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Adriana Green, a native of Racine, WI, and graduate of Horlick High School, will compete for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women’s basketball team during the 2019-20 season, which begins this Tuesday.
Green, a junior at UW-Whitewater, is majoring in psychology.
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater women’s basketball team has earned a trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament in each of the last four seasons. The team looks to return for the fifth straight year and capture a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title as its 2019-20 season is set to begin this Tuesday.
Last season, the Warhawks earned their 11th bid in the last 12 years to the NCAA Division III Championship. The team finished with an 18-10 record, including a 10-4 mark in regular-season conference play, after reaching the first round of the national tournament.
Keri Carollo returns for her 18th season as the head coach of the program. She was named the WIAC Coach of the Year in the 2017-18 season and has led the program to five WIAC regular-season championships, two conference tournament titles and 11 NCAA Tournament bids, including three trips to the Final Four.
The Warhawks begin their season on the road to face Calvin (Mich.) on Tuesday before a six-game homestand, beginning with the first-ever UW-Whitewater Tip-Off Tournament Nov. 15-16. They will face Concordia Chicago and DePauw (Ind.), which is ranked 10th in the D3hoops.com Preseason Poll.
UW-W hosts College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin foes Augustana (Ill.) on Nov. 20, Illinois Wesleyan on Nov. 23 and Elmhurst (Ill.) on Nov. 26. The women begin December with a game on the 10th against Carroll.
The Warhawks travel to Honolulu, Hawaii, on Dec. 18-24 for the Hoop ‘N Surf Tournament. The team will play Concordia Wisconsin on Dec. 19 and Spalding (Ky). on Dec. 20.
UW-Whitewater returns from their trip to wrap up the calendar year at the JustAGame Fieldhouse Tournament in Wisconsin Dells on Dec. 29-30. They will play St. Mary’s (Minn.) and St. Thomas (Minn), which is ranked ninth in the nation.
The Warhawks kick off the 14-game conference season Jan. 4 at home against UW-Eau Claire. Home schedule highlights during the WIAC slate include Alumni Day on Jan. 18 against UW-Stout, Senior Day against UW-River Falls on Feb. 8 and Play4Kay to promote breast cancer awareness on Feb. 19 against UW-Oshkosh. UW-W will play four games during the conference slate against teams ranked among D3hoops.com’s Preseason Top 25, including No. 17 UW-Oshkosh (Jan. 25, Feb. 19) and No. 19 UW-La Crosse (Jan. 15, Jan. 29).
UW-Whitewater returns two of their five starters from a year ago and two other players who averaged double-digit minutes.
Senior guard Becky Raeder (Sheboygan Falls, Wis./Sheboygan Falls) returns as a starter from last season. She started 27 out of 28 games and averaged 9.0 points per game. Raeder finished her season ranked among the top 15 in the WIAC in assists (63 / 2.25 apg), minutes played (30.79 mpg) and offensive rebounds (46 / 1.64 per game).
Junior guard Emily Schumacher (Waukesha, Wis./Waukesha South) also returns as a starter from a year ago. The first team All-WIAC selection started all 28 games, and ranked among the top 15 in the conference in 3-point field goals made (58 / 2.07 per game), 3-point field goal percentage (33.5), scoring (12.0 ppg) and minutes played (29.64 mpg).
Senior forward Megan Corcoran (Madison, Wis./LaFollette) joins Raeder to form the team’s senior class. In 28 games a season ago, she averaged 4.1 points and 2.6 rebounds per game. Corcoran ranks among the top 15 in the conference in blocks (.71 per game) and 3-point field goal percentage (30.0).
Junior center Johanna Taylor (Wauwatosa, Wis./East) recorded a league-leading 39 blocks in 26 games, the 12th-most in one season in program history. This number also tied for the 10th-highest per-game average in one season in program history.
Junior guards Rebekah Schumacher (Whitewater, Wis./Whitewater) and Adriana Green (Racine, Wis./Horlick) round out the junior class. Schumacher appeared in 20 games and totaled nine points and 15 rebounds. Green’s season was cut short due to an injury after 14 appearances. She averaged 5.6 points and 2.4 rebounds.
Veronica Kieres (Chicago, Ill./Resurrection) highlights the returning sophomores after appearing in 22 games last season. She averaged 8.1 minutes of playing time with 4.0 points and 1.5 rebounds per game.
Yssa Sto. Domingo (Streamwood, Ill./St. Edward) and Courtney Oomens (Lake Geneva, Wis./Badger) join Kieres in the sophomore class. Oomens appeared in seven games and totaled six points and nine rebounds in her season. Sto. Domingo appeared in five games and averaged 1.8 points per game.
Newcomers to the program include Lunden Alexander (Dolton, Ill./Thornwood), Deanna Racks (Milwaukee, Wis./School of Languages), Jordan Matthews (Parker, Colo./Legend), Kailey Ketz (Clayton, Wis./Clayton), Alexis Johnson (Rock Springs, Wis./Baraboo), Erika Simmons (Blair, Wis./Melrose-Mondoro), Abi Baumgartner (Mokena, Ill./Lincoln-Way Central), Aleah Grundahl (DeForest, Wis./DeForest), Kenni Czarnecki (Muskego, Wis./Muskego) and Abby Belschner (Grafton, Wis./Cedarburg).
For more than 150 years, UW-Whitewater has provided students with the education and training to begin their careers with a solid foundation behind them. The UW-Whitewater is committed to the development of the individual, the growth of personal and professional integrity and respect for diversity and global perspectives. These are met by providing academic and co-curricular programs that emphasize the pursuit of knowledge and understanding and a commitment to service within a safe and secure environment.