NEW LONDON, Conn.--Senior guard Liz Malman of Mendham, N.J. has been named team captain for the Connecticut College women's basketball program. Connecticut College women's basketball head coach Brian Wilson made the announcement Wednesday.
Malman has scored 885 points, grabbed 266 rebounds, dished out 177 assists and collected 132 steals in her first three seasons of action in the backcourt. She is just 115 points away from becoming the 14th Camel to reach the 1,000 point plateau.
"We are excited to appoint Liz Malman as our captain for the 2016-17 season," Connecticut College Head Women's Basketball Coach Brian Wilson said. "She has displayed both the willingness and ability to meet the high standards and expectations for a Connecticut College Women's Basketball captain. This is a tremendous responsibility but we are confident that Liz will excel in this new role while continuing to flourish on the court."
"Liz has grown steadily as a leader over the past three years and throughout the first couple months of this school year," Coach Wilson added. "She garnered an overwhelming amount of support from her teammates which we believe reflects the level of influence she has with her peers. We are excited to start this season's journey with Liz at the helm."
Malman averaged 11.1 points and 2.7 assists per game in a productive junior campaign, leading the Camels to a 17-7 record and the program's highest seeding (fourth) in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship. It was the most wins for a Camel women's basketball team since 1993. Carrying a major in economics, Malman has been honored on the NESCAC All-Academic Team in each of the past two seasons for the Camels.
"I am incredibly honored to be named captain of this young but very talented group of girls," Malman said. "We have a lot to prove this year and I am excited to help lead this team to reach its potential. This program is poised to take its game to the next level this season and I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of it."
In a late season 80-77 victory against Trinity College on January 19, 2016, Malman poured in a game-high 23 points while adding six rebounds and four assists. Malman netted a game-high 18 points with six helpers in a 66-53 triumph at Middlebury on January 9, 2016. She exploded with a career-best 30 points in 40 minutes of action to lead the Camels to a 73-47 win against Albertus Magnus December 1, 2014.
Malman and the Camels will open the season with the Manhattanville College Tip-Off. The Camels will clash with the Marywood University Pacers in the first round of action Saturday November 19 at 4:00 p.m.