CORTLAND, N.Y. - The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) announces its 2019 women's basketball individual awards and all-conference teams, which are nominated and voted on by the conference coaches.
Player of the Year - Lindsay Bettke, New Paltz
After another spectacular year, Lindsay Bettke has been named to her second straight First-Team All-SUNYAC. The Hawks clinched the top seed this season by going 17-1 in conference play and Bettke was an essential part to their success starting 26 out of 27 games. The Pelham native averaged 15.6 points per game, 3.4 rebounds per game, 3.2 assists per game and 1.3 steals per game. Bettke was a key contributor in helping New Paltz win the 2019 women's basketball SUNYAC Championship, averaging 21.5 points per game, 3.5 rebounds per game and 3 assists per game. Bettke and the Hawks look to continue their success in the NCAA tournament.
Rookie of the Year - Devyn Elliot, Potsdam
A graduate from Cardinal Spellman in the Bronx where she earned CHSAA first team in 2017-18, Devyn Elliot, a freshman forward, dominated in the paint and the boards averaging 16.8 points per game and 8.3 rebounds per game. Elliot started all but one game for the Bears with top games coming against SUNY Canton where she dropped 31 points and 9 rebounds in a win for the Bears. Then in another win against Brockport, she had 27 points and grabbed 6 boards against the Golden Eagles.
Coach of the Year - Jamie Seward, New Paltz
In his 13th season as head coach, Jamie Seward lead the Hawks to their fourth SUNYAC Championship in seven years. After leading his team to a league-best 17-1, the top seeded Hawks were able to hold off Brockport, 70-67, and Geneseo, 63-57 in overtime to win the 2019 women's basketball SUNYAC Championship. The 2019 Coach of the Year looks to keep his team hot heading into the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time.
|2019 SUNYAC Women's Basketball All-Conference Teams (PDF)|
|McKenna Brooks||Geneseo||Sr.||Oswego, N.Y.|
|Lindsay Halpin||Geneseo||So.||Irvington, N.Y.|
|Lindsay Bettke||New Paltz||Sr.||Pelham, N.Y.|
|Rachel Simon||New Paltz||Sr.||Wallkill, N.Y.|
|Leanne Corso||Oneonta||Jr.||Commack, N.Y.|
|Emily Nestler||Brockport||Sr.||Henrietta, N.Y.|
|Liv Lebaron||Buffalo State||Jr.||Corning, N.Y.|
|Kristy Vitucci||Cortland||Sr.||Deer Park, N.Y.|
|Natalie Alfieri||Geneseo||So.||Hawthorne, N.Y.|
|Taylor Durnin||Plattsburgh||Jr.||Lyon Mountain, N.Y.|
|Jenna Einink||Fredonia||Sr.||Westfield, N.Y.|
|Alexa Amalbert||Oneonta||Jr.||Nanuet, N.Y.|
|Madeline Frank||Oneonta||Sr.||Syracuse, N.Y.|
|Ramatoulaye Sy||Oswego||Fr.||Thies, Senegal|
|Bella DePasquale||Plattsburgh||Sr.||Ardsley, N.Y.|
|Devyn Elliot||Potsdam||Fr.||Bronx, N.Y.|
|Player of the Year||Lindsay Bettke, New Paltz|
|Rookie of the Year||Devyn Elliot, Potsdam|
|Coach of the Year||Jamie Seward, New Paltz|