Blue Hens Nicole Enabosi Named CAA Player Of The Year;Lizzie Oleary Picked To CAA All-Rookie Team

The Colonial Athletic Association announced on Wednesday that University of Delaware’s junior forward Nicole Enabosi was named the Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Year.

Enabosi was also named to CAA All-First Team and All-Defensive Teams.

It was also announced that rookie forward Lizzie Oleary was named to the CAA All-Rookie team.

 

The dominance of Enabosi was not just felt in the CAA this season, but in the nation as well with the Delaware forward having some of best stats in the NCAA Divison I basketball.

In 29 games this season with the Blue Hens the junior forward averaged 18.4 points per game (66th in NCAA DI & 1st in CAA),  12.2 rebounds per game ( 7th in NCAA DI & 1st in CAA) and averaged .515 field goal percentage ( 60th in NCAA DI & 2nd in CAA).

The Gaithersburg, Md. native holds several single season programs records at Delaware including rebounds with 505 and double doubles with 22 on the season.

Enabosi becomes the fifth Delaware women’s basketball player to earn CAA Player of the Year.

The four other players were  Sarah Gause (East Coast Conference, 1985), Jen Riley (ECC, 1991; North America Conference, 1992), Tiara Malcom (CAA, 2005) and Elena Delle Donne (CAA, 2010, 2012, 2013).

Also, this is the second time Enabosi has earned  CAA All-First Team and All-Defensive Teams honors.

 

Then we have freshman forward Lizzie Oleary who was named to the CAA All-Rookie Team.

In 29 games this season, Oleary averaged four points per game, 2.8 points rebounds, 13 total blocks,  .743 free throw percentage and  .489 field goal percentage.

 

CAA Women’s Basketball Postseason Awards
2017-18 All-CAA First Team
Bianca Boggs William & Mary Jr. G 5-8 Waldorf, Md./St. Mary’s Ryken
Shay Burnett Elon Sr. G 5-9 Graham, N.C./Southern Alamance
Nicole Enabosi Delaware Jr. F 6-0 Gaithersburg, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel
Jess Genco Northeastern Jr. G 5-5 Scranton, Pa./Scranton Prep
Kamiah Smalls James Madison So. G 5-10 Philadelphia, Pa./Neumann Goretti
2017-18 All-CAA Second Team
Lexie Barrier James Madison So. G 5-10 Ironton, Ohio/Ironton
Mary Cuevas Towson Sr. F 6-4 Madrid, Spain
Bailey Greenberg Drexel So. F 5-11 Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Wood
Malaya Johnson Elon Sr. C 6-3 Mount Airy, N.C./North Surry
Kelsi Lidge Drexel Sr. F 5-8 Aurora, Colo./Regis Jesuit
Ra’Shika White Elon So. C 6-4 Charlotte, N.C./Phillip O. Berry Academy
2017-18 All-CAA Third Team
Tanisha Brown Charleston R-Sr. F 5-11 Myrtle Beach, S.C./Myrtle Beach
Kelly Koshuta James Madison R-So. F 6-2 Vienna, Va./James Madison H.S.
Nukiya Mayo Towson So. G/F 6-3 Bronx, N.Y./Monsignor Scanlon
Claudia Ortiz Northeastern Sr. G 5-8 Carolina, Puerto Rico
Abby Rendle William &  Mary Sr. C 6-4 Reston, Va./South Lakes
2017-18 CAA Player of the Year: Nicole Enabosi, Delaware
2017-18 CAA Rookie of the Year: Hannah Nihill, Drexel
2017-18 CAA Defensive Player of the Year: Jada Graves, Elon
2017-18 CAA Sixth Player of the Year: Ra’Shika White, Elon
2017-18 CAA Coach of the Year: Denise Dillon, Drexel
2017-18 Dean Ehlers Recipient: Kelsi Lidge, Drexel
2017-18 CAA Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Rebekah Banks, UNCW
2017-18 CAA All-Rookie Team
Stella Clark Northeastern Fr. G 5-4 Sea Girt, N.J./Manasquan
Hannah Nihill Drexel Fr. G 5-3 Drexel Hill, Pa./Cardinal O’Hara
Saadia Munford Elon Fr. G 5-6 Atlanta, Ga./Jonesboro
Lizzie Oleary Delaware Fr. F 6-2 Willow Grove, Pa./Abington Senior
Nyla Pollard William & Mary Fr. G 5-9 Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne
2017-18 CAA All-Defensive Team
Bianca Boggs William & Mary Jr. G 5-8 Waldorf, Md./St. Mary’s Ryken
Mary Cuevas Towson Sr. F 6-4 Madrid, Spain
Nicole Enabosi Delaware Jr. F 6-0 Gaithersburg, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel
Jada Graves Elon So. G. 5-9 Alexandria, Va./Thomas Edison
Kelsi Lidge Drexel Sr. F 5-8 Aurora, Colo./Regis Jesuit
Abby Rendle William &  Mary Sr. C 6-4 Reston, Va./South Lakes

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