2014-15 Santa Clara Women's Basketball News
November 21, 2014
Second Half Lifts Broncos Past Gauchos
Kicking-off a four-game road trip, Santa Clara women’s basketball beat UC Santa Barbara by a final of 47-33. The win puts the Broncos at 2-1 while the Gauchos are now 0-3.
November 18, 2014
Meet the Future of Santa Clara Women's Basketball: Nicole Vander Helm
First year women’s basketball head coach JR Payne and her staff signed two NLI’s for the 2015-16 season. Nicole Vander Helm of Surrey, British Columbia attended Holy Cross Regional High School.
November 18, 2014
Women's Basketball Travels Down the Coast to UC Santa Barbara
After splitting in the opening week of the season, Santa Clara women’s basketball begins a four-game road trip on Thurs., Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. at UC Santa Barbara. Last week the Broncos fell at UC Riverside 80-69 before coming back with a huge 87-41 win at home vs. San Francisco State. The Broncos are 1-1 on the young season.
November 17, 2014
Meet the Future of Santa Clara Women's Basketball: Savanna Hanson
First year women’s basketball head coach JR Payne and her staff signed two NLI’s for the 2015-16 season. Savanna Hanson of Edmonds, Wash. attended King’s High School.
November 16, 2014
Broncos Roll Past San Francisco State by 46 Points
In the regular season home opener, Santa Clara women’s basketball blew by San Francisco State by a final of 87-41. The win puts the Broncos at 1-1 while the Gators are still 0-0 as the game counted as an exhibition for them.
November 14, 2014
Women's Basketball Drops Season-Opener at UC Riverside
In the first regular season game under new head coach JR Payne, Santa Clara women’s basketball fell to UC Riverside by a final of 80-69. The loss puts the Broncos at 0-1 while the Highlanders are now 1-0.
November 13, 2014
Bronco Women's Basketball Opens 2014-15 Season at UC Riverside, vs. San Francisco State
Getting set for the start of a new season, Santa Clara women’s basketball opens the 2014-15 season at UC Riverside on Fri., Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. before coming home to face San Francisco State at 6 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 16. The Broncos won two exhibition games in the preseason. They topped Notre Dame de Namur 77-40 and Dominican 81-55.
November 12, 2014
Women's Basketball Signs Two National Letters of Intent
Under new head coach JR Payne, Santa Clara women’s basketball signed its first two National Letters of Intent on Wednesday. The Broncos will welcome Savanna Hanson of Edmonds, Wash. and Nicole Vander Helm of Surrey, British Columbia for the 2015-16 season.
November 6, 2014
Big Second Half Leads Broncos to 26-Point Exhibition Win vs. Dominican
In the second and final exhibition of the season, Santa Clara women’s basketball beat Dominican by a final of 81-55.
November 5, 2014
Women's Basketball Set for Final Exhibition Game
Coming off a big 77-40 win vs. Notre Dame de Namur, Santa Clara women’s basketball will play its final exhibition game of the season on Thurs., Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. vs. Dominican in Leavey. The win was the first game under new Bronco head coach JR Payne and her staff.
November 1, 2014
Broncos Top Notre Dame de Namur in Exhibition Opener
Kicking off the 2014-15 season with an exhibition game, Santa Clara women’s basketball topped Notre Dame de Namur by a final of 77-40.
October 31, 2014
Women's Basketball Opens 2014-15 Season at Home with Exhibition vs. Notre Dame de Namur
With a new coaching staff and a lot of unfamiliar faces, Santa Clara women’s basketball gets set to kick-off the 2014-15 season on Sat., Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. vs. Notre Dame de Namur in an exhibition game at the Leavey Center. JR Payne and her coaching staff have been working over the past six months with the team to get ready for this day.
October 31, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Nici Gilday Talks With Lisa Fortier, Hailie Eackles at WCC Basketball Tipoff
EYEBRONCO reporter and Santa Clara women's basketball player Nici Gilday spoke with Pacific Tigers junior guard and first-year Gonzaga Bulldogs head coach Lisa Fortier at Monday's WCC Basketball Tipoff event.
October 27, 2014
Nici Gilday Named to 2014-15 All-WCC Preseason Women’s Basketball Team
On the heels of one of the best seasons in program history, senior guard Nici Gilday was named to the 2014-15 All-WCC Preseason Women’s Basketball Team. Gilday led the Broncos in most offensive categories last season and will player her senior year under new head coach JR Payne.
October 21, 2014
Freshman Emily Wolph Looks Forward to Basketball Season Ahead
Santa Clara, Calif. – Arizona native and women’s basketball freshman Emily Wolph (EW) sat down with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) to talk about her transition to college and the upcoming season.
October 13, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Women's Basketball Associate Head Coach Toriano Towns Mic'd Up
Santa Clara women's basketball associate head coach Toriano Towns mic'd up during the first week of official practice for the 2014-15 season.
October 8, 2014
Taylor Williams: Life On and Off the Court
Women's basketball sophomore Taylor Williams (TW) chatted with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about her summer, how she likes to spend her free time and her time here at SCU.
October 7, 2014
Women's Basketball To Host Sixth Annual Lobster Dinner Oct. 25
Santa Clara women’s basketball will host its sixth annual Lobster Dinner on Sat., Oct. 25 at 5 p.m. in the Adobe Lodge on the Mission campus. This is the first year for new head coach JR Payne and her coaching staff and will be a great opportunity for fans to meet the new coaching staff and the team!
September 30, 2014
Women's Basketball Announces Non-Conference Schedule
Santa Clara women’s basketball will open its 2014-15 season, the first under new head coach JR Payne, with a pair of exhibition games. The first game will be Nov. 1 vs. Notre Dame De Namur at 6 p.m. with the second being Nov. 6 vs. Dominican at 6 p.m.
September 17, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Women's Basketball Head Coach JR Payne Mic'd Up
Santa Clara women's basketball head coach JR Payne mic'd up during practice.
September 5, 2014
Lori Parkinson Makes Her Way West
Lori Parkinson (LP) played her NCAA basketball last season at Southern Utah under new Bronco head coach JR Payne. Parkinson spoke with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) about her experience so far and hopeful contributions to the team.
August 27, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Women's Basketball Fall Photo Day
EYEBRONCO reporter and senior Nici Gilday caught up with teammates Beth Carlson, Vanessa Leo and Taylor Berry on women's basketball fall photo day 2014. EYEBRONCO reporter and Santa Clara golfer Annie Freman quizzed Morgan McGwire on how well she knows assistant coach Bianca Ziemann. Get to know the players a little better and check out some of the scenery on the Mission campus in this video!
August 19, 2014
Women's Basketball Announces West Coast Conference Schedule
Santa Clara women’s basketball will open its West Coast Conference schedule at the Leavey Center on Dec. 27 vs. Saint Mary’s. The last meeting between the two teams was in Moraga when the Broncos came away with an 89-83 upset. It is the earliest start to WCC play in program history with the previous record being last season when the conference season started Dec. 30.
July 26, 2014
Lori Parkinson Transfers to Santa Clara
Santa Clara women’s basketball will welcome transfer Lori Parkinson to the Mission campus for the 2014-15 season. Parkinson, a rising junior, played at Southern Utah the past two years under new Santa Clara head coach JR Payne. She attended Cyprus High School in Magna, Utah where she was a candidate for the Gatorade State Girls Basketball Player of the Year Award as a senior.
July 16, 2014
Nici Gilday Reflects on her Experiences On and Off the Court
Nici Gilday (NG) discusses with Santa Clara Broncos (SCB) her experiences attending SCU and playing for the women’s basketball team. Gilday shares her unique perspective as a native local to Santa Clara. She also delves into her experience working at Bronco summer camp.
June 27, 2014
Women's Basketball Staff Takes Part in Chillin'4Charity
The Santa Clara women’s basketball coaching staff joined the Chillin’4Charity trend recently and jumped into the pool at the Sullivan Aquatic Center to help raise money for the Kay Yow Foundation. The foundation helps raise awareness for breast cancer and funds research.
June 17, 2014
EYEBRONCO: Women's Basketball Photo Day
Santa Clara women's basketball takes its turn in the EYEBRONCO photo day series. Marie Bertholdt and Brooke Gallaway talk with reporter Cali Reis about their selfie game, go-to meal after a practice and roommates on the team.