Aug 22, 2013
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Eighth-year Army women’s basketball head coach Dave Magarity announced the selection of team captains for the 2013-14 season on Thursday as senior Jen Hazlett and juniors Olivia Schretzman and Jordan Elliott were chosen to lead the Black Knights. All three players will be first-time team captains.
Hazlett is the lone senior on Army’s roster this season. The guard/forward out of Syracuse, Utah is Army’s second-leading scorer among returners after averaging 9.7 points per game during the 2012-13 campaign in which the Black Knights claimed a share of the Patriot League regular-season title and boasted a 22-9 record following a WNIT berth. Hazlett has averaged 8.8 points per game through her first three seasons and already ranks among the best three-point shooters in program history. She enters the 2013-14 campaign ranked fifth in three-pointers made (85), 33 shy of breaking the Army record, and 250 points short of becoming the 16th Black Knight to score 1,000 career points. Hazlett was voted to the All-Patriot League second team following her sophomore season.
Schretzman has been a low-post force for Army through her first two seasons at West Point. The Dayton, Ohio, native led the Black Knights in rebounding last season with a 7.2 boards per game average after eclipsing the double-digit carom mark in eight contests. Schretzman’s 6.0 career rebounding average ranks 11th all-time in Army history. She has started in 60 of 61 career games and has led the Black Knights in rebounding in 18 of those tilts.
Elliott, who missed her freshman season recovering from an injury, played in 24 games during her sophomore campaign, drawing reserve duty in 23 contests and starting one. The two-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll member earned increased minutes as the 2012-13 season played on, peaking with a 29-minute showing against Lafayette on Feb. 13, when she grabbed a career-best four rebounds. Elliott earned the Joy Swanson Award following the 2011-12 season which recognizes the Army player who shows leadership through determination, motivation, patience and selfless service to others on and off the court.
“I feel great about this group leading our team,” said Magarity. “It’s a dynamic blend of leadership, maturity and experience. Jen and Olivia have been mainstays in our lineup since they got here and Jordan made a great impact last year after missing her first season. I think they’ll provide great leadership and direction as we strive to win another Patriot League title.”
Army will utilize tri-captains for the first time since the 2002-03 season and fourth time overall. The Black Knights’ 2013-14 season kicks off on Nov. 11 at St. Francis in Brooklyn, N.Y.