PLAYER OF THE WEEK - Alicia Kutil (Franklin, Mass. ), Senior, Forward, UMass Dartmouth
Kutil averaged just under a double-double while leading the Corsairs to a 2-1 record last week, averaging 18 points and 9.7 rebounds per game while shooting 51.2 percent (9-17) from the field while going a perfect 11-for-11 at the free throw line. She scored 21 points with six rebounds and five assists in an 83-51 non-conference win over Bridgewater State and netted 19 points with four rebounds and two steals in an 87-69 conference-opening win over Plymouth State. Kutil posted a double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds in a setback against No. 10 Bowdoin.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK - Joie Grassi (Plymouth, Mass.), Freshman, Forward, UMass Boston
Grassi was named LEC Rookie of the Week for the second time after leading UMass Boston to a 3-0 week, in which she averaged a team-best 16 points per game. She also averaged 4.7 rebounds per contest while shooting 63.6 percent (14-22) from the field, 8-9 from distance and 80 percent (12-15) from the charity stripe. After recording 12 and 14 points in back-to-back non-conference wins, Grassi poured in a career-high 22 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field and 10-of-12 shooting from the charity stripe in the Beacons' 56-47 win over Keene State to open conference play.