Women’s basketball releases 2022-23 schedule in preparation for NJAC hat-trick

JERSEY CITY, NJ – After back-to-back New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) championships, as well as the first-ever NCAA Division III Tournament finish in program history last season, fifth-year head coach Pat Devaney, Sr., officially announced the 2022-23 schedule for the University of New Jersey City women’s basketball team, which includes 25 regular season games and two preseason scrimmages, as well as hopes for a fourth consecutive NJAC Tournament bid and a second consecutive NCAA finish. . Highlights include the NJCU taking on three Division I foes, including a scrimmage against Saint Peter’s University in the Battle of the Boulevard at Run Baby Run Arena and regular season games at Monmouth University and Delaware State University. Additionally, the Gothic Knights are set to face three opponents who finished 2021-22 ranked in the Finals Top 10 D3hoops.com National Top 25 Poll of the season.

Things kick off at the end of October when the Gothic Knights descend Kennedy Boulevard for the preseason scrimmage with the peacocks October 30. NJCU will also host Division II Nyack College for a home scrum at the John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center (JMAC) on Saturday, November 12. Between those matchups will be the regular season opener for Jersey City as the team travels up the coast to West Long Branch for a Thursday, Nov. 10, meeting with the Hawks of monmouth. Then, a week after their second scrimmage against Nyack, the Gothic Knights play their second regular season game of the year on Monday, November 21 in Dover, Del., against the Hornets of State of Delaware.

With interdivisional play over for the season, the Greens and Ors then focus on Division III play — plus NJAC. The Gothic Knights kick-off conference competition on Tuesday evening Nov. 22 at JMAC when Montclair State University comes to town. Jersey City have won three of their last four against the Red Hawks, including last year’s thrilling victory in the NJAC quarter-final game at Montclair. NJCU then heads to Wayne on Wednesday, November 30 for an evening game with William Paterson University — the team has won five straight against the Pioneers. Jersey City returns to JMAC on Saturday, December 3 for a 2021-22 NJAC Championship rematch game against the College of New Jersey as the team seeks its fifth victory in its last six tries against the Lions.

A marquee match awaits green and gold as they welcome Amherst College Sunday, December 4 at JMAC. Mammoths finished 2021-22 ranked #4 nationally by both D3hoops.com and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). The NJCU have faced Amherst every season — except for the shortened 2020-21 campaign, which consisted of just one NJAC game — since Devaney took over the program and last season the Gothic Knights came close to taking one out. at Mammoths, falling 56-52 at Amherst, Mass. This will be Amherst’s first time at JMAC since Dec. 2, 2018.

Returning to NJAC play, the Gothic Knights briefly stayed at JMAC for a Wednesday night, Dec. 7, against Ramapo College. NJCU won two of the last three against the Roadrunners, leaving them with a tough start to February last season. The Knights next travel to Union on Saturday, Dec. 10 to take on Kean University, looking to regain their victories over the Cougars after losing both games last season. This will be the first meeting of the season between arguably the two best players in NJAC as Kean Shannon McCoy’s reigning conference player of the year and NJCU third-year guard and two-time All-NJAC first-team selection Damaris Rodriguez (Secaucus, NJ/Secaucus) go head to head.

After the 19-day vacation, the Gothic Knights travel to Salem, Va., for the Susan Dunagan Holiday Classic, hosted by Roanoke College. They face Washington College (Md.) for the first time on Thursday night, December 29, and play either the Maroons or Eastern University on Friday night, December 30. Two days later, the team returns to JMAC for another marquee Sunday battle without conference, this time on New Year’s Day against Tufts University. The Jumbos finished 2021-22 ranked #ten by D3hoops.com and #11 by WBCA – the two programs met in Medford, Mass., last January and NJCU again played a top-ranked Boston-area school until the final buzzer, but fell to Tufts, 65 -61.

NJCU then hits an eight-game NJAC streak, starting in Glassboro against Rowan University on Wednesday, January 4. season, including a big win at South Jersey in the NJAC Semi-Final. The Gothic Knights then return to JMAC for a Saturday, January 7, meeting Rutgers-Newark, looking to make it four in a row against the Scarlet Raiders. A day later, the NJCU travel to Rutgers-Camden on Wednesday, January 11 and look to continue their winning streak against the Scarlet Raptors. Return to Jersey City for the Gothic Knights as Stockton University comes to town on Saturday, January 14 — NJCU have won six of the last eight against the Ospreys, including four in a row.

Jersey City hits the road as the team makes its way around NJAC for the second time this season, starting in Montclair against the Red Hawks on Wednesday, Jan. 18, followed on Saturday, Jan. 21, with a trip to Ewing against TCNJ. NJCU returns to JMAC and hosts William Paterson on Wednesday, Jan. 25, before Kean returns to town for a game on Saturday, Jan. 28. Finally, the Gothic Knights have their last non-NJAC marquee shock of the regular season when Christopher Newport University comes to Coach Charlie Brown Court on Sunday January 29 for the first-ever meeting between the two programs. Captains finished 2021-22 ranked #8 Nationally by D3hoops.com and #seven by the WBCA.

There are five more regular season NJAC games remaining on the NJCU schedule. First, the team travels to Mahwah for a Wednesday Feb. 1 clash with Ramapo, followed by a Saturday Feb. 4 encounter with the Scarlet Raiders in Newark. The Gothic Knights return to the JMAC for a game on Wednesday February 8 against Rowan before their road final in Galloway against Stockton on Saturday February 11. The regular season ends at JMAC on Wednesday, February 15. , against Rutgers-Camden.

The 2022-23 NJAC Tournament is scheduled for February 18-25, and the NCAA Division III Tournament is scheduled for March 3-18.

Fans can attend all NJCU women’s basketball home games at JMAC. All Gothic Knights home games will also be shown live on GothicVisionwhich can be found at www.NJCUGothicKnights.com/GothicVision or through the GothicVision app, available in both the iOS App Store and Android, as well as Roku.

To view the full 2022-23 Jersey City women’s basketball schedule, along with start times, location, live stats and stream information, please click here (or via the link at the top).

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