SUNY Orange

Women's basketball

Head Coach Assistant Coach Trainer Office Phone

John Lauro
» Email

Kevin Bach TBA PE room 251 845-341-4352

Women's Basketball 16-17


Women's Basketball Interest Meeting

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

The SUNY Orange Women's Basketball team will hold an interest meeting on Sept. 5 at 4:00 in PE room 241. Students interested in playing should attend this informational meeting. If you have questions or are unable to attend, please contact Coach John Lauro at 845-222-3371 or

16-17 Women's Basketball Year in Review

Monday, March 6th, 2017

Middletown, NY - The SUNY Orange women had a successful 2016-17 campaign. The team finished the season 15-10 and had their most wins since 2013-14. The team placed second in the Mid-Hudson Conference and reached the semifinals of the NJCAA District N/O Tournament.

This year's team featured a balanced approach. This was evident as three team members were named to the All-Conference Mid-Hudson Women's Basketball team. Garnering first team honors this season were sophomore Nyasia Harris and freshmen Anne Marie Chiappone and Casey Waldron. Harris was an inside force for the Colts. She averaged 12.6 points per game (ppg) and was 10th in the nation with 12.2 rebounds per game (rpg). Chiappone was the team leader at 13.4 ppg. Her mid-range jump shot gave opponents fits all season long. Casey Waldron was another inside presence whose game matured greatly throughout the season. Casey averaged 8.8 ppg and 8.2 rpg for Orange. Sophomore Calia Cropp missed some time this season due to injury. Her missed games likely kept her from also making a post season all-conference team. Calia, the team leader in assists at 4.3 per game, was also the second leading scorer at 12.8 ppg. Sheila Burns was another freshman who earned a starting spot. Her athleticism and defensive contributions were outstanding throughout the season.

Orange returns a solid nucleus of players next season. With a couple of key additions the Colts should once again be in position to contend for a conference title. If things break the right way a trip to Harrison, AK for the NJCAA Division 2 National Championship is not out of the question.