NEW LONDON, Conn.—Connecticut College senior guard Liz Malman of Mendham, N.J. and junior forward Mairead Hynes of Mahopac, N.Y. have been honored on the All-New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Women's Basketball Second team.
Malman finished ninth in NESCAC scoring with 11.6 points per game. The senior standout from the Garden State vaulted her way up to ninth place on the program's all-time scoring list with 1,175 career points while also ranking 11th in program history with 239 assists. Malman buried 105 three-point field goals at a 29% clip to rank fifth and ninth on the all-time list. Her 176 steals rank her sixth in program annals.
"We are so excited for Liz that the NESCAC coaches recognized her as one of the top players in the league as a senior," Coach Wilson said. "This year was Liz's most well-rounded and complete season and this recognition is a wonderful way for Liz to cap off her impressive four years as a Camel. She helped lead our program to new heights, guiding us to four consecutive NESCAC tournament berths and tied the 2016 senior class as the most successful class in the NESCAC championship era. We couldn't be happier for Liz being named All-Conference."
Hynes enjoyed another terrific season in the front court, sitting atop the NESCAC in scoring and in field goal percentage, scoring an averaging of 13.8 points while connecting at a 58 percent clip from the field. A three-time All-NESCAC honoree, Hynes was recognized as the NESCAC Rookie of the Year in 2015. She was also recognized as the New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) Rookie of the Year.
Hynes was named the D3hoops.com Northeast Region Rookie of the Year while also being honored as a fourth-team selection on the D3hoops.com All-Northeast Region team.
"Mairead had another impactful season for us as a junior as evidenced by her second selection to the NESCAC All-Conference team," Connecticut College Head Women's Basketball Coach Brian Wilson said. "Over the course of her career, Mairead has established herself as one of the most productive and efficient players in our league and we are happy that the conference coaches continue to recognize those qualities in her."
Under Wilson's direction, the Camels posted a record of 16-9 this winter (.640), earning their record fourth straight appearance in the conference championship.