DiCecco Picks Up NEWBA All-Region Honor 

DiCecco Picks Up NEWBA All-Region Honor 

BOSTON  Suffolk women's basketball sophomore Jenni-Rose DiCecco picked up her second all-region accolade of the season the point guard was named to the New England Women's Basketball Association's (NEWBA) third-team, the organization announced Wednesday morning.  

The recognition is not only the first of her career, but a first for the Rams' women's basketball program. The nod comes on the heels of her fourth-team All-Northeast nod from D3Hoops.com, also a first for the program.  

The Falmouth, Massachusetts, product is one of three GNAC student-athletes on the list joining Saint Joseph's (Maine)'s Kelsie McNamara, who was named NEWBA Player of the Year in addition to a first-team spot, and Emmanuel's Yuleska Ramirez-Tejeda.  

DiCecco continued to be a director of the Rams' unit in her second season in blue-and-gold. The floor general, who played 38.7 minutes per game, led the way offensively with 17.0 points per game to go with 4.5 assists per game and sparked the defense with a team-best 2.5 steals per outing. The All-GNAC first-team selection sat second on the squad on the glass with 6.0 rpg 

The yearly award is the third for the 2018-19 campaign for DiCecco and fifth of her career as she was tabbed the GNAC Rookie of the Year and was named to the NEWBA All-Rookie Team last season.  

2018-19 NEWBA Awards 

Player of the Year: Kelsi McNamara, Saint Joseph's (Maine) 
Rookie of the Year: Caleigh Ryan, Wesleyan 
Coach of the Year: Adrienne Shibles, Bowdoin 
Official of the Year: Bill Dugan 

First-Team All-Region 
Kelsi McNamara, Saint Joseph's (Maine) 
Abby Kelly, Bowdoin 
Lauren Bondi, Smith 
Nakira Examond, UMass Dartmouth 
Taylor Choate, Bowdoin 

Second-Team All-Region 
Yuleska Ramirez-Tejeda, Emmanuel 
Lucy Barrett, Westfield State 
Kenzie Worcester, Husson 
Kennedy Guest-Pritchett Smith 
Mya Villard, Eastern Connecticut 

Third-Team All-Region 
Maddie Hasson, Bowdoin 
Emily Pratt, Endicott 
Payton Ouimette, Babson 
Emily Irwin, Curry 
Jenni-Rose DiCecco 

All-Rookie Team 
Caleigh Ryan, Wesleyan 
Christina Antonakaskis, MIT 
Peyton Perine, Curry 
Willcia McBorrough, Rhode Island College 
Anna Barry, Eastern Connecticut 

Senior All-Star Classic Participants 
Home Team – Coached by Mike McDevitt, Saint Joseph's (Maine) 
Kelsie McNamara, Saint Joseph's (Maine) 
Julia Champagne, Saint Joseph's (Maine) 
Emily Benway, Saint Joseph's (Maine) 
Emily Irwin, Curry 
Nakira Examond, UMass Dartmouth 
Jess Conant, Plymouth State 
Jess Korzec, UMass Dartmouth 
Jancy Sherwood, Western Connecticut 
Kelsey Santagata, Eastern Connecticut 
Meghan Gilhool, Western Connecticut 
Maddie McLaughlin, Emmanuel 
Away Team – Coached by Karen Tessmer, Worcester State 
Brittany Herring, Worcester State 
Kaitlyn Berkel, Worcester State 
Kate Surprenant, Worcester State 
Kenzie Worcester, Husson 
Tara Berger, Wesleyan 
Kierra McCarthy, Westfield State 
Lucy Barrett, Westfield State 
Lauren Bondi, Smith 
Kennedy Guest-Pritchett, Smith 
Taylr V'Dovec, MIT 
Charlies Boyle, Emerson 
Gracie Retituyo, Springfield