Logan Pintka '11
Logan Pintka '11
Title: Assistant Coach
Year: 3rd
Alma Mater: Saint Michael's '11

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Former Saint Michael's women's basketball captain and all-conference forward Logan Pintka '11 returns to her alma mater for her third season as an assistant coach in 2018-19.

Saint Michael's opened 2017-18 by winning the University of Bridgeport Conference Crossover Tournament and stood 4-3 by the end of November. The Purple Knights clamped down defensively to down a pair of eventual NE10 Championship squads, Adelphi University (62-59) and Pace University (60-48), in mid-January before falling at NCAA qualifier Southern Connecticut State University on an overtime buzzer beater later in the month. At season's end, Emily Ferreri '19 became one of 13 CoSIDA Academic All-America selections in College history.

In 2016-17, the Purple and Gold got off to its first 3-0 Northeast-10 Conference start in nine years, capped by a 62-57 defeat of 23rd-ranked Saint Anselm College. Winners of seven of nine games around New Year's, Saint Michael's was 10-7 overall and 8-4 in the NE10 by Jan. 21, when it held its third straight opponent to 51 points or fewer. However, a season-ending injury to leading scorer Leah Spencer '18 in early February led to a difficult stretch over the final two weeks that saw the Purple Knights lose a tie-breaker for the fifth and final postseason berth out of the NE10 Northeast Division. Saint Michael's had one of its finest defensive seasons, including blocking its most shots (108) since 1998-99 while allowing 60 points or fewer 13 times. Six losses were sustained by eight points or fewer despite the squad utilizing a young group that counted only one multi-year starter among its returners.

The 12th-leading scorer in program history, Pintka was a captain her senior year, when she was named to the NE-10 All-Conference third team. Pintka, who averaged 13.1 points and 5.3 rebounds while blocking 21 shots that season, also landed an Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) All-Star second team nod.

Saint Michael's qualified for the NE-10 Championship three times in her career, with its first-round victory in the 2011 tournament the program's initial postseason triumph in 19 years. A member of the 2008 NE-10 All-Rookie Team, Pintka concluded her career with 1,171 points, 487 rebounds and 52 rejections while tying for 10th in program annals with 106 appearances. The 6-footer remains one of the top free throw shooters ever at Saint Michael's, as her 400 career made free throws are good for second all time, and she is 10th in success rate (75.9%). Pintka appears in the season top 10 for successful free throws twice, with the 134 she made as a senior tying the program mark.

Pintka gained experience as a basketball camp counselor at Saint Michael's in the summers of 2008 through 2011 after serving as a summer league coach in 2007 at the school district in her native Colonie, N.Y. A Dean's List qualifier during her junior and senior years, Pintka earned her bachelor's degree in business administration in 2011 while minoring in marketing.