Ryan earns NE10 Player of the Week honors

MANSFIELD, Mass. – Sophomore Shannon Ryan of the Saint Anselm College women's basketball team earned her first NE10 Player of the Week honor on Monday afternoon, as the league announced its weekly award winners.

LINK: NE10 Women's Basketball Report – Week 12

Ryan easily averaged a double-double of 21.5 points, 14.0 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game for Saint Anselm as the Hawks posted NE10 victories over Franklin Pierce and Merrimack. The two double-doubles brought Ryan's tally to 12 through 23 games on the Hilltop and she has scored at least 13 points in 22-of-23 games this season. The sophomore is Saint Anselm's first NE10 Player of the Week since junior Emma Daly on Nov. 14, 2016.

On Wednesday, Ryan totaled 22 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks to lead the Hawks to a 66-53 victory against the Ravens in Rindge. She followed that performance with 21 points, 14 boards, three blocks and two steals in a 59-57 win over Merrimack at home on Saturday.

Ryan is currently averaging 18.3 points, 10.8 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game for the Hawks while leading the NE10 in rebounds per game and sitting third in points per game. Nationwide, Ryan ranks 12th in NCAA Division II in rebounds per game and is also in the top-50 in scoring and blocks.

Winners of three in a row, Saint Anselm hits the road on Tuesday, Feb. 6 to face Assumption at 5:30 p.m.