Player of the Week
Niah Pantry (Jr., F), Elms College
Junior Niah Pantry (New Haven, Conn.) averaged a double-double on the week, with 18.0 points per game and 15.0 rebounds per game, while adding 2.0 assists, and 2.0 steals per game. She posted a double-double in a setback against Fitchburg State, with 17 points and 18 rebounds, with four blocks and three assists. In the opener of the St. Joseph of Connecticut Tip-Off Tournament, Olsen dropped 19 points, grabbed seven rebounds and added three assists in a win over Fitchburg State. In the championship game, Olsen led the Nighthawks to a victory over the host Bluejays, posting another double-double with 20 points and 14 rebounds. She also contributed two assists and a steal on her way to nabbing tournament MVP honors.
Rookie of the Week
Jaymesha Sanders (Fr., F), Newbury College
Freshman Jaymesha Sanders (West Haven, Conn.) averaged a double-double on the week, dropping 17.0 points per game and grabbing 14.5 rebounds per game. In a non-conference match-up at Framingham State, Sanders scored 21 points, with eleven rebounds and one steal. In the New England Collegiate Conference opener, Sanders posted another double-double, with 13 points and 18 rebounds, while adding three steals and two assists in a win over Southern Vermont.