EDISON, NJ - Iona College women's basketball junior guard Aleesha Powell was one of five players named to the Preseason All-MAAC Third Team, announced today by the league.
Powell was joined on the Preseason Third Team by Canisius senior forward Jamie Ruttle, Marist senior forward Emma O’Connor, Monmouth redshirt-senior guard/forward Chevannah Paalvast, and Saint Peter’s senior guard Aziza May.
A season ago, Powell was the team's third leading scorer, averaging 9.8 points per contest. She reached double digit scoring in 18 games last year, including the team's final seven games, and averaged 3.3 assists per game. Defensively, she led the team in steals, averaing 1.8 per game and ending with a season total of 58.
The All-MAAC Preseason Second Team will be announced Thursday, followed by the Preseason First Team on Friday. The season begins for the Gaels on Nov. 8 when they host Arizona, Michigan and Bowling Green at the 2013 Iona Tip-Off Tournament. Michigan and Bowling Green will tip off in the day's first game at 4:00 pm followed by the Gaels and the Wildcats at 6:30 pm.