DANBURY, Conn. – Mike McCahey and Harrison Taggart of the Saint Anselm College men's basketball team were honored as part of the 2016 All-Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division II Men's Basketball Awards earlier this month.
McCahey, a senior forward, was named to the All-ECAC First Team, while Taggart, a junior forward, earned a spot on the All-ECAC Second Team. McCahey earned the honor for the third time in his career after receiving a first-team spot in 2012-13 and 2013-14 and Taggart gathered the accolade for the first time.
Other first-team selections were ECAC Player of the Year Desmond Williams from Southern Connecticut State, Michael Mallory from Southern Connecticut State, Kameron Taylor of Seton Hill and Matt Bonds of Saint Michael's. Taggart was joined on the second team by Lindenwood's Cort Arentsen, Bluefield State's Mark Durgan, Merrimack's Gelvis Solano and Adelphi's Anthony Libroia.
McCahey led Saint Anselm and was eighth in the Northeast-10 in scoring, averaging 18.3 points per game and finished 15th in the conference in rebounding (6.4 per game). The senior shot 47.5 percent from the floor, 42.9 percent from behind the arc and 70.0 percent from the free-throw line. He topped 20 points on 13 occasions, including a 32-point outing at St. Thomas Aquinas on Nov. 15.
Taggart averaged 15.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game for the Hawks in 2015-16. His marks put him 15th in the NE-10 in scoring, 17th in rebounding and 12th in assists. Taggart shot 54.1 percent from the field and finished seventh in the country in three-point percentage at 48.8 percent. The junior scored in double figures in 27 of 31 games this season.
Saint Anselm made its 20th NCAA Tournament appearance in 2015-16 and earned its second trip to the Sweet 16 in the past three seasons. The Hawks finished 23-8 after falling to Stonehill in overtime in the NCAA East Regional Final on March 15 in Philadelphia.