McNamara Becomes 23rd Player to Join SJC 1,000-Point Club

McNamara Becomes 23rd Player to Join SJC 1,000-Point Club

STANDISH, Maine – Junior guard Kelsi McNamara (West Newbury, Mass.) became the 23rd player in the 41-year history of the Saint Joseph's College women's basketball program to surpass the 1,000-point milestone in a lopsided victory over Rivier University at the Harold Alfond Center on Saturday afternoon.

McNamara is just the seventh player in team history to join the Monks' 1,000-point mark as a junior and first to do so since former teammate Morgan Cahill '16 accomplished the feat in her third year in 2015. McNamara joins Stacey Gelinas '02, Linda Johnson '81, Carolyn Brooks '88, Mary Lou Kimball '89, Kendra Coates '91, and Cahill in the exclusive club.

Requiring 17 points to reach the milestone heading into the conference home game versus Rivier, McNamara hit the mark on the nose with a three-pointer taken from the right corner. Junior guard Julia Champagne (Brunswick, Maine) fed her for the wide-open look and earned an assist on the play.

Following the play, Head Coach Mike McDevitt '83 signaled for a timeout and the Saint Joseph's scorer's table acknowledged the achievement with a brief public address announcement.

McNamara, who now has 1,002 points in 66 contests over two and a third seasons, has shot 38.0% (328-864) from the floor, 36.9% (161-436) from three-point distance, and 81.5% (185-227) from the FT line with 184 rebounds, 291 assists, and 107 steals during her collegiate career. She currently ranks fourth in team history in free-throw percentage and is fifth in three-pointers made, three-pointers attempted, three-point percentage, and assists per game (4.4). She is also seventh in scoring average (15.2 PPG) and 12th in total assists.

As of December 11th, McNamara leads the team in scoring (16.8 PPG), field goals made (45) and attempted (118), three-pointers made (17) and attempted (55), free throws made (27) and FT percentage (.844), assists (39), and points (134).

One of the most decorated SJC athletes in school history, McNamara has already garnered a staggering 50 weekly and postseason honors, including two GNAC Tournament MVP awards and a pair of First Team All-Conference accolades, over the past two-plus seasons.

McNamara is the 18th player to join the 1,000-Point Club during McDevitt's 25-year tenure at Saint Joseph's and one of just five players to reach the milestone since 2004.

 

CLICK HERE to view the Monks' 1,000-Point Club page

 

McNAMARA'S CAREER STATISTICS:

 

SJC 1,000-POINT CLUB
NAME YEARS POINTS
Kendra Coates  1986-91 1775
Morgan Cahill 2013-16 1651
Carolyn Brooks  1984-88 1630
Mary Lou Kimball  1985-89 1584
Linda Johnson  1977-81 1560
Stacey Gelinas  1999-02 1475
Danielle Bouchard  1992-95 1437
Sharon Rines  1991-94 1338
Jill Bourget  1990-93 1241
Sue Picard  1999-02 1203
Billie L'Heureux  1987-91 1195
Abbie Rice  2001-04 1192
Terry Merrill  1980-84 1188
Shannon Field  1996-99 1184
Karen Sandora  1984-88 1138
Carol Lachance  1979-83 1136
Carolyn Freeman  2007-10 1111
Karen Hartman  1989-92 1100
Ashley Geel 2009-12 1093
Abby Young 2011-14 1079
Carla Taliento  1982-85 1063
Robin Haley  1987-90 1046
Kelsi McNamara 2016- 1002

 

WATCH McNAMARA SCORE HER 1,000TH POINT:

FEWEST GAMES TO REACH
1,000 CAREER POINTS:

Linda Johnson 44
Carolyn Brooks 60
Kendra Coates 66
Kelsi McNamara 66
Morgan Cahill 68
Stacey Gelinas 77
Mary Lou Kimball 84