With just over a month remaining in the D3 Women’s Basketball season, we’ve pined over the stats and taken a look at which seniors are making the most of their final season on the hard-court for their schools? Look over our list, and you make your choice for the Top Senior in D3 Women’s Basketball?
Voting will be open until 7pm (central), 2/5.
(stats and ranking are per the NCAA website, for games through 1/25)
Katie Sire, F/Montclair State
21.8 pts/gm (10th)
Montclair State senior Katie Sire earned a trio of weekly honors earlier this month when she was named the Player of the Week by both the New Jersey Athletic Conference and Met Basketball Writers while also landing a spot on the D3hoops.com Team of the Week.
Sire helped MSU stretch its win streak to 12 games while finishing the first half of the NJAC schedule at 9-0. Sire averaged 23,5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.5 steals while shooting .516 from the field (.444/ 4-of-9 from 3pt. range) and 11-of-13 (.846) at the foul line.
Sire had 23 points and nine rebounds along four assists and two steals in a 62-47 win at Rutgers-Camden. She then scored 24 points, including six in a late-game run as Montclair got past TCNJ, 54-51. Sire had four rebounds, four assists and five steals in the victory.
Hayley Reneau, G/Eureka
23.9 pts/gm (2nd)
3.17 3pt/gm (11th)
For the fourth time this season, Eureka guard Hayley Reneau was tabbed the St. Louis Intercollegiate Conference Player of the Week, this time for the third week of January.
Reneau helped the first-place Red Devils extend their SLIAC win streak to eight during the stretch, averaging 24.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in league road wins at Fontbonne and Greenville. She shot 43 percent from the floor, 48 percent from 3-point range for the week and her seven triples at Fontbonne were one shy of equaling Eureka’s single-game record.
Christian Pasaturo, F/Staten Island
3.79 3pts/gm (3rd)
23.6 pts/gm (5th)
70 steals (T11th)
Just last week Staten Island’s Christina Pasaturo surpassed the 2,000 career point mark after a game-high 19 points in an 84-51 Dolphin victory over CCNY.
Pasaturo was also named the City University of New York Athletic Conference Player of the Week after the final week of December. It was the third weekly honor for conference Preseason Player of the Year.
Already CSI’s all-time leading scorer, Pasaturo poured in a season-high 33 points on 14-26 shooting, notching four three’s as well in the final week of the 2017 calendar against Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She also tallied four rebounds, one assist, one block and a steal and never came off of the court, playing the full 45 minutes of play.
Juliette Harp, F/Huntingdon
18 double-doubles (1st)
14.1 reb/gm (9th)
2.42 blocks/gm (24th)
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.
Harp earned the recognition for her performance in a 71-48 win over Methodist and a 62-57 loss to Greensboro. Harp averaged 20.5 points, 16.5 rebounds and one block in the two games.
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.
Brandi Vallely, G/Muhlenberg
8.8 assist/gm (1st)
158 assists (1st)
4.05 assist/to ratio (1st)
The nation’s assist leader, Muhlenberg’s Brandi Vallely also tallied her 1,000th career point as part of her team’s 89-55 victory over Ursinus last week, and is coming off last week. Earlier this month, Vallely recorded nine assists in the Mules’ 82-58 win over Washington to become the Centennial Conference all-time leader with 574 – she currently has 625 for her career.
Mikayla Hodge, C/Lyndon State
17 double-doubles (2nd)
14.5 reb/gm (6th)
20.4 pts/gm (19th)
Last week, Lyndon State’s Mikayla Hodge was named the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball National Player of the Week, as determined by the United States Basketball Writers Association. Hodge had previously been named North Atlantic Conference Player of the Week for the week ending January 21st.
Hodge had an incredible week, as she averaged 31.5 points, 19 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and one steal per game. In a 62-52 loss to Maine Maritime, she posted 23 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and one steal. Then in an 89-83 double-overtime win over Husson she had a huge game, posting career highs of 40 points and 27 rebounds, 24 of which came from the defensive end. She also posted two assists, one steal and one block while playing all 50 minutes in the six-point win. Hodge has now recorded a double double in all 16 games this season.
Andrea Avaronne, F/St. Joseph’s (L.I.)
15.1 reb/gm (3rd)
9 double-doubles (T27th)
18.7 pts/gm (37th)
Andrea Iavarone grabbed 27 boards to break the St. Joseph’s women’s basketball program’s single-game rebound record in an 83-69 victory over Farmingdale State last week.
Iavarone finished just two points shy of tying her own single-game points record with 37 points on the night and moved into second on SJC’s all-time career points list.
Back in December, Iavarone was tabbed with Skyline Conference Player of the Week honors, as well as Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association‘s Women’s Divisions II-III Honorable Mention accolades.
Olivia Bolden, F/Albertus Magnus
15 double-doubles (T4th)
14.3 reb/gm (8th)
21.0 pts/gm (14th)
With 15 double-doubles Albertus Magnus senior Olivia Bolden ranks tied for fourth in all of D3 in that category, and off the boards Bolden ranks in the top-20 nationally in all four rebounding categories.
Bolden was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Corvias Player of the Week after her performance last week for the Falcons.
In a 2-1 week, Bolden averaged 22.0 points and 15.0 rebounds, while shooting 51% (26-51 FG) from the field and going 14-of-18 from the free-throw line. She had 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting with 11 boards against St. Joseph’s CT before registering 21 points and 18 boards in a loss at Emmanuel. The senior capped the week with 24 points and 16 rebounds in a key win over Johnson & Wales, and also became the third player in program history to exceed 1,000 career rebounds.
Ali Spayde, G/Calvin
20.8 pts/gm (15th)
Calvin’s all-time 3-point leader, guard Ali Spayde was tabbed the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Player of the Week twice this season and leads the conference in scoring.
Dani Reinwald, F/Medaille
15 double-doubles (T3rd)
16.2 reb/gm (3rd)
2.53 blocks/gm (19th)
18.3 pts/gm (50th)
Medaille senior Dani Reinwald is coming off another huge week for the Mavericks, leading the Mavs to a 2-0 week with a 74-63 home win against D’Youville and then a 65-62 overtime win against Pitt-Greensburg – earning the rebounding specialist Allegheny Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors for a third time this season.
Reinwald started the week off with a triple-double against the Spartans, going for 16 points, 23 rebounds, 11 steals, five assists and five blocks. Reinwald followed that up with a double-double against UPG, as she finished with 12 points, 18 rebounds and three blocks.
For the week, Reinwald averaged 14.0 points, 20.5 rebounds, 5.5 steals, 4.0 blocks, and 3.0 assists. Reinwald currently ranks in the top ten nationally in ten separate statistical categories.
Kelsey Oddis, G/Pitt-Greensburg
8 double-doubles (T8th)
19.1 pts/gm (31st)
10.8 reb/gm (43rd)
A two-time Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Player of the Week, Kelsey Oddis surpassed the 1,000 career point mark earlier this month.
The lone senior for the Bobcats has put together an impressive season thus far, ranking second in the AMCC in both points (19.8) and rebounds (10.8) and sits atop the conference in total points (395). At her current pace, Oddis would set career-highs in points, rebounds, and minutes played per game.