McNamara Listed on Team of the Week for Third Time

McNamara Listed on Team of the Week for Third Time

STANDISH, Maine – Weekly honors have been announced and Saint Joseph's College senior guard Kelsi McNamara (West Newbury, Mass.) has been listed on the Team of the Week for the third time this season.

McNamara averaged 23.5 points, 8.0 assists, and 4.5 rebounds per game with a 4.0 assist/turnover ratio in a pair of conference victories last week. With 22 points in a 75-52 win over Colby-Sawyer on Tuesday, McNamara became the Monks' all-time leading scorer with 1,780 points - surpassing a record that held for nearly three decades. She also added seven assists and six rebounds in the triumph. On Saturday, McNamara netted 25 points with nine assists in a 75-62 win at Anna Maria.

McNamara, who also garnered Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC), New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA), and Maine Women's Basketball Coaches Association (MWBCA) honor roll mention for her performance last week, is one of just two players in the nation to earn three Team of the Week honors so far this season. Thomas More University senior guard Madison Temple is the only other player to receive three such accolades.

Through 17 games this season, McNamara is averaging 22.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, 6.9 assists, and 1.9 steals per game while shooting 46.7% (121-259) from the floor, 39.4% (54-137) from three-point range, and 86.7% (78-90) from the free throw line. She currently leads the GNAC in three-pointers made (54) and points per 40 minutes (28.3) and ranks second in three-point percentage, free-throw percentage, assists (118), assist/turnover ratio (2.5), scoring average, and points (374) and fourth in field goals made (121) and free throws made (78).

As of January 21st, McNamara is ranked in the top 25 in NCAA DIII Women's Basketball in nine different statistical categories, including assists per game (4th), assists (6th), points (7th), points per game (7th), three-pointers made (11th), three-point field goals per game (3.18, 13th), assist/turnover ratio (17th), field goals made (20th), and free-throw percentage (25th).

Saint Joseph's (17-0, 5-0 GNAC), ranked 11th nationally in both of the latest Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and polls, will play at Simmons College on Thursday at 7:00 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