Martinez and Powell Recieve MAAC Recognition
Martinez was the only freshman to be named to an All-MAAC Team, as the first-year guard was recognized on the Second Team. Martinez was also named to the All-MAAC Rookie Team as was Powell.
Martinez, led the league in scoring, averaging 16.1 points per game. She was the top freshman in rebounding (4.9), field goal percentage (41.2), and was third among MAAC Rookies in three-point field goal percentage (32.2). She was named the MAAC Rookie of the Week four times and MAAC Player of the Week on Jan. 9.
Powell was third among league rookies in free throw percentage (74.0). She scored 7.6 points per game and also had 44 steals on the season. Powell earned league Rookie of the Week honors twice.
The All-Rookie Team consists of Martinez and Powell, Canisius' Kayla Hoohuli, Loyola's Kara Marshall, and Niagara's Meghan McGuinness. One of these five players will be named the 2011-12 Rookie of the Year, also selected by the MAAC head coaches. The Rookie of the Year will be announced at the Postseason Awards Show on Thursday, March 1 at 6:30 pm at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. The show will be broadcast live on MAAC.TV.
All-MAAC First Team Player Team Taryn Johnson Fairfield Miriam McKenzie Loyola Katie Sheahin Loyola Corielle Yarde Marist Lily Grenci Siena All-MAAC Second Team Player Team Desiree Pina Fairfield Damika Martinez Iona Lindsey Loutsenhizer Manhattan Brandy Gang Marist Kayla Stroman Niagara All-MAAC Third Team Player Team Jamie Ruttle Canisius Schyanne Halfkenny Manhattan Leanne Ockenden Marist MyNeshia McKenzie Rider Cristina Centeno Siena All-MAAC Rookie Team Player Team Kayla Hoohuli Canisius Damika Martinez Iona Aleesha Powell Iona Kara Marshall Loyola Meghan McGuinness Niagara