WACBA Women’s Basketball Honor Roll (Tuesday, January 14th, 2020)

WACBABy NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation & @WACBAHoops 

Another week of college basketball in the Worcester area is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our sixth Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Women’s Honor Roll for the 2019-20 season.

Noontime Sports is proud to sponsor with WACBA for the seventh consecutive season to host the weekly honor roll, which will be seen every Tuesday throughout the current college basketball season. Each week, we will select a player and rookie of the week, as well as highlight various milestones, too.

Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 


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Fitchburg State’s Emma Thomson averaged 20 points, six rebounds, and one assist in a 2-0 week for the Falcons. (PHOTO COURTESY: Fitchburg State Athletics)

Women’s Player of the Week: Emma Thomson (Fitchburg State | Sr. | York, Maine): Thomson averaged 20 points, six boards and one assist in a 2-0 week for the Falcons. She posted 20 points, six rebounds, and two assists in a 70-54 triumph over Pine Manor on Wednesday before adding 20 points, six boards and one steal in a 67-56 victory against Salem State on Saturday.


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Worcester State’s Erin Gallella averaged 8.5 points in two games last week for the Lancers. (PHOTO COURTESY: Worcester State Athletics)

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Erin Gallella (Worcester State | Fr. | Tewksbury, Mass.): Gallella averaged 8.5 points per game in a pair of contests for Worcester State last week. In the Lancers’ win over Saint Joseph’s (Me.) last Tuesday, Gallella recorded eight points with five assists and two rebounds before recording nine points, two rebounds, and one assist in a victory over Anna Maria on Thursday.


Women’s Basketball Milestone: Cherise Galasso (WPI): With a 64-58 win last Tuesday against Williams, WPI coach Cherise Galasso earned her 350th win on the sidelines, including her 315th with the Engineers. Prior to arriving at the Worcester campus, Gallaso won 35 contests during a three-year stint at Regis in Weston, Massachusetts. Two days after their exciting win over the Ephs, WPI provided Galasso with her 351st win with a 70-40 victory against Western New England.


Women’s WACBA Honor Roll | Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Amber Wilson (Anna Maria College | Sr. | New York, N.Y.): Wilson poured in a career and game-high 36 points on 10 of 22 shooting against Worcester State last Thursday. Wilson, who is averaging 20.5 points per game, concluded the non-conference tilt with 14 made freebies (out of 17 attempts), five rebounds (four defensive caroms), and five blocks. 

Brianna Capacchione (Assumption College | Sr. | Washington Township, N.J.): Capacchione averaged 14.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game this past week while shooting 34.5 percent from the floor and 100.0 percent from the free-throw line. Against Saint Anselm, Capacchione put up 20 points with five rebounds, one assist, and one block to keep Assumption in the game.

Cassidy Harrison (Becker College | Sr. | Foxborough, Mass.): Harrison continued to lead the Hawks this past week, averaging 20.5 points and 4.5 steals per game over two games. The senior guard poured in 23 points on Tuesday in Becker’s setback at Mitchell before adding 18 at Eastern Nazarene on Saturday.

Lauren Manis (Holy Cross | Sr. | Franklin, Mass.): In a pair of games for the Crusaders this past week, Manis kicked off the week with a 25-point, 12-rebound, two-steal showing against Lafayette on Wednesday; with 8.6 seconds left, she hit the game-tying layup, was fouled and hit the go-ahead free throw in a 57-56 win over the Leopards. Against Bucknell, she added in a 15-point, five-rebound performance.

Gigi LeMay (Worcester State | Jr. | Grafton, Mass.): LeMay had a breakout week for the Lancers, leading her team to pair of wins off the bench. The junior guard opened the week with a career-high 26 points in a win over Saint Joseph’s (Me.), which included eight rebounds and four steals, before scoring 11 points with eight boards, four assists, and four steals in a win over Anna Maria on Thursday.

Alana Keating (WPI | Sr.| Leominster, Mass.): Keating netted 10 of her game-high 17 points during a game-opening 18-0 run as host WPI defeated Western New England last  Thursday at Harrington Auditorium. The senior guard connected on all four attempts from beyond the arc en route to a career-best point total. She has now reached double digits in five straight games, which has coincided with a five-game winning streak for the Engineers, who improved to 10-4 overall with the victory over the Golden Bears.  Earlier in the week, Keating tallied 10 points, including a trio of three-pointers as the Crimson and Gray knocked off undefeated Williams to deliver head coach Cherise Galasso her 350th career victory.  


Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 

WACBA Honor Roll (Women’s Basketball) Week 10

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Holy Cross’s Infiniti Thomas-Waheed was tabbed this week’s WACBA Women’s Player of the Week. (PHOTO CREDIT: Holy Cross Athletics)

By WACBA Hoops (@WACBAHoops

WORCESTER, Mass.  Another week of college basketball is in the books, which means it is time to dish out our Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WABCA) Women’s Honor Roll, including our Player and Rookie of the Week.

Women’s Player of the WeekInfiniti Thomas-Waheed (Holy Cross | Jr. | Newton, Mass.): Thomas-Waheed posted a career-high 26 points to lead the Crusaders to a 63-51 win over Bucknell. She sank 9 of 17 field goals, converted all six of her freebies, while finishing the contest with a pair of rebounds, blocks and swipes.

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Emma Thomson (Fitchburg State | Fr. | York, Maine): Thomson averaged 12 points, two rebounds and one assist per game in two contests for the Falcons last week. She registered a team-leading 15 points (five-of-seven shooting), two rebounds and two assists in a 69-63 win over Lasell before adding nine points and two caroms in a 77-65 setback to Bridgewater State on Saturday afternoon.

Women’s Honor Roll:

Adrianna Dowdy (Becker | Soph. | East Haven, Conn.): Dowdy averaged 17.5 points, 12 rebounds and four assists this past week. Against the Lynx on Saturday, the sophomore posted 23 points and 12 rebounds in a 56-40 victory, while shooting 66 percent from the floor. Picked to finish eighth in the preseason poll, Dowdy has the Hawks contending for second place in the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC)

Amy Connolly (Fitchburg State | Soph. | Dedham, Mass.): Connolly averaged 13.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, one assist, 0.5 steals and 0.5 blocks per game in two contests for the Green and Gold. She netted 12 points, three boards, one assist and one block in a 69-63 win over Lasell on before adding 15 points, eight caroms, one assist and one steal in a 77-65 setback to Bridgewater State on Saturday.

Taylor Daniels (Nichols | Sr. | Dudley, Mas.): Daniels averaged 16.0 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.0 steals in a trio of outings last week for the Bison. She highlighted her team’s week by netting 22 points last Saturday against Curry. She also notched a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds against Western New England on Tuesday.

Britt Herring (Worcester State | Soph. | W. Brookfield, Mass.): The sophomore center scored a game-high 18 points as she went 8-for-11 (72.7%) from the field in the Lancers’ 61-54 win over Salem State. Herring also picked up six rebounds, two blocks, a steal and an assist in the game.

Madison Beck (WPI | Jr. | Syracuse, N.Y.): Beck led the Engineers with 11 points on 10-of-18 shooting, along with a pair of freebies and 7.5 rebounds in a 1-1 week. She came off the bench Saturday to pace the team with 14 points and shared team-high honors of eight rebounds in a road upset at the hands of Coast Guard. Earlier in the week, Beck scored nine points and again shared team-high honors in rebounds with seven as the Engineers raced past Mount Holyoke.

WACBA Honor Roll (Women’s Basketball) Week Three

Following another impressive week, Emma Thomson of Fitchburg State was tabbed this week' WACBA Rookie of the Week. (PHOTO CREDIT: Fitchburg State)

Following another impressive week, Emma Thomson of Fitchburg State was tabbed this week’ WACBA Rookie of the Week. (PHOTO CREDIT: Fitchburg State)

By WACBA Hoops (@WACBAHoops

WORCESTER, Mass. – For the third-straight week, the Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) is proud to unveil its women’s basketball honor roll, including our players and rookie of the week.

Congratulations to this week’s honor roll and remember to stay connected with Noontime Sports (@NoontimeSports) and WACBA (@WACBAHoops) on social media.

Women’s Player of the Week: Taylor Daniels (Nichols | Sr. | Dudley, Mass.): Daniels averaged 18.0 points per game, 6.5 rebounds per game, 2.0 assists per game, and 10 steals per game in two contests for the Bison last week. She poured in a game-high 22 points (6-for-6 at the charity stripe) against Roger Williams on Wednesday before netting 14 points in a win over Wentworth on Saturday. Daniels – who leads the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) in scoring at 19.6 ppg – canned 58 percent of her three-point attempts (7-of-12) and was 7-of-8 from the line (88 percent).

Ama Biney (WPI | Jr. | Worcester, Mass.) Biney averaged 20 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and two steals in a 2-0 week for the Engineers. She was all over the court to deliver her first double-double (20 points and 10 rebounds) on 10-of-12 shooting with five assists and three blocks in 29 minutes at Wellesley. Biney followed it up with 18 points, seven boards and three steals in 30 minutes at Wheaton.

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Emma Thomson (Fitchburg State | Fr. | York, Maine): Thomson averaged 18.0 points, 3.5 boards, 1.0 assist, 2.0 steals and 1.0 block per contest in a 2-0 week for the Falcons. She collected a game-best 33 points on 11-of-16 shooting from three point range as well as five caroms, one assist and three steals in an 80-62 win over Curry on Tuesday before adding three points, two rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks in a 71-61 victory against Curry on Thursday.

Women’s Honor Roll:

Ciara McKissick (Becker | Soph. | Charlton, Mass.): McKissick has been a force inside this past week, averaging 13 rebounds and 8.6 points to lead Becker to their first 3-0 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) start in program’s history. The first place Hawks recorded wins over Wheelock, Southern Vermont and Newbury this past week.

Cassidy Harrison (Becker | Fr. | Foxborough, Mass.): Last week’s WACBA Rookie of the Week had another impressive week, averaging 16.3 points per game to lead Becker to their first 3-0 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) start in the program’s history. Harrison also averaged 3.6 rebounds and 2.0 steals per contest too. The first place Hawks recorded wins over Wheelock, Southern Vermont and Newbury. Facing the Nighthawks on Saturday, Harrison scored 20 points as the Hawks pulled away late, 59-50.

Katelynn Rizzuto (Fitchburg State | Soph. | West Boylston, Mass.): Rizzuto averaged a double-double of 15.5 points and 11.0 rebounds per game as well as 3.5 assists, 2.5 steals and 1.5 blocks per game in a 2-0 week for the Falcons. Registered eight points, eight boards, five assists and two steals in an 80-62 win over Anna Maria on Tuesday before adding a double-double of 23 points and 14 boards to go along with two assists, three steals and three blocks in a 71-61 victory over Curry on Thursday.

Kaitlyn Berkel (Worcester State | Soph. | Waterford, Conn.): The sophomore forward averaged 9.3 points and 5.7 rebounds in a 0-3 week for the Lancers. Berkel scored a season-high 15 points while shooting 60 percent from the field, and grabbed five rebounds on Saturday, in turn, earning a spot on the Wesleyan Tournament All-Tournament team. She scored seven points for the Lancers last Friday, and then six points in the setback to Connecticut College.