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Sherae Swinson led Binghamton to a win over UMass to net Player of the Week honors.
Courtesy: America East Communications

Swinson, Koizar Capture WBB Weekly Awards

Release: 12/30/2013
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Binghamton junior Sherae Swinson led the Bearcats to a win over UMass at the Dartmouth/Blue Sky Classic to earn her first Player of the Week award of the season and the first for a Binghamton women’s basketball player since 2011. Maine’s Sigi Koizar took home Rookie of the Week honors as America East women’s basketball teams returned to action after a one week break for the holidays. Here are the week eight award winners:

Player of the Week
Sherae Swinson, Jr., Binghamton
Odenton, Md.

  • Scored a game-high and season-high 19 points to go with six rebounds in a 56-51 win over UMass.
  • Netted 13 of her 19 points in the second half, including three clutch free throws in the final 90 seconds to ice the game.
  • Also added two blocks and two steals while hitting 7-of-8 from the free throw line.
  • She has reached double figures in a team-best six games this season.

Rookie of the Week
Sigi Koizar, Fr., Maine
Vienna, Austria

  • Scored 12 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out four assists in Maine’s 76-75 loss at Sacred Heart
  • Finished 3-of-6 from the field and 6-of-8 from the free throw line.

Around the League

  • Stony Brook is off to its best 11-game start in school Division I history at 8-3 after winning both games of the Seawolves Holiday Classic.
  • New Hampshire guard Kelsey Hogan reached the 300-assist mark to rank 11th in program history.
  • The Seawolves have won four-straight games, the team’s longest winning streak since rattling off seven-straight in 2006-07.
  • Stony Brook’s Sabre Proctor also averaged a double-double with 19.5 points and 10.0 rebounds last week.
  • Albany’s Shereesha Richards has six Player of the Week awards, tying her with multiple players for the most in a single season.
  • Albany’s Shereesha Richards made 15 field goals vs. Dartmouth, the most for an America East player since New Hampshire’s Morgan Frame made 15 at wagner on 12/21/2011.
  • Vermont’s 95 points vs. UMass Lowell are the most for any America East Conference team since the Catamounts posted 92 vs. Albany on Feb. 10, 2010.
  • Maine started 3-0 for the first time since 1989.
  • Stony Brook eclipsed the 80-point mark for the first time since 2007 with an 83-79 win at Bradley, who was receiving votes in the mid-major poll.
  • Stony Brook’s Brittany Snow became the first Seawolf to score 30+ points in a game since 2007 with 30 points and nine rebounds vs. Bradley.

Weekly Honors
Nov. 11 –
Player of the Week: Shereesha Richards, So., Albany; Rookie of the Week: Kristina White, Fr., Vermont
Nov. 18 –
Player of the Week: Shereesha Richards, So., Albany; Rookie of the Week: Sara Tarbert, Fr., UMBC

Nov. 25 – Player of the Week: Shereesha Richards, So., Albany; Rookie of the Week: Kylie Butler, Fr., Vermont
Dec. 2 – Player of the Week: Niki Taylor, Jr., Vermont; Rookie of the Week: Sara Tarbert, Fr., UMBC
Dec. 9 – Co-Players of the Week: Shereesha Richards, So., Albany & Sabre Proctor, Jr., Stony Brook ; Rookie of the Week: Kori Bayne-Walker,Fr., Stony Brook
Dec. 16 – Players of the Week: Shereesha Richards, So., Albany; Rookie of the Week: Nicole Hayner, Fr., UMass Lowell
Dec. 23 – Players of the Week: Shereesha Richards, So., Albany; Rookie of the Week: Kylie Butler, Fr., Vermont
Dec. 30 – Players of the Week: Sherae Swinson, Jr., Binghamton; Rookie of the Week: Sigi Koizar, Fr., Maine

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