AS A JUNIOR: Played in 29 games and made 28 starts... 92 offensive rebounds led the team... Finished second in MAAC with 181 rebounds against the league... Was one of only two players to average a double-double (10.4 ppg, 10.1 rpg) during the league schedule... Led her team with a career-best 267 rebounds, 100 better than the next closest player... Second on the team with 116 field goals converted on the season...14 games in double-figures in scoring... 13 games with double-digit rebounding including eight double-double's... Had a career-high 22 points vs. Fairfield (1/7/05)... Had a career-high 7 assists in season finale against Canisius (2/27/05)... In her first postseason start, Cave grabbed a career-high 17 caroms against Iona (3/3/05)... Named to the 2005 New York Lottery MAAC Women's Basketball All-Academic Team...
AS A SOPHOMORE: Named to All MAAC Academic Team...Appeared in 18 games...Grabbed 27 rebounds (9 Off / 18 Def) with eight against Rider (2/14/04)...Avg. 1.5 rpg...Had 2 blocks.
AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in 14 games as a backup frontcourt player, including the Saints' season-ending match up against Creighton in the second round of the WNIT...Scored her first collegiate point against Rider (12/7/03) on the backend of a two-shot foul...Tallied her first collegiate bucket against Canisius (1/30/03).
BEFORE SIENA: Named Second Team All-League as a junior and honorable mention as a senior...Was nominated to the McDonald's All-American team...Also lettered in soccer and softball at Central Catholic.
PERSONAL: Born on April 15, 1984...The daughter of Jim and Laurie Cave... Majoring in Math and Computer Science...Chose to attend Siena over several schools including Washington State and Iona...Picked Siena because of coaching staff, the team and the community. Brother Kevin was a four-year letterwinner in baseball at Gonzaga and sister Darby plays basketball for George Fox University.
The Cave File
What basketball player when growing up did you most want to be like and why? My Dad, because he was the best player.
What is the funniest or strangest thing that has happened to you while you have been playing basketball? "Go back to your cave, Cave!"
If you could play one person and either learn from or school them, who would it be and why? I would like to learn from Julie McBride because we played with her once and I respect her attitude toward basketball.
If you are to set up the perfect basketball situation for yourself, describe it? Siena puts up a three, clocks winding down...3...2...it's long!... Cave with the board and tip in at the buzzer, Saints win!
If you had a motto to live by, what would it be? "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." -Mark Twain
What was your single best feeling during your playing career? Every time I get to play in front of my parents.
If you could be interviewed by one person in the media, who would it be and why? The View, because they are fun
If we caught you sneaking a treat, what kind of food is your guilty pleasure? Corndogs
Tell me something about you that might surprise me? I often wonder what it would be like to have grown up between 1920 and 1940.
If you could go anywhere in the world with anyone, where would you be and with who? I would go to Montana with my best friend, Mindy O'Malley
Who on the coaching staff would you most like to play one-on-one and why? Coach Best because she'd push me the hardest with her tenacious "D."
What's your favorite book? Huckleberry Finn
What has been the most surprising thing about your college experience so far? New York is not just one giant block of cement with buildings covering the whole state.
2004-2005 (Career) Highs
Points: 22 vs. Fairfield (1/7/05)
FG: 8 vs. Fairfield (1/7/05)
FGA: 15 (twice)
3FGA: 1 vs. UT Martin (11/26/04)
Rebounds: 17 vs. Iona (3/3/05)
Blocks: 2 vs. Niagara (2/5/05)
Assists: 7 vs. Saint Peter's (2/17/05)
Steals: 3 (three times)
Minutes: 43 vs. Fairfield (3/4/05)
WHITNEY CAVE'S CAREER STATS