Reinwald Sweeps AMCC Postseason Awards
Medaille Senior Named Player Of The Year, Defensive Player Of The Year And First-Team All-Conference
BUFFALO — The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference announced their women’s basketball postseason awards last week, and a historic career was capped off with a historic achievement as senior Dani Reinwald (Clymer/Clymer) was named to the AMCC All Conference First Team; as well as named AMCC Player of the Year and AMCC Defensive Player of the Year.
Reinwald’s career stats read like a record book that has only been added to this season. Dani scored 494 points this year, averaging 19 a game for a new career high. She also grabbed an incredible 16.1 rebounds a game, grabbing a total of 419.
She finished first in the AMCC in offensive rebounds (162), defensive rebounds (257), total rebounds, rebounds per game, and total blocks (65); she was second in steals (101); and third in points, points per game, and total field goals made (165). She had 23 double-doubles as a senior, including her first career triple-double on Jan. 17 when she collected 16 points, 23 rebounds and 11 steals against D’Youville.
She was named the AMCC Player of the Week four different times, and became the first Medaille athlete in any sport to be named a National Player of the Week when she was selected as the USBWA DIII Women’s Basketball Athlete of the Week on Nov. 28.
Reinwald currently ranks top 10 nationally in defensive rebounds per game (seventh), double-doubles (third), free throw attempts (ninth), free throws made (sixth), offensive rebounds per game (second), total rebounds (fourth), rebounds per game (fourth), total steals (ninth), and steals per game (seventh). Additionally she ranks 21st in the NCAA in blocked shots and is 27th in the country in blocked shots per game.
She became just the second player in program history to join the 1,000-point, 1,000-rebound club, and she did it in just two-and-a-half seasons in the blue and gold. If you combine her entire career Reinwald has 1,433 points and 1,340 career rebounds, which is currently 17th all-time in NCAA history. Her 13.67 career rebounds per game average currently sit tied for 15th in the all-time NCAA record books, and her 68 career double-doubles is tied for 11th on the all-time NCAA record list.
It was the third straight time Reinwald has been selected to the AMCC All Conference First Team, and she now becomes the first Maverick in program history to be named both AMCC Defensive Player of the Year and AMCC Player of the Year. It is the fifth time a Maverick has been named AMCC Player of the Year; however, Dani is just the third player to earn such an honor.
CORTLAND — A pair of SUNY Fredonia teammates who joined the 1,000-point club this season have been named to the SUNYAC All-Conference team. Junior Jenna Einink (Westfield/Chautauqua Lake) was named Second Team, and senior Jacque Law (Lime Lake/Pioneer) was named Third Team.
Einink, a junior, joined the 1,000-point club in the team’s final game. She led the team with 14.3 points per game and 7.0 rebounds per contest. She ranked third in the conference in scoring and ninth in rebounding.
“Jenna faced double- and triple-team defensive pressure again this season,” said head coach Linda Hill-MacDonald. “She was again one of the top performers in the conference. Scoring her 1,000th point was inevitable and I am so happy that she was able to achieve that milestone during her junior season. I am proud of her accomplishments and look forward to seeing what lies ahead for her senior year.”
With one season remaining, Einink ranks No. 1 in school history in blocks (121) and is 12th all time in scoring at 1,002 points. Her 555 career rebounds is ninth, and she has recorded 15 double-doubles in her first three seasons.
HOUGHTON — Houghton women’s basketball student-athlete Brittany Lenart (Panama/Panama) has been recognized as an Empire 8 Conference Second Team selection following the 2017-18 regular season.
She is the third Highlander women’s basketball player named second team All-Empire 8 since Houghton joined the conference for the 2012-13 season, joining Kristen Moose (2013-14) and Maisie Pipher (2014-15).
Lenart led the Highlanders in scoring (11.1 points per game) and hit a team-high 46 3-pointers. She also averaged 4.3 rebounds per game and led the team by converting 32 percent of her 3-point attempts.
Her 1.8 3-pointers per game ranked sixth in the Empire 8.
The junior guard reached double figures in scoring on 17 occasions, including a season-high 18 against Buffalo State.
ALFRED — Sophomore Jessica Wilcox (Forestville/Pine Valley) was named the Empire 8 Softball Pitcher of the Week following a stellar performance in the Saxons’ season opener.
Wilcox pitched a complete game against WPI on Sunday afternoon in Alfred University’s 2018 season opener and led the Saxons to a 2-1 victory. During the seven-inning performance she threw 11 strikeouts, which is only one strikeout short of matching the AU record for strikeouts in a game (12 — held by multiple players). She also only allowed one earned run during the game.
Wilcox earned her second win Monday with 5• innings of four-hit, three-run pitching against Aurora University. Wilcox struck out five and walked three.
AU is currently 4-0 on its Spring Break trip to Osceola, Florida.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. — The Baldwin Wallace University softball team opened the 2018 season as it split a pair of games at Diamond 9 Sunkissed March Games at Osceola County Softball Complex.
Baldwin Wallace won the season opener against Bluffton University by a final score of 6-2. The Yellow Jackets dropped the second game of the day against Thiel (Pa.) College by a final score 6-4.
In game one, Baldwin Wallace scored six runs on seven hits as it plated two runs in the first, one run in the fourth, two runs in the fifth and one in the seventh. Bluffton scored two runs on five hits as it pushed both runs across the plate in the fourth inning.
Baldwin Wallace was led by sophomore centerfielder Macy Leach (Westerville/Central) as she went 2 for 3 with two RBIs and a run scored. Five other Yellow Jackets had a base knock with junior All-OAC shortstop Erica English (North Olmsted) and senior pitcher Sam Mott (Frewsburg/Frewsburg) each had an RBI.
In the circle, Mott won her 11th career game as she allowed two unearned runs on five hits with five strikeouts and just one walk.
On Monday, Baldwin Wallace lost 5-1 to Alfred University and 4-3 to Montclair State (N.J.) University in eight innings.
Mott took the loss against Alfred, allowing five runs (two earned) on seven hits with two strikeouts and two walks. Mott went 1 for 3 at the plate with an RBI.