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Women’s Basketball Athletes of the Week: February 18, 2019

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Player of the Week

Mya Villard (Eastern Connecticut) – Junior – Forward – Cromwell, Conn.
Villard was named the Little East Conference Player of the Week for the third time this season after averaging 18 points and 11.5 rebounds per game while shooting 52.2 percent (12-23) in a pair of conference victories that propelled the Warriors to the No. 2 seed in this week's LEC tournament. She scored 21 points with 13 boards in a 61-56 overtime victory at Castleton before netting 15 points and pulling down 10 rebounds in just 23 minutes of Eastern's 80-50 win at Keene State.

Rookie of the Week

Willcia McBorrough (Rhode Island College) – Freshman – Forward – Providence, R.I.
McBorrough was named Little East Conference Rookie of the Week for the fourth time this season after averaging 10 points and 12.5 rebound per game while shooting 52.9 percent (10-19) from the floor in a pair of conference wins for the Anchorwomen, who are seeded fifth in this week's LEC tournament. She had 10 points and 13 rebounds in a 68-59 win at Western Connecticut and tallied 10 points with 12 boards in a 63-52 win over UMass Boston.

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)
Jan. 14 - Brooke Raiche (Castleton)
Jan. 21 - Lilly Shilmon (Keene State)
Jan. 28 - Nakira Examond (UMass Dartmouth)
Feb. 4 - Cassidy Emerson (Plymouth State)
Feb. 11 - Nakira Examond (UMass Dartmouth)

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)
Jan. 14 - Shaelyn Carreiro (UMass Dartmouth)
Jan. 21 - Shaelyn Carreiro (UMass Dartmouth)
Jan. 28 - Anna Barry (Eastern Connecticut)
Feb. 4 - Victoria Harris (Southern Maine)
Feb. 11 - Anna Barry (Eastern Connecticut)