Old Dominion Earns CAA Player and Rookie of the Year Awards
By ODU Athletics
Berthieu captured the CAA Player of the Year award for the second consecutive season after sharing the award with former teammate and current WNBA star Mery Andrade. It marks the ninth consecutive season that a Lady Monarch has taken home the conference's Player of the Year award. A junior from Rennes, France, Berthieu leads the CAA in scoring (17.6 ppg), rebounding (9.0 rpg), and field goal accuracy (61.9%).
Spence, a guard from Lafayette, Colorado, earned CAA Rookie of the Year honors, marking the fourth time that a Lady Monarch has been honored with the title. Spence leads the league in assist-to-turnover ratio and currently averages 6.1 points, 5.2 assists, and 2.0 steals per game.
Joining Berthieu on the All-CAA first team are junior Hamchetou Maiga and senior Natalie Diaz. Both Diaz and Maiga were also named to the CAA All-Defensive team. Joining Spence on the All-Rookie team was Virginia Beach native Okeisha Howard. Below is a complete listing of award-winners:
FIRST TEAM All-CAA SECOND TEAM All-CAA Lucienne Berthieu, Old Dominion Rochelle Luckett, VCU Natalie Diaz, Old Dominion Kate Miller, American Hamchetou Maiga, Old Dominion Liz Remus, VCU Danielle Melvin, East Carolina Waynetta Veney, ECU Jen Surlas, George Mason Chandra Watkins, UNCW All-ROOKIE TEAM ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM Kristine Austgulen, VCU LaTonia Beale, UNCW Okeisha Howard, Old Dominion Natalie Diaz, Old Dominion Shanna Price, James Madison Kim Hairston, Richmond Jen Sobota, William and Mary Rochelle Luckett, VCU Alli Spence, Old Dominion Hamchetou Maiga, Old Dominion