Somerset, N.J. (March 11, 2019) – Mount St. Mary's senior guard Juliette Lawless has been named to the All-Northeast Conference (NEC) Second Team, and freshman guard Michaela Harrison has earned a spot on the NEC All-Rookie Team, as announced by the league office on Monday.
Lawless proved to be one of the top all-around players in the league during her senior campaign, and she was rewarded with the second All-Conference honor of her career. The senior has posted a career-high 16.3 points per game on the season, which is good for fifth-most in the NEC. Lawless also ranks among the top-10 in the conference in field goal percentage (.480), three-point percentage (.382), assists per game (3.2), steals per game (1.5) and assist-to-turnover ratio (0.7). Lawless, who has tallied double-figure points in a team-high 23 games on the season, including a stretch of 18 straight earlier in the year, currently sits in 29th place in Mount program history with 932 career points. The Mahopac, New York native has scored 20 or more points in 10 contests, including a career high 29 in a victory over Loyola, and 28 in games against Robert Morris and St. Francis Brooklyn.
Harrison has contributed in a big way for the Mountaineers during her freshman campaign as she currently ranks 10th in the NEC in scoring and second among league rookies with 12.9 points per contest. Harrison has made the third-most three-pointers in the league this season, behind only NEC Player of the Year Jess Kovatch and All-NEC Second Team selection Jade Johnson. Harrison's 78 threes are the most by a Mount rookie in program history, and she sits just one shy of the overall program record of 79 set by Myriam Baccouche in 2003-04. Harrison has the two-highest scoring games by a Mountaineer this season with a 31-point performance against LIU Brooklyn and a 30-point effort versus Towson. The rookie's eight three-pointers against Saint Francis U are tied for the most in a single game in program history.
Mount St. Mary's will face St. Francis Brooklyn in the NEC Quarterfinals tonight (March 11) at the Pope Physical Education Center in Brooklyn Heights, New York. The teams will tip off at 7 p.m., and action can be seen for free on NECFrontRow.com.