Mehta, Steeves, Will to Serve Women's Basketball as 2018-19 Captains

Mehta, Steeves, Will to Serve Women's Basketball as 2018-19 Captains

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rising seniors Shayna Mehta, Erika Steeves, and Taylor Will are set to serve Brown University women's basketball as tri-captains during the 2018-19 season, Brown head coach Sarah Behn announced on Thursday.

Mehta (San Francisco, Calif.) earned Second Team All-Ivy and Academic All-Ivy honors this past season. She has scored 1,290 career points, ranking ninth all-time at Brown and made 196 career 3-pointers, ranking third all-time at Brown. This past winter she ranked second in the Ivy League in points per game (18.5), second in 3-pointers made per game (2.8), and third in steals per game (2.2).

Now a two-time team captain, Steeves (Montreal, Quebec) garnered CoSIDA Academic All-District accolades and posted six double-doubles last season. She averaged 11.1 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 29.2 minutes per game last winter and scored a career-high 38 points, the second-most in a single game in program history, vs. Johnson & Wales on Jan. 5.

Will (Arlington Heights, Ill.) started last season's first 11 games before missing the remainder of the year due to a knee injury. Through Brown's first 11 games last winter, she ranked fifth in the Ivy League in points per game (17.0), fifth in field goal percentage (48.3), fourth in assists per game (3.9), third in steals per game (2.6), and fourth in free throw percentage (77.6).

A year ago, the trio helped the Bears win their second straight Ocean State Tip-Off Tournament title and begin the year with a program-best 12-1 start. Last winter, Brown set program records for points against a Division I opponent (102 vs. Sacred Heart) and for single-season team free throw percentage (.752).