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Monday, April 21, 2014

Rider's McKenzie Second Team All-Met

MyNeshia McKenzie Second Team All-Met. Photo by JACKIE SCHEAR.

MyNeshia McKenzie racked up one more honor before graduation.

The senior forward for the Rider women’s basketball team was named to the All-Met Second Team for the second straight year when the teams were announced Monday by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association.

McKenzie, a 6-foot forward from Springfield, Pa., finished the season second in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference in scoring (19.5) and rebounding (11.1). She recorded 19 double-doubles and was also a first team all-league selection for the second consecutive season.

She is the program’s all-time leading rebounder with 1,143, having passed Rider Hall of Famer Jess Beck this past season and third all-time leading scorer with 1,619 points.

“To be a two-time All-Met player is awesome for MyNeshia,” head coach Lynn Milligan said. “The recognition is the culmination for all the hard work and dedication the she has given this team and Rider University. We are really proud of her but what I’m most proud of is how MyNeshia feels about her teammates and Rider as a whole which transcends all of the accolades that she has received.”

The Broncs went 15-17 this year and reached the semifinals of the MAAC tournament for the first time in program history.

The MAAC had five women’s players honored.

Iona’s Damika Martinez was named MET Player of the Year while Marist’s Emma O’Connor joins her on the first team. Iona’s Joy Adams was a second-team selection along with McKenzie and Fairfield’s Katie Cizynski made the third team.

“Having five players from the MAAC recognized speaks to how great our conference is,” Milligan said. “We have phenomenal players in the league and for Damika to represent this group as Player of the Year, is an unbelievable accomplishment for the group as a whole.”

Meanwhile, former Trenton High standout Kyra Dayon was named to the Division III All-Met First Team when that was announced last week.

Dayon helped FDU-Florham to a 33-0 record — the only undefeated team at any level of college basketball — and national championship. The junior forward averaged 14.2 points and 6.9 rebounds per game.


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