Two Purple Knights Earn 2016-17 All-Conference Women's Basketball Accolades

Two Purple Knights Earn 2016-17 All-Conference Women's Basketball Accolades

Central Islip, N.Y.-Two members of the 2016-17 University of Bridgeport women's basketball team have been named to this season's All-East Coast Conference Team announced on Friday evening.

Senior Camera Miley (Brooklyn, N.Y.) earned Second Team All-ECC accolades, and teammate sophomore Samnell Vonleh (Swampscott, Mass.) received Third Team All-Conference honors.

Miley led the Purple Knights in scoring average at 13.7 points per game, plus she dished out a team-high 118 assists and had a team-best 56 steals.

Vonleh finished 2016-17 averaging 9.4 points and team-best 7.9 rebounds per game.  Samnell finished the season as one of the nation's top shot blockers erasing a total of 87 shots in 29 contests.

The UB women's basketball team finished the 2016-17 season with a 15-14 overall record, a five-win improvement over the previous season, and the Purple Knights appeared in the 2017 ECC Championship Tournament for the first time in four seasons this year.

2016-17 All-East Coast Conference Women's Basketball Teams

First Team

Jenna Erickson, St. Thomas Aquinas
MacKenzie Rowland, Queens
Madison Rowland, Queens
Sarah Saba, Daemen
Kamala Thompson, Molloy
Nina Vukosavljevic, NYIT

Second Team

Brooke Fields, Roberts Wesleyan
Aliyah McDonald, Molloy
Leah McDonell, Daemen
Camera Miley, Bridgeport
Mikaiya Moore, LIU Post

Third Team

Shanice Allen, NYIT
Taya Andrews, Roberts Wesleyan
Adiya Henderson, St. Thomas Aquinas
Margaret Knollmeyer, NYIT
Shantrel Oliver, Dist. Columbia
Samnell Vonleh, Bridgeport

Player of the Year: Madison Rowland, Queens
Rookie of the Year: Margaret Knollmeyer, NYIT
Defensive Player of the Year: MacKenzie Rowland, Queens
Coach of the Year: Bet Naumovski, Queens