Women's Basketball Celebrates The 2012-13 Season
April 29, 2013
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The Boston College women's basketball team hosted its 2012-13 postseason banquet Thursday, April 24, in the Shea Room at Conte Forum.
The Eagles celebrated the first season under new head coach Erik Johnson and his staff as well as the 12-19 season, which included a victory over Virginia in the ACC Tournament.
Associate head coach Yvonne Hawkins was the emcee for the night's festivities while assistant coaches Lisa Faulkner and Shelley Sheetz, made the award presentations. Coach Johnson addressed the crowd and thanked the many fans in attendance as well as the teams' super fan Sister Hilda Carey, who is a professor in the English Department and attends numerous home games.
Senior Kerri Shields also addressed the crowd and thanked the Fast Break Club members for their support, the new staff for helping her get the love of the game back and other staff members for their continued backing.
Shields also spoke to her teammates, calling them her sisters and reminded them, "to appreciate everyday with this staff and don't take one day for granted.''
The senior from Drexel Hill, PA also earned the Offensive Player of the Year Award, voted on by her teammates. Shields became the 22nd player in program history to reach the 1,000 point plateau. She also became the all-time leader in three-pointers made with 252 career treys. Shields averaged season-highs in minutes played (34.5 mpg.), points scored (11.8 ppg.) and led the ACC in made three-pointers with 80.
Junior Kristen Doherty picked up the Defensive Player of the Year honors. Doherty, a native of Holtsville, NY, led BC in steals for the third straight season with 48 thefts. She has 161 steals in her three seasons and is now seventh overall in program history. Doherty led the team in scoring (12.3 ppg.) and was second in rebounds (5.3 rpg.). She also earned the "Charge Master" award for leading the team in charges taken this past season.
Freshman Alexa Coulombe was named the Most Improved Player. Coulombe was honored for her hard work on and off the court throughout the season. The rookie from Falmouth, ME, averaged 19 minutes, 3.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and shot 51.7 from the floor in the last 10 games of the season.
Junior center Katie Zenevitch earned the Coaches' Award after leading the team in rebounds (6.6 rpg.), free throw percentage (81.6%) and was second in scoring (12.1 ppg.).
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