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Brandeis University's Community Newspaper — Waltham, Mass.

Women's Hoops

Published: September 2, 2005
Section: Sports

The Brandeis Womens Hoops squad loses the third leading scorer in school history in Danielle Fitzpatrick. Not to mention Jayne Wise. Yet they are expected to surpass their already impressive win total of 22 games from the 03-04 crusade. This is where Emily Malkin and Catherine Brady come in.

This senior guard tandem was quite productive over the course of the remarkable 2004-05 campaign. No way would this team have swept their way through the post season en route to their second consecutive ECAC Title without them.

Malkin is blessed with tremendous athletic ability, including lightning quick reflexes and catlike leaping ability.

Emily has uncanny athletic ability. She is an extremely hard worker on and off the court, willing to go the extra mile to improve her game, Coach Simon remarks about her departing senior.

Brady also has a knack for athleticism. Possessing that rare combination of having the ability to both drive to the hole and sink the long range jumper, Brady has been a headache for opposing UAA defenders.

Defense is Bradys forte, however.

Catherine is a hard-nose, aggressive defender, Simon remarks.

Both Malkin and Brady started off their careers on the same place, the bench. Through long hours at the South Street gym, polishing their jump shots and cross over moves, they worked their way into the starting five this past Winter.

The Judges fell short of advancing to the Division III national tournament for the first time in school history, as they lost many of their final games. The Judges will need current underclassmen to step up and fill the big shoes of Brady and Malkin in order to get to that next level.