MAC East Player of the Week:
Courtney Osborn, Miami
Senior, Point Guard, Hamilton Southeastern
Courtney led Miami with a strong performance in a tough overtime loss to Eastern Kentucky Friday. She had a double-double with 22 points and a career-high tying 10 rebounds, along with seven assists and a block. She hit three 3-point baskets and played all 45 minutes.
MAC West Player of the Week:
Jessica Green, Central Michigan
Sophomore, Guard, Belleville HS
Central Michigan sophomore guard Jessica Green put together a monster opening weekend, averaging 20 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals and one assist per game as the Chippewas split with Bradley and Northwestern. After a 15-point, 4 rebound performance in a 73-58 win at Bradley, Green set a new career high with 25 points on the road at Northwestern Sunday. The sophomore knocked down a career high 11 field goals and also matched her career high with six steals in the game.
Sina King, Akron
Junior, Forward, Waterford, Ohio (Waterford HS)
King led the Zips’ offensively last weekend against Hiram, helping Akron to its first season-opening victory since 2009. The junior forward poured in a game-high 15 points in just 16 minutes of action, going4-for-6 from the field and a perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line. Kingalso grabbed five rebounds and picked up a pair of steals, helping the Zipshold Hiram to just 24 points, the second fewest points allowed in Akron’s program history.
Danielle Havel, Bowling Green
Senior, Forward, Carmel, Ind. (Carmel) (DePaul Univ.)
Had a double-double in the Falcons’ season-opening win over Madonna Saturday (Nov. 10). Scored 11 points and led all players with 12 rebounds. Also had two assists, two blocked shots and a team-leading four steals in the win. The double-double was the second of her career, and her rebound total tied her career high. Went 4-of-8 from the field in the win. Pulled down nine of her rebounds in the first half, and had nine points and three steals in the second period of Saturday’s win.
Kristen Sharkey, Buffalo
Redshirt Sophomore, Forward
Kristen Sharkey picked up her first career double-double in her first game in over a year on Friday at Canisius. Sharkey, who missed all of last season with a torn ACL, tied her career-high with 14 points, which she set against Canisius during her freshman year.
Miranda Tate, Eastern Michigan University
Redshirt Senior, Guard/Forward, Providence
Redshirt senior, Miranda Tate, led to Eagles to a 1-0 start on the 2012-13 campaign Sunday, Nov 11, in EMU win over Northeastern. Tate led all scorers with 23 points to open the Tory Verdi era at Eastern Michigan. She shot 46.2 percent (6-of-13) from beyond the arc in EMU's 17-point second-half comeback victory. Not only did Tate lead the Eagles in scoring but she had a team-high seven rebounds, while dishing out a pair of assists and swiping two steals. She played 37-of-40 minutes in the EMU season-opener. EMU rallied from 17 points down in the final 10 miniutes to capture the victory.
Satavia Taylor, Northern Illinois
Senior, Guard/Forward, Loyola Chicago
Taylor was the game's high scorer and rebounder at Iowa on Friday night as she totaled 12 points and 11 rebounds, adding two steals in 29 minutes. She scored NIU's first six points on three straight jumpers to end up with seven points and seven rebounds in the first half. She then had five points and four rebounds in the second half. Her 11 rebounds were a career high, giving the senior her first career double double.
Inma Zanoguera, Toledo
Sophomore, Guard, IES CTEIB High School
Sophomore Inma Zanoguera posted her first collegiate double-double vs. Arkansas State in Friday’s season opener, finishing with a career-high 12 points and 10 rebounds. Zanoguera also added a career-best five steals and three assists in 29 minutes as a starter. She shot 5-of-12 from the field, including 1-of-3 from three-point land, and 1-of-2 from the charity stripe to score in double figures for the fourth time as a Rocket.
Jessica Jessing, Western Michigan
Freshman forward Jessica Jessing came off the bench to help spark Western Michigan to a 57-53 win over defending Patriot League regular season champion American. Jessing scored a team-high 13 points, playing in just nine minutes, going 5-for-6 from the floor, including 2-for-2 from behind the arc. Jessing helped turn a 24-23 deficit into a 29-24 halftime lead, scoring the final six points of the first half, hitting a three-pointer from the corner, a layup and a free throw. Jessing also hauled in four rebounds in the game. It was the Broncos' first ever win against American in four all-time meetings.