Email This Page
Carlee Cassidy Nabs Second America East Women’s Basketball Player of the Week Award
Carlee Cassidy averaged 19.0 ppg last week en route to her second Player of the Week award of the season.
The honor is the second of the season for Cassidy, as she also earned it for Week 1, marking the third time a Retriever has won the award twice in a season. Sharri Rohde garnered two Player of the Week nods in 2005-06, and Matea Pender won it twice in 2004-05.
Cassidy led the Retrievers with 19.0 points per game in three games last week. She shot 46.5 percent (20-for-43) from the floor and 40.0 percent (8-for-20) from 3-point range.
Cassidy scored 17 points at Loyola to go along with a team-high six rebounds and four assists. She combined with teammate Kristin Drabyn to score 25 of the team’s 29 first-half points and 41 of UMBC’s 56 points in the game.
Two days later in the Retrievers’ 59-51 win at Navy, Cassidy led UMBC’s second-half charge with nine straight points, and she finished with 15 in the game.
Finally, Cassidy posted a career-high 25 points in UMBC’s 74-72 victory over Northern Iowa, making a career-high eight field goals (8-for-13), including a career-best five from 3-point range (5-for-9). She again took over the game for the Retrievers in the second half, leading a rally with 11 straight points in a three-minute stretch late in the game in the come-from-behind win. Her 25 points are a season high for UMBC, as well.
Cassidy currently leads the Retrievers and ranks second in the America East with 15.4 points per game this season. She has scored in double figures in eight of UMBC’s 10 games this season. Cassidy also ranks among the leaders in the conference in 3-pointers made per game (4th, 2.00), free throw percentage (8th, 81.1 percent) and 3-point field goal percentage (15th, 29.4 percent).
Cassidy and the Retrievers have a 10-day break for final exams before returning to the court Wednesday, Dec. 19, when they hit the road to take on cross-town rival