By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops
Another exciting season of New England D3 basketball has concluded, which means it is time to unveil our end of the year All-Noontime Teams, along with our Coach, Rookie, and Player of the Year, too.
This year’s All-Noontime Team was assembled by our Noontime Basketball committee, which is made up of coaches, media members, and athletic communication directors.
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Coach of the Year: Adrienne Shibles (Bowdoin College): Shibles guided the Polar Bears to the program’s second perfect regular season, along with a repeat appearance in the NCAA Division III “Final Four.” Bowdoin occupied the top spot in multiple polls this winter, including D3Hoops.com and WBCA, and matched the school record for wins (31) in a single-season. Shibles was recently named the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Division III Coach of the Year.
Player of the Year: Abby Kelly (Bowdoin College): The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and D3Hoops.com Northeast Player of the Year guided the Polar Bears back to the NCAA “Final Four” for the second-straight season after averaging 15.4 points per game in 33 contests. Kelly connected on 76.8 percent of her free throws while averaging 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per contest. Kelly became the 15th player in program history this winter to reach 1,000 points when she netted a game-high 27 points in a 72-59 win over Colby College in January.
Rookie of the Year: Caleigh Ryan (Wesleyan University): Ryan became the second Cardinal in program history to be named NESCAC Rookie of the Year after averaging 10.6 points per game in 25 contests, along with 7.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists. The New York, New York native posted double-figures in 12 contests, including 22 points in her team’s regular-season finale against Bowdoin. Ryan also helped Wesleyan qualify for the NESCASC Tournament for the second-straight winter with the Cardinals earning a trip to Amherst College.
All-Noontime Women’s Basketball First Team
|Madeline Eck||Amherst College||Rye, N.Y.|
|Abby Kelly||Bowdoin College||Bombay, N.Y.|
|Kelsi McNamara||Saint Joseph’s College||West Newbury, Mass.|
|Jac Knapp||Tufts University||Westfield, N.J.|
|Nakira Examond||UMass Dartmouth||New Bedford, Mass.|
All-Noontime Women’s Basketball Second Team
|Hannah Fox||Amherst College||Plymouth Meeting, Pa.|
|Maddie Hasson||Bowdoin College||South Portland, Maine|
|Yuleska Ramirez-Tejeda||Emmanuel College||South Boston, Mass.|
|Lauren Bondi||Smith College||Burnaby, BC, Can.|
|Erica DeCandido||Tufts University||North Wales, Pa.|
All-Noontime Women’s Basketball Third Team
|Payton Ouimette||Babson College||Medfield, Mass.|
|Taylor Choate||Bowdoin College||Nashua, N.H.|
|Emily Pratt||Endicott College||Gardner, Mass.|
|Kenzie Worcester||Husson University||Washburn, Maine|
|Kennedy Guest-Pritchett||Smith College||Fairburn, Ga.|
All-Noontime Women’s Basketball Rookie Team
|Keagan Dunbar||Colby College||Middlebury, Vt.|
|Peyton Perine||Curry College||Fairfax, Va.|
|Christina Antonakakis||MIT||Holmdel, N.J.|
|Amina Wiley||Mitchell College||New Rochelle, N.Y.|
|Caleigh Ryan||Wesleyan University||New York, N.Y.|