DiCecco Named to NEWBA All-Rookie Team

DiCecco Named to NEWBA All-Rookie Team

BOSTON – Jenni-Rose DiCecco of the Suffolk women's basketball team has been selected to the New England Women's Basketball Association's All-Rookie Team, the organization announced today. 

DiCecco is the first Ram to be honored in the organization's yearly awards with all-rookie status. The laurels come on the heels of a standout freshman campaign, which saw her take home GNAC Rookie of the Years honors behind a program-record eight conference rookie of the week honors and a pair of NEWBA rookie of the week nods. 

Her individual success supplemented into a team achievement as the floor general, who played 35.5 minutes per night, guided the Rams to record-book season, which featured a GNAC Championship run, the program's third-ever 20-win season (21-7) and Suffolk's second-ever victory over Emmanuel and first win against the Saints in the conference postseason; taking down their Boston neighbors, 73-68, in the semis to reach the conference title game. 

The Falmouth, Massachusetts, product finished the regular season with a team-best 14.6 points per game, which ranked 12th in the league and sat best among all conference first-years. She leads the way and is seventh in the conference in assists at 3.8 per game with the 5-foot-6 point guard also contributing a pair of double-doubles on the year with 20 games in double digits in scoring. Her offense came from every point of the hardwood, but her three-point field goal finesse of 68 treys made was good for second in the league. 

DiCecco is one of three GNAC student-athletes to be recognized by the NEWBA as Saint Joseph's (Maine)'s Kelsie McNamara and Brittany Stone of Regis garnered spots on the first and second team, respectively. 


NEWBA Player of the Year: Kate Kerrigan, Bowdoin
NEWBA Rookie of the Year: Kristen Curley, Southern Maine
NEWBA Coach of the Year: Mike McDevitt, Saint Jospeh's (Maine)
NEWBA Official of the Year: Frank Mohr 

All-NEWBA First Team
Kate Kerrigan, Bowdoin
Nakira Examond, UMass Dartmouth
Kesli McNamara, Saint Joseph's (Maine)
Kennedy Guest-Prtichett, Smith
Mariah Nicholas, Roger Williams 

All-NEWBA Second Team
Ama Biney, WPI
Alicia Kutil, UMass Dartmouth
Mary Kate O'Day, Framingham State
Brittany Stone, Regis
Abby Kelly, Bowdoin 

All-NEWBA Third Team
Olivia Shaw, UNE
Payton Ouimette, Babson
Kenzie Worcester, Husson
Taylor V'Dovec, MIT
Kara Holinski, MIT 

All-Rookie Team
Kristen Curley, Southern Maine
Jenni-Rose DiCecco, Suffolk
Kylie Gallagher, MIT
Jaymesha Sanders, Newbury
Camila Caanueva, Bowdoin