Women’s Basketball Releases Nonconference Schedule – Fordham University Athletics - Techy Hunters


Thursday, September 2, 2021

Women’s Basketball Releases Nonconference Schedule – Fordham University Athletics

Bronx, N.Y. – The Fordham women’s basketball team has today revealed its 2021 out-of-conference schedule, comprised of eight home contests, two road games, including to Notre Dame, and participation in the three-game Cancun Challenge over Thanksgiving break. No times outside of the Challenge have been finalized as of now.
“After a challenging year in which I was proud of our team both on and off the court, I felt this team deserves two opportunities to get to the NCAA Tournament – conference title or an At-Large bid – and scheduling determines your opportunities.” Head coach Stephanie Gaitley said, “This is by far the most challenging schedule one of my teams has ever faced. I feel our team is ready to embrace the opportunities ahead!”
Fordham kicks its 2021-22 campaign off at home against Quinnipiac on November 9 before heading to the road for two games over five days – first at Seton Hall on November 14 and then at Notre Dame on November 18. Before heading to Cancun, the Rams will play one more home game – against Michigan State – on Sunday, November 21.
At the Cancun Challenge, Fordham will play some of the best programs in the country – beginning with Baylor on Thanksgiving, November 25, at 11 a.m. The next two days the Rams will play Houston and Arizona State at 1:30 p.m. and 11 a.m., respectively.
Once back stateside, the Rams will finish nonconference play with six straight home games. First up is a date with Stony Brook on December 2 and then Princeton on the 5th. Next up is Manhattan on December 8 and Lafayette on December 12, before finishing up with former associate head coach Angelika Szumilo’s Fairleigh Dickinson on December 18 and Florida Gulf Coast on December 29.
The Atlantic 10 will release its conference schedule later this month.
Fordham is coming off a 12-6 stop-and-start and shortened season due to COVID-19 issues, 8-2 in league play to earn the #2 seed at the Atlantic 10 Championship, and reached a fifth WNIT under Gaitley, and what would have been a sixth had the 2020 season not been canceled. The Rams have now earned a postseason berth in four straight seasons, 2020 not included. Fordham returns four starters, including three All-Conference selections (Anna DeWolfe, Kaitlyn Downey, and Kendell Heremaia) for the first time in program history.

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