March 4, 2005

John Williams and Mario Correia Named All-Conference; Mike Williams Defensive Player of Year

JOHN WILLIAMS NAMED FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE;
MARIO CORREIA EARNS THIRD-TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE;
MIKE WILLIAMS TABBED DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR           

SOUTH EASTON, Mass. –  Bryant's John Williams (Springfield, Mass.) and Mario Correia (Brockton, Mass.) were named to the 2004-05 Northeast-10 All-Conference Men's Basketball team, the league announced Thursday evening.   Senior center Mike Williams (Ellington, Conn.) was named the Northeast-10 Conference Defensive Player of the Year. He is the first Bryant player honored with the award since the Northeast-10 began sponsoring the award in 1992-93. He finished the regular season among the conference leaders in rebounds, defensive rebounds, blocked shots, and field goal shooting.

John Williams, second in the conference in scoring with 20.1 points per game, set a school record this season with 96 three-point field goals and is currently ranked in the top-10 in eight conference statistical categories including steals (fifth) and assist to turnover ratio (fourth). Williams is also ranked 11th nationally with 3.56 three-point field goals per game.
Correia has enjoyed a very successful senior season for the Bulldogs. The swing guard is currently second on the team with 13.5 points per game and closed out the final seven games of the regular-season averaging 20.1 points per game.

The Northeast-10 All Conference First Team includes Lowell's Stacey Moragne, Jim Moore and Matt Cahill of Saint Anselm College, John Williams of Bryant, and Tim Forbes of Bentley.
           
The Northeast-10 Conference Second Team includes Evan Pellerin of Stonehill College, Brad Shove and Adonist Barber of the College of Saint Rose, Brian Robinson of Assumption College, and Miguel Gonzalez of Southern New Hampshire University.
           
The Northeast-10 Conference Third Team includes John Huggins of American International College, Sean Cooke and Greg LaCasse of Bentley, Mario Correia of Bryant, Jim Holsworth of Saint Anselm, John Baiano of Southern New Hampshire and James Whyte of UMass Lowell.
           
The Northeast-10 Conference All-Rookie Team includes Ryan Williams and Morgan, along with Mitchell Johnson of Franklin Pierce College, James Sorrentine of Saint Michael’s College, and Sam Carey of Southern New Hampshire.
Pace University’s Ryan WIlliams and Le Moyne College’s Trent Morgan shared “Freshman of the Year” honors. Bentley College Head Coach Jay Lawson was selected as “Coach of the Year.” Lawson was honored for the second straight season and third overall.
           
A complete list of the All Conference Teams is below.

First Team
  
Matt Cahill
Jr.
Saint Anselm
Jim Moore
Jr.
Saint Anselm
Tim Forbes
Jr.
Bentley
Stacey Moragne
Jr.
UMass Lowell
JOHN WILLIAMS
Jr.
BRYANT
   
Second Team
Adonist Barber
Sr.
Saint Rose
Miguel Gonzalez
Jr.
Southern N.H.
Evan Pellerin
Sr.
Stonehill
Brian Robinson
Sr.
Assumption
Brad Shove
Jr.
Saint Rose
   
Third Team
John Baiano
Jr.
Southern N.H.
Sean Cooke
Jr.
Bentley
MARIO CORREIA
Sr.
BRYANT
Jim Holsworth
Jr.
Saint Anselm
John Huggins
Jr.
American International
Greg LaCasse
Sr.
Bentley
James Whyte
Sr.
UMass Lowell
   
All Rookie Team
  
Sam Carey
Fr.
Southern N.H.
Mitchell Johnson
Fr.
Franklin Pierce
Trent Morgan
Fr.
Le Moyne
James Sorentine
Fr.
Saint Michael's
Ryan Williams
Fr.
Pace
   
Player of the Year: Stacy Moragne, UM-Lowell
Co-Freshmen of the Year:  Ryan Williams, Pace / Trent Morgan, Le Moyne
Defensive Player of the Year:  MIKE WILLIAMS, Bryant
Coach of the Year: Jay Lawson, Bentley
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