April 29, 2015
April 21, 2015
The Cardinal will spend the weekend after Thanksgiving in Southwest Florida as part of the third-annual Gulf Coast Showcase (there's also a mens' tournament on the three days before Thanksgiving).
The women's tournament will be held from Nov. 27-29 at Germain Arena in Estero, Florida. The Cardinal will be joined at the event by:
The Dayton Flyers
The Louisville Cardinals
The LSU Tigers
The Maine Black Bears
The Marist Red Foxes
The Missouri State Lady Bears
The Purdue Boilermakers
Game times and the first-round pairings have not been announced yet.
Click here for the Gulf Coast Showcase announcement of the tournament fields.
For complete information, go to the Gulf Coast Showcase website. There you can find information about buying tickets (which go on sale on May 15) and travel packages (which will be announced on May 1).
If you want to consider making your own travel arrangements:
Map of Germain Arena in Estero, from which you can search for nearby hotels. If you zoom way out, you'll find that Estero is a suburb of Fort Myers and about 10 miles south of the nearest major airport – Southwest Florida International Airport.
TripAdvisor review of the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, the official host resort for each of the participating teams.
April 13, 2015
Amber Orrange and Bonnie Samuelson depart, but look for Lili Thompson to be an even bigger scorer and for Erica McCall and Kaylee Johnson to blossom as sophomores. The Pac-12 run of dominance is over, but the Cardinal will still be one of the league's top-three teams.Click here to read about Creme's other 24.
April 08, 2015
After it was announced a month ago that I was planning to retire the website after the end of the season, many of you told me how much you would miss it. As the season wound down, I realized how much I was going to miss it too – both working on it and having it as a resource.
So, I've changed my mind, and the website will continue much as before.
- News of Amber, Chiney, Nneka, Kayla, Jeannette, Jayne, Candice and maybe Jos in the WNBA
- News of 2015 USA Basketball competitions – PanAm Games, FISU World University Games, FIBA U19 Women's World Championship. Hopefully, some Cardinal players will be selected for one or more of these events.
- Game reports from Kezar summer basketball if any Cardinal players participate.
- Judy Richter's report of the Awards Banquet.
- Judy Richter's report of what the Cardinal players are doing this summer.
- Bob Kinder's Pac-12 team previews.
- The 2015-16 schedule, which is usually published late in July or early in August.
April 06, 2015
April 05, 2015
Taylor Greenfield, Erica McCall, Amber Orrange, Briana Roberson, Bonnie Samuelson, Karlie Samuelson and Lili Thompson each earned a spot on the Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention squad. Read more...
Amber was named a Senior CLASS Award Second Team All-American. Read more...
Amber Orrange earned 2015 Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association Division I All-America honorable mention accolades. Read more...
April 03, 2015
FBC reporter Judy Richter is writing her annual in-depth review of the season and has published the first part, the non-conference season: A look back: Part 1 of 3
Keep an eye on her FBC Event Reports blog for parts 2 and 3 in the next week or so.
April 02, 2015
Bonnie set one Stanford record and earned six other entries in the Stanford record book and one entry in the Pac-12 record book.
Amber earned six entries in the Stanford record book.
Kaylee set two Stanford records and earned five other entries in the Stanford record book.
Bonnie sank 237 3-pointers in her career, which places her third in career 3-pointers behind Candice Wiggins and Jeanette Pohlen and tenth in Pac-12 career 3-pointers.
She made 81 of those 3-pointers this season, which places her in a tie with Jamie Carey for seventh place in Stanford single-season 3-pointers
She made eight 3-pointers on February 15, 2015 vs UCLA, which places her in a tie with Candice Wiggins and Lindsey Yamasaki for third place in Stanford single-game 3-pointers.
She launched 598 shots from beyond the arc in her career, which places her third in that category behind Candice Wiggins and Jeanette Pohlen. She launched 185 this season, which places her tenth in Stanford single-season 3-point attempts.
This season, Bonnie made 3-pointers at a rate of 43.8%, which ranks eighth in the nation. Her career 3-point percentage was 39.6%. (Note: Stanford publishes the leader in these categories, but not the runners-up.)
Bonnie played in 141 games in her career, which places her ninth in that category between Joslyn Tinkle and Lindy La Rocque.
She dished 552 assists in her career, which places her seventh in Stanford career assists between Jeanette Pohlen (2007-11) and Virginia Sourlis (1982-86).
Amber joins Jennifer Azzi, Sonja Henning, Jeanette Pohlen and Nicole Powell as the fifth Stanford player with more than 1,000 career points and 500 assists.
Amber played in 146 games in her career, which places her fifth in that category – just one game less than Jayne Appel and one game more than Chiney and Nneka Ogwumike.
She played 5,200 minutes in her career, which places her fourth in that category behind Kayla Pedersen, Chiney Ogwumike and Jeanette Pohlen.
She played 1,179 minutes in her junior season, which places her eighth in Stanford single-season minutes played – just one minute less than Jeanette Pohlen and 15 more than Kayla Pedersen.
Kaylee averaged 9.6 rebounds per game, which breaks the Stanford freshman record of 8.7 set by Katy Steding in 1986-87. That rate places Kaylee in ninth place in Stanford single-season rebounds per game, between Val Whiting and Kayla Pedersen.
She had 22 rebounds twice this season, which places her in a third-place tie with Mikaela Ruef for single-game rebounds. She and Chiney Ogwumike are the only Stanford players with multiple 20-rebound games in their careers (Chiney did it four times).
She blocked 51 shots, which places her in a third-place tie for blocks by a freshman behind Jayne Appel and Val Whiting.
Kaylee played in all 36 games this season, which places her in a seventh-place tie with Milena Flores, Erica McCall and Lili Thompson for games played by a freshman.
The 2014-15 Team
The team extended its Pac-12 record for most 20-win seasons to 26 and retained its record for most conference championships (23).
The team goes into the Stanford record book with these single-season records: fourth in 3-pointers made (241), sixth in games played (36), eighth in blocks (166) and ninth in 3-point percentage (0.378).
April 01, 2015
Ashley Westhem and Alexa Philippou (Stanford Daily) discuss this season and how the team will fare next season in: Was this a rebuilding year for women’s basketball?
For a report of Amber's honors and accomplishments, see the Stanford Athletics article: Associated Press Honor.