Dec. 30, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Navy's Chloe Stapleton (Jr., Cary, N.C.) has been selected as this week's Anaconda Patriot League Women's Basketball Player of the Week for her performance during the 72-68 win by the Mids Sunday at Marshall. The league office made the announcement on Monday.
Stapleton set career highs by drilling eight three-point field goals and scoring 26 points at the Cam Henderson Center in Huntington, W.Va. In the second half alone she was 5 of 7 from three-point land (8 of 14 for the game) and scored 17 points. She additionally tied a career high with six caroms in the game.
Stapleton previously had posted single-game highs this season of six three-point field goals made and 18 points, as well as career-best efforts of seven treys and 20 points.
Her eight triples left her one away from tying the Navy and Patriot League record of nine three pointers made in a game. Angela Dobbs is the lone Mid and one of three players in league history to have made nine treys in a game, a mark Dobbs reached against Yale on Jan. 4, 1992. Stapleton's nine three pointers also was one shy of tying the national mark for the most made in a game during the 2013-14 season, a tally that has been reached six times this year.
The only Mid during head coach Stefanie Pemper's six seasons at Navy to score more than Stapleton's 26 points in a game was Kristin Bowen, who made eight triples on her way to scoring 28 points against Lafayette on Feb. 13, 2010.
This is the first Patriot League weekly honor of Stapleton's career and the first garnered by a Mid this season.
Navy will open its Patriot League season Thursday when the Mids play host to Loyola at 7 p.m. in Alumni Hall.