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Lakeland Grad Jarosz Named All-Conference In MAAC

Marist College's Tori Jarosz, a resident of Cortlandt Manor and graduate of Lakeland High School, was named to the All-MAAC women's basketball first team on Monday.
Marist College's Tori Jarosz, a resident of Cortlandt Manor and graduate of Lakeland High School, was named to the All-MAAC women's basketball first team on Monday. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Marist College

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Tori Jarosz, a senior on the Marist College women's basketball team, was honored Monday with a first-team selection on the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference all-league team.

The conference announced the selections Monday and were made by the league’s 11 head coaches. She was joined on the first team by teammate Sydney Coffey.

The first team consists of Kristin Schatzlein from Fairfield University, Iona College’s Joy Adams and Marina Lizarazu, along with Jarosz and Coffey.

Adams, Coffey and Jarosz were all unanimous selections to the first team. These five players are now in the running to be named as the 2015-16 MAAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Year, which is also selected by a vote of the leagues head coaches. The winner will be announced on Friday, March 4 at 5:00 p.m. at the Postseason Awards Show located at the Renaissance Hotel Ballroom. The show will be broadcast live on ESPN3.

Jarosz, a 6-foot-3 center, finds herself on the All-MAAC team with her teammate after a great all-around season for the Red Foxes. The four-time MAAC Player of the Week finished first in the MAAC with 18.8 points and tied for first with 12.1 rebounds per game. Jarosz also finished first in the conference with a 49.0 field-goal percentage, 3.0 blocked shots per game, and 9.3 defensive rebounds per game. Jarosz was a unanimous selection to the All-MAAC First Team and is repeat All-MAAC First Team selection.

Coffey, a 6-foot-0 senior guard from Hopkins, Minn., was second in the MAAC with 15.4 points per game. She finished second in the conference with a 2.1 assist/turnover ratio, fourth in the conference with 3.7 assists per game and sixth in the conference with a 44.1 field goal percentage. Coffey, a unanimous selection to the All-MAAC First Team, was named MAAC Player of the Week on Dec. 14.

The 2015-16 season culminates with the MAAC Championships beginning this week in Albany, N.Y. at the Times Union Center. The Red Foxes have locked up the No. 3 seed, receive a first round bye, and will begin play on Saturday, March 5 at 12 P.M., against an opponent to be determined on Thursday.

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