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#15 Rahneeka Saunders
Position: Guard
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
High School: Riverdale Baptist
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2012-13: Tabbed CAA Player of the Week in December…Started 29 of 30 games appeared in…Drained a career-high 33 points against Drake (11/24) in the New Mexico State Thanksgiving Classic…Also hit a career-high 11 free throws against Drake…Recorded a stretch of seven consecutive games in double-figures…Scored 20 points against Akron (12/5)…Recorded a double-double against William and Mary (2/10) with 19 points and 13 rebounds…Matched career-high nine assists against Delaware (2/19)…Had six steals twice, against Georgia State (1/27) and Towson (2/17)…Hit three triples at Maryland (12/8) to finish with 13 points…Averaged 10.9 ppg for the season…Hit the game-winning shot against W&M.

2011-12: One of only two players to start all 31 games...Finished the season with eight games scoring in double-figures including a career-high 17 point performance against Old Dominion (Dec. 4)...Recorded her first career double-double at James Madison (Feb. 5) behind 11 points and 11 rebounds...Had three games of 11 rebounds for career-highs...Led the team in assists with 125...Dished out career-high nine assists twice, first against UNC Asheville (Nov. 27) and second against VCU (Jan. 22)...Recorded a career-high five steals at Northeastern (Jan. 12) and hit a career-high seven field goals in a 14-point performance against the Huskies in the Patriot Center.

2010-11: Started five of 29 appearances...Led team in steals with 42 on the season...Dished out team second-best 53 assists...Chipped in four points at Wichita State (Nov. 20) going 4-for-6 at the free throw line...Set career-high 12 points and three treys against UMBC (Nov. 23)...Tied career-high four steals against Georgia State (Jan. 2) and Northeastern (March 2)...Contributed 10 points against UNC Wilmington (Jan. 13) and 11 versus Georgia State (March 10) in the CAA Tournament...Was perfect 4-for-4 at the charity stripe against Delaware (Feb. 17) and 2-for-6 from the field for nine points...Pulled down season-best five rebounds twice: Old Dominion (Feb. 3) and versus Georgia State (March 10).

2009-10:
Saw action in every game, starting all but one ... Led the team with 79 assists and 53 steals, ranking 14th and 13th in those categories among CAA players, respectively ... Started her collegiate debut against Norfolk State, recording six points, three assists, two rebounds, a block and a steal (Nov. 13) ... Had a team-high four assists to go with two points, two rebounds, two steals and a block at Richmond (Nov. 16) ... Contributed nine points, four rebounds and four assists at Virginia Tech (Nov. 19) ... Dished a game-high four assists to go with four points, three rebounds, a block and a steal vs. Jacksonville (Nov. 23) ... Swiped four steals and had three points, two assists and two rebounds vs. N.C. Central (Nov. 27) ... Recorded 10 points, four assists, four steals and two rebounds against High Point (Dec. 4) ... Recorded three assists, three steals and two points against Howard (Dec. 12) ... Chipped in 10 points, six assists, four steals and four rebounds vs. George Washington (Dec. 22) ... Recorded four points, four steals, three assists and two rebounds at Appalachian State (Dec. 30) ... Scored five points, four assists, a steal and a rebound vs. Delaware (Jan. 7) ... Recorded seven points, four rebounds and two steals at James Madison (Jan. 10) ... Scored seven points, three assists, a steal and a rebound vs. Northeastern (Jan. 17) ... Recorded six points, three assists and a steal at Drexel (Jan. 21) ... Scored six points, four rebounds and two steals vs. William & Mary (Jan. 24) ... Chipped in 10 points, four rebounds, two steals and an assist vs. Georgia State (Jan. 28) ... Dished six assists and added two steals, two points and a pair of rebounds at Northeastern (Jan. 31) ... Contributed six points, three rebounds and a steal vs. Hofstra (Feb. 4) ... Scored nine points, seven rebounds, one steal and an assist at Delaware (Feb. 8) ... Posted four points, four assists, three rebounds and one steal at UNCW (Feb. 11) ... Doled out five assists and had four points, four rebounds and two steals vs. Old Dominion (Feb. 14) ... Recorded three assists, two steals and two rebounds vs. VCU (Feb. 21) ... Dished four assists and added three points and two rebounds vs. UNCW (Feb. 25) ... Posted three assists and a steal at Georgia State (Feb. 28) ... Scored four points with two rebounds, two steals and an assist vs. James Madison (Mar. 3) ... Pulled down five rebounds with two steals and two assists in CAA Championship first-round loss to Delaware (Mar. 11).

High School: Lettered four years for the Crusaders in basketball and once in softball at Riverdale Baptist High School ... Earned MVP honors at the Rebound Classic Tournament and was twice named to the NACA All-Tournament Team ... Averaged over five assists and 3.4 steals per game running the point her senior season ... Also contributed 4.8 points and 3.7 rebounds per contest ... Helped lead team to a NACA championship title in 2008 ... Led the 2008 Boo Williams Elite 16U team to a second-place finish and the 2006 Lady Majic 15U squad to a fifth-place finish in the national tournament ... All-Conference MVP...Member of the honor roll.

Personal: Mother is Lanita Saunders ... Has two siblings, Lanita and Mary ... Chose Mason over a number of schools including Towson, VCU, Richmond, George Washington, JMU and Florida State ... Major is Sports Management.

SAUNDERS'S CAREER STATS

Year GP-GS MIN-AVG. FG/FGA Pct. 3FG/3FGA Pct. FT/FTA Pct. O-D Reb./Avg. PF-D Ast. Blk. St. Pts.-Avg.
09-10 30-29 793-26.4 57/193 .295 2/24 .083 22/33 .667 30-46 76/2.5 76-2 79 4 53 138-4.6
10-11 29-5 460-15.9 53/143 .371 14/41 .341 18/26 .692 24-35 59/2.0 56-2 53 2 42 138-4.8
11-12 31-31 935-30.2 96/275 .349 13/47 .277 27/40 .675 41-126 167/5.4 71-1 125 9 46 232-7.5
12-13 30-29 890-29.7 121/350 .346 16/52 .308 69/85 .812 44-101 1454.8 87-3 92 9 53 327-10.9
Totals 120-94 3078-25.7 327/961 .340 45/164 .274 136/184 .739 139-308 447-3.7 290-8 349 24 194 835-7.0

SAUNDERS'S CAREER HIGHS

Points: 33, vs. Drake (11/24/12)
Rebounds: 
13, vs. W&M (2/10/13)
Field Goals:
10, vs. Drake (11/24/12)
3-Pt. FG:
3, twice, last at No. 9 Maryland (12/8/12)
Free Throws:
11, vs. Drake (11/24/12)
Assists: 
9, three times, last vs. Delaware (2/19/13)
Steals: 6, twice, last vs. Towson (2/17/13)

Blocks: 2, three times, last at George Washington (12/22/12)


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