Allison Coleman named to D3Hoops.com All-Decade, first-team
D3hoops.com came under its current management at the beginning of the 1997-98 season, and we've seen a lot of players come and go over the years.
Since we weren't around for most of the 1990s (and granted, neither was the World Wide Web), this is our first chance to do a real retrospective on the best players of the decade. It's from our first decade: 1997-98 to 2006-07.
The All-Decade Team was compiled from D3hoops.com All-American teams and was the subject of much debate among the staff.
Forward Allison Coleman
Eastern Connecticut State, 2000-04
All-American years: 2002 (2nd), 2003 (1st), 2004 (1st)
Conference honors: 2001 Player of the Year/Rookie of the Year, 2002 Player of the Year, 2003 Player of the Year, 2004 Player of the Year
NCAA Tournament appearances: 2003 (National Runners-up), 2002 (Second Round), 2001 (First Round)
Other honors: 2003 All-Tournament Team
What others say: “There was no one more competitive than Allison. She hated to lose even at the most simple drill or competitive activity. She gave every practice and every play the most she could give it and more. I always admired her for that.”
– Denise Bierly, Eastern Connecticut coach
Career synopsis: Coleman was a do-it-all player from the moment she began playing for the Warriors. She made an all-day drive to attend the Division III championship in 2002, than brought her team with her in 2003, as the Warriors advanced to the national title game. “Allison Coleman was the ultimate team player as well as competitor,” said Bierly. “She led her team to the 2003 championship game and gave all the credit to her teammates and everyone around her.”
|F||Allison Coleman||Eastern Connecticut||2004|
|F||Tasha Rodgers||Washington U.||2001|
|C||Ronda Jo Miller||Gallaudet||2000|
Information for this release obtained by D3Hoops.com