Awards

OBW Post Season Awards: OBW America East Player of the Year + Defensive Player of the Year

OBW America East Defensive Player of the Year: Brian Voelkel, Vermont OBW America East Player of the Year: Brian Voelkel, Vermont Unlike previous seasons, this year our Defensive Player of the Year decision required about five seconds of thought. Vermont

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OBW Post Season Awards: OBW America East Rookie of the Year

OBW America East Rookie of the Year: Rodney Elliot, UMBC Elliot, a Maryland native, had perhaps the greatest freshman season in Retrievers’ history, and wasn’t simply the best freshman point guard, or best freshman in the league, but one of

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OBW Post Season Awards: OBW America East Coach of the Year

OBW America East Coach of the Year: John Becker, Vermont UMass Lowell head coach Pat Duquette did a phenomenal job this year; coaching a River Hawks squad that finished eighth in the Division II Northeast-10 last season to a fifth

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OBW Post Season Awards: OBW America East All-Conference First Team

OBW America East First Team All-Conference A lot goes in to selecting our all-conference teams — posturing, pouting, screaming, crying, Matt Whitrock beating me over the head with a copy of “Moneyball”. Suffice to say, it’s a process… It’s a

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OBW Post Season Awards: OBW America East All-Conference Second Team

OBW America East Second Team All-Conference Sandro Carissimo, Sr., G, Vermont If Sandro Carissimo had a selfish bone in his body, he might be on the First Team. If he played on lesser team and was forced to take more

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OBW Post Season Awards: America East All-Conference Third Team

OBW America East Third Team All-Conference Antonio Bivins, Sr., F, UMass Lowell Had Bivins played the entire year and continued to put up the numbers and percentages he did in half a season – and coming off an Achilles tendon

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OBW Post Season Awards: OBW America East All-Defensive Team

OBW America East All-Defensive Team Gary Johnson and Josh Elbaum were incredibly tough omits from this list. Jordan Bronner, Sr., G, New Hampshire UNH head coach Bill Herrion called Bronner one of the best back court defenders he has seen

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Post Season Awards: OBW America East All-Rookie Team

OBW America East All-Rookie Team Here’s our top-5 America East Rookies of 2013-2014. These picks are not necessarily based on the top-5 “talents” or the rookies we see as having the most potential for long-term stardom (although they might also

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Post Season Awards: OBW America East All-Rim-Wreckers (in-game dunkers)

OBW America East All-Rim Wreckers (in game dunkers) It was a pretty down year for the America East in most regards, but a surprisingly strong year when it came to the crowd-pleasing act of the slam dunk. Antonio Bivins, Sr.,

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Post-Season Awards: OBW Player of the Year

This was a very difficult award to decide. As late as the last week of the season, we were in disagreement over who was the true player of the year – not violent disagreement (by that point each of us

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