Row 1: Director of Basketball Operations Fifi Camara, Sydney Coffey, Eileen Van Horn, Natalie Gomez, Elle Beynnon, Suzzette Garnett, Leanne Ockenden, Casey Dulin, Tori Jarosz, Head Coach Brian Giorgis
Row 2: Associate Head Coach Megan Gebbia, Manager Meghan Breslin, Assistant Coach Alisa Kresge, Madeline Blais, Bri Holmes, Maggie Gallagher, Kristina Danella, Emma O’Connor, Kristine Best, Assistant Coach Erin Leger
2013 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Champions
Head Coach: Brian Giorgis
Associate Head Coach: Megan Gebbia
Assistant Coaches: Erin Leger, Alisa Kresge
Director of Operations: Fifi Camara
Overall Record: 26-7 MAAC Record:18-0 MAAC
All-Met First Team: Elizabeth Beynnon
MAAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player: Elizabeth Beynnon
MAAC All-Tournament Team: Casey Dulin, Leanne Ockenden
The Rock MAAC Coach of the Year: Brian Giorgis
MAAC Defensive Player of the Year: Leanne Ockenden
MAAC Sixth Player of the Year: Kristina Danella
All-MAAC Second Team: Elizabeth Beynnon, Casey Dulin
All-MAAC Third Team: Leanne Ockenden, Emma O’Connor
MAAC All-Rookie Team: Sydney Coffey
MAAC All-Academic Team: Maggie Gallagher
MAAC Championship Recap
The Marist women's basketball team won their eighth straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship, and ninth in program history, with a 72-48 victory over Iona. The triumph marked the 21st victory in a row for the Red Foxes. The championship total ties the all-time conference record held by Saint Peter's. Senior forward Elizabeth Beynnon was named MAAC Tournament Most Valuable Player while junior guards Casey Dulin and Leanne Ockenden were selected to the MAAC All-Tournament Team.
The Red Foxes had four double-digit scorers against the Gaels. Beynnon had 15 points, followed by Dulin and freshman guard Sydney Coffey with 12 apiece. Dulin was just shy of a triple-double with nine assists and eight rebounds. Junior forward Emma O'Connor added 11 points, and tied Dulin for the team lead with eight boards. Ockenden, the MAAC Defensive Player of the Year, held Iona's Damika Martinez, the MAAC Player of the Year, to just four points on 2-for-9 shooting from the field and four turnovers. Marist finished with 24 assists on 26 made field goals, including one on each of the first 17 baskets. Marist ended the season with an overall record of 26-7.
NCAA Tournament Recap
The Red Foxes went on to face Michigan State in the first round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament. After an 11-0 run to pull Marist within one point with 16:24 to play, the Red Foxes dropped a 55-47 decision to the Spartans. Casey Dulin finished with a team-high 13 points, including going 3-4 from three-point range. Sydney Coffey was also in double figures with 12 points, going 2-3 from three-point range, 4-4 from the free throw line and five rebounds.
Elizabeth Beynnon and Emma O’Connor each scored seven points. O’Connor also grabbed a team-high seven rebounds and handed out three assists. Leanne Ockenden hit two of her three three-pointers and finished with six points holding Michigan State’s leading scorer Klarissa Bell to just two points. Marist ended the season with an overall record of 26-7. The Red Foxes reached the NCAA Tournament for the ninth time in program history, and eighth consecutive year.