NEWMAC Announces 2006 Women’s Basketball All Conference Teams
Northampton, MA: Springfield College’s Courtney Parvin (Brackney, PA) and coach Naomi Graves took two of the prestigious NEWMAC awards today voted upon by the conference women’s basketball coaches. Parvin, a senior forward, was voted the Most Valuable Player while Graves picked up Coach of the year honors. The Pride’s sophomore guard, Christine Cotter (Stoughton, MA) also was selected to the All Conference Second Team. Wheaton’s Krystin Hickey (Manchester, NH) was voted Rookie of the Year and received Second Team All Conference recognition.
Clark University placed two players on the All Conference teams. Senior guard Andrea Comen (Holden, MA) earned First Team honors while junior center Ashley Auclair (Williamsburg, MA) was named to the Second Team.
Senior center Jonee Billy (New York, NY) and junior guard Joeanna Silvey (Boston, MA) were selected to the First and Second Teams respectively from tournament runner-up Mount Holyoke College.
Babson’s Suzy Ward (North Attleboro, MA) and Coast Guard’s Natalie Moyer (Oklahoma City, OK) round out the All Conference First Team while WPI’s Meghan Pajonas (Southlake, TX) completes the Second Team.
Springfield College received the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament and will face Messiah College in Grantham, PA on Friday, March 3rd. Mount Holyoke College earned the number one seed in the ECAC Division III New England Championship and will host Western Connecticut on Wednesday, March 1 at 7 p.m.
2006 NEWMAC Women’s Basketball Awards
Player of the Year: Courtney Parvin, Springfield College
Rookie of the Year: Krystin Hickey, Wheaton College
Coach of the Year: Naomi Graves, Springfield College
Jonee Billy, Mount Holyoke College
Andrea Comen, Clark University
Natalie Moyer, Coast Guard
Courtney Parvin, Springfield College
Suzy Ward, Babson College
Ashley Auclair, Clark University
Christine Cotter, Springfield College
Krystin Hickey, Wheaton College
Meghan Pajonas, WPI
Joeanna Silvey, Mount Holyoke College