COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College women's basketball senior Emily Ferreri (Hyde Park, N.Y./Our Lady of Lourdes) and junior Alyssa Breunig (Trumbull, Conn./Trumbull) both landed spots on the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the cycle ending on Wednesday, Dec. 19. Ferreri earned her second award of the season, while Breunig claimed the first accolade of her career.
Ferreri posted a triple-double in a victory over Vermont Technical College, which was ranked 13th in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Division II national poll, on Sunday, going for a career-high-tying 23 points, a career-best 11 assists, 10 rebounds and three steals in 30 minutes. She shot 9-for-14 while recording the ninth triple-double in Division II this season, and the first by an NE10 player in three years. It was believed to be the first triple-double by a Purple Knight since Kelly Borch '99 on Jan. 30, 1999.
A versatile 5-foot-8 guard, Ferreri averages career highs in scoring (13.9), rebounding (6.1), assists (4.2), offensive rebounding (2.0) and blocks (0.8) while adding 1.5 steals. She is seventh in the NE10 in assists, 14th in scoring, tied for 14th in steals, tied for 19th in blocks, 20th in rebounding and tied for 20th in offensive rebounding. Ferreri is 10th in the NCAA East Region in assists as one of two players with a triple-double this season.
Breunig turned in career highs of 18 points and 10 rebounds in 23 minutes during the victory over Vermont Tech, shooting 7-for-14 from the floor, including 3-for-6 from three-point range, while adding two steals, an assist and a block. It was the first double-double of her career. After coming off the bench in her first 28 career games, Breunig averaged 8.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 steals while starting the last five contests, shooting 45.0 percent (9-of-20) from three-point range and 41.7 percent overall. Her season figures of 5.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 38.7 percent three-point shooting are all career highs, as she is 17th in the NE10 in rate of success from beyond the arc.
The Purple Knights, 3-7 overall and 1-6 in NE10 play, break until heading to Western New York for two games in early January, beginning with Roberts Wesleyan College on Jan. 4 at 2 p.m.