By Niagara Wire Sports Staff
Introducing, The Semester Awards. The Niagara Wire Sports Staff’s biannual awards given out to the greatest Niagara players, coaches, and teams of the proceeding semester. Here are The Semesters for the Fall 2019 semester:
Team of the Semester: Hockey
The Purple Eagles have had quite a semester on the ice. The team has held their ground as the top team in the Atlantic for quite some time. They currently have a 7-6-1 record, with a 7-4-1 conference record. The Purple Eagles have been led by their potent offense, as they currently lead the Atlantic in GF (46).
Player of the Semester: Marvin Prochet, Men’s Basketball
Prochet is currently averaging a double-double with 20.0 PPG and 11.3 RPG. He leads the MAAC in both of those categories. Through Nov. 24, Prochet was one of two players in the country to have a double-double in every game. Prochet has also been dynamite from outside the arc. He is currently third in the MAAC in 3-point Field Goals Per Game (3.5), and 2ndin the MAAC among qualified players in 3-point percentage (.483).
Rookie of the Semester: Annie Ibey, Women’s Soccer
Ibey juggled the challenge of getting acclimated with college life and the challenge of being a student athlete with ease. In her first semester, and first season, as a Purple Eagle, Ibey led the Women’s Soccer team in goals (10) and points (23). She finished second in the MAAC in both the aforementioned categories. Ibey helped get the Purple Eagles to the semi-finals of the MAAC Tournament.
After starting out 0-9, Day helped pioneer the very young Purple Eagles to Women’s Volleyball to a successful remainder of the season. By the end of the semester, and regular season, the Women’s Volleyball team had racked up nine MAAC wins in total, secured the sixth seed in the MAAC Tournament.
Club Team of the Semester: Women’s Rugby
The Women’s Club Rugby Team, known as the Foxes, won the NSCRO State Championship. They dominated every team they faced in the regular season, as they finished undefeated. They then went on to win the NSCRO semifinals by a score of 44-7 and the NSCRO State championship 7-5.
Statistics as of Nov. 27, 2018.
All photos from purpleeagles.com unless otherwise noted