University of Hartford "H" Magazine - Winter 2019

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Hawks Women's Basketball on WWUH: Building Upon History


Jennifer Rizzotti has built the University of Hartford women's basketball program into one of the nation's up-and-coming programs. This remarkable story will continue to unfold in November and WWUH will be there to capture all the action live.

         Hartford has appeared in postseason play five of the past seven years. The Hawks reached the round of 32 in the 2008 NCAA Tournament, defeating Syracuse in the opening round in Baton Rouge, LA. The program has recorded three-consecutive 25-win seasons while continuously upgrading its schedule to include an increasing number of teams from power conferences.

         The year ahead will see the Hawks face the likes of Duke, Ohio State, Connecticut, George Washington, Louisville and Bowling Green. Of the 13 non-conference games, the Hawks have the chance to face seven teams who qualified for the NCAA Tournament a year ago, including final four member Connecticut. The Hawks will participate in two regular season tournament, the first at DePaul with Duke and Southern University and the second at George Washington with Liberty and South Alabama.

Amy Lawrence will begin her first season as the voice of the Hawks, replacing long-time announcer Jon Easterbrook who retired from announcing in May. Lawrence is one of a handful of female play-by-play announcers in the US. She comes to Hartford after serving in the same role at Rhode Island for the last four seasons and as a fill-in host for ESPN Radio in Bristol, CT. She will be joined by Brian Irizarry also beginning his first season with Hartford. Irizarry comes to Hartford by-way of the Connecticut Defenders minor league baseball team in Norwich, CT, where he serves as the play-by-play announcer for the San Francisco Giants affiliate.


WWUH Broadcast Schedule (partial listing, more to be announced)


Date                                        Day                              Opponent                                                        Time

Nov. 15                                                 Saturday                       Dartmouth#                                                       2:00pm.

Nov. 18                                                 Tuesday                        Providence#                                                      7:00pm.

Nov. 21                                                 Friday               Duke (at DePaul Tournament)     TBA

Nov. 22                                                 Saturday                       DePaul or Southern U (@ DePaul Tuornament)TBA

Nov. 25                                     Tuesday                        Ohio State                                                        TBA

Nov. 28                                                 Friday               Liberty (@ George Washington Tournament)3:00pm.

Nov. 29                                                 Saturday                       George Washington or South Alabama (@GW Tournament)3:00pm or 5:30pm

Dec 3                                       Wednesday       Quinnipiac                                                         8:00pm.

Dec 6                                       Saturday                       Saint Joseph's#                                               2:00pm.

Dec 10                                      Wednesday       Louisville                                                          TBA

Dec. 21                                                 Sunday             Bowling Green                                       2:00pm..

Dec. 31                                                 Wednesday       UConn                                                              12:00pm.

Feb. 15                                                 Sunday             Marist#                                                             1:00pm.


Broadcasts start 10 minutes before the hour with a pre-game show (as noted above)

# - at The Chase Family Arena in the Sports Center at the University of Hartford