Sherwood and Snyder Honored On All-Little East Conference Team

Sherwood and Snyder Honored On All-Little East Conference Team

DANBURY, CT - Western Connecticut State University women's basketball teammates Jancy Sherwood (Poughquag, NY) and Frances Snyder (Pine Plains, NY) have been honored on the 2018 Little East Conference Women's Basketball All-Conference Team, which was released on Tuesday.

Sherwood, a junior shooting guard, was named to the Second Team while Snyder earned a spot on the All-Rookie Team.

Sherwood finished the season with a team-leading 19.9 point-per-game average and was consistently among the national leaders in scoring and three-points buckets made and attempted.  She connected on 106-of-318 attempts from beyond the arc this winter.

Snyder averaged 9.3 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.3 steals in her first collegiate campaign for the 11-15 Colonials.

official release from Darryl Konicki - LEC Assistant Commissioner

PAWTUCKET, R.I. – The Little East Conference (LEC) announced its 2017-18 women's basketball major award recipients and all-conference selections following a vote of the leagues eight head coaches Tuesday. UMass Dartmouth senior Alicia Kutil (Franklin, Mass.) was named the LEC Player of the Year, while UMass Boston senior Raven Kelsey (Boston, Mass.) and University of Southern Maine junior Alexa Srolovitz (Montreal, Que.) were named Co-Defensive Player of the Year.

LEC Rookie of the Year honors went to Southern Maine freshman Kristen Curley (Gorham, Maine). LEC Coach of the Year honors went to both UMass Boston head coach Kristina Baugh and UMass Dartmouth head coach Matt Ducharme.

Kutil, who also earned First-Team All-Conference honors, became the fourth UMass Dartmouth student-athlete to be named LEC Player of the Year after averaging 19.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game while shooting 48 percent from the field during the regular season, helping lead the Corsair to the LEC regular season title. She earned all-conference honors for the third time in her career after ranking in the top-six in the league in 13 different categories this season. Kutil became the program's all-time leading scorer this season, finishing her career with 1,348 career points.

Kelsey and Srolovitz are the first-ever LEC Defensive Player of the Year recipients for their respective programs.

Kelsey led a UMass Boston defense that ranked No. 1 in the conference in points allowed per game (57.4) and ranks second in field goal percentage defense (34.4), and leads the league in steals (67) individually. The Beacons led the league with 5.2 blocks per game, and are second with 11.3 steals per contest.

Srolovitz helped Southern Maine limit opponents to 62.1 points per game and a .364 field goal percentage. The Huskies are third in the league in blocks per game (2.8) and fourth in steals per contest (8.1).

Curley became the fifth Husky to be named LEC Rookie of the Year after averaging 16 points and 4.9 rebounds per game while shooting 51 percent from the field in her first collegiate season. She additionally earned First-Team All-Conference, All-Defensive and All-Rookie honors after ranking in the top-seven in the conference in eight statistical categories.

Baugh earned LEC Coach of the Year honors for the first time in her three seasons leading the UMass Boston program to its first-ever LEC tournament title and NCAA Division III Championship Tournament appearance. The Beacons, who were picked to finish fifth in the LEC Preseason Coaches' Poll, enter the NCAA tournament with an overall record of 25-3, and finished second in the LEC with a 12-2 league record.

Ducharme was named LEC Coach of the Year for the second time during his four-year tenure leading UMass Dartmouth - the first coming in 2015 - after leading the Corsairs to a 24-4 overall record and the programs second LEC regular season title after going 14-0 in league play. UMass Dartmouth, which has been among the teams receiving votes in the last four D3hoops.com polls, advanced to the conference title game for the second time in program history this season.

The complete All-Conference, All-Defensive and All-Rookie team are listed below.

 

2017-18 Women's Basketball All-Conference Awards

     

Player of the Year

Alicia Kutil

UMass Dartmouth

Co-Defensive Player of the Year

Raven Kelsey

UMass Boston

Co-Defensive Player of the Year

Alexa Srolovitz

Southern Maine

Rookie of the Year

Kristen Curley

Southern Maine

Co-Coach of the Year

Kristina Baugh

UMass Boston

Co-Coach of the Year

Matt Ducharme

UMass Dartmouth

 

First-Team All-Conference

     

Alicia Kutil

Sr.

UMass Dartmouth

Franklin, Mass.

Nakira Examond

Jr.

UMass Dartmouth

New Bedford, Mass.

Mya Villard

So.

Eastern Connecticut

Cromwell, Conn.

Kristen Curley

Fr.

Southern Maine

Gorham, Maine

Joie Grassi

Fr.

UMass Boston

Plymouth, Mass.

Lydia Vital

Sr.

UMass Boston

Cambridge, Mass.

       

Second-Team All-Conference

     

Jancy Sherwood

Jr.

Western Connecticut

Poughquag, N.Y.

Jordyn Gauvin

So.

Rhode Island College

Fal River, Mass.

Jess Conant

Jr.

Plymouth State

Canton, Maine

Ornela Livramento

So.

Rhode Island College

Pawtucket, R.I.

Sandi Purcell

Sr.

Keene State

Hudson, N.H.

       

All-Defensive Team

     

Julie Jordan

So.

Eastern Connecticut

Sterling, Conn.

Lydia Vital

Sr.

UMass Boston

Cambridge, Mass.

Raven Kelsey

Sr.

UMass Boston

Boston, Mass.

Ashley Brown

So.

UMass Dartmouth

Fairhaven, Mass.

Kristen Curley

Fr.

Southern Maine

Gorham, Maine

Alexa Srolovitz

Jr.

Southern Maine

Montreal, Que.

       

All-Rookie Team

     

Lilly Shilmon

Fr.

Keene State

Pelham, N.H.

Joie Grassi

Fr.

UMass Boston

Plymouth, Mass.

Shania Osborne

Fr.

UMass Boston

Fairfield, Conn.

Kristen Curley

Fr.

Southern Maine

Gorham, Maine

Frances Snyder

Fr.

Western Connecticut

Pine Plains, N.Y.