MANSFIELD, Mass. – Sophomore Peyton Steinman (Pittsfield, Mass.) of the Saint Anselm College women's basketball team was selected as the Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Week on Monday.
Steinman and the regionally-ranked Hawks posted a 2-0 record this past week, defeating Southern Connecticut State on the road last Tuesday before handing American International a five-point loss in Stoutenburgh Gymnasium on Saturday.
The Hawks have had three NE10 Player of the Week selections in women's basketball this season, leading the league.
She recorded a 57.1% field goal percentage on the week, making 16-of-28 shots from the floor while burying 13-of-14 shots from the free throw line. She also led the team with seven assists and five three-point baskets, committing only three turnovers in 71 minutes.
Against the Owls, Steinman had 17 points in the first half alone, tacking on 18 in the second half to finish with a career-high 35 points. The sophomore also recorded 13 rebounds, posting her second double-double of the season. The 35-point performance helped her eclipse last season's scoring total of 194 points in 31 games.
Versus the Yellow Jackets, Steinman struck for 15 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two blocks across 33 minutes of action.
Across a 45-game career on the Hilltop, Steinman is averaging just shy of 10 points per game (9.1) and is averaging 13.5 points per game this season through 16 games. She is also securing six rebounds per contest, just above her career line of 4.9 caroms per game. Her 2.28 assist-to-turnover ratio is the 24th-best mark in NCAA Division II to date.