Frese On Fisher
"Chrissy was our secret weapon, but after the season she had, she isn't a secret to ACC opponents anymore. Chrissy has one of the purest shots of any player I have ever coached, and we expect Chrissy to be an integral part of our offense this season."
Enters the season ranked sixth in Maryland's all-time career annals in three-point field goals (42) and sevength in three-point field goal attempts (110).
A 2003 ACC All-Freshmen team selection, tallied 8.4 points and 4.6 rebounds per game ... averaged 10.4 ppg in ACC play and led the league in three-point field goal percentage, going 31-for-75 (.413) in those games ... had the Terps' best season shooting percentage from beyond the three-point arc, hitting on 42 of 110 three pointers ... sixth on the single-season list for both three point field goals made (42) and three-point field goal percentage (.382) ... also charted eighth on the single-season list for three-point field goals attempted ... notched 10 double-figure scoring nights, including a red-hot tear to end the season in double figures in nine of 11 games ... earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors after posting 20 points on 6-of-7 shooting from beyond the arc against nationally-ranked North Carolina and following it with a 3-for-5 effort from three-point range vs. NC State to help edge the Wolfpack, 73-72, in overtime ... grabbed 10 rebounds twice vs. Rider and at Wake Forest ... netted nine points to go with 10 rebounds vs. Wake Forest, narrowly missing first-career double-double.
The Gannett Press' New Jersey Player of the Year, scored 1,775 points for Rumson-Fair Haven Regional during her career, compiling a 94-19 team record ... Fisher averaged 4.5 assists per game, 3.1 steals per game and grabbed 1,265 career rebounds ... finished career at Rumson-Fair Haven as the second-leading scorer all-time and the leading rebounder ... led Rumson-Fair Haven to three state sectional championships ... in 2002, received the MSG Player of the Year Award in the tri-state area (New York,New Jersey, and Connecticut), the Kerwin Award for the Most Outstanding girls basketball player in the Jersey Shore area, and the Jersey Sports News Award, which is given to the best girls basketball player ... voted first team All-Shore her last three years and was a three-time all-state selection ... coached by George Sourlis.
Full name is Christine Bonisteel Fisher ... born Nov. 16, 1983 ... the youngest of five daughters of Joseph and Edythe Russo ... has four sisters, Kathleen Snow (34), Allison (28) Sarah (25) and Elisabeth (24) ... a history major.
Chrissy Up Close
Age started playing basketball: 9
I started playing basketball because: I enjoyed the competition and it was just fun for me.
Who had the greatest impact on your athletic career? My family.
Words to live by: Pride is what makes us do things well. But it is love that makes us do them to perfection.
Pre-game ritual/superstition: Putting on my uniform in a certain order, listening to music.
Word to describe you on the court: Intense.
Word to describe you off the court: Outgoing.
Craziest ambition: To be President of the United States.
I never leave without: My dad's wedding ring.
If money was not a factor, my dream job would be: To coach basketball at any level.
What do you want to accomplish this season? Win a championship.
Team's hardest worker: Delvona Oliver.
Funniest player on the team: Kalika France.
Teammate who will surprise people this season: Crystal Washington.
If I was Coach Frese for a day, I would: Take the team to a spa.
After Maryland, I'd like to: Play overseas or go to lay school.
Advice you'd give to young players: Keep your head up, be patient.
My favorite thing about Maryland basketball is: The people I'm surrounded by everyday.