Apr 25, 2018
New York – Jenna Erickson of St. Thomas Aquinas has been named the All-Met Division II women’s basketball Player of the Year by the Met Basketball Writers Association.
Kim Lusk of STAC was selected Coach of the Year..
The rest of the All Met First Team: Kristen Drogsler, Caldwell; Maia Hood and Nina Vukosavljevic, NYIT; Sasha Patterson, LIU Post; Zhane Robinson, Bloomfield.
The Second Team: Beth Bonin, Queens; Adiya Henderson, St. Thomas Aquinas; Simone Hobdy, Adelphi; Mikaiya Moore, LIU Post; Sharell Sanders, Caldwell.
The All-Met players and coach will be honored April 25 at the 85th NIT/MBWA Haggerty Awards dinner at the Westchester Marriott, Tarrytown, NY.
A 5-4 senior guard from Melrose, NY, Erickson --- who also was selected East Coast Conference player of the year and a WBCA Division II All-American --- led the Spartans (27-5) by averaging 16.9 points (No. 2 ECC), 4.8 assists and 1.8 steals, along with a single-season career best 92 3-point goals. She shot 47.0% from the floor (No. 5 ECC), 44.2% from beyond the arc (No. 1 ECC) and 83.2% at the free throw line (No. 4 ECC). Erickson played in all 122 STAC games during a four-year career, starting in 120, and finished with 1,826 points. She is No. 1 on the program’s all-time list with 331 3-pointers.
In her 10th season coaching at the school, Lusk guided the Spartans (27-5) to their first-ever ECC Tournament championship and the program’s first NCAA berth since 2003. The 27 wins, which included a first-round NCAA Tournament victory, represent the most in a season at STAC during its NCAA Division II era. A resident of West Nyack, NY, with degrees from Southern Connecticut State and New Haven, Lusk’s coaching record at STAC is 164-126 (.566 win pct).
Kristen Drogsler, Caldwell (5-10, Sr., G, Middle Village, N.Y.)
Jenna Erickson, St. Thomas Aquinas (5-4, Sr., G, Melrose, N.Y.)
Maia Hood, NYIT (5-10, Gr., G/F, Elmsford, N.Y.)
Nina Vukosavljevic, NYIT (5-5, Sr., G, Belgrade, Serbia)
Sasha Patterson, LIU Post (5-10, Sr., F, Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Zhane Robinson, Bloomfield (5-10, Sr., F, Newark, N.J.)
Beth Bonin, Queens (5-6, So., G, Cicero, N.Y.)
Adiya Henderson, St. Thomas Aquinas (6-1, Sr., F, Troy, N.Y.)
Simone Hobdy, Adelphi (5-7, Sr., G, St. Albans, N.Y.)
Mikaiya Moore, LIU Post (5-11, So., F, Amityville, N.Y.)
Sharell Sanders, Caldwell (5-5, Sr., G, Dorchester, Mass.)
Player of the Year: Jenna Erickson, St. Thomas Aquinas
Coach of the Year: Kim Lusk, St. Thomas Aquinas
Release provided by Chuck Stogel, MBWA