Esther Wofford Named Cal Pac Defender of the Year
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University women’s basketball players Esther Wofford and Katie Lenik earned California Pacific Conference all-conference honors for their outstanding play in the 2015 season. Wofford was picked as Defender of the Year for her outstanding on-ball capabilities, but she also put up some impressive offensive numbers, averaging 15.5 points and over five rebounds per game. She also earned first team all-conference honors. Lenik received honorable mention honors.
Wofford was joined on the first team by Cal Maritime’s Karissa Booker and Joie Camalo, UC Merced's Christina Castro, Menlo’s Laurel Donnenwirth, Amber Lane, Aaliyah Sowards, La Sierra’s Faith Fantroy and Tina Fantroy, and Pacific Union’s Amber Washington. Donnenwirth was unanimously selected Player of the Year; Tina Fantroy was named Newcomer of the Year; and Castro was selected as Freshman of the Year.
In addition to Lenik, Menlo’s Jacki Bateman and Vanessa D'Amico, UC Merced’s Courtney Danna and Shelby Howard, and Pacific Union’s Kaitlyn Knab earned honorable mention honors.
Cal Maritime head coach Mike Warrington was voted the Coach of the Year by his peers after guiding the Keelhaulers to the best record in program history and a second-place finish behind Menlo.
- PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Laurel Donnenwirth (Menlo)
- DEFENDER OF THE YEAR: Esther Wofford (Simpson)
- NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR: Tina Fantroy (La Sierra)
- FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Christina Castro (UC Merced)
- COACH OF THE YEAR: Mike Warrington (Cal Maritime)
First Team All-Cal Pac
|Karissa Booker||Cal Maritime||SR||G||5'6"|
|Joie Camalo||Cal Maritime||JR||G||5'8"|
|Christina Castro||UC Merced||FR||G||5'3"|
|Faith Fantroy||La Sierra||SR||G||5'9"|
|Tina Fantroy||La Sierra||SR||G||5'9"|
|Amber Washington||Pacific Union||SR||F||6'0"|
Second Team All-Cal Pac
|Toni Anaya||Cal Maritime||SR||F||6'0"|
|Ariel Barnes||Pacific Union||SR||F||5'7"|
|Kristen Brummett||La Sierra||JR||F||6'0"|
|Brittany Martinez||UC Merced||SO||C||6'2"|
|Alexis Wu||UC Merced||SR||G||5'4"|
Honorable Mention All-Cal Pac
|Courtney Danna||UC Merced||SO||G||5'6"|
|Shelby Howard||UC Merced||JR||G||5'4"|
|Kaitlyn Knab||Pacific Union||SR||G||5'6"|
Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.