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Women’s Basketball Athletes of the Week: January 14, 2019

women's basketball athletes of the week for January 14, 2019

Player of the Week

Brooke Raiche (Castleton) – Sophomore – Guard – Ira, Vt.
Raiche was named the Little East Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season after averaging 21.7 points and 6.7 rebounds per game while shooting 52.4 percent (22-42) from the floor and 81 percent (17-21) from the charity stripe in a 2-1 week for the Spartans. She scored 26 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the field with three three-pointers while pulling down eight rebounds in a 59-48 win at Eastern Connecticut before going off for 30 points in a 57-45 overtime triumph at Keene State. The sophomore guard was 10-of-19 from the floor and 9-of-11 at the line in the win over the Owls, which include making all three shots from the floor plus her only free throw attempt to account for seven of Castleton's 12 points in the extra frame.

Raiche is third in the LEC in scoring (16.9 ppg), sixth in free throw percentage (79.5 percent) and 11th in rebounding (5.8 rpg) this season.

Rookie of the Week

Shaelyn Carreiro (UMass Dartmouth) – Freshman – Forward – Fall River, Mass.
Carreiro was named Little East Conference Rookie of the Week for the first time this season after coming off the bench to average 11.3 points and 3.3 rebounds over 15.7 minutes per game while shooting 68.2 percent (15-22) from the floor in a 3-0 week for the Corsairs. She netted a career-high 18 points while going a near-perfect 9-of-10 from the field in UMass Dartmouth's 103-66 victory over Western Connecticut before capping the week with a 10-point, four-rebound performance in a 66-45 win at Castleton.

For the season, Carreiro is averaging 8.2 points and 3.9 rebounds per game, while playing 13.1 minutes per contest.

Previous Weekly Award Winners

Player of the Week
Nov. 12 - Jess Conant (Plymouth State)
Nov. 19 - Brooke Raiche (Castleton)
Nov. 26 - Mya Villard (Eastern Connecticut)
Dec. 3 - Nakira Examond (UMass Dartmouth)
Dec. 10 - Mya Villard (Eastern Connecticut)
Dec. 16 - Nakira Examond (UMass Dartmouth)
Dec. 19 - Brooke Young (Rhode Island College)
Jan. 2 - Jancy Sherwood (Western Connecticut)
Jan. 7 - Alexis Quenneville (Castleton)

Rookie of the Week
Nov. 12 - Abby Phelan (Rhode Island College)
Nov. 19 - Imani Baptiste (Western Connecticut)
Nov. 26 - Jenna Serrantino (Eastern Connecticut)
Dec. 3 - Julie Keckler (Eastern Connecticut)
Dec. 10 - Julie Keckler (Eastern Connecticut)
Dec. 16 - Willcia McBurrough (Rhode Island College)
Dec. 19 - Willcia McBurrough (Rhode Island College)
Jan. 2 - Jordan Moretti (UMass Dartmouth)
Jan. 7 - Willcia McBurrough (Rhode Island College)