CollectionsDelle Donne
IN THE NEWS

Delle Donne

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
February 24, 2012
A double-double from Elena Delle Donne fueled a 71-53 rout of George Mason in a women's basketball game at the Bob Carpenter Center last night. Delle Donne scored 28 points and added 11 rebounds for the Blue Hens (25-1, 16-0 CAA). In another women's game: At Drexel, Kamile Nacickaite netted a game-high 21 points as the Dragons (14-12, 10-6 CAA) led by as much as 29 in a 72-43 win over William & Mary.
SPORTS
February 13, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
ELENA DELLE DONNE, the leading scorer in Division I, had 31 points in 25 minutes and No. 12 Delaware (21-1, 12-0 Colonial) won at Georgia State (7-17, 1-12), 94-56, yesterday for its 12th consecutive victory. Lauren Carra added 19 points for the Blue Hens, and Danielle Parker had 11 points, eight rebounds, six assists and six steals. Delaware shot 55 percent from the field. Delle Donne, averaging 28 points, was 10-for-16 from the floor, hitting both of her three-point attempts, and 9-for-10 from the foul line.
SPORTS
January 27, 2012
ELENA DELLE DONNE trumped herself, scoring a season-high 41 points in Delaware's 84-66 rout of visiting Colonial Athletic Association foe Hofstra in women's basketball action last night. Delle Donne added 15 rebounds in what marked her third 40-point game of the season for the Blue Hens (17-1, 8-0 Colonial Athletic Association), who won their seventh straight. Shante Evans scored 22 to lead Hofstra (14-5, 6-2). In another women's game:   * At Richmond, Kamile Nacickaite scored a game-high 17 points to lead Drexel past Virginia Commonwealth, 47-41.
SPORTS
March 22, 2012 | By Kurt Voigt, Associated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Even Elena Delle Donne couldn't stop Kansas' improbable NCAA tournament run. The nation's leading scorer had 34 points, but Angel Goodrich answered with 27 of her own for the 11th-seeded Jayhawks, who rallied in the second half for a 70-64 win over the Blue Hens on Tuesday night. The only other loss this season by Delaware (31-2) was to No. 5 Maryland on Dec. 29. The school entered the tournament having never won an NCAA game before its opening-round win over Arkansas-Little Rock, in which Delle Donne scored 39 points in 30 minutes of action.
SPORTS
March 2, 2013 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Elena Delle Donne scored 32 points to help No. 18 Delaware beat host Hofstra, 79-50, on Thursday night for its 20th straight victory. Trailing by four points with five minutes left in the first half, the Blue Hens (25-3, 16-0 Colonial Athletic Association) took over. They scored 13 of the last 15 points to end the half and then the first 12 of the second half to put the game away. The Blue Hens held Hofstra (12-15, 8-8) without a field goal for nearly 11 minutes spanning the halves until Candace Bond hit a three-pointer with 12 minutes, 7 seconds left to make it 55-36.
SPORTS
March 27, 2013 | Associated Press
NEWARK, Del. - The success that all-American Elena Delle Donne has experienced at Delaware isn't a surprise to North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell. Delle Donne had just finished seventh grade when she attended a basketball camp run by Hatchell in Chapel Hill. "Not only was she a big girl for her age, but her skill level was unbelievable," said Hatchell, who added that she offered Delle Donne a scholarship to North Carolina on the spot. Delle Donne declined, and now the 6-foot-5 senior is poised to go up against the Tar Heels on Tuesday night at the Bob Carpenter Center in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
SPORTS
March 19, 2012 | Associated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Elena Delle Donne made the most of her first NCAA tournament appearance. The Delaware star had 39 points and 11 rebounds on Sunday to lift the third-seeded Blue Hens to a 73-42 win over 14th-seeded Arkansas-Little Rock. The Blue Hens (31-1) earned their first victory in three NCAA tournament games and ran their winning streak to 21 in a row. Delle Donne, the nation's leading scorer at 27.5 points per game, was making her first NCAA appearance after twice leading the Hens to the WNIT.
SPORTS
January 11, 2013 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, For the Daily News
NEWARK, Del. - The day before she returned, Elena Delle Donne sat on a far bench at the Bob Carpenter Complex with Delaware coach Tina Martin. Before the Blue Hens' women's basketball star was to play for the first time in a month, against ninth-ranked Maryland nonetheless, her coach wanted to go over the sign she was to use if she needed an in-game sub. The start to this season, her final as a collegiate athlete, has been far from ideal for Delle Donne, a preseason national player of the year candidate.
SPORTS
January 13, 2012 | Associated Press
Elena Delle Donne scored 23 points to lead No. 20 Delaware to its third consecutive win, a 69-37 pasting Thursday night of visiting UNC-Wilmington. The Blue Hens scored the game's first seven points and never trailed. Delle Donne, the country's leading scorer at 30.3 points per game, had 14 points in the first half as the Hens (13-1, 4-0 Colonial Athletic Association) built a 36-20 lead by intermission. Delle Donne (Wilmington/Ursuline Academy) has scored 100 points during Delaware's three-game winning streak.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
July 1, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
WASHINGTON - Elena Delle Donne, pride of Delaware, hit a new frontier, scoring 45 points last week for the Chicago Sky. It was her second 40-point game of the young WNBA season. Delle Donne got plenty of online shout-outs, but not everything was congratulatory. Somebody working for the Sky had the inspired idea of having Delle Donne read some mean posts on Twitter about her big-time game. First, in the reaction piece filmed by the Sky, Delle Donne noted that the SportsCenter tweet itself about her game spelled "Della wrong," then she got to the reaction tweets, the first noting they would "rather watch professional lawn mowing.
SPORTS
January 17, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEWARK, Del. - One of the most popular members of the 76ers' minor-league team, the Delaware 87ers, won't be taking the court but hopes to make an impact. Elena Delle Donne, one of the top players in the WNBA and a Delaware resident and University of Delaware graduate, has been hired this season as an ambassador for the team, known as the Sevens. The 6-foot-5 Delle Donne figures to be a candidate to earn a berth on the 2016 U.S. Olympic team. This is her offseason; the WNBA doesn't begin its season until the first week of June.
SPORTS
September 10, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
As symptoms kept piling up, Elena Delle Donne couldn't help but think where they might lead. "I was doubting my career - doubting whether I could be a professional athlete," Delle Donne said over the phone on Saturday. Yes, Delle Donne's current back troubles, which kept her out of the second half of Sunday's Game 1 of the WNBA Finals, are tough stuff. Would she even be trying to play if the stakes weren't so high? Back spasms, however, aren't close to the toughest obstacle Delle Donne has dealt with this season.
SPORTS
September 24, 2013 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
INDIANAPOLIS - The storybook portion of Elena Delle Donne's rookie WNBA season ended last week when she spun to a space all her own by the foul line, free for a buzzer-beating, straight-to-YouTube game-winner. When WNBA awards were announced last week, Delle Donne was the unanimous rookie of the year, third in voting for league MVP. She was the leading vote-getter for the WNBA All-Star Game. Just last week, she called it a dream season. That was last week. Her season thudded to a close Sunday, going down like this: With a little more than a minute remaining and her team down by 24, a Chicago Sky teammate committed a foul 20 feet from the basket.
SPORTS
July 29, 2013 | By Zach Helfand, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEWARK, N.J. - Saturday's WNBA All-Star Game was supposed to be Elena Delle Donne's coronation. She was to start. She was the first rookie to receive the most votes. The game was to be a celebration, not just for her but for a league that has had an influx of young, marketable stars this year. But she suffered a concussion on Wednesday and announced on Friday that she will not play. On Thursday, fellow rookie and projected starter Brittney Griner announced she would also miss the game, with a sprained left knee.
SPORTS
July 26, 2013 | Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Chicago's Elena Delle Donne suffered a concussion yesterday and is questionable for the All-Star game this weekend. Delle Donne fell to the court while going for a loose ball against Washington and left the game with about a minute left in the third quarter. She didn't return and the Sky lost, 82-78. "She's not nauseous now," said Sky coach Pokey Chatman, who confirmed the injury after the Mystics' team doctor examined Delle Donne. "She's groggy, headache . . . moving gingerly.
SPORTS
July 26, 2013 | Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Top all-star vote-getter Elena Delle Donne suffered a concussion Wednesday in the Chicago Sky's 82-78 loss to the Washington Mystics and is questionable for Saturday's WNBA All-Star Game. Delle Donne fell to the court while going for a loose ball against Washington (9-9) and left the game with about a minute remaining in the third quarter. She didn't return and the Eastern Conference-leading Sky lost, 82-78. "She's not nauseous now," said Sky coach Pokey Chatman, who confirmed the injury after the Mystics' team doctor examined Delle Donne.
SPORTS
July 20, 2013
Chicago Sky star Elena Delle Donne became the first rookie to lead the WNBA's all-star voting when the starters were announced Thursday night. The former Delaware standout received 35,646 votes, nearly 2,000 more than Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker . Delle Donne leads the first-place Sky in scoring, averaging 19 points. "To come in as a rookie and know I have that many fans is so humbling and awesome," she said. The Sky defeated the New York Liberty, 75-55, Thursday afternoon.
SPORTS
May 24, 2013 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
EVERYONE KNOWS the name Elena Delle Donne. She first gained prominence during her All-America prep career at Ursuline Academy in Wilmington, where she got the catchy moniker, "The LeBron James of women's basketball. " Most people know Delle Donne's story - of how she backed out of her commitment to the University of Connecticut after a weekend on campus and returned home to the University of Delaware, first playing volleyball and eventually basketball for the Blue Hens, becoming a four-time All-America.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|