Who dominates the boards?
We’ve sorted through the rebounding statistics and found the top D3 Women’s Basketball players that are controlling the caroms off the glass this season. You look them over and make your choice for Who Owns the Boards in D3 Women’s Basketball?
Voting will close at 7pm central on 1/23.
<<stats are per the NCAA Website, for games played through 1/16>>
Kelly Williams, So./Randolph-Macon
18.9 Reb/gm (1st)
7 OffReb/gm (1st)
12 DefReb/gm (T1st)
264 Reb (2nd)
Randolph-Macon sophomore Kelly Williams was recently named the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Division III National Player of the Week for the second time during her sophomore campaign. The honor covers the Randolph-Macon games against Lycoming and Johns Hopkins and is for the week that ended on December 31, 2017.
Williams helped the Yellow Jackets go 2-0 over the nominating period playing a crucial role against the Lycoming Warriors in a 70-63 win for R-MC. Williams finished with 21 points and 17 rebounds as well as five blocks in that game. Williams also pushed Randolph-Macon ahead for the 71-64 overtime victory against Johns Hopkins, getting five critical 4th quarter blocks that helped ensure the game stayed close. She also scored 22 points and hauled in 22 rebounds in the game as well as totaled nine blocks in the whole game.
Ashley Brooks, So./CCNY
6 OffReb/gm (4th)
215 Reb (5th)
13.5 Reb/gm (10th)
City College of New York junior Ashley Brooks recorded her eighth double-double in a recent 70-50 CCNY victory over Trinity Washington.
Brooks had her eighth double-double this year, finishing with 10 points and 17 points, along with a season-high five blocks. It was her 11th double-digit rebounding game of the year.
Juliette Harp, Sr./Huntingdon
242 Reb (3rd)
14.2 Reb/gm (6th)
10 DefReb/gm (6th)
4 OffReb/gm (36th)
16 Double-doubles (1st)
For the third time this season Huntingdon’s Juliette Harp was recognized as the USA South Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week in early January.
In the win over Methodist, Harp became just the fourth Lady Hawk to reach 1,000 career points. She finished the game with 23 points and 19 rebounds to record her 10th double-double of the season. Against Greensboro, Harp turned in the 40th double-double of her career with 18 points and 14 rebounds.
Harp’s performance pushed her career scoring total to 1,026 points and her career rebound total to 846.
Courtney Goyak, Jr./Lancaster Bible
286 Reb (1st)
12 DefReb/gm (1st)
17.9 Reb/gm (2nd)
6 OffReb/gm (6th)
The nations leader in rebounds and defensive rebounds per game, Lancaster Bible’s Courtney Goyak was tabbed early in the season as a leader in the North Eastern Athletic Conference.
Back in December Goyak was tabbed the NEAC Player of the Week after helping the Chargers to two conference wins on the week.
Goyak began her week with 11 points and 17 rebounds in a 73-63 victory over Gallaudet, adding six assists and four steals against the Bison. Goyak followed with 12 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three steals in Lancaster Bible’s 64-58 loss to Penn St. Harrisburg, as she was 6-of-8 from the free throw line. Goyak finished the week scoring 22 points and grabbing 27 rebounds in the Chargers’ 57-50 victory over St. Elizabeth.
Dani Reinwald, Sr./Medaille
15.9 Reb/gm (3rd)
6 OffReb/gm (3rd)
238 Reb (4th)
10 Def/Reb/gm (6th)
Medaille senior Dani Reinwald averaged 20 points, 12.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 3 blocks per game in a 1-1 week for the Mavs last week. Her 23 points against Franciscan was the eighth time she earned 20 points or more, while her 18 rebounds against the Barons was the 10th time in 2017-18 she earned at least 15 rebounds in a single contest. She currently ranks in the top 5 nationally in double doubles, free throw attempts, free throws made, offensive rebounds, total rebounds, and rebounds per game.
Back in December, Reinwald was tabbed the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Women’s Basketball player of the Week. She averaged 26 points, 18 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 4.0 steals, and 2.5 blocks over the week. In the AMCC opener she showed her dominance with 30 points and 14 rebounds.
Shelby Peters, So./Merchant Marine
6 OReb/gm (2nd)
11.3 Reb/gm (31st)
With just over 11 rebounds per game, Merchant Marine’s Shelby Peters ranks fourth in the rebound-rich Skyline Conference stat sheet, behind a couple other names on our list. Her six offensive rebounds per game ranks second in all of D3 Women’s Basketball.
Mikayla Ray, So./William Peace
11 DReb/gm (3rd)
106 Reb (23rd)
William Pace sophomore forward Mikayla Ray notched her sixth double-double of the season with 28 points and a new school record of 22 rebounds in a Pacers 71-55 win over Mary Baldwin. Ray had previously tied the record with a 21 rebound performance against Salem earlier this season and her 11 defensive rebounds per game currently ranks third in all of D3 Women’s Basketball. The stats finished with nearly a triple-double for Ray as she also finished the night with nine steals which is another new school record.
Michal Alge, Sr./Yeshiva
14.4 Reb/gm (4th)
202 Reb (6th)
9 DefReb/gm (9th)
5 OffReb/gm (T15th)
Back in December, Yeshiva senior Michal Alge had a run of five consecutive weeks named to the Skyline Conference Weekly Honor Roll.
Her last nod, during the second week of December, Alge averaged a double-double (12 points and 16.5 rebounds per contest) over the course of two games during the week. She scored 17 points and grabbed 17 caroms in a Skyline battle against St. Joseph’s College Brooklyn, and followed with a game-high 16 rebounds against Merchant Marine. The senior forward now has nine double-doubles so far this season.
Andrea Iavarone, Sr./St. Joseph’s (L.I.)
10 DefReb/gm (4th)
14.4 Reb/gm (5th)
173 Reb (T15th)
4 OffReb/gm (37th)
St. Joseph’s (LI) senior Andrea Iavarone received a pair of weekly accolades during December when she was included in the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association‘s Women’s Divisions II-III Honorable Mention list. She also appeared on the Skyline Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the same stretch.
Iavarone recorded her eighth double-double of the season in SJC’s 72-46 victory over John Jay. The forward led all players in both points (20) and rebounds (12) and her appearance on the MBWA’s Honorable Mention was the sixth of her career.
Olivia Bolden, Sr./Albertus Magnus
14.2 Reb/gm (T6th)
184 Reb (T9th)
6 OffReb/gm (15th)
8 DefReb/gm (15th)
With 12 double-doubles Albertus Magnus senior Olivia Bolden ranks fifth in all of D3 in that category, and off the boards Bolden ranks in the top-20 nationally in all four rebounding categories. Bolden collected her 10th double-double of the season behind a season-best 21 rebounds, two assists, two steals and 24 points in a recent 82-57 win over Mount Ida. Named the Falcon player of the week back in early December, the senior forward averaged 24.5 points and 15.5 rebounds per game as well as tallying back-to-back doubles during the week.