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Lindsay Stergio leads USA women in scoring at 2015 World Deaf Basketball Championships

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With group play concluded at the 2015 World Deaf Basketball Championships, Lindsay Stergio finds herself leading her team in scoring. In three games, she has scored 50 total points, 6 more than Nukeitra Hayes who is second on the team.


The 25-year-old has been a key part of the USA women’s national team for a few years. She was with them when they won gold at the 2013 Deaflympic Games in Sofia.

As a collegiate player, the 6 foot tall Stergio was a bit of a journeyman.  She started off at Southern Connecticut State University, playing for the team during the 2008-09 season. She then transferred to Eastern Connecticut State University, playing for the team in the 2009-10 season. She stayed at the university during the 2010 and 2011 academic years but was not a member of the basketball team. Stergio had some issues integrating with the team because of her deafness. She transferred to Gallaudet University in 2012, where she joined and captained their women’s basketball team for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons before graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Design. In her first year at Gallaudet , she averaged 15.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.0 steals. She was named to the All NEAC First Team in her senior year, where she averaged 18.9 points, 9.9 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. While at Gallaudet, she was also named to the at the Division III USA All-Star team and competed at a tournament in Brazil.

In her final year of university, Stergio became more involved with basketball behind the scenes. She worked at the National Girls Basketball Camp in Fredrick, Maryland starting in 2013. In November of last year, she became the head coach of the girl’s team Maryland School for the Deaf and finished her role there in February of this year. Since September of last year, she has worked as a Student Athletic Trainer at Gallaudet.

Stergio graduated from Montville High School in 2008, where she played high school ball with a number of other great female basketball players including Heather Buck, Nikkia Smith and Caitlin Quinn who all went on to play university ball.

Team USA statistics after 3 games of group play.

Player Points Rebounds Assists Steals Blocked Shots Turnover Personal Fouls
Danielle Warren 29 7 8 7 0 2 6
Elena Ciccarelli 16 18 6 4 0 2 5
Victoria Faieta 38 31 6 2 5 9 4
Clarie Tucker 10 11 3 2 0 4 4
Sabina Shysh 12 11 6 4 1 3 4
Lindsay Stergio 50 29 6 4 0 7 3
Juliana Apfel 3 4 2 2 0 4 3
Chystle Marion 8 9 3 0 0 1 3
Raven Pentz 10 11 8 6 0 7 2
Nukeitra Hayes 44 31 5 1 5 3 2
Paige Machnacki 21 15 0 2 1 1 1
Christine Smith 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

1 Comment on Lindsay Stergio leads USA women in scoring at 2015 World Deaf Basketball Championships

  1. Paula Bell // July 8, 2015 at 4:03 pm // Reply

    Fantastic article! Go Team USA Women’s Basketball!! Having known her since she was in first grade, I can unequivocally say that Lindsay is as terrific a person as she is a ball player! Thanks for the article ~ I’ve shared it with many!

    Paula R. Bell
    ToD ~ retired

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