NEW HAVEN, Conn. (February, 27 2013) – Holy Family's Erin Mann (West Chester, Pa.) has been honored as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women's Basketball Player of the Year as voted upon by the conference's 14 head coaches.
Philadelphia's Tori Arnao (Newton, Pa.) was voted as the CACC's Rookie of the Year while Holy Family's Mark Miller took home Coach of the Year honors.
Nyack College and Chestnut Hill College were both honored with the CACC's Women's Basketball Sportsmanship award.
Mann, a 6-1 senior forward, led the CACC in field-goal percentage during the regular season, converting 53% of her attempts from the field to average 18.3 points per game for the Tigers. Her 18.3 points per game average during the regular season currently ranks 29th in the nation in NCAA Division II. The sports marketing major also averaged 8.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.5 steals and 2.8 blocks per game. Her 72 total blocks on the year are the most by any women's basketball player in the conference and currently ranks fourth in NCAA Division II.
A four- time CACC Player of the Week honoree, Mann saw action in 26 games for Holy Family, starting each one. In January, Mann became the third player in Holy Family women's basketball program history to score at least 1,600 points and record 800 rebounds in a career.
Tori Arnao led the CACC in rebounding in her rookie campaign, averaging 12.2 boards per game. Her 12.2 rebounds per game average ranked her fifth in NCAA Division II. The 6-0 freshman forward started 23 games for the Rams and averaged 11.3 points per game this season as she collected CACC Rookie of the Week honors seven times.
In 2013 Arnao recorded 14 "Double Doubles", placing her in a five-way tie for seventh place in NCAA Division II among "Double Double" leaders.
Holy Family head coach, Mark Miller was selected as the CACC Coach of the Year by his peers after guiding the Tigers to a South Division title and a 24-2 overall mark (18-1 CACC). The team's 72-70 overtime win against Philadelphia marked the 100th career victory for coach Miller at Holy Family. For his career, Miller is currently 159-43.
Joining Mann on the All-CACC First Team are Brianne Traub (U. Sciences), Jeanette Anderson (Caldwell), Devonne Richardson (Goldey-Beacom) and Torey Jones (Caldwell).
Traub, the 2012 CACC Rookie of the Year and All-CACC Second Team selection, finished the regular season leading the CACC points per game. The 5-8 sophomore guard's 18.7 points per game also ranked her18th in the nation in NCAA Division II statistics.
The Caldwell duo of Anderson and Jones was again selected to the All-CACC First Team. The selection is Jones' third of her career and comes in a season the 5-8 senior ranked 48th in the nation in NCAA Division II scoring, averaging 17.2 points per game. Anderson, a one-time CACC Player of the Week honoree in 2013, finished the year with a 9.7 rebounds per game average.
Richardson wrapped up the regular season ranked second overall in the CACC in total assists (121), third in the CACC in rebounds per game (9.2) and second overall in free throws (121-181).
The All-CACC Second Team consists of Krystina Agard (Concordia), Aubrey Latham (Post), Tori Arnao (Philadelphia), Lindsey Lopez (Dominican) and Irene Hudson (Goldey-Beacom).
Women's Basketball 2013 Awards:
All- CACC First Team:
Erin Mann – Holy Family
Brianne Traub – U. Sciences
Jeanette Anderson – Caldwell
Devonne Richardson – Goldey-Beacom
Torey Jones - Caldwell
All- CACC Second Team:
Krystina Agard – Concordia (N.Y.)
Aubrey Latham – Post
Tori Arnao – Philadelphia
Lindsey Lopez – Dominican (N.Y.)
Irene Hudson – Goldey-Beacom
All-CACC Third Team:
KC Jentzen – Dominican (N.Y.)
Ana Cruz – Holy Family
Kelly Brady – Holy Family
Kristen Blye – Philadelphia
Trina Plummer - Felician
Jacinda Jones – Goldey-Beacom
Tenicia Spence – Wilmington
Shauneia McPhearson – Georgian Court
Monique Chance – Post
Bianca Harris – Dominican (N.Y.)
Coach of the Year: Mark Miller – Holy Family
Player of the Year: Erin Mann – Holy Family
Rookie of the Year: Tori Arnao – Philadelphia
Sportsmanship: Nyack & Chestnut Hill