BALTIMORE, MD -
Highlighting this year's preseason All-CAA women's basketball selections for the College of Charleston, is senior guard Alyssa Frye, who was named second team all-conference, as announced by the Colonial Athletic Association on Tuesday.
Frye, a native of Chester, Va., set a Southern Conference record last season with 95 three pointers made – good enough for 15th in the country.
Last season (the first under head coach Natasha Adair) the Cougars won 16 games (the third most in 23 years), made it to the quarterfinals of the Women's Basketball Invitational and set 20 school records. They will be led this season by Frye and senior floor-leader Jill Brown who ranked 13th in the country in assists p/game. The Cougars are also bolstered by a strong class of newcomers including four promising freshman along with transfers Erin Hall (Wake Forest) and Breannah Davis-Bloom (Norfolk State).
2013-14 CAA Women's Basketball Predicted Order of Finish
1. James Madison
7. College of Charleston
9. William & Mary
2013-14 CAA Women's Basketball Preseason All-Conference Teams
First Team Cl. Pos. Ht. Hometown/Previous School
Kelva Atkins, UNCW Jr. G 5-4 Stem, N.C./Granville Central
Kirby Burkholder, James Madison* Sr. G 6-0 Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby
Precious Hall, James Madison So. G 5-8 Tallahassee, Fla./Maclay School
Tanisha McTiller, Towson# Sr. G 5-7 Chicago, Ill./Lincoln Park
Jewel Tunstull, Northeastern^ Sr. C 6-3 Brooklyn, N.Y./Midwood
Second Team Cl. Pos. Ht. Hometown/Previous School
Alyssa Frye, College of Charleston Sr. G 5-8 Chester, Va./Dale
A'lece Mark, Northeastern Jr. G 5-7 Springfield, Mass./Central
Anma Onyeuku, Hofstra Sr. F 5-10 Fayetteville, Ga./Fayette County
Akeema Richards, Delaware Sr. G 5-7 Baltimore, Md./Western/West Virginia
Andreana Thomas, Hofstra Jr. G 5-4 West Haven, Conn./James Hillhouse
CAA Preseason Player of the Year: Kirby Burkholder, James Madison
Honorable Mention: Meghan Creighton, Drexel; Fiona Flanagan, Drexel; Nyree Williams, Towson.
*1st team All-CAA in 2012-13
# 2nd team All-CAA in 2012-13
^ 3rd team All-CAA in 2012-13