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

NotablesWillplay a key role in the team's success this season ... A lefty postplayer with great ability to score in the blocks ... Has a nicetouch and has developed into a stronger player each year ...Continues to work hard to become a defensivethreat.

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

Menninger2006-07 Played in all 26 games andgot five starting nods ... Averaged 4.4 points and 2.5 rebounds in13.2 minutes per game ... Ranked second on the team with a .445(53-119) field goal percentage and 11 blocks ... Pulled down fouror more rebounds eight times, including a season-high sevenrebounds to go with 12 points on 5-8 shooting vs. WesternConnecticut State University on January 27 ... Owned a 65% (13-20)field goal mark over six games from December 2 to January 1.

2005-06Saw action inall 26 games off the bench ... Averaged 5.8 points and 3.1 reboundsin just 14.1 minutes per game ... Led the team with 15 blocks andranked second on the team with a .430 (64-149) field goalpercentage ... Ranked ninth among Little East Conference playerswith 0.58 blocks per game ... The second-most accurate shooter fromthe line on the team with a .786 (22-28) mark ... Began her careerwith a season-high 19 points on 8-11 from the field, sevenrebounds, a steal and an assist in 18 minutes vs. SUNY-Purchase inthe first round of the 4th Annual UMass Boston Tip-Off Classic andwas named the Tournament Most Valuable Player for her efforts ...Posted her first career double-double with 10 points and 10 boardsto go with three assists and two blocks vs. Emerson on December 6... Shot .571 (16-28) in a seven-game stretch from January 19 toFebruary 7 ... Netted double-digits six times and pulled down fiveor more rebounds on six occasions as well ... Rejected aseason-high three blocks on December 13 vs. Mount Ida ... Had twostreaks of eight consecutive successful free throws from November19 to December 13 and from January 28 to February 21.

Personal/HighSchool Earned threeletters for basketball and two for softball at Everett High School... Named a Greater Boston League All-Star as a junior and seniorfor the Crimson Tide ... Tabbed to the All-Academic Team as asophomore, junior and senior ... Selected the EHS captain of boththe basketball and softball squads as a senior ... Named Student ofthe Month of December in 2004 at Everett High School ... Born June18, 1987 ... Daughter of Karen and Steven Meninger ... Majoring incriminal justice and would like to pursue a career in lawenforcement ... Enjoys playing sports, watching movies and hangingout with friends ... Member of the UMass Boston Softball team ...Her sister Courtney played two seasons of basketball for UMassBoston.