March 5, 2013

Erin Rice named All-MIAA

Kansas City, Mo. -- Missouri Southern senior forward Erin Rice was named All-MIAA as anounced by the conference office today.

An honorable mention selection this year after being a third-team All-MIAA pick the past two seasons, Rice leads the Lions in scoring on the year averaging 10.3 points per game, including a 11.3 ppg average during the conference season. Starting 12 games for the Lions this season, Rice shot 43.3% from the field on the year while shooting 73.8% from the free throw line. She had a season-high 28 points on 11-of-15 shooting from the field against Emporia State, while going 5-6 from the free throw line.

She has been especially hot from the field over the Lions final four regular season games shooting nearly 50% averaging 17.3 ppg and 6.5 rebounds per game. The ninth all-time leading scorer in Missouri Southern Lions women's basketball history, Erin has played in 107 career games scoring 1,194 points.

The Lions will be in action tonight in a first-round MIAA Tournament game, taking on the Northwest Missouri Bearcats at Leggett & Platt Athletic Center at 7 pm.

2012-13 All-MIAA Team

CO-PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
Laura Kinderknecht, Sr., G, WU
Taylor Lewis, Sr., G, NSU

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Kate Lehman, So., C, FHSU

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Brook Duncan, G, SBU

COACH OF THE YEAR
Ron McHenry, WU

ALL-MIAA FIRST TEAM
Taylor Lewis, Sr., G, NSU**
Keuna Flax, Jr., F, UCM**
Laura Kinderknecht, Sr., G, WU
Lizzy Jeronimus, So., F, PSU [r1]
Kate Lehman, So., C, FHSU
**Unanimous Selection
[r1] - Repeat first team selection from last season
 
ALL-MIAA SECOND TEAM
Becka McHenry, Sr., G, TSU
Nicole Caddell, Sr., G, UCM
Rachel Hanf, Sr., G, ESU
Heather Howard, Sr., F, MWSU
Jacqui Zelenka, Jr., F, SBU

ALL-MIAA THIRD TEAM
Lavonda McCall, Jr., G, WU
BreAnna Lewis, Jr., G, UCM
Laura Patrick, Jr., G, ESU
Katelyn Edwards, So., C, FHSU
Arriana Walker, Sr., G, LU

MIAA ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM
Kate Lehman, So., C, FHSU
Lavonda McCall, Jr., G, WU
Carrington Fox, Jr., F, NSU
Stormye Everett, Sr., F, WU
Jacqui Zelenka, Jr., F, SBU
Lauren Brown, Sr., C, PSU

ALL-MIAA HONORABLE MENTION
Alyssa Fuxa, Sr., F, UCO
Merissa Quick, So., F, ESU
Freddie Sims, Sr., G, LU
Erin Rice, Sr., F, MSSU
Alicia Bell, Sr., G, MWSU
Tosha Tyler, Sr., G, NSU
Sarah Green, Sr., F, NSU
Annie Mathews, So., F, UCM
Maggie Marnin, Sr., C, NWMSU
Lauren Brown, Sr., C, PSU
Alexa Bordewick, Sr., G, PSU
Drew Roberts, Sr., G, PSU
Brittany Dukes, Sr., G, SBU
Allie Norton, So., G, TSU
Dana Elliott, Sr. G, WU