Dukes and Rams open A-10 season on Thursday at 7:00 PM
Expected to become the Dukes' all-time assist leader challenging Korie Hlede's ('98) mark of 570 ... enters the season with 505 over her three years to stand fourth all-time... led the Atlantic 10 and ranked 12th among NCAA Division I leaders with 6.6 assists per game ... great free throw accuracy and always a three-point threat ... expected to lead the Dukes' offense once again ... an All-Conference candidate ... twice dished out a game- and Atlantic 10 season-best 12 assists last season ... competed on the Israeli National Team in the 2003 European Championships.
AS A JUNIOR (2002-03)
Led the Dukes with 44 steals ... hit the 700-career point mark ... recorded her 500th career assist at UMass Mar. 2 in the regular season finale ...had four games with double-figure assists ... team captain ... averaged 7.7 points, 6.6 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game ... started each game ... ranked second in the Duquesne single-season list with 192 assists ... first double-double of the season and fourth of her career with 10 assists and 11 points vs. James Madison ... was 3-3 from the three vs. JMU as well ... team-high five assists vs. Ohio State ... game-best five assists and four steals vs. Lehigh ... 14 points and seven rebounds at Robert Morris, also tied her career mark connecting on four three-point goals ... six assists and shot 7-8 from the free throw line vs. Pitt ... game-best 18 points at Towson adding five assists and a game-best five steals ... tied the game lead with six assists vs. Toledo ... 16 points and a game-best seven assists vs. Loyola which included a 5-5 effort from the free throw line ... hit her 600th career point vs. Loyola as well ... ... career and A-10 season-best 12 assists at Xavier ... game-best seven assists at Dayton ... six assists and three steals vs. La Salle ... 12 assists and nine points vs. Richmond ... was 6-6 from the charity stripe vs. Dayton... game-best nine assists at Richmond and seven at George Washington ... hit her 700th point at Richmond ... game-best 11 assist vs. Xavier and added nine points ... eight assists, eight points and seven rebounds vs. George Washington ... tied the game-lead with seven assists at UMass ... third with 27 three-point goals ... shoot .759 (66-87) from the line, including eight perfect games ... team-best 44 steals ... Dean's List ... Director of Athletics' and A-10 Commissioner's Honor Rolls.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2001-02)
Started 25 of her 28 games ... a 2002 preseason Atlantic 10 All-Defensive team selection ... ranked #10 in the NCAA in assists per game ... averaged 9.8 points, 6.6 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game ... second in the A-10 in assists and ninth in free throw percentage ... garnered her first career double-double with 10 assists while adding 15 points vs. West Virginia ... dished out a game-best nine assists vs. Illinois ... had 13 points, five assists and four steals at #25 South Carolina ... game- and career-high 10 rebounds at Pitt (nine defensive) ... recorded her second double-double with a personal-best 11 assists and added 12 points vs. Robert Morris ... recorded her 200th assist vs. Xavier ... season-best 18 points vs. Dayton ... team-high seven rebounds at Temple ... notched her 400th career point vs. Rhode Island ... was 5-5 from the free throw line vs. George Washington ... 16 points vs. St. Bonaventure ... eight rebounds at George Washington ... game-best nine assists vs. La Salle ... eight assists vs. Richmond ... game-best 16 points (7-8 from free throw line) and seven assists at Fordham ... 19 points and 11 assists at Dayton where she recorded her 500th point and 300th assist ... eight assists and a game-best five steals vs. St. Bonaventure in the A-10 tournament ... third with 30 three-point goals ... led the Dukes with 184 assists ... Dean's List ... Director of Athletics' Honor Roll ... A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
AS A FRESHMAN (2000-01)
2001 Atlantic 10 All-Rookie selection ... averaged 8.5 points, 4.4 assists and 2.2 steals per game ... ... two-time A-10 Rookie of the Week (11/25 & 1/14) ... starting point guard in 28 of the Dukes' 29 games ... recorded her 100th assist vs. Fordham ... team-best 22 three-point goals ... career-high 21 points at St. Joseph's which included a career-best four three-point goals ...netted four three-point goals vs. Fordham ... tied the team lead with seven assists while adding 13 points and five rebounds vs. Detroit ... eight assists vs. Kent State ... game-high four steals vs. Duke ... went 9-10 from the free throw line vs. UMass ... six assists and five steals at Tulsa ... career- and game-best two blocks at Dayton ... led the team in steals (63) ... Dean's List ... Director of Athletics' Honor Roll ... A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll ... dished off 129 assists to rank 10th on the DU single-season list.
Played for Elitzur Ramle in 1999-2000, which won the Israeli First Division championship ... led her high school squad to a second place finish in the championships as a senior ... also played for Kadetts and Junior National teams from 1994 to 1997.
PERSONAL Full name is Shiri Sharon ... a psychology major ... served a required two-year term (1998-2000) with the Israeli Army before coming to Duquesne ... competed on the Israeli National Team during the 2003 European Women's Basketball Champion ship ... born October 26, 1979.
Pts: 21 at St. Joe's 1/12/01
FGM: 8 at St. Joe's 1/12/01
3-pt FGM: 4 (last) at Robert Morris 11/30/02
FTM: 9 (last) vs Dayton 1/6/01
Reb: 10 at Pitt 12/8/01
Asts: 12 (last) vs Richmond 1/26/03
Blks: 2 at Dayton 2/16/01
Stls: 6 vs Detroit 11/18/00
Min.: 45 at Dayton 2/24/02