Women's Basketball

NESCAC Champions:
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
NCAA Finalists:
NCAA Elite Eight:
2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007
NCAA Sweet Sixteen:
NCAA Second Round:
1999, 2008


About the Program
Over the past eight seasons, few programs in the nation have been as successful as Bowdoin. The Polar Bears have reached the "Elite Eight" of the NCAA Tournament in six of the last seven seasons, and have qualified for the NCAA Tournament every year since 2000. Since the NESCAC instituted a postseason tournament in the 2000-01 campaign, Bowdoin has won seven of eight conference crowns and set the New England record with 76 consecutive home victories in the process.

In addition to the program's recent success, the 1995 squad won the ECAC New England championship, while the 1989, 1996 and 1997 teams were ECAC finalists. Individual players have been awarded numerous national and regional honors including five Regional All-Americans (Amy Harper '85, Laura Schultz '96, Kristi Royer '03, Lora Trenkle '04 and Eileen Flaherty '07) and three First-Team All-Americans (Amy Harper '85, Lora Trenkle '04 and Eileen Flaherty '07). In 2007, Flaherty received the most prestigous award in Division III Women's Basketball when she was named the WBCA National Player of the Year.

2007-08 RECAP
The Polar Bears, hampered by several injuries, persevered to reach the NCAA Tournament for the eighth straight season with a 19-9 campaign. Bowdoin won their NCAA first round game at Bridgewater State, 64-49, to extend their consecutive seasons with an NCAA Tournament victory to eight. Jill Anelauskas was named as a Second-Team All-NESCAC choice.

One of the most difficult places to play in Division III, Morrell Gymnasium boasts some of the largest crowds in collegiate women's basketball. Among the top five in Division III attendance annually, averaging over 1,200 spectators per game as recently as the 2006-07 season. Bowdoin also set the New England record (all divisions) with a 76-game home-court winning streak in the gymnasium from 2001-07.


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Women's Basketball Coaching Staff

Head coach: Adrienne Shibles
Assistant coaches: Alison Smith

In June, Adrienne Shibles was named as the sixth head coach in the history of the Bowdoin Women's Basketball program. Shibles, most recently the Athletic Director at Gould Academy in Bethel, Maine, was the head coach at Swarthmore (Pa.) College from 1996-2005.

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the amazing student-athletes at Bowdoin College," according to Shibles. "Their passion, strength, and sincerity inspires me, and I'm confident that these women will help to make my transition seamless. Together with this team, I am certain that we can strengthen the high standards and unique traditions that have been synonymous with Bowdoin women's basketball."

"We are ecstatic that Adrienne has agreed to take over the leadership of our Women's Basketball program," according to Bowdoin Athletic Director Jeff Ward."She is a great coach and teacher who will maintain and build upon the traditions of our program. It was a very competitive process, but Adrienne clearly distinguished herself as the top candidate."

A 1991 graduate of Bates College, Shibles is a native of Knox, Maine and graduate of Mount View High School. At Bates she was a two-time captain of the women's basketball team at a 1,000-point scorer, graduating with a degree in History and American studies. After coaching basketball at Babson College and basketball and soccer at Colby College, Shibles enrolled in a graduate program in Exercise and Sports Studies at Smith College, where she earned a master's degree in 1996. While at Smith she worked as assistant and then head basketball coach at Elms College in Massachusetts.

At Swarthmore, she sparked a dramatic turnaround that saw the Garnet go from 7-17 one year prior to her arrival in 1997 to a school-record 23 wins and Centennial Conference Championship just four years later. In her last five seasons at Swarthmore, Shibles averaged over 19 wins per year, qualified for the Centennial Conference Tournament four times, claimed the 2001 conference title and earned the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament bid. Overall, in nine years at Swarthmore, Shibles accumulated a school-record 138 wins against 96 losses and was named the WBCA District 4 Coach of the Year in 2001. In her tenure, she recruited and coached two Kodak All-Americans, an Academic All-American, a Josten's Trophy Recipient and two Conference Players of the Year. In addition, Swarthmore was a perennial member of the WBCA's Top-25 Academic Honor Roll under Shibles.

Shibles and her husband moved their family back to Maine in 2006, where she became the Dean of Athletics and Co-Curricular Programs at Gould Academy. While coaching the girl's basketball team to three-straight Maine State Tournaments, she also served as the school's Athletic Director, managing a program of forty teams including nationally competitive on-snow squads.

Married to Kirk Daulerio, Shibles has two children, Madeline (age 5) and Elsa (4). She takes over one of the premiere programs in Division III basketball, as Bowdoin has qualified for the NCAA Tournament in each season since 2001, winning seven NESCAC Championships. She replaces Stefanie Pemper, who accepted the head coaching position at the Naval Academy in May. Bowdoin will return 11 of 12 letterwinners from their 2007-08 squad that went 19-9 and reached the Second-Round of the NCAA Division III Tournament.

"This opportunity is most certainly a dream come true for me," says Shibles. "Growing up in Maine, I have always admired Bowdoin as a united community that truly values the whole person, a place where students are respected for their contributions on the basketball court, in the community and in the classroom. My husband and I are truly excited to join the Bowdoin community, and look forward to raising our young family in Brunswick."

Alison Smith '05, Assistant Coach
In July, Adrienne Shibles announced the hiring of Alison Smith '05 as an assistant coach for the 2008-09 Polar Bears. One of the finest defensive players in school history, Smith captained the Polar Bears as a senior in 2004-05.

Smith played in every Bowdoin game during her four seasons in Brunswick, finishing with the second-most games played in school history (117). Over the course of her career, the Polar Bears posted an astounding 108-9 (.923) record, won four-straight NESCAC Championships, advanced to the "Elite Eight" every season and appeared in the 2004 Division III National Championship game. Statistically, Smith accumulated 65 career blocks (sixth all-time at Bowdoin) and 171 career steals (11th in program history).

An Academic All-NESCAC honoree, she collected the Society of Bowdoin Women Award upon graduation, recognizing the "varsity athlete demonstrating most outstanding effort, cooperation and sportsmanship."

Smith graduated Bowdoin with a degree in Psychology and earned a Master's Degree in Social Work from Boston College with clinical focus on health and mental health practice. During the past two years, she has pursued a coaching career, participating at several collegiate clinics at Bowdoin, Holy Cross and Harvard.

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Women's Basketball Roster

# Name Year Pos. Hgt. Hometown/School
2 Jill Anelauskas 09 F 5-10 Medfield, Mass./Medfield
3 Leah Weiss 11 G 5-3 Denver, Colo./Colorado Acad.
4 Maria Noucas 09 G 5-5 Portsmouth, N.H./Portsmouth
10 Caitlin Hynes 10 F 6-0 Owl's Head, Maine/Rockland
11 Christina Aceto 11 G 5-3 So. Portland, Maine/So. Portland
20 Sabrina Cote 10 G 5-8 Dexter, Maine/Dexter
22 Katie Bergeron 11 G 5-7 Bradley, Maine/Old Town
23 Alexa Kaubris 09 G 5-8 Rumford, Maine/Dirigo
25 Kathleen Flaherty 11 F 5-9 Fairfield, Conn./Lauralton Hall
30 Colleen Sweeney 11 F 5-11 Danbury, Conn./Taft
44 Leah Rubega 10 F 5-10 Norwich, Conn/Norwich Free

Head Coach: Adrienne Shibles
Assistant Coaches: Alison Smith
Team Captains: Alexa Kaubris, Jill Anelauskas, Maria Noucas
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 Women's Basketball Schedule

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Women's Basketball Releases

Date Posted Title
08/06/2008,  3:30PM Women's Basketball Team Set For European Trip
07/21/2008,  3:00PM Alison Smith '05 Named Assistant Coach
06/11/2008,  9:00AM Adrienne Shibles Named Head Women's Basketball Coach
04/30/2008,  9:00AM Pemper Accepts Position at Naval Academy
03/17/2008,  3:00PM Bergeron Named Top Rookie in MWBCA Honors
03/05/2008,  4:00PM Anelauskas Nets All-NESCAC Honor
02/25/2008,  8:00PM Bergeron Named Player of Week, Ticket Info Announced
02/04/2008,  3:30PM Anelauskas Nets Player of the Week
01/21/2008,  7:30PM Hynes Named Player of the Week
03/16/2007,  11:00AM Flaherty Named Kodak/WBCA Player of the Year
02/28/2007,  4:30PM NESCAC Honors Women's Basketball Team
02/26/2007,  9:00PM Loonin Named NESCAC Player of Week
02/26/2007,  9:00AM Bowdoin To Host NCAA Regional
02/22/2007,  11:30AM Flaherty Named as Finalist for Josten's Trophy
01/29/2007,  3:30PM Anelauskas Named Player of the Week
01/08/2007,  1:00PM Flaherty Named NESCAC Player of the Week
11/27/2006,  5:00PM Flaherty Named NESCAC Player of the Week
11/07/2006,  11:30AM Women's Hoops Ranked Second in Preseason
04/06/2006,  11:30AM NEWBA Announces Postseason Honors
03/20/2006,  11:00AM Flaherty, Pouravelis Named All-Americans
03/06/2006,  5:00PM Ticket Information For NCAA Sectional
03/06/2006,  3:00PM Pouravelis, Flaherty and Pemper Earn NESCAC Honors
03/05/2006,  1:00PM Southern Maine to Host Sectionals
03/01/2006,  4:00PM Live Broadcasts of Regional Games
02/28/2006,  10:00AM Berne, Pouravelis Named Co-Players of the Week
02/27/2006,  10:00AM Bowdoin to Host NCAA Regional
01/30/2006,  3:30PM Anelauskas Named Rookie, Player of the Week
01/20/2006,  10:00AM Bowdoin Beats Division II Team in Puerto Rico
01/10/2006,  3:30PM Women's Basketball Rises in Polls
01/09/2006,  11:00AM Flaherty Named NESCAC Player of Week
11/01/2005,  1:30PM Bowdoin Ranked Third in Preseason Poll
10/18/2005,  11:30AM Women's Basketball Makes WBCA Honor Roll
08/03/2005,  12:00PM Veilleux Hired as Assistant Coach
03/31/2005,  1:00PM Women's Hoops Collects Postseason Honors
03/03/2005,  2:00PM Pouravelis, Flaherty Earn NESCAC Honors
02/28/2005,  2:30PM Women's NCAA Ticket Info, Pouravelis Honored
02/27/2005,  10:30AM NCAA Tournament Pairings Announced
02/22/2005,  11:00AM NESCAC Tournament Ticket Information
02/01/2005,  12:30PM Flaherty Earns More Weekly Honors for Top-Ranked Polar Bears
01/24/2005,  4:30PM Flaherty Named NESCAC, Maine POTW For Top-Ranked Bowdoin
01/18/2005,  11:00AM Berne Takes Honors as Bowdoin Regains Top Spot
01/11/2005,  1:00PM Women's Hoops Slips to Number Two
11/18/2004,  5:00PM 2004-05 Women's Basketball Season Preview
11/03/2004,  9:00PM Women's Basketball Ranked First In Preseason Poll
10/20/2004,  2:00PM 2004 Hall of Honor Inductees
07/29/2004,  11:00AM Mattingly Hired as Assistant Coach
05/14/2004,  12:00PM Bowdoin Honors Athletes at All-Sports Banquet
04/13/2004,  10:00AM Postseason Honors Continue For Trenkle
03/22/2004,  3:00PM Trenkle, Pouravelis Honored as All-Americans
03/18/2004,  11:30AM Pemper Named National Coach of the Year For D-3
03/16/2004,  2:00PM Fox Sports New England To Carry Championship Game
03/15/2004,  9:15AM Travel Package Information To Virginia Beach
03/14/2004,  4:30PM Newspaper Coverage of Women's Basketball Sectional
03/07/2004,  1:00PM Bowdoin To Host Regional
03/04/2004,  3:00PM MWBCA Honors Bowdoin
03/03/2004,  3:00PM Women's Basketball Sweeps NESCAC Honors
03/01/2004,  3:00PM Trenkle Earns NESCAC, Maine Honors
02/29/2004,  9:00PM Bowdoin Earns NCAA Bid, Will Host Second-Round Game
02/21/2004,  9:00AM Women's Hoops Featured in New York Times
02/17/2004,  10:00AM Trenkle Honored as Bowdoin Remains Number One
02/10/2004,  2:30PM Women's Hoops Unanimous Number One
02/03/2004,  3:15PM Women's Basketball Ranked First In Poll
02/03/2004,  11:00AM Flaherty Named MWBCA Rookie of Week
01/27/2004,  3:00PM Women's Hoops Ranked First In Nation
01/26/2004,  2:00PM Trenkle Named Player of the Week
01/20/2004,  10:30AM Trenkle Honored as Polar Bears Stand Pat
01/13/2004,  3:30PM Women's Basketball Ranked Second In Poll
01/13/2004,  10:30AM Flaherty Named Maine Rookie of the Week
12/16/2003,  3:00PM Bowdoin Ranked Third In Nation
12/10/2003,  12:00PM Polar Bears Ranked Third in the Nation
12/09/2003,  10:00AM Pouravelis Named MWBCA Co-Player of the Week
12/03/2003,  12:00PM Women's Basketball Ranked Fourth
11/18/2003,  11:30AM Trenkle Named Preseason All-American
11/17/2003,  10:30AM 2003-04 Women's Basketball Preview
11/06/2003,  10:30AM Women's Basketball Ranked Sixth In Preseason Poll
10/08/2003,  2:00PM Women's Basketball Honored With Academic Award
03/24/2003,  8:00AM Royer, Trenkle Honored
03/13/2003,  8:00AM Women's Hoops NCAA Games To Be Broadcast
03/10/2003,  8:00AM Women's Basketball Regional Gametime Info
03/05/2003,  8:00AM Royer, Trenkle Named All-NESCAC
03/04/2003,  8:00AM Royer Named Maine Player of the Week, NESCAC Photos
03/03/2003,  8:00AM Bowdoin Announces Gametimes, Ticket Info
03/02/2003,  8:00AM Women's Hoops Earns First-Round Bye
02/27/2003,  8:00AM Women's Basketball Notes
02/25/2003,  8:00AM NESCAC Ticket Info
02/15/2003,  8:00AM NESCAC Basketball Tournament Information
01/27/2003,  8:00AM Royer Takes NESCAC, MWBCA Honors
01/20/2003,  8:00AM Royer Earns NESCAC Honor
12/10/2002,  8:00AM Polar Bears In The Polls
11/13/2002,  8:00AM 2002-03 Women's Basketball Preview
11/01/2002,  8:00AM Women's Hoops Ranked Second In Preseason Poll
04/23/2002,  8:00AM WBCA Announces All-American Selections
04/02/2002,  8:00AM Trenkle Collects All-American Honors
03/15/2002,  8:00AM Trenkle Named ECAC New England Player of the Year
03/03/2002,  8:00AM Women's Basketball Travels To Springfield
02/28/2002,  8:00AM NESCAC Honors Women's Basketball
02/28/2002,  8:00AM Women's Basketball Preps For NCAA Opener
02/25/2002,  8:00AM Mayol Earns Player of the Week Honor
02/24/2002,  8:00AM Bowdoin To Host Second-Round NCAA Game
02/18/2002,  8:00AM Bowdoin Announces NESCAC Postseason Schedule
02/11/2002,  8:00AM Trenkle Named NESCAC Player of the Week
02/06/2002,  8:00AM Women's Hoops Slips To Number Six
01/29/2002,  8:00AM Women's Hoops Climbs to Number Two
01/28/2002,  8:00AM Royer Earns MWBCA Player of the Week
01/23/2002,  8:00AM Polar Bears Dominate Polls
01/22/2002,  8:00AM Bowdoin Women To Be Broadcast On Net
01/19/2002,  8:00AM Women's Hoops Wins Record Eleventh Straight
01/15/2002,  8:00AM Women's Hoops Cracks Top Five
01/08/2002,  8:00AM Bowdoin Reaches Number Six in Polls
01/07/2002,  8:00AM Mayol Named Player of the Week
12/12/2001,  8:00AM Women's Hoops, Hockey Ranked Among Best In Nation
11/27/2001,  8:00AM Women's Basketball Moves Up In Polls
11/26/2001,  8:00AM Royer Earns Player of the Week
11/16/2001,  8:00AM 2001-02 Bowdoin Women's Basketball Preview
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Women's Basketball : Previous Seasons

The seasons listed below are represented by the year in which the given season started. Thus, Winter sports that may have the bulk of their events played in the following year are still listed by the year in which they began. For archived statistics, go to the Almanac/History page.

Previous seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1987, 1985, 1984, 1976, 1975, 1974, 1974