Nichole Jones earns all-conference honors

Simpson University Sports News


REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University women’s basketball player Nichole Jones earned first team California Pacific Conference all-conference honors for her outstanding play in the 2014 season. She was joined on the first team by Menlo’s Vanessa D’Amico, Laurel Donnenwirth, and Jolise Limcaco, La Sierra’s Natalia Hawthorne and Joirdan Jones, UC Merced’s Shelby Howard, William Jessup’s Sarah Petersen and Ashley Rose, and Cal Maritime’s Tatjana Pitts.

Shelby Madigan (La Sierra), London Robinson (Pacific Union), Shante Sands (Cal Maritime), Aaliyah Sowards (Menlo), Alexandria Westbrook (William Jessup) and Alexis Wu (UC Merced) earned second team all-conference honors.

Regular season champions Menlo College received three of the conference’s top five awards. Limcaco won Player of the Year; Donnenwirth won Defender of the Year; and Shannon Osborne won Coach of the Year. Wu won Newcomer of the Year, and Robinson won Freshman of the Year.

  • Player of the Year - Jolise Limcaco, Menlo
  • Defender of the Year - Laurel Donnenwirth, Menlo
  • Newcomer of the Year - Alexis Wu, UC Merced
  • Freshman of the Year - London Robinson, Pacific Union
  • Coach of the Year - Shannon Osborne, Menlo

First Team All-Cal Pac

Player School Year Position Height
Vanessa D'Amico Menlo SO G 5'8"
Laurel Donnenwirth Menlo JR F 5'10"
Natalia Hawthorne La Sierra SR G 5'6"
Shelby Howard UC Merced SO SG 5'5"
Joirdan Jones La Sierra SR G 5'8"
Nichole Jones Simpson SR G 5'7"
Jolise Limaco Menlo JR G 5'6"
Sara Peterson William Jessup SR F 5'8"
Tatjana Pitts Cal Maritime SR P 5'10"
Ashley Rose William Jessup SR G 5'6"

Second Team All-Cal Pac

Player School Year Position Height
Shelby Madigan La Sierra SR G 5'8"
London Robinson Pacific Union FR G 5'9"
Shante Sands Cal Maritime SR G 5'7"
Aaliyah Sowards Menlo FR G 5'6"
Alexandria Westbrook William Jessup SR C 6'0"
Alexis Wu UC Merced JR SG 5'4"


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