Sonia Citron, Notre Dame to Meet N.C. State


Sonia Citron, a graduate of The Ursuline School in New Rochelle, will join fifth-seeded University of Notre Dame as they play top-seeded North Carolina State University in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division I women’s basketball tournament in Bridgeport, Conn., at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 26, on ESPN.

Notre Dame, 24-8 overall, and North Carolina State, 31-3, both compete in the Atlantic Coast Conference, and Notre Dame is the only ACC school to beat the Wolfpack during the 2021-2022 season. Notre Dame defeated North Carolina State, 69-66, in South Bend, Ind., Feb. 1.

Ms. Citron, a freshman, scored 25 points in leading the Irish to a 108-64 second-round victory over fourth seed and host Oklahoma March 21. The ACC Rookie of the Year was 11 for 11 from the free-throw line and finished with 20 or more points in a game for the third time this season. The 6-foot-1 inch guard, who was 7 for 13 from the field, also had six rebounds, four steals and three assists.

Two days earlier, in an 89-78 first-round win over the University of Massachusetts, she hit four of her seven shots on her way to nine points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal.

Ms. Citron has started 15 games this season and is averaging 12.0 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. She is shooting 45 percent from the field, 34 percent from three-point range and 85 percent from the free-throw line.