After talking to my family, agent and friends, I have made the difficult decision to retire from professional basketball after 14 year career. I want to thank all the wonderful people that I have met along the way. I especially would like to thank my family for their encouragement and support. My highest gratitude is reserved for my Dad for all those countless hours he spent with me on the basketball court and his daily inspiration. I am sad to finish this chapter in my life but I am also exicted to start the new chapter. I have recently completed a Masters degree in Physical Education and would like to pursue a college coaching career.
Teresa Palmisano was inducted on June 11, 2006 into the Ventura County Sports Hall of Fame. The other inductees are Andres Herrera, Don McLean, Eric Wynalda and Kathleen Slaten-Ayala. The awards will be on display in the new Athletics Complex at Cal-Lutheran University (CLU) in Thousand Oaks, California. Upon receiving this honor, Teresa thank her family for their influence and their support, especially her father, Joe who past away this December from cancer. He was her coach, teacher, motivator and hero.
Teresa Palmisano has signed a contract for the 2005-2006 season in the Women's Italian Professional League for the team of Stem Marine Parma. Palmisano, playing in her 5th season in the Italian league and 12th season in Europe, reports to pre-season camp September 17th.
Palmisano returns for fifth Italian season Ventura's Teresa Palmisano has signed a contract for the 2005-06 season in the Women's Italian Professional Basketball League for the team of Stem Marine Parma. Palmisano, 36, will be playing in her fifth season in the Italian League and 12th season in Europe. The Buena High graduate has played on five championships including the Italian National Championship and the ItalianCup captured during the 2003 season. Palmisano reports to pre-season camp Sept. 17.
Teresa has decided to remain a free agent although she had two teams interested in Italy. She wants to wait and see if something develops in the second half of the season. Teresa revised her contract with Rudy Project Sunglasses. They have been Teresa's choice of sunglasses for the last six years.
Teresa Palmisano has finished playing her 10th season in Europe, with the last three in Italy. Teresa played this year for Rovereto Basket Club in the Italian Women's Professional League. Rovereto finished the season with a 30-12 record and placed 5th in the leauge of 16 teams. They also made the final 16 round in the FIBA Cup before being eliminated by Dynamo Moscow, Russia.
Teresa's team, Trentino Rovereto is currently in second place in the Italian League with a 9-3 record. The second phase of the Italian League begins in the middle of February. They are also currently in first place in their group of the FIBA Cup with a 8-1 record. There are 24 teams left and the top teams of each group move onto the final 8 teams. They still need to play against Szeviep of Hungary, Dynamo of Russia and Athene of Greece. In other news, Teresa renewed her contract with Rudy Project sunglasses for another three years and signed a two year contract with Powerbar Team Elite.
Teresa has been in Italy since the first of October, 2003. Her team is currently in 1st place with a 5-0 record in the Italian League and 2-1 record in the European League. Besides traveling all over Italy, her team has gone to France and Spain. Rovereto is a new town for Teresa to explore and have new adventures.
Teresa's team finished the 2002-2003 professional season by winning the Italian National Championships. Taranto beat Como in the finals to capture the league and finished with a 35-10 overall record. Taranto also won the Italian Cup in March. Palmisano led the team in free throw percentage averaging 85%.
On July 18th, Teresa signed a contract with Rovereto in the Italian Professional League for the 2003-2004 season. She will report to preseason camp by October 1st. The Italian Federation has changed the previous team format by dividing the league into two groups (A & B). Rovereto will compete in group A.
Palmisano signed a contract to play for Cras Basket Taranto in the Italian Professional League for the 2002-2003 season. Cras Basket finished 4th last year and they qualified to participate in the FIBA Cup for this season.
Palmisano finished the season as one of the top rebounders in the Italian League. Venezia ended the season by winning the playout.
On November 29, 2001, Teresa and her sister Michelle have been traded to different teams to finish the 2001-2002 season due to financial problems with their team, Termini. In December, Teresa reports to Reyer Venezia and Michelle will go to Arezzo Basket.
August 2001, Teresa and her sister Michelle, have signed with Termini to play together in the Itallian Professional League for the 2001-2002 season. This will be the first time the sisters are together on the court. "Michelle is the best guard to come out of California. She has several records and has excelled at every level of her career. I'm excited we have this opportunity to play together" said Teresa. The sister's report to camp on September 9th.
2000, Palmisano signs a three year contract with Rudy Project Sunglasses.