WESTWOOD, Mass. – The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced the Women's Basketball All-Conference and Postseason Awards on Tuesday morning. Helping lead their squads to a share of the NEWMAC Regular Season Title, Smith's Kennedy Guest-Pritchett and WPI's Ama Biney have been named the Co-Athletes of the Year while Biney was also tabbed the Defensive Player of the Year. MIT's Kylie Gallagher was named the Rookie of the Year for her efforts on the court during her first year campaign.
Leading the Pioneers to the No. 1 Seed in the NEWMAC Championship, with a share of the Regular Season crown and an impressive 13-0 finish at home during the regular season, Smith's head coach, Lynn Hersey has been named the 2017-18 Coach of the Year.
The NEWMAC Women's Basketball All-Conference Team consists of a first and second team of six selections which are voted on by the 11 head women's basketball coaches. The 2017-18 honorees are listed below.
Also being recognized are the 11 women's basketball student-athletes that were named to the All-Sportsmanship Team. The award is intended to recognize one student-athlete from each team, in every sport that best demonstrates the ideals of the NEWMAC and its Code of Conduct, regardless of his/her overall performance or statistics for the season.
Ama Biney, WPI
Kylie Gallagher, MIT
Rookie of the Year
Lynn Hersey, Smith
Coach of the Year
2017-18 NEWMAC Women's Basketball All-Conference Team
|First Team All-Conference||Ama Biney||WPI|
|First Team All-Conference||Kennedy Guest-Pritchett||Smith College|
|First Team All-Conference||Payton Ouimette||Babson College|
|First Team All-Conference||Taylor V'Dovec||MIT|
|First Team All-Conference||Gracie Restituyo||Springfield College|
|First Team All-Conference||Lauren Bondi||Smith College|
|Second Team All-Conference||Kara Holinski||MIT|
|Second Team All-Conference||Madison Beck||WPI|
|Second Team All-Conference||Ogechi Ezemma||Clark University|
|Second Team All-Conference||Dolly Yuan||MIT|
|Second Team All-Conference||Caitlin Aguirre||Wellesley College|
|Second Team All-Conference||Charlie Boyle||Emerson College|
2017-18 NEWMAC Women's Basketball All-Sportsmanship Team
|Opaul Morris||Wheaton College|
|Natalie Clydesdale||Emerson College|
|Ireland Clare Kennedy||Mount Holyoke College|
|Alex Goslin||Springfield College|
|Paige Marquez||Smith College|
|Zojaha Ayub||Wellesley College|
|Jill Bray||U.S. Coast Guard Academy|
|Maya Kerstetter||Clark University|
|Elizabeth Lane||Babson College|