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Mount St. Mary’s Kendall Bresee, coach Maria Marchesano take top honors in Northeast Conference | DIGEST

Mount St. Mary’s redshirt senior Kendall Bresee was named the Northeast Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Year, and the Mountaineers’ Maria Marchesano was named Coach of the Year. Bresee also earned Defensive Player of the Year honors.

Bresee ranked in the top four among NEC players for four major statistical categories. By regular season’s end, the Urbana high school graduate and George Washington transfer finished second in the league in rebounding with 8.67 per game (182 total) and steals at 2.14 a game (45). In scoring and assists she ranks fourth with 14.57 points per contest (306) and 4.05 dimes (85).

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Marchesano has orchestrated a turnaround of the Mountaineer women’s basketball program, posting back-to-back 14-4 records against the NEC and the first regular season title since 2001. Marchesano has an overall record of 35-17 in the past two years.

More women’s college basketball: Towson’s Kionna Jeter, Aleah Nelson (McDonogh) and Allie Kubek received All-Colonial Athletic Association postseason honors.

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Jeter earned First Team All-CAA accolades for the third consecutive season and is the first Tiger to accomplish this feat since joining the conference. The senior finished the regular season averaging 23.3 points per game to rank second in the league and 11th in the country.

Nelson was named to the All-CAA second team following her first season in the conference. During the regular season, the sophomore led the league and currently ranks eighth nationally, averaging 6.3 assists per game. She also led the CAA in total helpers (119). Nelson topped the Tigers in assists during 17 games this season.

Kubek rounded out the postseason awards list for the Tigers, getting an All-CAA Rookie Team selection. Kubek is the first freshman to start every regular season game for Towson since the 2006-07 season. She has been a consistent force on the boards, finishing the regular season averaging 6.9 rebounds per game to rank 10th in the conference and lead the Tigers. Her and Taylor Webster of UNCW are the only freshmen across the conference to crack the top-10.

Jeter, Nelson and Kubek will be back in action with the rest of the squad for the CAA Championship tournament quarterfinals against Hofstra on Thursday at 11 a.m.

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>>Delaware’s Jasmine Dickey (Catonsville), who led the CAA and ranked eighth in the nation in scoring with 23.6 points per game, was named the CAA Player of the Year.

Men’s college basketball: Morgan State coach Kevin Broadus was named a finalist for the Ben Jobe Award after leading the Bears to a 12-7 regular-season record. The Ben Jobe Award is presented annually to the top minority coach in Division I men’s basketball during Final Four weekend, but with the event’s cancelation, Pacific’s Damon Stoudamire was announced as the winner at the same time of the release of finalists.

Women’s college lacrosse: Saint Francis redshirt senior Peyton LeConte (Mount Hebrbon) was selected as Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive week.

LeConte collected six ground balls and four caused turnovers in Saturday’s NEC opener at Merrimack. The defender from Ellicott City ranks first nationally with 4.50 caused turnovers per game and tied for second with 6.00 ground balls per game. LeConte is one of five players nationally with multiple games of six or more ground balls this season.

>>Livy Rosenzweig (Attacker of the Week), Katie Detwiler (Defender of the Week), Kaitlyn Larsson (Goalkeeper of the Week) and Sam Fiedler (Midfielder of the Week) were all recognized after helping the Greyhounds defeat Villanova and American by a combined margin of 39-10. Loyola topped the Wildcats by a 18-6 margin on Wednesday, and defeated the Eagles 21-4 in the Patriot League opener for both teams over the weekend.

>>Salisbury senior defender Carrie Hesen (Glenelg) was named the C2C Defensive Player of the Week. In three games, Hesen recorded a team-best 10 draw controls for the Sea Gulls. Hesen has also helped paced the defense in the team’s 3-0 start by picking up six ground balls and causing four turnovers.

>>Johns Hopkins freshman midfielder Abbey Hurlbrink was named the Big Ten Freshmen of the Week.

Men’s College Lacrosse: Washington College coach Jeff Shirk, who has led the Shoremen since 2010, announced he will be leaving his position on May 31 to become the athletic director at The Pine School in Hobe Sound, Florida. Shirk will remain on the sidelines to coach the Shoremen through the remainder of the 2021 season.

>>Maryland senior attackman Logan Wisnauskas (Boys’ Latin) was named the Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week and senior Nick Grill was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for the third consecutive week. Wisnauskas was also named the U.S. Lacrosse Magazine National Player of the Week.

Wisnauskas was named the conference’s OPOW after recording a career-high nine points including a career-high seven assists in Maryland’s 18-10 win over Johns Hopkins on March 6. Wisnauskas’ nine points tied for the fifth-most points in a game in school history and his seven assists tied for the second-most assists in a game in Maryland history.

College track & field: After a strong showing in their first meet in a year, the Salisbury University track and field teams swept the first four Coast-to-Coast Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week awards. Jason Cave (South Carroll) was named Men’s Track Athlete of the Week, and Brian Duperval earned Men’s Field Athlete of the Week. Danielle Jensen (South River) and Colleen Howard (Mount de Sales) locked up Women’s Track Athlete and Field Athlete of the Week, respectively. All four helped the Sea Gulls dominate at their season-opening Lloyd Sigler Spring Meet in Salisbury, where both the men and women ran away with first place against Catholic and Marymount.

College swimming: After another impressive dual meet in which Loyola Maryland won all 24 events against American, the Greyhounds received all four Patriot League Swimming and Diving weekly awards for a second time this season.

Reid Hussey (Severna Park) and Lily Mead (Dulaney) earned men’s and women’s Swimmer of the Week honors, while Jessica Stolfi and Dan Faunce were recognized as the conference’s Divers of the Week. Loyola’s men topped American by a final of 137-57, while the official margin on the women’s side was 146-70.

Women’s college soccer: Towson freshman Riley Melendez repeated as the Colonial Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Week, while freshman Alexandra Rush is the latest CAA Rookie of the Week.

The pair earned weekly honors after Towson battled to a 1-1 draw on Friday at Atlantic-10 opponent at Saint Joseph’s as the Tigers remain unbeaten through two games.

>>Loyola Maryland sophomore forward Ada Clare Tempert (Mercy) was honored as the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week. Tempert was making her collegiate debut in Loyola’s season opener against Colgate yesterday after missing the 2019 season due to injury, and she factored in both goals during the Greyhounds’ 2-1 victory.

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College baseball: Coppin State freshman Sebastien Sarabia was named the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week. Sarabia hit .500 (5-for-10) in three games for the Eagles, including a pair of two-hit games, scoring four times, racking up four RBIs and drawing three walks.

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>>Towson shortstop Danny Becerra has been selected as the Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week. Becerra has been Towson’s starting shortstop and the leadoff hitter all season long. The redshirt freshman from San Diego hit .500 in the three games at Georgia Southern, adding two doubles, four runs, an RBI and a stolen base.

College volleyball: Coppin State’s Miajavon Coleman was named MEAC Player of the Week, Chudear Tut was selected as the Rookie of the Week, Kareemah Hopkins earned Setter of the Week and Ashley Roman took home Defensive Specialist of the Week.

College field hockey: Maryland junior Riley Donnelly was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week. Donnelly, a junior out of Doylestown, Pa., leads the Terrapins (2-2) with two goals and three assists, having a hand in five of the Terps’ six goals scored in the first four games.

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