McNamara Named MWBCA Player of the Week

McNamara Named MWBCA Player of the Week

STANDISH, Maine – Various weekly awards have been released and Saint Joseph's College senior guard Kelsi McNamara (West Newbury, Mass.) has been honored by the Maine Women's Basketball Coaches Association (MWBCA), New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA), and Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC).

McNamara is the MWBCA Player of the Week for the second-consecutive reporting period and has also garnered honor roll mention from the conference and NEWBA.

The fourth-year standout claims the trio of accolades after leading Saint Joseph's past Southern Maine, 71-51, with a career-high 37 points on the road on Sunday evening. The senior guard shot 66.7% (12-18 FG) from the field and 63.6% (7-11) from three-point distance en route to notching the second-highest point total in the 42-year history of the SJC women's basketball program. She added three assists and only turned it over twice in the win as the Monks improved to 4-0.

Through four contests, McNamara is averaging 26.5 points, 4.8 assists, 2.8 rebounds, and 2.3 steals per game and is shooting 52.3% (34-65) from the floor, 48.5% (16-33) from three-point distance, and 75.9% (22-29) from the free-throw line.

For her career, McNamara has been selected as the MWBCA Player of the Week on 10 occasions, been listed on the NEWBA honor roll seven times, and the GNAC honor roll 13 times.

Saint Joseph's, ranked 12th and 17th nationally in this week's and WBCA polls, respectively, will play at University of New England on Wednesday at 5:30 PM.




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Founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy in Portland, Maine, Saint Joseph’s College is Maine’s Catholic liberal arts college in the Mercy tradition. We are inclusive of all faiths, including no faith. The 474-acre campus, located on the shore of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine offers more than 40 undergraduate programs and a Division III athletic program to a population of approximately 1,000 on-campus students. A pioneer of distance education since the 1970s, the College also provides online certificates and undergraduate and graduate degrees for thousands more working adults who reside in more than 20 other countries. In 2015 the College was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification, highlighting the College’s focus on community service throughout its mission and daily interactions within local, regional, and global communities. In 2018, Princeton Review recognized SJC as one of its “Green Colleges” for its sustainability initiatives. Learn more at