2003-04 Women's Basketball Players of the Week

March 1, 2004
Lora Trenkle, Bowdoin
(Senior, Guard - Surry, Maine)
Bowdoin senior captain Lora Trenkle led the Polar Bears to their fourth straight NESCAC Championship, a 51-47 overtime victory against Bates. Trenkle scored a game-high 21 points in Saturday's semifinal win against Williams before posting 11 points, nine rebounds and five assists in the Championship final, including a pair of clinching free-throws with less than five seconds remaining in overtime.

February 23, 2004
Maggie Miller, Williams
(Freshman, Forward - Wellesley, Mass.)
Maggie Miller shot 50% from the field scoring 20 points and adding 5 rebounds, 2 steals and a block in a 73-52 win at Tufts in the NESCAC quarterfinals. As a freshman, Miller leads all scorers in the conference averaging 15.9 points per game.

February 16, 2004
Betsy Hochadel, Bates
(Junior, Forward - Portland, Maine)
Hochadel led Bates to a 3-0 week, averaging 18 points and 7.5 rebounds per game in two NESCAC wins while hitting 66% of her attempts from the floor. The junior recorded her second career double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds in an 85-73 overtime win at Williams on Friday, then scored 19 points on 8-for-11 shooting in a win over Middlebury to clinch a tie for second in the final NESCAC standings.

Hannah Stubbs, Wesleyan
(Sophomore, Forward - Arlington, Va.)
In two conference victories over Trinity and Amherst, Stubbs averaged 18.5 points and 9.0 rebounds while shooting 59% from the field including a 20-point, 9-for-11 effort against Trinity. On the week, the sophomore averaged 17 points and 7.7 rebounds in three wins.

February 9, 2004
Olivia Zurek, Bates
(Junior, Forward - Arlington, Mass.)
Zurek averaged 17.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 6.0 steals to lead Bates to a split with Colby and Bowdoin over the weekend. The junior forward scored 18 points, grabbed 16 rebounds and added five assists and five steals in a 77-60 win over Colby on Friday night. She added 17 points, seven rebounds and seven steals in a 56-46 loss to top-ranked Bowdoin on Saturday afternoon.

February 2, 2004
Colleen Hession, Williams
(Sophomore, Guard - Northampton, Mass.)
Hession averaged 21.3 points in three games for Williams last week. In wins over Wesleyan and Colby, Hession had 19 points in each contest, including four three-pointers in each game. In an overtime loss to top-ranked Bowdoin, Colleen led all scorers with 26 points, including five three-pointers and five steals. On the week, the sophomore shot better than fifty percent from the field including 56.5% (13-23) from three-point range.

January 26, 2004
Lora Trenkle, Bowdoin
(Senior, Guard - Surry, Maine)
Bowdoin's preseason All-American Lora Trenkle scored a season-high 22 points as second-ranked Bowdoin defeated 22nd-ranked Wesleyan on Saturday, 55-43. Against Bates on Tuesday, Trenkle scored 10 points in the final four minutes to lift the Polar Bears to a 58-43 win. Overall, the senior co-captain averaged 13.7 points last week as Bowdoin extended Division III's longest home winning streak to 36 games.

January 19, 2004
Allison Love, Tufts
(Junior, Forward - Duxbury, Mass.)
Love averaged 16.0 points on 52.5 percent shooting (21/40) in three games, and hit the winning scoop-shot at the buzzer as Tufts knocked off previously undefeated Wesleyan 47-46 in Middletown on Saturday. Love had 25 points (11-for-17) on Tuesday when the Jumbos beat Emmanuel by 25, 91-66. Over the weekend she had 11 points and six rebounds in the win at Connecticut College and added 12 points and six rebounds at 18th-ranked Wesleyan.

January 12, 2004
Olivia Zurek, Bates
(Junior, Forward - Arlington, Mass.)
Zurek led Bates to a 3-0 week, averaging 16.3 points per game while hitting 75% (21-for-28) of her shots from the field. Zurek led the team with 21 points against Wellesley, and also finished the week with a team-high 12 steals. She has scored in double figures in six consecutive games for the Bobcats.

December 15, 2003
Casey Thran, Connecticut College
(Freshman, Forward - Dalton, Pa.)
Connecticut College freshman forward Casey Thran averaged 20 points, 15.5 rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block en route to her second and third consecutive double doubles for the Camels. Thran had a game-high 19 points, 17 rebounds and four assists in a win against Bay Path Monday evening. Wednesday night, Thran netted 21 points with 14 rebounds at Albertus Magnus College, finishing the week with a 57% (17-for-30) field goal percentage.

December 8, 2003
Allison Love, Tufts
(Junior, Forward - Duxbury, Mass.)
Love averaged 18.0 points on 61.5 percent shooting in wins over Babson and Gordon. The junior added 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 2.0 assists per contest for the week. In a 91-58 win over Gordon on Thursday, Love hit 11 of 15 shots and scored 24 points.

Hannah Stubbs, Wesleyan
(Sophomore, Forward - Arlington, Va.)
Stubbs was named the MVP of the Cole Farms Classic at St. Joe's (Me.) as Wesleyan beat the home team in the opener and Bates in the finals. The sophomore had 20 points and nine rebounds while shooting 10-for-15 from the field in the championship game. During the two games, Stubbs averaged 18.5 points shooting 53% from the floor with 7.5 rebounds a 2.5 steals per game. In an 80-35 defeat of Elms, Stubbs collected six points, six rebounds and three assists in 11 minutes.

December 1, 2003
Maggie Miller, Williams
(Freshman, Forward - Wellesley, Mass.)
Miller averaged 21.5 points and 11 rebounds per game to lead Williams to two victories and a perfect 4-0 start. The rookie scored 23 points and pulled down 15 rebounds with four blocked shots in a 70-56 defeat of previously unbeaten Keene State. Miller added 20 points in a six-point defeat of Union.

November 24, 2003
Sarah Kelly, Colby
(Sophomore, Guard - Portsmouth, N.H.)
Kelly averaged 19 points, five assists, shot 64 percent from the field and 91 percent from the foul line in leading the Mules to the Colby Tip-Off Tourney title. The sophomore guard had a collegiate-high 25 points on 10-for-11 field goal shooting in a win over Newbury. She also had 13 points and seven assists in a victory over Husson.