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Lily Svete


6' 2"
Granger, Ind.
Penn HS

(data as of August 23, 2013)


Double Major: Biology Pre-professional and Psychology


Name Pronunciation: SVET-ee


Lily Svete had a break-out junior season when she at least doubled her average in every statistical category from any previous year and improved her shooting percentages from long range and overall ... a keen outside shot and a stellar work ethic ... received a medical redshirt for the 2009-10 season after she tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee on Nov. 26, 2009, and missed all except the first four games of the year ...  earned a place on the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll, as well as the 2010 Freshman Academic Honor Roll ... the fourth Gator from the state of Indiana, joining Janna Bragg (Upland, 1984-88), Bridget Pettis (West Chicago, 1991-93) and Chanda Stebbins (Muncie, 1993-97) ... received the 2012-13 Academic Achievement Award (team award) at the postseason banquet


Career Notes

* Set UF’s program-record for three-point percentage in a season (40.0 pct, 52-130, in 2012-13)

* UF’s leading scorer in a game once (at Tennessee, Feb. 26, 2012)

* 7 double-figure scoring games


Redshirt-Junior Year (2012-13)

* Played in all 37 games

* Started the first 18 games and 33 overall

* Scored in 28 games

* Converted at least one three-pointer in 24 games

* Set UF’s program-record for three-point percentage in a season (40.0 pct, 52-130)

* At least doubled her average in every statistical category from any previous year and improved her shooting percentages from long range and overall

* During the five-point WNIT quarterfinal win at James Madison (March 30), capped UF’s 18-9 midway through the first half with back-to-back three-pointers that gave the team a 39-25 edge and forced the Dukes to call a timeout

* Finished with a postseason-career-high nine points on a 3-of-5 three-point effort in the WNIT second-round win at Winthrop (March 25), when she nail her first trey during the team’s 8-2 game-opening run and then canned back-to-back from deep midway through the second half to cap a 12-0 run that blew the game open

* Her three-pointer in the first half against Tennessee (March 8) in the SEC Tournament quarterfinal was the 300th point of her career

* Led a furious second-half rally at Texas A&M, when she nailed all five of her three-pointers in the second half and helped UF cut a 21-point deficit to four points; tied her career-high of 15 points

* Netted back-to-back double-figure scoring games for the first time in her career with 11 at Auburn (Feb. 10) and 12 against Alabama (Feb. 3); followed that with the 15-point effort at TAMU for three consecutive double-figure scoring games

* Sparked UF late in the win at Auburn (Feb. 10), drilling three three-pointers in the final 7:16 of the game during a 2:39 span that helped UF secure its first win at Auburn since Feb. 29, 2004

* Scored 12 points all on three-pointers versus Alabama (Feb. 3) for her third double-figure scoring game of the year

* Solid game at Missouri (Jan. 31), scoring nine points on 3-of-3 from the arc (3-4 overall)

* Scored a career-high 15 points on 5-of-10 three-point shooting in the win against Savannah State (Dec. 20)

* Credited by Coach Butler after the win at La Salle (Dec. 16) as one of the Gators who “stepped up and made some tough plays” en route to the team’s first road win of the year

* Scored a career-high 14 points, hitting 4-of-5 three-pointers in the win against Troy (Dec. 4), along with two assists and a steal in 15 minutes

* Went 3-of-3 from the field, including both 3-point attempts, with three rebounds and two steals in the win versus Georgia State (Nov. 11)

* Started the season-opening win against Fairfield (Nov. 9), her first collegiate start and recorded a three-pointer and four rebounds

* 6 double-figure scoring games … did not score in UF’s last game


Redshirt-Sophomore Year (2011-12)

* Appeared in 32 of 33 games

* Scored in 18 games

* Tallied a double-figure scoring effort for the first time in her career when she led the Gators in scoring with 12 points at Tennessee (Feb. 26), where she converted 5-of-6 from the field and 2-of-5 three-pointers

* With UF holding a one-point lead at Arkansas (Jan. 30), she scored seven points in 62 seconds and helped the Gators stage a 15-2 run over a 2:16 span and take a 13-point lead

* Sank a season-high two 3-pointers in three games

* UF’s leading scorer in a game one time (at Tennessee, Feb. 26)

* 1 double-figure scoring game


Redshirt-Freshman Year (2010-11)

* Appeared in 31 of 35 games

* Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll

* Voted as the team’s recipient of the Miss Elliott Unsung Hero Award

* After going scoreless for seven consecutive games, tallied a huge five points in the upset win at Vanderbilt (Feb. 25)

* Attempted and made her first collegiate free throw with 30 seconds remaining in the win against Providence (Dec. 4), with the make completing a three-point play

* Played a career-long 21 minutes versus Navy (Nov. 27), when she was credited by Coach Butler for sparking the team in its nine-point win, as she scored six points, both on three-pointers and collected three rebounds

* Contributed a then-career-high nine points in the season-opener against UCF


Freshman Year (2009-10)

* Appeared in the first four games and averaged 10.0 minutes off the bench

* Tore the ACL in her right knee during practice on Thanksgiving Day afternoon and underwent successful surgery on Jan. 4, 2010, with team orthopedist Dr. Mike Moser

* Compiled eight points, scoring in each of the last two, including a six-point performance on 2-of-2 shooting from the three-point arc against UAB (Nov. 24)

* Was enjoying her best game during the win over UAB (Nov. 24), until she hyperextended her knee and did not return to the game, leaving with six points after hitting both three-point attempts in eight minutes of action

* In UF’s first road game, scored her first collegiate points, hitting a jumper with 1:27 remaining at No. 25 Pittsburgh (Nov. 20), when she also blocked two shots and grabbed a pair of rebounds, also the first of her career

* Saw 13 minutes of action against Stetson (Nov. 14) and earned praise from Coach Butler after drawing a charge with 11:34 remaining in the game

* Named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll


High School

* Graduated from Penn High School (Mishawaka, Ind.) in May of 2009

* Finished her prep career with a school-record 1,314 points, also holding the Kingsmen career mark for blocked shots and consecutive made free throws (39) …2009 McDonald’s All-American Game Nominee

* In 22 games during her senior year, averaged 16.6 points (365 total points), connecting on 26 three-pointers with 7.1 rebounds (157 total), while shooting 55.9 percent (113-202) from the field and 78.2 percent (61-78) from the free throw line, helping the Kingsmen to a 17-5 record and an appearance in the 4A state sectionals

* Selected to the prestigious Indiana All-Star Team in 2009 that defeated Kentucky twice, including in the second game, when the Hoosier stars trailed by nine at halftime and rallied in the second sparked by back-to-back three-pointers with 11:20 remaining by Svete, who gave Indiana a 53-47 lead and finished the game with eight points and two assists

* Associated Press Indiana All-State High Honorable Mention team selection in 2009 after receiving votes in 2008

* A 2008 Indiana All-State First team member her junior year, when she averaged 17.3 points (379 total) and 9.2 rebounds (204 total) per game, compiled 14 double-doubles and shot 46 percent from behind the three-point arc

* Averaged 11 points and seven rebounds as a sophomore after she scored a P.S.H.-freshman record 309 points during the 2006 season

* Recognized by The Sporting News to its 2007 and 2008 HS Girls All-American Honorable Mention Teams

* Selected to the Adidas Top 10 All-Star Team in Atlanta

* Selected to the 2008 Junior Indiana All-Stars North Team

* 2008 IBCA Underclass All-State pick

* Coached at P.S.H. by Terry Tulchinsky

* Played for the Indiana Elite AAU team coached by Rod Creech and Andrew Woodrich and won the ISU State title

* Also considered Purdue, Northwestern and Penn State in the recruiting process


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