Bentley’s Jen Gemma Collects Player of the Year; NE-10 Women’s Basketball All-Conference Teams, Awards Announced

Bentley’s Jen Gemma Collects Player of the Year; NE-10 Women’s Basketball All-Conference Teams, Awards Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

February 26, 2016

NE-10 Unveils All-Conference Teams, Award Winners

MANSFIELD, Mass. – Bentley junior forward Jen Gemma has been named the Northeast-10 Player of the Year, as the conference released its women’s basketball all-conference teams and major award winners on Friday.

For a complete list of all-conference members, all-rookie selections and individual award winners, as voted upon by the league's head coaches, please see below.

Gemma, a first team all-conference selection for the second straight season, led the NE-10 in scoring for the second consecutive year after putting up 19.7 points per game during the regular season while leading the Falcons to the Northeast Division title. Gemma also ranks third in the conference with 9.6 rebounds per game and is tied for sixth in blocks with 1.2 per contest.

Joining Gemma on the all-conference first team were American International guard Brianna Bishop, Franklin Pierce forward Kara Charette, New Haven guard Briana Bradford, Saint Anselm guard Candace Andrews and Southern Connecticut forward Jackie Beathea. Charette was a first team selection last season as well, while Andrews and Beathea are both former NE-10 Rookie of the Year honorees.

Southern New Hampshire forward Kylie Lorenzen was honored as the league’s top rookie this season after a big freshman campaign for the Penmen. Lorenzen led the Penmen with 11.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game this season. She is also second in the NE-10 in field goal percentage, shooting at a 52.9 percent clip.

Le Moyne guard Vandell Andrade was selected as the NE-10 Defensive Player of the Year. Andrade ended the regular season tied for the league lead with 2.2 steals per game. An all-conference selection for the second year in a row, she was an all-around force for the Dolphins this season averaging 16.2 points and 8.4 rebounds per game as well.

American International’s Kristen Hutchison was chosen as the conference’s Coach of the Year by her peers after guiding the Yellow Jackets to the Southwest Division title. Hutchison’s Yellow Jackets put together one of the best regular season campaigns in program history with a 23-4 overall record and 16-4 mark in conference play.

Division champions American International and Bentley had the most student-athletes recognized with three apiece.

2016 Northeast-10 Women’s Basketball All-Conference
First Team
Brianna Bishop, G American International
Jen Gemma, F, Bentley ^
Kara Charette, F, Franklin Pierce ^$
Briana Bradford, G, New Haven @$
Candace Andrews, G, Saint Anselm %
Jackie Beathea, F, Southern Connecticut %$ 

Second Team
Kamika Mason, F/C, American International
Vandell Andrade, G, Le Moyne #
Tia Scott, G, Merrimack
Lauren Hebert, G, New Haven
Kelly Martin, G, Stonehill # 

Third Team
Sierra Clark, F, Adelphi
Ashley Gomez, G, Adelphi
Lauren Green, G, Bentley
Makenzie Burud, G, Saint Michael's %
Danielle Powell, F, Southern Connecticut 

Honorable Mention
Kelly Conley, G, Assumption @
Allison Stoddard, G, Assumption
Natalie Bastian, G, Franklin Pierce
Taylor Nazon, G, Saint Rose
Paige Marshall, G, Stonehill 

All-Rookie
Dana Watts, F/C, American International
Megan Lewis, G, Bentley
Samnell Vonleh, F, Saint Anselm
Karissa Birthwright, F, Saint Rose
Kylie Lorenzen, F, Southern New Hampshire 

^ - First Team Selection in 2015
% - Second Team Selection in 2015
# - Third Team Selection in 2015
@ - Honorable Mention Selection in 2015
$ - All-Conference Selection in 2014 

Player of the Year - Jen Gemma, Bentley
Rookie of the Year - Kylie Lorenzen, Southern New Hampshire
Defensive Player of the Year - Vandell Andrade, Le Moyne
Coach of the Year - Kristen Hutchison, American International 

ABOUT THE NORTHEAST-10
The Northeast-10 Conference is an association of 15 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that is committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 6,500 student-athletes. 

Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.