February 28, 2012

Three Earn LEC Women's Basketball Honors

Feb. 28, 2012

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Three members of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's women's basketball team have been honored by the Little East Conference.

Junior forward Colleen Moriarty (Canton, MA/Canton HS and sophomore forward Erika Bornemann (Canton, MA/Canton HS) were named second team All-Conference, while freshman guard Kelsey Garrity (Somerville, MA/Somerville HS) was named to the All-Rookie Team.

The trio were the top three Corsair scorers this season, with Moriarty averaging 16 points per game, Bornemann 11.3 and Garrity 11.0. Bornemann averaged 10.7 rebounds, Moriarty 8.3, and Garrity 5.8, and Garrity led with 85 assists and 66 steals.

"Colleen was our go-to player on the inside this season, and she was often unstoppable," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Amanda Van Voorhis. "Her post presence was immense as she consistently shot a high percentage and rebounded well. She has a great feel around the rim, and she is on the door step of being recognized as a dominant post player in the Little East. Erika continues to shine. This year she played more on the perimeter than her rookie season. Playing alongside Colleen, she was able to showcase her outside shooting skills more this year while remaining our top rebounder. She is establishing herself as a versatile player in the LEC. Kelsey was steady down the stretch for our squad, our team committed only 12.2 turnovers per game in the month of February and that statistic is related to the player with the ball in her hands the most. As she continues to develop her physical strength and self confidence, the sky is the limit for Kelsey."

Van Voorhis also praised Assistant Coach Kyshawn Ruff for her role in helping Moriarty and Bornemann improve. "I want to commend Coach Ruff for her tireless efforts to improve our post play," said Van Voorhis. "She fine tuned and drilled skills that put both Colleen and Erika in a position to achieve All-Conference recognition."

The Corsairs finished the season with a record of 15-11, advancing to the first round of the LEC post-season tournament. The 15 wins marked the most the women's team has had since they went 15-9 during the 1991-92 season.

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