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2011 Women's Basketball Awards
The 2011 Liberty League End-of-Season Awards, announced February 24.

2011 Liberty League Offensive Player of the Year
Brittany Parks   Vassar
Junior  Guard  (Escondido, California)
The leading scorer (20.3 ppg) and top free throw shooter (.867) in the Liberty League, Parks was named among the league's Performers of the Week nine times this season. She ranks 14th in scoring and 11th in free throw percentage in the latest national rankings. Parks scored in double figures in 22 of 24 games this season, including nine games with 20 or more points and two games with 30 or more points,

2011 Liberty League Defensive Player of the Year
Linda Larsen   Rensselaer
Senior  Guard  (Kovenhavn V., Denmark)
Larsen leads the Liberty League in steals, averaging 3.14 per contest. She has recorded at least one steal in 17 games, while posting four or more steals in 10 games. Also the Engineers leader in assists, Larsen ranks third in the Liberty League in free throw percentage and 12th in scoring.

2011 Liberty League Rookie of the Year
Cydni Matsuoka   Vassar
Guard  (Sacramento, California)
A unanimous selection as Rookie of the Year, Matsuoka ranked third overall in the Liberty League in scoring (17.8 ppg) and led the league in 3-point field goals made (2.92), 3-point percentage (.471) and assists (5.0 apg). She was a five time rookie and two-time player of the week selection. In the latest NCAA statistics, she ranks fifth nationally in 3-point field goal percentage and 10th in 3-pointers made. She scored in double figures in 22 of 24 games, including 19 straight games to finish the season.

2011 Liberty League Coaching Staff of the Year
Candice Brown   Vassar
Brown has led Vassar to the Liberty League Championships for the first time ever. Vassar's eight Liberty League wins are the most since the Brewers joined the league and 14 overall wins are the most since the 2000-01 season. Under Brown, Vassar led the league in free throw percentage (.762), 3-point field goal percentage (.387), and 3-point field goal percentage defense (.273). Brown is assisted by Melissa Kraft.

2011 Liberty League First Team
F Kristen Kush * William Smith JR Fulton, NY
F Kelly Legg St. Lawrence FR Fairport, NY
G Cydni Matsuoka Vassar FR Sacramento, CA
F Lauren McCormick * Union SR Hoosick Falls, NY
G Brittany Parks * Vassar JR Escondido, CA
* Unanimous Selection
2011 Liberty League Second Team
G Mollie Danahy William Smith SR Troy, NY
G Katie Edgerton St. Lawrence JR Shelburne, VT
G Megan Gaugler Skidmore JR Amsterdam, NY
G Linda Larsen Rensselaer SR Kobenhavn V., Denmark
G Leah Pepe Union SR Amsterdam, NY
G Sarah Wetmore Rensselaer JR Sudbury, MA

Honorable Mention: Christina Gargiso G (Skidmore), Madie Harlem G (Hamilton), Eliza Howe F (Hamilton), Chrissy Scanlon F (Clarkson), Hannah Senftleber F (Vassar), Erica Spera F (St. Lawrence)

2011 Liberty League All-Rookie Team
F Kelly Legg * St. Lawrence Fairport, NY
G Cydni Matsuoka * Vassar Sacramento, CA
G Michela Ottati Skidmore Fort Johnson, NY
G Marissa Ray Union Clifton Park, NY
F Hannah Senftleber * Vassar Burlington, VT
* Unanimous Selection

Honorable Mention: Jacqueline Murphy (William Smith), Erin O'Brien (William Smith)


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