SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) announced its award winners and All-Region selections on Tuesday afternoon.
Kenzie Worcester was named to the NEWBA All-Region third team. She becomes the third player in program history to earn a spot on one of the All-Region teams. Worcester lead the Eagles' in every category accept for rebounds and blocks. As a junior, she has surpassed the 1,000-career point mark and currently sits at 1,355 points. She is the fastest player in the women's program history to score 400 points in a single season, while surpassing the 500 point-mark. She is one of three players in the nation to make 20 free throws in a single-game this season, most in a game in program history. She leads the NAC in Field Goals and Free Throws made. Also, the Washburn, Maine native is averaging 18.6 points per game, which is ranked 40th in the nation. As a point guard, her FG% is 47.9% and 39.7% from 3-point range. In January, she was selected as NAC, State of Maine, and New England (NEWBA) player of the week.
All-Region 3rd Team
Kara Holinski • MIT (Junior • Guard • Livonia, Mich.)
Holinski received her third consecutive All-NEWMAC nod at the conclusion of her junior campaign. The sharpshooter ranked third in the conference in made three-pointers (54) and three-point shooting percentage (42.5) while averaging 11.7 points per game.
Payton Ouimette • Babson (Junior • Forward • Medfield, Mass.)
In her first season with Babson, Ouimette was a double-double machine with 18 in 27 starts. She averaged 13.4 points and 11.8 rebounds per game while helping the Beavers claim a share of the NEWMAC regular season championship.
Olivia Shaw • University of New England (Senior • Forward • Saco, Maine)
Shaw led a UNE squad that captured its sixth consecutive CCC title, averaging 14.3 points and 9.8 rebounds per game on her way to an All-CCC first team selection.
Taylor V'Dovec • MIT (Junior • Guard • Blaine, Wash.)
An All-NEWMAC first team honoree for the second consecutive season, V'Dovec ranked sixth in the conference in points (12.8) and rebounds (7.0) per game while shooting 47.5 percent from the field (ninth).
Kenzie Worcester • Husson (Junior • Guard • Washburn, Maine)
Worcester collected All-NAC first team accolades after recording 18.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game for the Eagles. She surpassed 1,000 career points and helped Husson capture its third straight NAC title.