NEAC Selects 2017-18 Women's Basketball All-Conference Team & Individual Honorees

NEAC Selects 2017-18 Women's Basketball All-Conference Team & Individual Honorees

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced its 2017-18 Women’s Basketball All-Conference selections, honoring the top 18 players in the league regardless of position. The First, Second and Third Team are each comprised of six players as selected by the conference coaches. Each individual award winner is also determined by coaches’ votes.

A senior forward for SUNY Poly, Khristaijah Jackson (Levittown, Pa.) has been selected as the NEAC Player of the Year. With 313 of her 496 points coming against league opponents, Jackson ranks third in the NEAC in points. She is also fourth in the conference with 19.1 points per game and eighth with 210 rebounds. Jackson has been one of the NEAC’s top shooter all season, ranking second with a 51.3 field-goal percentage. Defensively, she has added 44 steals and 34 blocks in 26 games. Jackson has scored in double-figures in all but one game this season, including a season-high 33 points on Jan. 14. She has nine double-doubles on the year and recorded her 1,000th career point on Tuesday to become the seventh player in program history to reach the milestone.

With a spot on the NEAC All-Conference Third Team, Alexis Campbell (Buffalo, N.Y.) from Morrisville State College has been named NEAC Rookie of the Year. Campbell started at the point guard position in all 26 games, averaging 30.3 minutes per game and 12.7 points per game to rank second on her team in scoring. Among NEAC players, she ranks 16th with 331 points while finishing the season with 66 rebounds and 42 steals. Campbell scored a season-high 27 points against Wells College on Feb. 10 and picked up her first collegiate double-double with 18 points and 12 assists against Gallaudet on Feb. 3.

Keuka College head coach Gary Broadhurst has been recognized as the NEAC Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year after guiding the Wolves to the No. 2 North Seed in his first season. With 19 wins in 24 games, Broadhurst has amassed the second-most wins by a first-year head coach in Keuka College history. Broadhurst’s team leads the NEAC with a .792 overall winning percentage while the Wolves also lead the league with a 36.9 shooting percentage from beyond the arc. Keuka College has also played outstanding defense this season under Broadhurst’s leadership with the Wolves allowing just 52.3 points per game and ranking 23rd in Division III with the fewest points allowed.

The complete list of the 2017-18 NEAC Women’s Basketball All-Conference Team is as follows:

No. Name Institution Year Position Hometown
First Team
12 Khristaijah Jackson SUNY Poly Sr. Forward Levittown, Pa.
34 Hannah Neild Gallaudet University Jr. Guard/Forward Litchfield, N.H.
11 Kirsten Webster Lancaster Bible Sr. Guard Mount Airy, Md.
10 Shayna Rodriguez Penn State Abington Jr. Guard Philadelphia, Pa.
44 Courtney Goyak Lancaster Bible Jr. Forward Pembine, Wis.
24 Caitlin Hickey Lancaster Bible So. Forward Lancaster, Pa.
Second Team
12 Skylar Girard Cazenovia College Sr. Guard Glens Falls, N.Y.
10 Tori Rockefeller Morrisville State College So. Guard Bloomville, N.Y.
13 Kylie Herman Penn State Berks So. Guard Shillington, Pa.
33 Deja Ingram College of Saint Elizabeth Jr. Forward Trenton, N.J.
3 Kiersten Leos SUNY Poly So. Guard Camden, N.Y.
1 Addy Lawson SUNY Cobleskill So. Guard Cooperstown, N.Y.
Third Team
3 Reighly Melochick Keuka College Jr. Guard Minersville, Pa.
24 Lauren Anten Keuka College Jr. Guard Rochester, N.Y.
24 Haley Kilmartin Morrisville State College Sr. Guard Fort Plain, N.Y.
23 Carley Ryan Wells College Jr. Forward/Guard Middleburgh, N.Y.
11 Alexis Campbell Morrisville State College Fr. Guard Buffalo, N.Y.
3 Ashley Henderson Wilson College Jr. Guard Upper Marlboro, Md.

 

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The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has fourteen NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Bryn Athyn College, Cazenovia College, College of St. Elizabeth, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Pennsylvania State University – Abington, Pennsylvania State University – Berks, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Morrisville State College, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Wells College, and Wilson College.  Associate members are: Cedar Crest College (W Swimming), D’Youville College (M Volleyball), Hilbert College (M&W Lacrosse), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse, M Volleyball), Pennsylvania State University – Altoona (M Volleyball), and Rutgers University – Camden (M Golf). The NEAC has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sports of field hockey and men’s tennis. For more information, please visit: www.neacsports.com.