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Post by notjuanjones on Mar 9, 2019 11:33:53 GMT -5
Many congratulations to Cecily Carl, deservedly named Patriot League Player of the Year Friday. She has been outstanding the second half of the season for AU, scoring 20 or more in seven of the last 10 games-including setting the school's all-time single game scoring record, with 37 against Colgate last month. She was named PL Player of the Week three times this season. Cecily was first-team all PL along with Bucknell's Kaitlyn Slagus and Ellie Mack, Army's Madison Hovren, Holy Cross' Lauren Manis and Lehigh guard Camryn Buhr.
Also, congrats to Elina Koskimies, named second-team all-PL and named to the PL's All-Defensive team! Elina has had a great season and has been an outstanding leader and game-ender at the foul line, along with Cecily, shooting 93 percent (!) from the line. Jade Edwards, who I'd hoped would be PL Rookie of the Year (it went to HC's Avery LaBarbara), nonetheless was named to the all-rookie team.
And while I'd hoped the PL would recognize the amazing job that Coach Gebbia did this season after losing three starters, including the PL Player of the Year and two all-Defensive team players, and losing her starting backcourt midway through this season, with another Coach of the Year honor, I wasn't surprised they went elsewhere, picking Boston's Marisa Moseley-whose team, while surprising, finished fourth in the PL. Oh, well. Life in the Patriot League.
Post by notjuanjones on Mar 9, 2019 16:21:00 GMT -5
AU will play Lafayette Monday at Bender in the quarterfinals at 7 pm. The 10th-seeded Leopards upset the seven seed, Army, at West Point today, 63-61, coming back from 12 down in the first half. AU beat Lafayette in both meetings this season, but they were both close games in the fourth quarter, where we pulled away late. Gonna probably be a fourth-quarter game again. Lafayette is just 8-22, but has its senior point guard, Nia Holland, back on the floor after missing most of the season.