|Christina Kiser, Bard
Courtesy of Bard athletics
The Team of the Week presented by Scoutware is D3hoops.com's weekly honor roll, in its 23rd season of recognizing the top performance at each of the five positions from the previous week.
|Jake Ross, Sr.
|G||Leah Porath, Jr.
|Nate Schimonitz, Sr.
|G||Christina Kiser, So.
|Equan Ards, Jr.
|F | G||Ashley Brown, Sr.
|Jordan Rawls, Sr.
|F||Alie Seto, Jr.
Washington & Jefferson
|Gabe Leifer, Sr.
|F||Emily Bonifacic, Sr.
|Games of Nov. 8-17, 2019|
Porath averaged 22 points, eight rebounds, and two assists as UW-Oshkosh opened its 2019-20 season with a 2-1 record. She shot 68% from the field, 71% from the free throw line and made 10 of 13 3-pt shots on the week. Porath set a career high, scoring 26 points with 12 rebounds against Loras en route to being named to the All-Tournament Team.
Kiser shattered Bard's record for points in game in the season opener scoring 48 to go along with 12 rebounds and a perfect 17-17 from the FT line. She scored 33 witht 10 rebounds in the second game for consecutive double-doubles. On the week, Kiser averaged 41 points, 11 rebounds, and three assists while shooting 48% from three and 96% from the FT line.
Brown averaged 18 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists, and four steals in a 3-1 start for Corsairs. She scored 25 points, including game-winning free throws in the final seconds of overtime, with nine rebounds, nine assists, and four steals in a 87-86 victory over MIT. Brown earned All-Tournament honors at the UMD Lafrance Hospitality Tournament.
Seto averaged 17 points and 12 rebounds in a 3-0 opening week for the Presidents. She recorded 22 points and pulled down a career-high 20 rebounds in a 61-57 season-opening victory over La Roche. Seto converted 52% from the field and knocked down 14 of 16 free throw attempts during the week. She was named to the Springhill Suites All-Tournament Team.
Bonifacic opened the season by averaging 29 points on 78% shooting and nine rebounds on the way to being named to the All-Tournament Team at UMass Dartmouth's Lafrance Hospitality Tournament. She poured in a career-high 38 points on 18 of 21 shooting and added 10 rebounds for a double-double in Saturday's 76-66 victory over Union.
Ross topped the 2,000 career point mark in helping Springfield to a 4-0 opening week. He averaged 35 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and three steals with 50% shooting. He was instrumental in leading a 23 point overtime comeback against Keene State.
Schimonitz averaged 30 points, six rebounds, seven assists, and three steals per game, helping the Prairie Wolves to a 4-0 start, including a win over No. 12 St. John's. He shot 66% from the field on the week.
Ards averaged 26 points per game on 58% shooting from the floor and 93% at the free-throw line, while adding eight rebounds and two assists per contest to help the Warhawks to a 2-1. He made his UW-Whitewater debut Tuesday night at MSOE with a 30 point performance on 10-of-17 from the field and 10-of-11 from the free-throw line. Three nights later, he posted 24 points (12-for-19 FGs), eight rebounds, and three assists against No. 7 Washington-St. Louis.
Rawls averaged 24 points, seven rebounds, and four assists per game to lead the Gators to a 3-0 start to the season for a second consecutive year. He began the year with a 33 point effort, fueled by a career-high six three-pointers, in an 86-81 season-opening win at Carnegie Mellon. Through three games, Rawls is averaging 60% from the floor and 67% from beyond-the-arc.
Leifer scored 19 points on 9-for-12 shooting, dished out a game-high seven assists, and brought down six boards to lead Yeshiva to a road victory over Salisbury University. Less than 20 hours later, he produced a double-double with 15 points and a game-best 17 rebounds, while leading all players with seven assists to go along with two steals and a block in Yeshiva's victory over Washington College.