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Albany's Sam Rowley took home Player of the Week honors Monday.
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Albany's Rowley, UMBC's Elliott Tabbed Weekly Award Winners

Release: 12/16/2013
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Two of the league's top 10 scorers, Albany's Sam Rowley and UMBC's Rodney Elliott, are the league's men's basketball weekly awards winners for week 6: 

Player of the Week
Sam Rowley, Jr., Forward, Albany

  • Averaged 20.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists while shooting 56 percent from the field in a pair of games last week.
  • Led Albany to a win over Brown by scoring 20 points grabbing five rebounds.
  • Recorded his sixth career double-double (21 points, 11 rebounds) in a loss to Colgate Saturday.
Rookie of the Week
Rodney Elliott, Fr., Guard, UMBC
  • Elliott scored 16 points and added four rebounds in UMBC's loss at Coppin State Wednesday, its lone game of the week.
  • The honor is already Elliott's third of the season.
Around the League
  • Stony Brook beat UNH in the first league game of the year Sunday.
  • The Seawolves have won six-straight league openers.
  • The 7-4 Seawolves are receiving votes in the latest Mid-Major Top 25.
  • America East is youth driven as five of the top 10 scorers are freshmen or sophomores.
  • The Catamounts' Brian Voelkel is 12 rebounds shy of becoming just the ninth player in league history to reach the 1,000-mark.
  • Stony Brook's Anthony Jackson is one of just four players in the country to have made all his free throw attempts (min. 2.5 attempts per game). He's a perfect 28-for-28 on the season.
  • UMBC's Rodney Elliott has scored the more points (155) through 11 games than any freshman in program history.
  • Conference play continues Wednesday when Vermont visits UMass Lowell in the River Hawks' first-ever America East contest.

2013-14 Men's Basketball Weekly Awards
Nov. 11 - Player of the Week: Anthony Jackson, Stony Brook
               Rookie of the Week: Nick Madray, Binghamton
Nov. 18 - Co-Players of the Week: Jordan Reed, Binghamton/Chris Pelcher, UNH
               Rookie of the Week: Rodney Elliott, UMBC   

Nov. 25 - Player of the Week: Jameel Warney, Stony Brook
               Rookie of the Week: Magnus Richards, Binghamton   

Dec. 2  -  Player of the Week: Peter Hooley, Albany
               Rookie of the Week: Kurt Steidl, Vermont

               Rookie of the Week: Rodney Elliott, UMBC   

Dec. 9  - Co-Players of the Week: Jordan Reed, Binghamton/Mark Nwakamma, Hartford
               Rookie of the Week: Marlon Beck, Binghamton

Dec. 16  - Player of the Week: Sam Rowley, Albany
               Rookie of the Week: Rodney Elliott, UMBC   



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