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Cassidy Tabbed to America East Preseason All-Conference Team; Women's Basketball Picked to Finish Sixth
Senior Carlee Cassidy was picked to the preseason All-Conference team.
A two-time all-conference selection, Cassidy became the first player to lead the America East in scoring in back-to-back seasons in nearly a decade. She ranked 15th in the country last year, averaging 20.4 points per game, the third-best single-season scoring average in UMBC history. The 5-9 guard set school records with 613 points, 80 three-pointers and 175 free throws last season.
Cassidy also became UMBC’s all-time leader in career three-pointers with 178, and she is the fourth-fastest Retriever to tally 1,000 career points and now ranks seventh all-time with 1,228. She enters the season as the second-leading scorer among active players in the America East and ranks 51st all-time in conference history.
Joining Cassidy on the preseason all-conference team are
Defending America East champion
The Retrievers return all five starters and 95 percent of last season’s scoring output from a team that tallied more than 2,000 points for just the second time in school history and ranked second in the conference with 69.4 points per game. UMBC earned the No. 5 seed in the America East Championship but fell to fourth-seeded
In addition to Cassidy, the Retrievers return a trio of talented sophomores in 5-9 guard Katie Brooks, 5-10 forward Erin Brown and 5-9 guard Michelle Kurowski, who combined to average 32.2 points per game and won seven America East Rookie of the Week awards.
The Retrievers’ season begins on Friday, Nov. 13, when UMBC hosts national power
School (1st-place votes) Points
6. UMBC 35
7. Stony Brook 23
Carlee Cassidy, UMBC
* - Unanimous Selection