Posts by Natalie Heavren

Natalie Heavren has been a contributor to The Next since February 2019 and currently covers both the Atlantic 10 and the WNBA.

Left: Claire and Amy Jacobs pose for a photo. Top right: Katie Jekot shoots the ball. Bottom right Julie Jekot goes up against defenders.

Sister(s) vs. Sister: A special matchup between La Salle and Saint Joseph’s

January 16, 2022

Basketball is a family affair for the Jacobs and Jekot sisters


Daily Briefing — Jan. 2, 2022: Cancellations continue but Estefania Ors and several others shined through

January 2, 2022

Five 30+ point scorers lead the way in a limited slate of games

Elle Sutphin celebrates with her team on the sideline.

Elle Sutphin’s instant impact on the Davidson program

December 29, 2021

‘She’s just a constant sponge trying to get better’

‘I call Desi a baller’: Dez Elmore is making her impact on the Rhode Island program

December 12, 2021

In her last months before turning pro, Elmore is playing impactful, unselfish basketball for the Rams

Daily Briefing — Dec. 12, 2021: Ayoka Lee scores 38 and a pair of games not played

December 12, 2021

UConn extends streak without consecutive losses

Huddle of Mason women's basketball players

George Mason’s win over Florida is just the start

December 4, 2021

The Patriots continue to ‘Believe Big’—and it has paid off

The Loyola women's basketball team huddles around head coach Kate Achter

‘We want to be impactful right away’: What the move to the Atlantic 10 means for Loyola women’s basketball

November 20, 2021

Recent A-10 additions have struggled early on, but the Ramblers will look to make a splash next season

What Loyola Chicago’s successful bid to join the Atlantic 10 means for women’s basketball

November 17, 2021

The Ramblers are the A-10’s 15th member

Addie Budnik goes up for the block against VCU

Addie Budnik is back at Richmond with new confidence

November 14, 2021

The reigning Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year looks to build on her success from last season

Taya Robinson jogs up the court

‘Our biggest recruit’: Taya Robinson returns to VCU looking to win in March

November 13, 2021

The fifth-year VCU player brings production, leadership and versatility to the defending conference tournament champions