Women's Basketball


33   Kristina Danella
Kristina Danella


Manalapan, N.J.

High School:
Red Bank Catholic





Kristina Danella 2008-2009 Photo Gallery

Kristina Danella 2008-2009 Photo Gallery

2008-09 Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team
2009 Brown Classic All-Tournament Team
2009 University of Miami Thanksgiving Tournament All-Tournament Team
Atlantic 10 Rookie Of The Week (3/2/09)
Atlantic 10 Rookie Of The Week (2/9/09)
Atlantic 10 Rookie Of The Week (1/12/09)
Atlantic 10 Rookie Of The Week (12/22/08)
UMass Athlete Of The Week (11/30/09)
UMass Athlete Of The Week (12/22/08)


-- SEASON --
Three-Point Field Goals Made: T-1st (58 in 2008-09)
Three-Point Field Goal Attempts: T-9th (143 in 2008-09)
Three-Point Field Goal Percentage: 5th (.406 in 2008-09)

-- CAREER --
Three-Point Field Goals Made: 15th (58)
Three-Point Field Goal Percentage: 2nd (.406)

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2009-10: Game-By-Game Statistics
• Pulled down six boards and had four points against Richmond (3/5/10) in the Atlantic 10 Tournament
• Scored eight points and grabbed five boards at Charlotte (2/28).
• Played 20 minutes and pulled down four rebounds along with one assist and a steal vs. St. Joseph's (2/25).
• Had five points and four rebounds at Xavier (2/20).
• Scored seven points and grabbed seven rebounds at La Salle (2/17).
• Logged 12 points vs. Dayton (2/13), including three three-pointers and brought down five rebounds.
• Corralled four rebounds and had two points, two assists and two steals at Temple (2/10).
• Totaled 16 points, six rebounds and an assist vs. Fordham (2/6).
• Recorded six points, an assist, a steal and a rebound vs. St. Bonaventure (2/2).
• Scored team-best 17 points against Rhode Island (1/30), adding two rebounds, one steal and an assist.
• Totaled three rebounds and one point in 17 minutes of action vs. George Washington (1/27).
• Netted a game-high 18 points while adding five rebounds and three steals against Duquesne (1/20).
• Shot 5-for-10 and totaled 12 points, coming off the bench against Richmond (1/16), and grabbed two rebounds.
• Recorded her third career double-double vs. Rhode Island (1/9) with a team-leading 16 points and 11 rebounds.
• Scored 19 points vs. Harvard (1/6), including going 8-9 from the line, as well as grabbing seven rebounds.
• Led the team in scoring vs. Maine (1/3) with 12 points and also logged four rebounds and one block.
• Led the team in rebounding with nine at Delaware (12/30) and added 13 points, three steals, two blocks and two assists.
• Totaled 16 points, including 5-for-6 at the free throw line, seven rebounds, three assists and two blocks at NJIT (12/20).
• Scored a team high 17 points, hauled in eight rebounds and went 5-for-5 at the free throw line against Providence (12/11).
• Grabbed six rebounds in 20 minutes of action against Vermont (12/9).
• Scored 13 points on 4-of-10 shooting from three point land and seven rebounds against Quinnipiac (12/6).
• Had a team high 16 points on 4-for-8 shooting (3-of-5 from three point range) to go along with six rebounds and two assists against Brown (12/5)
• Played all but two minutes at Northeastern (12/2), shooting 5-of-10 with 12 points and adding two assists.
• Tallied a team-high 14 points and nine rebounds against Miami (11/28).
• Recorded team-best 21 points vs. Rice (11/27), as well as seven rebounds and two blocks.
• Totaled seven points, six rebounds and three assists vs. Villanova (11/22).
• Tied for the team lead in scoring with 14 points and was a perfect 6-for-6 at the free throw line at New Hampshire (11/20).
• Recorded a squad-best 16 points and seven rebounds, shooting 5-for-7 from the floor vs. St. John's (11/18)
• Led the team in scoring against Boston University (11/15) with 21 points, her fifth 20-point game of her career, going 10-14 at the free throw line, including three to tie the score with 17 seconds remaining in regulation. Also had eight rebounds.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2008-09: Game-By-Game Statistics
Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team ... Tied a school record with a team-leading 58 three-pointers on the season ... Posted a .406 three-point field goal percentage, which ranks fifth all-time for a single season ... Her 143 three-point attempts is tied for ninth on the single season list ... Finished second on the team in scoring with 279 points for an average of 9.3 per-game ... Averaged 13.3 points per-game in conference play, leading all A-10 freshmen ... Played in all 30 games, starting the final 19 of the season ... Averaged 26.1 minutes per-game ... Totaled 137 rebounds for an average of 4.6 per-game ... Ranked second on the team in blocks with 18 (0.60 per-game) ... Also had 19 assists and 26 steals on the year ... Scored in double figures 11 times with four 20-point games ... Grabbed 10 or more rebounds on three occasions and had two double-doubles ... Led the team in scoring seven times ... Was the squad's leading rebounder five times ... Drained a pair of threes against Duquesne (3/6) in the Atlantic 10 Tournament to tie the school single-season record and finished with six points, two rebounds and two blocks ... Named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week (3/2) for the fourth time of the season, tying the most ROTW awards ever by a Minutewoman ... Tied her career high with 25 points vs. La Salle (2/28) and completed her second career double-double with 10 rebounds ... Led the team in scoring and rebounding against the Explorers and shot 7-for-10 overall, 6-for-8 from three and had two steals ... Had a four-point play for a second consecutive game ... Registered 13 points, aided by 3-for-6 shooting from three point range and matched her career high with three steals at Saint Joseph's (2/25) ... Recorded a four-point play in the contest against the Hawks ... Pulled down a career-high 12 boards to lead the team against Rhode Island (2/22) and completed her first career double-double with 11 points ... Scored six points at George Washington (2/18) ... Had four points, three rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal vs. Duquesne (2/14) ... Led the team in scoring vs. Temple (2/11) with 19 points, aided by 5-for-10 shooting from three-point range ... Also had a career-high three assists, four rebounds, one block and one steal in the win over the Owls ... Averaged 14.5 ppg and 6.5 rpg in a 1-1 week for the Minutewomen and earned her third A-10 Rookie of the Week honor of the season on Feb. 9 ... Poured in a game-high 20 points at Dayton (2/7) on 7-for-15 shooting, 5-for-10 from three ... 17 of her points against the Flyers came in the first half ... Also contributed six rebounds, two assists and two blocks in that contest ... Scored nine points at Rhode Island (2/3), shooting 3-for-5 from three-point range and brought down seven rebounds ... Totaled five rebounds, three points, two assists, two blocks and one steal vs. Saint Louis (1/31) ... Led the squad in rebounds with six and scored 15 points at Richmond (1/24) ... Shot 3-for-6 from three-point range and registered a career-high three steals as well ... Tied for the team lead in scoring with 11 points vs. Xavier (1/21), including 3-for-6 shooting from three-point range ... Grabbed a team-high seven boards and tallied eight points at St. Bonaventure (1/17) ... Scored in double figures for a third straight game, leading the Minutewomen with 18 points vs. Charlotte (1/14) on 6-for-10 shooting, 3-for-3 from beyond the arc ... Also added five rebounds and one block against the 49ers ... Was named A-10 Rookie of the Week (1/12) after leading UMass in scoring in both games in a 2-0 week, averaging 20 points per-game. Scored a game-high 24 points at Fordham (1/10), shooting 8-for-19 from the field and 4-for-9 from three-point range ... Added a career-high three blocks and two steals as well against the Rams ... Led the team in scoring vs. NJIT (1/7) with 16 points, all of which came in the second half and grabbed seven rebounds ... Matched career highs for assists (2), blocks (1), steals (2) and minutes played (28) in the contest as well ... Had eight points at Boston College (1/4), going 4-for-5 at the free throw line ... Made her first career start vs. Seton Hall (12/29) and totaled nine points, seven rebounds and two steals ... Had a breakout game offensively vs. Northeastern (12/20), leading all scorers with 25 points and shot 7-for-11 from three-point range to tie the UMass single game record and grabbed seven boards ... Was named A-10 Rookie of the Week and UMass/Dinn. Bros. Athlete of the Week (12/22) following that performance ... Led all rebounders with 11 at Brown (12/7) and scored six points ... Totaled three points, two rebounds and logged her first career block vs. Providence (12/3) ... Had nine points and five rebounds vs. Minnesota (11/29) ... Totaled six points and four rebounds at Colorado (11/28) ... Played 14 minutes at Vermont (11/14) in her collegiate debut and recorded three rebounds.

BEFORE UMASS: Lettered four times at Red Bank Catholic (N.J.) for Head Coach Joe Montano ... Averaged 16.0 ppg, 10.8 rpg and posted an 84% free throw percentage in her high school career ... Was the 2007 Asbury Park Press Player of the Year and Shore Conference Player of the Year while leading her team to a 26-4 record ... Won Shore Conference championships with Red Bank Catholic her sophomore and junior seasons and a Non-Public A State championship as junior ... Team went 21-7 her senior year when she was named Shore Conference Player of the Year for a second consecutive season ... Selected first-team All-Shore all four years ... Tabbed first-team all-state freshman, sophomore and senior years ... Set 24 school including career points (1,773) and rebounds (1,537) ... Played summer AAU ball with the Central Jersey Hawks.

PERSONAL: Born Kristina Karen Danella on February 13, 1990, in New Brunswick, N.J. ... Daughter of James and Liz Danella ... Sister of Jimmy ... Major is undeclared.

Points: 25 (2x); Last vs. La Salle (2/28/09)
Rebounds: 12 vs. Rhode Island (2/22/09)
Assists: 3 (3x) Last vs. NJIT (12/20/09)
Blocks: 3 at Fordham (1/10/09)
Steals: 3 (4x); Last at Duquesne (1/20/10)
Minutes: 39 at Fordham (1/10/09)

Double-Doubles: 3x; Last vs. Rhode Island (1/9/10)
Double-Figures: 29x; Last vs.Fordham (2/6/10)
20-Point Games: 6x; Last vs. Rice (11/27/09)
5-Rebounds: 28x; Last vs.Fordham (2/6/10)
10-Rebounds:4x; Last vs. Rhode Island (1/9/10)


Year GP-GS Min Avg FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg A TO Blk St Pt Avg
2008-09 30-19 783 26.1 82-234 .350 58-143 .406 57-77 .740 22 115 137 4.6 19 62 18 26 279 9.3
2009-10 29-26 862 29.7 90-261 .345 49-126 .389 108-126 .857 35 128 163 5.6 27 79 11 23 337 11.6
Totals 59-45 1645 27.9 172-495 .347 107-269 .398 165-203 .813 57 243 300 5.1 46 141 29 49 616 10.4

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