NEW HAVEN, CT - After leading her team to a 3-0 week, Bloomfield College's Tiffany McDaniel has been tabbed the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday, Jan. 24. Irene Hudson of Goldey-Beacom College was chosen Rookie of the Week.
McDaniel, a 6-1 junior center from Colonia, NJ, led BC to a 3-0 week to push the Lady Deacons into first place in the North Division in the CACC standings. She averaged 12.3 points, 11.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals per-game while shooting 58-percent (15-for-26) from the field. She notched 13 points and 13 rebounds against Felician and added 12 points, 14 rebounds and two steals at Nyack.
Hudson, a 5-10 freshman forward from Syracuse, NY, helped lead GBC to a 2-0 week with averages of 16.0 points and 6.0 rebounds per-game while shooting 70-percent (14-for-20) from the field. The Lightning have now won five straight games to move into third place in the CACC South Division standings. Hudson posted 16 points and six rebounds against both Caldwell and Wilmington last week, and shot 8-for-11 from the field at Caldwell.
Kirsty Leedham, Caldwell (Jr., G, 5-9, Ellesmere Port, England) - Averaged 21.3 points and 8.0 rebounds per-game in a 2-1 week for the Cougars.
Kate Brennan, Philadelphia (Sr., F, 5-10, Stratford, NJ) - Recorded 16.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.0 steals per-game in a 1-1 week for the Lady Rams.
Caitlin Shaw, USP (Jr., G, 5-8, Sharon Hill, PA) - Tallied 14.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists per-game in a 2-1 week.
Janae Weldon, Goldey-Beacom (Jr., G, 5-5, Trenton, NJ) - In a 2-0 week, averaged 16.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists per-game.
Bloomfield - The Lady Deacons went 3-0 last week against CACC foes, earning wins against Felician, Nyack and Georgian Court. Tiffany McDaniel was a force inside all week, averaging a double-double with 12.3 points and 11.3 rebounds per-game. Sophomore guard Vanessa Lamison stole the show against GCU, playing great defense and adding 10 points, including a bucket in the final minutes to give BC a lead they would keep. Senior Emily Horrocks had her best offensive game of the season against Nyack with 14 points and six rebounds.
Caldwell - The Cougars went 2-1 last week, beating Chestnut Hill and Concordia before falling to Goldey-Beacom in overtime. Junior guard Kirsty Leedham led Caldwell in scoring in all three games, including a 25-point performance against Goldey-Beacom Saturday. With the Cougars trailing the Lightning by five, Leedham made a lay-up with five seconds left, then stole the inbounds pass and was fouled while shooting a three-pointer. She made all three free throws to tie the game single-handedly. The overtime loss ended a four-game winning streak for Caldwell.
Concordia - Concordia's win over Post last week was its first-ever CACC victory and its first win of the season.
Felician - Senior F/G Janelle Biamonte scored the 1,000th point
of her combined collegiate career during last Tuesday's loss at
Bloomfield, including points scored as a freshman at Montclair
State University. Biamonte needs 46 points to become the fifth
player to score 1,000 in a Golden Falcon uniform. She is also nine
three-point field goals away from becoming Felician's all-time
leader in that category (Laurin Brown, 129, 2003-07).
Georgian Court - In its signature victory of the season thus far, the Georgian Court University basketball squad defeated the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, 67-61, Tuesday evening in the GCU Wellness Center. The victory marks the Lions' first vs. USP since defeating the Devils in Philadelphia back on February 1st, 2003, and ends a 12-game losing streak vs. the CACC rival.
Goldey-Beacom - The Lightning are on their longest win streak (five games) since the 2006-07 season, when they won six straight games from Jan. 22 through Feb. 5, 2007. Head coach Jen Carleton earned her first coaching victories over Wilmington and Caldwell this past week.
Holy Family - Holy Family improved to 15-1 overall and 8-0 in
CACC play after earning conference road wins at Philadelphia and
Concordia. By defeating Concordia, Holy Family earned its 92nd
straight regular season win against the CACC, tying the NCAA
Division II record. The winning streak started on February 25, 2005
with a 64-43 win at Caldwell. The Tigers tied The College of Saint
Rose, who won 92 straight games against the New York Collegiate
Athletic Conference from February 8, 1996 until February 20, 1999.
Holy Family will go for the record on Thursday, January 28 at
Goldey-Beacom College. Currently, the Tigers are on a 15-game
winning streak and climbed to 22nd in the latest USA Today/ESPN
Coaches Poll. Holy Family will also play host to Caldwell on
Saturday, January 30.
Philadelphia - The Lady Rams split the week 1-1, winning on the road at Dominican after dropping the week's earlier battle to Holy Family. Senior Kate Brennan led the way, shooting 54% from three-ball land and averaging 16 points and 5.5 rebounds per-game.
Post - Post University's Women's Basketball is preparing for a three game week. The first two games will be played at home against Bloomfield Tuesday and Felician on Thursday. Saturday features a road matchup against Georgian Court.
USP - Senior Erin Chesnavich (Pittston, Pa.) moved into 4th
place on the Devils all-time scoring list with her 10-point effort
vs. Chestnut Hill, passing former All-American Kim Koschineg's
total of 1306. Chesnavich now has 1,323 career points. Chesnavich
also moved into 4th place on the Devils all-time field goals made
list, with 555 for her career. Erin. continues to lead the CACC in
field goal percentage (62.4%) and is ranked 4th nationally. Caitlin
Shaw (Eatontown, N.J.) recorded her second double-double of the
season vs. Chestnut Hill. Shaw ranks fourth in the CACC in field
goal percentage, shooting 51.7% from the field and is ranked 24th
nationally. As a team the Devils rank 64th nationally in field goal
percentage (42%) and is one of just two NCAA Division II teams to
have two players ranked in the top 25 for field goal percentage
(Gannon is the other).