Press Box

July 21, 2005


MARQUETTE, Mich. â€Â“Troy Mattson the head womenâ€Â™s basketball coach at Northern Michigan University wasted verylittle time in naming an assistant coach for the program.  He named Marisa DellAngelo as hisassistant.  â€ÂœI am very excited for Marisato join the NMU womenâ€Â™s basketball coaching staff,â€Â Mattson said.  â€ÂœShe was not only a great player, but she hasthe qualities I was looking for as an assistant.â€ÂÃƒÃ‚‚  The qualities that Mattson has found inDellAngelo include:  loyalty, she is thehardest working women he has ever met and under his (Mattsonâ€Â™s) tutelage shewill be an outstanding assistant coach.


During the 2002-03 season, DellAngeloserved the NMU womenâ€Â™s basketball team as a student-assistant coach.  She has coached with the Negaunee NetsBasketball Program, as she directed the seventh grade girls. 


DellAngelo was a standout at Negaunee High Schooland a four-time letterwinner at NMU (1999-02). She was the GLIAC Player of the Year in 2002, a first teamall-conference selection and was selected to the GLIAC All-Tournament Team.  Ã‚ She was the sixth â€Â˜Cat to be named the GLIACPlayer of the Year.  Ã¢Ã‚€Ã‚ÂœI am really excitedfor this opportunity and canâ€Â™t wait to get started,â€Â DellAngelo said.  â€ÂœThere is a good group of women that we haveto work with.  I am looking forward toworking with Coach (Troy)Mattson.â€ÂÃƒÃ‚‚  After her senior season,DellAngelo was named to the Womenâ€Â™s Division II All-American Bulletin SecondTeam, as well as the Daktronics All-Great Lakes Region squad and the KodakAll-District team. 


DellAngelo is fourth on the all-time scoring list for theNMU women with 1,558 points.  She alsoholds the NMU records for three-pointers made in a season (84) and career(247).  DellAngelo concluded her careerwith 382 assists for fourth on the all-time list and 187 steals which alsoplaced her fourth on the all-time list. She holds the mark for the best three-point field goal percentage for aseason with a .467 percent, which happened during the 2000-01 season. For the2000-01 and 2001-02 seasons she was named the NMU MVP.  DellAngelo converted 19 field goals againstNorthwood during the 2001-02 campaign for a new NMU high. 


For the 2001-02 season, DellAngeloled the â€Â˜Cats with a team-high 603 points, 21.5 ppg (fifth best in schoolhistory).  She poured in 46 pointsagainst Northwood, which was the second-best in school history.  In the classroom, DellAngelo was a member ofthe All-GLIAC Academic Team and a Verizon Academic All-District IV First Teamselection.