THE STARTING FIVE

1. The Game
UAlbany is hosting Long Island in the second game of 2012. The Great Danes are coming off a season-opening loss - the first one since head Coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson took over at the helm of the program two years ago. UAlbany dropped a 60-43 decision to Fordham on Friday, Nov. 9
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2. Scouting Long Island
LIU is coming off a win over Columbia in its season opener. The Blackbirds struggled to score in the first half of the game against the Lions, but rode a second-half scoring surge to beat Columbia, 53-42. It is the second year in a row the Blackbirds have won their season opener on the road.

3. Fresh Faces

The Great Danes welcome a group of four freshmen and one transfer to the 2012-13 squad. Tammy Phillip, a junior guard, joins the program from Central Arizona College. Coach Abe and her staff also brought in two players from Massachusetts - guard Erin Coughlin and center Taylor McVey - along with Virgnia native Keyontae Williams and Shereesha Richards, who comes to Albany from Jamaica, by way of Oceanview, N.J.

4. Great Dane Captains

UAlbany has four captains this season - seniors Ebone Henry, Julie Forster, Lindsey Lowrie and Keyana Williams. This group of student-athletes has been crucial in the turnaround of the Great Dane program, and will exhibit great leadership on and off the court.

5. Coaching Staff

Along with the roster, UAlbany has some new faces on the sidelines this season as well. Mary Grimes retains her post, and is joined by Kelly Komara and Tahnee Balerio as assistant coaches. Isoken Uzamere will serve as a graduate assistant, while Brittney Hollingsworth takes over as Director of Basketball Operations.


MEET THE GREAT DANES

All members of the 2012-13 UAlbany women's basketball program sat down with senior Keyana Williams to answer some questions. Click the links below to meet each player, grouped by class.


Freshman Class

Sophomore Class

Junior Class

Senior Class