Sarah Beal
Sarah  Beal


Matthews, N.C.

High School:
New Hope Christian Academy




BIG EAST Tournament Game Notes vs. Butler - Women's Basketball

Friars and Bulldogs open BIG EAST Tournament action on Saturday, March 3 at 5 p.m. (ET).


Chanell Williams Named To BIG EAST All-Freshman Team

Williams represented the Friars as a unanimous selection.


Women's Basketball Game Notes vs. Xavier

Friars host Musketeers On Feb. 18 at 1:00 p.m. for Senior Day.


Women's Basketball Game Notes vs. Butler

Friars host Bulldogs on Friday for their annual Pink Out Friartown game at 7:00 p.m.


Women's Basketball Game Notes vs. Creighton

Friars host the Bluejays on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 12:00 p.m.

2016-17:  Averaged 13.0 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.1 steals per game... Recorded double figures in 21 games... Became the 33rd player in program history to surpass 1,000 career points with 24 points at Marquette on Jan. 4... Beal shot 11-14 from the field (.786), and her 11 made field goals marked a single-game career high... Collected a season-high three steals against Binghamton (Nov. 19), Miami (OH) on Nov. 27 and Bryant (Dec. 3)... Dished a season-high seven assists against Hartford (Nov. 22)... Eclipsed 20 points for a second time this season against St. John’s (Jan. 22) with 21 points and added seven rebounds and four assists... Scored a season-high 25 points against Marquette (Jan. 27) on 11-18 shooting from the field... Followed with 15 points and a season-high nine rebounds against No. 21/19 DePaul (Jan. 29)... Posted her first double-double of the year on Feb. 3 against Georgetown, with 24 points and 11 boards, and also contributed seven rebounds... Notched 16 points in the Friars’ regular-season finale against Xavier (Feb. 26)... On March 4 against Seton Hall in the First Round of the BIG EAST Tournament, she recorded 18 points, five rebounds and five assists... Finished career ranked ninth all-time at Providence in career assists (385) and 21st all-time in career scoring (1,188)... Named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll three times (11/14, 11/21 and 12/26)... Tabbed BIG EAST Player of the Week on Jan. 30... Was the first Friar to earn BIG EAST Player of the Week honors since Tori Rule on Nov. 25, 2013.

2015-16: Played 29 games and made 26 appearances in the starting line-up... Led the team in scoring (10.8 ppg), assists (3.2 apg) and steals (1.7 spg) and finished the year ranked second among her teammates in rebounding (4.3 rpg)... Reached double figures in the scoring column 15 times, including three 20+ point games... Notched two double-doubles... Recorded her first double-double of the season on Dec. 9 vs. Bryant with a season-high 23 points and a career-best 10 steals... Her 10 steals established a single-game program record, previously held by Helen Jessie-Mency ‘91 (9 vs. Pitt, 2/5/91)... Beal also added four rebounds, three assists and one blocked shot vs. the Bulldogs... Tallied her second double-double of the season in the very next game against FGCU (12/12) with 12 points and a career-high 12 rebounds... Against Rhode Island (Dec. 20), scored all 15 of her points in the second half, including eight of the Friars’ 11 points in overtime to help Providence earn a 64-55 victory... Dished a season-high six assists in four games vs. Hartford (11/25), Albany (12/1), No. 23 Seton Hall (12/29) and Marquette (1/22)... In the Friars’victory over Creighton (Feb. 14), she led Providence with 13 points, four assists and three steals... Tallied 16 points, six assists and three rebounds during the Friars’ game vs. Marquette on Feb. 21... On Feb. 26, she tallied 19 points against St. John’s on 7-13 shooting from the field, including a 2-3 performance from three-point territory... Made her first appearance in the BIG EAST Tournament on March 5 vs. Creighton and recorded eight points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals... Led the team in scoring during 10 games... Also led the team in rebounding on seven occassions... Through the completion of three seasons at Providence (72 games), Beal has recorded 799 points and 295 assists... At season’s end, she had moved into 13th all-time in career assists at Providence... Named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll four times (Nov. 30, Dec. 14, Dec. 21, Feb. 15).

2014-15: Played 14 games and appeared in the starting line-up 13 times... Missed final 16 games of the season with an injury... Averaged 10.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and a team-best 4.7 assists per game... Recorded seven double-digit scoring games, including a season-high 24 points against Brown on Nov. 18... Connected on 12-of-14 free throws vs. Brown, matching a personal best for free-throws made in a single game... Dished a season-high seven assists vs. Richmond (Nov. 14), Rhode Island (Dec. 7) and Florida Gulf Coast (Dec. 11)... On Dec. 6, netted a team-best 17 points and added five assists and a career-best five steals vs. UMass Lowell... Dished 5+ assists in eight of the 14 games she played.

2013-14: Played 29 games and appeared in the starting line-up 28 times... Averaged 11.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.5 steals per game... Led the team in assists (135) and steals (42)... Surpassed the 100-assist milestone on Feb. 5 vs. Villanova with a game-high six hand-outs... Became just the fourth Friar in the last decade to dish 100+ assists in a single-season... Her 135 assists mark the third-highest total all-time by a freshman in program history... Handed out a career-best 13 assists vs. Butler on Jan. 28... Her 13 assists were one shy of the BIG EAST single-game record by a freshman (14), and marked the most assists by a BIG EAST player in a single-game during the 2013-14 season... Also scored 13 points in the game vs. Butler to secure her first career double-double... Scored a career-high 27 points vs. Marquette on Jan. 21... Collected a career-best four steals in games vs. DePaul (2/1) and Bryant (11/12)... Hauled in a career-high nine rebounds vs. UMass Lowell (11/9)... Reached double figures in the scoring column 21 times, including four games with 20+ points... Tallied double figures in 14 of 18 BIG EAST games... On Feb. 22, she scored all of her game-high 18 points against Xavier in the second half, and propelled the Friars to a 61-59 victory... Also added six rebounds, three assists and one blocked shot vs. the Musketeers... Dished 5+ assists in 13 games... Hit a career-high eight field goals in three games - all vs. BIG EAST opponents: Georgetown (3/1), Marquette (1/21) and DePaul (1/8)... Each of those three games also were played on the road... Her 91 made free throws are the fourth highest total by a freshman in program history, and her 945 minutes played mark the third highest total by a freshman at PC... Named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week on January 27 and March 5... Is the first Friar to earn Freshman of the Week honors since Chelsea Marandola on December 26, 2005... Named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Feb. 3... Was a unanimous BIG EAST All-Freshman Team selection.

BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Attended New Hope Christian Academy (2011-13)... Averaged 16 points, six assists, three steals and three rebounds per game... NACA First-Team All-America selection... Two-time NACA Most Valuable Player (2012, 2013)... Helped her team earn a No. 1 ranking in the State of North Carolina... Spent her freshman year at Hickory Grove Christian High School, and her sophomore year at Oak Ridge Military Academy.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Darla Beal and the late Cerea Beal, Jr. ...Born October 12, 1995... Has one brother, Dane Sparrow, and one sister, Kim Beal... Sociology major.

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