Southern Virginia's Garrish, CNU's Fan & Broderick Receive Top CAC Women's Basketball Honors
Southern Virginia's Garrish, CNU's Fan & Broderick Receive Top CAC Women's Basketball Honors

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - Southern Virginia sophomore Katie Garrish received top conference honors as the CAC Player of the Year to highlight the 2019 All-CAC Women's Basketball Team. Christopher Newport's Sondra Fan collected CAC Rookie of the Year honors, while Bill Broderick was selected "Bill Finney" CAC Coach of the Year for the second time in three seasons after leading the Captains to the outright conference regular season title. 

Garrish, who earned 2017 CAC Rookie of the Year and second team accolades, averaged 18.0 points and 13.5 rebounds in the regular season to lead SVU to a 10-4 league record and the No. 2 seed in the league tournament. Garrish is joined by her classmate sophomore Savanna Christensen who was named to the second team.

CNU led the way with a pair of first team selections as senior forward Jessica Daguilh and junior guard Kiana Kirkland received all-conference recognition for the first time in their careers. Fan, the CAC Rookie of the Year, averaged 10.6 points for contest this season.

Frostburg State junior guard Victoria Diggs garnered first team honors for the second straight season and is joined by her teammate junior forward Amanda Emory, a second team selection.

York senior forward Katie McGowan improved this season to earn first team distinction after collecting second team laurels in 2018. The Spartans put a pair of standouts on the All-CAC teams as sophomore guard Kayla Ferris achieved second team status. Penn State Harrisburg senior guard Shanique Mattis completed the All-CAC First Team contingent.

Mary Washington landed two second team selections in senior guard Jordan Pamlanye and junior guard Emily Thompson, while St. Mary's junior forward Gina Seifert rounded out the second team honorees.


Player of the Year: Katie Garrish - Southern Virginia
Rookie of the Year: Sondra Fan - Christopher Newport (Fr., G, Poquoson, Va./Poquoson)
"Bill Finney" CAC Coach of the Year: Bill Broderick - Christopher Newport

2019 All-CAC Women's Basketball First Team

NAME  YEAR POS. TEAM HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL  PREVIOUS HONORS
Jessica Daguilh Sr. F Christopher Newport Clifton, Va./Fairfax  
Victoria Diggs Jr. G Frostburg State Columbia, Md./Oakland Mills 1st in '18, ROY in '17
Katie Garrish So. F Southern Virginia Annandale, Va./Annandale 2nd in '18, ROY in '18
Kiana Kirkland Jr. G Christopher Newport Woodbridge, Va./Forest Park  
Shanique Mattis Sr. G Penn State Harrisburg Philadelphia, Pa./Central  
Katie McGowan Sr. F York (Pa.) York, Pa./Dallastown 2nd in '18


2019 All-CAC Women's Basketball Second Team

NAME  YEAR POS. TEAM HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL  PREVIOUS HONORS
Savanna Christensen So. F Southern Virginia Laie, Hawaii/Kahuku  
Amanda Emory Jr. F Frostburg State Halethorpe, Md./Seton Keough  
Kayla Ferris So. G York (Pa.) Staten Island, N.Y./Notre Dame Academy  
Jordan Pamlanye Sr. G Mary Washington Holbrook, N.Y./Sachem East  
Gina Seifert Jr. F St. Mary's (Md.) Owings, Md./Northern  
Emily Thompson Jr. G Mary Washington Purcellville, Va./Loudoun Valley