Amber Flagg Named NECC Rookie of the Year, Second Team

BENNINGTON, Vt. – For the first time in program history, a Southern Vermont College women's basketball player has been named a conference rookie of the year; freshman captain Amber Flagg (Windsor, Conn.) has been selected by league coaches as the 2012-13 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Women's Basketball Rookie of the Year after a record-setting season.

Flagg also garnered an All-NECC Second Team honor with her performance this year.

The freshman guard ranked in the top 10 of the conference in several categories including scoring (17.6 ppg), steals (2.7 spg), made free throws, made field goals and made three-point field goals.

She finished the season with 430 points, just 17 off the mark for most in school history. Flagg's 79.5 percent shooting from the free throw line was the best ever for a Mountaineer with at least 100 attempts in a season. She was honored as the Conference Rookie of the Week four times throughout the season.

Flagg had eight games this season in which she scored at least 20 points, her season-high coming January 17th at Wheelock College when she dropped 28. She had two double-doubles on the season and finished with 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.


NECC Release

 

2012-13 NECC Women's Basketball All-Conference Teams

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Vanessa Bosques, Daniel Webster (Gr, F - Windham, Conn.) 

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Amber Flagg, Southern Vt. (Fr, G - Windsor, Conn.)

COACH OF THE YEAR
Julie Plant, Regis

TEAM SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
Elms College

FIRST TEAM
Vanessa Bosques, Daniel Webster (Gr, F - Windham, Conn.) 
Emilee Marro, Regis (So, G - Bedford, N.H.)
Catherine O'Connell, Newbury (Sr, C - Quincy, Mass.)
Denisha Parks, Elms (So, F - Fall River, Mass.)
Sabree Rodriguez, Regis (Sr, G - Brockton, Mass.)

SECOND TEAM
Amber Flagg, Southern Vt. (Fr, G - Windsor, Conn.)
Ashley Giampetruzzi, Daniel Webster (Fr, G - Manchester, N.H.)
Haley Ooms, Becker (Jr, G - Valatie, N.Y.)
Claire Ramonas, Regis (Jr, F - Portland, Maine)
Kayla Skiffington, Bay Path (Jr, F - East Longmeadow, Mass.)

HONORABLE MENTION
Kaylee Cerruto, Mitchell (Sr, G - Torrington, Conn.)
Amanda Garcia, Mitchell (Fr, F - New Britain, Conn.)
Keneisha Milton, Wheelock (Sr, G/F - Boston, Mass.)
Tatiana Mojica, Becker (Jr, C - Worcester, Mass.)
JC Pickett, Elms (So, F - Chicopee, Mass.)
Katelyn Roeser, Newbury (Fr, G - Nashua, N.H.)