Michigan's postseason begins this Friday (March 21) in Ann Arbor, as the Wolverines open the Crisler Center doors for a 7 p.m. contest against Stony Brook in the WNIT first round.
Senior (2013-14) ... Appeared in all 31 games, starting 26 times ... Has 18 multi-block games ... Finished the season with 65 blocks, placing her sixth on the Michigan single-season list ... Scored a career-best 18 points on 8-for-8 shooting against Iowa (Feb. 22), becoming just the third Wolverine to shoot 100 percent with at least eight FGA ... Scored 10 points against No. 25 Purdue (Feb. 9), her second double-figure scoring game of her career ... Scored eight points and had four blocks against Michigan State (Jan. 12) ... Narrowly missed a double-double against Wisconsin (Jan. 9), going for nine points and a career-best 15 rebounds ... Tied her career highs with 11 rebounds and seven blocks, to go along with six points against Alcorn State (Dec. 28) ... Scored a career-best 12 points on 6-for-6 shooting with five rebounds, four blocks, and two assists at Virginia (Dec. 5) ... Played a career-high 37 minutes against No. 15 LSU (Nov. 30), setting new career highs in rebounds (11) and blocks (6) ... Scored six points and grabbed six rebounds against Pittsburgh (Nov. 20) ... Scored eight points at Western Michigan (Nov. 18) ... Started her first career game against Arizona (Nov. 9), scoring four points with seven rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal.
Junior (2012-13) ... Missed the entire season due to a knee injury suffered during summer workouts.
Sophomore (2011-12) ... Earned second varsity letter ... Played in six games, averaging 1.0 points and 0.7 rebounds per game ... Scored a season-high three points and grabbed a season-best four rebounds against Indiana (Jan. 22) ... Played a season-high six minutes against Indiana State (Dec. 17).
Freshman (2010-11) ... Earned first varsity letter ... Saw action in 16 games ... Averaged 1.6 points per game and 0.6 rebounds in 3.8 minutes per game ... Made collegiate debut against Alcorn State (Nov. 12), scoring six points on 3-of-3 shooting in a career-high 11 minutes ... Saw action in the first six games of the season ... Scored a career-high eight points against Wake Forest (Dec. 5) ... Recorded a career-best two blocks against Purdue (Jan. 6).
Prep... Attended Archbishop Williams High School (2010), coached by Jim Bancroft.... Four-year varsity letterwinner... Led her prep squad to back-to-back Division 3 State Championships in 2006-07 and 2007-09... Led the Catholic League in scoring on two occasions... Four-time Catholic League All-Star... Three-time team captain at Archbishop Williams.... Key Statistics... In 2008-09 averaged 19.4 points per game ... Recorded over 1,000 career points heading into her senior season at Archbishop Williams... First player in Archbishop Williams history to tally 1,000 career rebounds... Honors and Rankings... 2008 ESPNRise.com Greater Boston "Top 10 Girls Basketball Players to Watch... ESPNRise.com Greater Boston second team all-area selection... Named a Boston Globe and Boston Herald "Player To Watch"... All-Tournament Selection at the Harry Lehhman Tournament, Franklin Holiday Tournament and the GymRat Challenge during her prep career... Two-time member of the Patriot Ledger All-Scholastic Team.... Member of the Boston Herald All-Scholastic Team.... Other Sports... Also played volleyball for Archbishop Williams.
Personal... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... Full name is Valerie Faith Driscoll ... Birthday: February 21, 1992... Daughter of Thomas and Randi Driscoll ... Has two brothers.