2014-2015 Quinnipiac Women's Basketball News

December 18, 2014
Head Coach Tricia Fabbri and Daughter Carly Fabbri to be Featured on WTNH's SportzEdge Tonight at 11:15 PM
Quinnipiac women's basketball head coach Tricia Fabbri and freshman guard Carly Fabbri (Stratford, Conn.) were recently interviewed together by SportzEdge on-air personality John Pierson in a piece that will be aired on WTNH Channel 8 at 11:15 pm on Friday, Dec. 19. The mother-daughter Fabbri pairing discussed the Bobcats' success this season as well as the journey for Carly to find a place playing for her mother's squad.

December 17, 2014
QU Women's Basketball Downs Drexel for Fifth Straight Win, 74-50
The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team extended its winning streak to five straight games on Wednesday night, defeating Drexel University, 74-50, at the TD Bank Sports Center. The Bobcats were led by Val Driscoll (Stoughton, Massachusetts) and Samantha Guastella (Red Bank, New Jersey) who finished with 15 points apiece in the victory.

December 16, 2014
QU Women's Basketball Set to Host Drexel on Wednesday at 7 PM in Final Home Game of 2014
The Quinnipiac women’s basketball team (7-2, 2-0 MAAC) puts its undefeated home record (4-0) on the line Wednesday night as the Bobcats play host to the Drexel Dragons (4-3, 0-0 CAA) at 7:00 pm. The first all-time meeting between both squads shapes up as the Dragons look to remain above .500 while Quinnipiac aims to continue their five-game winning streak and head into the week-long Christmas break with the best overall record in the MAAC.

December 16, 2014
QU Women's Basketball Ranked No. 16 in College Insider Mid-Major Poll
The Quinnipiac women’s basketball team was ranked No. 16 in the most recent College Insider Mid-Major Poll, announced on Tuesday, December 17, 2014 by coaches on the select committee. This marks the fifth consecutive week in which Quinnipiac is ranked in the Top 25. The Bobcats are 7-2 overall and are riding a four-game winning streak heading into their Wednesday night home matchup against Drexel.

December 15, 2014
QU Women's Basketball Pulls Out Thrilling Victory in Final Minutes, 66-62, Over Albany
Locked in a heated back-and-forth battle throughout, the night belonged to the Quinnipiac women’s basketball team as the Bobcats powered past regional powerhouse Albany, 66-62, in the final minutes on Monday night.

December 12, 2014
QU Women's Basketball Back in Action at Home Against Albany at 7:00 PM on Monday Night
Monday evening brings a highly-anticipated matchup as the Quinnipiac women’s basketball team (6-2, 2-0 MAAC) welcomes the Albany Great Dane (5-3, 0-0 America East) to the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden. Both the Bobcats and Great Dane are ranked in the Women’s Mid-Major Top 25 Poll and are fighting for bragging rights throughout the Northeast. Quinnipiac looks to make it two straight against the Great Danes as the Bobcats handed Albany their first loss of the season, 73-54, on the road last season.

December 9, 2014
Tricia Fabbri to be Featured on WTIC Sports Talk With Joe D'Ambrosio on Wednesday at 6:15 PM
Quinnipiac women’s basketball head coach Tricia Fabbri will be a featured guest on WTIC Sports Talk with Joe D’Ambrosio after earning her 300th career victory on Sunday in a 67-66 road win at Fairfield. The interview will air on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at 6:1 PM. Click on the link above to hear the interview live.

December 8, 2014
Samantha Guastella Named College Sports Madness MAAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Quinnipiac women’s basketball senior forward Samantha Guastella (Red Bank, New Jersey) was named the College Sports Madness MAAC Player of the Week, as announced by the association’s committee on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. With the announcement, combined with Jasmine Martin’s player of the week honor on Dec. 1 the Bobcats have picked up the last two College Sports Madness Player of the Weeks.

December 7, 2014
QU Women's Basketball Head Coach Tricia Fabbri Records 300th Career Victory in Bobcats' Nail-Biting 67-66 Win Over Fairfield
The script couldn’t have been written any better. Playing in the same gym in which she starred as a player, QU head coach Tricia Fabbri’s squad stormed back amidst a raucous crowd to win her 300th career game, 67-66, over Fairfield on Sunday afternoon.

December 6, 2014
QU Women's Basketball Makes the Short Trip For MAAC Contest Against In-State Rival Fairfield on Sunday
Quinnipiac head coach Tricia Fabbri will go for her 300th career victory in a Sunday matchup against two in-state rivals both looking to remain unbeaten in MAAC play. The Bobcats (5-2, 1-0 MAAC) face a true test on Sunday afternoon as they walk into Alumni Hall looking to score a big win over the Fairfield Stags (2-5, 1-0 MAAC) to remain undefeated in conference play. Quinnipiac’s in-state rival gave the Bobcats all sorts of fits last year as Fairfield handed the Bobcats a 72-71 loss from Alumni Hall and also later in the season from TD Bank Sports Center in a game that ended with the Stags ahead, 61-52. Armed with the MAAC’s best overall record at 5-2, a win here would give the Bobcats a strong wave of momentum heading into the final series of non-conference games throughout the rest of December.

December 5, 2014
Samantha Guastella Pours In Career High 28 Points to Lead QU Women's Basketball Past Siena, 78-65, in MAAC Opener
Thanks to a career high 28 points from Samantha Guastella (Red Bank, N.J.), the Quinnipiac women’s basketball team shot the lights out from three on their way to a 78-65 victory over Siena in the Bobcats’ MAAC opener.

December 4, 2014
MAAC Play Kicks Off for QU Women's Basketball at Home on Friday Against Siena
Fresh off the program’s first win against an SEC opponent in Alabama, the Quinnipiac women’s basketball team (4-2, 0-0 MAAC) looks to continue their winning ways with the start of MAAC competition on Friday afternoon with a home matchup against the Siena Saints (3-2, 0-1 MAAC). The game will be aired live for free on the home of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com, beginning with the tip-off at 4:00 pm.

December 3, 2014
Jasmine Martin Selected to 2015 Allstate WBCA Good Works Team
Senior guard Jasmine Martin (Sicklerville, N.J.) of the Quinnipiac women’s basketball team was recently named to the 2015 Allstate WBCA Good Works Team, as announced on Wednesday, December 3, 2014. A vibrant figure both on the court and off, Martin has distinguished herself as one of the premier student-athletes in the country.

December 1, 2014
Jasmine Martin Named College Sports Madness MAAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Quinnipiac women’s basketball’s senior guard Jasmine Martin (Sicklerville, N.J.) was named the College Sports Madness MAAC Player of the Week, as announced by the association’s committee on Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. With the announcement, the three-time All-Conference honoree picked up her first career player of the week award.

November 30, 2014
QU Women's Basketball Surges Past SEC Foe Alabama, 73-66; Martin Drops 24 Points From Mohegan Sun Arena
The Quinnipiac University women’s basketball team defeated Alabama, 73-66, at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday morning to improve to 4-2 on the season. The Crimson Tide drop to 5-3 on the year as the Bobcats knock-off their first SEC foe in program history with the victory. Quinnipiac’s victory also concludes the Bobcats’ play in the 2014 Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge as their record moved to 2-2 throughout the four-game tournament.

November 28, 2014
QU Women's Basketball Faces Alabama at Mohegan Sun Arena on Sunday; ESPN3 Broadcasting 11:00 AM Tip-Off
Fresh off a matchup with the nation’s No. 1 ranked team in Notre Dame, the Quinnipiac women’s basketball team (3-2, 0-0 MAAC) looks to bounce back in a big way against the Southeastern Conference’s Alabama Crimson Tide (5-2, 0-0 SEC) on Sunday morning from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Sunday’s contest will be the fourth and final game of the 2014 Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge for both teams as the Bobcats will look to even their record at 2-2 for the tournament.

November 25, 2014
QU Women's Basketball Falls to No. 1 Notre Dame, 112-52
The Quinnipiac women’s basketball team dropped a 112-52 decision at No. 1 Notre Dame on the third and final day of the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame Challenge at Purcell Pavilion. The Bobcats registered a solid effort on Tuesday night throughout a large portion of the first half but could not overcome the talent of the nation’s No. 1 ranked squad on the other end.

November 25, 2014
QU Women's Basketball Buckles Up For Matchup At No. 1 Notre Dame in Hall of Fame Women's Challenge
Fresh off a thrilling come-from-behind victory, the Quinnipiac University women’s basketball team (3-1, 0-0 MAAC) looks to pull a major upset on the road as the Bobcats challenge No. 2 nationally-ranked Notre Dame (5-0 0-0 ACC) on Tuesday night in the continuation of play at the 2014 Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge. The Fighting Irish represent the highest-ranked opponent Quinnipiac has ever played as well as the fifth ACC school in program record (0-6 all-time record against ACC institutions). Quinnipiac continues its three games in three days stretch with the reigning national runner-up Notre Dame, who comes in having won 57 straight regular season contests and 32 straight from the Purcell Pavilion.

November 25, 2014
QU Women's Basketball Ranked No. 16 in College Insider Mid-Major Poll
The Quinnipiac women’s basketball team was ranked No. 16 in the most recent College Insider Mid-Major Poll, announced on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 by coaches on the select committee. This marks the second consecutive week in which Quinnipiac is ranked in the Top 25. The Bobcats are 3-2 overall, but have faced three schools ranked in the mid-major poll as well as the No. 1 nationally-ranked team Notre Dame.

November 24, 2014
QU Women's Basketball Looks to Bounce Back Against Holy Cross on Monday Night at Hall of Fame Women's Challenge
The Quinnipiac University women's basketball team (2-1, 0-0 MAAC) looks to bounced back as they face Holy Cross (0-4 0-0 Patriot) on Monday night as the Bobcats continue play at the 2014 Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge. In their opening appearance in the tournament last night, the Bobcats fell to Harvard, 87-83, in a tightly contested back-and-forth non-conference contest. Quinnipiac continues its three games in three days stretch with a regional foe in Holy Cross and the reigning national runner-up Notre Dame tomorrow night from Purcell Pavilion in South Bend, Ind. All three games at Notre Dame will be streamed live for free on WatchND.tv.

November 24, 2014
QU Women's Basketball Completes Comeback Victory Over Holy Cross, 74-67, in Hall of Fame Women's Challenge
Determination, heart, perseverance and an unrelenting will to win. All four qualities describe the make-up of a winner in sports. On Monday evening, the Quinnipiac women’s basketball team dug themselves a deep halftime hole but in the end head coach Tricia Fabbri’s squad recovered and captured a monumental victory over Holy Cross.

November 23, 2014
QU Women's Basketball Edged By Harvard, 87-83, in Hall of Fame Women's Challenge Opener
Mixed up in a ferocious back-and-forth battle all throughout the second half, Harvard came up with the big plays needed down the stretch as the Quinnipiac women’s basketball team came up short, 87-83, at the Purcell Pavilion on the campus of Notre Dame.

November 22, 2014
QU Women's Basketball Kicks Off 2014 Hall of Fame Women's Challenge Against Harvard
The Quinnipiac University women’s basketball team (2-0, 0-0 MAAC) looks to build on their strong start to the 2014-15 season as they face Harvard (1-1, 0-0 Ivy League) on Sunday in the opening night of the 2014 Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge. In the tournament, the Bobcats will challenge regional foes Harvard, Holy Cross and the reigning national runner-up Notre Dame from Purcell Pavilion in South Bend, Ind. All three games at Notre Dame will be streamed live for free on WatchND.tv.

November 18, 2014
Balanced Attack Leads QU Women's Basketball to Dominating Victory Over Hampton, 87-59
For the second consecutive game, the Quinnipiac women’s basketball team throttled a defending conference champion at home as the Bobcats improved to 2-0 to start the season. Five Bobcats scored in double figures as Quinnipiac handled the five-time reigning MEAC champs Hampton, 87-59, from the TD Bank Sports Center on Tuesday.

November 18, 2014
QU Women's Basketball Set to Play Host to Hampton on Tuesday Night at 5 PM
The Quinnipiac University women’s basketball team (1-0, 0-0 MAAC) looks to build off a strong 2014-15 season opener as they play host to Hampton (0-1, 0-0 MEAC) on Tuesday night at the TD Bank Sports Center. In the first all-time meeting between the two schools, the Bobcats look to build on their dominating performance on Saturday against Army as they will challenge the five-time defending MEAC champions Hampton.

November 15, 2014
QU Women's Basketball Downs Reigning Patriot League Champs Army, 79-64, in 2014-15 Season Opener
If the result of Saturday’s game is any indication, big plans are in store for the Quinnipiac women’s basketball team in the 2014-15 campaign. Facing the reigning Patriot League champs Army, the Bobcats dominated the Black Knights with a 79-64 victory at home to kickoff the new season.

November 14, 2014
QU Women's Basketball Leads MAAC With Four College Sports Madness Preseason Honorees
Three members of the Quinnipiac women’s basketball team – seniors Jasmine Martin (Sicklerville, N.J.), Gillian Abshire (Washington, D.C.) and Samantha Guastella (Red Bank, N.J.) – have been named to the College Sports Madness MAAC Preseason All-Conference Team. In addition, freshman Jennifer Fay (Lynbrook, N.Y.) claimed a major Preseason honor as she was named Preseason Freshman of the Year by the association’s committee.

November 13, 2014
QU Women's Basketball Tips Off 2014-15 Season at Home Against Army on Saturday
Quinnipiac women's basketball opens their 2014-15 season against the Army Black Knights on Saturday at 2:00 PM from Lender Court at the TD Bank Sports Center. The Black Knights pose as a formidable opponent for the Bobcats' in their season opener as Army is coming off a 25-win season and NCAA Tournament appearance in 2013-14.

November 7, 2014
Val Driscoll and QU Women's Basketball Highlighted in New Haven Register
Incoming graduate student transfer Val Driscoll (Stoughton, Mass.) was featured in the New Haven Register on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. The article, written by columnist Jim Fuller, highlights Driscoll’s journey to Quinnipiac after graduating from the University of Michigan in 2014 with one year of eligibility remaining in her collegiate career.

November 6, 2014
QU Women's Basketball Spends Time at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital
The Quinnipiac women’s basketball team enjoyed another trip down to the Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital on Wednesday afternoon, as three members of the team made the trip to visit with children and tried their hands at some arts and crafts activities throughout the day.

November 5, 2014
QU Women's Basketball Tied Atop MAAC Preseason Coaches' Poll; Martin, Abshire and Guastella Voted Preseason All-MAAC
The Quinnipiac University women’s basketball team tied with Marist for first place in the MAAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll, which was released by the league office on Wednesday, Nov. 5 during the “2014-15 MAAC Basketball Coaches Preview Show” on ESPN3. In addition to the poll, the Bobcats also tied with the Red Foxes for the most Preseason All-MAAC honorees with three from each program.

November 3, 2014
2014 MAAC Basketball Preseason Show to air Nov. 5 on ESPN3
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) has announced the date and time of the 2014 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Preseason Show, which will be produced from the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Disney. The segment will be presented on Wednesday, Nov. 5 to discuss the upcoming 2014-15 season with all the action presented nationally on ESPN3 at 7 p.m.

October 29, 2014
Sports Council “Courtside Chat” Luncheon Set For Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Noon
The Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce will host its sixth annual Sports Council "Courtside Chat" Luncheon on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Carmen Anthony's. All action gets underway at 12 p.m. in New Haven's downtown steakhouse.

October 28, 2014
QU Women's Basketball Spends Time with Kids at Yale Children's Hospital
The Quinnipiac women's basketball team enjoyed a trip down to the Yale Children’s Hospital in New Haven on Tuesday afternoon, as four members of the team made the trip to visit with children patients in conjunction with Quinnipiac's Positive Play initiative.

October 19, 2014
QU Women's Basketball Names Gillian Abshire, Samantha Guastella and Jasmine Martin Tri-Captains for 2014-15 Season
Quinnipiac women's basketball head coach Tricia Fabbri has named three captains for the upcoming 2014-15 season. Seniors Gillian "Boo" Abshire (Washington, D.C.), Samantha Guastella (Red Bank, N.J.) and Jasmine Martin (Sicklerville, N.J.) will lead the Bobcats as they look to make their 3rd straight conference championship game and 15th consecutive postseason tournament appearance.

October 17, 2014
Quinnipiac Athletics Announces 2014-15 Television Schedule
Quinnipiac Athletics has announced its television package for the 2014-15 season for men’s and women’s basketball and men’s and women’s ice hockey. The Bobcats will be featured on ESPN, New England Sports Network (NESN), SportsNet New York (SNY) and on the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, QuinnipiacBobcats.com.

October 15, 2014
QU Women's Basketball Spends Time Reading to Children at Shepherd Glen School in Hamden
The Quinnipiac women's basketball team continued their commitment to give back to the community on Wednesday, Oct. 15 as student-athletes made the trip to read to children at the Shepherd Glen School in Hamden. The trip across town for the women’s basketball team is the most recent in a long line of community service events organized as part of Quinnipiac Athletics' commitment to the Positive Play initiative.

October 13, 2014
QU Women's Basketball Spends Time With Kids at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital
The Quinnipiac women's basketball team enjoyed a trip down to the Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital in New Haven on Wednesday afternoon, as three members of the team made the trip to visit with children patients in the cancer unit in conjunction with Quinnipiac's Positive Play initiative.

October 9, 2014
Tickets On Sale Wednesday, Oct. 15 For 2014 MAAC Basketball Championships
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships return to the SMG managed Times Union Center in Albany, NY from March 5-9, 2015 and you can be there for the best championships yet by reserving your seats today. All Session tickets go on sale October 15 and are available at the Times Union Center Box Office, by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at timesunion.com. Groups of 10 or more can save by calling 518-487-2100 or emailing groupsales@timesunioncenter-albany.com.

October 1, 2014
MAAC Announces 2014-15 ESPN Basketball Television Schedule
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference announced the 2014-15 men’s and women’s basketball television schedule on Wednesday, with the Bobcats slated to play at least six games televised nationally on ESPN networks.

September 29, 2014
QU Women's Basketball Volunteers at Connecticut Food Bank
The Quinnipiac women's basketball team enjoyed a visit to the Connecticut Food Bank in East Haven on Wednesday afternoon, as three members of the team (two players, one staff member) made the trip to help supply food all throughout the state in conjunction with Quinnipiac’s Positive Play initiative.

September 17, 2014
Quinnipiac Athletics To Host Media Day and Luncheon On Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014
Quinnipiac Athletics will host a Media Day and Luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn.

September 9, 2014
MAAC Releases 2014-15 Quinnipiac Women's Basketball Schedule
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) has announced the Quinnipiac women's basketball team's league schedule for the 2014-15 season. The Bobcats open conference play at home on Friday, Dec. 5 against Siena and start conference play with home games in six of their first nine intra-conference matchups.

August 13, 2014
Women’s Basketball Announces 2014-15 Non-Conference Schedule
The Quinnipiac University women’s basketball team has put together its most challenging non-conference schedule in program history for the upcoming 2014-15 season. Highlighted by the Hall of Fame Challenge and a match-up against last year’s national runner-up Notre Dame, the Bobcats could potentially see eight teams that made national postseason appearances a year ago.

August 7, 2014
Women's Basketball Announces 2014-15 Incoming Class
Head Coach Tricia Fabbri and the Quinnipiac University women's basketball team are bringing in yet another highly-touted recruiting class, as the Bobcats announced commitments from five players today. Val Driscoll (Stoughton, Massachusetts), Jennifer Fay (Lynbrook, New York), Brittany Johnson (Pickerington, Ohio), Sarah Shewan (Russell, Ontario), and Carly Fabbri (Stratford, Connecticut) are the newest Bobcats, having officially submitted their letters of intent to accept enrollment in Hamden.