NEW ROCHELLE, NY — The Association of Division III Independents announced on Thursday March 15th that Coach Gerald Davis was selected as the Coach of the Year for Women’s Basketball. Senior forward Caitlin Harrison (Bronx, N.Y., Academy of Mount Saint Ursula) and sophomore guard Dar’Neisha Brice (California, MD, Great Mills High School) were also named to the First Team All-Independent.
Coach Davis was in his first year as the leader for the Blue Angel women’s basketball team. He led the team to their first Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship since 2014.
Caitlin Harrison finished the season as the statistical leader in rebounds for the New Rochelle. She averaged 9.8 rebounds per game for a season total of 226. The senior had a season high 19 points at the Wellness Center on February 9th, against conference opponent The King’s College.
Sophomore Dar’Neisha Brice was the statistical leader in points with 457 and19.0 average per game, 3-point field goals percentage with .320, assists with 79 total and 3.3 average per game, and steals finishing with 69.
2018 ALL-INDEPENDENT WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM
PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Kelsey Johnson, Marantha Baptist University
ROOKIE OF THEY YEAR: Shannon O’Donnell, Illinois Institute of Technology
COACH OF THE YEAR: Gerald Davis, The College of New Rochelle
FIRST TEAM ALL-INDEPENDENT
|Kelsey Johnson||Marantha Baptist University||SO||G||Stephenson, MI|
|Dar’Neisha Brice||The College of New Rochelle||SO||G||California, MD|
|Rae Grubbs||Mount Mary University||SO||G||Covington, IN|
|Shannon O’Donnell||Illinois Institute of Technology||FR||G||Lemont, IL|
|Erin Efimoff||Illinois Institute of Technology||SO||C||Beverley Hills, MI|
|Alexis Bueltel||Marantha Baptist University||SR||F||Stephenson, MI|
|Caitlin Harrison||The College of New Rochelle||SR||F||Bronx, N.Y.|
|Erica Williams||Mount Mary University||FR||F||Bloomington, IL|
SECOND TEAM ALL-INDEPENDENT
|Katie Young||University of California, Santa Cruz||JR||G||Sunnyvale, CA|
|Kim Tom||University of California, Santa Cruz||SR||G||Daly City, CA|
|CJ Catina||University of California, Santa Cruz||SO||G||San Francisco, CA|
|Jenna Sparks||University of California, Santa Cruz||JR||C||Castro Valley, CA|
|Becky Onan||Mount Mary University||SR||F||Grafton, WI|
|Katilin Stephenson||University of California, Santa Cruz||JR||F||Palmdale, CA|
|Madison Davis||Illinois Institute of Technology||SO||G||Dothan, AK|