CAA Women's Basketball

CAA Women's Basketball Report | Feb. 7, 2022

CAA Women's Basketball Report | Feb. 7, 2022

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

Feb 7, 2022 by FloHoops Staff
CAA Women's Basketball Report | Feb. 7, 2022



Jasmine Dickey, Delaware

Senior | Guard / Forward | Baltimore, Md. / Catonsville

Dickey averaged 38.0 points and 17.0 rebounds per game, leading Delaware to a 2-0 week in conference play. The senior had a record-setting performance on Friday night, tallying a career-high 52 points and tying a career-best with 18 rebounds as the Blue Hens defeated Charleston 103-79. She became the first player to record 52 points and 18 rebounds against a DI opponent since 2009-10 and is the only player in NCAA DI to post a 40+ and 50+ point performance this season. The 52 points set a Bob Carpenter facility record and rank second all-time in Delaware and CAA history for points scored in a single game. Dickey followed the impressive performance with 24 points and 16 rebounds in a 77-62 win over UNCW, marking her third consecutive double-double. The 24 points on Sunday moved Dickey into second place on Delaware’s all-time scoring list with 1,680 career points. Dickey has scored 20 or more points in 14 games this season, and she sits second in the NCAA this season, averaging 25.4 points per game. 


Dani McTeer, William & Mary

Freshman | Forward / Center | Hampton, Va. / Hampton

McTeer has been a consistent contributor in the William & Mary lineup throughout her freshman campaign. The Hampton, Va. native started her 17th and 18th games of the season in a pair of contests last week. In 36 minutes, McTeer contributed eight points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal as the Tribe went toe-to-toe with James Madison. Earlier in the weekend, the freshman chipped in eight points, three rebounds and one assist in 22 minutes against Towson.


CAA RACE HEATS UP: Just past the halfway point in the regular season, four teams are within two games of each other for the top spot in the conference standings. Drexel dropped its first CAA game of the season last week, but the Dragons are still tied for first place in the CAA standings with a 9-1 conference record. The team they are tied with is Delaware. The Blue Hens and Dragons are the two teams that tied for first in the preseason predicted order of finish. Towson currently sits third at 8-2, one game back of the top spot, while James Madison is fourth, sitting at 7-3 in CAA play.

THE DRAGONS TURNING NATIONAL HEADS: Drexel has received national recognition following its program-best 16-2 start. Last Tuesday, the USBWA named Drexel the National Team of the Week following its road victories over Elon and William & Mary. The Dragons also received votes in the latest edition of the USA Today/WBCA and AP Top 25 Polls. Drexel is the first CAA team to receive votes in the AP Poll this season, while they are the second to do so in Coaches Poll and the first since Delaware in the preseason.

DICKEY NAMED TO DAWN STALEY AWARD LATE SEASON WATCH LIST: Delaware's Jasmine Dickey has been named to the late-season watch list for the 2022 Dawn Staley Award announced by the Phoenix Club of Philadelphia. The award is given to the player who exemplifies the skills that Dawn possessed throughout her career; ball handling, scoring, her ability to distribute the basketball and her will to win, recognizing the top guard in women’s NCAA Division I basketball annually. 

CAA IN THE COLLEGE INSIDER MID-MAJOR TOP 25: For the first time this season, three CAA teams were ranked in the College Insider Mid-Major Top 25 poll. The latest edition (Feb. 1) saw Drexel, Delaware and Towson ranked in the top 25. Drexel climbed one spot to No. 13, its highest ranking this season. Delaware re-entered the poll for the first time since Dec. 7, jumping No. 21, while Towson followed at No. 22, rising two spots from last week.

NOTHING BUT NET: In the latest edition of the NCAA NET rankings, three CAA teams ranked in the top 150, with two inside the top 100. Towson ranked 76th to lead all CAA teams, while Drexel was in the top 100 at 92nd. Delaware rose to its highest ranking of the season, coming in at 102nd.  

HOME COURT ADVANTAGE: CAA teams have proved hard to beat on their home court this season, posting a 60-33 record at home. In conference games, teams have defended their home court going 28-20 thus far. One team remains undefeated on their home court, while two squads have only one loss at home.

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.    

PROLIFIC SCORING: Delaware's Jasmine Dickey is second in NCAA women's basketball, averaging 25.4 points per game, while a pair of teams rank inside the top 25 in scoring offense. On Friday, Dickey scored a career-high 52 points against Charleston, which ranks second in all-time Delaware and CAA history. She is the only player in DI with a 40+ and 50+ point performance this season. As a team, Charleston ranks 13th in the nation averaging 77.9 points per game, and Towson ranks 21st, scoring 76.2 points per game.

LOCKDOWN DEFENSE: Drexel leads the league in scoring defense and ranks second in field goal percentage defense (36.5%). The Dragons are 30th in the NCAA, allowing 55.8 ppg. Towson leads the conference in field goal percentage defense, ranking 18th nationally, holding opponents to 35.2% shooting from the floor. 

STONE COLD THIEVERY: Two CAA players are top 10 nationally in steals per game. Charleston's Jenna Annecchiarico ranks sixth in the NCAA with 3.19 steals per game and 67 total steals. Claudia Soriano of Northeastern is ninth in steals per game (3.16) and 14th in total steals (60). 

DROPPING DIMES: Three CAA student-athletes rank top 30 nationally in assists per game this season. Charleston's Jenna Annecchiarico ranks 10th in the NCAA in assists per game (6.0) and 15th in total assists (126), while Aleah Nelson of Towson is 17th in assists per game (5.8) and 18th in total assists (121). Elon's Brie Perpignan is 30th nationally in assists per game (5.3) and 43rd in total assists (101).

CLEANING THE GLASS: Three CAA teams are top 35 in the NCAA in rebounds per game, while a pair of athletes crack the top 25. Towson ranks fifth nationally in rebounding (45.5 rpg), while Delaware is 10th (44.6 rpg) and James Madison is 33rd (41.7 rpg). Delaware's Ty Battle is 20th in the NCAA with 10.8 rebounds per game, while JMU's Jaylin Carodine is 23rd with 10.6 rebounds per game.  Battle secured a career-high 22 rebounds against Charleston on Jan. 9, which is the third-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 23rd in the NCAA, with 45 total blocks, and 25th averaging 2.14 blocks per game. As a team, Towson leads the CAA with 4.7 blocks per game, which ranks 30th nationally. The Tigers have recorded five or more blocks in 12 games this year, and sit 32rd in the NCAA with 99 blocks.  

TAKING CARE OF THE BALL: Drexel posts the fourth-best assist to turnover ratio (1.44) in the nation. The Dragons turn the ball over at the third-lowest rate nationally, averaging just 11.3 turnovers per game, and have the fifth fewest turnovers (227) in the NCAA this year.   

FORCE MY HAND: Charleston causes havoc on defense, ranking fifth nationally in steals per game (13.2) and 14th in turnovers forced (21.65). Subsequently, the Cougars are fourth in the NCAA, maintaining a +8.05 turnover margin. Charleston has recorded 20+ steals twice this season, including a program-record 29 against Agnes Scott (Dec. 15).  

DICKEY CLIMBS DELAWARE CAREER RANKS: Senior Jasmine Dickey eclipsed 1,500 career points in the Blue Hens' win over JMU on Jan. 19. Dickey has climbed to second in Delaware program history with 1,680 career points. She also ranks top 10 in Delaware program history in double-doubles (4th/38), rebounds (7th/901) and steals (8th/184).  

NIHILL RISING IN THE DREXEL RECORDS: Senior Hannah Nihill has been a staple in the Drexel program for the past five seasons, as is evident by her name rising through the Drexel records. Nihill surpassed 1,000 career points earlier this season and currently ranks 16th on the Dragons scoring list. She has also climbed her way in the top five of assists, steals and games played. Nihill is second in program history in games played (137), while she ranks fourth in career assists (455) and steals (271).

1K AND COUNTING: Five CAA players have eclipsed the 1,000 career point barrier during this season. Hannah Nihill surpassed the mark on Nov. 20, followed by her teammate Keishana Washington on Dec. 14. The duo ranks top 20 all-time on the Drexel scoring list. Kiki Jefferson of James Madison joined the club on Jan. 19, becoming the most recent Duke on a long list of 1,000 point scorers. Charleston's Jenna Annecchiarico joined tallied the mark on Jan. 26, five days after setting the Charleston program record for points scored in a single game, with 36 against Towson. Finally, Elon's Brie Perpignan was the most recent member to surpass 1,000 career points after a career-high 34 on Feb. 4. 

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 eight of nine occasions this winter. Soriano leads all freshman, taking home the honors five weeks this season, while Abercrombie has earned the accolades three times.  



• Charleston went 1-1 last week, falling to Delaware (103-79) before a road win over Drexel (74-73). 

• Arynn Eady averaged 23.0 points and 10. rebounds per game, including a career-high 27 points with 12 rebounds against Drexel. 

• Eady leads the CAA in blocks per game (2.2) and ranks fifth in steals per game (2.1). She is the only player in the top five of both statistical categories. 

• Against Delaware, Jenna Annecchiarico paced Charleston with 27 points, adding a game-high seven assists, six rebounds and two steals.

• Annecchiarico leads the CAA in assists (6.0) and steals per game (3.2). 

• On Friday, Latrice Perkins matched a season-high with 20 points, adding six rebounds and four steals.

• On Sunday, Anika McGarity added 17 points and shot 5-of-9 from three-point range. She also tallied five assists, three rebounds and two steals in the victory.  

• Charleston leads the CAA in scoring offense (77.9 ppg), steals per game (12.8), and turnover margin (+7.38).  


• Delaware extended its winning streak to five games, defeating Charleston (103-79) and UNCW (77-62). 

• Jasmine Dickey averaged 38.0 points and 17.0 rebounds per game, including a career-high 52 points against Charleston. She also recorded 18 rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block. 

• The 52 points mark a Bob Carpenter Center facility record and are the second-most in a single game in Delaware and CAA history. 

• Dickey becomes the first player with 52 points and 18 rebounds against a DI opponent since 2009-10. She is also the only player in NCAA DI this season with a 40+ and 50+ point performance. 

• Ty Battle average 16.0 points and 10.5 rebounds per game, tallying back-to-back double-doubles. She has recorded double-doubles in seven of her last eight games. 

• Battle leads the league with 14 double-doubles and 10.8 rebounds per game. 

• Tyi Skinner added 12.0 points and 4.0 assists per game. She has reached double figures scoring in nine of her last 10.  

• Delaware is second in the CAA in scoring (+10.9) and rebounding (+7.9) margin. 


• Drexel saw its winning streak come to a halt falling to Charleston (74-73) after a win over UNCW (72-39). 

• Against Charleston, Tessa Brugler led the charge with a career-high 28 points and 12 rebounds for her 10th double-double of the year.

• Brugler ranks second in the CAA in double-doubles (10). Previously, Drexel had three double-doubles in the past two years. 

• Keishana Washington averaged 17.5 points per game, with 20 against Charleston and 15 versus UNCW. 

• Washington has reached double-figures in all 20 games this season and ranks third in the CAA, averaging 18.7 ppg. 

• Hannah Nihill added 16.5 points per game, including a team-high 19 in the victory. She has reached double figures in six straight games. 

• Tori Hyduke matched a season-high in points, scoring eight off the bench on Friday. 

• The Dragons lead the CAA in scoring defense (55.7 ppg), assists per game (16.4), and assist/turnover ratio (1.44). 


• Elon dropped a pair of games, falling to James Madison (71-56) and Towson (67-52). 

• Brie Perpignan averaged 27.0 points per game and poured in a career-high 34 points against JMU. It marks the fifth most scored in a single game in Phoenix program history. 

• On Friday, Perpignan surpassed 1,000 career points, becoming the 25th player in Elon program history to complete the feat. 

• Perpignan has scored in double figures 11 straight games and 20 or more in six of the last seven. She ranks fourth in the CAA, averaging 17.2 ppg. 

• Kayla Liles added 13.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game last week. She tallied 15 points, nine rebounds and two steals against Towson. 

• Against JMU, Peyton Carter tallied a game-high five assists to set a new career-high. 

• Tyja Traore tallied a career-best two steals versus Towson and was one block shy of her career-high, adding a pair.


• Hofstra earned back-to-back victories, collecting its first two CAA wins over the season, defeating UNCW (56-40) and Northeastern (56-43).  

• Jaylen Hines averaged 15.0 points and 10.5 rebounds, leading the Pride with 18 points and 15 board against Northeastern. 

• Hines has scored in double figures a team-high 11 games this season. Her 22 points on Jan. 28 are the most scored by the Hofstra player this year.  

• On Tuesday, Jaala Henry posted game-highs with 15 points and eight rebounds. She shot 7-of-11 from the floor, adding three assists and two steals. 

• Jahsyni Knight contributed 10.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game throughout the week. 

• Rosi Nicholson tallied a career-high seven steals against Northeastern. She has recorded at least two steals in six straight games and ranks third in the CAA in steals per game (2.4).  

• Hofstra limited UNCW to 40 points, marking a season-low for a Pride opponent this year. 

James Madison

• James Madison went 2-0, defeating Elon 71-56 before a come-back victory over William & Mary 64-58. 

• Kiki Jefferson averaged 25.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game in the victories. She tallied a career-high 32 points with seven rebounds against the Tribe. 

• Jefferson ranks second in the conference scoring 19.1 points per game. She has eclipsed double figures in 19 games this season, including nine straight.  

• Against Elon, Jaylin Carodine recorded a career-high 19 rebounds with 15 points. She followed the performance with career-highs in steals (6) and assists (3), adding 14 points at William & Mary. 

• Annalicia Goodman contributed 7.5 rebounds and 6.5 points per game. She tallied a career-high three steals at Elon.  

• Against Elon, James Madison shot a season-best 50.0% (7-14) from behind the three-point line and converted 16-of-19 free throws. 

• The Dukes erased an 18-point deficit to come back and defeated William & Mary on Sunday. 


• UNCW went 0-3 last week, falling to Hofstra (56-40), Drexel (72-39) and Delaware (77-62).

• Against Delaware, Sierra DaCosta tallied season-highs with 26 points and 12 rebounds, notching her first double-double this year. 

• DaCosta paced UNCW with 12 points against Drexel, adding four rebounds and three steals. She has reached double-figures scoring in eight of her past nine games. 

• Dejah Carter recorded a season-high 14 points in the setback at Delaware. She shot 7-of-12 from the field in the contest. 

• Against Drexel, Micah Hoggatt contributed eight points and a game-high seven rebounds along with one steal. 

• On Tuesday, Allie Best tallied a season-high 12 points, all from behind the arc in the effort.

• Carrie Gross matched a team-high with 12 points, adding four rebounds against Hofstra. 

• UNCW is second in the CAA in team free throw percentage (75.4%).


• Northeastern dropped its only contest of the week, falling to Hofstra 56-43. 

• Kendall Currence paced Northeastern with 14 points and was the only Huskie in double figures. 

• Claudia Soriano grabbed a career-high nine rebounds in the contest with seven assists and five points. 

• 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 (3.16). 

• Asha Parker followed her first career double-double on Jan. 30 (10p, 11r) with eight rebounds, five points, two steals and two assists.  

• Leyla Öztürk set a career-high with four blocks, and Katie May tied her career-high with three as Northeastern recorded a season-high 10 blocks in the effort. 

• Freshman Camille Clement added a career-best six points in just four minutes of actions, going 2-of-4 from beyond the arc. 


• Towson won its fourth and fifth straight games, defeating William & Mary (76-60) and Elon (67-52) on the road. 

• Rayne Tucker paced Towson with a season-high 20 points against William & Mary, adding six rebounds and added two blocks.

• Kylie Kornegay-Lucas tallied a season-high 20 points at Elon, scoring 13 in the final quarter. She added seven rebounds and a season-best five steals. 

• Aleah Nelson contributed 13.5 points, 5.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game. She has reached double figures in 19 of 21 games this season, including seven straight. 

• Towson leads the CAA in scoring margin (+15.8) and rebounding margin (+8.5). 

• With the wins, the Tigers have secured their first 17-win season since 2018-19 (20-13) and the second since 2008-09 (17-13). 

• Towson is 9-0 at SECU Arena and is the final team in the conference unbeaten at home this season.  

William & Mary

•  William & Mary went 0-2, falling to Towson (76-60) and James Madison (64-58). 

•  Sydney Wagner averaged 18.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. She tallied a team-high 21 points against Towson followed by 16 versus JMU.

• Wagner leads William & Mary with 16 double-figure scoring performances this season, including eight straight. 

•  Riley Casey added 15.0 points per game over the two games, scoring a team-best 20 in the effort against JMU

• Casey leads the CAA and ranks sixth in the NCAA with 3.07 three-pointers per game. 

• Dani McTeer scored eight points in back-to-back games for the Tribe. 

• Kayla Beckwith grabbed a game-best seven rebounds, giving her a new career-high. Ava Stevenson also tallied a career-best with five rebounds in the contest. 

• William & Mary leads the CAA in team three-point field goal percentage, shooting 32.8% from behind the arc.