with her sixth 20-plus point performance of the season, lighting up the board with 24 points as the Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball Team dropped their first overtime game of the season 62-57 to in-state rival Central Connecticut State University. The sophomore shot 45% from the field, while the team shot a dismal 28% from the tonight, the third time this season SHU has shot under 30%. Sacred Heart drops to 9-7 on the season and 1-3 in conference play.

January 12, 2013
Pioneers Take on In-State Rival Quinnipiac Saturday
No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup Saturday as the defending Northeast Conference Champions, the Sacred Heart Pioneers, face off with in-state rivals, and the NEC’s preseason favorite, Quinnipic Bobcats. The Pioneers are coming off a 61-47 win over LIU Brooklyn, which featured a second half, 17-0 run. The Bobcats are on a three game losing streak after dropping a game to Georgia Tech 74-57 in late December.

January 12, 2013
Sacred Heart Upended at Quinnipiac, 74-45
Sacred Heart got 13 points from senior Morgan Merriman (Seattle, WA) and a career-high 12 rebounds from junior Enjoli Bland (Queen Creek, AZ) but turned it over a season-high 28 times en route to a 74-45 loss at Quinnipiac Saturday afternoon. The Bobcats got a double double from sophomore Brittany McQuain on 21 points and 10 rebounds as they move to 3-0 in Northeast Conference play. SHU falls to 9-6 overall and 1-2 in the NEC.

January 7, 2013
Pioneers Host LIU Brooklyn in Home Stand Finale
The Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball Team looks to end the home stand with a win against LIU Brooklyn Monday night. The Pioneers hope to rebound from Saturday’s loss to St. Francis Brooklyn in the 2012-13 Northeast Conference opener. The Blackbirds come into the William H. Pitt Center on a four-game losing streak after dropping the conference opener to Quinnipiac 59-48.

January 7, 2013
Second Half Run Boosts Pioneers Over LIU Brooklyn
With 12:17 left in the game, Gabrielle Washington (Mesa, Ariz.) landed a jumper kicking off a 17-0 run to boost the Sacred Heart Women's Basketball Team over LIU Brooklyn, 61-47, Monday night in the William H. Pitt Center. The win improves the Pioneers are 9-5 for the season and 1-1 against Northeast Conference opponents.

January 5, 2013
SHU Women's Hoops Kicks Off Conference Play Saturday Against St. Francis Brooklyn
The Pioneers are riding a four-game winning streak heading into Saturday’s Northeast Conference opener. The defending NEC Champions look to kick off conference play with a win as they host St. Francis Brooklyn Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in the William H. Pitt Center.

January 5, 2013
Pioneers Drop NEC Opener 56-47 to St. Francis Brooklyn
The Sacred Heart Women's Basketball team fell to St. Francis Brooklyn 56-47 in the 2013 Northeast Conference opener Saturday afternoon in the William H. Pitt Center in the first game of the men's/women's doubleheader. The loss snapped Sacred Heart's 15-game home win streak dating back to January 3, 2012. The Pioneers drop to 8-5 on the season, and 0-1 in conference.

January 2, 2013
Pioneers Close Non-Conference Schedule Against Yale Wednesday Night
The Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball team closes out the 2012-13 non-conference schedule Wednesday when they host Yale in the William H. Pitt Center. After topping Siena 61-60 on Sunday, the Pioneers come into the game on a three-game winning streak, while the Bulldogs are looking to snap a two-game losing streak.

January 2, 2013
Pioneers Close Out Non-Conference Schedule with 67-62 Win Over Yale
Morgan Merriman's (Seattle, Wa.) back-to-back-to-back lay-ups in the closing minutes helped lift the Pioneers to a 67-62 win over visting Yale University Wednesday night in the William H. Pitt Center. The Bulldogs came back from a 15-point deficit to lead by two with seven minutes left but a Sacred Heart closed the game with a 15-7 run for the win. SHU closes out its non-conference schedule 8-4.

December 30, 2012
Koniszewski Free Throws Lift Pioneers Past Siena, 61-60
Sacred Heart junior Blair Koniszewski (Vienna, VA) buried both ends of a one-and-one with 1.5 seconds left to lift the Pioneers to a 61-60 win over visiting Siena College Sunday afternoon in the William H. Pitt Center. The Pioneers battled back from down six with 1:37 left to steal their third-straight win, improving to 7-4 on the season.

December 29, 2012
Sacred Heart Opens Home Stand on Sunday Against Siena
The Pioneers welcome back former SHU assistant coach Ali Jaques and her Siena Saints to open a four-game home stand at the Pitt Center this Sunday.

December 20, 2012
Kiley Evans Sets New Career High, Leads SHU to Victory Over Lehigh
Kiley Evans (Cazenovia, N.Y.) led the Pioneers with a career-high 29 points, as the Sacred Heart Women's Basketball Team defeated Lehigh 73-63 Thursday night in the Stabler Arena. Ericka Norman (Chino Hills, Calif.) also recorded a new career-high in the win. The sophomore point guard dished 14 assists, superseding her previous career-high of 13 set earlier this season against Sam Houston State. The Pioneers improve to 7-4 on the season with the victory.

December 18, 2012
Pioneers Travel to Lehigh Thursday
The Pioneers hed to Lehigh riding the momentum of Monday’s 55-38 win over Manhattan College. It was the second time this season Sacred Heart has held a team to less tham 40 points, previously topping Saint Peter’s 79-34. Lehigh is on a two game winning streak with wins over Fairfield (47-42) and Niagara (72-49) earlier this month, but are entering tonight’s game after a 12-day break.

December 17, 2012
Women's Basketball Takes on Manhattan Monday Night
The Pioneers look for their second win against the Jaspers on Monday when the Sacred Heart Women's Basketball Team hosts Manhattan at 7:00 p.m.

December 17, 2012
Stifling Defense Lifts Pioneers Over Manhattan 55-38
A strong Sacred Heart defense shut down Manhattan in the second half, holding them to just 13 points, en route to a 55-38 win Monday night in the William H. Pitt Center. This is the second time this season the SHU women's basketball team held a MAAC opponent to less than 40 points, as the Pioneers clamped down on the Jaspers. Kiley Evans (Cazenovia, N.Y.) and Gabrielle Washington (Mesa, Ariz.) led the Pioneers, posting 15 points each.

December 14, 2012
Women's Basketball Showing the True Meaning of the Holiday Spirit
Fairfield, Conn.—The Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball Team is getting into the holiday spirit doing community service all over the state. The team is participating in Sacred Heart University’s Adopt-A-Family program this season, collecting clothes, home goods and toys for an underprivileged, Connecticut family.

December 5, 2012
Women's Hoops No. 24 in Mid-Major Poll
The Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball Team landed in the No. 24 spot in the College Insider Mid-Major Poll released yesterday. The Pioneers are 4-4 after falling last night 51-46 to Stony Brook.

December 4, 2012
Pioneers Fall to Seawolves 51-46
Ericka Norman (Chino Hills, Calif.) finished with eight points and seven assists while recording 10 steals as the Sacred Heart Women's Basketball Team fell 51-46 to Stony Brook on Tuesday night in the Pritchard Gymnasium.

December 3, 2012
Pioneers Head Across the Sound to Do Battle with the Seawolves
Tuesday night, the Sacred Heart Women's Basketball Team heads to Stony Brook to take on the Seawolves at 7:00 p.m.

December 1, 2012
Pioneers Host Colgate Raiders in Saturday Matinee
The Pioneers host the Colgate Raiders Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in the William H. Pitt Center.

December 1, 2012
Washington Leads Pioneers to 59-53 Victory Over Colgate
Fairfield, Conn. (December 1, 2012)—Gabrielle Washington (Mesa, Ariz.) posted her third 20-plus point performance of the year as the Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball team topped Colgate 59-53. The sophomore shot 41.6% (5-12) from the field on her way to a game-leading 22 points. The Pioneers improve to 4-3 on the season.

November 26, 2012
Morgan Merriman Named Choice Hotels NEC Player of the Week
Morgan Merriman has been named the Choice Hotels Northeast Conference Player of the Week after stellar performances this past week. Merriman led Sacred Heart in scoring and shot nearly 60 percent from the field during a week that included victories over ACC and MAAC members.

November 24, 2012
Pioneers Lose Close Battle to Seattle 74-70
Seattle University used a late 11-4 run and held off a Sacred Heart rally in the closing seconds to come away with a 74-70 win in the championship game of the Washington Dental Thanksgiving Tournament. Morgan Merriman (Seattle, Wa.) and Gabrielle Washington (Mesa, Ariz.) were named to the All-Tournament team.

November 23, 2012
Pioneers Play in Washington Dental Thanksgiving Tournament This Weekend
This weekend the Sacred Heart Women's Basketball Team heads west to celebrate Thanksgiving in Seattle, Wa. and play in the Washington Dental Thanksgiving Tournament hosted by Seattle University. Friday, the Pioneers face Boston College at 6:00 p.m.

November 23, 2012
Merriman Returns Home to Pace Pioneers Past Boston College
Morgan Merriman (Seattle, Wa.), in front of her hometown crowd, led the Pioneers with 22 points to lead the Sacred Heart women's basketball team to a 54-48 upset win over Boston College Friday night in the Washington Dental Thanksgiving Tournament at Seattle University. Merriman notched her first career 20-point game in the win as SHU improves to 3-2 on the season.

November 21, 2012
SHU Women's Basketball Announces Class of 2017
The Sacred Heart Women's Basketball Team announced their incoming Class of 2017 this week. This year, the Pioneers have four National Letter of Intent signees from around the country: Shelby Hickey, Victoria Blackburn, Caitlyn Abela and Adaysha Williams.

November 20, 2012
2012-13 Home Opener; Women's Hoops Takes on Saint Peter's Peahens
After playing three games on the road as part of the 2012 Preseason WNIT, the Pioneers finally come back to the William H. Pitt Center for the 2012-13 home opener. After falling to Liberty Saturday night 68-63, Sacred Heart is looking to rebound with a win over Saint Peter’s. The Peahens will also be fighting though, as they are still in the hunt for their first win of the season. Gabrielle Washington and Ericka Norman were hot this weekend. Washington lit up the scoreboard with back-to-back 20-plus point performances (21 vs. Sam Houston State and 22 vs. Liberty). Norman had two consecutive 13-assist games over the weekend. On Friday against Sam Houston State, her 13 assists broke her personal career best, as well as breaking the assist record for the Vines Center at Liberty University, previously was 12.

November 20, 2012
Kiley Evans Double-Double Leads Pioneers to 79-34 Win Over the Peahens
Senior Kiley Evans (Cazenovia, N.Y.) posted her first double-double of the season to lead the Sacred Heart Pioneers to their first 40-plus point win in six years, beating the Saint Peter's Peahens 79-34 Tuesday night. Evans finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds while Morgan Merriman (Seattle, Wa.) matched her 17 to lead four Pioneers in double figures as Sacred Heart improved to 2-2 on the season.

November 17, 2012
SHU Could Not Extinguish the Flames; Falls to Liberty 68-63
Gabrielle Washington (Mesa, Ariz.) led the Pioneers with 22 points as the Sacred Heart Women's Basketball Team fell to Liberty 68-63 Saturday night. The Pioneers were hurt at the foul line as the Flames scored 15 points on free throws alone in the second half. With the loss, SHU drops to 1-2 on the season.

November 16, 2012
Pioneers Play in Preseason WNIT Consolation Round This Weekend in Virginia
Lynchburg, Va.--The Sacred Heart Women's Basketball Team heads to Virginia this weekend to play in the consolation bracket of the 2012 Preseason WNIT. Friday afternoon, the Pioneers face Sam Houston State, and on Saturday, they will match up against host-school Liberty University or Grambling State.

November 16, 2012
Pioneers Pull Off Close Win Over Sam Houston State 66-62
The Sacred Heart Women's Basketball Team pulled out a nail-biting 66-62 win on Friday evening against Sam Houston State. Gabrielle Washington (Mesa, Ariz.) scored 12 of the last 15 points to bring the Pioneers back from a 58-55 deficit late for the win.

November 10, 2012
Women's Basketball to Play Sam Houston State
Fairfield, Conn.—The WNIT announced the bracket for the consolation round Saturday afternoon. After losing last night to Georgetown, the Sacred Heart women’s basketball team is slotted to play Sam Houston State at Liberty College in Lynchburgh, Va. on Friday, November 16. Host school Liberty will play Grambling State on Friday as well. The winners from both games will play each other on Saturday, as will the losers.

November 9, 2012
Pioneers Fall to Georgetown in Season Opener
Washington D.C. (November 9, 2012)—The Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball team opened the season tonight at Georgetown in the first round of the Preseason WNIT. Kiley Evans (Casenovia, Calif.) shot .500 (6-for-12) from the field and was a perfect 3-for-3 from the free throw line, but the Pioneers fell 90-63 to the Hoyas.

November 8, 2012
Women's Hoops Opens the Season at Georgetown in First Round of Preseason WNIT
The 2012 NEC Champion Sacred Heart women's basketball team opens the season Friday at Georgetown in the first round of the Preseason WNIT.

November 5, 2012
Pioneer Hoops Featured as Part of NEC TV Package
The Northeast Conference announced their 2012-13 basketball television package on Monday and the Sacred Heart men's and women's basketball teams will be featured twice as part of double header broadcasts this season. The league has a 23-game schedule set with five games featured on the ESPN family of networks.

October 24, 2012
Women's Basketball Walks For Breast Cancer
Fairfield, Conn.—This past Sunday the Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball Team completed the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, Conn.

October 23, 2012
Women's Hoops Picked Second in NEC Preseason Poll
Brooklyn, N.Y. (Oct. 23, 2012)—The Northeast Conference announced that the defending NEC Champion Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball Team was picked to finish second in the 2012-13 Preseason Coaches’ Poll at Media Day at the Barclays Center Tuesday morning. The Pioneers garnered four first place votes as the poll’s runner-up. The only team above SHU was in-state rival Quinnipiac who earned seven first place votes.

October 1, 2012
NEC Champion Women's Basketball Honored at Halftime
Fairfield, Conn.--The 2012 Northeast Conference Champion Sacred Heart Women's Basketball Team was honored at halftime of the Homecoming football game Saturday afternoon. The team's returning players took the field to receive their championship rings.

September 21, 2012
Former Pioneer Callan Taylor Signs Professional Contract to Play in Finland
Sacred Heart University graduate Callan Taylor ’12 (Overland Park, KS) has signed a contract to play professional basketball with Turun Riento in Turku Finland. Taylor will be playing in the top-division in Finland with her season starting on October 6th.

September 20, 2012
NEC Basketball "Social" Media Day Set For October 23rd at Barclays Center in Brooklyn
The Northeast Conference (NEC) will be conducting its first in-person Basketball Media Day in a decade on October 23, but with a modern twist to the traditional format.

August 10, 2012
Summer Hoops in Europe - Blair Koniszewski's Blog, August 13th
Sacred Heart junior Blair Koniszewski (Vienna, VA) is playing with Global Sports Academy Summer Collegiate Basketball Tour from August 7th through 15th. Koniszewski along with a team of fellow collegiate players will be making stops in Belgium, Germany and Paris, France.

August 2, 2012
Women's Basketball Team Concludes Successful Week of Nike Camp
(Fairfield, CT) – Sacred Heart University Women's Basketball Head Coach Ed Swanson, his coaching staff, and several Pioneer players are wrapping up another successful Nike Girls Basketball Camp at the Pitt Center this week.

July 26, 2012
Inaugural Pioneer Club Golf Marathon Set for August 16th
The Sacred Heart University Pioneer Club will be hosting their inaugural Golf Marathon on Thursday, August 16th at Fairfield Wheeler Golf Course in Bridgeport. Golfers are going to chase, hack, chip and putt thousands of golf balls from dawn to dusk at Fairchild Wheeler Golf Course with the goal of raising money for the Sacred Heart University Women's Basketball Program.

July 17, 2012
Pioneers' GPA Lands Them on WBCA's 2012 Academic Team Honor Roll
Fairfield, Conn. (July 17, 2012)--The Sacred Heart University women's basketball team succeeds in the classroom as well as on the court. The Pioneers are No. 23 on the Women's Basketball Coaches' Associations 2012 Division I Academic Team Honor Roll.

July 17, 2012
Women's Basketball Announces 2012-13 Non-Conference Schedule; Opening with Preseason WNIT
Fairfield, Conn. (July 17, 2012)—Sacred Heart Women’s Basketball Head Coach Ed Swanson announced the non-conference schedule for the upcoming 2012-13 season. While filled with many familliar teams, the first half of the season will be highlighted by the Preseason WNIT and the Seattle University Tournament.

July 10, 2012
Kelly Killion and Kara Powell Join SHU Women's Hoop Coaching Staff
Sacred Heart University head women’s basketball coach Ed Swanson announced that Kelly Killion and Kara Powell will join his coaching staff as assistant coaches for the 2012-13 season. In addition, Jen Wedo, who is beginning her third season on the Pioneers bench, has been promoted as the program’s top assistant coach.