Nov. 19, 2019
For Immediate Release
Contact: Joe Reinsch
Association continues to honor Div. II standouts
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INDIANAPOLIS (USBWA)Andrew Sischo of Daemen College (Amherst, N.Y.) and Kayla Marosites of Carson-Newman University (Jefferson City, Tenn.) were named the U.S. Basketball Writers Association Division II National Players of the Week for the week ending November 17.

Sischo, a junior center, claimed his second consecutive Player of the Week honor after he averaged 25.5 points and 14.5 rebounds while shooting 80 percent (20-for-25) from the floor while leading Daemen to victories over defending Atlantic Region champion Mercyhurst and No. 4-ranked West Liberty to improve to 5-1 on the season.

Sischo posted double-doubles in both victories, giving him six consecutive double-doubles to start the season. He scored 22 points with 11 rebounds in a 67-65 win over Mercyhurst, and he produced a 29-point, 18-rebound performance with 3 blocks to lead the No. 22-ranked Wildcats to a 98-83 upset over West Liberty.

A native of Guilderland, N.Y., Sischo is averaging 25.2 points, 15.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 2.3 blocks per game through the first six games of the 2019-20 season.

Marosites, a senior guard, earned South Atlantic Conference Player of the Week honors after averaging 23.5 points, 19.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game in two wins over King University last week.

In the 111-82 win at home on Wednesday, Marosites scored 27 points and grabbed 22 rebounds, including eight on the offensive end, while adding nine assists, two blocks and two steals. She finished the game shooting 9-of-18 from the field, including 3-of-8 from three-point range, and was 6-of-7 at the free throw line.

Three nights later in an 82-72 win at King, the Elizabethton, Tenn., native finished with 20 points, 17 rebounds, four assists and four steals.

On the week, she shot 42 percent from the field, including 31 percent from three-point range, and was 15-of-17 (88 percent) at the charity stripe.

Marosites is averaging 19.8 points and 14.5 rebounds per game for the 4-0 Eagles.

Each Tuesday, the USBWA is selecting men's and women's Division II National Players of the Week. This is the sixth season that the USBWA will recognize national players of the week from Division II.

The U.S. Basketball Writers Association was formed in 1956 at the urging of then-NCAA Executive Director Walter Byers. With some 900 members worldwide, it is one of the most influential organizations in college basketball. It has selected an All-America team since the 1956-57 season. For more information on the USBWA and its award programs, contact executive director Malcolm Moran at 814-574-1485.

2019-20 USBWA Division II National Players of the Week
Week ending Nov. 10: Andrew Sischo, Daemen College and Brianna Purcell, Saint Michael's College
Week ending Nov. 17: Andrew Sischo, Daemen College and Kayla Marosites, Carson-Newman University
Week ending Nov. 24: Pat Dembley, UT Permian Basin and Kwanza Murray, Lincoln University
Week ending Dec. 1: Hasan Varence, Ohio Dominican University and Shannon Ryan, Saint Anselm College
Week ending Dec. 8: Peyton Wejnert, Pace University and Taisha DeShazo, Catawba College
Week ending Dec. 15: Jhonathan Dunn, Southern Nazarene University and Jamiyah Johnson, Davis & Elkins College
Week ending Dec. 29: Kevin Buckingham, Southeastern Oklahoma State University and Peyton Steinman, Saint Anselm College
Week ending Jan. 5: Jordan Floyd, King University and Mar'Shalia Lollie, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith
Week ending Jan. 12: Sekou Sylla, The College of Saint Rose and Sylvia Hudson, Urbana University
Week ending Jan. 19: Jhonathan Dunn, Southern Nazarene University and McKayla Roberts, Le Moyne College
Week ending Jan. 26: Eamonn Joyce, Southern New Hampshire University and Tyra James, Urbana University
Week ending Feb. 2: Winston Hill, Francis Marion University and Alexy Mollenhauer, Anderson University
Week ending Feb. 9: Jordan Floyd, King University and Lilly Ritz, Wheeling University
Week ending Feb. 16: Brian Halums, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith and Hailey Diestelkamp, Drury University
Week ending Feb. 23: Brandon Myer, University of Minnesota Duluth and Shannon Ryan, Saint Anselm College
Week ending March 1: Robbie Heath, West Chester University and Hailey Diestelkamp, Drury University