|High School:||Pittsfield '12|
Two-time team captain... at only 5-foot-9, ranks sixth all-time in rebounding average (9.3), a pace just under 1,000 for a career... leads current players in career rebounding average, is tied for first in blocked shots (15), second in total rebounds (495) and third in starts (50) and average minutes (30.4)... top returning scorer (12.7) and rebounder (9.3) in the Little East Conference...
Coach Bierly: “Jill is ready to go. She is one of our toughest rebounders and she has worked on her jump shot. She is a great kid and a good leader. She could contend for Player-of-the-Year in our conference if she puts it all together.”
2013/14: One of two Eastern players named to the All-LEC team, the program's first first-team pick in seven years... one of the team's two LEC All-Defensive Team selections... fourth-team All-Northeast Region by D3hoops.com... only one player in the conference was named LEC Player-of-the-Week more often... only Eastern player named POW during the season, earning mention three times (in the first eight weeks)... two-time selection to the weekly NEWBA honor roll... in 14 LEC regular-season games, topped all LEC players in scoring average (14.9) and was second in rebounding (10.6)... overall, was second in the conference in rebounding (10.7) and seventh in scoring (12.7)... overall, led the LEC in defensive rebounding average (7.7) and shared the lead in LEC regular-season games with an average of 7.7... equalled the second-most double-doubles (12) by a conference player... one of three LEC players to record as many as six 20-point games during the year and was second in the conference (first among LEC returnees) with 16 games with at least ten rebounds... equalled the best FG percentage in a game by an LEC player (.818) by going 9-for-11 Feb. 2 vs. Plymouth State University... one of four LEC players to sink all of their FTs (8-for-8) in a game... had 14 points and tied her career high (set earlier in the year) with 19 points in a 14-point first-round LEC tournament win over Keene State College... shot better than 50.0 percent from the floor ten times, eight such games coming in a stretch of 12 contests which began second-semester play... connected on 57.1 percent of her shots in those dozen games... in her first season of eligibility, attained the standard for inclusion on the LEC All-Academic Team... season-highs (p-r-a-b): 27-19-5-2...
2012/13: Named to Little East Conference All-Rookie Team... one of five players to see court time in all 26 games... third on the team in starts (23) and fourth in minutes (29.4)... moved into a starting role in the fourth game of the season as one of two freshmen and did not relinquish it the rest of the season... first on the team in FT pct. (.742), second in rebounding (7.9) and fourth in scoring (9.5)... eighth in the LEC in rebounding... led or shared the team lead in scoring or rebounding 15 times, including six times in the last seven games...was the Warriors' leading scorer and rebounder three tiimes... finished with at least ten points in ten of the last 11 games, once in that stretch scoring nine... last of six double-doubles came in the LEC playoff loss when she scoring 16 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in 40 minutes... reached double figures in scoring and rebounding for the first time in the sixth game with 14 points and 14 rebounds in her second start, against New Paltz... season-highs (p-r-a-b): 20-15-4-2
Career-highs (thru 13/14): 41 min., 27 pts., 19 rebs., 5 assists, 2 blocks, 2 steals, one 3-pter. ...
High School: Started for four years in basketball and also ran cross country and softball... as a senior in basketball, All-Western Mass and Berkshire County MVP... member of four Berkshire County championship teams in basketball...senior captain...as a freshman part of Western Mass state semifinalist... in cross country, qualfied for Western Mass championships and helped team to Berkshire County championships as a sophomore... earned high honors academically every year, graduating 12th in her class...
Other: Played in the John Giorgi Summer Basketball League out of North Adams, MA in the summer of 2014... was a member of AAU 15U Division I state championship team... scored 19 points to help the West win the 2011 Bay State Games gold medal... has played for Mass Frenzy out of Northampton, MA...
PERSONAL: Born Jill A. Ritrosky March 9, 1994… Parents: Pamela and Myron…Sister: Alison… Brother: Tommy… Major: Sport and Leisure Management… Career Plans: Personal training… Residence: Pittsfield, MA…
Favorite aspect of Eastern: Campus
One thing I would change about Eastern: Dining hall
Favorite aspect of my sport: My teammates
Personal goal for the season: LEC champs
Favorite sport other than my own: Baseball
My favorite moment playing sports: Winning the Bay State games
Biggest rival: Any LEC team
Most visited website: Facebook
Favorite song: Let It Go -- Zac Brown Band
If I were a superhero my superpower would be: Invisibility
Favorite professional or amateur team: Red Sox
Last movie I’ve seen: YesmMan
Favorite movie quote: “All is fair in love and basketball”
Favorite musical artist: Zac Brown
Favorite athlete: Michael Jordan
Most despised professional athlete: Lebron James
Pet peeve: Hypocrites
If I could describe myself in one word, it would be: Awesome
Hardest thing I’ve ever done: Coming to college
If you won lotto, what would you do with the money?
Pay off all my school so I’d have no debt
Biggest waste of money: Going out to eat
If I could go out on a date with a celebrity, the celebrity would be: Will Smith
If I could travel anywhere in the world, it would be to: Ireland
Biggest adjustment to college life: Roommates
What I will take away from my college experience: Lifelong friends