SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 19, 2018) – Senior guard Dorothy O'Neill (Staten Island, N.Y.) and sophomore forward Meghan Orbann (East Hampton, Conn.) of the Western New England University women's basketball team were both recognized when the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) announced its major award winners and All-CCC selections on Monday afternoon.
O'Neill was named to the first team for the second consecutive season, while Orbann earned All-CCC third team accolades.
Coming off three straight All-CCC selections, O'Neill started all 25 contests during her senior campaign and averaged a career-high 13.4 points to go with 2.9 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game.
She led the CCC in made three-point field goals (52), tied for second in assist/turnover ratio (1.9), and ranked fourth in free throw shooting percentage (80.6).
O'Neill scored in double figures in all but six of 25 contests this season, with six 20+ point performances and a career-high 33-point effort at Endicott on January 9.
The Staten Island, N.Y. native became Western New England's 15th 1,000-point scorer in program history in early January. She ranks second all-time in both assists and made three-point field goals, and first in games started.
After making solid contributions during her freshman season in 2016-17, Orbann took on a bigger role this winter en route to her first All-Conference selection.
The East Hampton, Conn. product started all 25 contests, averaging 9.3 points, a team-high 6.8 rebounds (8th in CCC) and 1.7 assists per game.
Orbann logged her first career double-double with 16 points and ten rebounds in an overtime loss to Framingham State on December 29 in Florida, and later added another with ten points and 12 boards against Curry on January 11.
Orbann turned in 11 double-figure scoring efforts, including a career-high 19 points against Gordon on January 18. She collected 10+ rebounds on six occasions.
Western New England (16-9, 12-6 CCC) will host Salve Regina University in the quarterfinal round of the CCC Tournament on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.