MANSFIELD, Mass. – The Saint Anselm College women's basketball team had a pair of players named to the Northeast-10 Conference All-Conference Teams as Candace Andrews (Boston, Mass.) was selected to the All-NE-10 First Team, and Samnell Vonleh (Swampscott, Mass.) was an All-Rookie Team selection. Voting was conducted among the league's head coaches.
Andrews becomes the first All-NE-10 First Team selection since Addie Stiles earned the honor in both the 1998 and 1999 seasons. Vonleh is the third-straight Hawk to be named to the All-Rookie Team following Ali Glennon (Bedford, N.H.) last year and Andrews in 2013-14.
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This season, Candace Andrews is averaging 12.2 points, 3.7 rebounds, 5.9 assists, and 1.9 steals in 28.8 minutes per game. She ranks 16th in the league in scoring, third in assists, and ninth in the league in steals, while her 5.9 assists per game is the 11th best mark in the NCAA.
The junior, who has started all 25 games she has played in, has reached double-figures in scoring in 17-of-25 games played and has 4+ assists in 20-of-25 games. She has turned it on as of late, averaging 16.5 points, 6.3 assists, and 2.3 steals per game over the last six contests as the Hawks have made their playoff push.
Samnell Vonleh has made an immediate impact since she stepped foot on the Hilltop, averaging 8.7 points on 50.8% shooting, 8.1 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per game. Vonleh ranks fifth in the league in rebounds and is the leading shot-blocker in the conference. Nationally, Vonleh is 14th in the country in blocked shots per game, and 15th in total blocked shots (64). She also leads the Hawks in double-doubles with five this year.
The Hawks finished the 2015-16 season at 18-8 overall and 14-7 in the NE-10 and earned the #2 seed in the Northeast Division. Saint Anselm will host the University of New Haven on Sunday afternoon in the NE-10 Quarterfinals scheduled for a 2:00 p.m. start. Tickets will be $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and children and $1 for students from Northeast-10 institutions with a valid ID. Because pricing is set by the Northeast-10 Conference, no passes or complimentary tickets will be available.