40 Leanne Meninger
40 Leanne Meninger
Height: 6-0
Year: Senior
Hometown: Everett, MA
High School: Everett
Position: F

NotablesWill play a key role in the team's success this season ... A lefty post player with great ability to score in the blocks ... Has a nice touch and has developed into a stronger player each year ... Continues to work hard to become a defensive threat.

2007-08Played in all 26 games and made 20 starts ... Led the team with a .445 (69-155) field goal percentage and averaged 5.8 points per game ... Pulled down 3.3 boards per outing to rank fourth among UMB players with 10 or more games played ... Led the squad with 17 blocks and swatted at least one shot in 12 games ... Rejected 12 shots in her final 10 games to close out the season, including a season-high three vs. Eastern Connecticut State on February 2 ... Netted double-digits in points in five games and scored a season-high 20 points on 9-12 from the field to go with eight rebounds and a blocked shot on February 16 at Plymouth State ... Posted a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds vs. Eastern Connecticut State on February 2 ... Shot 50% of better from the field in 12 different contests.

Menninger 2006-07 Played in all 26 games and got five starting nods ... Averaged 4.4 points and 2.5 rebounds in 13.2 minutes per game ... Ranked second on the team with a .445 (53-119) field goal percentage and 11 blocks ... Pulled down four or more rebounds eight times, including a season-high seven rebounds to go with 12 points on 5-8 shooting vs. Western Connecticut State University on January 27 ... Owned a 65% (13-20) field goal mark over six games from December 2 to January 1.

2005-06 Saw action in all 26 games off the bench ... Averaged 5.8 points and 3.1 rebounds in just 14.1 minutes per game ... Led the team with 15 blocks and ranked second on the team with a .430 (64-149) field goal percentage ... Ranked ninth among Little East Conference players with 0.58 blocks per game ... The second-most accurate shooter from the line on the team with a .786 (22-28) mark ... Began her career with a season-high 19 points on 8-11 from the field, seven rebounds, a steal and an assist in 18 minutes vs. SUNY-Purchase in the first round of the 4th Annual UMass Boston Tip-Off Classic and was named the Tournament Most Valuable Player for her efforts ... Posted her first career double-double with 10 points and 10 boards to go with three assists and two blocks vs. Emerson on December 6 ... Shot .571 (16-28) in a seven-game stretch from January 19 to February 7 ... Netted double-digits six times and pulled down five or more rebounds on six occasions as well ... Rejected a season-high three blocks on December 13 vs. Mount Ida ... Had two streaks of eight consecutive successful free throws from November 19 to December 13 and from January 28 to February 21.

Personal/High School Earned three letters for basketball and two for softball at Everett High School ... Named a Greater Boston League All-Star as a junior and senior for the Crimson Tide ... Tabbed to the All-Academic Team as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Selected the EHS captain of both the basketball and softball squads as a senior ... Named Student of the Month of December in 2004 at Everett High School ... Born June 18, 1987 ... Daughter of Karen and Steven Meninger ... Majoring in criminal justice and would like to pursue a career in law enforcement ... Enjoys playing sports, watching movies and hanging out with friends ... Member of the UMass Boston Softball team ... Her sister Courtney played two seasons of basketball for UMass Boston.