The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


February 7, 2010

Repella a complete player, leader


She is playing an average of 34.2 minutes per game.

Repella made the All-Big East second team last year and was recipient of the Big East Scholar Achievement Sport Excellence Award for women’s basketball.

A Big East academic all-star, she made the WVU dean’s and athletic director’s honor lists.

Last year she was named to this year’s preseason NIT all-tournament team. She is serving as a team captain this season.

Repella said this team is very unselfish, with no one caring who scores so long as WVU wins. “We also hang together and talk basketball,” she continued. “I think that’s another big difference in this team.”

She doesn’t think previous teams were as close off the court as this team is.

Repella leads by example and teammates look to her as a go-to player, especially in tough situations, and she admittedly likes that. She believes this is beneficial as the team strives for more success.

This is the earliest date a Mountaineer women’s team has won 20 games. The No. 11 ranking is the highest ever attained in program history.

Repella said she enjoys giving the ball to a teammate for a big play even more than when she hits a shot herself.

She thinks the team is getting better for the stretch run. It took time to iron out the kinks at the start of the season.

Her career highs include 34 points vs. USF last Feb. 21, 44 minutes in a double-overtime game vs. DePaul, 10 field goals vs. Coppin State and 14 rebounds vs. Louisville.

She also had a high of seven assists vs. Brown, six steals vs. Seton Hall and three blocked shots vs. Radford.

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