GENESEO, N.Y. - SUNY Geneseo sophomore guards Lindsay Halpin and Natalie Alfieri along with senior forward McKenna Brooks each landed State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) all-star honors, announced Tuesday. Halpin and Brooks each received first-team nods while Alfieri was named second team all-conference.
Halpin earns her second all-league award after receiving second team honors last season. She led the league with 4.4 assists per game and ranked third in the league with 2.0 steals per game while averaging 10.3 points per game. She posted a season-high 20 points, including a 12-for-12 performance from the free throw line, six assists and five rebounds in a 68-65 victory over Cortland (Feb. 15) and recorded a 16-point, 10-assist double-double in an 84-66 victory over Buffalo State (Jan. 29).
Brooks nabbed her second first-team all-conference honors after being named SUNYAC Player of the Year last season. She averaged a team-high 12.8 points and 8.6 rebounds per game while recording 1.7 blocks and 1.6 steals per game. Earlier this season she became the 16th player in Geneseo history to reach 1,000 career points, and is just the second in Knights lore to reach 1,000 career points, 700 career rebounds, 100 career blocks and 100 career steals.
Alfieri was named second team all-conference for the second year in a row after earning SUNYAC Rookie of the Year honors last season. She finished the season with 9.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game, including a season-high 18 points in a 68-57 victory over Buffalo State (Feb. 5) and 17 points in the regular season finale, a 56-53 win against Oswego (Feb. 16).
The Knights earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and will travel to Amherst, Mass. to face Vassar in the first round on Friday, March 1.