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M a r i s t M a g a z i n e
Red Fox Report
T
he Marist women’s basketball Class of
2010 will be remembered as the most
successful in program history. A quick look
at the numbers shows the remarkable success
achieved by the trio of Rachele Fitz, Lynzee
Johnson, and Brittany Engle over the past four
seasons:
a combined career record of 116 wins
against just 21 losses—an average of 29
wins per season
Four consecutive Metro Atlantic Athletic
Conference (MAAC) championships and
trips to the NCAA Tournament
three victories in the NCAA Tournament,
including two in the 2006-07 season, when
the Red Foxes reached the Sweet Sixteen
the frst national rankings in the Associated
Press and ESPN/
USA Today
Coaches’ Polls
in program history.
As for Fitz, her individual numbers in
several different categories were quite simply
the best in program history. In her senior year,
she because the frst player in program histo-
ry to score 2,000 points in her career, and she
also became the frst Red Fox to grab 1,000
career rebounds. She was named MAAC Player
of the Year for the third consecutive season,
becoming the frst player in conference history
to earn the honor three times. Fitz then went
on to win MAAC Tournament Most Valuable
Player for the second time in her career, becom-
ing the frst player in program history to earn
Tournament MVP honors twice.
The 2009-10 edition of the Red Foxes went
26-8 and won more than 25 games for the
fourth consecutive year. The season came to an
end in the frst round of the NCAA Tournament
with a 62-42 loss to Georgetown of the Big
East Conference. But one loss was not enough
to overshadow a season—and for that matter,
an era—of greatness.
The Red Foxes faced Georgetown in their fifth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament.
Student-Athletes Excel
M
arist has tied a school record set last year with
13 ESPN The Magazine
/CoSIDA
Academic All-District selections. Marist football had fve First Team selections:
Ray Fiumefreddo ’09, Timothy Moller ’11, Terrence Turner ’10, John Van Aman ’11, and
Greg Whipple ’11. Other honorees included Alexandra Schultze ’10 (First Team), Dawn
Jan ’10 (Second Team), Joanna Foss ’11 (Second Team), and Allie Burke ’11 (First Team)
from volleyball; Amy Tillotson ’11 (Third Team) and Lauren Tillotson ’11 (Second Team)
from women’s soccer; Joe Touloumis ’11 (First Team) from men’s soccer; and Rachele Fitz
’10 (First Team) from women’s basketball.
Additionally, Touloumis and Fitz both became Third Team Academic All-American
selections, giving Marist 10 Academic All-Americans in school history.
Basketball Returns to NCAA Tournament