2022-23 F&M Women's Basketball Season Preview

2022-23 F&M Women's Basketball Season Preview

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LANCASTER, Pa. – The Franklin & Marshall women's basketball team enters the 2022-2023 season displaying a young roster after losing four seniors to graduation in the spring. F&M continues to build towards the Centennial Conference (CC) playoffs as it finished with an overall record of 10-15 and 8-12 against CC opponents last season.

The Diplomats lost a key starter in Kenna Williams, who finished her career in the top-five in program history in blocks (139) and rebounds (812). F&M also loses two vital pieces off the bench in Maia Lockhart and Alisyn Narracci.

Returners

G l Meg Navarro – Sr.

G l Natalie Kolb – Sr.

G l Hope Schreiber – Jr.

F/C l Jaclyn Feit – Jr.

F l Molly Flanagan – So.

G l Quinn Galligan – So.

G l Ally Trebelev – So.

G l Leila Walton – So.

F l Kennedy Wilburn – So.

Guard

The Diplomats return an experienced group of guards, led by Natalie Kolb who started all 25 games for F&M last season and leading the team in steals (39) and assists (38). Meg Navarro appeared in six games off the bench last season, where she shot 33.3 percent from the field. Hope Schreiber played in 20 games last season, highlighted by a season-high 12 points in her collegiate debut at Penn State Berks last year.

Quinn Galligan appeared in 17 games with 13 starts as a first-year last season, averaging 3.2 points per game while shooting 30 percent from the field. Ally Trebelev played in 24 games with nine starts last year, where she tallied 69 rebounds, 16 steals, 14 assists, and one block. In 2021-22, Leila Walton made eight appearances, totaling seven points, four rebounds, four steals, and two assists in her rookie season.

Hailey Cabanas, Abby Meredith, and Lizzie Neville look to make immediate impacts in their first collegiate season.

Forward

Jaclyn Feit appeared in all 25 games last season, ranking second in the CC in blocked shots (54) and helping the Diplomats lead all of Division III in blocked shots. Kennedy Wilburn also played in all 25 games, while making 24 starts last year. Wilburn averaged 21.5 minutes per game and 6.6 points per game while shooting 37 percent from the field. Molly Flanagan appeared in six games off the bench last season, where she posted a season-high six points on 3-of-5 shooting at Bryn Mawr.

Lauren Rusas will add support to the forward position as she gets set for her rookie campaign.

Milestone Watch

Feit sits at 54 career blocks and needs just nine more to break into the top 10 for most in program history.

In The Polls

F&M was picked to finish ninth with 31 points in the CC Coaches Preseason Poll. Gettysburg holds the top spot with 96 points and six first-place votes. Johns Hopkins closely follows the Bullets with 95 points and five first-place votes.

Looking Ahead

The Diplomats host Mary Washington on Tuesday, Nov. 8 to kick off the 2022-23 campaign. F&M will then host the Terry Greene Tip-Off Tournament on Nov. 12 and 13, playing Penn State-Harrisburg and Elizabethtown/Lycoming. Franklin & Marshall rounds out November with road games against Washington College (Nov. 19) and Ursinus (Nov. 22), before playing Dickinson at home (Nov. 29).

After playing Bryn Mawr at home on Dec. 1, the Diplomats finish up 2022 with two away games at Haverford (Dec. 3) and Cabrini (Dec. 9). F&M go on winter break before returning to action at Salisbury on Jan. 2. The Diplomats complete their Conference schedule through January and most of February.

The CC playoffs begin with the First Round on Tuesday, Feb. 21 while the Semifinals and Championship take place on Feb. 24 and 26.

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