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Women’s Basketball Athletes of the Week: February 25, 2019

women's basketball athletes of the week

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 second consecutive week and for the fourth time this year after averaging 18.5 points and 11 rebounds per game while shooting 59 percent (13-22) from the floor to lead second-seeded Eastern Connecticut to the 2019 LEC tournament title. The 2019 LEC Championship Tournament's Most Outstanding Player poured in 27 points while grabbing 17 rebounds the Warriors' 77-72 overtime victory over top-seeded UMass Dartmouth in the championship game, going 8-of-15 from the floor and 11-for-12 at the charity stripe.

Rookie of the Week

Anna Barry (Eastern Connecticut) – Freshman – Forward – Andover, Conn.
Barry was named Little East Conference Rookie of the Week for the third time this season, each of which came in the last five weeks, after averaging 14.5 points and 8.5 rebound per game while shooting 55 percent (12-22) from the floor during Eastern Connecticut run to the 2019 LEC tournament title. She had 18 points, 10 rebounds, four blocks and three steals in the Warriors' title game triumph over the host Corsairs.  

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)
Feb. 18 - Mya Villard (Eastern Connecticut)

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)
Feb. 18 - Willcia McBurrough (Rhode Island College)