Player of the Week
Dakota Jones (Jr., F), Lesley University
Junior Dakota Jones (Torrance, Calif.) put together an impressive week for the Lynx, averaging a double-double of 21.0 points per game and 15.0 rebounds per game as Lesley went 1-1 to close out their season. In a loss against New England College, the junior scored 17 points while pulling down 8 boards. Then, in a win over Bay Path, Jones scored 25 points and grabbed 22 rebounds, while adding three assists and four steals.
Rookie of the Week
Makayla Rudder (Fr., G/F), Dean College
Freshman Makayla Rudder (Springfield, Mass.) was incredibly efficient in a 2-0 week for the Bulldogs, averaging 22.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.0 steals while shooting a sizzling 76 percent from the field. In a crucial win over Newbury College that helped secure better postseason positioning, Rudder finished with 29 points, nine rebounds, three assists and four steals as the Bulldogs topped the Nighthawks, 78-66. Then in a win over Bay Path, she finished 7-for-8 from the field for 16 points to go along with four rebounds and four steals in just 17 minutes of action. For the week, she connected on 19 of her 25 field goal attempts.