Ladies Jump to Tenth in Latest USCAA Coaches' Rankings

Gerry Raymonda
Gerry Raymonda


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (February 8, 2018) – The United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) released its eighth and latest edition of the Women's Basketball Division II Coaches' Poll, where SUNY Delhi rose to number ten with 282 votes. The 15-9 Broncos, who have appeared in the top 15 in every poll this season, had been ranked 12th the previous three weeks, and have been ranked as high as sixth.

Head coach Vicki Andruszkiewicz's squad set a team record in scoring with a 104-68 rout of Davis last Tuesday, and defeated SUNY Canton, 60-54, on Saturday to complete a season sweep of the Roos. Delhi has won four of its last six games, and enter its final four games with a chance to make the USCAA National Tournament. The championship, hosted by Penn State Fayette, will field eight teams, with the Broncos eligible for one of the four at-large bids.

The ladies are set to embark on a three-game road trip, starting at Alfred State on Saturday, Villa Maria Sunday and Cazenovia next Thursday. They will host Central Penn in their regular season finale on Saturday, Feb. 17, and will return to Villa Maria for the following weekend's NIAC Tournament. The USCAA will announce the bids for the Division II Tournament on Feb. 20.

Freshman guard/forward Camryn McDonald was named yesterday the USCAA Division II Player of the Week after back-to-back double-double performances in Delhi's two wins. She had 17 point and 16 rebounds against the Falcons, and 18 points with 13 boards versus the Roos. McDonald has started every game, averaging a double-double with 14.1 ppg. and 12.8 ppg. The Springfield Gardens, NY native leads the team and ranks fifth in Division II in rebounds, and third on Delhi in scoring.

Sophomore guard Samiaya Salley currently has 966 career points, putting her 34 points away from becoming the second Bronco ever to reach the 1,000 career point mark. She will also become the second ever to reach the mark in just two years. Only Jennifer LePinnet-Clark (2002-04) has ever reached that milestone at SUNY Delhi with 1,033 points.

Central Maine topped the poll for the seventh straight week with 348 points. Johnson & Wales Charlotte took second with 345 points, while Maine Augusta ranked third with 332 points, Warren Wilson fourth with 326 points and Penn State Lehigh Valley fifth with 318 points. The Broncos are 4-1 against teams ranked in this week's poll, including victories over Villa Maria (7th, 308 points) in their first meeting, Davis (15th, 249 points), Berkeley NY (17th, 239 points) and Penn State Hazleton (19th, 187 points).