Zampella Inducted Into SJU Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
Chatilla van Grinsven Named Player of the Year; Griffin Honored As Coach of the Year
Shields Is Just The Second Hawk To Garner The Honor
Griffin Named Coach Of The Year; Chatilla van Grinsven Selected Co-Player Of The Year
The Saint Joseph's women's basketball team will take on Vanderbilt in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, March 23. Tip-off is set for 11:05 a.m. at Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Connecticut.
Sophomore guard Erin Shields of the women's basketball team shares her basketball origins as well as her thoughts on the toughest venue she's ever played in, and gives a little insight as to which member of her family will always have a spot on her team.
Team's returning leader in three pointers (38).
2011-12: Member of the Atlantic 10 and SJU Athletic Director's Honor Rolls...Recipient of the team's Reverend Emory Ross Award...Finished fifth in the Atlantic 10 in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.6)...One of just six players to appear in all 33 games...Made five starts...Scored a season-high 16 points and added four assists at Maryland...Finished with 14 points and six rebounds at Villanova...Paced SJU with 14 points and had three assists and two steals at St. Bonaventure...Handed out four assists and scored 13 points in win at Xavier...Went 5-of-7 from the field, including 3-of-4 from three-point range, for 13 points in win over Saint Francis...Scored 12 points, including 6-of-6 from the foul line, in win at Charlotte...Added 11 points and four assists at Temple...Scored 10 points in win at Lafayette...Had a season-best five assists versus Dartmouth and George Washington...Grabbed a season-best three steals against Saint Louis...Added a block to eight points versus Lehigh.
2010-11: Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team...Selected to the PhillyCollegeSports.com All-Philly Second Team...Named Big 5 Player of the Week for the week of December 20-27..Member of both the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll and SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll...Led all A-10 freshmen and finished second on SJU with 97 assists...Ranked eighth in the conference in three-point field goal percentage (.386)...Finished fifth in the A-10 in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.6)...Topped all SJU newcomers and finished fourth overall on the team in scoring (8.1 ppg)...Finished second on the team in three point field goals (49)...Scored in double figures 12 times and led the Hawks in scoring six times...Hit a season-best five three pointers to go with a season-high 22 points and added seven rebounds at Dayton...Led the Hawks with 21 points and five rebounds in WNIT contests at Boston College...Scored 17 points in victory over Richmond...Posted a team-high 15 points in win at Delaware...Handed out a season-best seven assists and added 12 points in win over Massachusetts...Distributed an assist in 30 of 32 games...Appeared in all 32 games, making 26 starts...Averaged 23.7 minutes per game.
High School: Led Archbishop Carroll to the PIAA Class 4A State title as a junior...A Second Team All-State Class 4A selection...Averaged 9.8 points, 2.7 assists, 2.5 rebounds per game as a junior...Posted a .421 career shooting percentage from behind the arc...First Team All-Delco and All-Catholic League selection.
Personal: Born December 15, 1991...Daughter of Renie and James Shields...Her mother is SJU's compliance director and a former member of the SJU women's basketball team and Saint Joseph's Athletics Hall of Famer...Her sister, Kerri, currently plays basketball at Boston College...Majoring in business.