Association of Division III Independents Names 2013 All-Independent Women’s Basketball Teams

OVERLAND PARK, Kan.--- Samantha Retas, a sophomore forward from St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn), was named the player of the year as the All-Independent Women's Basketball teams were announced today by the Association of Division III Independents (AD3I).  

Retas, a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., averaged 13 points and 10.7 rebounds per game, and she blocked 43 shots in 27 games.   She received five AD3I player-of-the-week honors and was a member of the D3 Hoops Team of the Week January 8.

In addition to Retas, the other members of the first team include Sarah Mackey, University of California, Santa Cruz; Mallory Shanahan, Nebraska Wesleyan University; Jasmine Brandon, College of New Rochelle; and Alyssa Pechin, College of New Rochelle.

Brandon, a freshman guard from Jersey City, N.J., was named the rookie of the year after she led the Blue Angles in scoring (16.8) and rebounding (9.3).

Frank Carbone, head coach at St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn), was named the coach of the year.  Carbone led the Lady Bears to a 17-10 record.

The All-Independent Women's Basketball teams were selected by the women's basketball coaches from AD3I member schools. 

2013 ALL-INDEPENDENT WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Samantha Retas, St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn)

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Jasmine Brandon, College of New Rochelle

COACH OF THE YEAR: Frank Carbone, St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn)

 
 

 

FIRST TEAM ALL-INDEPENDENT

NAME

SCHOOL

YEAR

POS

HOMETOWN

Samantha Retas

St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn)

SO

F

Brooklyn, NY

Sarah Mackey

University of California, Santa Cruz

SO

F

Placerville, CA

Mallory Shanahan

Nebraska Wesleyan University

SO

F

Wahoo, NE

Jasmine Brandon

College of New Rochelle

F

F/C

Jersey City, NJ

Alyssa Pechin

College of New Rochelle

SO

G

Yonkers, NY

 

SECOND TEAM ALL-INDEPENDENT

NAME

SCHOOL

YEAR

POS

HOMETOWN

Emily Pelletier

University of Maine-Presque Isle

SR

G

Fort Kent, ME

Ryane Ortiz

University of California, Santa Cruz

JR

G

Livermore, CA

Marissa Burke

Finlandia University

SO

G/F

Watersmeet, MI

Kelly McNamee

St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn)

JR

G

Glendale, NY

Olivia McNally

University of Maine-Presque Isle

JR

G

Sherman, ME

 

HONORABLE MENTION ALL-INDEPENDENT

NAME

SCHOOL

YEAR

POS

HOMETOWN

Brierra Ruska

Finlandia University

SO

G

Trenary, MI

Janine Doran

St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn)

SR

F

South Ozone Park, NY

Teresa Mangan

St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn)

SR

G

Cleveland, OH

Taylor Raccuglia

St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn)

SO

F

Brooklyn, NY

Hailey Gervais

Finlandia University

JR

G

Laurium, MI

Paige Yoho

Finlandia University

SO

G

Negaunee, MI

Janelle Baal

Nebraska Wesleyan University

SR

G

Littleton, CO

Amanda Hotham

University of Maine-Presque Isle

F

G-F

Fort Fairfield, ME

The Association of Division III Independents consists of 10 Division III independent institutions that have joined together to recognize student-athletes at independent institutions, and to provide exempted postseason championship competition in 2012-13. The Association recognizes outstanding athletic achievements of its student-athletes on a weekly, monthly and annual basis. The Association provides statistical services for its members in seven sports. In addition, it will announce All-Independent teams at the conclusion of eight other sports this year. More information about the Association of Division III Independents is available at http://www.d3independents.org.