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Bentley University Falcons
146 Northeast-10 Championships
80 CoSIDA Academic All-Americas
2014 NCAA Div. II Women's Basketball National Champs
2001 NCAA Div. II Field Hockey National Champs
Women's Basketball: NCAA Record 35 NCAA tournaments
5 Elise Caira
5 - Elise Caira
Height: 5-10
Year: Sr
Hometown: Wakefield, Mass.
High School: Arlington Catholic
Position: G-F

Career Highlights

Promising career has been interrupted each season by an injury that has forced her to miss a minimum of 10 games, twice with a season-ending knee injury ... career averages of 8.5 points and 5,1 rebounds in 53 games ... has missed 72 games during her four years ... plans to return in 2011-12 for final year of eligibility while pursuing her Masters. 

2010-11 Season

Suffered a season-ending knee injury on Dec. 30 ... was team’s top scorer and rebounder at the time, with averages of 13.6 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.6 steals ... .538 field goal percentage ... two double-doubles ... 14 points, 14 rebounds against UMass-Lowell Dec. 1 ... 18 points, 12 rebounds in game before the injury, Dec. 29 against Bridgeport ... had at least two offensive rebounds in every game ... named to Capital One Academic All-District 1 first team (college division) by the College Sports Information Directors of America ... received team’s Scholar-Athlete Award following the season. 

2009-10 Season

Averaged 11.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in 20 games ... started all three games in the postseason, her first starts since Dec. 18 ... missed nine games from Dec. 28-Jan. 23 and the Feb. 3 game with a leg injury ... after her return on Jan. 26, averaged 7.5 points and 5.9 rebounds while playing 19.4 minutes a game ... finished second on team in rebounds, defensive rebounds and offensive rebounds despite being sixth in minutes ... at the time she was sidelined in late December, was number two in the Northeast-10 in rebounds (9.4 per game) and fifth in the conference in scoring (15.3) ... five double-doubles, including a 21-point, 10-rebound effort in the season-opener against Holy Family Nov. 15, her first game in about 54 weeks ... season-best 13 rebounds, along with 16 points, Nov. 29 against Southern New Hampshire ... went to the line at least four times in 14 of 20 games ... ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District 1 third team (college division) ... two appearances on the Northeast-10 Weekly Honor Roll during the month of November ... team’s Scholar-Athlete Award winner for the second straight year. 

2008-09 Season

Averaged 9.7 points and 10 rebounds during the Disney Tournament before suffering a season-ending knee injury ... started all three games at Disney ... opened season with 15 points and 12 rebounds vs. Lake Superior State Oct. 31, the first double-double of her career ... grabbed 10 rebounds vs. Columbus State Nov. 2 ... received team’s Scholar-Athlete Award. 

2007-08 Season

Was selected as Bentley’s Most Improved Player following a season that saw her appear in 20 games and miss ten games midseason due to injury ... averaged 13.7 minutes, 3.4 points and 2.4 rebounds overall ... made one steal every 13.7 minutes she was on the court ... averaged 1.7 points and 1.7 rebounds in first ten games, and 5.1 points and 3.1 boards after returning from injury ... shot 32 percent before the injury and 48 percent after, when she was playing more in the frontcourt ... had 12 points against Southern Connecticut Feb. 26 in the regular season finale and 11 against Assumption in the NCAA Regional ... the latter performance earned her a spot on the NE-10 Weekly Honor Roll. 

Before Bentley

A 2006 graduate of Arlington Catholic High School where she finished as the Cougars’ all-time leading scorer with 1,560 points ... as a senior, was named to the Boston Globe Super Team after averaging close to 25 ppg and leading AC to its third straight Catholic Central League championship ... two-time team captain in basketball and also the volleyball captain as a senior ... helped Cougars win league championship every season of her high school career ... two-time CCL MVP in both sports ... was also named to the 2006 and 2007 Boston Herald All-Scholastic basketball teams ... 2006 Boston Globe All-Scholastic ... McDonald’s All-America nominee ... member of 2006 Boston Herald All-Scholastic volleyball team. 


Corporate finance and accounting major who is a two-time recipient of the team’s Scholar-Athlete Award ... outstanding student who made the 2007-08 Northeast-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and the 2010 Northeast-10 All-Academic team ... age as of Nov. 15, 2010: 21 ... daughter of Brian and Susan Caira ... has an older brother, Robert (28) ... participated in Make-A-Wish, Autism Walk and Junior Falcon Day ... also an Open House Ambassador.

2010-11 Statistics                        2009-10 Statistics

2008-09 Statistics                        Career Statistics