MELBOURNE, Fla. - Nova Southeastern University, Sunshine State Conference Regular Season Champion, boasts seven All-SSC awards including the Defensive Player of the Year and Co-Coach of the Year. In all, 14 women's basketball student-athletes earn All-SSC recognition.
Cavallaro led the Spartans with 14.3 points per game during her senior campaign. Cavallaro also ranked third on the team as she came down with 5.0 rebounds per game. Cavallaro is the school all-time leader in minutes played, and ranks fourth in three-pointers made.
In her first season with UT, deAlfredo ranked second on the team with 11.9 points per game and second on the team with 2.9 assists per game. deAlfredo had her best game in a Spartan uniform on December 20th, as she scored 23 points against Fort Valley State.
Kayla Wright of Nova Southeastern takes Player of the Year. Wright led the Sharks to a 22-5 (13-3) record in 2015-16 and a tournament No. 1 seed. Wright becomes the third Shark named Player of the Year (Jasmine Wilkins, 2014-15; Stephanie Sarosi, 2007-08, 2008-09).
All-SSC History: SSC Players and Coaches of the Year | All-SSC Teams
SSC women's basketball coaches recognize Nova Southeastern's LeAnn Freeland and Florida Southern's Betsy Harris as Co-Coaches of the Year. Freeland repeats Coach of the Year after earning a second consecutive regular season championship. Harris guided Florida Southern to a 23-4 finish (12-4 SSC) in her second year as the Moccasins head coach.
Newcomer of the Year belongs to Saint Leo's Chelsey Springs. Camille Giardina from Florida Southern is awarded Freshman of the Year.
Kayla Wright (Nova Southeastern), Amra Elezovic (Barry), Mariah Harris (Florida Southern), Juliana Cavallaro (Tampa), and Monaye Merritt (Nova Southeastern) make up the All-SSC first team. Cavallaro repeats as a first teamer from last year.
Player of the Year - Kayla Wright, Nova Southeastern
Defensive Player of the Year - Monaye Merritt, Nova Southeastern
Newcomer of the Year - Chelsy Springs, Saint Leo
Freshman of the Year - Camille Giardina, Florida Southern
Coach of the Year - LeAnn Freeland, Nova Southeastern & Betsy Harris, Florida Southern
2016 ALL-SSC Women's Basketball Honors
*=2014-15 First Team
~=2014-15 Newcomer Team
^=2013-14 Second Team