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SUNYAC Announces 2019 Women's Basketball Top Honors

SUNYAC Announces 2019 Women's Basketball Top Honors

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)
First Team      
Name School Year Hometown
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.
Second Team      
Name School Year Hometown
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.
Third Team      
Name School Year Hometown
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


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