Three Spartans Named to the All Sunshine State Conference Teams

Three Spartans Named to the All Sunshine State Conference Teams

MELBOURNE, Fla. – The University of Tampa women's basketball team placed three players on the All Sunshine State Conference teams, senior Elena de Alfredo (first team), junior Karma Jeremie (second team), and junior Faith Sanders (newcomer team). 

de Alfredo earned a spot on the first team All SSC team after being the leading point scorer for the Spartans with 15.5 points per game. The Madrid, Spain native leads the conference in 3-point field goal percentage with 47 percent. She ranks in the top 10 in school history in 3-point field goal percentage (1st, 47%), Free throw percentage (1st, 86%), 3-point field goals made (9th, 119), and average minutes (6th, 34.4). As a junior, de Alfredo earned a spot on the SSC All-Newcomer Team.

Jeremie earned a spot on the second team All SSC team after being the second leading point scorer for the Spartans, recording 13.3 points per game. The junior tallied six double-doubles on the season and leads the team in rebounds with 215 and collects 8.3 per game. Sanders made the newcomer team after transferring from Northern Kentucky University. She is the third leading point scorer for UT with 11.3 points per game. She sits in 5th in school history for average minutes with 34.8. 
 
Victoria Vine of Eckerd is named SSC Player of the Year. Vine helped lead the Tritons to a 23-4 overall record in 2016-17. Vine averaged a team-leading 13.3 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes a game. Vine becomes the second Triton named Player of the Year (Felecia Felton, 2001-021).
 
All-SSC History: SSC Players and Coaches of the Year | All-SSC Teams 
 
SSC women's basketball coaches recognize Eckerd's Paul Honsinger as Coach of the Year for the second time in his career2. Honsinger guided the Tritons to the program's first SSC regular season championship following a 16-2 record in league play.
 
Ada Yalcin earns Eckerd's second Newcomer of the Yearaward. Yalcin averaged 6.7 points, 3.8 assists, and 2.1 steals a game for the Tritons. Carly McLendon of Rollins College is named Defensive Player of the Year after finishing first in the SSC in Blocks (72) and Blocks per Game (2.8)4. McLendon is the third Tar to receive the award5. Freshman of the Year Maria Bardeeva rounds out the individual awards for 2016-17. Bardeeva is Nova Southeastern University's second Freshman of the Year winner6.
 
Vine, Elena de Alfredo (University of Tampa), Kacie Juday (Eckerd), Chelsy Springs (Saint Leo University), and Camille Giardina (Florida Southern College) make up the All-SSC first team. Springs, the 2015-16 Newcomer of the Year, moves to the First Team after Second Team accolades last season. Along with Springs, Giardina and de Alfredo earn First Team nods after Newcomer Team honors last season.
 
Player of the Year = Victoria Vine, Eckerd
Defensive Player of the Year = Carly McLendon, Rollins
Newcomer of the Year = Ada Yalcin, Eckerd
Freshman of the Year = Maria Bardeeva, Nova Southeastern
Coach of the Year = Paul Honsinger, Eckerd
 
2016-17 ALL-SSC Women's Basketball Honors

2016-17 ALL-SSC First Team
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown
G Victoria Vine Eckerd Sr. Gran Canaria, Spain
G Elena de Alfredo+ Tampa Sr. Madrid, Spain
G Kacie Juday Eckerd Jr. Tipton, Indiana
F Chelsy Springs+~^ Saint Leo Sr. Orlando, Florida
G Camille Giardina+* Florida Southern So. Sarasota, Florida
         
2016-17 ALL-SSC Second Team
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown
F Ashley Folsom+ Eckerd Sr. Deltona, Florida
F Karma Jeremie Tampa Jr. Orlando, Florida
F Anja Fuchs-Robetin Florida Southern So. Vienna, Austria
G Christen Prasse Nova Southeastern Jr. Naperville, Illinois
F Marie Gilbert Rollins Sr. Harmony, Florida
         
2016-17 ALL-SSC Honorable Mention
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown
G Paola Vazquez Concepcion Lynn Jr. Ciales, Puerto Rico
         
2016-17 ALL-SSC Newcomer Team
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown
G Ada Yalcin Eckerd Jr. Antalya, Turkey
G Samantha Logan Nova Southeastern Sr. Corona, California
G Paola Vazquez Concepcion Lynn Jr. Ciales, Puerto Rico
F Faith Sanders Tampa Jr. Savannah, Georgia
C Kiara Palmer Barry Jr. Miami, Florida

 
~ = 2015-16 Second Team
+ = 2015-16 Newcomer Team
^ = 2015-16 Newcomer of the Year
* = 2015-16 Freshman of the Year

 
1Felton shared the 2001-02 Player of the Year award with Kenya Storr of Rollins
2Honsinger's first Coach of the Year award came in 2008-09
3Trine Kasemagi was named Newcomer of the Year in 2014-2015
4Both rank Top-10 in NCAA Division II
5Emmalee Schill (2013-14) and Paris Moore (2011-12)
6Danielle Robinson earned Freshman of the Year in 2011-2012