Department of Athletics

LEC Honors Leal and Starks of Huskies' Men's Basketball

GORHAM, Maine –  Seniors Zach Leal (York, Maine) and James Starks III (Miami, Fla./Miami Killian) of the University of Southern Maine Huskies' men's basketball team have each been selected to the 2017 All-Little East Conference second team.

            "Zach and James each had spectacular seasons for us on both ends of the floor," noted veteran head coach Karl Henrikson.  "James' athleticism and ability to come through with key baskets and rebounds throughout the season was a catalyst for our success.  He demonstrated a tremendous will to win, and played with intensity and passion on each play.  A four-year standout for us, it is great to see Zach rewarded for his efforts not only this season but for each season of his career.  His dedication to the sport and to his team is unparalleled, and his commitment to success showed as he made improvements each season.  He is a multi-skilled athlete who found ways to score and who worked tirelessly on each defensive possession often against our opponent's top player.  He is tremendous leader who set the tone for his teammates, and as become a standard of expectation for USM men's basketball."  READ MORE