BROOKLYN, NY - Junior forward Margaux Pickell (Howell, NJ) of NYU-Poly has been named the 2010-11 Skyline Women’s Basketball Player of the Year in voting conducted among the Conference’s ten head coaches.
The Skyline coaches also selected Old Westbury’s Kim Weathers as the Rookie of the Year and Jimmy Barrett of NYUPoly as Coach of the Year. In addition, Sage received the Team Sportsmanship Award.
Pickell leads the Conference in rebounding (14.6 rpg.) and double-doubles (21) and ranks second in scoring with anaverage of 18.5 points per game. She is also a three-time Player of the Week selection for NYU-Poly and leads in blocks (51), while her 41-point outburst versus Yeshiva on Feb. 5 marks the most points scored by a Skyline student-athlete this season.
Now in his 10th season at NYU-Poly, Barrett has guided the Lady Jays to a program-best 19 wins as it prepares to face Brooklyn College tonight in the first round of the ECAC Metro Region Championship. NYU-Poly posted a 14-4 mark in league play and earned the second overall seed in the 2011 Skyline Conference Championship.
Joining Weathers and Pickell on the All-Conference first-team are Mount Saint Mary teammates Amanda Horvers, Jen Mocanu and Jess Tice, as well as NYU-Poly senior Kristin Leitheuser (Pleasant Valley, NY). Tice and Leitheuser garnered second-team distinction last season.