RICHMOND, Virginia (UNCWSports.com) – UNCW senior guard Madison Raque has been named as an honorable mention selection on the 2017-18 Preseason All-Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Team in a vote of the league’s head coaches.
In addition, the Seahawks were picked to finish in a tie with Towson for eighth place in the league’s Predicted Order of Finish, which was released as part of the conference’s annual Media Day festivities.
Raque, the only player to start all 31 games last year, led the Seahawks in scoring with a 10.7 average last year while making 58 three-point field goals. The Louisville, Ky., product scored in double figures 16 times, including a pair of 20-point efforts. She scored a career-high 28 points in a win over Catawba after shooting 10-for-15 from the field, including an 8-for-12 effort from three-point range.
James Madison, which has won three of the last four CAA crowns, was picked as the preseason favorite to win the league title while Elon, last year’s champion, followed in second place in the Predicted Order of Finish.
2017-18 CAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH
|1.||James Madison||78 (6 first place votes)|
|2.||Elon||74 (3 first place votes)|
|3.||William & Mary||58|
|4.||Drexel||51 (1 first place vote)|
|10.||College of Charleston||13|
2017-18 CAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS
|First Team||Cl.||Pos.||Ht.||Hometown/High School|
|Shay Burnett, Elon *||Sr.||G||5-9||Graham, N.C./Southern Alamance|
|Ashunae Durant, Hofstra ^||Sr.||F||5-10||Newark, N.J./Bloomfield Tech|
|Nicole Enabosi, Delaware *$||Jr.||F||6-0||Gaithersburg, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel|
|Claudia Ortiz, Northeastern #||Sr.||G||5-7||Carolina, Puerto Rico|
|Kamiah Smalls, JMU %||So.||G||5-10||Philadelphia, Pa./Neumann Goretti|
|Second Team||Cl.||Pos.||Ht.||Hometown/High School|
|Tanisha Brown, College of Charleston||R-Sr.||F||5-11||Myrtle Beach, S.C./Myrtle Beach|
|Kayla Cooper-Williams, JMU &||R-So.||C||6-2||Dumfries, Va./C.D. Hylton|
|Jess Genco, Northeastern||Jr.||G||5-5||Scranton, Pa./Scranton Prep|
|Malaya Johnson, Elon||Sr.||C||6-3||Mt. Airy, N.C./North Surry|
|Abby Rendle, William & Mary $||Sr.||C||6-4||Reston, Va./South Lakes|
% – 2016-17 CAA Rookie of the Year
& – 2015-16 CAA Rookie of the Year, missed 2016-17 due to injury
* – 1st Team All-CAA in 2016-17
^ – 2nd Team All-CAA in 2016-17
# – 3rd Team All-CAA in 2016-17
$ – CAA All-Defensive Team in 2016-17
Honorable Mention: Raine Bankston, Sr., G, Towson; Bailey Greenberg, So., G, Drexel; Aleana Leon, Sr., G, Hofstra; Madison Raque, Sr., G, UNCW; Aneah Young, Jr, G, James Madison
CAA Preseason Player of the Year: Shay Burnett, Elon