Flagg Garners Third Straight All-NECC First Team Laurel

Flagg Garners Third Straight All-NECC First Team Laurel

BENNINGTON, Vt. — The New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) announced on Monday its all-conference teams and major award winners for the 2015-16 women's basketball season with Southern Vermont College senior Amber Flagg (Windsor, Conn.) being selected to the All-NECC First Team.

Based on voting by league coaches, the SVC captain is finishing her collegiate career with her third straight First Team accolade and fourth All-NECC nod as she was named to the Second Team in 2013.

"This is a well-deserved award," commented seventh-year Southern Vermont head coach Mike Quinn. "Her play led her to be listed in the top five in a number of Conference categories. Amber embodies all that a true student-athlete should be; she is not only a record-setting basketball player, but also excels in the classroom holding over a 3.4 cumulative grade point average. Not only will her great basketball skills leave a large void, but her leadership on and off the court will also be greatly missed at Southern Vermont College."

In her four years at Southern Vermont, Flagg tallied 1,812 total points to become the program's all-time scoring leader from either the women's or men's program and the first Mountaineer from either side to crack the 1,800 career-point plateau. This year, she tallied the fourth most points in single season program history with 434.

The records don't end there, however. Flagg notched 98 assists this season to rank third on the team's single season record list, now owning the first, third and fourth best years in terms of helpers. She entered the 2015-16 campaign being the program's all-time career assists leader, padding that mark this year as she will graduate with a total of 360.

Flagg also finishes her tenure at SVC as the Mountaineers' all-time career steals leader, registering 244 swipes at Southern Vermont. Additionally, she connected on the team's most all-time three-pointers with 154, and she turned in the best free throw percentage in team history among players who took at least 250 attempts with a 77.9 clip.

The captain sits atop the league in points per game for the 2015-16 season, notching 17.4 while totaling 16.3 per conference contest to rank fourth. She was named the NECC Player of the Week twice while adding an Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III New England Player of the Week honor.

Additionally, SVC freshman Kayla Emmi (Syracuse, N.Y.) was selected by Coach Quinn as Southern Vermont's representative on the NECC All-Sportsmanship Team for her attitude and respect to the game displayed throughout the season.


2016 NECC Women's Basketball All-conference Teams and Major Award Winners

Women's Basketball Awards:
Coach of the Year – Angela Santa Fe, Regis College
Player of the Year – Amanda Hawkesworth, Regis College
Rookie of the Year – Savannah Olsen, Newbury College

First Team
Ashley England, Sr., G, Old Town, Maine, Daniel Webster College
Amanda Hawkesworth, Jr., F, Abington, Mass., Regis College
Brittany Stone, So., F, West Bridgewater, Mass., Regis College
Amber Flagg, Sr., G, Windsor, Conn., Southern Vermont College
Michelle Woods, Jr., F, Wilmington, Mass., Wheelock College

Second Team
Dallas Jackson, Jr., F, Springfield, Mass., Bay Path University
Jillian Gilman, Jr., F, Ware, N.H., Daniel Webster College
Emily Burr, Jr., G, East Hartford, Conn., Elms College
JC Pickett, Sr., F, Chicopee, Mass., Elms College
Brianna Hochwarter, Jr., G, Attleboro, Wheelock College

Third Team
Ciara McKissick, Fr., G/F, Charlton, Mass., Becker College
Amanda Garcia, Sr., F, New Britain, Conn., Mitchell College
Diamond Thomas, Sr., G/F, Hartford, Conn., Mitchell College
Savannah Olsen, Fr., F, Battle Creek, Mich., Newbury College
Destiny Spears, So., F, Arnold, Md., Newbury College

Hayleigh Bassett, Fr., F, Millers Falls, Mass., Bay Path University
Ciara McKissick, Fr., G/F, Charlton, Mass., Becker College
Vivencia Philippe, Jr., G, Miami, Fla., Daniel Webster College
Maira Pantoja, Sr., G, East Windsor, Conn., Elms College
Anthea Rathjens, Sr., F, Sudbury, Lesley University
Jessica Shepherd, Jr., G, West Hartford, Conn., Mitchell College
Katelyn Roeser, Sr., G, Nashua, N.H., Newbury College
Taylor Bunkley, Sr., F, Carmel, N.Y., Regis College
Kayla Emmi, Fr., G, Syracuse, N.Y., Southern Vermont College
Jaime Grzych, Jr., G, Columbia, Conn., Wheelock College