Muhlenberg has only played four games but sophomore guard Brandi Vallely has already had a record breaking season.
In the season opener Vallely had a triple double to help the Mules past Moravian, 77-74. Vallely tallied 13 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds in 39 minutes. Six days later Vallely picked up another triple double in in Muhlenberg’s 82-50 win over Hood -- 14 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds in just 23 minutes.
After she “only” notched 16 points, nine assists and seven rebounds against Cortland State, Vallely reached the triple double mark again on Tuesday night. She posted 16 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in the Mules’ 78-50 win over Franklin and Marshall in the Centennial Conference opener.
With three triple doubles in four games, including two in a row, Vallely has already made history:
- Before this season there were two triple doubles in Muhlenberg women’s basketball history. So Vallely has already more than doubled that amount herself.
- The NCAA has only tracked triple doubles as a statistical category since 2010. But during that period, no women’s player has had more than two in a season before Vallely.
Most Triple Doubles in a Season (According to NCAA.com Statistics)
2013-2014: Two each for Jordan Holmes, Denison; Kelly O’Dell, St. Elizabeth; Laci Peterson, Maranatha Baptist and Madisen Webb, Transylvania;
2012-2013: Two each for Mary Hyde, St. Joseph (Conn.) and Haley Ooms, Becker
2011-2012: Two each for Amanda De La Cruz, Lehman; Sarah Mackey, UC Santa Cruz and Lindsay Sydness, Principia
2010-2011: Two each for Shante Jones, Eastern; Sarah Paternostro, Daniel Webster; Lindsay Sydness, Principia and Nikki Wilborn, Greensboro
2014-2015: Nine for Aaron Walton-Moss, Cabrini
2013-2014: Two each for Tyler Peters, Wheaton (Ill.) and Aaron Walton-Moss, Cabrini
2012-2013: Two each for Dave Singleton, Albright and Scott Theisen, Carlton
2011-2012: Six players with one
2010-2011: 12 players with one
The NCAA’s online archives do not track this statistic before 2010-2011.