Senior forward Kelli Prange is the Colonials top returning scorer at 8 points a game
George Washington Women's revealed their 17-18 non conference schedule today which features games against seven teams that made the postseason during the 16-17 season, and a trip to the Virgin Islands over thanksgiving to compete in the always competitive Paradise Jam.
"We put together a very challenging non-conference schedule this season, including three schools from autonomy five conferences at the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands over Thanksgiving," said Rizzotti. "We understand how important it is to build a legitimate resume so we can continue to play in the post season. We also feel that we'll be tested in different ways early in the season in order to prepare us for the competitive A-10 slate. With the beginning of a few new home-and-home series, we hope our fans will be excited to host local rivals Maryland and Towson, as well as a top-25 program in USF, Coppin State and Mercer, at the Smith Center over the next two years."
Despite the loss of All -A-10 performers Hannah Schaible, Caira Washington and Shannon Cranshaw, the Colonials still have a formidable senior led squad ready to add another A-10 championship and potential NCAA tourney berth next season in Brianna Cummings, Mia Farmer, Jada Matthews, Kelli Prange and Camila Tapias. All five have been key contributors to three consecutive A-10 regular season titles, two A-10 Championship titles and 75 wins over the last three seasons.
Out of the 13 non conference schedule, five games are against area programs in Coppin State, Towson, Georgetown, American and Maryland.
Full non conference schedule is listed below , times and dates for the conference schedule will be available later this fall.
Princeton - Friday, Nov. 4 , Princeton, N.J.
South Dakota - Sat, Nov. 10 , Smith Center (Home)
Towson - Sun, Nov. 16, Towson, MD
Georgetown - Sun, Nov. 19, Smith Center (Home)
Paradise Jam -
Vanderbilt - Thurs, Nov. 23, St Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands
Wisconsin - Fri, Nov. 24, St Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands
Syracuse - Sat, Nov. 25, St Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands
Coppin State - Thurs, Nov. 30 Smith Center (Home)
South Florida - Sat, Dec 2, Smith Center (Home)
Mercer - Wed, Dec.6, Macon, GA
Maryland - Fri, Dec. 8, College Park, MD.
American - Sun, Dec. 17, Smith Center (Home)
Monmouth - Fri, Dec. 22, Long Branch, N.J.