Syracuse is set to play Rutgers on the road in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Senior Raven Fox returns after averaging 2.9 points and 2.8 rebounds last season. After getting bounced in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, the Orange boast a new and favorable look into 2018-19. Assuming health, Mangakahia, Cooper, Miranda Drummond, Amaya Finklea-Guity, and Digna Strautmane are all back and are likely to return to the roles they previously occupied.

This is one of those report cards you don’t hang on the fridge. Gabrielle Cooper is interviewed during Syracuse University's basketball media day at the Carmelo K Anthony Center, Syracuse, NY, Friday October 12, 2018.

© 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. “She’s going to help us and balance us and play multiple positions. 3 Oregon Ducks. 20 Texas A&M in White Plains, N.Y. Then, in Cancun, Mexico, Syracuse will face No.


The Orange ran into a menacing Oklahoma State team in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, losing a cold 84-57 opener in Starkville, Miss. Road conference games versus ranked opponents include No. As a redshirt sophomore transfer, Mangakahia set a new single-season ACC assists record, dishing out 304 dimes and 9.8 per game. Aside from likely aforementioned incoming reserves Emily Engstler, Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi, Marie-Paule Fopposi, and Kadiatou Sissoko, returning leading bench scorer Isis Young returns for her senior season. Durable sophomores Amaya Finklea-Guity and Digna Strautmane return to lead the Orange frontcourt in 2018-19.

The Orange have shot creators to come off the bench. Same thing with (Kiara Lewis), she was the number one point guard out of the country coming out of high school.”. Veronika Vorackova, left, and Brandi Fowler watch a teammates photo shoot during the Syracuse Women's basketball media day, Syracuse, NY, Friday October 12, 2018. The Syracuse Orange women's basketball program is an intercollegiate women's basketball team representing Syracuse University.The program is classified in the NCAA's Division I, and the team competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference.The Orange play their home basketball games at the Carrier Dome in the University Hill neighborhood of Syracuse, New York.The team is currently coached by … and played in the McDonald’s All-American Game. A group called the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Student-Athlete Engagement Group was created to give women's basketball players a greater voice on "initiatives, legislation and various issues." Finklea-Guity averaged 6.7 points and 5.4 rebounds per game, while Strautmane posted 10.1 points and 6.1 rebounds.

Isis Young during the Syracuse Women's basketball media day, Syracuse, NY, Friday October 12, 2018. As the Orange return those starters, they usher in some fresh, highly-anticipated talent into its rotation. As mentioned before, all five starters (and then some) from last year’s team are returning. Raven Fox, left, and Kiara Lewis dancing during an interview at Syracuse Women's basketball media day, Syracuse, NY, Friday October 12, 2018.

As Coach Q noted above, France shows strong representation on this roster with redshirt freshmen Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi, Marie-Paule Fopposi, and true frosh Kadiatou Sissoko.

Make that three of Syracuse’s first seven games versus ranked opponents - all in a span of two weeks. 11) are ranked as five-star recruits on ESPN’s 2018 HoopGurlz rankings.

Point guard Tiana Mangakahia is coming off a record-breaking season and is already projected to do damage this season. Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi stands out in a ground shot during the Syracuse Women's basketball media day, Syracuse, NY, Friday October 12, 2018. The 2020-21 Syracuse basketball season preview.