Nov. 19, 2012
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Big performances were recognized again Monday as the Patriot League announced its Anaconda Weekly Awards in the sport of women’s basketball for Nov. 12-18. American sophomore Jen Dumiak was named Player of the Week, while Army’s Aimee Oertner garnered her second straight Rookie of the Week nod.
Oertner becomes the third player in the last six years to start her career with back-to-back rookie honors from the League, joining Bucknell’s Shelby Romine in 2010-11 and Navy’s Cassie Consedine in 2007-08.
It’s Dumiak’s first naming to the Anaconda Player of the Week honor.
The Patriot League schedule is idle Monday, but Tuesday’s slate features three games. The day begins with Lehigh hosting La Salle for a rare midweek afternoon start at 2 p.m., followed by Holy Cross welcoming Harvard and Navy entertaining Loyola Maryland, both at 7 p.m.
ANACONDA PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JEN DUMIAK, AMERICAN So., G, Carlsbad, Calif.
Dumiak reached the 20-point plateau for the second straight game to open her sophomore season when she scored 20 on the nose in American’s 70-60 loss at Oakland Monday. The Carlsbad, Calif., native shot 6 of 13 from the field, including 2 of 5 from beyond the arc, and went a perfect 6 of 6 from the foul line. Dumiak also picked up six boards and three steals in the contest. Dumiak picks up her first career Player of the Week nod after earning a pair of Rookie of the Week awards in 2011-12.
ANACONDA ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
HONORABLE MENTIONS OLIVIA SCHRETZMAN, ARMY So., F, Dayton, Ohio
AIMEE OERTNER, ARMY Fr., F/C, Slatington, Pa.
Oertner posted another big week for Army, which has jumped out to a 3-1 start. After scoring five points with 10 rebounds in a loss to St. Francis (N.Y.), Oertner erupted with two consecutive double-doubles, scoring 16 points with 10 boards in a 57-52 win at Fairleigh Dickinson, and pouring in 12 points with 12 rebounds in Sunday’s 58-53 triumph over Penn. She shot 44.4 percent from the floor (12 of 27) for the week and ended with averages of 11.0 points and 10.7 rebounds per game. She also amassed 11 blocks during the period.
Schretzman teamed up with Oertner to create a formidable 1-2 combination up front during a 2-1 week for the Black Knights. She averaged 12.0 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game while shooting 46.7 percent from the floor.
ALYSSA DUNN, BUCKNELL Sr., G, Mason, Ohio
Dunn delivered a career-high 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting with two assists and a pair of rebounds as Bucknell captured its first victory with head coach Aaron Roussell on the sidelines with Saturday’s 59-50 decision at Canisius. She averaged 16.5 points and 3.5 rebounds per game for the Bison last week, and went a perfect 8 of 8 at the charity stripe.
LINDSAY HOSKINS, LEHIGH Jr., F, Middletown, Ohio
Hoskins scored 17 points with eight rebounds and shot over 70 percent from the floor in Lehigh’s 62-60 win at St. Peter’s last week.
KARA POLLINGER, NAVY Jr., G, Fort Gay, W.Va.
Pollinger poured in 15 points with six rebounds and five assists as Navy ended its season-opening two-game skid with a 64-53 win over St. Peter’s Saturday in Annapolis, Md. She hit on 4 of 8 from beyond the arc, including a 3-of-6 showing in the first half.