Chronic knee pain has force Tritz to end her playing career, though she will remain an active member of the Bluejays.
Carli played in each of Creighton’s 33 games last season, starting 21 contests ... She closed her junior campaign with 226 points and a team-best 122 assists ... Tritz grabbed five steals in the Jays’ 64-61 overtime loss to Illinois State on March 16 ... Carli delivered 10 points against Evansville on March 7 to help the Jays down the Aces, 74-69 in overtime on March 7 ... Tritz became the 24th Bluejay to reach 1,000 points with her second trey against Northern Iowa on Feb. 21, accomplishing the feat in just 88 games, the 12th fastest to reach 1,000 points in school history ... Coming off the bench for the first time since her freshman campaign, Tritz recorded nine points and five assists in Jays’ 66-60 loss at Illinois State on Feb. 10 ... Carli finished with 17 points on 5-of-11 with seven assists in the Jays’ 88-81 double overtime loss at Minnesota on Dec. 30 ... Tritz dropped in a season-high 21 points on the RedHawks in Creighton’s 66-57 win over Miami (Ohio) on Dec. 21. ... Tritz dished out a season best seven assists in the Jays’ 75-54 win at Houston on Dec. 8 ... Tritz reached double-figures at South Dakota State on Nov. 14, scoring 13 points and again with 11 against No. 22 Kansas (Nov. 25).
Carli closed her sophomore season with All-MVC First Team recognition … She was named MVC Tournament MVP after averaging 19.7 points, 7.7 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.3 steals per game … Tritz set Creighton MVC Tournament records by making 20 and attempting 26 free throws during the tournament … She was the highest scoring sophomore in the MVC (14.4 ppg) and the first sophomore to lead the Jays in scoring since MVC Player of the Year Christy Neneman in 2001-02 ... She also led the team in assists (121), steals (64) and free throw percentage (.770) … She closed 2011-12 ranked second in the MVC in assists, fourth in assist-turnover ratio, sixth in scoring, sixth in steals, ninth in minutes per game, 12th in free throw percentage and 13th in field goal percentage … Carli’s best performance of the season came when the Bluejays needed her most as she threw down a career-high 29 points against Missouri State (March 10) in the MVC Tournament semifinals, including 27 in the second half to outscore the Lady Bears 27-24 … Tritz scored 17 straight points for Creighton in the second half against MSU to lead the Jays to a 56-47 win ... Poured in 23 points, making 9-of-18 field goals at Kansas (Nov. 16) ... Scored team-high 17 points on 7-of-14 from the field against Nebraska (Dec. 8) ... Named to the UTSA Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team after averaging 16 points per game at the event, including 18 points against Colorado (Dec. 21) ... Scored 17 of her team-high 19 points in the second half against Indiana State, including the game-winning basket with 2.0 seconds on the clock in a 64-62 win (Jan. 20) … Scored in double figures in 11 straight games (Dec. 8 - Jan. 22), the longest streak of her career ... Scored 25 points on 10-of-16 field goals against Bradley (Jan. 29), 19 of her 25 points came after halftime ... Scored 17, had nine rebounds and added six assists and two blocked shots against Missouri State (Feb. 4) ... Tied career-highs with eight assists and six steals and set career-high with three blocked shots at Bradley (Feb. 26) ... Grabbed her first double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds against Northern Iowa (March 9) in the MVC Tournament quarterfinals.
Named the MVC Freshman of the Year, MVC All-Freshman Team and All-MVC Honorable Mention after leading the team in assists (98), steals (67) and field-goal percentage (.478) ... Set an MVC record by earning MVC Newcomer of the Week honors nine times during the season (in 17 weeks) ... Led all MVC newcomers in scoring (11.4 ppg), field-goal percentage (.478) and assist-turnover ratio (1.0), while she led all league freshmen with 67 steals ... Ranked in the MVC top-10 in steals (4th), field-goal percentage (5th), assists (6th) and assist-turnover ratio (6th) ... Tied for the team-lead with 21 double-figure scoring games, the most by a Bluejay freshman since Laura Spanheimer (21) in 2001-02 ... Fell just two assists shy of becoming the third freshman in school history with 100 assists in a season ... Started the final 22 games of the year after coming off the bench in her first nine games ... Topped the team with 14 points in WNIT game at Northwestern (March 17) ... Scored a game-high 19 points, making 7-of-11 shots against Wichita State (March 11) in the MVC Tournament ... Had 15 points and five steals in both meetings with Drake (Dec. 31, March 5) ... Went 7-of-9 at the free throw line against Indiana State (Feb. 17) to tie a season-high ... Had game-high 18 points – 16 in the second half – at league-champion UNI (Feb. 10) ... Scored 16 points and dished a career-high eight assists against Missouri State (Jan. 27) ... Grabbed a career-high six steals and added 18 points at Indiana State (Jan. 22) ... Led team with 17 points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals against Bradley (Jan. 15) ... Logged career-high 10 rebounds and added seven assists against UNI (Jan. 13) ... Made all four of her field goal attempts in her first career start against North Dakota (Dec. 20) ... Scored 21 points, making a career best 4-of-6 three-pointers against Nebraska (Dec. 8) ... Hit pair of free throws with 14.3 seconds left to give the Bluejays a 63-61 win over Marquette (Nov. 28) ... Scored 10 first half points against Wyoming (Nov. 20) in her home debut ... Had eight points, two steals and two assists in her collegiate debut against Liberty (Nov. 12).
Bishop Heelan High School
Named Miss Iowa Basketball after setting a school and city record with 610 points scored (22.6 per game) as a senior ... Earned Honorable Mention for the 2010 WBCA High School All-America Game, recognizing her as one of the top-40 high school seniors ... Twice named the Omaha World-Herald’s Western Iowa Female Athlete of the Year, following her junior and senior years ... Two-time KMEG-TV Female Athlete of the Year and Sioux City Journal Metro Athlete of the Year in 2010 ... Honored by ESPN RISE as the Midwest Player of the Week in January of her senior season following a 25-point, 13-assist performance against Sioux City North ... Her 1,594 career points rank second in school and city history ... Named first team all-conference, all-city and all-district three times ... Twice named First Team All-State by the Iowa Newspaper Association, Des Moines Register and Iowa Girls Coaches Association ... Three times named Omaha World-Herald Western Iowa First Team, earning team captain recognition her final two years ... Named First Team All-Northwest Iowa three times, including captain honors as a senior ... Iowa Basketball Coaches Association 3A Player of the Year as a junior ... Led team to state title game in her final three seasons, winning the championship as a sophomore and senior and earned all-tournament team captain honors as a junior and senior ... Tabbed the Player of the Game in the state title game as a sophomore and senior ... Set a state tournament record with 11 steals in one game ... Led all classes with 165 steals (6.1 per game) and finished second in all classes and led 3A with 179 assists (6.6 per game) as a senior ... Ranked second in 3A with 22.6 points per game as a senior ... As a junior, led team with 18.9 points, 5.3 steals and 4.6 assists per game, ranking second in state in steals and fifth in scoring ... Averaged 14.2 points and led team with 4.3 assists and 3.8 steals per game as a sophomore ... Played in the Iowa High School All-Star game in basketball, volleyball and soccer ... Named first team all-state in volleyball and soccer, earning 3A Volleyball Player of the Year honors as a senior ... In soccer, owns city records with 35 goals in a season and 93 in a career.
Flanery on Tritz
“Clearly Carli lost a little explosiveness last season, but she is still our best passer, she can hit from long range and can defend with intelligence. I am confident her knowledge of the game and experience will continue to allow her to be a steady offensive weapon and a smart defender.”