The two recent Duffy freshmen at Marquette making the ALL-BIG EAST All-Freshmen team are Duffy recruits.
Below is information that I believe reveals nuances to it. I don't know insider stuff or deeper analysis. This is the widely seen information.
(pronounced KEY-grr) enters her fourth season at the helm of the Lady Lions
for the 2022-23 season.” [She hasn't been at Marquette for four seasons.]
Four Marquette WBB Players Earn 2023 All-BIG EAST Honors, Including 2 All-Freshmen
What They're Saying About Carolyn Kieger Carolyn Kieger (pronounced KEY-grr) enters her fourth season at the helm of the Lady Lions for the 2022-23 season. Former
-Emily La Chapell, 5’ 11” guard from Appleton, Wisconsin earns 2023 BIG EAST All-Freshman
Team. She is a Duffy recruit.
-Mackenzie Hare, 5’ 9” guard from Naperville, Illinois earns 2023 BIG EAST All-Freshman Team
. She is a Duffy recruit.
-Jordan King, 5’ 11” guard from Rockton, Illinois earns 2023 BIG EAST First Team Honors. She has been with Duffy since year one, a freshman in Duffy’s first season. King is a Kieger commit
who declared for Marquette before Duffy was announced the coach.
- Chloe Marotta, 6’ 1” forward from Mequon, Wisconsin earns 2023 BIG EAST First Team Honors. Marotta is a Kieger commit
who came to Marquette the season before Duffy was hired.
According to ESPN HoopGurlz, one
top-100 2022 prospect went to Marquette last season. That was Emily La Chapell ranked #77 that made the BIG EAST All-Freshman team. The other
freshman making the BIG EAST All-Freshman team, Jordan King, was unranked.
According to ESPN HoopGurlz, zero
top-100 2023 prospects are declared to Marquette.
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Coach background info (from the source so it has the positive spin):
“Duffy was named the sixth head coach in Marquette women’s basketball history on April 10, 2019. She inherited a team that went 27-8 (15-3 BIG EAST) in 2018-19 that fell in the Round of 32 in the NCAA tournament to Texas A&M, 78-76. The team Coach Duffy took over had lost four 1,000-plus point scorers in Allazia Blockton (2,204 points), Natisha Hiedeman (1,913), Amani Wilborn (1,409) and Danielle King (1,389). Selena Lott was the team's only returning starter in 2019-20.
Despite these losses, Duffy made an immediate impact on the program, directing a team selected to finish ninth in the preseason poll to a second-place effort
in the BIG EAST and an appearance in the league tournament championship game. The roster featured a pair of all-league performers in Selena Lott and Camryn Taylor and the program was poised for participation in the NCAA tournament…
The Golden Eagles made history during the 2020-21 season [season three
], winning 14 of their 18 BIG EAST games and winning a school-record 11 true road games. 13 of MU's 19 wins came away from home, including a decisive 85-71 victory over then-No. 24 DePaul at Wintrust Arena that helped the team lock up an NCAA tournament bid
. After winning BIG EAST tournament games against Providence and Creighton, MU advanced to the BIG EAST tournament championship game for the fifth consecutive season. UConn and Maryland are the only other high major teams to make five straight conference tournament title games from 2017-21.”
The 2021-22 campaign marked the third as head coach at Marquette University for Megan Duffy, who was named BIG EAST Coach of the Year after an outstanding de...
"Prior to her time in Oxford, Duffy owns stops at BIG EAST school St. John’s (2009-12, assistant coach), George Washington (2012-14, associate head coach) and Michigan (2014-17, assistant coach)
. She helped lead each of the three programs to the postseason (seven total appearances), highlighted by a trip to the Sweet 16 with the Red Storm in 2012 and the WNIT title with the Wolverines in 2017."
[As head coach of Miami Redbirds], she was one of just four rookie head coaches in 2017-18 to collect at least 20 wins and the only female to accomplish the feat. The RedHawks finished 21-11
that season, the largest improvement in the nation
from the previous season in terms of total victories (nine more than 2016-17, 12-21). Duffy guided the program to a 44-20 (.687) record during her two years
, making her the winningest active coach in the MAC
As a college player:
"In 2006, she won the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, which is given to the nation's top point guard under 5-8. Duffy was also a two-time All-BIG EAST first team
selection (2005-06), the 2006 BIG EAST/Aeropostle Scholar Athlete of the Year and a 2006 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American (first team)."