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AU women's basketball team announces captains

ALFRED, NY -- The Alfred University women's basketball team has announced its captains for the 2009-10 season.

Senior forwards Libby Meier and Hannah Meier (Rochester, NY/Greece Odyssey), senior guard Lisa Button (Troupsburg, NY/Jasper-Troupsburg) and junior point guard Lyndsay Murphy (Almond, NY/Hornell) will serve as captains for the Lady Saxons.

Libby and Hannah Meier are three-year letterwinners at AU. In 25 games last year, Hannah started 16 and averaged 4.0 points and 4.0 rebounds while leading the team in blocked shots with 26. Libby also saw action in 25 games, starting 13, and averaged 3.3 points and 3.6 rebounds.

Button is also a three-year letterwinner heading into her senior campaign. She played in 25 games (15 starts) last season and averaged 4.5 points and 2.1 rebounds while dishing out 33 assists.

Murphy transferred to AU from St. John Fisher prior to last season and led the team in scoring (14.1 points per game) and assists (4.2) while pulling down 4.5 rebounds per game (third most on the team). The daughter of head coach Jay Murphy, she started all 25 games for Alfred en route to being named a First Team Empire 8 all-star.

AU will open its 2009-10 season on Sunday, Nov. 15, at 1 p.m. at home against Penn State-DuBois.