West Babylon, N.Y.-Senior center Samnell Vonleh (Swampscott. Mass.) has been named the 2019 East Coast Conference Women's Basketball Defensive Player of the Year and earned a spot on the First Team All-ECC Squad as selected by a vote of league coaches and announced prior to the start on Saturday of the ECC Championship semifinals hosted by the University of Bridgeport.
Vonleh was a dominant force in the paint all season long for the Purple Knights averaging a team-best 15.5 points and 9.2 rebounds per game which also ranked her number three in the ECC in those categories.
She also led the league in blocked shots swatting away 75 attempts throughout the 2018-19 campaign.
2018-2019 ECC Women's Basketball All-Conference
Meg Knollmeyer, NYIT
Emily Miller, Roberts Wesleyan
Sasha Patterson, LIU Post
Emily Preston, St. Thomas Aquinas
Katie Titus, Daemen
Samnell Vonleh, Bridgeport
Ruth Adams, St. Thomas Aquinas
Amber Brown, Mercy
Tiara Filbert, Daemen
Shalie Frierson, NYIT
Ihnacinse Grady, Molloy
Erin Egan, Daemen
Taylah Hudson, LIU Post
Mia-Alexis Lloyd, Dist. Columbia
Kaitlyn Mahon, Queens
Natasha Roy, Dist. Columbia
Player of the Year: Sasha Patterson, LIU Post
Defensive Player of the Year: Samnell Vonleh, Bridgeport
Rookie of the Year: Katie Titus, Daemen
Coach of the Year: Kim Lusk, St. Thomas Aquinas