Little East Announces 25th Anniversary Women's Basketball Team

Western's Shannon Flowers, Amy Matthews and Melissa Teel honored

official release from Jack Holleran - LEC Director of Communications

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA (Mar. 3) — In conjunction with its Silver Anniversary celebration, the Little East 25th Anniversary Women's Basketball Team was announced this afternoon by the conference office. The 25- student-athlete and one coach squad was comprised by athletic administrators and current coaches. The highly-decorated team is highlighted by 14 player of the year award winners, including six multiple honorees, and five rookie of the year award recipients.

The University of Southern Maine earned the lion's share of the honorees with nine selections, while Eastern Connecticut State University was three picks off the pace. Rhode Island College and Western Connecticut State University each earned three selections, while the University of Massachusetts Boston and Plymouth State University rounded out the honorees with a pair of selections.

To be considered for the 25th anniversary teams, a student-athlete must have met the following criteria: a conference player of the year award winner, and/or a two- time All-Little East, first-team selection. The student-athletes that earned All-Little East, first-team honors during its first two years as a conference-sponsored sport were placed on the ballot.

 

Little East Women's Basketball 25th Anniversary Team

Courtney Albert

Plymouth State

Joanna Brown

University of Southern Maine

Allison Coleman

Eastern Connecticut State University

Jo-Ann D'Alessandro

Rhode Island College

Claudia DeFaria

Rhode Island College

Diana Duff

University of Southern Maine

Eileen Fenton

University of Massachusetts Boston

Shannon Flowers

Western Connecticut State University

Robin Gaby

Eastern Connecticut State University

Allison Gagnon

University of Southern Maine

Andreen Gilpen

University of Massachusetts Boston

Stacey Kent

University of Southern Maine

Bernice Laferriere

Eastern Connecticut State University

Cathy Lanni

Rhode Island College

Tracy Libby

University of Southern Maine

Nancy Love

University of Southern Maine

Ashley Marble

University of Southern Maine

Amy Matthews

Western Connecticut State University

Ashley McFetridge

Eastern Connecticut State University

Jenn Pelletier

Plymouth State

Julie Plant

University of Southern Maine

Megan Myles

University of Southern Maine

Wendy Rogers

Eastern Connecticut State University

Melissa Teel

Western Connecticut State University

Jen Zabek

Eastern Connecticut State University

Coach

Gary Fifield

University of Southern Maine

Initially formed in 1986 as a six-team men's and women's basketball conference, the Little East Conference has since grown to its present eight-school membership, sponsoring championship play in 19 intercollegiate athletics: baseball; men's and women's basketball; men's and women's cross country; field hockey; men's and women's lacrosse; men's and women's soccer; softball; women's swimming; men's and women's tennis; men's and women's indoor track; men's and women's outdoor track and women's volleyball. The 2010-11 academic years marks the 25th anniversary for the Little East Conference.