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December 1, 2009 / umbcdawgblog

Weekly Award Blog – Dec. 1, 2009 – Kurowski Earns Second Award of Season

Throughout the 2009-10 school year, the UMBC Dawg Blog will keep track of all of UMBC’s accolades. This week, a women’s basketball star earns her second weekly award of the year.

Michelle Kurowski – Women’s Basketball

America East Player of the Week

Kurowski led the Retrievers to a 2-0 week with a team-best 21.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game as she snagged her second award this season. She shot 44.8 percent from the floor (13-for-28) and 87.5 percent from the foul line (14-for-16) while adding four assists and four steals.

Kurowski posted a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds atTowson on Tuesday. She made a pair of 3-pointers, went 4-for-4 from the charity stripe and dished out three assists.

She finished the week with 29 points – one shy of her career high – on 9-of-18 shooting at Bucknell on Sunday. She also made a career-best 10 free throws and added a team-best seven rebounds and three steals. Kurowski had 17 points in the first half and also scored UMBC’s last eight points of the game as the Retrievers staved off a furious Bucknell comeback.

UMBC Accolades for 2009-10

Women’s Basketball

Carlee Cassidy

  • America East Preseason All-Conference Team

Michelle Kurowski (2)

  • America East Player of the Week (Week ending Nov. 15)
  • America East Player of the Week (Nov. 29)

Cross Country

Sara Parkinson (2)

  • America East All-Conference honors
  • America East All-Academic Team

Men’s Soccer

Andrew Bulls (8)

  • NSCAA National Player of the Week (Sept. 6)
  • College Soccer News National Player of the Week (Sept. 6)
  • America East Player of the Week (Sept. 6)
  • College Soccer News National Team of the Week (Sept. 6)
  • America East Player of the Week (Sept. 13)
  • 2009 America East Striker of the Year
  • America East All-Conference First Team (unanimous selection)
  • America East All-Championship Team

Levi Houapeu (6)

  • America East Player of the Week (Sept. 20)
  • College Soccer News National Team of the Week (Sept. 20)
  • America East Player of the Week (Oct. 25)
  • 2009 America East Midfielder of the Year
  • America East All-Conference First Team (unanimous selection)
  • America East All-Championship Team

Liam Paddock

  • America East All-Rookie Team

Phil Saunders (3)

  • America East Rookie of the Week (Sept. 20)
  • America East Rookie of the Week (Sept. 27)
  • America East All-Rookie Team

John Paul Waraska (2)

  • America East All-Championship Team
  • America East All-Academic Team

Swimming and Diving

Tereza Kaplanova

  • America East Female Swimmer of the Week (Oct. 18)

Sam Maccherola

  • America East Female Swimmer of the Week (Nov. 22)

Matt Mattingly (2)

  • America East Male Swimmer of the Week (Oct. 18)
  • America East Male Swimmer of the Week (Nov. 15)

Volleyball

Naomi Bush (6)

  • America East Rookie of the Week (Sept. 6)
  • America East Rookie of the Week (Sept. 20)
  • America East Rookie of the Week (Oct. 4)
  • America East Rookie of the Week (Nov. 1)
  • 2009 America East Rookie of the Year
  • America East All-Rookie Team

Kira Giles

  • America East Setter of the Week (Sept. 20)

Alyssa Lang (2)

  • America East Second Team All-Conference
  • America East All-Championship Team

Ali Loynachan (2)

  • America East Rookie of the Week (Sept. 13)
  • America East All-Rookie Team
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