Women's Basketball: Mount Union Opens Up 2015-16 Season at Kalamazoo Sunday

Katie Reed
Katie Reed

ALLIANCE, Ohio- Mount Union's women's basketball team opens up the 2015-16 season on the road playing at Kalamazoo College Sunday, November 15 at 2 pm in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

There will be Live Stats available during the game: Live stats

Mount Union brings back four starters and eight letterwinners as the Purple Raiders look to compete for the Ohio Athletic Conference title and tournament appearance.

The Raiders return seven seniors with guard Annie Bova (Parma Heights/Beaumont) leading the pack offensively.

Bova led the Raider offense averaging 14.6 points per game earning All-OAC First Team while fellow senior Katie Reed (Alliance/Marlington) was second on the team averaging 9.0 points per game.

Six other players – seniors Sarah Grippi (Venitia, Pa./Peters Township) , Abby Wemhoff (Kent/Kent), Shayna Panchik (Natrona Heights, Pa./St. Joseph) and Colleen Kennehan (Berlin Center/Western Reserve), sophomore Isabella Pecchia (North Ridgeville/North Ridgeville) and junior Kelsey Scott (New Castle, Pa./New Castle) -are also back with each contributing in the Raiders' fast-paced full court system.

Depth is key to Mount Union's full court attack and a group of talented freshman look to help enhance the Raider program.

An always competitive schedule awaits the Raiders with two of their first three games having home court advantage at the M Club Classic. Mount Union begins OAC competition Dec. 2 at Baldwin Wallace. 

Annie Bova, Jr., G, Parma Heights/Beaumont

  • Played in 24 games last season making 24 starts
  • Team leading scorer (14.6 ppg)
  • Career-high 30 points vs Transylvania (Ky.) (11/22/14)
  • Career-high 8 rebounds vs. Capital (12/6/14)
  • Career-high 2 blocks (4 times) last vs. Ohio Northern (1/8/15)
  • Career-high 4 steals (2 times) last vs. Heidelberg (12/7/13)
  • Career-high 4 assists at Otterbein (02/02/13)
  • 2014 Greg Richards Memorial All-Tournament Team (9/16/14)
  • Tied for school record in three-pointers made in game (8) vs. Muskingum (02/06/13)

Sarah Grippi, Jr., C, Venetia, Pa./Peters Township

  • Played in 19 games last season making 13 starts before suffering a season ending injury
  • Teams second-leading rebounder with 4.4 rebounds per game
  • Career-high 20 points vs. Adrian (12/29/13)
  • Career-high 14 rebounds vs. Hanover (11/23/13)
  • Career-high 6 assists vs. John Carroll (1/29/14)
  • Career-high 6 steals at Muskingum (2/12/14)

Colleen Kennehan, Jr., G, Berlin Center/Western Reserve

  • Played in all 25 games last season making 16 starts
  • Teams second-leading assists per game (1.7 apg)
  • Career-high 8 points vs. John Carroll (1/17/15)
  • Career-high 4 rebounds vs. Ohio Northern (1/7/15)
  • Career-high 5 assists at Heidelberg (2/3/14), Marietta (2/19/14)
  • Career-high 3 steals (3 times) last at Ohio Northern (2/15/14)

Katie Reed, Jr., G, Alliance/Marlington

  • Played in 25 games last season making two starts
  • Teams second-leading scorer (9.0 ppg)
  • Career-high 22 points vs. Capital (1/31/15)
  • Career-high 6 rebounds (twice) last vs. Bethany (12/30/13)
  • Career-high 5 assists vs. Muskingum (1/14/15)
  • Career-high 3 steals (twice) vs. Earlham (11/17/13), Marietta (2/19/14)

Shayna Panchik, Jr., G, Natrona Heights, Pa./St. Joseph

  • Played in all 26 games last season making three starts
  • Season/Career-high 3 rebounds vs. John Carroll (2/18/15)
  • Season/Career-high 7 points vs. Otterbein (1/24/15)
  • Season/Career-high 3 assists vs. Penn State-Altoona (11/16/14)

Isabella Pecchia, Fr., C,North Ridgeville/North Ridgeville

  • Played in all 25 games last season making 13 starts
  • Season/Career-high 9 rebounds vs. Marietta (1/21/15)
  • Season/Career-high 23 points vs. Heidelberg (2/23/15)
  • Season/Career-high 2 assists (4 times) last vs. Wilmington (2/21/15)
  • Season/Career-high 2 steals (twice) last vs. Heidelberg (2/23/15)

Kelsey Scott, So., F, New Castle, Pa./New Castle

  • Played in 23 games last season
  • Season/Career-high 3 rebounds vs. Baldwin Wallace (12/3/14) and Capital (12/6/14)
  • Season/Career-high 7 points vs. Baldwin Wallace (12/3/14)

Abby Wemhoff, Jr., F, Kent/Kent Roosevelt

  • Played in 20 games last season making two starts
  • Season/Career-high 8 rebounds (twice) vs. Muskingum (2/4/15)
  • Season/Career-high 7 points vs. Heidelberg (2/14/15)
  • Season/Career-high 3 assists vs. Muskingum (2/4/15)