Waterville, ME - Northern Vermont University-Lyndon women's basketball players Alissa Mitchell (Milton, NH), Lea Crompton (Dunbarton, NH), and Rylee Moore (Livermore, ME) all captured North Atlantic Conference season honors, as voted on by conference coaches and announced on Thursday.
Mitchell, a junior forward and sport management major, was named the NAC Defensive Player of the Year and was named to the All-Conference 1st Team. She leads the Hornets in scoring (11.6 points per game, 7th in the NAC), steals (2.4 per game, 3rd), blocked shots (1.6 per game, 3rd), assists (3.4 per game, 3rd), and field goal percentage (38.7%, 5th), and is second on the team in rebounding (7.6 per game, 5th) and free throw percentage (72.3%). She was the NAC Player of the week for the week that ended November 10th.
Crompton, a freshman guard and exercise science major, was named the NAC Rookie of the Year. She is second on the team in scoring (10.5 points per game, 10th in the NAC), assists (3.4 per game, 5th), and steals (1.3 per game, 10th) and leads the Hornets in three-point percentage (32.5%, 6th) and free throw percentage (75.0%, 5th). She was a three-time NAC Rookie of the Week selection, earning the honors for the weeks ending November 11th, January 13th, and January 20th.
Moore, a junior transfer from Central Maine Community College and exercise science majar, was named to the NAC Sportsmanship Team. She averages 5.2 points and 4.0 rebounds per contest and is shooting 44.2% from the floor and 70.6% from the foul line. The NAC Women's Basketball Sportsmanship Team is reserved for those who have distinguished themselves through demonstrated acts of sportsmanship and ethical behavior. The honorees are individuals who have positively affected the basketball culture and environment and whose behavior clearly demonstrates sportsmanship and integrity that go beyond the playing rules and etiquette.
A complete rundown of NAC Women's Basketball Award winners can be found HERE.
Mitchell, Crompton, Moore, and the Hornets will face Husson University in the NAC semifinals Friday evening at 5:30 pm at Husson. The winner of that contest will face the winner of Friday's other semifinal between Maine Maritime Academy and SUNY Canton for the NAC Championship and an automatic berth in the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 pm, also at Husson.