October 17, 2013

Tricia Fabbri Named All Mid-Major Preseason Coach of the Year

HAMDEN, Conn. – College Sports Madness has recently announced their All Mid-Major teams on Thursday and Head Coach Tricia Fabbri was given a tremendous honor by being named All Mid-Major Preseason Coach of the Year. The Mid-Major Conferences are comprised of 16 conferences from the MAAC to the America East to the Sun Belt.

Fabbri, the preseason coach of the year MAAC selection and Mid-Major selection, led the Bobcats to their first 30 win season in program history, also an NEC first as well, which included a perfect 18-0 record through the regular season. Fabbri led the Bobcats to the NEC Championship and its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The all-time winningest coach in Quinnipiac women's basketball history, Tricia Fabbri, recently upped her career total to 273 victories.

Since joining NCAA Division I, Coach Fabbri has distinguished herself as a premier coach in the region. Fabbri holds a .588 winning percentage at the Division I level. Fabbri leaves the Northeast Conference in second place all-time in career NEC regular-season wins (177) and overall NEC wins (187), after adding significantly to the totals this year. Deservingly so, Fabbri was named the 2013 NEC Coach of the Year by her peers and also accepted the Sterling House "Spirit Award" at the annual celebrity breakfast in Stratford, Conn.

Quinnipiac's regular-season tips off on Friday, Nov. 8 with opening round of the Preseason WNIT. Quinnipiac will take on North Carolina A&T at 5 pm with the winner taking on the winner of Louisville vs. Loyola Chicago.

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