SOUTH EASTON, MA – The Merrimack women's basketball team was well represented on the Northeast-10 Academic All-Conference team as senior Gennifer Roy (Granby, Mass.) and junior Kelly Schatzlein (Tolland, CT) both received the honor.
The Warriors were one of only two teams to get two Academic All-Conference players along with conference champions, Bentley. Roy was one of three players to be named to the team for the second time along with Michelle Lanford of American International and Marielle Giroud of Franklin Pierce.
Roy was one of three Merrimack players to start all 25 games this season while averaging a career-high 15.6 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists per contest. Roy received All-Conference accolades for the second time in her career as a senior.
Roy tied a school record for points in a game as she racked up 36 points on 12-17 from the floor and 9-10 from the free throw line in the Warriors victory over New Haven on January 7.
A Granby, Mass. native, she finished out her illustrious Merrimack career in fourth place on the all-time Merrimack College scoring charts, racking up 1,425 points. Roy is one of 18 players in Merrimack history to break the 1,000 point mark.
Schatzlein finished off her impressive junior season starting all 25 games while leading the Warriors in scoring and rebounding averaging 15.9 points and 10.2 rebounds per contest. Schatzlein was one of only two players in the Northeast-10 Conference this season to average a double-double.
For the season, Schatzlein set a career-high with 15 double-doubles. Her most dominant game of the season came against UMass Lowell at the Tsongas Center as she scored 18 points and grabbed a career-high 22 rebounds in the victory.
Schatzlein finished the season ranked in the top 10 in many categories in the Northeast-10 Conference including field goal percentage, rebounding, scoring and blocks per game.
The Warriors finished the season with a 5-21 overall record including a 4-18 conference mark, failing to make the Northeast-10 Conference playoffs.
To be eligible for selection to the academic all-conference teams, a student-athlete must have participated in at least half of the team's competitions and be a starter or significant contributor. A cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or higher is also necessary for consideration.