CAA Women's Basketball

CAA Women's Basketball Report | Jan. 24, 2022

CAA Women's Basketball Report | Jan. 24, 2022

Catch up on the CAA Women's Basketball weekly news, notes, and awards.

Jan 31, 2022 by FloHoops Staff
CAA Women's Basketball Report | Jan. 24, 2022



Keishana Washington, Drexel

Senior | Guard | Pickering, Ontario, Canada / Durham Prep

Washington averaged 25.5 points per game on 55.8% shooting throughout the week to help Drexel extend its winning streak to 13 games. The Senior guard poured in a career-high 40 points in a 75-67 double-overtime victory over William & Mary, adding six rebounds and a pair of assists. It marks the first time a Drexel player has scored 40 points since 2010 and is the sixth-highest single-game point total in the NCAA this season. Washington shot 14-of-26 from the floor, going 5-of-8 from three, and scored 18 points between the two overtime periods, including 13 of Drexel’s 17 in the second. Earlier in the week, Washington added 11 points and four rebounds in a comeback win over Elon. She has reached double figures, scoring 10 or more in all 18 games this season, and ranks second in the CAA, averaging 18.8 points per game.


Claudia Soriano, Northeastern

Freshman | Guard | Barcelona, Spain / Jesuites Gràcia Col · Legi Kostka

Soriano led Northeastern to a 2-1 week in CAA play, averaging 17.0 points, 3.3 assists and 2.0 steals per game. On Wednesday, the freshman guard started the week contributing 18 points, three assists and two steals in an 81-70 win over Charleston. On Sunday, she capped the week off by scoring a team-high 19 points with five rebounds, four assists, two steals, and one block as the Huskies earned their first conference road win of the season over James Madison 62-50. Despite a five-point loss to Towson, Soriano added 14 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in the setback. Soriano has scored in double figures in five straight contests, while the freshman guard has recorded at least two steals in eight consecutive games and 16 this season. 


DREXEL REMAINS UNBEATEN IN CAA PLAY: Drexel improved to 8-0 in conference play, with wins over Elon and William & Mary last week. Against the Phoenix, Drexel erased a 12-point first-half deficit en route to a double-digit victory. On Sunday, the Dragons escaped Williamsburg after a hard-fought double-overtime victory to maintain their unblemished conference record. Drexel returns home for a pair of games this weekend, first hosting UNCW on Friday before welcoming Charleson to the DAC on Sunday.  

STREAKING INTO DOUBLE-DIGITS: Drexel extended its winning streak to 13 games, following victories over Elon (72-60) and William & Mary (75-67/2OT) last week. The Dragons lead the league with 16 wins, and their 13-game winning streak is the second-longest active streak in the nation.

HOME COURT ADVANTAGE: CAA teams have proved hard to beat on their home court this season, posting a 55-28 record at home. In conference games, teams have defended their home court going 23-15 thus far. One team remains undefeated on their home court, while three squads have only one loss at home.

PROLIFIC SCORING: Delaware's Jasmine Dickey is third in NCAA women's basketball, averaging 23.9 points per game, while a pair of teams rank inside the top 25 in scoring offense. As a team, Charleston ranks 14th in the nation averaging 78.1 points per game, and Towson ranks 21st, scoring 76.7 points per game.

STONE COLD THIEVERY: Two CAA players are top 10 nationally in steals per game. Charleston's Jenna Annecchiarico ranks seventh in the NCAA with 3.32 steals per game and fifth with 63 total steals. Claudia Soriano of Northeastern is eighth in steals per game (3.28) and in total steals (59).

DROPPING DIMES: Three CAA student-athletes rank top 20 nationally in assists per game this season. Charleston's Jenna Annecchiarico ranks 11th in the NCAA in assists per game (6.1) and 14th in total assists (116), while Aleah Nelson of Towson is 19th in assists per game (5.8) and 21st in total assists (111). Elon's Brie Perpignan is 18th nationally in assists per game (5.8) and 33rd in total assists (98).

CLEANING THE GLASS: Three CAA teams are top 30 in the NCAA in rebounds per game, while a pair of athletes crack the top 30. Towson ranks sixth nationally in rebounding (45.4 rpg), while Delaware is ninth (44.2 rpg) and James Madison is 30th (42.1 rpg). Delaware's Ty Battle ranks 20th in the NCAA with 10.9 rebounds per game, while JMU's Jaylin Carodine is 26th with 10.4 rebounds per game. Battle secured a career-high 22 rebounds against Charleston on Jan. 9, which is the second-highest single-game total in the NCAA this season.  

BLOCK PARTY: Charleston's Arynn Eady recorded seven blocks against UNCG, marking the most in a single game by a CAA player this season. She ranks 19th in the NCAA, with 42 total blocks, and 24th with 2.21 blocks per game. As a team, Towson leads the CAA with 4.7 blocks per game, which ranks 31st nationally. The Tigers have recorded five or more blocks in 11 games this year, and sit 33rd in the NCAA with 90 blocks.  

TAKING CARE OF THE BALL: Drexel posts the sixth-best assist to turnover ratio (1.39) in the nation. The Dragons turn the ball over at the eighth-lowest rate nationally, averaging just 11.7 turnovers per game, and have the 11th fewest turnovers (210) in the NCAA this year.  

FORCE MY HAND: Charleston causes havoc on defense, ranking fifth nationally in steals per game (13.4) and 13th in turnovers forced (22.16). Subsequently, the Cougars are fourth in the NCAA, maintaining a +8.53 turnover margin. Charleston has recorded 20+ steals twice this season, including a program-record 29 against Agnes Scott (Dec. 15).  

LOCKDOWN DEFENSE: Drexel leads the league in scoring defense and ranks second in field goal percentage defense (36.0%). The Dragons are 30th in the NCAA, allowing 55.7 ppg. Towson leads the conference in field goal percentage defense, ranking 16th nationally, holding opponents to 35.0% shooting from the floor. 

NOTHING BUT NET: In the latest edition of the NCAA NET rankings, four CAA teams remain in the top 150, with two inside the top 100. Towson ranked 79th to lead all CAA teams. Drexel and Delaware each reached their highest ranking this season, with the Dragons sitting at 91st and the Blue Hens coming in at 105th. Northeastern rounded out the top four, jumping nearly 30 spots to 143rd. 

CAA IN THE COLLEGE INSIDER MID-MAJOR TOP 25: Four CAA teams: Delaware, Drexel, James Madison, and Towson received recognition in the College Insider Mid-Major Poll. Drexel reached its highest ranking this season coming in at No. 14, while Towson was No. 24, marking the ninth straight week the Tigers have been ranked. Delaware and James Madison received votes in the latest edition of the poll. JMU has received votes in every poll this season, while the Blue Hens returned to the fold after a three week hiatus. 

NON-CONFERENCE, NO PROBLEM: It was an impressive statement throughout the non-conference slate as CAA teams have combined for a 60-42 record. Six teams posted at least six wins in non-conference play, with Towson earning a league-high nine victories.    

DICKEY NAMED TO MID-MAJOR PLAYER OF THE YEAR WATCH LIST: CAA Preseason Player of the Year, Jasmine Dickey was named to the Midseason Watch List for the 2022 Becky Hammon Mid-Major Player of the Year Award by Her Hoop Stats. It marks the second consecutive season that a CAA student-athlete has made the Midseason Watch List.

FRESHMEN PHENOMS: Two freshmen have shined bright in their first collegiate seasons as Charleston's Grace Abercrombie and Claudia Soriano of Northeastern have combined to take home CAA Rookie of the Week honors on all eight occasions this season. Soriano leads all freshman, taking home the honors five weeks this season, while Abercrombie has earned the accolades three times.  

ANNECCHIARICO JOINS 1,000 POINT CLUB: Charleston's Jenna Annecchiarico eclipsed 1,000 career points on Jan. 26 against Northeastern, pouring in a game-high 32 points. The performance comes five days after the first year Cougar set a career-high and program record with 36 points in a win over Towson on Jan. 21. Annecchiarico has 1,040 career points, including 306 this season. She ranks fifth in the CAA, averaging 16.1 ppg.  

DREXEL DUO CRACKS 1,000 POINT BARRIER: Keishana Washington joined her teammate, Hannah Nihill, in the Drexel women's basketball 1,000 point club following 25 points against Yale on Dec. 14. Nihill eclipsed the milestone on Nov. 20 this season and has climbed to 17th all-time on Drexel's scoring list with 1,191 points. Washington currently ranks 18th in program history with 1,189 career points.   

DICKEY CLIMBS DELAWARE CAREER RANKS: Senior Jasmine Dickey eclipsed 1,500 career points in the Blue Hens' win over JMU on Jan. 19. Dickey currently ranks fifth in Delaware program history with 1,604 points. She also ranks top 10 in Blue Hens' history in double-doubles (5th/36) and steals (10th/180) and rebounds (10th/867).   

JEFFERSON SURPASSES 1,000 CAREER POINTS: James Madison's Kiki Jefferson surpassed 1,000 career points with 19 against Hofstra on Jan. 28. She now sits at 1,022 career points. Jefferson ranks third in the CAA this season, averaging 18.4 points per game. She has scored 20+ points a league-high eight times and reached double figures on 17 occasions.

NEW FACES COMING SOON: The CAA announced the additions of Hampton, Monmouth, and Stony Brook as full members of the league for the 2022-23 season. The Pirates join from the Big South, the Hawks from the MAAC, and the Seawolves from the America East.



• Charleston went 1-1, falling to Northeastern (81-70) before defeating UNCW (87-59). 

• Jenna Annecchiarico averaged 27.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.0 steals and 4.5 assists per game throughout the week. She tallied 32 points in the setback at Northeastern before 22 points and seven steals versus UNCW. 

• Annecchiarico leads the CAA in assists (6.1) and steals per game (3.3). 

• Arynn Eady recorded double-doubles in back-to-back games, tallying 16 points with 10 rebounds at Northeastern and 13 points with 11 rebounds against UNCW. She added 3.0 steals and 2.5 blocks over the week. 

• Eady leads the CAA in blocks per game (2.2) and ranks fourth in steals per game (2.3). She is the only player in the top five of both statistical categories. 

• On Sunday, Latrice Perkins recorded season-highs with 20 points and five assists. She added five steals and four assists.  

• Three Cougars scored at least 20 points for the first time this season against UNCW. 

• Charleston leads the CAA in scoring offense (78.1 ppg), steals per game (13.4), and turnover margin (+8.53).


• Delaware won three road games in five days, defeating UNCW (78-69), Wiliam & Mary (70-56) and Elon (87-65).  

• Jasmine Dickey averaged 21.7 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. She tallied a double-double, with 27 points and 10 rebounds against Elon after 23 points and nine rebounds at UNCW. 

• Dickey leads the CAA and is third in the NCAA, scoring 23.9 points per game. 

• Tyi Skinner recorded 20 points and seven assists against UNCW before a team-high 19 points with a career-high five made three-pointers at William & Mary.  

• Ty Battle recorded double-doubles in two of the three games. She tallied 16 points and 13 rebounds at UNCW before 12 points and 15 rebounds against Elon. 

• Battle leads the league with 12 double-doubles and paces the conference with 10.9 rebounds per game. 

• Makayla Pippin recorded her first double-double this season, with 10 points and 11 rebounds against Elon. 

• The Blue Hens lead the CAA offensive rebounding (16.8 rpg) and rank second in rebound margin (+7.50). 


• Drexel extended its winning streak to 13 games following victories over Elon (72-60) and William & Mary (75-67/2OT). 

• Keishana Washington averaged 25.5 ppg on 55.8% (19-34) shooting. She poured in a career-high 40 points in the double-overtime win over William & Mary, including 18 in the two overtime periods. 

• Washington has reached double-figures in all 18 games this season and ranks second in the CAA, averaging 18.8 ppg. 

• On Friday, Hannah Nihill led Drexel with 21 points, including 19 in the second half. She added 12 points on Sunday, and Nihill has scored 10 or more in six of her last seven. 

• Against Elon, Tess Brugler tallied a season-high 20 points with 13 rebounds for her ninth double-double this season. 

• Brugler is second in the CAA in double-doubles (9). Previously, Drexel had three double-doubles in the past two years.  

• Against William & Mary, Mariah Leonard recorded her third double-double this season, with 10 points and 11 rebounds. 

• The Dragons lead the CAA in scoring defense (55.1 ppg), assists per game (16.3), and assist/turnover ratio (1.46). 


• Elon dropped back-to-back conference games, falling to Drexel (72-60) and Delaware (87-65). 

• Brie Perpignan paced Elon, averaging 23.5 points per game along with 6.0 assists per game. She scored a season-high 25 points against Delaware after 22 versus Drexel. 

• Perpignan has scored in double figures nine straight games and 20 or more in four of the past five.  

• Kayla Liles added 18 points and a team-best seven rebounds against the Blue Hens.  

• Liles has recorded at least two steals in five of the last six games. She ranks third in the CAA, averaging 2.41 steals per game.

• On Sunday, Ajia James and Tyja Traore recorded three blocks apiece. Johnson matched her career-high, while Traore set a new personal best in the category.  

• On Friday, Bria Harmon recorded a career-high with three assists. She added five points, one rebound and one steal. 

• Despite the setback on Friday, Elon had a season-low 10 turnovers against Drexel. 


• Hofstra went 0-2 last week, dropping contests to James Madison (65-53) and Towson (86-45).  

• Jaylen Hines recorded her second double-double this season against JMU. She tallied season-highs with 22 points and 13 rebounds.

• Hines has scored in double figures nine times this season, and the 22 points mark the most scored by a Hofstra player this year.  

• Selma Markisic led Hofstra with 13 points at Towson, just two shy of her career-high.

• Rosi Nicholson recorded four steals in each game for the Pride. She has now tallied three or more steals in five games this season.

• At JMU, Jahsyni Knight tallied a season-best four assists with three steals.

• Hofstra finished with at least 10 steals for the eighth time this season, reaching the mark against JMU.   

James Madison

• James Madison went 1-1 last week defeating Hofstra 65-53 before a 62-50 setback to Northeastern. 

• Kiki Jefferson averaged 19.5 points and 8.0 rebounds per game to lead the Dukes. She surpassed 1,000 career points, with 19 against Hofstra. 

• Jefferson ranks third in the conference scoring 18.4 points per game. She has eclipsed double figures in 17 games this season, including seven straight.  

• Jaylin Carodine led JMU averaging 10.0 rebounds per game, including a game-high 12 against Northeastern. She also tallied a career-high five steals versus the Huskies. 

• Carodine has recorded at least eight rebounds in 14 straight games. She ranks second in the CAA averaging 10.6 rpg.

• Annalicia Goodman contributed 10 points with five rebounds in the win and six points, with nine rebounds in the setback. 

• Steph Ouderkrik contributed 8.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game throughout the week.


• UNCW suffered a pair of setbacks first to Delaware (78-69) followed by Charleston (87-59). 

• Sierra DaCosta matched a game-high with 23 points versus Delaware and added a team-best 12 against Charleston.

• DaCosta has reached double figures in six consecutive games and 14 times this season.  

• Rinnah Green tallied season-highs with 11 points and seven rebounds while adding four assists at Charleston. She also had seven points three assists, two blocks and a steal against Delaware. 

• Against Delaware, Micah Hoggatt added 14 points and five rebounds in the effort. 

• Dazia Powell scored a season-high 10 points in the effort. She added three rebounds and two steals in 16 minutes versus Delaware.

• Allie Best added 10 points and four assists against Charleston. 

• UNCW leads the CAA in team three-point field goal percentage (32.6%) and is second free throw percentage (74.8%).   


• Northeastern defeated Charleston 81-70 before falling to Towson 86-81. 

• Kendall Currence scored a career-high 31 points against Towson after 25 points versus Charleston. She went 8-for-13 from three in those two games. 

• Claudia Soriano averaged 17.0 points, 3.3 assists and 2.0 steals per game throughout the week. On Wednesday, she tallied 18 points with three assists and two steals before a team-high 19 points with five rebounds, four assists and two steals on Sunday.

• Soriano has recorded multiple steals in 16 games this season and has four or more on nine occasions. She is second in the conference in steals per game (3.28). 

• On Wednesday, Asha Parker recorded her first career double-double, setting career-highs in points (10) and rebounds (11). 

• Against Towson, Izzy Larsen tallied a career-high 10 points, adding six rebounds. 

• With the win Wednesday, Northeastern improved to 9-1 on its home court and 9-0 when playing at the Cabot Center. 

• Northeastern scored 81 points in two of its three games, which is the Huskies' season-high for points this season.


• Towson went 2-0, defeating Northeastern (86-81) and Hofstra (86-45) last week. 

• Aleah Nelson averaged 21.5 points, 6.0 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game. She led Towson in scoring in both contests, with 24 and 19 points, respectively. 

• On Friday, Allie Kubek recorded her third double-double this season, with 22 points and 11 rebounds. She also tallied two blocks and two steals.  

• Nelson and Kubek have both reached double figures in 16 of 18 games this season. The duo ranks fourth (16.6 ppg) and sixth (16.1 ppg), respectively, in the CAA in scoring. 

• Anissa Rivera recorded her fourth double-double of the season against Hofstra, with 10 points and 11 rebounds. 

• Against Northeastern, Kylie Kornegay-Lucas added 15 points, shooting 4-of-6 from the field and 7-of-9 from the free throw line. 

• Towson leads the CAA in scoring margin (+15.8) and rebounding margin (+7.9). 

• Towson improved to 9-0 at SECU Arena. The Tigers are the final team in the conference unbeaten at home this season.  

William & Mary

• William & Mary dropped a pair of CAA matchups, falling to Delaware (70-56) and Drexel (75-67/2OT). 

• Sydney Wagner poured in a season-high 29 points against Delaware before 20 points versus Drexel. She added seven rebounds in each contest. 

• Wagner leads William & Mary with 14 double-figure scoring performances this season, including six straight. 

• Riley Casey led the Tribe with 24 points against Drexel, marking her fourth game this season of 20 or more points. Three of which have come in the last five contests. 

• Bre Bellamy contributed eight points and seven rebounds against Delaware, while Dani McTeer added eight points and six rebounds versus Drexel.  

• Kate Sramac paced William & Mary, pulling down 8.0 rebounds per game, including a game-high 10 against Delaware. 

• William & Mary is third in the CAA in three-pointers per game (6.4) and second in team three-point field goal percentage (32.1%).