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Brianna Capacchione, of Sewell, Earns Spot on Assumption College's Women's Basketball Team


WORCESTER, MA (11/20/2019)-- The Assumption College Department of Athletics has announced that Brianna Capacchione, of Sewell, has earned a spot on the 2019-20 Women's Rhak3q1o2ov89tq3Basketball team.

The team, who finished the last season with a 14-14 record, was selected fifth in the Northeast Division of the Northeast-10 Preseason Coaches' Poll. The team's 2019-20 captains Brianna Capacchione '20, Brittani LeBlanc '20, and Katherine Golden '20, were important pieces for the team last year: Capacchione was one of the top scorers averaging 9.6 points per game, Leblanc helped run the point guard position and was the second leader in assists per game, while Golden was one of the leading three-point shooters.

"I believe our three seniors, complemented by talent from the rest of the roster, will lead this year's team to great things," said Kerry Phayre, who is in her 24th season as head coach of the Women's Basketball team. "Each of our captains brings a unique leadership quality to the team, and they will serve as excellent role models to the rest of the team. All of our players have a work ethic and a belief in being a team player. Our athletes worked extremely hard in the preseason, both on the court and in the classroom, and we are looking forward to seeing what this season will bring."

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Founded in 1904 by the Augustinians of the Assumption in Worcester, Mass., Assumption College is a Catholic liberal arts institution that offers undergraduate students 33 majors and 49 minors in the liberal arts, sciences, business, and professional studies; as well as master's and continuing education degrees and professional certificate programs-each through an educational experience that is grounded in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition. The curriculum enables students to gain a depth and breadth of knowledge that leads to professional success and personal fulfillment. Students-whether on the Worcester campus or at the College's Rome, Italy, campus-become engaged participants in Assumption's classic liberal arts education, exploring new ideas and making connections across disciplines. To prepare for the workforce, students learn cutting-edge theory and best practices, conduct innovative research, and develop excellent communication and critical-analysis skills. Assumption graduates are also known for their thoughtful citizenship and compassionate service to their community. For more information about Assumption College, please visit