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  • MEAC ANNOUNCES WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS

    NORFOLK, Va. Hampton junior guard Malia Tate-DeFreitas was named the 2016 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Player of the Year, the conference announced today.Delaware State’s NaJai Pollard was selected as the Rookie of the Year, whileKailyn Williams from Bethune-Cookman earned the Defensive Player of the Year honor. Bethune-Cookman Head Coach Vanessa Blair-Lewis was selected the MEAC Coach of the Year.
    All awards are voted on by the conference’s head women’s basketball coaches and sports information directors.
    Tate-DeFreitas led the conference in scoring, averaging 21.4 points and was second in steals per game (2.6), after starting in all 29 games for the Lady Pirates. She ranked 7thnationally in field goal attempts and 18th in points per game. Tate-DeFreitas notched a triple-double of 13 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists against Bethune-Cookman. She also recorded five 30-point games this season. A six-time MEAC Player of the Week and the MEAC Preseason Player of the Year, Tate-DeFreitas totaled 205 rebounds, 77 assists and 76 steals.

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    First Team
    Name
    Pos.
    Cl.
    School
    Hometown
    Malia Tate-DeFreitas
    G
    Jr.
    Hampton
    Harrisburg, Pa.
    Khadejra Young
    G
    Sr.
    Florida A&M
    Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
    Moengaroa Subritzky
    G/F
    r-So.
    Maryland Eastern Shore
    Auckland, New Zealand
    Victoria Gonzales
    F
    Sr.
    Howard
    Atlanta, Ga.
    Kailyn Williams
    C
    r-Jr.
    Bethune-Cookman
    New Orleans, La.
    Second Team
    Name
    Pos.
    Cl.
    School
    Hometown
    Kendra Cooper
    G
    Jr.
    Bethune-Cookman
    Spring, Texas
    Braennan Farrar
    G
    So.
    Morgan State
    St. Louis, Mo.
    Sydni Johnson
    G/F
    Jr.
    Howard
    Homewood, Ill.
    Olivia Antilla
    F
    Sr.
    Florida A&M
    Minneapolis, Minn.
    Aprill McRae
    C
    Gr.
    North Carolina A&T State
    Raleigh, N.C.
    Third Team
    Name
    Pos.
    Cl.
    School
    Hometown
    Dana Brown
    G
    r-Jr.
    North Carolina A&T State
    Willow Springs, N.C.
    Jasmine Knowles
    G
    r-Sr.
    Bethune-Cookman
    Romulus, Mich.
    Taylor Houston
    G/F
    r-Jr.
    Bethune-Cookman
    Raleigh, N.C.
    Kaylah Lupoe*
    F
    So.
    Hampton
    Phoenix, Ariz.
    Janelle Lane*
    F
    Sr.
    Coppin State
    Baltimore, Md.
    Tiyonda Davis
    C
    Jr.
    Savannah State
    Athens, Ga.
    *Denotes Tie
    All-Rookie Team
    Name
    Pos.
    Cl.
    School
    Hometown
    Ciani Byrom
    G
    Fr.
    Maryland Eastern Shore
    Winston-Salem, N.C.
    K’lynn Willis
    G
    Fr.
    Hampton
    Detroit, Mich.
    NaJai Pollard
    F
    Fr.
    Delaware State
    Richmond, Va.
    Angel Golden
    G
    Fr.
    Bethune-Cookman
    Tampa, Fla.
    Yazmen Hannah
    G
    Fr.
    Norfolk State
    Hickory, N.C.
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