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Four Retrievers Honored at America East Women’s Basketball Banquet
Carlee Cassidy earned all-conference honors for the second year in a row.
Michelle Kurowski is the America East's top freshman scorer and ranks sixth overall.
Erin Brown is the America East's top freshman rebounder and third-leading rookie scorer.
Meghan Colabella earned All-Academic honors.
Cassidy led the America East in scoring with 20.8 ppg, the 11th-best mark in the nation, and her 603 points on the season are the second-most ever by a Retriever, just six point shy of Tammy McCarthy’s school record of 609. She set a number of single-season school records, including three-pointers (80) – the second-most ever in the conference – and free throws (167), as well as UMBC’s career three-point record (178). Cassidy has scored in double figures in all but two games this season with 20 20-point performances and four 30-point efforts. She also ranks second in the conference in three-pointers made per game (2.8), third in free throw percentage (.819) and seventh in three-point percentage (.328). Cassidy became the 16th member of the Retrievers’ 1,000-point club earlier this season and now ranks eighth with 1,218 career points. After garnering first-team nods in 2008, Cassidy becomes the second Retriever to earn all-conference honors in back-to-back seasons in UMBC’s six years in the America East, joining former teammate Sharri Rohde in 2006 and 2007.
Kurowski is the Retrievers’ second-leading scorer and the league’s top freshman scorer with 13.3 ppg this season, ranking among the nation’s best rookies and sixth overall in the conference. She earned
Brown is averaging 9.4 ppg and 5.7 rpg on the season, UMBC’s third- and second-best marks, respectively. She has scored in double figures 14 times with four double-doubles. Brown was named America East Rookie of the Week twice this season, and she earned UMBC’s
Colabella was tabbed to the All-Academic Team with a 3.87 GPA. She is averaging 6.2 points and 6.7 rebounds per game this season with three double-doubles. Colabella ranks sixth in the America East in rebounding and ninth in blocked shots (0.8 bpg).
The Retrievers earned the fifth seed in the America East Tournament with a 14-15 overall record and a 6-10 conference mark. They will face fourth-seeded
Carlee Cassidy, UMBC
Kirsten Jeter, Stony Brook
Erin Brown, UMBC
Michelle Kurowski, UMBC
Meghan Colabella, UMBC
Jodie Plikus, Stony Brook
Coach of the Year: Kelly Greenberg,
Rookie of the Year: Andrea Holmes,
Defensive Player of the Year: Amarachi Umez-Eronini,
Player of the Year: Jesyka Burks-Wiley,