Who and what to watch for when Seattle U begins its women's basketball season on Nov. 2 with an exhibition game against Northwest University.
SEATTLE UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
Coach: Suzy Barcomb, third year.
2017-18: 18-15 overall, 9-5 WAC (third).
Starters returning: 2.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Kamira Sanders, G, 5-7, Jr. – WAC Tournament MVP who scored a game-high 20 points in the championship game. Started 31 games during the season while averaging 11.5 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.4 assists and a team-high 1.7 steals.
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Madeline Dopplick, G, 5-7, Sr. – During her first season with SU, the former transfer from SAC Junior College started 25 of 33 games and averaged 2.1 points and 6.5 rebounds. Long-ball specialist who led SU in three-point attempts (155) and makes (53).
Seattle University made history last season while winning the school’s first WAC Tournament title and advancing to the NCAA tournament for the first time. The No. 15-seed Redhawks suffered a lopsided lost 88-45 to No. 2 Oregon, but it was still a season to remember. SU lost three of its top four leading scores including Alexis Montgomery and Jacinta Beckley to graduation while Kallin Spiller transferred to Columbia University. Additionally, sophomore guard McKenzi Williams, who appeared in all 33 games last season, suffered a knee injury weeks ago and will sit out this season. Sanders will be given the green light and the Redhawks are hoping Dopplick can make incremental gains from last season. Joana Alves, a 6-3 junior, is the most experienced post player who 2.2 points, 1.2 rebounds and 8.5 minutes last season.
Correction Nov. 2, 10:45 a.m.: This story has been corrected to note that McKenzi Williams suffered a season-ending knee injury.