Team of the Week

Hakeem Animashaun, Salem State
Salem State athletics photo


The Team of the Week presented by Scoutware is's weekly honor roll, in its 22nd season of recognizing the top performance at each of the five positions from the previous week.

Men Pos. Women
Aston Francis, Sr.
Wheaton (Ill.)
G Kelsi McNamara, Sr.
St. Joseph's (Maine)
Ryan Calamage, Sr.
G Marajiah Bacon, Sr.
AJ Jurko, Sr.
G | F Molly Shephard, Sr.
Rodson Etienne, So.
F Kate Deutsch, Fr.
Hakeem Animashaun, Jr.
Salem State
F | C Davida Warren, Jr.
SUNY-Old Westbury
Games of Jan. 14-20, 2019


Kelsi McNamara

McNamara averaged 24 points, 8 assists, and 5 rebounds per game with a 4.0 assist/turnover ratio in a pair of conference victories last week. With 22 points in a 75-52 win over Colby-Sawyer on Tuesday, McNamara became the Monks' all-time leading scorer with 1,780 points - surpassing a record that held for nearly three decades. She also added seven assists and six rebounds in the triumph. On Saturday, McNamara netted 25 points with nine assists in a 75-62 win at Anna Maria.

Marajiah Bacon
Bacon averaged 28 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and three steals this week while also surpassing the 2,000 career point barrier and becoming the all-time leading scoring in NJAC history.  She scored 26 against Wesleyan with seven rebounds and six assists, following it up with 31 points, 11 rebounds and four steals in a narrow loss to Rowan.

Molly Shephard
Shephard scored 24 ppg and brought down 9 rebounds per game in two ODAC wins this week.  She shot 60% from the floor and 72% from the FT as the Hornets improved to 7-4 in conference.  Shephard had 20 points against Guilford and 27 at Bridgewater to go along with 11 rebounds.

Kate Deutsch
Deutsch averaged 21 points and 10 rebounds per game in two conference road wins last week. The first-year forward was just one rebound shy of back-to-back double-doubles, netting 24 points and controlling 10 rebounds at Bryn Mawr. She tallied 18 points and nine boards at McDaniel, adding three assists and four blocked shots for the week. She shot a remarkable 90 percent from the field, hitting 17-of-19 shots, going 10-for-11 and 7-for-8 in the two contests, respectively.

Davida Warren
Warren scored a career-best 28 points to go along with 17 rebounds, two blocks and a steal in a road win over Purchase.  Against Baruch she scored 16 points with 19 rebounds, two assists and a block to post her 12th-career double-double.



Aston Francis
Francis shot 49% from the floor this week, scoring a King Arena record 49 points in a victory against North Park and followed it up with a clutch 30 point effort with nine rebounds in a 77-73 loss at home against No. 2 Augustana on Wednesday.

Ryan Clamage
Clamage scored a career-high 41 points, shooting 16-25 from the floor and 8-10 from the FT line, adding six rebounds in a 78-70 conference win over Carnegie Mellon. He was robbed of a second effort on the week when Sunday's game against Case Western Reserve was postponed until Monday.

AJ Jurko
Just two weeks after suffering an injury so severe the game ended early, Jurko returned to action for the Engineers against Babson, scoring 37 points, including 4-5 from beyond the arc. He contributed three rebounds, six assists, and three steals to solidify MIT's place atop the NEWMAC standings.

Rodson Etienne
For the week, Etienne averaged 31 points and 10 rebounds per game in two Webster wins. Etienne became the first Webster player since 2001 to have consecutive 30 point games. Etienne began the week with a career high 31 points and added seven rebounds and six assists in WU's 130-122 win at Greenville and then tallied a double-double of 30 points and a career-high 13 rebounds in WU's 93-87 home win Saturday over Fontbonne.

Hakeem Animashaun
Animashaun averaged 41 points on 72% shooting and 12 rebounds with five blocks for Salem State in two wins on the week. The junior scored 35 points and had 11 rebounds in a 98-81 win over Bridgewater State. He had 46 points on 17-23 shooting (73.9%) with 13 boards, and three blocks, including on a rejection on a game-tying attempt, in the Vikings 103-101 overtime win over Westfield State.