NECC Women's Basketball Athletes of the Week- February 3

NECC Women's Basketball Athletes of the Week- February 3

Player of the Week 

Makayla Rudder (So., G/F), Dean College

Sophomore Makayla Rudder (Springfield, Mass.) averaged 36.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists, while shooting 62 percent from the field, in a 1-1 week for the Bulldogs. She scored a school-record 51 points, ten rebounds, six steals and four assists in a dominating 93-51 win over Lesley University. In that contest, she shot 22-for-36 from the field and went 6-for-6 from the line while playing all 40 minutes. Earlier in the week, she played all 40 minutes as well, totaling 22 points (9-for-14), eight rebounds, two assists and two steals.

 

Rookie of the Week

 

Natasha Pacheco (Fr., F), Becker College

Freshman Natasha Pacheco (Fairfax, Va.) continued to demonstrate her prowess in the paint this past week, averaging 13.0 rebounds per game with 7.7 points, 2.7 assists and 1.7 steals, all while shooting 47.1 percent from the floor. Pacheco turned in a dominant performance in Becker's 70-58 upset over Eastern Nazarene on Saturday, pulling down a career-high 20 rebounds to go along with seven points, four assists, three steals and a block.