2018-19 Women's Basketball News

  • UMBC Drops 45-42 Heartbreaker to Hofstra on Sunday Afternoon
    December 09, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball took a lead into the fourth quarter, but the Pride used an 18-8 fourth quarter to pull away from UMBC 45-42 on Sunday. Junior Te’yJah Oliver (Clinton, Md./Riverdale Baptist) led the way with a season best 16 points.
  • UMBC Women’s Basketball Hosts Hofstra for Sunday Matinee
    December 08, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball welcomes Hofstra to the UMBC Event Center on Sunday afternoon, coming on the heels of a 65-52 loss to Mount St. Mary’s on Thursday night. Junior guard Dominika Skrocka led the Retrievers with 12 points with sophomore Janee’a Summers (Bound Brook, N.J.) adding 10 points and 10 rebounds for her second double-double of the year.
  • Late Rally Comes Up Short, as Women’s Basketball Falls 65-52 to Mount St. Mary’s
    December 06, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball dropped their fourth straight, 65-52 to the Mountaineers on Thursday night. UMBC rallied late in the fourth, but the comeback fell just short. Junior Dominika Skrocka (Moscow, Russia) led the way with 12 points.
  • Retrievers Return Home to Face Mount St. Mary’s on Thursday
    December 05, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball returns to the friendly confines of the UMBC Event Center on Thursday to take on in-state rival Mount St. Mary’s. The Retrievers have lost their last three games, most recently falling to #7 Maryland on Sunday, 91-62. Junior Dominika Skrocka (Moscow, Russia) led the way with a career high 18 points on 6-7 shooting from three.
  • Stern Signs Swann to Class of 2023
    December 03, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball head coach Phil Stern announced the signing of Lyric Swann during the early signing period in November. Swann will join the Retrievers as part of the class of 2023 in the fall.
  • Skrocka Nets Career High 18 Points; UMBC Falls to No. 7 Maryland, 92-61 on Sunday
    December 02, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball got a career high 18 points from junior Dominika Skrocka (Moscow, Russia), but could not overcome No. 7 Maryland in a 92-61 loss on Sunday. The Retrievers fall to 6-3 on the year, while the Terps improve to 8-0.
  • Women’s Basketball Faces #7 Maryland on Sunday Afternoon in College Park
    December 01, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball opens the month of December on the road against #7 Maryland at the Xfinity Center on Sunday. The Retrievers are coming off a 64-42 loss to American on Wednesday that saw sophomore Janee’a Summers (Bound Brook, N.J.) lead the way with 15 points. She has reached double figures in seven of eight games this year.
  • Retrievers Fall on Road, 64-42 to American on Wednesday Night
    November 28, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball dropped a 64-42 decision to American on Wednesday night. Sophomore Janee’a Summers (Bound Brook, N.J.) led the Retrievers with 15 points and nine rebounds.
  • Women’s Basketball Looks to Bounce Back Against American on Wednesday
    November 27, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball looks to return to their winning ways against American on Wednesday night. The Retrievers are coming off a 71-62 loss to Towson last Tuesday, the first loss of the season. Redshirt freshman O’lesheya Braxton (Paterson, N.J.) recorded her first career double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.
  • Braxton Named #AEHoops Rookie of the Week
    November 26, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball redshirt freshman O’lesheya Braxton (Paterson, N.J.) was named America East Rookie of the Week, the conference announced Monday. Braxton has helped UMBC to their best start in program history at 6-1.
  • Retrievers Suffer First Setback of the Year in 71-62 Loss to Towson on Tuesday
    November 20, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball saw the season opening six game win streak end in a 71-62 loss to rival Towson on Tuesday night. Redshirt freshman O’lesheya Braxton (Paterson, N.J.) had a career night with 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead three in double figures.
  • Women’s Basketball Faces Rival Towson on Tuesday Night
    November 19, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball looks to continue their strong start to the season against local-rival Towson on Tuesday night. The Retrievers are 6-0 on the year, the best start to a season in program history, and are coming off an 81-43 win against Notre Dame of Maryland on Friday.
  • Stern Wins His 200th Game at UMBC; Retrievers Defeat Notre Dame (Md.) 81-43
    November 16, 2018
    Head coach Phil Stern recorded his 200th win at UMBC in an 81-43 win against Notre Dame of Maryland on Friday night. Janee’a Summers (Bound Brook, N.J.) led the way with 17 points and six rebounds.
  • Red Hot Women’s Basketball Look to Continue Winning Ways Against Notre Dame (Md.) on Friday
    November 15, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball looks to continue their best start in program history against Notre Dame of Maryland on Friday night. The Retrievers are 5-0 after defeating Coppin State 57-52 on Wednesday in come-from-behind fashion. With a win on Friday, head coach Phil Stern will win his 200th game at UMBC. He has been the head man since the 2002-03 season.
  • Late Rally Propels Women’s Basketball Past Coppin State; First 5-0 Start in Program History.
    November 14, 2018
    Janee’a Summers and Lucrezia Costa each scored six points in the fourth quarter as the UMBC Women’s Basketball team ended the game on a 12-1 run to defeat host Coppin State on Wednesday morning. The win moved UMBC to 5-0 for the first time in program history.
  • Women’s Basketball Travels to Coppin State Looking for Best Start in Program History
    November 13, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball looks for their best start in program history against Coppin State on Wednesday morning. The Retrievers are 4-0 on the year after going 2-0 at the Seton Hall Classic against UTSA and Kennesaw State. Sophomore Janee’a Summers (Bound Brook, N.J.) was named to the All-Tournament Team along with junior Te’yJah Oliver (Clinton, Md./Riverdale Baptist). Summers and Paula Rubio (Madrid, Spain) were named America East Player and Rookie of the Week.
  • Summers, Rubio Sweep #AEWBB Weekly Awards
    November 12, 2018
    After opening the season with a perfect record, sophomore Janee’a Summers (Bound Brook, N.J.) and freshman Paula Rubio (Madrid, Spain) have been named America East Player and Rookie of the Week for the week ending Nov. 11, the conference announced Monday.
  • Retrievers Complete 57-53 Comeback to Defeat Kennesaw State on Sunday; Off to Best Start Since 1985-86
    November 11, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball needed a late fourth quarter comeback, getting the go-ahead bucket from Janee’a Summers (Bound Brook, N.J.) in a 57-53 win against Kennesaw State on Sunday. The Retrievers are off to their best start since the 1985-86 season when they also started 4-0.
  • Four Retrievers Hit Double Figures; UMBC Defeats UTSA, 72-58 on Saturday
    November 10, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball picked up a big 72-58 victory against UTSA on Saturday afternoon to kick off the Seton Hall Classic. UMBC got a balanced scoring attack for the second straight game, as four players reached double figures in the win led by Janee’a Summers (Bound Brook, N.J.) with 19 points.
  • UMBC Women’s Basketball Heads to the Garden State for the Seton Hall Classic This Weekend
    November 09, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball, fresh off an 81-42 victory against Eastern on Thursday night, heads to New Jersey for the Seton Hall Classic on Saturday and Sunday. The Retrievers are 2-0 on the year, and will take on UTSA (University of Texas, San Antonio) and Kennesaw State at the two-day tournament.
  • Retrievers Use Balanced Attack in 81-42 Win against Eastern on Thursday
    November 08, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball moved to 2-0 on the year with an 81-42 victory against Eastern on Thursday night. All but one Retriever that played scored in the contest led by sophomore Janee’a Summers (Bound Brook, N.J.) with 10 points and six rebounds.
  • UMBC Women’s Basketball Hosts Eastern on Thursday Night
    November 07, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball continues their two-game opening home stand against Eastern University on Thursday night at the UMBC Event Center. The Retrievers are 1-0 on the year, coming off a 65-51 win against Gettysburg on Tuesday night to open the year. Sophomore Janee’a Summers (Bound Brook, N.J.) had a career night, scoring 22 points with 10 rebounds for her fourth career double-double.
  • Summers Nets a Career High 22 Points; UMBC Defeats Gettysburg 65-51 on Tuesday
    November 06, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball used a big second half, and a career night from Janee’a Summers (Bound Brook, N.J.) to defeat Gettysburg, 65-51 on opening night. Summers led three players in double figures, as the Retrievers scored 38 points in the paint.
  • Retrievers Open 2018-19 Season Against Gettysburg on Tuesday
    November 05, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball kicks off the 2018-19 season against Gettysburg College on Tuesday night at the UMBC Event Center. The Retrievers are coming off a 5-26, 3-13 AE campaign and will return seven players from last year’s team.
  • UMBC Women’s Basketball Brings Youth Movement to Baltimore for 2018-19 Season
    November 01, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball begins their 51st season of competition and 33rd in Division I next Tuesday against Gettysburg. The Retrievers finished last season at 5-26, 3-13 AE in eighth place in the conference. This year’s edition of the team will feature a plethora of new faces, with a total of seven newcomers in their first season with the Black and Gold.
  • Basketball Celebrates Dawn of New Season With Friday's "Retriever Madness"
    October 30, 2018
    The returning men’s players will receive their America East Championship rings and then, the league championship banner and special NCAA-themed banner will be raised to the rafters!
  • UMBC Women’s Basketball Picked Eighth in #AEHoops Preseason Poll
    October 17, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball was picked to finish eighth in the annual coaches preseason poll, the America East announced Thursday morning. The Retrievers will be competing in their 32nd season of Division I and 15th in the America East in 2018-19.
  • Former Retriever Brittani Burgess Signs Pro Contract with Ausarta Barakaldo in Spain 
    September 11, 2018
    Former UMBC women’s basketball player Brittani Burgess signed her first pro contract with Ausarta Barakaldo of the Basque Basketball Federation Second Division. She is the fourth Retriever to play professionally during head coach Phil Stern’s tenure.
  • UMBC Women’s Basketball Announces 2018-19 Schedule
    July 25, 2018
    UMBC women’s basketball head coach Phil Stern announced the 29 game slate on Thursday, which features 17 home contests. All 17 home games will be streamed on ESPN3, in addition to every America East road contest.