Lane alumni: Kersey Wilcox named CCAA Newcomer of the Year - Megan Shields named to second team
WALNUT CREEK — California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) regular-season champion and No. 18-ranked Cal Poly Pomona, along with Chico State and Cal State East Bay had a conference-high three players each named to the 2014 All-CCAA team, it was announced on Wednesday night at the CCAA Conference Championship banquet.
Cal Poly Pomona and Chico State each had two players named to the First-team. Junior guard, Ariel Marsh and junior post player, Jada Blackwell represented the Broncos squad, while Wildcats’ senior guards, Courtney Hamilton and Jazmine Miller were also named. Receiving Second-team honors was Cal Poly Pomona’s Ashley Lovett and Chico State’s McKenzie Dalthorp.
Cal State East Bay’s leading scorer, Brianna Terrance was the one Pioneer player to earn First-team honors, while teammates – Danielle Peacon and Stephanie Lopez – were named to the second team.
The Conference’s leading scorer, Blackwell was picked as the Conference 2013-14 Player of the Year, while Humboldt State’s Kersey Wilcox was named the Newcomer of the Year and Cal State Stanislaus’ Ana Burch was tabbed Freshman of the Year.
Blackwell led the Broncos to their 19th regular-season title and the first since 2002 after averaging a Conference-best 17.8 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. The Rancho Cucamonga native scored double-digits in all 25 games played, with 13 double-double performances on the season. The four-time CCAA Player of the Week earned her most recent nod after scoring a season-best 30 points in the Broncos regular-season finale at Chico State.
A transfer from Lane Community College in Oregon, Wilcox had an outstanding first season with the Lumberjacks, leading her team with 15.2 points per game. She finished regular-season play as the Conference leader with a 46.2 three-point shooting percentage and an 87.7 free throw percentage, while ranking among the top five in numerous categories, including first in made free throws (121), third in assists (99), and fourth in points per game.
Warriors’ Burch wrapped up her rookie season with averages of 9.3 points and 4.3 rebounds, with a 41.2 three-point field goal percentage, ranking fourth in the Conference.
Danelle Bishop, led the nationally ranked Broncos to records of 21-5 overall, and 18-4 in the CCAA. In four years as head coach, Bishop holds a record of 82-32 and has guided her team to three post-season appearances.
2014 Women's Basketball All-CCAA Team
|Katie Batlin||San Francisco State||G||5-11||Sr.||Moraga, Calif.|
|Jada Blackwell||Cal Poly Pomona||C||6-1||Jr.||Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.|
|Courtney Hamilton||Chico State||PG||5-8||Sr.||Walnut Creek, Calif.|
|Monay Lee||Cal State Dominguez Hills||G||5-7||So.||Huntington Beach, Calif.|
|Ariel Marsh||Cal Poly Pomona||G||5-8||R-Jr.||Chino Hills, Calif.|
|Paige Melville||Cal State L.A.||G||5-8||Jr.||Terrigal, Australia|
|Jazmine Miller||Chico State||G||5-7||Sr.||Fairfield, Calif.|
|Miranda Seto||UC San Diego||G||5-5||Jr.||Redwood City, Calif.|
|Brianna Terrance||Cal State East Bay||F||5-9||Sr.||Tacoma, Wash.|
|Kersey Wilcox||Humboldt State||G||5-6||Jr.||Prineville, Ore.|
|Tayler Champion||Cal State Dominguez Hills||F||5-11||Jr.||Inglewood, Calif.|
|McKenzie Dalthorp||Chico State||F||6-0||Sr.||Beaverton, Ore.|
|Erin Dautremont||UC San Diego||F||5-10||Sr.||West Hills, Calif.|
|Lauren Godde||Cal State Stanislaus||F||6-1||Sr.||Jackson, Calif.|
|Destinee La Foutain||Cal State L.A.||C||6-2||Sr.||Simi Valley, Calif.|
|Stephanie Lopez||Cal State East Bay||G||5-7||Jr.||Wilmington Calif.|
|Ashley Lovett||Cal Poly Pomona||F||6-0||Jr.||Murrieta, Calif.|
|Alexcia Mack||Cal State San Bernardino||G||5-5||So.||Corona, Calif.|
|Danielle Peacon||Cal State East Bay||C||6-2||Jr.||Reno, Nev.|
|Megan Shields||Humboldt State||C||6-1||Jr.||Sherwood, Ore.|
Player of the Year: Jada Blackwell, Cal Poly Pomona
Newcomer of the Year: Kersey Wilcox, Humboldt State
Freshman of the Year: Ana Burch, Cal State Stanislaus
Coach of the Year: Danelle Bishop, Cal Poly Pomona