NEWBA Announces Weekly Awards for February 12

NEWBA Announces Weekly Awards for February 12
PrestoSports Player of the Week Rookie of the Week

Brittany Stone
Regis College
Senior • Forward • West Bridgewater, Mass.

Senior forward Brittany Stone of Regis College is the Presto Sports NEWBA Player of the Week for games played from February 5-11. Stone posted impressive numbers for the Pride, as she averaged 29.5 points, 17 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game while shooting 74.2 percent from the field in a 1-1 week. In Tuesday's 68-55 victory at Simmons, she made 13-of-16 field goals and 4-of-5 free throws on her way to a 30-point, 16-rebound, four-block, two-steal effort. She followed that up with 29 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the field and 9-of-10 from the charity stripe to go with 18 boards, three blocks and one assist on Saturday in a narrow 75-71 road loss at Suffolk. 


Jocelyn Luizzi
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Freshman • Forward • Colchester, Conn.

Freshman forward Jocelyn Luizzi of MIT earns NEWBA Rookie of the Week honors after averaging 14.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and one steal per game while shooting 72.2 percent from the field in a 2-0 week for the Engineers. Coming off the bench, she registered a game-high 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting (2-for-2 from the free-throw line) to go along with six rebounds, three assists, and two steals in a 75-15 win over Mount Holyoke on Thursday. Two days later, Luizzi produced 13 points (on 6-of-9 shooting from the field, including 1-of-2 from three-point range), seven rebounds, and two assists in 20 minutes of a 72-35 victory over Simmons.

Honor Roll
  • Courtney Carlson, Western New England (Sophomore • Forward • Woodbury, Conn.) - Carlson turned in the best two-game stretch of her career, as she averaged 17 points, eight rebounds and two blocks per game in a 2-0 week for the Golden Bears. She shot an impressive 9-of-10 from the field on her way to a career-high 18 points while also grabbing five rebounds in Thursday's 53-35 win at Curry. Carlson then posted her first career double-double with 16 points, 11 boards, three blocks and three steals on Saturday in a 60-52 victory over Nichols. For the week, she shot 70.8 percent (17-of-24) from the field.
  • Kennedy Guest-Pritchett, Smith (Junior • Forward • Fairburn, Ga.) - In a 2-0 week for Smith, Guest-Pritchett averaged a double-double with 21.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game, while shooting 70.4 percent (19-of-27) from the field. The junior forward scored 21 points on 10-of-10 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds in a 74-50 win over Coast Guard on Thursday, and followed that performance with 21 points and 12 boards during Saturday's 80-53 win over Wheaton. 
  • Alicia Kutil, UMass Dartmouth (Senior • Forward • Franklin, Mass.) - Kutil led the Corsairs to a 3-0 week, averaging 20.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, two blocks and two steals per game. She recorded 18 points in each of UMass Dartmouth's wins at Worcester State and UMass Boston on Monday and Wednesday, respectively, before turning in a 25-point, nine-rebound, four-steal, three-block effort in Saturday's triumph over Eastern Connecticut. 
  • Mary Kate O'Day, Framingham State (Sophomore • Guard • Berlin, Mass.) - O'Day helped carry the Rams offensively with 21.5 points per game on 58.3 percent shooting from the field and 60 percent from three-point distance in a 1-1 week. She scored 25 points in Thursday's loss to Westfield State and 18 in Saturday's win over Bridgewater State. O'Day, who also averaged nine rebounds per game, grabbed six boards against the Owls and 12 against the Bears.
  • Yuleska Ramirez-Tejeda, Emmanuel (Sophomore • Guard • South Boston, Mass.) - Ramirez-Tejeda posted strong all-around numbers in a 2-0 week for the Saints, as she averaged 22.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 5.5 steals and 3.5 assists per game. She totaled 20 points, nine boards, three steals and one assist in Tuesday's 62-34 win at Lasell, before recording 25 points, 12 rebounds, eight steals and six assists on Saturday in a 100-62 triumph at Mount Ida. For the week, Ramirez-Tejeda shot 62.9 percent (22-of-35) from the field.