Alexis Quenneville Named ECAC New England Region Rookie of Week

Alexis Quenneville Named ECAC New England Region Rookie of Week

DANBURY, Conn. – Castleton University freshman guard Alexis Quenneville continues to collect awards after the best week of her collegiate career, as she was named Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) New England Region Rookie of the Week, announced Wednesday by the league office.

Quenneville, named the NAC Rookie of the Week Monday, averaged 16 points per game as the Spartans defeated Lyndon State and Johnson State to close out the regular season. She shot 57.9 percent (11-for-19) from the field, including 60 percent (9-for-15) from behind the three-point line, as her scoring average for the season increased by one point from 3.7 to 4.7 points per game.

Last Thursday night at Lyndon State, Quenneville hit six three-pointers, tied for the most by a Castleton player in a single game this season, for a career-high 18 points. Three of those three-pointers came in the first quarter as the Spartans jumped out to a 22-10 lead on their way to defeating the Hornets, 80-62.

Saturday against Johnson State, Quenneville came alive in the fourth quarter, scoring 13 of her team-high 14 points in the final 10 minutes as the Spartans outscored the Badgers 24-11 during their 61-44 victory. It was the first time Quenneville had led the team in scoring in a game this season.

Appearing in all 25 games for the Spartans so far this season, including two starts, Quenneville is now averaging 16.5 minutes, 4.7 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game. She has scored in double figures five times this year, all within the last eight games as she is averaging 9.3 points per game during Castleton's winning streak.

This is the second consecutive week that the ECAC has honored a Castleton player, as Amanda Beatty earned ECAC New England Region Player of the Week recognition last week.

Castleton, 17-8 overall and 15-3 within the NAC, is the second seed at this weekend's NAC Tournament and will face third seed New England College Friday, Feb. 24, at 8 p.m. at Husson University in Bangor, Maine.