PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Blakney Has Record Week for Farmingdale
WHITE PLAINS, NY (23 February 2009)
– Leading Farmingdale State last week was this week’s
PrestoSports/MBWA Player of the Week: Kimberly Blakney
(Brooklyn, NY/Benjamin Banneker). Despite playing in just
two of the team’s three games, Blakney averaged 37.5 points,
12 rebounds, seven steals, four blocks and 3 assists per game.
Farmingdale (16-9, 14-4 Skyline) beat Yeshiva 70-35, then lost to Purchase 78-74 and Mt. St. Vincent 102-98.
She posted 25 points and nine rebounds against Purchase, before exploding for a career-high 50-point performance against Mount Saint Vincent. In that game, she added 15 rebounds and 10 steals, marking the second triple-double of her career. She also blocked 5 shots and had 4 assists, and her 17 free throws made in that game is a school record.
For the week, she shot 50% from the field, 46.7% from behind the arc and 83 percent from the free throw line.
She was also named the Skyline Conference Player of the Week for the fourth time this season.
Farmingdale heads to the Skyline Conference tournament this week as the second seed. They have a first round bye and will host either Mt. St. Vincent or St. Joseph's on Thursday night at 6:00 p.m.
This Week's Honor Roll
Judie Lomax, Columbia University, Sophomore, Forward, 5’11”, Washington, DC/The Bullis School
Molly Tubridy, Dowling College, Senior, Forward, 5’11”, Broad Channel, NY
Kelly Regan, Manhattan College, Senior, Center, 6’3”, Williamsville, NY/Nichols
Christina Baxter, Mercy College, Senior, Guard, 5’6”, Greenwood Lake, NY/Tuxedo HS
Meredith Paggi, Mount Saint Mary College, Junior, Guard, 5’8”, Wappingers Falls, NY/Lourdes HS
Brittany Shields, Pace University, Freshman, Forward, 5’10”, Cold Spring, NY/Haldane
Jennifer Danio, Purchase College, Senior, Forward, 5’10”, Staten Island, NY/St. Peters
Jennifer DiChiara, Queens College, Grad, Forward, 6'1", Smithtown, NY / Kings Park
Erin Anthony, U.S. Military Academy, Sophomore, Forward, 6’2”, Allentown, PA/Parkland
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.