How have you changed as a basketball player throughout your time
here at Pitt?
think as I look back, I can now say that I understand the game better. I'm more
understanding of defenses and trying to get everyone involved. Also, I needed
to figure out how to be a coach on the court. I'm workinghand in hand with
coach so whatever she says I make sure everyone else understands what they
need to do on the court."
definitely learned when I need to push the ball and when I need to slow down. I
used to go 100 miles per hour all the time. Now, I understand that you need to
know your player personnel to decide when to slow it down, when to get into
offense or when it's time to push the ball."
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would you say you've grown as a point guard and as a leader of this team?
a leader is big. I've become more vocal and now get everyone involved. I used to
be pretty quiet, which is funny and ironic because I'm the point guard and it's
my job to make all the calls and I can't afford to be quiet in that role. Now that I'm a senior, I've definitely
learned to become more vocal."
Coach Serio: The confidence Brianna Kiesel is playing with has been contagious to the rest of our team.
role has Pitt Academic Support played in your success in the classroom?
provides a lot of different options for student-athletes such as study hall, life
skills and you even have study hall on the road. They help you with everything
you need in order to do well, which is why I have been successful."
Brianna Kiesel and Loliya Briggs named to @theACC All-Academic Team. #Pitt just one of three schools with multiple representatives #H2P
The Pitt women's basketball team won the program's first-ever ACC contest on Sunday on the road at Virginia, 79-75. Junior guard Brianna Kiesel was named the ACC Player of the Week for her contribution of an average of 23 points and seven assists in games against Virginia and Florida State. Below are highlights of the milestone win.
The Pitt women host their first-ever ACC contest this evening as Florida State comes to town for a 7 p.m. tipoff at the Petersen Events Center. In the meantime, check out first-year head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio mic'd up at practice and highlights of junior guard Brianna Kiesel as she scores her 1,000th career point.
Pitt women's basketball begins the 2012-13 season on
Saturday, Nov. 3 with an exhibition contest versus Lock Haven. The Panthers and Lady Eagles tip at noon at
the Petersen Events Center.
Head Coach Agnus Berenato, who begins her 10th
season at Pitt this fall, returns three starters including sophomore Brianna
The Big East All-Freshman team selection led the Panthers
in a host of categories last season, including scoring (13.6), assists (3.0)
and minutes per game (36.3). The Utica, N.Y., native -- along with redshirt
junior Abby Dowd and redshirt freshman Loliya Briggs -- was named team captain