MANSFIELD, Mass. – Freshman Kylie Lorenzen (Holliston, Mass.) of the Southern New Hampshire University women's basketball team was named the Northeast-10 Rookie of the Year, the league office announced Friday.
Lorenzen is SNHU's first ever Northeast-10 Rookie of the Year and its first conference rookie of the year since Liz Nelson earned the NECC's top rookie award in 1994.
Lorenzen, who was also named to the All-Rookie Team, was a four time Northeast-10 Rookie of the Week (Nov. 23, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Jan. 18) and was also tabbed as the Player of the Week on Jan. 18. She played in all 27 games this season, including 11 starts, and averaged 11.9 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game, while shooting 52.9 percent from the field (120-227) and 70.9 percent (78-110) from the stripe. Lorenzen scored in double figures 17 times and netted 20 or more points twice, including Jan. 16 when she dropped a career-best 29 on Adelphi University.
Lorenzen ranked second in the league in field goal percentage, 14th in rebounding, 15th in steals per game and 18th in scoring. Among the conference's rookies, Lorenzen placed first in scoring, second in field goal percentage, third in steals per game and fourth in rebounding.
Lorenzen helped the Penmen register a 14-13 mark – the program's first winning season and highest win total since going 19-10 during the 2011-12 campaign. The team also started the year 8-0, which matched the 1988-89 team for the best start in school history.
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