Liliana Ronchetti

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Liliana Ronchetti
Personal information
Born (1927-02-15)February 15, 1927
Como, Italy
Died 4 February 1974(1974-02-04) (aged 46)
Nationality Italian
Listed height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Career information
Playing career 1947–1973
Position Shooting guard
Career history
1947–1955 Società Ginnastica Comense
1955–1956 Bernocchi Legnano
1956–1957 Autonomi Torino
1957–1958 Chlorodont Milano
1958–1965 Standa Milano
1965–1966 Zaiss Milano
1966–1971 Ri.Ri Mendrisio
1971–1973 Ignis Varese

Liliana Ronchetti (15 September 1927, Como – 4 February 1974) was an Italian basketball player. On club level, she played for Società Ginnastica Comense (1947-55, won the Italian League in 1950, 1951 (undefeated season), 1952 (undefeated season) and 1953, was the league's top scorer in 1952, 1953 and 1954), Bernocchi Legnano (1955-1956), Autonomi Torino (1956-57), Chlorodont Milano (1957-1958), Standa Milano (1958-65, was the league's top scorer in 1960), Zaiss Milano (1965-66), Ri.Ri Mendrisio (1966-71, won the Swiss League in 1967, 1968 and 1969) and Ignis Varese (1971-73).

She scored 51 points in a game once while playing for Comense, that is the record high for an Italian women's league. She played 83 games for the Italy women's national basketball team, participating in Eurobasket Women in 1952, 1954, 1956, 1958, 1960 and 1962.

After her sudden death only a year after she retired, the FIBA named the Ronchetti Cup in her honour. In 2007, she was enshrined in the FIBA Hall of Fame.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ FIBA Hall of Fame page on Ronchetti, halloffame.fiba.com; accessed 16 August 2015.