VOTE: Who is the Top Sharpshooter in D3 Women’s Basketball?

When a player has a hot hand and can knock down shots from beyond the arc or consistently hit that 15-footer, the game becomes a whole lot easier for her team. We’ve gone through the stats and found the top outside shooters in all of D3 Women’s Basketball so far this season.

Take a look at our list, and vote for the player you think is the Top Sharpshooter in D3 Women’s Basketball?

Voting will be open until 12/19 at 7pm (central time); Stats are per the NCAA website for games played through 12/10.

Sophia Leon, Jr./Concordia-Chicago

Concordia’s Sophia Leon (Concordia Athletics photo)

57.1% – 3-pt% (4th)
56.4% – FG% (31st)

Concorida-Chicago junior forward Sophia Leon leads the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference from beyond the arc with her 57.1 three-point percentage, and her 56.4 conversion rate ranks second in the league.

Abby Owings, Sr./Thomas More

Thomas More’s Abby Owings (Thomas More Athletics photo)

52.2% – 3-pt% (12th)
24 – 3-pt made (T27th)

A pre-season All-American, Thomas More’s Abby Owings is converting over 50% from three-point land. She ranks 9th in the President’s Athletic Conference in scoring (13.8 ppg) and 10th in field-goal percentage (47.4%). She is also converting 66.7% from the charity stripe.

Jancy Sherwood, Jr./Western Conn. State

Western Connecticut State’s Jancy Sherwood (Western Conn State Athletics photo)

112 – 3pt fg made (1st)
23.9 pts/g (3rd)

Jancy Sherwood scored a season-high 36 points with three rebounds and one steal for Western Connecticut State in just 15 minutes of play to help lead the Colonials to a 129-63 victory over SUNY Purchase last month. Her performance gained her Little East Conference Player of the Week after converting 50 percent from the field, going 13 for 26 in the game with six threes.

Lauren Bondi, Jr./Smith

Smith’s Lauren Bondi (Smith Athletics photo)

66.7% – 3-pt% (1st)
52.0% – FG% (72nd)

The nation’s leader in 3-point percentage, Smith’s Lauren Bondi is also leading the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference in scoring averaging 17.0 points per game.

Hannah Neild, Jr./Gallaudet

Gallaudet’s Hannah Neild (#34) – (Gallaudet Athletics photo)

31 – 3-pt made (3rd)
19.9 pts/g (24th)

Galluadet junior Hannah Neild has knocked down 31 treys so far this season, ranking third in all of D3 and is also in the top-25 in scoring with 19.9 points per game. She also tops the Bison stat sheet in rebounding and steals.

Natalie Wind, So./Wheaton (MA)

Wheaton College’s Natalie Wind (Wheaton Athletics/Keith Nordstrom)

54% – 3-pt% (8th)
27 – 3-pts made (T15th)

Ranking in the top-25 in the nation in both 3-point percentage and 3-point shots made, Wheaton (MA) sophomore Natalie Wind also leads the Lyons with a 15.5 scoring average, which ranks second in the NEWMAC.

Makayla Filiere, So./Carnegie Mellon

Carnegie Mellon’s Makayla Filiere (Tartan Athletics photo)

52.0% – 3-pt% (13th)
51.2% – FG% (84th)

Sophomore guard Makayla Filiere is coming off a career night, hitting 6-of-9 from the field and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc in just the first half to lead Carnegie Mellon with 15 points during a victory over St. Vincent. She finished with 30 points on 12-of-18 shooting and a career-best 6-of-7 effort from behind the arc. Filiere’s 21.1 points per game also is tops in the University Athletic Association.

Joie Grassi, Fr./UMass Boston

UMass-Boston’s Joie Grassi (UMass Boston Athletics photo)

60.0% – 3-pt% (2nd)
55.2% – FG% (41st)

UMass Boston freshman Joie Grassi was tabbed the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week last week, opened the frame with a career-best 25-point, 15-rebound performance in a 76-63 win over MASCAC Preseason Favorite Framingham State University. Grassi hit 8-of-17 shots and helped the Beacons tie their program record for most made 3-pointers in a game (13) by hitting 5-of-11 shots from downtown.

Katie Lewis, So./Greensboro

Greensboro’s Katie Lewis (Greensboro Athletics/Carlos Morales — AltaSky Photography photo)

46.2% – 3-pt% (33rd)
19.7 pts/gm (29th)

Greensboro sophomore Katie Lewis ranks in the top-50 in D3 in both 3-pt percentage and points per game. Her 46.2 percent 3-point average and 19.7 points per game both rank second in the USA South Conference stat-sheet.


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