PLAYER OF THE WEEK - Nakira Examond (New Bedford, Mass. ), Junior, Forward, UMass Dartmouth
Examond totaled a program-record 41 points on 18-of-27 shooting from the field while pulling down 13 rebounds to lead the Corsairs to a 95-65 conference victory over Western Connecticut Saturday. She is the first player to score 40 or more points in a game, and is tied for the highest single-game scoring total in the nation this season.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK - Joie Grassi (Plymouth, Mass.), Freshman, Forward, UMass Boston
Grassi was named LEC Rookie of the Week for the third time this season after averaging 17.5 points and 10 rebounds per game while shooting 48 percent from the field in a 2-0 week for the Beacons. She scored a career-high 25 points on 8-of-17 shooting from the field with five threes to go with a career-best 15 rebounds in a 76-63 win over MASCAC preseason favorite Framingham State, and netted 10 points with five rebounds in a 62-51 conference win over Rhode Island College.