Women's basketball roster and schedule announced

ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (Nov. 12, 2009) - The women's basketball team roster and schedule for Ohio University's Eastern Campus has been announced. "Our expectations are high for this year's team," said E.J. Schodzinski, head coach. "Our goal is to repeat as East Division Champions and to make a run at the State Tournament Championship at the end of the year."

The 2009-10 team will be:

3 Brittany Burch 5'6" Guard Martins Ferry HS So.

5 Bethany Steele 5'3" Guard Bellaire HS Fr.

11 Amber Skvarka 5'5" Guard Martins Ferry HS Jr.

23 Natalie Perzanowski 5'5" Guard St. John HS Fr.

24 Allie Doan 5'4" Guard Barnesville HS So.

31 Emily Carpenter 6'0" Forward Barnesville HS Sr.

32 Savannah Burke 5'10" Forward Beallsville HS So.

45 Kristina Velkovich 5'11" Forward St. John HS So.

53 Shae Moreland 5'11" Forward Martins Ferry HS Fr.

The Eastern Campus returns six letter winners from last year's 17-6 team which won the East Division of the Ohio Regional Campus Conference. Amber Skvarka was a first team all- conference performer and averaged 15 points and 3 assists. Savannah Burke was a second team all-league selection after transferring in from Mount Union at the break. Burke averaged 21 points and 10 rebounds. Allie Doan averaged 7 points and 2 steals. Brittany Burch averaged 5 points and 2 assists. Emily Carpenter averaged 5 points and 3 rebounds. Kristina Velkovich averaged 4 points and 4 rebounds. The Panthers lost all-league guard Charity Street to graduation.

The newcomers this year are: Natalie Perzanowski, a transfer from Toledo, where she competed on the track and cross country teams; Shae Moreland, an all-OVAC performer at Martins Ferry High School; and Bethany Steele, a guard from Bellaire High School.

"This is a serious minded, competitive group. They are focused, determined and ready for a special season," said Schodzinski.

The season's schedule will be:

Fri Nov. 6 OU Zanesville Away 4:00

Sat Nov. 7 Grace College Away 1:00

Sun Nov. 22 Akron Wayne Away 2:00

Sun Nov. 29 OU Lancaster Home 1:00

Wed Dec. 2 Wheeling Jesuit JV Away 5:30

Fri Dec. 4 Cincinnati Christian Home 6:00

Sun Dec. 6 Cincinnati Clermont Away 2:00

Wed Dec. 9 Ohio University Zanesville Home 5:30

Sat Dec. 12 Ohio State University Rhodes Home 1:00

Wed Dec. 16 Ohio State University Newark Away 5:30

Sat Dec. 19 Penn State Beaver Home 2:00

Tue Dec. 29 Kent State Tuscarawas Home 5:30

Sat Jan. 2 CC Allegheny County-Boyce Home 1:00

Sat Jan. 9 Miami University Hamilton Home 1:00

Sun Jan. 10 Miami University Middletown Home 1:00

Wed Jan. 13 Ohio University Zanesville Away 5:30

Sun Jan. 17 Ohio University Chillicothe Away 2:00

Wed Jan. 20 WVNCC Home 5:30

Sat Jan. 23 Ohio State Newark Home 1:00

Sat Jan. 30 Akron Wayne Home 1:00

Wed Feb. 3 WVNCC Away 5:30

Sat Feb. 6 Ohio University Lancaster Away 1:00

Tue Feb. 9 Kent State Tuscarawas Away 5:30

Sat Feb. 13 ORC State Tourney 1st Round @ MU Hamilton

Sun Feb. 14 ORC State Tourney 2nd Round @ MU Hamilton

Sat Feb. 20 ORC State Tourney Final 4 @ MU Middletown

Sun Feb. 21 ORC State Championship @ MU Middletown

E.J. Schodzinski will be the head coach. This is his sixth year. He has a record of 80-35 in his first five years as coach.