2016-17 Women's Basketball
Record: 35-3 Home: 16-1 Away: 11-1 Neutral: 8-1 Crossroads: 17-1
Joana Soeiro Image
#11 Joana Soeiro
Height: 5-7
Class: JR
Position: G
Hometown: Aveiro, Portugal
Previous School: Jose Augusto Lucas
 
Career Achievements: Named All-Crossroads League Honorable Mention (2017) ... voted Most Valuable player during 2017 NAIA Naitonal Tournament ... named to All-Crossroads League Freshman Team (2015) ... owns single season record for assists (211 in 2017) ... ranks second all-time in career assists with 501.
 
2016-17: Appeared in 37 games during her junior campaign, starting 36 of them ... was third on the team in minutes played with 1,038 ... averaged 7.9 points per contest ... shot 47 percent from the field, 34 percent from three, and 75 percent from the free throw line ... led the team in assists with 211 total and 5.7 per game ... tied her single game high with 18 points at St. Francis (Ind.) on 1/25/17 ... was named all-Crossroads League honorable mention ... set the single season assist record on 2/24/17 vs. Grace College in the Crossroads League Tournament ... Named Most Valuable player for 2017 NAIA National Tournament. 
 
Freshman Year (2014-15)
Earned All-Crossroads League Freshman Team honors after helping lead the Knights to the 2015 Crossroads League Tournament title ... Averaged 5.4 points per game and 4.0 assists per contest to go with 2.5 boards per game ... Finished season ranked fourth in the league in total assists and third in assists per game ... Scored a season-high 15 points against Indiana Wesleyan on Feb. 21 ... Tallied double figures in points five times and had at least five assists on 14 occasions ... During summer months, led Portugues U20 National Team to sixth-place finish at European Championships ... Averaged 4.2 assists per game to lead all of the championship and posted 5.4 points and 1.4 steals per contest during the tournament.

High School
Attended Escola Secundaria Professor Jose Augusto Lucas in Lisbon, Portugal.

Personal
A business management major born Jan. 24, 1995, to parents Pavlo and Fatima.
Bios From Other Seasons
2017-18   2015-16   2014-15   
Statistics:
PlayerGPGS  MINMIN/G  FGM-AFG%3FG-A3FG%FTM-AFT%
2014-15322 63419.8 58-11450.9%11-3729.7%45-6668.2%
2015-163431 84624.9 58-13443.3%19-6330.2%55-7078.6%
2016-173736 103828.1 101-21646.8%33-9634.4%58-7577.3%
Totals:10369 251824.4 217-46446.8%63-19632.1%158-21174.9%
Player  REBREB/GOREBDREB  BLKSSTLASTTOA/TOPFTFDQPTSPTS/G
2014-15 802.51070 34612965250001725.4
2015-16 872.6681 555161642.545011905.6
2016-17 1082.9999 769211882.466002937.9
Totals:2752.725250 151705012172.31161016556.4
 
2016-17 Women's Basketball Roster
Roster for 2016-17 Women's Basketball Team
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
1Jessica AlmeidaSRG5-9Lisbon, PortugalCochise College
11Joana SoeiroJRG5-7Aveiro, PortugalJose Augusto Lucas
12Kellie KirkhoffJRG5-5Indianapolis, Ind.Roncalli HS
15Rachel TitzerFRG5-9Indianapolis, Ind.Roncalli HS
21Candace DanzFRG5-9Trafalgar, Ind.Indian Creek HS
22Julia TitusFRC6-0Eaton, OhioEaton HS
23Karen JonesSOF5-10Pittsboro, Ind.Tri-West HS
24Jenna SullivanSRG6-2Brookston, Ind.Frontier HS
25Anastacia KirbySRF5-11Kokomo, Ind. Kokomo HS
31Katie ErnstbergerJRG5-5Pekin, Ind.Eastern HS
33Sarah CorbinSOF5-9Mooresville, Ind.Mooresville HS
34Dejah CyrusSOF5-9Marion, Ind.Marion HS
Katie Gearlds - Head Coach - 4th season - Purdue '07
Vicky Volonaki - Assistant Coach - 4th season
Mark Parker - Assistant Coach - 2nd season
Lakan Hasser-Smith - Assistant Coach - 1st season - Marian '16
Skyler Gick - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Jeremy Renz - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Zac Shewmaker - Manager