Melissa Teel and Karli Spera named to the D3Hoops.com Women's All-Northeast Region Team

from the desk of Pat Coleman - D3Hoops.com Executive Editor

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (Mar. 15) —Western Connecticut State University senior center Melissa Teel (Hamden, CT) and Karli Spera (Waterford, CT) have been named to the 2011 D3Hoops.com Women's Basketball Northeast Region All-Star First and Fourth Team, respectively,on Tuesday.

Teel had another fantastic season, averaging 18.2 points, 12.6 rebounds and 4.3 blocked shots for the 24-4 Colonials. She and her team advanced to the second round of the 2011 NCAA Division III Championships for the second-straight season.

Spera averaged 14.6 points, 3.8 rebounds and 5.5 assists in her final season. She finished with 56 steals and had a 1.5:1 assist-to-turnover ration this past season.

Players were nominated for these awards by the Sports Information Directors at the various schools.

Player of the Year: Jaci Daigneault, Sr., Amherst
Coach of the Year: G.P. Gromacki, Amherst
Rookie of the Year: Alyssa Leonard, G, Castleton State

First team

Pos.

Player

School

Yr.

Hometown

G

Caroline Stedman

Amherst

Jr.

Walpole, Mass.

G

Ashley Wright

Endicott

Sr.

Merrimack, N.H.

F

Jaci Daigneault

Amherst

Sr.

Guilford, Conn.

F

Nicole Wurdeman

Babson

Jr.

Rowley, Mass.

C

Melissa Teel

Western Connecticut

Sr.

Hamden, Conn.


Second team

Pos.

Player

School

Yr.

Hometown

G

Colleen Hart

Tufts

Sr.

Needham, Mass.

G

Katie Bergeron

Bowdoin

Sr.

Bradley, Maine

F

Jules Kowalski

Colby

Sr.

Montville, N.J.

F

Erin Phillips

Salve Regina

Sr.

Morristown, N.J.

C

Sarah Collins

Babson

So.

Weymouth, Mass.


Third team

Pos.

Player

School

Yr.

Hometown

G

Corey Cuddihy

Bridgewater State

Sr.

Scituate, Mass.

G

Morgan Kendrew

Brandeis

Jr.

Cotuit, Mass.

F

Rachel Williams

New England College

Jr.

Chapel Hill, N.C.

F

Christine Daniels

Norwich

Sr.

Concord, N.H.

C

Rachael Mack

Colby

Jr.

Augusta, Maine


Fourth team

Pos.

Player

School

Yr.

Hometown

G

Karli Spera

Western Connecticut

So.

Waterford, Conn.

G

Olivia DiNucci

Emerson

So.

Pittsburgh, Pa.

F

Chessie Jackson

Williams

Sr.

Goleta, Calif.

F

Kathleen King

Babson

Jr.

Framingham, Mass.

F

Alycia Gervais

Daniel Webster

Jr.

Windham, Conn.