Three Lions earn HCAC awards

Three Lions earn HCAC awards

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference announced their All-Conference honors for the 2018-19 season. The Mount St. Joseph University Lions are proud to have three athletes earn conference honors for their outstanding play. The Lions finished the season 4th in the HCAC with a record of 14-12 and 9-9 in conference, with this being their first winning record in 15 years. The Lions clinched a spot in the HCAC Tournament but were knocked out in the first round by Defiance College.

Guards, Maddie Haberthy (Cincinnati, OH / Mother of Mercy) and Lainee Studer, (Pleasant Plain, OH / Little Miami) were awarded 2nd team All-HCAC and were the driving forces in the Lions offense. Haberthy led the Lions in scoring during the year with 15 points per game while also playing the most minutes per game. Her 15 points-per-game was good for third in scoring in the HCAC. In Haberthy's second year at The Mount she has improved her three point shot and will continue to be an offensive threat for the Lions in the coming years.

Studer was in her senior year at The Mount and continued to stuff the stat sheet. She was all over the court, averaging 12.3 points-per-game, 6.8 rebounds-per-game, 4 assist-per-game, and a HCAC high 3.9 steals per game. Studer was a leader on the court all throughout her four seasons and The Mount will be sad to see her go.

Senior Brooklyn Sturwold (Cincinnati, OH / Mother of Mercy) was honored with the Sportsmanship award for her respect on and off the court. Sturwold's hard work and determination on the court will be missed at The Mount next season.

The Lions had a great season and look to continue their success in the winter of 2019! Continue to check MSJSports.com for more updates on the upcoming season! 

The entire list of HCAC All-Conference award winners can be found below:

Most Valuable Player: Alexis Nall, Hanover

Defensive Player of the Year: Abby Bromenschenkel, Rose-Hulman

Freshman of the Year: Payton Moore, Anderson

Coach of the Year: Juli Fulks, Transylvania

1st Team All-HCAC:

Alexis Nall, Hanover

Abby Bromenschenkel, Rose-Hulman

Ally Bromenschenkel, Rose-Hulman

Shelby Boyle, Transylvania

Celia Kline, Transylvania

Ashton Woodard, Transylvania

2nd Team All-HCAC:

Payton Moore, Anderson

Tj Mills, Bluffton

Lauren Rogers, Defiance

Zoe Curtis, Earlham

Maddie Haberthy, Mount St. Joseph

Lainee Studer, Mount St. Joseph

Honorable Mention:

Lexi Dellinger, Anderson

Taylor Day, Defiance

Camryn White, Earlham

Mallory Cast, Franklin

Bayleigh Walker, Franklin

Katie Hartman, Hanover

Debie Gedeon, Rose-Hulman

Zenoviah Walker, Transylvania

All-Freshman Team:

Lexi Dellinger, Anderson

Payton Moore, Anderson

Brianna Gillig, Bluffton

Taylor Day, Defiance

Jessica Nix, Franklin

Sportsmanship Team:

Audrey May, Anderson

DJ Keesey, Bluffton

Sam Ervin, Defiance

Kyra Joseph, Earlham

Lindsay Freije, Franklin

Morgan Bivins, Hanover

Sara Carder, Manchester

Brooklyn Sturwold, Mount St. Joseph

Kayla Gerken, Rose-Hulman

Macey Ford, Transylvania