GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) released its 2018-19 women's basketball all-conference awards Thursday and Gallaudet University was well represented as the Bison took home two major awards and had two All-NEAC selections.
Senior guard/forward Hannah Neild (Litchfield, N.H.) was named the NEAC Women's Basketball Player of the Year as she makes a return appearance on the all-conference first team. Fellow senior guard Sabina Shysh (Tucson, Ariz.) was selected to the all-conference second team for the first time in her career. Coach Stephanie Stevens was voted by her peers as NEAC Coach of the Year for the first time in her career after leading the Bison to their best regular season in her seven-year tenure.
Neild is Gallaudet's second NEAC Player of the Year and first since Easter Fa'afiti (2010-11), that same year Coach Kevin Cook was named NEAC Coach of the Year. Stevens, who was a graduate assistant on that 2010-11 staff, is now GU's second NEAC Coach of the Year.
SUNY Poly freshman forward Molly Burdick was named NEAC Rookie of the Year as she ranks sixth in the NEAC in scoring (422 points).
The Bison have 10 All-NEAC honors (6 first team, 3 second team, 1 third team) since joining the conference in 2010-11.
2018-19: Hannah Neild (First Team)
2018-19: Sabina Shysh (Second Team)
2017-18: Hannah Neild (First Team)
2015-16: Zamica Gage (First Team)
2014-15: Zamica Gage (Second Team)
2013-14: Lindsay Stergio (First Team)
2012-13: Lindsay Stergio (Second Team)
2011-12: Britny Latham (Third Team)
2010-11: Easter Faafiti (First Team)
2010-11: Nukeitra Hayes (First Team)
Below is a brief paragraph on Gallaudet's honorees (stats and rankings as of 2/21/2019)
2018-19 Gallaudet University Women's Basketball All-NEAC Honorees
NEAC PLAYER OF THE YEAR/ALL-NEAC FIRST TEAM
Hannah Neild, Sr., Guard/Forward
ALL-NEAC SECOND TEAM
Sabina Shysh, Sr., Guard
NEAC COACH OF THE YEAR
Stephanie Stevens, Head Coach