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Empower Basketball Academy at Smith College

Staff


Lynn Hersey • Head Coach


Entering her ninth season at the helm of the Smith College basketball team, Lynn Hersey has overseen consistent improvement that has turned the Pioneers into one of the top teams in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC).

In 2017, Hersey directed the Pioneers to an 18-9 overall record and an 8-1 record in non-conference play. Capturing the 5th seed, Smith knocked off 4th seed MIT in NEWMAC quarterfinal action to reach the NEWMAC semifinal round. Sophomore Kennedy Guest-Pritchett earned first team All-Conference honors and was named to the d3hoops.com All Region third team.

Smith finished 2013-14 with an 18-12 record, earned its first-ever outright NEWMAC regular season title, hosted the NEWMAC Women’s Basketball Championship weekend and appeared in the NEWMAC and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Women’s Basketball Championship title games. Rosa Drummond earned All-Conference First Team recognition and was placed on the ECAC Division III New England Second Team while Paulina Solis garnered NEWMAC First Team honors.

In 2012-13, Hersey led her charges to new heights - the Pioneers tied the school record with 23 wins, and made their first appearance in the NCAA tournament, where the Pioneers stunned No. 8 ranked Southern Maine in the opening round.

The Pioneers blazed new trails in 2011-12, winning a school record 23 games, advancing to their second consecutive NEWMAC final, and capturing their first ECAC Championship with a 65-57 win over Keene State College. Hersey received her first NEWMAC Coach of the Year award for her efforts in turning around the program.

Jen MacAulay • Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator


MacAulay enters her first season as the assistant basketball coach at Smith College in 2016.

In 2017, the Smith coaching staff directed the Pioneers to an 18-9 overall record and an 8-1 record in non-conference play. Capturing the 5th seed, Smith knocked off 4th seed MIT in NEWMAC quarterfinal action to reach the NEWMAC semifinal round.

MacAulay spent the last six seasons as the assistant women's basketball coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In her time with the Minutewomen, she assisted in developing, organizing and implementing practice plans, scouted opponents and developed game plans, worked as a liaison between the team and Compliance office and Academic services and created and maintained the team's social media outlets.

Prior to her time at UMass, MacAulay was an assistant coach at her alma mater, Vermont, from 2008 - 2010 after three years at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, and two seasons as a graduate assistant on the women's basketball staff at the University of New Hampshire.

Devon Quattrocchi • Graduate Assistant Coach


After a standout career for the Smith, 2013-graduate Devon Quattrocchi returns to the Pioneers bench for her first season as a graduate assistant coach after spending the 2015-16 season as the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Pioneers.

In 2017, the Smith coaching staff directed the Pioneers to an 18-9 overall record and an 8-1 record in non-conference play. Capturing the 5th seed, Smith knocked off 4th seed MIT in NEWMAC quarterfinal action to reach the NEWMAC semifinal round.

On the hardwood, Quattrocchi helped lead Smith to 77 wins across her four years, including a 46-11 record over her final two seasons. As a senior, the Brewster, NY native was an All-Conference performer in the New England Men’s and Women’s Athletic Conference, was named to the New England Women’s Basketball Association All-Region First Team, and was a Fourth-Team-All-New-England honoree on d3hoops.com.

Quattrocchi captained the Pioneers to an NCAA Tournament at-large berth as a senior, the first such berth in the program's history, where the Pioneers reached the second round of the tournament with an 80-58 win over the then eighth-ranked University of Southern Maine.

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