Harris Named to All-State Second Team

Harris Named to All-State Second Team

Harris Named to All-State Second Team

WINCHESTER, Va. – Student-athletes from 10 different institutions across the commonwealth comprise the 2017 VaSID College Division All-State Women's Basketball team in selections announced Thursday by the organization. Virginia Wesleyan guard Jayla Harris was the lone Marlin on the squad, garnering All-State Second Team accolades.

Zarkia Mattox, from Ferrum College, leads this group by being named as the VaSID Player of the Year with Randolph-Macon's Kelly Williams selected as Rookie of the Year and Christopher Newport's Bill Broderick as Coach of the Year.

Harris, an All-ODAC First Team selection, was third in the league in scoring with 19.7 points per game. She posted an 85.6% mark from the free-throw line, helping her scoring average. Harris topped the 30-point plateau on six different occasions, including a career high of 37 against Roanoke College. Her 511 points were the fourth-most by a Marlin in a single season. Harris now has three of the top seven single-game scoring efforts in program history.

Mattox, from Rocky Mount, was previously named the USA South Conference Player of the Year after being named as the league's Player of the Week six times during the season and First Team All-USA South. The junior also was a D3hoops.com First Team All-South Region honoree.

Williams, was named First Team All-ODAC, ODAC Rookie of the Year, D3hoops.com South Region Rookie of the Year and ODAC Player of the Week four times as she posted 23 doubles-doubles on the season.

Broderick led Christopher Newport to the Final Four this season and a No. 4 final ranking after posting a 29-3 record along with Capital Athletic Conference regular season and tournament championships.

VaSID College Division All-State Women's Basketball Team

Player of the Year

 

Zarkia Mattox

Ferrum College

   

Coach of the Year

 

Bill Broderick

Christopher Newport University

   

Rookie of the Year

 

Kelly Williams

Randolph-Macon College

   

All-State First Team

 

Jessica Lam

Bridgewater College

Zarkia Mattox

Ferrum College

Kelly Williams

Randolph-Macon College

Brianne Comden

University of Mary Washington

Sam Porter

Christopher Newport University

   

All-State Second Team

 

Samm Chandler

Averett University

Emily Perszyk

Washington & Lee University

Jayla Harris

Virginia Wesleyan College

Charmaine Hairston

Lynchburg College

Lady Walker

Virginia Union University