Navy Trio Earns League Accolades
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. –– Navy women’s basketball players Sarita Condie (Sr., Lovelock, Nev.), Taylor Dunham (Jr., Fort Belvoir, Va.) and Justice Swett (Sr., Nashville, Tenn.) garnered accolades from the Patriot League on Friday. Condie earned first-team all-league honors, Dunham received third-team all-league laurels and Swett was placed onto the league’s all-defensive team.
The Patriot League head coaches voted for the awards, and coaches were not allowed to vote for players on their own team.
Condie ranks sixth in the league this season in scoring (13.4 ppg), second in three-point field goals made (2.4 3fgm/g) and leads all players with a three-point field goal percentage of 45.7 percent. She also ranks fifth nationally in three-point field goal percentage and among the top-75 players in the country in both three-point field goals made (69) and three-point field goals made per game. Condie has scored in double figures in 21 games this season (52 in career) and has reached 20 points five times in this her senior season (seven in career). She has drained at least three three-point field goals in 12 games this season.
Condie surpassed the 1,000-point plateau this season and reached the milestone after having scored just 105 points as a freshman. She also ranks sixth in Navy history with 177 career three-point field goals made and second in school history with a career three-point field goal percentage of 40.6 percent.
Condie is the first Mid to receive a first-team nod in three seasons and is the 11th Navy player to receive first-team all-league laurels (19 first-team awards in all).
Dunham, who was named to the league’s all-rookie team in 2015, ranks second to Condie on the Navy team and 16th in the league with a scoring average of 10.3 points per game, while also ranking fourth in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.6), tied for fifth for three-point field goals made a game (1.9 3fgm/g) and sixth in assists (3.4 apg). She has scored in double figures in 17 games this season, tallied at least 20 points in three games and dished out at least five assists in seven games.
Dunham is seven points shy of becoming the 10th player in Navy history to have tallied both 800 points and 200 assists in a career. She also is tied for ninth place at Navy with 136 career three-point field goals made.
Dunham is the first Mid to be named to the league’s third team since it was established for the 2013-14 season when the league expanded to 10 teams.
Swett repeated her placement on the all-defensive team from 2016, which was the inaugural season for the team. Last year’s defensive player of the year leads the Patriot League and ranks 38th nationally with an average of 2.6 steals per game this season. Swett also ranks 29th nationally in steals (75), which is the No. 4 mark for a season at Navy. She additionally ranks among the league leaders in both offensive (3.4 rpg) and overall (6.9 rpg) rebounding.
Swett ranks among the Navy career leaders in both steals per game (2.22, fourth) and total steals (198, sixth) despite playing basketball for just three seasons at Navy –– (she played lacrosse as a freshman). She has recorded at least one steal in all but 10 or her 89 career games, with three or more steals coming in 15 games this season and in 34 games in her career.
Navy ended the regular season alone in second place in the final league standings with a 14-4 record. The second-seeded Mids will open tournament play Monday in the quarterfinal round of the event when they play host to the winner of Saturday’s first-round game between No. 7 Holy Cross and No. 10 Lafayette. Monday’s game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start in Alumni Hall.
Tickets are now on sale for the game through the Navy Ticket Office at either 1-800-US4-NAVY or by visiting the TICKETS tab in the masthead on NavySports.com.
2016-17 Women’s Basketball All-Patriot League Team and Major Awards
Player of the Year: Claire DeBoer, Bucknell (Sr., F)*
Defensive Player of the Year: Aliyah Murray, Army West Point (Jr., G)
Rookie of the Year: Lauren Manis, Holy Cross (Fr., F)
Coach of the Year: Aaron Roussell, Bucknell
Madison Hovren, Army West Point (So., F)*, Sophie Beaudry, Boston University (Jr., C); Claire DeBoer, Bucknell (Sr., F)*; Bri Betz-White, Loyola Maryland (Jr., G); Sarita Condie, Navy (Sr., G)
Emily Kinneston, American (Jr., G); Sarah Hope, Boston University (Sr., G); Kaitlyn Slagus, Bucknell (So., F); Katie Curtis, Colgate (Sr., G); Lauren Manis, Holy Cross (Fr., F)
Cecily Carl, American (So., F); Aliyah Murray, Army West Point (Jr., G); Sune Swart, Bucknell (Sr., F); Quinci Mann, Lehigh (Jr., G); Taylor Dunham, Navy (Jr., G)
Emily Kinneston, American (Jr., G); Janae McNeal, Army West Point (Jr., G); Aliyah Murray, Army West Point (Jr., G)*; Sophie Beaudry, Boston University (Jr., C); Stephanie Karcz, Loyola Maryland (Fr., G); Justice Swett, Navy (Sr., G)
^There are six on the All-Defensive Team due to a tie in the voting.
Nia Irving, Boston University (Fr., F); Rachel Thompson, Colgate (Fr., G); Lauren Manis, Holy Cross (Fr., F)*; Olivia Gumbs, Lafayette (Fr., F)*; Stephanie Karcz, Loyola Maryland (Fr., G)*
Only freshmen in their first academic year are eligible for the Patriot League All-Rookie Team.