Nakira Examond Garners, NEWBA First Team Accolades

Nakira Examond Garners, NEWBA First Team Accolades

DARTMOUTH, Mass. – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth sophomore Nakira Examond (New Bedford, Mass.) picked up a pair of prestigious regional nods early this week, landing on the All-Northeast First Team and the New England Women’s Basketball Association (NEWBA) First Team.

The regional placements are the first for Examond on her two-year Corsair career, as she joins teammate Megan Ronaghan ’16 and Colleen Moriarty ’13 as the third UMass Dartmouth player to land on both lists. Ronaghan was named to the NEWBA First Team and Second Team 2014, and the First Teams for both last season.

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KEENE, N.H. - Senior Stephanie D'Annolfo of the Keene State women's basketball program was selected to the All-Northeast Region Third Team, it was announced today. 

It was a been a decorated year for D'Annolfo, as the senior garnered her second consecutive Little East Conference (LEC) Defensive Player of the Year honors and was named the LEC Championship Tournament Most Outstanding Player. D'Annolfo also picked up her third-straight LEC All-Defensive Team honors and earned a first time nod as a First Team All-LEC selection. A native of Tyngsborough, Mass., the senior started all 24 games she played this season and recorded seven double doubles, while averaging 12.4 points per game, 8.0 rebounds per game and 3.8 assists per game. D'Annolfo's numbers also landed her inside the top-ten in a majority of the main statistical categories in the LEC.

Read more on D'Annolfo at | Players were nominated for these awards by the Sports Information Directors at the various schools.

Player of the Year: Ali Doswell, Amherst
Coach of the Year: G.P. Gromacki, Amherst
Rookie of the Year: Kyra Rose, Fitchburg State

First team    
Pos. Player School Yr. Hometown
G Ali Doswell
Amherst Sr. Richmond, Va.
G Giovanna Pickering
Babson Sr. Hull, Mass.
F Melissa Baptista
Tufts Jr. Somerville, Mass.
F Nakira Examond
So. New Bedford, Mass.
C Michela North
Tufts Sr. Duxbury, Mass.
Second team    
Pos. Player School Yr. Hometown
G Ama Biney
WPI Jr. Worcester, Mass.
G Kate Kerrigan
Bowdoin Jr. Wellesley Hills, Mass.
G Jill Valley
Westfield State
Sr. Orange, Mass.
F Meredith Doswell
Amherst Sr. Richmond, Va.
C Bridget Quilty Roger Williams Sr. Duxbury, Mass.
Third team    
Pos. Player School Yr. Hometown
G Chandler Guerrette
Husson Sr. Presque Isle, Maine
Kelsi McNamara
Saint Joseph's (Me.)
So. West Newbury, Mass.
G|F Stephanie D'Annolfo
Keene State
Sr. Tyngsborough, Mass.
F Kennedy Guest-Pritch Smith So. Fairburn, Ga.
C Alicia Brown
University of New England
Sr. Greenland, N.H.
Fourth team    
Pos. Player School Yr. Hometown
G Kara Holinski
MIT So. Livonia, Mich.
F Hannah Shaw
Endicott Jr. Bar Harbor, Maine
F Olivia Bolden
Albertus Magnus
Jr. South Windsor, Conn.
F|C Maria Jackson Brandeis Sr. Rochester, N.Y.
C Ava Adamopoulos
Springfield Sr. Ludlow, Mass.