Dec. 28, 2015
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Colgate senior Josie Stockill and Navy freshman Bianca Roach were named the Lids Team Sports Patriot League Women’s Basketball Player and Rookie of the Week for their performances during the seventh week of the 2015-16 season. Stockill led the Raiders to their first win of the Patriot League slate, blocking her way to an NCAA single-game record, while Roach helped the Mids defeat Air Force, scoring double-digit points for the second time this season.
LIDS TEAM SPORTS PATRIOT LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
JOSIE STOCKILL, COLGATE Sr., 6-3, F, Napier, New Zealand
Opening the Patriot League season at Lafayette last Tuesday, Stockill turned in a career performance as she led the Raiders to a 72-59 win over the Leopards. It was Colgate’s first League-opener victory since the 2003-04 season, which was the last time the Raiders captured the League title. The Napier, New Zealand native broke both Colgate and the Patriot League record for most blocks in a game as well as set a new NCAA standard with 13 blocks, besting the previous mark by three. Stockill’s denials also helped Colgate set an NCAA team-game high of 18 blocks. The senior also added a career-high 27 points, shooting 13-of-20 from the field. Stockill has 46 blocks this season, 182 in her career, and holds an NCAA Division I best 4.60 blocked shots per game.
LIDS TEAM SPORTS PATRIOT LEAGUE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
BIANCA ROACH, NAVY Fr., 5-7, G, Virginia Beach, Va.
Helping Navy to a 64-46 victory over academy rival Air Force last Monday, Roach chipped in 10 points to reach double digits for the second time in a game this season. The Virginia Beach, Va. native was 4-for-6 from the field and 2-for-4 from the foul line during the 23 minutes of time on the court. Her 66.7% field-goal percentage was a season high, and her four shots made were the most netted in a game. The rookie also tied a season-best effort with three steals. In addition, Roach contributed three assists and two rebounds.
JAMIE O’HARE, LAFAYETTE Sr., 5-6, G, Staten Island, N.Y.
O’Hare produced a new career-high of 26 points in the Leopards’ League opener against Colgate on Tuesday. The senior has now scored over 20 points in three of Lafayette’s last four games and is second in the League with 16.3 points per game. O’Hare has also recorded at least three steals in all nine games so far this season.
JACQUIE KLOTZ, BUCKNELL So., 6-0, G, West Windsor, N.J.
Klotz tallied her eighth career double-double and fifth of the season, as she scored 15 points and hauled in 14 rebounds in Bucknell’s 64-50 loss at Morgan State. The sophomore has the second most rebounds in the League this season with 116 and is averaging 10.5 boards a game.
LISA MIFSUD, HOLY CROSS Sr., 5-7, G, Erie, Pa.
Mifsud led the Crusaders against Dartmouth last Monday with 12 points and five assists and is averaging 11.6 points and 4.4 assists per game this season. The senior connected on 4-of-7 from beyond the arc and is now tied for eighth in Holy Cross program history with 122 career three-pointers made.