Goodman headlines four #Seawolves women's hoops All-America East selections

Goodman and Proctor were placed on the all-conference first team
 
Goodman and Proctor were placed on the all-conference first team
 
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March 6, 2014

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Albany, N.Y. – Senior guard Chikilra Goodman of the Stony Brook women’s basketball team was named America East Defensive Player of the Year at the conference’s annual awards banquet Thursday. Goodman, who joined junior forward Sabre Proctor on the all-conference first team, is the second Defensive Player of the Year and fourth major award winner in #Seawolves history.

Dana Ferraro was named Defensive Player of the Year in 2005-06. Mykeema Ford was the 2006-07 Player of the Year, and Jessica Smith was tabbed Rookie of the Year in 2003-04.

Freshman guard Kori Bayne-Walker was named to the All-Rookie team, and sophomore forward Brittany Snow was an All-Academic choice.

Goodman enters the weekend first in the conference and 23rd nationally in steals per game at 2.7. The athletic, versatile guard’s defensive prowess has the Seawolves at 43rd in the country in scoring defense (59.7), marking the third time in three years the squad has ranked in the nation’s top 50 in scoring defense under Head Coach Beth O’Boyle.

Goodman leads the league in defensive rebounds at 6.1 per contest, helping Stony Brook to hold the 17th-highest rebounding margin in the country (+8.6). A two-time America East Co-Player of the Week, her 165 defensive rebounds in 2013-14 are good for seventh on Stony Brook’s single-season ledger. She paces the team in rebounding (7.8) and assists (3.4) and is second in scoring (11.8). The Philadelphia, Pa., product ranks in the conference’s top 10 in the three categories and was named to the Dawn Staley Award Watch List honoring the nation’s best guard in January.

One of the top offensive threats in the conference and Stony Brook’s leading scorer, Proctor has reached double figures in scoring in 25 of 29 games and has tallied 20 or more points 10 times. She is third in the league in scoring (14.9), fifth in field goal percentage (.475) and fifth in free throw percentage (.780) and has led the Seawolves in scoring 16 times. Proctor, who hails from Harrisburg, Pa., has posted 39 double-digit performances in her two-year career at Stony Brook, which ranks seventh all-time in school history, and was named America East Co-Player of the Week twice.

Bayne-Walker garnered two America East Rookie of the Week accolades during the 2013-14 campaign. She ranks eighth in the league and first among freshmen in free throw percentage (.756). The product of Rochester, N.Y., tallied a career-high 18 points in a win over Binghamton Feb. 5 and dished out eight helpers at UMass Lowell Feb. 15, which tied Goodman for the most by a Seawolf this season.

Though only a sophomore, Snow is a leader on the court and in the classroom. Stony Brook’s third-leading scorer at 9.9 points per game holds a 3.51 in psychology and hopes to one day become a doctor. A three-time Dean’s List honoree, Snow serves on the Student-Athletic Advisory Committee and is a Stony Brook Children’s Hospital Child Life Program volunteer. She became the first Seawolf since Ford in 2007 to record 30 points in a game when she dropped 30 points at Bradley Nov. 15 and has started every game this season. Snow ranks in the conference’s top 20 in scoring, rebounding (5.1), free throw percentage (.752) and offensive rebounds (2.7).

The quartet has helped the Seawolves win a Division I-record 22 games and secure the No. 2 seed for the third time in program history. Stony Brook’s playoff push begins Friday against UMBC at noon. The game will be on ESPN3.

 


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