STAC’s Erickson, Lusk Earn Div. II Player, Coach of the Year Honors

Jenna Erickson of St. Thomas Aquinas has been named the All-Met Division II women’s basketball Player of the Year by the Met Basketball Writers Association. Kim Lusk of STAC was selected Coach of the Year for a second time, having been previously honored in 2011.

The rest of the All Met First Team: Kristen Drogsler, Caldwell; Maia Hood and Nina Vukosavljevic, NYIT; Sasha Patterson, LIU Post; Zhane Robinson, Bloomfield.

The Second Team: Beth Bonin, Queens; Adiya Henderson, St. Thomas Aquinas; Simone Hobdy, Adelphi; Mikaiya Moore, LIU Post; Sharell Sanders, Caldwell.

The All-Met First and Second Team players and coaches will be honored April 25 at the 85th NIT/MBWA Haggerty Awards dinner at the Westchester Marriott, Tarrytown, NY.

A 5-4 senior guard from Melrose, NY, Erickson — who also was selected East Coast Conference player of the year and a WBCA Division II All-American — led the Spartans (27-5) by averaging 16.9 points (No. 2 ECC), 4.8 assists and 1.8 steals, along with a single-season career best 92 3-point goals. She shot 47.0% from the floor (No. 5 ECC), 44.2% from beyond the arc (No. 1 ECC) and 83.2% at the free throw line (No. 4 ECC). Erickson played in all 122 STAC games during a four-year career, starting in 120, and finished with 1,826 points. She is No. 1 on the program’s all-time list with 331 3-pointers.
In her 10th season coaching at the school, Lusk guided the Spartans (27-5) to their first-ever ECC Tournament championship and the program’s first NCAA berth since 2003. The 27 wins, which included a first-round NCAA Tournament victory, represent the most in a season at STAC during its NCAA Division II era. A resident of West Nyack, NY, with degrees from Southern Connecticut State and New Haven, Lusk’s coaching record at STAC is 164-126 (.566 win pct).


NEW YORK (April 19, 2018) – The 2017-18 All-Met Division II women’s college basketball teams announced Thursday by the Met Basketball Writers Association.

First Team
Kristen Drogsler, Caldwell                              5-10, Sr., G     Middle Village, NY
Jenna Erickson, St. Thomas Aquinas            5-4, Sr., G       Melrose, NY
Maia Hood, NYIT                                             5-10, Gr., G/F  Elmsford, NY
Nina Vukosavljevic, NYIT        `                       5-5, Sr., G       Belgrade, Serbia
Sasha Patterson, LIU Post                             5-10, Sr., F      Brooklyn, NY
Zhane Robinson, Bloomfield                           5-10, Sr., F      Newark, NJ

Second Team
Beth Bonin, Queens                                       5-6, So., G       Cicero, NY
Adiya Henderson, St. Thomas Aquinas          6-1, Sr., F        Troy, NY
Simone Hobdy, Adelphi                                   5-7, Sr., G       St. Albans, NY
Mikaiya Moore, LIU Post                                  5-11, So., F     Amityville, NY
Sharell Sanders, Caldwell                              5-5, Sr., G       Dorchester, MA

Player of the Year: Jenna Erickson, St. Thomas Aquinas
Coach of the Year: Kim Lusk, St. Thomas Aquinas

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