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Lily Svete


6' 2"
Granger, Ind.
Penn HS

(updated June 2, 2014)

Double Major: Biology Pre-professional and Psychology

Name Pronunciation: SVET-ee


Lily Svete capped her Gator career ranking No. 3 all-time for three-point field goal percentage, as she converted 35 percent (132-377)

·         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

·         fourth Gator from the state of Indiana

·         earned her bachelor’s degrees (she’s a double-major) in May of 2014

·         plans to attend medical school



·         2014 Capital One Academic All-District 4 team

·         2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll member

·         2010 Freshman Academic Honor Roll team

·         2013-14 Postseason Awards Banquet: Academic Achievement Award



·         Had started a career-long 33 consecutive games before coming off the bench at Tennessee on Jan. 23, 2014

·         UF’s leading scorer in a game three times (vs. Alabama, Jan. 30, 2014; vs. Bethune-Cookman, Nov. 8, 2013; at Tennessee, Feb. 26, 2012)

·         15 double-figure scoring games


Svete in the Gator Record Book upon Graduation:


No. 1 (tied) Games Played: 137 (with classmate Jaterra Bonds)

No. 3 Three-Point FG Percentage: 35.0% (132-377)

No. 7 Three-Point FG Made: 132

No. 8 Three-Point FG Attempted: 377


No. 1 Three-Point FG Percentage: 40.0% (52-130), 2012-13

No. 4 Three-Point FG Percentage: 36.0% (50-139), 2013-14

No. 20 (Tied) Three-Point FG Made: 52 (2012-13)

No. 22 (Tied) Three-Point FG Made: 50 (202-13)

Season Records by Class:

No. 1 (tied) Games Played by a Junior: 37

No. 1 Three-Point FG Percentage by a Junior: 40.0% (52-130)

No. 1 Three-Point FG Percentage by a Senior: 36.0% (50-139)

No. 4 (tied) Games Played by a Senior: 33


Redshirt-Senior Year (2013-14)

·         2014 Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll

·         2014 Capital One Academic All-District 4 team

·         Postseason Awards Banquet: Academic Achievement Award

·         Started the first 18 games then came off the bench for the next five (14 total) ... and started at Arkansas (Feb. 6)

·         Connected on at least one 3-pointer in 22 of 33 games

·         With fellow senior Jaterra Bonds, played in her 137th career game and reset the program record for most played in a career

·         In the SEC stats ranked (All-Games): T-No. 13 in the SEC for 3-pointers made per game (1.5 pg)

·         Busted out of a three-game scoreless drought with a pair of huge three-pointers - including one with 7:01 remaining and Vanderbilt was within three points - and five rebounds in the road win on Feb. 27

·         Scored a career-high 17 points (5-of-9 three-pointers) with five rebounds in win vs. Kentucky (Feb. 9)

·         Scored all of her 12 points in the second half at Ole Miss (Feb. 2), when she helped UF outscore the Rebels, 48-29

·         Led UF with seven rebounds against Alabama (Jan. 30) - first time in career she has guided the Gators on the boards; also scored 14 points (5-7 FG, 3-5 3FG)

·         Successfully completed the first three-point-play of her collegiate career during the win vs. Alabama (Jan. 30) - 9:20 remaining in game

·         50th career start came at LSU (Jan. 12)

·         Became 10th Gator to net 100 career three-pointers, hitting the century mark with 4:30 remaining in the win vs. Saint Francis (Dec. 17); hit 3-5 three-point attempts en route to 11 points with 6 rebounds and 4 assists

·         hit 4 three-pointers in each of the first three games

·         sparked UF’s second-half rally at Virginia Tech (Nov. 14), when she nailed three 3-pointers in 2:02 span early in the frame that helped cut UF’s deficit from 28 to 17 points

·         nailed her first 4 three-point attempts in the first 3:22 of the game against North Florida (Nov. 10) and helped spot UF a quick 16-5 lead en route to the win

·         tied career-high of 15 points on 4-of-6 three-pointers before fouling out of season-opener vs. Bethune-Cookman; UF’s leading game scorer (tied) for second time in career


·         2013-14 SEASON STATS:

·         scored in every game except 8 this season

·         8 double-figure scoring games

·         UF’s leading scorer in 2 game ... leading rebounder in 1 game ... assists leader in 1 game

·         Did not score in UF’s last two 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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