CASTLETON-Castleton State College first-year guard Alyssa Leonard has been named NEWBA Rookie of the Week. This is the second time in the past month that she has earned the honor.
Leonard averaged 11.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game in a 1-1 week for the Spartans. The guard knocked down 46.7 percent (7-15) of her shots from the field and 66.7 percent (6-9) of her free throws. She drained a pair of shots from beyond the arc en route to 12 points in ther team's 51-46 triumph over the Maine Maritime Academy on Friday.
With the win, the Spartans advanced to the NAC Championship for the third straight season. Leonard also added eight rebounds and five assists in the contest. One day later, she tallied 10 points and three assists in Castleton State's 67-53 setback to Husson University in the title tilt.