April 11, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - Defiance College's "Inside the Hive" recaps the 2010-2011 women's basketball season in the most recent episode. All ITH videos can be viewed by going to DC's official YouTube channel.
March 25, 2011
BEAVERTON, Ore. – DC’s Erica King was recognized as one of the top young NCAA Div. III women’s basketball players in the country with her recent selection to the D III-News All-Freshman Team. The Pettisville, Ohio native was one of 11 players in the nation to receive the distinction.
March 23, 2011
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its winter honorees for the Tom Bohlsen Academic All-HCAC Team on Wednesday, with Defiance placing seven student-athletes on the list. The seven award winners give DC five more than its 2009 winter total.
March 08, 2011
GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its 2011 All-Sportsmanship Team on Tuesday for the winter seasons. The award is part of the league-wide initiative to promote good sportsmanship.
March 02, 2011
GREENWOOD, Ind. - All three members of the Lady Jackets’ starting backcourt were recognized as all-conference performers on Wednesday, when the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference released its list of 2010-11 All-HCAC selections.
February 25, 2011
HANOVER, Ind. – Manchester avenged its first-round loss to Defiance in last season’s conference tournament by coming from 17 points behind to top the Jackets, 74-62, in the HCAC Tournament Quarterfinals on Friday evening. Defiance ends the season with a 12-14 overall record.
February 24, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance will take part in the opening round of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament on Friday, and look to oust the Manchester College Spartans for the second-straight year. The Jackets and Spartans are set to tip at 6:00 p.m. in Hanover College’s Collier Arena.
February 19, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – On an afternoon that Defiance celebrated the accomplishments of its seniors, a freshman stole the show, posting a game-high 22 points to lead DC to a thrilling 83-81 victory over Franklin. The win puts Defiance at 12-13 overall and 10-8 in the conference to conclude the regular-season slate.
February 18, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Lady Jackets will play their last home game of the season on Saturday, when they host the Franklin Grizzlies in a rematch of last season’s HCAC Semifinal game. DC seniors, Molly Bateman, Jenna Deskins, Courtney Schmersal and Tasha Stucke will be honored before tip at 2:00 p.m.
February 16, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Lady Jackets clinched their second-straight appearance in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament with a 73-63 win over Bluffton on Wednesday night. DC (11-13; 9-8) closed the first half on a 12-2 run, and carried the momentum through halftime to secure the victory.
February 16, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College women’s basketball team has a chance to clinch its second-straight Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament berth with a win tonight against conference rival, Bluffton University. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m. in the Karl H. Weaner Center.
February 12, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Forty minutes of regulation play was not enough to determine a winner on Saturday, in a game that featured 17 ties and 26 lead changes between Defiance and Mount St. Joseph. Mount outscored Defiance, 15-8, in the overtime period, handing DC the 99-92 loss.
February 11, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The women’s basketball team will look for its fourth-straight home victory on Saturday, when it hosts the Lions from Mount St. Joe (5-16; 5-10 HCAC). DC is fresh off an 81-56 thumping of Earlham on Wednesday, while the Lions are coming off a ten-point loss to Transy. Tip is set for 3:00 p.m.
February 09, 2011
RICHMOND, Ind. – The Lady Jackets weathered a hot start by Earlham on Wednesday evening before walking away with an 81-56 victory and an 8-7 mark in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. Earlham remains winless on the season with the loss.
February 07, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College athletics department is pleased to unveil the offical YouTube channel of Yellow Jacket athletics. The page will host athletic highlights, as well as episodes from the new "Inside the Hive" series.
February 05, 2011
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Courtney Schmersal would have preferred to do it in a winning effort, but nonetheless, the senior sharpshooter tied DC’s all-time record for three-point field goals made in a career, hitting three against the Pioneers to bump her career total up to 142. Defiance fell, 104-64, in the game.
February 04, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College women’s basketball team will be providing fans of the program with an inside glimpse of the squad throughout the 2010-11 season. In this entry, the Lady Jackets discuss their recent games against Rose-Hulman, Anderson and Manchester.
February 03, 2011
N. MANCHESTER, Ind. – Manchester’s defense had held its opponents to 60.9 points per game and hadn’t allowed any opponent this season to score more than 77 points entering Thursday’s matchup with the Lady Jackets. Defiance bucked that trend, dropping 85 on the Spartans in an 85-76 road victory.
February 01, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College men's and women's basketball games with Manchester on Wednesday have been postponed due to heavy snow in the area. The games have been rescheduled for Thursday at 7:30 pm with the men still slated to host Manchester and the women set to play in North Manchester, Ind.
January 29, 2011
HANOVER, Ind. – Defiance posted the most points scored against Hanover’s defense this season, but fell short, 102-91, against the HCAC’s top-ranked team. The Lady Jackets (8-11; 6-6 HCAC) remain in fifth place in the conference with six games left in the regular season.
January 27, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Lady Jackets trailed by three with 20 seconds left on the clock, but managed to score five unanswered points in the last 19 seconds to beat Anderson, 69-67, and claim their third-consecutive home victory. Defiance improves to 6-5 in the HCAC with the win.
January 26, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College women’s basketball team welcomes the Ravens of Anderson University to the Karl H. Weaner Center for tonight’s HCAC showdown. Defiance will look to claim its third-straight home victory against the visiting Ravens, who boast the second-ranked defense in the HCAC.
January 22, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance claimed sole possession of fifth place in the conference with a 79-72 win over Rose-Hulman on Saturday. The HCAC’s leading defense could not contain the Yellow Jackets, as they poured in 79 points, marking the highest point total scored against the Engineers this season.
January 20, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College and the women’s basketball team will dedicate the game against Rose-Hulman on Saturday to the Pink Zone initiative, in an effort to raise awareness and donations for the fight against breast cancer. Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game in a show of support.
January 19, 2011
BLUFFTON, Ohio – Defiance took a nine-point lead into halftime against Bluffton on Wednesday night, but surrendered 52-second half points as the Beavers rallied to claim a 90-83 win in front of their home crowd. Defiance and Bluffton are now locked in a tie for sixth place with 4-5 records in the HCAC.
January 18, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College women’s basketball team will be providing fans of the program with an inside glimpse of the squad throughout the 2010-11 season. In this entry, the Lady Jackets discuss their games against Earlham and Franklin, as well as their approaching match at Bluffton.
January 17, 2011
TOLEDO, Ohio – Erica King has made an instant impact for the Lady Jackets in her first season out of Pettisville High School, and was recently featured in a column by John Wagner of the The Toledo Blade. Click on the link above to read Wagner’s piece, with insights from King and head coach, Dic Doumanian.
January 15, 2011
FRANKLIN, Ind. – The Lady Jackets have not won a game at Franklin College since joining the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference prior to the 2000-01 season, and that trend continued on Saturday afternoon, as DC dropped a 73-60 decision and fell into fifth place with a 4-4 mark in the conference.
January 12, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Yellow Jackets reached the century mark for the second time this season, and won their fourth game in five chances as they crushed the Quakers of Earlham College, 100-83, on Wednesday night. Defiance is now 4-3 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
January 10, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College women’s basketball team will be providing fans of the program with an inside glimpse of the squad throughout the 2010-11 season. In this entry, the Lady Jackets discuss their winter break, and their recent conference victory over Mount St. Joseph.
January 08, 2011
CINCINNATI, Ohio – The Lady Jackets picked up a crucial conference victory over the Lions of Mount St. Joseph on Saturday to move into a tie for fourth place with a 3-3 record in the HCAC. DC’s win was its third in its last four contests, and its first time this season to win a game by a single-digit margin.
January 05, 2011
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The shots were not falling for the Lady Jackets on Wednesday evening, as a matchup of the HCAC’s top-two scoring offenses turned into a defensive battle. Transylvania topped the Jackets, 58-48, dropping Defiance to 2-3 in the conference.
December 30, 2010
WOOSTER, Ohio – The Lady Jackets recorded what was statistically their best defensive effort in nearly seven years as they held the College of Wooster to just 38 points in a convincing, 53-38, road victory. It marked the program’s best defensive showing since holding Manchester to 38 points on Jan. 14, 2004.
December 23, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College women’s basketball team continued its strong tradition of community service by participating in the Backpack Buddy Program on Thursday, Dec. 16, in conjunction with the United Church of Christ.
December 22, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – After posting 18.5 points per game over the weekend, and notching a career-high 23 points in the Lady Jackets’ victory over Brescia University on Saturday, Molly Bateman was selected as DC’s sole representative on the Pro Rehab – Hubbard Co. All-Tournament Team.
December 18, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance overcame an early shooting slump to claim an 85-74 victory against one of the top teams in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Brescia University, on Saturday. DC exploded with 56 second-half points to end the Pro Rehab – Hubbard Co. Tournament with a big win.
December 18, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance and Allegheny combined for the most points ever scored in a Pro Rehab – Hubbard Co. Tournament game, exchanging 13 leads and 17 ties before the Gators escaped with the 103-100 victory. The loss marks the first opening-round defeat for DC in the history of the tournament.
December 16, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Lady Jackets will look to defend their title when they host the sixth-annual Pro Rehab – Hubbard Co. Tournament on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 17-18. Allegheny College, Brescia University and Indiana Wesleyan University will look to dethrone the Jackets for the first time since 2007.
December 15, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College women’s basketball team will be providing fans of the program with an inside glimpse of the squad throughout the 2010-11 season. In this entry, the Lady Jackets discuss their start to the season, community service, and the looming Pro Rehab – Hubbard Co. Tournament.
December 11, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance had four players post double-digit scoring outputs in its match with the conference-leading Panthers on Saturday, but struggled to come up with defensive stops in a 92-75 defeat. Hanover remains undefeated with the win, while the Jackets fall to fifth place with a 2-2 mark in the HCAC.
December 09, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance received its first conference loss of the season on Wednesday, as the visiting Spartans of Manchester erupted with 52 second-half points, and left the Jackets on the losing end of an 85-74 shootout. The loss drops DC into a four-way tie for second place with a 2-1 record in the HCAC.
December 04, 2010
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Lady Jackets picked up their second win in as many games with a 67-50 victory at Rose-Hulman on Saturday afternoon. After taking command during the final minutes of the first half, Defiance used defense and ball security to maintain the lead in its most lopsided win of the season.
December 01, 2010
ANDERSON, Ind. – The Lady Jackets got a much-needed win in their first conference match of the season on Wednesday night, outscoring the Ravens 48-34 in the second half on the way to a 75-63 victory. Molly Bateman led the charge with a career-high 17 points, including 12 in the second half.
November 23, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The number-two ranked Hope College Flying Dutch, and their First-Team All-American center, Carrie Snikkers, handed the Lady Jackets a 76-56 defeat on Tuesday evening to spoil the Jackets’ 2010-11 home-opener. DC falls to 0-4 to start the season with the loss.
November 22, 2010
WILMINGTON, Ohio – One of the biggest concerns for the 2010-11 Lady Jackets entering the season was finding a replacement for its departed all-conference center, Mandie White. Just three games into the season, those concerns have been alleviated by the stellar play of sophomore center, Kim Comden.
November 20, 2010
WILMINGTON, Ohio – A slow start forced the Lady Jackets to play catch-up for the entire game against Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon. The Battling Bishops used a 54-22 advantage on points in the paint to beat the Jackets, 76-63, marking DC’s most lopsided loss of the season.
November 19, 2010
WILMINGTON, Ohio – The Lady Jackets have come from behind to claim a late lead in both of their first two contests. Both games have resulted in four-point losses. Wilmington scored 10 points over the final 2:40 to hand DC a 60-56 loss, and drop the Lady Jackets to 0-2 on the season.
November 16, 2010
OLIVET, Mich. – The women’s basketball team showed rust and resiliency in its season-opening bout at Olivet College on Tuesday evening. An early 11-point hole proved to be too much to overcome as the Jackets fell, 57-53, to the hosting Comets to begin their 2010-11 campaign.
November 15, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio - With the 2010-2011 basketball season ready to get started, fans of DC hoops are encouraged to follow the Jackets on the official DC Athletics Facebook and Twitter sites. The pages will be updated with the latest news and scores, so become a fan today to avoid missing any of the action!
November 11, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio -The fourth season for any collegiate head coach is a big one, and the same is true for head women’s basketball coach, Dic Doumanian, as he enters the 2010-11 campaign. Doumanian finally has a squad comprised entirely of players that have been coached exclusively by himself and his staff to execute his up-tempo style of play for the first time in his tenure at DC.
November 11, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College women’s basketball team will be providing fans of the program with an inside glimpse of the squad throughout the 2010-11 season. The student-athletes will be providing updates on a regular basis on their new blog, giving fans yet another exciting way to follow the Lady Jacket basketball program.
November 10, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Defiance College men's and women's basketball teams hosted the first-ever Jacket Madness on Thursday, November 4 to open the 2010-2011 hoops season. Jim Funderburg and Jim Bellamy of the Yellow Jacket Sports Network took footage of the event and hosted multiple interviews throughout the night. Now fans can catch a recap of the madness.
November 09, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Defiance College has announced that it will continue its webcast coverage of the men’s and women’s basketball programs during the upcoming 2010-2011 campaigns. The schedule will include at least 28 contests, spanning every home date and a trio of road contests.
November 03, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College men’s and women’s basketball teams will participate in a Jacket Madness event on Thursday evening from 9:00 pm until 10:00 pm. The event is open to the public and will be held inside DC’s Karl H. Weaner Community Center.
November 02, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The DC women’s basketball team will be providing fans with an inside glimpse of the squad throughout the 2010-2011 season. The student-athletes will be providing updates on a regular basis on their new blog, giving fans yet another exciting way to follow the Lady Jacket basketball program.
October 28, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio - The women’s basketball team will be providing fans of the program with an inside glimpse of the squad throughout the 2010-11 season. The players will be providing updates on a regular basis on their new blog, giving fans yet another exciting way to follow the Lady Jacket basketball program.
October 26, 2010
GREENWOOD, Ind. – After posting a 17-10 record and advancing to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Semifinals during the 2009-10 season, the Lady Jackets were ranked fourth in the 2010-11 HCAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll, released by the league office on Tuesday.
October 08, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The start of an exciting new era for DC was ushered in on Friday as 18 shovels officially broke ground on a highly anticipated field house. The ceremony highlighted a busy 2010 Homecoming weekend and signaled the start of the Defiance College Athletic Center project.
September 22, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – In an effort to raise funds and awareness for pancreatic cancer research, the Defiance College women’s basketball team spent Sunday, September 19, volunteering at the first annual Pancreatic Cancer Research 5k Walk, on and around the Defiance College campus.
August 27, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – Head DC women’s basketball coach, Dic Doumanian, and the Lady Jackets basketball staff have released plans for a basketball clinic in late October, and a fall basketball league in November, to be held on campus in Defiance College’s Weaner Center Gymnasium.
August 12, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The DC athletics department is pleased to announce that its record books are now available online. Fans simply need to click on the ‘Record Book’ link in the left column of the website and then select which sport’s records to access.
June 28, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The DC athletic department is pleased to announce that fans can now keep up with the Yellow Jackets on Facebook. The fan page will be updated with the latest news from DefianceAthletics.com. Go to Facebook.com and search for Defiance Athletics to become a fan today!
April 13, 2010
DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Defiance College women’s basketball program has announced this year’s summer camp schedule, which includes a Little Dribbler Basketball Camp, for girls ages five through seven, and two Lady Jacket Basketball Camps, for girls ages seven through 17.