A handful of women's basketball programs in the Minnesota College Athletic Conference opened up their 2018-19 season this past week and a couple of student-athletes stood out above their peers to claim the opening Player-of-the-Week honors.
For more on MCAC Women's Basketball this season, be sure to go to: http://www.mcacsports.org/sports/wbkb/index
NJCAA Basketball Twitter feed is: https://twitter.com/NJCAABasketball
MCAC NORTHERN DIVISION
So. / Forward
Rainy River Community College forward Daeja Monroe looked to be in mid-season form as her team traveled north of the border to open up the 2018-19 Voyageur campaign.
Playing in a pair of games against Providence College located in Alberta, Canada, Monroe lead RRCC to two wins, a 106-67 triumph and a 86-65 win on November 3 and 4. The Houston, Texas product averaged 35.5 points per game, grabbed four rebounds in each contest and had four steals per game.
In 75 minutes of action between the two games, Monroe was 27-of-46 on field goals, including a 9-of-22 performance on three points. She hit 8 of her eleven free-throws for RRCC.
The Voyageurs are back in action on Saturday, November 17 when they play Gogebic Community College in Ely, Minnesota.
MCAC Southern Division
Fr. / Forward
La Crosse, WI
Caitlin Young came off the bench to lead all scorers with 22 points in Western Technical College's season opening win over UW-Richland on Thursday, November 1.
Young was 7-of-14 from the field, including 5-of-10 shooting from behind the arc. She also was a perfect 3-for-3 from the charity stripe and hauled down three rebounds. She dished out a pair of assists in the contest and had a steal against UW-R.
Western Tech and Young will play next on Wednesday, November 7 against UW-Washington.
As fans and followers of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference turn the page from fall to winter sports, be sure to visit Twitter to follow the social media platforms in basketball (men & women) and wrestling.
From weekly team polls to National Player-of-the-Week selections, the NJCAA Twitter feeds will be a valuable source of information for any fan of MCAC sports programs this winter.
In addition, be sure to connect with the Facebook and Twitter feeds of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference, which posts MCAC Players-of-the-Week, MCAC individual player statistical information, Conference-related human interest stories and more.
NJCAA M/W Basketball Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/NJCAABasketball
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The Minnesota College Athletic Conference is the organizational body for NJCAA-affiliated two-year technical and community college athletic programs in the Minnesota State system. The mission of the Minnesota College Athletic Conference is to advance intercollegiate athletics by providing an engaging and supportive environment for success of our student athletes and competition among member institutions. The MCAC is committed to the guiding principles of encouraging the development and success of student athletes, promoting the integrity, honesty and loyalty to member schools as well as upholding the sustainability of conference athletic programs.