Dec. 30, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – The final Patriot League Anaconda Women’s Basketball Awards of 2013 were handed out on Monday with Navy junior guard Chloe Stapleton named the Player of the Week and Boston University freshman forward Meghan Green picking up Rookie of the Week honors.
Both players were instrumental in their teams’ victories over the weekend. The Mids were victorious 72-68 at Marshall and the Terriers won 80-62 at Vermont, both on Sunday afternoon.
The non-League slate is closed for the 2013-14 regular season. League plays beckons all 10 teams on Thursday, with Holy Cross hosting Boston University, Colgate going to Lehigh, Bucknell visiting American, Navy entertaining Loyola Maryland and Army hosting Lafayette. All games are set to tip at 7 p.m. and will air on Patriot League Network.
A full preview of Thursday’s games will be out with Wednesday’s Patriot League women’s basketball release.
ANACONDA PLAYER OF THE WEEK
CHLOE STAPLETON, NAVY Jr., G, 5-10, Cary, N.C.
Stapleton connected on a career-high eight 3-pointers, the most of any Patriot League player this season, on 14 attempts and shot 56.3 percent (9-of-16) for the game to lead all scorers with a career-best 26 points in Navy’s 72-68 win at Marshall on Sunday afternoon. Her eight treys were one shy of the League and academy mark of nine set by Angela Dobbs versus Yale on Jan. 4, 1992. Stapleton also hauled in six rebounds, grabbed two steals and dished one assist in the victory in Navy’s first game in 23 days. It’s Stapleton’s first career weekly honor from the Patriot League.
ANACONDA ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
HONORABLE MENTIONS JEN HAZLETT, ARMY Sr., G/F, 5-11, Syracuse, Utah
MEGHAN GREEN, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Fr., F, 6-0, Bedford, N.H.
Green netted a career-high 14 points to rank second on the Terriers in their 80-62 win at Vermont on Sunday afternoon to close out their non-League slate on a high note. The rookie forward from Bedford, N.H., added one rebound, an assist and one block in 16 efficient minutes off the bench. Green shot 5-of-7 from the floor and a perfect 4-of-4 from the foul line. She becomes the first Boston University women’s basketball player to earn a weekly honor from the Patriot League.
Logged her first double-double of the season with 22 points and 10 rebounds in Sunday’s 108-64 victory over Staten Island. All six of her buckets came from long range. Her scoring, rebounding and steals (2) were season highs.
RASHIDAT AGBOOLA, BOSTON UNIVERSITY Sr., F, 6-1, Methuen, Mass.
Shot 7-of-13 from the field en route to 19 points to go with six rebounds, four assists and three blocks as Boston University beat Vermont 80-62 on the road on Sunday.
RAQUEL SCOTT, HOLY CROSS So., F, 6-0, Ridgewood, N.J.
Averaged 12.0 points and 7.5 rebounds during Holy Cross’ 1-1 trip to the Cyclone Challenge in Ames, Iowa, over the weekend. Shot 11-of-23 (47.8 percent) from the floor and reached double digits in scoring in both games, including 14 against No. 14/10 Iowa on Saturday.
DANIELLE FIACCO, LAFAYETTE Sr., C, 6-7, Brewster, N.Y.
Didn’t miss a triple-double by much with 13 points, eight rebounds and six blocks in Lafayette’s 77-60 loss at No. 23/22 California on Sunday. Shot 6-of-11 from the field and tied her season high in rejections.