GORHAM, Maine – Junior Alexa Srolovitz (Montreal, Quebec/New Hampton School) and freshman Kristen Curley (Gorham, Maine) of the University of Southern Maine women's basketball team each earned major post-season honors from the Little East Conference after an outstanding 2017-2018 season.
Srolovitz was named the 2018 Co-Defensive Player of the Year, and was selected to the LEC All-Defensive team, while Curley earned numerous honors after a tremendous rookie campaign. The 2018 LEC Rookie of the Year, Curley was also named to the conference's first team, all-defensive team and all-rookie team.
"Both Alexa and Kristen are very deserving of their recognition from the Little East," said third-year head coach Samantha Allen. "Throughout the course of the season, both players made significant contributions to our success, demonstrated commitment to team success, and an outstanding work ethic."
The first Little East Conference Defensive Player of the Year in Southern Maine women's basketball history, Srolovitz, a 2015-2016 LEC all-rookie team pick, led the Huskies defensively in her role as point guard. The 5-6 guard averaged a steady 8.0 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.4 steals per game while playing in 24 of the Huskies' 27 games. Against Little East Conference opponents, Srolovitz increased her efficiency averaging 8.0 points, 4.4 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.8 steals per game. Scoring in double-figures in nine games with a season-high of 18 against University of New England (Nov. 15), Srolovitz had nine games with two or more steals, and established a career-high in rebounding against UNE with nine. With Srolovitz leading USM, the Huskies held their opponents to 62.1 points per game and a 36.4 percent field goal shooting percentage and a 26.2 percent mark from three-point range. In conference action, Southern Maine led the LEC limiting its opponents to 59.1 points per game, and an LEC-best 23.0 percent shooting mark from three-point range. READ MORE