Central Islip, N.Y. - Entering the second half of the season a member from both the women's and men's basketball team have earned East Coast Conference accolades, as selected by the conference office. Grad student Jon Feiler picks up his first Player of the Week award in his final campaign and freshman Margaret Knollmeyer has been tabbed Rookie of the Week for the program's first weekly honors this season.
Feiler scored 21 points and pulled down 20 rebounds in NYIT's loss to Adelphi, the team's only game last week. Feiler shot 9-for-20 from the floor (45 percent) and had a split of six offensive rebounds and 14 defensive rebounds. The graduate student also compiled three blocked shots and one assist on the day.
In a non-conference victory over Saint Anselm, Knollmeyer notched her seventh double-double of the season with a team-high 20 points and 15 rebounds. Her total of seven currently ranks ninth across NCAA Division II in that category and she also sits fourth in offensive rebounds per game. The New Hampshire native shot over 50 percent from the field (8-for-15) and was perfect from both the charity stripe and three-point range.
Both teams host Molloy College on Wednesday, January 4 in an ECC twinbill with the women's game slated for 5:00 p.m.
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