2016-17 Youngstown State Women's Basketball News

  • Women's Basketball Announces 2017 Summer Camps
    April 21, 2017
    The Youngstown State women's basketball program will host three individual camps and a team shootout this summer.
  • Alexus Burkhart Joins YSU's Women's Basketball Program
    April 12, 2017
    Alexus Burkhart has committed to join the Youngstown State women’s basketball team as a preferred walk-on beginning in the 2017-18 season, YSU head coach John Barnes announced on Wednesday.
  • Benjamin Named Coach DiGregorio MVP at Women’s Basketball Banquet
    April 10, 2017
    Junior guard Indiya Benjamin is the Coach Ed DiGregorio Most Valuable Player for the 2016-17 Youngstown State women’s basketball season. She received the award at the Penguins’ annual postseason banquet on Saturday at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Social Hall.
  • Season In Review: Penguins Set Stage for Future Success in 2016-17
    April 07, 2017
    Injuries to several prominent players allowed many new student-athletes to shine for the Youngstown State women’s basketball team in 2016-17.
  • Postseason Banquet for Women’s Basketball Set for April 8
    March 14, 2017
    Fans are invited to join the Youngstown State women’s basketball players and coaches at the program’s annual postseason banquet on Saturday, April 8, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Youngstown.
  • Penguins Drop Tournament Opener to Valparaiso
    March 03, 2017
    Behind an 18-2 run in the third period, Valparaiso eliminated Youngstown State, 79-62, from the 2017 Little Caesars Horizon League Women’s Basketball Championship on Friday at Joe Louis Arena.
  • Mary Dunn Named Horizon League Freshman of the Year
    February 28, 2017
    Youngstown State forward Mary Dunn has been named the Horizon League Freshman of the Year for the 2016-17 season, the conference office announced on Tuesday.
  • Penguins to Open Tournament Versus Ninth-Seeded Valparaiso on Friday
    February 27, 2017
    Youngstown State will play Valparaiso in the first round of the 2017 Little Caesar’s Horizon League Women’s Basketball Championship on Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Joe Louis Arena. The game will be broadcast live on 1390 WNIO, iHeartRadio, ESPN3 and WatchESPN.
  • Penguins Fall to Detroit Mercy in Regular-Season Finale
    February 25, 2017
    Detroit Mercy had six players score at least seven points and never allowed the Youngstown State women’s basketball team to catch up in an 83-67 victory over the Penguins on Saturday at Beeghly Center. It was the regular season finale for both teams, and YSU was celebrating Senior Day for Tamira Ford, Jenna Hirsch and Kelsea Newman.
  • Penguins to Salute Seniors, Host Detroit Mercy on Saturday
    February 24, 2017
    Youngstown State will play at Beeghly Center for the final time in 2016-17 as it hosts Detroit Mercy on Saturday. Tipoff against the Titans in the regular season finale for both teams will be at noon, and the game will be broadcast live on 1390 WNIO, iHeartRadio, ESPN3 and WatchESPN.
  • NBA Champion Rick Mahorn Added as Final Panelist for Champions Brunch
    February 23, 2017
    The Horizon League and Olympia Entertainment announced Rick Mahorn as the final panelist for the Champions Brunch at Joe Louis Arena. The NBA champion and former Detroit Pistons forward rounds out a group that includes three-time WNBA champion Cheryl Ford and Green Bay Director of Athletics Mary Ellen Gillespie as panelists and ESPN women’s college basketball analyst Kelley Deyo as moderator.
  • Penguins Suffer 80-58 Setback to Oakland at Beeghly
    February 23, 2017
    The Youngstown State women's basketball team missed its final 10 shots of the first period and never recovered in an 80-58 loss to Oakland on Thursday evening at Beeghly Center.
  • Women's Basketball Begins Final Week Hosting Oakland on Thursday
    February 22, 2017
    Youngstown State begins the final week of the regular season by hosting Oakland on Thursday at Beeghly Center. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m., and the game will be broadcast live on 570 WKBN, iHeartRadio, ESPN3 and WatchESPN. It continues a four-game home stand for the Penguins as they prepare for next week’s Horizon League Tournament.
  • Dunn Earns Fourth Horizon League Freshman-of-the-Week Nod
    February 20, 2017
    Youngstown State forward Mary Dunn has been named the Horizon League Freshman of the Week for the period ending Feb. 19, the conference office announced on Monday.
  • Penguins Come Up Short in Upset Bid vs. Wright State, 68-64
    February 18, 2017
    The Youngstown State women’s basketball team had a great opportunity to beat Horizon League-leading Wright State but came up short in a 68-64 loss on Saturday at Beeghly Center.
  • Penguins Host HL-Leading Wright State on Play4Kay Day
    February 17, 2017
    Fresh off an overtime win on Thursday, the Youngstown State women's basketball team will take on Horizon League-leading Wright State on Saturday at Beeghly Center. Tipoff against the Raiders is set for 4:30 p.m., and the game will be broadcast live on 570 WKBN, iHeartRadio, ESPN3 and WatchESPN.
  • Smolinski Makes Seven 3s in YSU's 77-73 Overtime Win Over NKU
    February 16, 2017
    Alison Smolinski’s seventh 3-pointer sparked an 8-0 run in overtime, and the Youngstown State women’s basketball team beat Northern Kentucky 77-73 on Thursday evening at Beeghly Center.
  • Women's Basketball Starts Four-Game Home Stand Thursday vs. NKU
    February 14, 2017
    After a four-game road stretch, Youngstown State begins a four-game home stand to close out the regular season on Thursday against Northern Kentucky. Tipoff against the Norse is set for 5:15 p.m., and the game will be broadcast live on iHeart.com (1390 WNIO), ESPN3 and WatchESPN. The contest is part of a doubleheader with the YSU men's basketball team.
  • Penguins Struggle Offensively in Loss at Green Bay
    February 11, 2017
    Green Bay limited the Youngstown State women’s basketball team to 29.8 percent shooting and beat the Penguins 75-41 on Saturday afternoon at the Kress Center.
  • Women's Basketball Ends Road Swing at Green Bay on Saturday
    February 10, 2017
    Youngstown State will complete a four-game road stretch on Saturday at Green Bay. Tipoff against the Phoenix is set for 2 p.m. Eastern, and the game will be broadcast live on 570 WKBN, iHeartRadio, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.
  • Penguins Fall in Shootout at Milwaukee, 86-82
    February 09, 2017
    The Youngstown State women’s basketball team torched the nets but struggled on the defensive glass in an 86-82 loss at Milwaukee on Thursday evening.
  • YSU Women’s Basketball Team to Host Play4Kay Event on Feb. 18
    February 08, 2017
    The Youngstown State women’s basketball team will participate in the national Play4Kay initiative to fight against women’s cancers in its game against Wright State on Feb. 18.
  • Women's Basketball Makes Annual Wisconsin Trip This Week
    February 07, 2017
    Fresh off its first road win of the season, Youngstown State will continue a four-game road stretch in Wisconsin this week. The first contest in the Badger State will be at Milwaukee on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET, and the game will be broadcast live on sportsanimal1390.com, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app. YSU will also play at Green Bay on Saturday.
  • Penguins Outlast UIC in Overtime, 65-59
    February 04, 2017
    Alison Smolinski scored 14 points in the final 11 minutes, and the Youngstown State women's basketball team won 65-59 in overtime at UIC on Saturday afternoon at the UIC Pavilion.
  • Penguins Turn Focus to UIC for Saturday Contest
    February 03, 2017
    Youngstown State continues its weekend in Chicagoland when it plays at UIC on Saturday. Tipoff at the UIC Pavilion is set for 4 p.m. Eastern, and the game will be broadcast live on 570 WKBN, iHeartRadio, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.
  • Lindfors Helps Crusaders to 77-60 Win Over YSU
    February 02, 2017
    Amber Lindfors had a career night, and Valparaiso got off to big runs in each of the final three periods to beat the Youngstown State women’s basketball team 77-60 on Thursday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
  • YSU Starts Four-Game Road Stretch at Valparaiso on Thursday
    January 31, 2017
    Youngstown State begins a stretch of four straight Horizon League road games for the first time in program history when it travels to Valparaiso on Thursday. Tipoff at the Athletics-Recreation Center is set for 8 p.m. Eastern, and the game will be broadcast on 1390 WNIO, iHeartRadio, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.
  • Penguins Make Late Run But Fall 78-74 to Milwaukee
    January 28, 2017
    Morgan Olson scored a career-high 20 points, and the Youngstown State women’s basketball team made a late charge before falling 78-74 to Milwaukee on Saturday evening at Beeghly Center.
  • Penguins Hosts Milwaukee on Full Saturday at YSU
    January 27, 2017
    Youngstown State concludes January and begins the second half of Horizon League play hosting Milwaukee on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at Beeghly Center. It will be the first half of a doubleheader with the YSU men, and live coverage will be on 570 WKBN, iHeart.com, ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.
  • Penguins Fall at Beeghly Center to No. 24 Green Bay
    January 26, 2017
    The Youngstown State women's basketball team dropped an 84-51 decision to No. 24 Green Bay on Thursday night at the Beeghly Center.
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