March 17, 2014

Hicks and Haley Earn D3hoops.com All Region Honors

YORK, PA – York College senior women's basketball players Brittany Hicks (Dover, Pa./York Catholic) and Kristen Haley (Silver Spring, Md./Georgetown Visitation) have been named to the d3hoops.com All-Atlantic Region squad as announced by the premiere website for Division III basketball on Monday.

Hicks earned first team honors while Haley was a second team selection after the Spartans went 26-3 with a Capital Athletic Conference and a berth in the NCAA Tournament.

Hicks finished the year as the Capital Athletic Conference Player-of-the-Year after she averaged 17.3 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. Hicks shot 50.8% from the floor, 38.9% from three and 76.5% from the free throw line. She dished out 36 assists, blocked 17 shots and collected 26 steals in her 29 games. It is the second straight year that Hicks has earned Atlantic All-Region honors. She was a three-time All-CAC selection during her Spartan career.

Spartan head coach Betsy Witman was happy to see Hicks earn first team honors.

"Brit had a fantastic season," said Witman. "Her ability to score and rebound was a huge factor in us having the season we had. Brit put us her back a number of times this year and carried us a times. She is certainly one of the best players ever to play here."

Hicks finished her career with 1,589 points in 110 games, good for an average of 14.4 points. She collected 990 rebounds and averaged 9.0 boards per game. Hicks owns the school and conference record for made free throws as she concluded her career with 530 made free throws in 712 attempts. She was a career 46.8% shooter from the floor and 74.4% from the line. Hicks ended her career fourth in points, third in games played, first in free throws made, and second in rebounding.

Hicks led the Spartans in scoring 18 times this year and in rebounding 21 times in the Spartans' 29 games. She finished her career with a school-record 42 double doubles including 16 this season.

Haley was the other part of the Spartans' dynamic frontcourt combination as she averaged 13.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. Haley shot 48.3% from the floor and 70.5% from the free throw line. She blocked a team and conference high 45 shots while she also handed out 26 assists and collected 24 steals. Haley was named to the All-Capital Athletic Conference first team as she finished her career as a four-time All-CAC selection including the 2010-11 CAC Rookie-of-the-Year.

She led the Spartans in scoring nine times this winter and in rebounding eight times. Haley notched four double-doubles for the year and finished her career with 28.

"Kristen was such a steady and consistent player for us over the last four years, it's great to see her be recognized for her great play," said Witman. "Kristen played at a high level for four years and was such an important part of our success. She will go down as one of the best here at YCP."

Haley finished her career with 1,548 points, 886 rebounds, 184 blocked shots, and 115 games played. She finished her career sixth in scoring, fourth in rebounding, first in blocked shots and tied for first in games played.

The duo were a key part of a senior class who won 86 games, captured two CAC titles and made three NCAA Tournament appearances.

Haley and Hicks were two of five Capital Athletic Conference players to be recognized on the all-region team as Marymount's Katelyn Fischer joined Hicks on the first team while Christopher Newport's Tia Perry joined Haley on the second team. Salisbury's Anna Hackett earned a third-team nod. All five of those players earned first team All-CAC honors for the year.

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