Patriot League Announces Women's Basketball Weekly Awards

PATRIOTLEAGUEDOTORG Lehigh's Kerry Kinek was named Anaconda Rookie of the Week for the third time Monday.
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Lehigh's Kerry Kinek was named Anaconda Rookie of the Week for the third time Monday.
PATRIOTLEAGUEDOTORG

Jan. 7, 2013

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Two student-athletes added to their weekly awards haul this season Monday as Bucknell’s Audrey Dotson and Lehigh’s Kerry Kinek were named the Anaconda Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, for the period from Dec. 31-Jan. 6.

Both players are repeat winners, as Dotson picked up her second Player of the Week nod in four weeks, while Kinek earned her third of the season. The latter is tied with Army’s Aimee Oertner and Kelsey Minato, who both have three honors this season.

Lehigh defeated Columbia 58-33 in Monday’s only action earlier in the afternoon. Three teams are in action Tuesday starting with Holy Cross hosting Brown at 11:30 a.m., while Bucknell hosts NJIT and Navy goes to Princeton, both at 7 p.m.

More information will be in Tuesday’s weekly release.

ANACONDA PLAYER OF THE WEEK
AUDREY DOTSON, BUCKNELL So., F, Vienna, Va.
Dotson shot the lights out last week, going 20 of 25 (80 percent) from the floor and averaging 22.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists as Bucknell defeated Cornell 64-39 and lost 82-62 at Yale. Dotson scored 22 points in each contest, the first back-to-back 20-point games of her career. She narrowly missed a double-double with eight rebounds in the victory over the Big Red, and added two more with a pair of assists Saturday against the Bulldogs. It’s Dotson’s second Anaconda weekly honor of her season.

ANACONDA ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
KERRY KINEK, LEHIGH Fr., F, Whitehall, Pa.
Kinek picks up her third Rookie of the Week honor after averaging 14.5 points and 9.0 rebounds in a pair of road wins for the Mountain Hawks last week. She scored a team-high 12 points with a game-best nine boards in Wednesday’s 66-57 win at Mount St. Mary’s, and followed it up by leading all scorers with 17 points and nine more rebounds with a block in Saturday’s 46-45 victory at NJIT. Kinek shot 42.9 percent (12 of 28) for the week, and made five of her eight free throws. She averaged 30.5 minutes during the week.

HONORABLE MENTIONS
OLIVIA SCHRETZMAN, ARMY So., F, Dayton, Ohio
Schretzman averaged 10.5 points and 13.0 rebounds during a 1-1 week for the Black Knights, which included a 16-point, 15-rebound double-double in Sunday’s 63-59 win at Morgan State.

AMY LEPLEY, HOLY CROSS Sr., F, Norfolk, Mass.
Lepley logged one double-double and scored in double figures in both games, averaging 11.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per outing. She scored 13 in Sunday’s loss at Fordham, making her the 75th player in League history to reach 1,000.

JAMIE O’HARE, LAFAYETTE Fr., G, Staten Island, N.Y.
O’Hare scored 18 points with eight rebounds and four assists in the Leopards’ 56-32 victory over Brown Saturday. It was a career-high point total for the freshman, who came up with three steals and committed just one turnover.