Name: Natalie Novosel
School: Notre Dame
School Bio: Natalie Novosel
After making an impressive jump into the role of a full-time starter as a junior last season, Natalie Novosel is having another great year for the Irish, averaging 14.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 25.3 minutes per game. During her collegiate career, she’s developed into a dangerous threat from three-point range, taking more than two three-pointers per game as a senior than as a freshman while shooting the long ball at a career-high 41.8 percent clip.
“Excellent all around wing player who became one of the most improved players last year for Notre Dame. Excellent passer and playmaker who will also lock opponents down at the other end of the floor. Has a knack for getting to the rim and the free throw line at a high rate. One of the hardest working and competitive players in all of women's basketball.”
- Jim Petersen, Lynx Assistant Coach
"Natalie Novosel is one of the toughest perimeter players we're going to face. I told our players they're not going to play a much more physical, aggressive, tough perimeter player than Natalie."
- Matthew Mitchell, Kentucky Head Coach
“Natalie is a terrific young lady with as much heart as she has talent. A tireless worker, she has helped to set the standard that has taken the Irish to National Final levels. Natalie is a true scorer, she leads the Big East in three point percentage and is one of the top ten from the free throw line. Natalie is so tough to guard because she can score from either side and can hit the long range jumper. She defends well and is always looking for a rebound and a chance to push the ball up the floor.
Off the floor she is a classy person who represents Notre Dame very well. Natalie is a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior Class Award for her community service and involvement in charitable events. Natalie cherishes her family, her faith, her teammates and Notre Dame. Natalie Novosel is one of those seniors that will be missed by all who enjoyed the chance to know her and, in my case to broadcast her games for four years.”
- Bob Nagle, Notre Dame Play-by-Play, Pulse FM
"Has been one of the Irish's most consistent threats on offense this season, improving her shooting. Also can pass the ball extremely well."
- Doug Feinberg, Associated Press
“Novosel is a scorer who knows how to pick apart defenses from all over the court and simply doesn't make many mistakes with the ball in her hands. At the very least, she'll be able to help a WNBA team with her 42.9% 3-point shooting this season.”
- Nate Parham, SwishAppeal.com
“Excellent college player, smart, tough but does she possess ability to get stops with defense. Hard to bump off her line on way to the basket so can get to free throw line.”
- Debbie Antonelli, National TV College Basketball Analyst
- FAN ZONE