PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Kirsty Leedham Sparks Caldwell College
WHITE PLAINS, NY (2 February 2009) – This week’s PrestoSports/MBWA Player of the Week is Kirsty Leedham (Ellesmere Port, England/Cheshire Academy) who kept the Caldwell women’s basketball team competitive despite losing two of its three games last week. Caldwell (7-11; 5-3 CACC) beat Post University 88-66 before losing to Dominican 82-73 and Georgian Court 60-58. For the week, the sophomore guard averaged 30.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 2.3 assists.
Leedham poured in a career-high 43 points to go with five steals in the win at Post. Her 43 points narrowly missed the school record for points in a game (44), and are the most points scored in a single game by a CACC player this season. She continued to shoot the ball well, scoring 29 points against Dominican and 20 against Georgian Court.
Leedham, who was named CACC Player of the Week today, leads the Cougars in scoring at 17.7 points per game.
This week, Caldwell will host Post University on Tuesday night at 6 p.m. then will travel to the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia on Saturday.
This Week's Honor Roll
Judie Lomax, Columbia University, Sophomore, Forward, 5’11”, Washington, DC/The Bullis School
Kymira Woodberry, Molloy College, Junior, Forward, 5’9”, Boston, MA/Newton North
Jessica McEntee, New York University, Senior, Forward, 5’11”, Flushing, NY/Archbishop Molloy
Pamela Robinson, SUNY College at Old Westbury, Senior, Guard, 5’6”, Wheatley Heights, NY/Half Hollow Hills West
Jennifer DiChiara, Queens College, Graduate Student, Forward, 6'1", Smithtown, NY/Kings Park
Monique McLean, St. John's University, Senior, Guard, 5’11”, Newport News, VA
April Smith, William Paterson University, Sophomore, Forward, 5’8”, Barnegat, NJ/Southern Regional
About the PrestoSports/MBWA Weekly Player of the Week Award
Celebrating its fifth season, the Player of the Week Award is granted on a weekly basis by the New York Area Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association. Each week, each of the nearly 75 schools that play college basketball in the Tri-state area have the ability to nominate one male and one female student-athlete, based upon their on-court accomplishments over the previous seven days. An esteemed panel of media members votes to select the winners from the nominations. All players who receive votes, but are not named the Player of the Week, are then named to the Honor Roll.
PrestoSports is proud to sponsor the college basketball in the New York area, and specifically the MBWA. We are pleased to recognize the best athletic achievements in the Tri-state area. A Maryland-based company, PrestoSports is a leading provider of athletic content management software to colleges and conference offices used for designing, building and maintaining official athletic websites. With clients across the country, PrestoSports focuses on smaller schools and conferences in NCAA Divisions II and III.