Local roundup: Stefanie Dolson, Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis are finalists for award

April 4, 2014

STORRS — UConn junior center Stefanie Dolson and sophomore guard Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis each earned a spot on the final ballot of the 2013 John R. Wooden Award, given to the nation’s best collegiate player.

The ballot was finalized to 15 players on Thursday. UConn joined Baylor, Duke and Maryland as the only schools to have multiple finalists.

Dolson and Mosqueda-Lewis were First Team All-Big East selections this season.

Dolson is second on the team in scoring at 14.5 points per game and leads the Huskies in rebounds per game with seven. She is second nationally in field goal percentage (.594).

Mosqueda-Lewis is the Huskies’ leading scorer at 17.5 points per game and leads the nation in 3-point percentage (.505). She enters the tournament four 3-pointers shy of setting a single-season program record.

Banks surgery

STORRS — Sophomore guard Brianna Banks underwent successful surgery on her right knee to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament at the UConn Health Center.

Banks is expected to be ready for the start of the 2013-14 season.

“I am very pleased that the procedure on Brianna’s knee was a success,” UConn coach Geno Auriemma said. “I know she will work extremely hard during the rehabilitation process and look forward to her being back on the floor next season.”

Vanguard 6
Conn College 2

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Brittney Cangemi rallied to win her No. 5 singles match, 1-6, 6-1, 10-5, for the Camels (0-2). Maria Pia Sifuentes and Sara Krivoshik also won their No. 3 doubles match, 8-2.

Ford recognized

NEW LONDON — Mitchell College junior Joshua Ford was named to the D3hoops.com 2013 All-Northeast Region fourth team.

Ford was one of 20 players in the region nominated by the website. He’s the first the Mariner to receive the distinction since Mitchell moved to Division III in 2004-05.

Ford already had been recognized as the New England Collegiate Conference Player of the Year. He was the first junior to ever receive that award.

Mitchell 17
Olivet 2

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Drew Doyle, of Mystic, went 3-for-4 with a walk and scored three runs to help the Mariners (3-5) end their spring trip on a positive note at the Gene Cusic Classic.

Fellow sophomore Evan Peck added three hits and two RBIs to back the pitching of New London’s Josh Zurita, who pitched seven innings and gave up one earned run with three strikeouts.

Vanguard 9
Conn College 0

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Jonathan Deeter took his opponent to three sets before losing, 6-1, 6-7, 10-6, as the Camels (1-1) were swept.

Sachem honored

CHICAGO — RHAM High School junior Sarah Veilleux was named the 2012-13 Gatorade Connecticut Girls Basketball Player of the Year.

The 6-foot junior averaged 28.3 points, 11.7 rebounds, 3.9 steals and 3.5 assists per game this season while leading the Sachems to the Class L semifinals.

Veilleux is the first girls basketball player from RHAM to receive the award.

Originally posted 2013-03-15 12:36:28.

Article source: http://www.norwichbulletin.com/sports/x930814962/Local-roundup-Stefanie-Dolson-Kaleena-Mosqueda-Lewis-are-finalists-for-award


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