Women's basketball


2009-10 Season in Review

Panthers Reach Skyline Semis, Fall to Eventual Champ
Domes Named All-Skyline

Purchase, NY (Mar. 4, 2010) – Having lost the most prolific scorer in Purchase history to graduation, head coach Steven Loscher worked in a change of philosophy for the 2009-10 edition of the women’s basketball team. 

The finished product: A scrappy defense that ruthlessly forced turnovers and was able to keep pace with the elite teams of the Skyline Conference. 

The Panthers’ run fell just short after an upset win at St. Joseph’s-LI in the league quarterfinals and ended their season at the hands of the eventual tournament champions, Farmingdale State – a team that lost only one game the entire season.


Loscher focused heavily on conditioning, epitomizing the ideology that if a team can’t outplay their opponent then you must be prepared to outwork and outlast them.  This season, the Panthers did just that on multiple occasions, most commonly at the courtesy of co-captain Jessie Domes, whose offensive presence was among the most productive in the conference.  Capping her final season at Purchase, Domes was named to All-Skyline 1st Team after finishing the season ranked third in points per game, averaging 16.9 in conference play, first in free-throw percentage, and second in three-point percentage.

Co-captain Shayla Diaz provided vocal stability for the Panthers’ offense as well as some timely shooting in close games, but it was her trademark defensive intensity that helped Purchase go as far as it did this winter. Also playing in her final season, Liila Mack made her last stand at Purchase a memorable one, transforming into one of the most dominant front court players ever to play at the “Purchase Pavilion.”   The senior trio typified the concepts of leadership, hard work and consistency.

Purchase (12-15) will sorely miss the play of Domes, Diaz and Mack, but are primed for another long postseason run with a strong group of underclassmen returning. Alyse LaPadula, Jasmine Davis, and two-sport standout Melanie Culpepper will anchor next season’s returners.  

Also returning next winter will be three-point specialist Amanda Capone and top rookie Imani Floyd, who is expected to have an expanded role with the departures of the team’s two leading scorers.  

-Meghan Lalonde

2009-10 Recaps:
Season Ends in League Semifinals
Road Warriors: Panthers Pull Playoff Upset at SJC
Blakney's Historic Night Lifts FSC
Panthers Drop Last Two
Domes Nearly Breaks Own Record on Senior Night
Purchase Storms Back at OW, Upsets Rival
Domes, Panthers Back on Track
Comeback Stalls, Panthers Fall to SJC
Capone, Floyd Dominant in Win at Sage
Mack's 25 Carries Purchase to 2nd Straight
Strong 2nd Half Fuels Comeback Win
MSMC's 3s Erase Strong Start for Panthers
Dominant Defense Powers Farmingdale
Balanced Attack Falls Short at NYU-POLY
Purchase Motors Past CMSV in 2nd Half
Diaz' Double-Double Not Enough at SJC
Mack's Stellar Performance Lost in Battle of Panthers
Panthers Take Part in Surf City Classic
Panthers Handle CNR with Ease
Balanced Attack Lifts PC at Bard
Sage Escapes in OT, Downs PC 79-76
Panthers Fall at MSMC
Panthers Reach Final in NYU Tip-Off
Domes Nets 33, Panthers Torch Yeshiva

2009-10 News: 
NCAA: Domes Best in Nation from Free Throw Line
Domes Named to All-Skyline 1st Team
Domes Finishes Season with Sixth HR Nod
Mack Concludes Regular Season on HR
Fifth HR Appearance for Domes
Domes Named Skyline, ECAC Player of the Week
Mack Earns 3rd HR Mention
4th HR Nod for Domes
Diaz Back on Honor Roll
Mack Garners 2nd HR Nod
Domes Named to League Honor Roll
Domes Back on Honor Roll
Diaz' Hustle, Stellar Play Earns Honor Roll Nod
Domes Garners Honor Roll Mention
Duo Honored: Domes POW; Mack HR

2009-10 Women's Basketball Schedule
(11-14, 8-10 Skyline)
(1-1 Skyline Tournament)

Day Date Opponent Time/Results
Sun. 11/15/09 Yeshiva University* W 111-32
Fri. 11/20/09 NYU Tip-Off
-Lehman College
W 68-61
Sat. 11/21/09 NYU Tip-Off
-NYU (Championship)
L 56-59
Tue. 12/1/09 Mount Saint Mary College* L 54-74
Thu. 12/3/09 THE SAGE COLLEGES* L 76-79 OT
Wed. 12/9/09 Bard College* W 75-43
Sat. 12/12/09


W 59-17
Mon. 12/28/09

Surf City Classic,
Irvine, CA 
-Wisconsin-River Falls

L 21-74
Wed. 12/30/09 Surf City Classic,
Irvine, CA
-Washington & Jefferson

L 51-59
Tue. 1/12/10 St. Joseph's College-LI* L 42-51
Thu. 1/14/10 COLLEGE OF MT. ST. VINCENT* W 56-51
Sat. 1/16/10 NYU-POLY* L 57-69
Tue. 1/19/10 FARMINGDALE STATE* L 38-73
Thu. 1/21/10 MT. ST. MARY COLLEGE* L 37-66
Sat. 1/23/10 NYU-POLY* W 62-45
Mon. 1/25/10 HUNTER COLLEGE W 67-62
Wed. 1/27/10 The Sage Colleges* W 77-59
Sat. 1/30/10 ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE-LI* L 59-67
Wed. 2/3/10 BARD COLLEGE* W 64-35
Sat. 2/6/10 SUNY College at Old Westbury* W 76-66
Tue. 2/9/10 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY* W 91-63
Thu. 2/11/10 College of Mt. St. Vincent* L 48-69
Sat. 2/13/10 Rutgers-Newark University L 42-65
Thu. 2/18/10 Farmingdale State* L 68-72
Tue. 2/23/10 Skyline Quarterfinals
No. 5 PC @ No. 4 SJC-LI
W 55-49
Sat. 2/27/10 Skyline Semifinals
No. 5 PC @ No. 1 FSC
L 55-79

*League Games                                                                               

2008-09 Season in Review

Panthers Return to Skyline Tourney
Receive ECAC Bid; Danio, Domes Named All-Skyline

Purchase, NY (Feb. 26, 2009) – Despite some key losses coming into the 2008-09 women’s basketball campaign, Purchase won two more games than a year ago, once again reaching the highly competitive Skyline Conference Tournament this winter.

Led by all-time leading scorer Jennifer Danio, the Panthers narrowly fell to Old Westbury in the quarterfinal, finishing the season with 15 wins. Danio, the conference’s third leading scorer, averaged 19 points per game. She finishes her Panther career with 1,868 points.

Domes1000 001.jpgDanio is now joined in the 1,000-point club by teammate Jessie Domes, who reached the milestone this season. The junior guard averaged 17 ppg and remains one of the top scorers in the league. Although it will be tough to replace Danio next winter, Purchase remains optimistic with standout freshmen Jasmine Davis, Darian Cotto, Alyse LaPadula and Miranda Arthur-Smith on the roster. The four rookies along with transfer Sarah Straub and senior newcomer Patricia “Pudge” Orellana did a solid job for head coach Steven Loscher in replacing two starters from a year ago.

With Danio and Domes once again pacing the offense, starters Shayla Diaz and Liila Mack keyed the defense in 2008-09.

Both Danio and Domes were later named to the All-Skyline First Team, becoming the only teammates to both by recognized on the league's first team.

In addition to their Skyline Conference berth, Purchase, for the first time in college history, received an Eastern College Athletic Association (ECAC) bid to the Metro NY/NJ Tournament.

The Panthers return four possible starters next winter with Davis at the point, Domes on the wing and Diaz and Mack upfront.

-Bobby Ciafardini, SID

2008-09 Recaps: 
Dolphins Top Panthers in ECAC Quarterfinals
Panthers ECAC Bound
Robinson Leads OW Past Purchase in Playoff
OD! Orellana, Danio Honored on Senior Day Bonanza
Behind Mack, Panthers Topple No. 2 Farmingdale
Koerner's Record-Setting Day Does in Purchase
Panthers Picked Apart in Loss to OW
Panthers Trample City Tech
Golden Eagles Edge Panthers
Four in Double Figures at Sage
Bionic Six: Short-handed Panthers Get it Done
Domes Goes for 31 at Yeshiva
Streaking MSM Too Much for Short-handed Panthers
Rams, Blakney March Past Purchase
Defense, Domes' 27 Leads Purchase Past Poly
Missed FTs Prove Costly in Loss to CMSV
Second Half Comeback Halts Skid
Panthers Drop Second Straight
Defending Champs Topple Purchase
Purchase Crushes CNR to Roll to 7-2
Domes Drops 30 on Historic Night
Drama Queens: Another Comeback Win for Panthers
Purchase 'Steals' First-place After Win at Bard
Panthers Win Skyline Opener
Late Surge Pushes Panthers Past Hunter
Panthers Reach Finals in North Carolina
Late Push Catapults Valiants Past Purchase in Opener

2008-09 News:
Danio, Domes Named All-Skyline
Domes Wraps Season With Honor Roll Nod
Danio Named to Honor Rolls
Back-to-Back Honor Rolls for Danio
Domes Named to Honor Roll for Third Time
Skyline, PrestoSports Recognize Domes
Danio Garners Another Honor Roll Mention
Domes Named PrestoSports Player of the Week
Danio Named to PrestoSports, Skyline Honor Rolls

Domes Named Skyline Player of the Week
Heroics in NC Pave Way for Player of Week for Danio
Domes Named to Honor Roll

2008-09 Women's Basketball Schedule
(15-10, 10-8 Skyline)
(0-1 Skyline Tournament)
(0-1 ECACs)

Day Date Opponent Time/Results
Sat. 11/15/08 Manhattanville College L 69-82
Fri. 11/21/08 Guilford Classic, Guilford, NC
-Guilford College (Semifinal)
W 71-68
Sat. 11/22/08 Guilford Classic, Guilford, NC
-Roanoke College (Championship)
L 32-74
Tue. 11/25/08 Hunter College W 58-51
Tue. 12/2/08 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY* W 89-46
Thu. 12/4/08 Bard College* W 74-57
Sat. 12/6/08 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic
-Brooklyn College @ Lehman
W 81-80
Wed. 12/10/08


W 71-56
Sat. 12/13/08

The College of New Rochelle

W 97-21
Tue. 1/6/09 MT. ST. MARY COLLEGE* L 52-81
Thu. 1/8/09 Old Westbury College* L 87-97
Sat. 1/10/09 ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE-LI* L 69-53
Wed. 1/14/09 COLLEGE OF MT. ST. VINCENT* L 67-72
Sat. 1/17/09 Polytechnic University of NYU* W 73-62
Sat. 1/24/09 Mt. St. Mary College* L 43-55
Tue. 1/27/09 Yeshiva University* W 71-63
Sat. 1/31/09 BARD COLLEGE* W 60-46
Wed. 2/4/09 The Sage Colleges* W 78-62
Sat. 2/7/09 St. Joseph's College-LI* L 55-69
Mon. 2/9/09 CITY TECH W 73-25
Thu. 2/12/09 OLD WESTBURY COLLEGE* L 58-66
Sat. 2/14/09 College of Mt. St. Vincent* L 72-91
Wed. 2/18/09 Farmingdale State College* W 78-74
Tue. 2/24/09 Skyline Quarterfinals
No. 5 Purchase vs. No. 4 Old Westbury
L 74-84
Wed. 3/4/09 ECAC Metro NY/NJ Tournament @ CSI
No. 8 Purchase  vs. No. 1 Staten Island
L 72-85

*League Games                                                                               

2007-08 Season in Review

Purchase Reaches Semifinals of Skyline Tourney
Danio, Domes Named All-Skyline

The underdog Panthers upset No. 4 seeded St. Joseph’s in the quarterfinals of the 2007-08 Skyline Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament before falling to powerhouse and No. 1 seeded Mt. St. Mary in the semifinals – a team that wound up winning the championship.

Purchase, who ended the season as the No. 5 seed, defeated St. Joseph’s 79-69 on the road in the playoff opener. The Panthers finished the season a game above .500, at 14-13 overall, including a 10-8 conference record.

JD1000.JPGForward Jennifer Danio (JR, Staten Island, NY) reached the 1,000-point plateau this season on her way to averaging a team-high 19 points per game. Danio, who was subsequently named to the All-Skyline First Team, shot over 45% from behind the arc this season. She also led the team in rebounds with 8.5 boards.

Danio was not the only Panther to garner postseason honors. Guard Jessie Domes (SO, Glenwood, NY) found herself on the All-Skyline Second team. Domes finished second on the team in scoring, averaging 15.5 ppg, as well as finishing with a team-high 97 assists.

The Panthers were also led by guard Jennifer Ciardulli (JR, Centereach, NY), whose all-around play often paced the team. Ciardulli, who is about 100 points shy of 1,000 for her career, finished the season averaging 10.2 ppg, while handing out 96 assists.

Shayla Diaz (SO, Beacon, NY),  the team’s top defender, was another big time contributor for the Panthers. Diaz is as tough as they come on the defensive end as displayed by her 87 steals.

Amanda Capone (FR, Southold, NY) gave the Panthers another strong outside shooter to look to this year. There was also an inside presence to be found from the play of Janina Martinez (SR, Yonkers, NY), Kernita Sylvester (SR, Bronx, NY) and Liila Mack (FR, Monticello, NY).

With all but two members of this year’s team returning next year, there is great opportunity for the Panthers to continue to grow under head coach Steven Loscher.

2007-08 Recaps:
Panthers Fall in Semis
Upset City: Panthers Punch Ticket to Semis
Panthers Celebrate Senior Day; Fall to CMSV
Close Shave: Panthers Cut Down Eagles in OT
Swamped! Panthers Keep Gators at Bay
Panthers on the Prowl, Steal Win at Bard
Panthers Overwhelm Yeshiva

Knights Cruise in Win Over Panthers
Rams Outlast Panthers
Domes' Sizzling Play Continues in Win
Domes Shines Brightly in Road Loss
Panthers Comeback Falls Short; Streak Halted at 3
Ciardulli, Capone Carry Purchase
Danio, Domes Lift Purchase Over Bard
Danio Powers Purchase
Memorable Trip to Arizona for the Panthers
Panthers Top Yeshiva, Ready for Arizona
Offense Erupts in Overwhelming Win
Panthers Succumb to League's Best Team
Duo Leads Farmingdale Past Purchase

Historic Day for Danio, Panthers
Danio, Ciardulli Light Up CCNY
Panthers Fall in OT
Purchase Splits Pair at Skidmore Invitational

2007-08 News:
Danio Wraps Season with Honor Roll Nod
Danio, Domes Named All-Skyline
Danio Named to League Honor Roll
Domes Receives Prestigious ECAC Honor
Domes Wins Consecutive Player of the Week Honors
Domes Named Skyline Player of the Week
Domes Back on Honor Roll
Domes Takes Home Third Honor Roll Nod
Skyline Recognizes Danio for Third Time
Domes Named to League Honor Roll for Second Time
Danio Captures ECAC Nod
Back-to-Back Player of the Week Honors for Danio
Danio Garners Player of the Week Honors
Capone Garners Rookie of the Week
Domes Named to Skyline Conference Honor Roll

2007-08 Women's Basketball Schedule
(13-12, 10-8 Skyline)
(1-1 Skyline Tournament)

Day Date Opponent Time/Results
Sat. 11/17/07 Skidmore College Invitational
-vs. Skidmore
L 66-67
Sun. 11/18/07 Skidmore College Invitational
-vs. Lyndon State
W 75-51
Tue. 11/20/07 Manhattanville College L 80-82 OT
Wed. 11/28/07 CITY COLLEGE OF NY W 85-47
Tue. 12/4/07 Farmingdale State* L 75-92
Sat. 12/8/07 MT. ST. MARY COLLEGE* L 59-82
Mon. 12/10/07 BROOKLYN COLLEGE W 87-44
Sun. 12/16/07 Yeshiva University* W 74-39
Sat. 12/29/07 Grand Canyon Classic (Arizona)
Lycoming College
L 56-67
Sun. 12/30/07 Grand Canyon Classic (Arizona)
Susquehanna University
L 55-68
Tue. 1/8/08 Russell Sage College* W 63-49
Sat. 1/12/08 BARD COLLEGE* W 76-57
Wed. 1/16/08 OLD WESTBURY COLLEGE* W 79-54
Sat. 1/19/08 St. Joseph's College - Patchogue* L 60-75
Thu. 1/24/08 College of Mt. St. Vincent* L 64-83
Sat. 1/26/08 Polytechnic University of NY* W 66-53
Tue. 1/29/08 SUNY FARMINGDALE* L 78-83
Sat. 2/2/08 Mt. St. Mary College* L 51-76
Wed. 2/6/08 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY* W 100-69
Sat. 2/9/08 Bard College* W 74-66
Thu. 2/14/08 RUSSELL SAGE COLLEGE* W 77-46
Sat. 2/16/08


W 77-70

Wed. 2/20/08 Old Westbury College* L 66-76
Sat. 2/23/08


L 62-65
Tue. 2/26/08 Skyline Quarter Finals
No. 5 Purchase @ No. 4 St. Joseph's
W 79-69
Thu. 2/28/08 Skyline Semi Finals
No. 5 Purchase @ No. 1 Mt. St. Mary
L 52-81

*League Games                                                                               

2006-07 Women's Basketball Results
(14-11 overall, 7-9 NEAC)

Day Date Opponent Time/Results
Fri. 11/17/06 St. John Fisher College Tip-Off Tournament
(SJFC -- Semis)
L 42-59
Sat. 11/18/06 St. John Fisher College Tip-Off Tournament
(Lycoming College -- Consol.)
L 84-88
Tue. 11/21/06 Brooklyn College W 80-68
Tue. 11/28/06 College of New Rochelle W 85-55
Thu. 11/30/06 CITY COLLEGE of NEW YORK W 84-47
Sat. 12/2/06 CAZENOVIA COLLEGE * W 63-54
Tue. 12/5/06 PENN STATE BERKS * L 61-70
Sun. 12/17/06 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY W 96-49
Tue 12/19/06 St. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE - PATCHOGUE W 78-62
Sat. 1/6/07 YORK COLLEGE W 68-64
Tue. 1/9/07 Philadelphia Biblical University * W 83-72
Thu. 1/11/07 Bard College * W 103-52
Sat. 1/13/07 BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE* W 88-67
Tue. 1/16/07 POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY of NY * W 93-77
Sat. 1/20/07 VILLA JULIE COLLEGE * L 53-64
Tue. 1/23/07 Chestnut Hill College * W 81-70
Sat. 1/27/07 Keystone College * L 72-78
Sat. 2/3/07 KEUKA COLLEGE * L 37-66
Tue. 2/6/07 Polytechnic University of NY * W 44-42
Sat. 2/10/07 D'Youville College * L 55-77
Sun. 2/11/07 Morrisville State College W 74-70

L 88-86 (2OT)

Sat 2/17/07 Villa Julie College * L 43-76
Sun. 2/18/07

Penn State Berks *

L 59-65

*League Games                                                                               

2006-07 Women's Basketball Season

2005-2006 Women's Basketball Schedule

(11-16 OVERALL, 7-9 NEAC)

Day Date Opponent Time/ Results
Fri. 11/18/05 U Mass-Boston Tip Off vs. UMass Boston

L 46 - 91

Sat. 11/19/05 U Mass-Boston Tip Off vs. Eastern Nazarene College

W 61-56

Tue. 11/22/05 BROOKLYN COLLEGE L 61-68
Mon. 11/28/05 MARYMOUNT COLLEGE W 74-71
Wed. 11/30/05  COLLEGE OF NEW ROCHELLE W 73-71 
Sat. 12/3/05 BARD COLLEGE* W 75-55
Fri.  12/9/05 CITY COLLEGE OF NY W 72-43
Sat. 12/10/05 Baptist Bible College of PA* L 53-87
Sat. 1/7/06 St. Joseph's College - Patchogue L 51-72
Tue. 1/10/06 Polytechnic University of NY* W 54-43 (OT)
Thu. 1/12/06 Philadelphia Biblical University* L 42-67
Sat. 1/14/06 KEYSTONE COLLEGE* W 59-53
Tue. 1/17/06 CHESTNUT HILL COLLEGE L 63-78
Sat. 1/21/06 VILLA JULIE COLLEGE* L 47-82
Sat. 1/28/06 Keuka College* L 36-79
Sun. 1/29/06 Albany College of Pharmacy L 69-81
Sat. 2/4/06 D'YOUVILLE COLLEGE* L 66-77
Tue. 2/7/06 Chestnut Hill College L 43-77
Sat. 2/11/06 Cazenovia College* L 58-78
Sun. 2/12/06 SUNY Institute of Technology L 62-71
Tue. 2/14/06 PENN STATE BERKS* W 67-53
Sat. 2/18/06 Villa Julie College* L 38-65
Sun. 2/19/06 Penn State Berks* L 48-62
W 76-56
Fri. 2/24/06 N.E.A.C. Semi-Finals @ VJC
vs. #1 D'Youville College
L 59-74

* League Games                                                                               HOME GAMES IN BOLD CAPS

2004-2005 Women's Basketball Schedule

Day Date Opponent Time/ Results Fri. 11/19/04 Phila. Biblical Tip-Off Tourn. - PBU L 24-79 Sat. 11/20/04 Phila. Biblical Tip-Off Tourn. - PSU-BLV L 41-66 Tue. 11/23/04 Brooklyn College L 37-60 SUN. 11/28/04 KEYSTONE COLLEGE L 29-88 THU. 12/2/04 PHILADELPHIA BIBLICAL UNIVERSITY L 65-49  SAT. 12/4/04 U.S. MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY L 64-26 Mon. 12/6/04 St. Joseph's- Patchogue L 59-44 SAT.  12/11/04 PENN STATE UNIV.- BLV L 61-33  SUN.    1/9/05 SUFFOLK COMMUNITY COLLEGE Canceled TUE.    1/11/05 COLLEGE OF SAINT ELIZABETH * L Fri.    1/14/05 Hood College L-Forfeit Sat.    1/15/05 Notre Dame- Maryland Canceled Wed.    1/19/05 New Jersey City University Canceled THU. 1/20/05 OLD WESTBURY - SUNY L 58-63 SAT. 1/22/05 ST. JOSEPH'S- BROOKLYN* L 47-72  TUE. 1/25/05 COLLEGE OF MT. ST. VINCENT'S* L 46-66  Thu.  1/27/05 College of New Rochelle* W 47-37  Sat. 1/29/05  Albany College of Pharmacy L -Forfeit Wed. 2/2/05 Marymount College* W 48-41 Sat. 2/5/05 Bard College* W 70-39 MON. 2/7/05 MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE W 60-51 Thu.   2/10/05 Yeshiva University* L 65-76 SAT. 2/12/05 ALBANY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY L 36-78 Sun. 2/13/05 Polytechnic University W -Forfeit Thu. 2/17/05 HVWAC Play-In Game - Yeshiva L 88-89

* League Games                                                                               HOME GAMES IN BOLD CAPS

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