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Prep Profiles: Hamden Hall

Head Coach Amanda Shannon Russo begins her first year coaching at Hamden Hall Country Day School. Her previous coaching stints include Central Connecticut State University for 2 years in the Northeast Conference (NEC), Saint Anselm’s College for 3 years in the Northeast-10 (NE-10) as well as stops at Stonehill College, Mount Ida College, and Merrimack College. Russo played her collegiate basketball at Merrimack College where she was a captain and 1,000 point scorer. She finished her career top 10 in points, assists, and steals.
 
Hamden Hall is coming off a 5-5 league record and is looking to make a big turnaround in the FAA.
 
Key Returning Players:
 
Jenna BerensBerens is an athletic post who has a strong midrange game. She will be attending Bates College next year and will be a part of Alison Montgomery’s women’s basketball program.
 
Shannon RhoneRhone is a point guard with a lethal outside shot. She can put her head down and get to the rim and looks to push the tempo on offense.
 
Asha ParkerParker is a strong and athletic post player who has multiple back to the basket moves. She can rip and get to the rim and is a blocking machine on the defensive end of the floor.
 
Jayda JohnsonJohnson is a long and athletic positionless player. She can score from anywhere on the floor and will push the ball on the break. She has great vision and is a shot blocker on the defensive end.
 
Hamden Hall’s expectations are very high this year as they have multiple weapons. With a lot of speed and a knack for scoring, they will push the tempo. The team is looking forward to their games against St. Luke’s, Wilbraham & Monson, and the Master’s School as well as all of their FAA opponents.
 
Hamden Hall basketball plays and practices at Beckerman Athletic Center (BAC), a multi-million dollar facility with 3 collegiate basketball courts with seating for over 400. Also included: a natatorium, jogging track over the courts, fitness center, lounge and multi-purpose center, as well as film rooms and locker rooms.
 
Head Coach Amanda Shannon Russo
 
“There has already been a championship culture created here with sustained success over a long period of time. We are excited to build upon that success this season with hard work, focus, accountability and a whole lot of fun. The long-term goal will always be to win the FAA and NEPSAC championship, but winning everyday in practice is what will get us there.”
 
Hamden Hall Country Day School is a coeducational private day school in Hamden, Connecticut, educating students in preschool through grade 12.
 
Hamden Hall 2018-19 Schedule
 
Day
Date
Time
Opponent
Type
Place
Wed
12/5/18
4:30 PM
Kent School
 
Away
Thur
12/6/18
5:00 PM
Suffield Academy
 
Home
Sat
12/8/18
3:00 PM
Covenant of the Sacred Heart
 
Away
Wed
12/12/18
4:30 PM
MacDuffie School
 
Home
Fri
12/14/18
TBD
Ethel Walker Tournament – TBD
Tourn
Away
Sat
12/15/18
TBD
Ethel Walker Tournament – TBD
Tourn
Away
Mon
12/17/18
5:00 PM
Holy Child
 
Home
Wed
12/19/18
4:30 PM
Rye Country Day School
 
Away
Sat
1/5/19
12:00 PM
Colombia Prep
 
Home
Tue
1/8/19
4:30 PM
King School
 
Away
Sat
1/12/19
2:00 PM
Watkinson School
 
Home
Sat
1/19/19
3:30 PM
Beaver Country Day School
 
Neutral
Sun
1/20/19
11:30 AM
Bradford Christian Academy
 
Neutral
Wed
1/23/19
4:30 PM
Greenwich Academy
 
Home
Fri
1/25/19
4:30 PM
St. Luke’s School
 
Away
Mon
1/28/19
4:30 PM
Hopkins School
 
Away
Wed
1/30/19
4:30 PM
Westover School
 
Home
Sat
2/2/19
12:00 PM
Masters School (NY)
 
Away
Tue
2/5/19
4:45 PM
Kingswood-Oxford School
 
Home
Fri
2/8/19
6:30 PM
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
 
Away
Tue
2/12/19
4:30 PM
Greens Farms Academy
 
Away
Fri
2/15/19
6:00 PM
Miss Hall’s School
 
Home
 
2/19-2/23
 
FAA Tournament