Mass. College Hoops: Wheaton’s Shoemaker Named To D3Hoops.com Team Of The Week

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Wheaton College sports information department, here’s this afternoon’s release about Kiley Shoemaker, who was named to this week’s D3Hoops.com team:

NORTON, Mass. – Wheaton College sophomore forward Kiley Shoemaker (Fayetteville, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius) has been named to the D3hoops.com Team of the Week for the first time in her career.

Shoemaker has enjoyed a banner week for the Lyons earning New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Player of the Week honors, Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Co-Player of the Week accolades and New England Women’s Basketball Association (NEWBA) Player of the Week laurels in addition to being tabbed as a D3hoops.com Team of the Week selection.

Through games from January 27-February 2, Shoemaker fueled Wheaton’s offense in a 2-0 week averaging 20 points per game, 14 rebounds per game, 3.5 blocks per game, a .531 field goal percentage and a .750 free throw percentage. In the Lyons’ 76-56 win over Clark, Shoemaker posted her eighth double-double of the season collecting 26 points and 19 rebounds, both career-highs, while falling two rebounds shy of tying the single-game record in the program’s 40-year history. Wheaton is 7-1 on the season when Shoemaker notches a double-double.

The Team of the Week is D3hoops.com’s weekly honor roll, which is in its 17th season of recognizing the top performance at each of the five positions from the previous week from around the country. Players are selected from nominations from their school’s sports information directors. This is the tenth Team of the Week for the 2013-14 season.

In NEWMAC play this year, Shoemaker currently ranks first in free throw percentage (.859) and blocks (73), second in rebounds per game (10.0), total rebounds (199) and defensive rebounds (147), third in double-doubles (8) and fourth in field goal percentage (.471). Among all NCAA Division III student-athletes, Shoemaker is fourth in the country in blocks per game (3.65), 38th in free throw percentage and 65th in double-doubles.

Shoemaker will enter Thursday’s NEWMAC clash against Coast Guard 23 blocks shy of tying the program record held by Jenny Champney ’10. Shoemaker also is 57 points away from reaching the 500 points plateau in her career. Since arriving on campus, Shoemaker has played in every game (45) on the schedule for the Lyons.

Wheaton (16-4, 11-4 NEWMAC) will host the Bears at 7 p.m. inside Emerson Gymnasium. The Lyons will “Play 4Kay” to help raise money in the fight against women’s cancers. For more information click here: “Play 4Kay.”

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