Franklin Pierces Johannah Leedham Garners Player of the Year Honors
Franklin Pierce’s Johannah Leedham
Player of the Year Honors
Sunday, March 9, 2008
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South Easton, Mass. – Franklin Pierce University’s Johannah Leedham (Ellesmere Port, England) was named the 2007-2008 Northeast-10 Women’s Basketball Player of the Year.
Leedham joined elite company in becoming the fourth sophomore in Northeast-10 history to win Player of the Year honors. She joins the likes of Alison Fay of Bentley College (1981-1982), Joy Barry of Assumption College (1990-1991) and the last sophomore to garner the award, Lauren Fuller of Bentley (1999-2000).
Last season’s freshman of the year, Leedham leads the Northeast-10 in scoring with 22.0 points per game and in steals with 3.39 per. She is ranked fifth and 13th respectively in both categories among the Division II leaders. Leedham also ranks in the top ten in the conference in field goal percentage (.479), assists (4.04), free throw percentage (.826), three-point shooting percentage (.373) and is ranked 12th in rebounding (6.6). In addition she was named to the All NE-10 First-Team for the second straight year.
Assumption’s Charde Floyd (Worcester, Mass.) was named the Northeast-10 Defensive Player of the Year. Floyd is the first women’s basketball player to win the award at Assumption. Floyd helped anchor a defense that has held opponents to under 60 points a game (59.0) and a shooting percentage of just .367 which is sixth best in the conference. She currently leads the NE-10 and is among Division II leaders with 9.66 total rebounds per game. Floyd also leads the conference in defensive rebounds (6.88) and is third in steals (2.77). On the offensive side of the ball, Floyd is ranked third in the conference in shooting percentage (.518) and is averaging 9.1 points per game. In addition, Floyd was named to the All Northeast-10 Second-Team.
Bentley’s Kim Brennan (Locust Valley, N.Y.) was selected as this season’s Northeast-10 Freshman of the Year. Brennan is the first Falcon to win the award since Lauren Fuller did in 1998-1999. Scoring in double figures in her first year of collegiate play, Brennan is ranked among the conference leaders in points (10.2) and assists (3.18). She is also averaging 2.3 rebounds per game. In addition, she was named to the Northeast-10 All Rookie team.
Stonehill College’s Trisha Brown received this year’s Coach of the Year award, the first of her career, after guiding the Skyhawks to their first outright Northeast-10 Regular Season Title since the 1994-1995 season. Stonehill finished conference play 19-3 and is currently 24-4 overall.
All Northeast-10 First-Team
Alexis Castro, American International
Johannah Leedham, Franklin Pierce
Kate Lynch, Southern Connecticut
Bethany Plasski, Assumption
Kelsey Simonds, Stonehill
All Northeast-10 Second-Team
Courtney Coryea, Le Moyne
Charde Floyd, Assumption
Stephanie Klingele, Pace
Kelsey O'Keefe, Bryant
Erika Stupinski, Stonehill
All Northeast-10 Third-Team
Stacy Boisvert, American International
Emily Gottstein, Saint Rose
Jennifer Leedham, Franklin Pierce
Kristy McLean, Bentley
Amanda Shannon, Merrimack
All Rookie Team
Kim Brennan, Bentley
Molly Griffiths, Assumption
Logan Lentz, Southern Connecticut
Kristen McWhirter, Stonehill
Logan Pintka, Saint Michael's