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The Hoya

Georgetown University’s Newspaper of Record since 1920

The Hoya

Women’s Starters

Bethany LeSueur

With the departure of Mary Lisicky (MSB ’05), LeSueur will be called upon to lead the team from the backcourt without the team’s anchor and point guard of the past four seasons. As a versatile player who can hit the outside shots or drive into the paint, LeSueur has emerged as one of the team’s top scorers and was the team’s third-leading rebounder during the past season. She was one of only two players to start all 28 games last season, averaging 30.6 minutes per game. Although originally hesitant to score her first year as a Hoya, she has steadily increased her offensive production. As a fifth-year senior and team captain, LeSueur will also need to provide the leadership, experience and on-court organization that will keep this reduced squad advancing through a demanding conference schedule.

Kate Carlin

A dependable presence on the perimeter, Carlin adds an accurate outside shot to the team, leading the Hoyas last year with 41 three-pointers. Although she spends most of her time in the backcourt, Carlin is a swing player whose size allows her to penetrate the inside. With the team’s undersized lineup, Carlin may need to step up and pull down more boards in the upcoming season. She saw action in all 28 games last season and started in 16 contests, 15 of those during the last 16 matchups of the year. This year, the pressure will increase as she assumes a regular starting position. Along with LeSueur and Heidloff, Carlin will help create a triple threat on the outside.

Kristin Heidloff

This pint-sized point guard moved into the starting spot when Lisicky became injured last year. She came into her own in conference play, averaging over 30 minutes of playing time in her 16 starting appearances. Heidloff is another three-point specialist, sinking 40.5 percent of her shots behind the arc last season, the team’s best average. She finished with the fifth lowest assist-to-turnover ratio in the Big East, and with a year under her belt she’ll be more confident bringing up the ball. In a 23-point performance last year against St. John’s, Heidloff showed she could run up the score. A former tennis and track star, Heidloff brings a quick step to counter her height disadvantage. This team captain will lead the backcourt along with Carlin and LeSueur.

Kieraah Marlow

Although she once called herself “probably the smallest forward in the Big East,” that did not stop Marlow from becoming the Hoyas’ leading rebounder and the second best rebounder in the conference. What she lacks in height Marlow makes up in tenacity and muscle, forcing her way to the ball under the basket. Marlow led Georgetown in scoring and earned a spot on the Big East’s all-freshman team for her efforts. This season she’ll continue her indispensable role of leading the Hoyas in the frontcourt and will probably continue to lead the squad in both scoring and rebounding. A year’s worth of experience in the Big East should add some polish to her game and help her avoid the small mistakes. Both freshman center Katrina Wheeler and senior center Christine Whitt will lend support to Marlow in the paint.

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