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MAAC ANNOUNCES 2012-2013 ALL-MAAC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAMS Members of All-MAAC First Team Eligible for Pepsi Max MAAC Player of the Year Award
Courtesy: MAAC Sports  
Release: 03/04/2013
Courtesy: MAAC Sports

EDISON, N.J. - The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference announces the 2012-2013 All-MAAC Women's Basketball Teams, selected by the MAAC's head coaches.

The first team is made up of Ashley Durham from Canisius College, Damika Martinez from Iona College, Lauren Gatto from Niagara University, Rider University's MyNeshia McKenzie and Lily Grenci from Siena College. Lily Grenci earns her second consecutive First Team selection. These five players are now eligible to be named the 2012-2013 Pepsi Max MAAC Player of the Year, also selected by the head coaches of the league. The winner will be announced on Thursday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Postseason Awards Show located at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The show will be broadcast live on MAAC.TV.

Durham, a 5-foot-5, senior guard from Millville, N.J., played a major role in the success of the Golden Griffs this season. She leads the MAAC in free throw percentage shooting 90 percent, and is ranked 13th in scoring with 11.6 points per game. Durham was named MAAC Player of the Week on Jan. 7 and led Canisius with 11.6 points per game and added 65 assists throughout the season.

Martinez, a 5-foot-7, sophomore gaurd from Meriden, Conn., has had an outstanding season for the Gaels. She finishes the regular season leading her team and the conference in scoring averaging 17.6 points per game. She tied for first in 3 point field goals made completing a total of 64 from behind the arc. Martinez has been named MAAC Player of the Week three times this season.

Gatto, a 6-foot-2, junior center from Mayfield, Ohio, finished the regular season ranked fourth in scoring (14.3 ppg) and fourth in the league in field goal percentage (48.8). Gatto has earned MAAC Player of the Week honors twice this season.Gatto rounded out the season with a total of 21 blocks and 183 rebounds (6.3 rpg) which was good enough for tenth in the league.

McKenzie, a 5-foot-11, junior forward from Springfield, Pa., helped lead the Broncs to a fourth-place finish during the regular season. She is 5th in the MAAC in scoring with 13.9 points per game, and second in rebounding with 9.7 boards an outing. McKenzie is also eigth in the league in steals (1.9). A two-time MAAC Player of the Week, she has netted double-digit points in 24 contests for the Broncs and recorded 13 double-doubles this season.

Grenci, a 6-foot-1, senior forward from the Mars, Pa., earned a spot on the All-MAAC First Team for the second consecutive year. She finished the regular season ranked second in scoring (15.4 ppg) and third in rebounding (9.4 rpg). Grenci has won MAAC Player of the week twice this season. She has started all 29 games for the Saints this season and became the 25th player in school history to score 1,000 career points on Feb.15 against Rider.

The 2012-2013 All-MAAC Second Team is a strong unit as well. The Second Team is made up of the duo of junior forwards from Fairfield University Katie Cizynski and Brittany Obi-Tabot, Iona College freshman forward Joy Adams, senior guard Katie Sheahin from Loyola University Maryland and Marist College senior forward Elizabeth Beynonn  and junior guard Casey Dulin.

This season's third unit is also a formidable group.  The Third Team consists of Manhattan College junior forward Monica Roeder, Marist College junior guard Leanne Ockenden and junior forward Emma O'Connor, Rider Uinversity senior forward Caitlin Bopp and Saint Peter's University junior guard Aziza May.

FIRST TEAM ALL-MAAC

Player                                       Yr.     Pos.       Ht.      Hometown                 PPG                           Other

Ashley Durham, Canisius

Sr.

G

5-5

Millville, N.J.

11.6

2.3 APG, 90.0 FT%

Damika Martinez, Iona

So.

G

5-7

Meriden, CT

17.6

5.2 RPG, 43.5 FG%

Lauren Gatto, Niagara

Jr.

C

6-2

Mayfield, Ohio

14.3

6.3 RPG, 48.8 FG%

MyNeshia McKenzie, Rider

Jr.

G/F

5-11

Springfield, Pa.

13.9

9.7 RPG, 40.0 FG%

Lily Grenci, Siena #

Sr.

F

6-1

Mars, Pa.

15.4

9.4 RPG, 81.2 FT%

SECOND TEAM ALL-MAAC

Player                                       Yr.     Pos.       Ht.      Hometown                PPG                           Other

Katie Cizynski, Fairfield

Jr.

F

6-2

Southbury, Conn.

11.9

8.5 RPG, 48.9 FG%

Brittany Obi-Tabot, Fairfield

Jr.

F

6-1

Watertown, Mass.

10.4

5.5 RPG, 46.7 FG%

Joy Adams, Iona

Fr.

F

5-11

Orlando, Fl.

13.2

10.1 RPG, 49.5 FG%

Katie Sheahin, Loyola

Sr.

G

5-10

Brookeville, Md.

14.4

6.5 RPG, 36.4 FG%

Casey Dulin, Marist

Jr.

G

5-10

Milford, Conn.

10.3

3.1 APG, 81.5 FT%

Elizabeth Beynnon, Marist

Sr.

F/G

6-2

Burlington, Vt.

12.0

4.2 RPG, 50.7 FG%

THIRD TEAM ALL-MAAC

Player                                       Yr.     Pos.       Ht.      Hometown                 PPG                           Other

Monica Roeder, Manhattan

Jr.

G/F

6-0

Marlton, N.J.

12.3

4.4 RPG, 75.6 FT%

Emma O'Connor, Marist

Jr.

F

6-0

Lynbrook, N.Y.

9.1

4.6 RPG, 47.7 FG%

Leanne Ockenden, Marist

Jr.

G

5-10

Syracuse, N.Y.

8.8

3.7 RPG, 75.0 FT%

Caitlin Bopp, Rider

Sr.

F/C

6-2

Baltimore, Md.

9.9

9.0 RPG, 45.8 FG%

Aziza May, Saint Peter's

Jr.

G

5-3

South Euclid, Ohio

11.7

3.7 APG, 74.6 FT%

# Repeat First Team All-MAAC choice

 


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Women's Basketball
Team MAAC Pct. Overall Pct.
Canisius 0-0 .000 0-0 .000
Fairfield 0-0 .000 0-0 .000
Iona 0-0 .000 0-0 .000
Manhattan 0-0 .000 0-0 .000
Marist 0-0 .000 0-0 .000
Monmouth 0-0 .000 0-0 .000
Niagara 0-0 .000 0-0 .000
Quinnipiac 0-0 .000 0-0 .000
Rider 0-0 .000 0-0 .000
Saint Peter's 0-0 .000 0-0 .000
Siena 0-0 .000 0-0 .000
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