Feb. 28, 2011
Courtesy Little East Conference Communications
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA - As part of its Silver Anniversary celebration, the Little East 25th Anniversary Men's Basketball Team was announced this afternoon by the conference office. The 25- student-athlete and one coach squad was voted upon by athletic administrators and current coaches. The highly-decorated team is highlighted by 19 player of the year award winners, including eight multiple honorees, and seven rookie of the year award recipients.
Each of the eight Little East institutions was represented on the Silver Anniversary team. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth placed the highest amount of student-athletes on the Silver Anniversary team with seven, while Keene State College, Rhode Island College, University of Southern Maine, and Western Connecticut State University each had three honorees. The University of Massachusetts Boston and Plymouth State University was represented with a pair of selections, while Eastern Connecticut State University completed the 25-member roster with one pick.
To be considered for the 25th anniversary teams, a student-athlete must have met the following criteria: a conference player of the year award winner, and/or a two- time All-Little East, first-team selection. The student-athletes that earned All-Little East, first-team honors during its first two years as a conference-sponsored sport were placed on the ballot.
Little East 25th Anniversary Men's Basketball Team
UMass Dartmouth-Paul Hart, Steve Haynes, Marques Houtman, Kevin Kolek, Aaron Lee, Stefan Pagios, Waldemar Sender Eastern Connecticut State University-Rich Vega Keene State-Chris Coates, Tyler Kathan, Dave Stantial UMass Boston-Tony Barros, Amigo Paniagua Plymouth State-Adam DeChristopher, Moses Jean-Pierre, Nick Pelotte Rhode Island College-Bobby Bailey, Alex Butler, Troy Smith Southern Maine-Tim Bonsant, Jeff Bowers, Mike Fennessy Western Connecticut State University-Brice Assie, DaQuan Brooks, Marvin Evans
Head Coach-Brian Baptiste, UMass Dartmouth
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