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10 - Niki Finelli
Niki Finelli
Height: 5-11
Year: Freshmen
Hometown: Ambler, PA.
High School: Germantown Academy
Position: Guard
House Affiliation: Winthrop

2008-09 (Senior):
Team co-captain ... Started in 21 of 22 games this season before a knee injury Feb. 20 sent her to the sidelines ... Averaged 8.0 points and 4.8 rebounds per game ... Made 21-of-22 attempts from the free throw line for 95.5 percent, a team-high ... Was third in the league in three-point field goal percentage, making 37.2 percent ... Led the Crimson against Holy Cross with 15 points, which included a 3-for-4 effort from beyond the arc ... Hit 6-of-8 shots from the field for 14 points, five rebounds and two steals in win over New Hampshire ... Scored 10 points on 4-for-6 shooting, which included a 2-for-3 effort from three against Providence ... Scored in double figures for the third straight game, putting up 10 at BU ... Went 3-for-6 from the field, including a pair of threes, for 10 points in win over Maine ... Led the Crimson with 13 points, including three threes, and eight rebounds in win at UCSB ... Paced the Crimson with a season-high 18 points on a 6-for-11 effort from the field in overtime win at Northeastern ... Dished out a career-high five assists in loss to Dartmouth ... Went 3-for-6 from beyond the arc for nine points, to go along with eight rebounds and five assists against Princeton ... Grabbed a team-high seven rebounds in win over Brown ... Was 6-for-7 from the field against Cornell for 15 points.

2007-08 (Junior):
Scored a team-high 19 points on 6-for-9 shooting and collected a team-high six rebounds against James Madison ... Pulled down a season-high eight rebounds and scored 11 points against Fairfield ... Tied a season-high in points with 19 against Maine. Also pulled down four boards and collected two steals ... Scored 12 points and pulled down eight rebounds in win over Jackson State ... Went 3-for-5 from three for 13 points against Providence ... Had 12 points on 5-for-11 shooting against UNH ... Led the Crimson with 16 points, which included a 4-for-6 effort from long range against Vermont ... Hit three trifectas for 11 points, pulled down four rebounds and registered a block against Holy Cross ... Second on the team in scoring against Kennesaw State with 11 points ... Hit two threes and a pair of free throws to add 10 points against Chicago State ... Went 5-for-10 from the field for 14 points in win over Brown ... Scored 20 points on 7-for-10 shooting from the floor and a 5-for-8 effort from the three-point line against Cornell ... Pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds and scored 12 for first career double-double.

2006-07 (Sophomore):
Received honorable mention All-Ivy ... Third on the team in scoring with 11.7 points per game ... Made first collegiate start against East Carolina and scored a then-career-high 19 points in a career-high 39 minutes. Picked up five steals and grabbed two rebounds ... Collected 13 points and six rebounds in game against Holy Cross ... Led the Crimson in scoring with 20 points and added seven rebounds against Fairfield ... Scored a game-high 17 points on 8-for-20 shooting, collected seven rebounds and had two steals in loss to BYU ... Scored a then-career-high 22 points on 9-for-19 shooting, pulled down a season-high nine rebounds, dished out a career-high five assists and added a steal against San Jose State ... Played 29 minutes and scored 10 points on 4-for-12 shooting against Boston University ... Led the Crimson in scoring and rebounding with 19 points and eight boards against Wisconsin ... Scored 10 points and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds against Providence ... Went 4-for-7 from the line with 11 points and seven rebounds against Cornell ... Went 8-for-17 with 20 points and eight rebounds against Princeton ... Scored a career-high 26 points against Penn on 6-of-7 shooting from beyond the arc. Also shot 8-for-8 from the foul line, pulled down five rebounds and collected three steals ... Went 4-for-4 from the charity stripe with nine points vs. Brown ... Scored 14 points on 6-of-14 shooting, pulled down five rebounds and collected three steals against Yale ... Scored 13 points on 5-for-10 shooting including a 3-for-5 effort from the three-point line in win over Columbia ... Had a career-high six streals, to go along with 14 points and five rebounds in win over Dartmouth.

2005-06 (Freshman):
Appeared in 18 games ... Averaged 5.2 points per game ... Missed the first six games of the season with injury ... Saw just three minutes in her collegiate debut at Richmond ... Had a team-best six boards in a loss at Marist, playing 13 minutes ... Six points and three rebounds in just seven minutes against Hofstra ... Had a season-high eight points versus Dartmouth ... Was a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line versus Brown ... Saw her playing time grow with the start of the Ivy League season after recovering from an injury ... Had the best night of her young career with 16 points on 4-for-6 shooting from deep and four assists in 21 minutes at Brown ... She then pulled down 10 rebounds to go with eight points and three steals the next night at Yale ... Was named to the Ivy League honor roll for her efforts: averaging 12.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals in an average of 25 minutes ... Tied a career-high with 16 points on 7-for-10 shooting in 24 minutes in a win at Cornell.

Before Harvard:
Three-sport athlete at Germantown Academy, earning five varsity letters in basketball and four each in lacrosse and cross country ... Captained the basketball and lacrosse teams as a senior and the cross country squad as a junior ... Four-year basketball starter, earning All-Inter-Academic honors as a junior and senior ... Added first team all-state, All-Southeastern Pennsylvania and all-area honors as a senior ... Offensive MVP as a senior ... Helped Germantown Academy to its seventh consecutive Inter-Academic championship in 2005 ... Won lacrosse Inter-Academic titles in 2004 and 2005 ... Academic All-American and all-area selection in lacrosse ... Earned All-Inter-Academic honors in cross country and named the team’s Most Valuable Runner in her last varsity season ... Won Inter-Academic titles with the Harriers in 2002 and 2004.

Concentration:
Psychology

Career Highs:
Points: 26 vs. Penn, 2/10/07
Field Goals Made: 9 vs. San Jose State, 12/3/06
Field Goal Attempts: 19 vs. San Jose State, 12/3/06
Field Goal Percentage: .857 vs. Penn, 2/10/07
3-pt. Field Goals Made: 6 vs. Penn, 2/10/07
3-pt. Field Goals Attempted: 8 at Boston University, 12/9/08
3-pt. Field Goal Percentage: 1.000 (2-2) at Cornell, 3/3/06
Free Throws Made: 8 vs. Penn, 2/10/07
Free Throws Attempted: 8 vs. Penn, 2/10/07
Free Throw Percentage: 1.000, several times, most recent, 2/20/09
Rebounds: 10, twice, most recent, 2/29/08
Assists: 5, twice, most recent, 1/31/09
Steals: 6 vs. Dartmouth, 3/6/07
Blocked Shots: 1, twice, most recent 2/13/09
Minutes Played: 39 vs. East Carolina, 11/17/06

 

CAREER STATISTICS
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Year
GP
GS
Min
Avg
FG
FGA
Pct
FG
FGA
Pct
FT
FTA
Pct
Off
Def
Tot
Avg
PF
DQ
Ast
TO
Blk
Stl
Pts
Avg
2005-06
18
0
262
14.6
28
71
.394
10
23
.435
27
31
.871
15
33
48
2.7
9
0
11
21
0
10
93
5.2
2006-07
28
27
867
31.0
121
305
.397
43
109
.394
43
48
.896
53
0
53
5.5
51
0
32
55
2
40
328
11.7
2007-08
29
28
761
26.2
91
219
.416
44
104
.423
26
29
.897
28
88
116
4.0
49
0
24
50
1
24
252
8.7
Totals
75
55
1890
25.2
240
595
.403
97
236
.411
96
108
.889
96
121
217
2.89
109
0
67
126
3
74
673
8.9