Posted on Mar 23, 2005

CAPE COD, MA — The Commissioner of the ECAC Phil Buttafuoco has announced the ECAC Division III Upstate Women's Basketball All-Stars and Player of the Year.

Selected to the ECAC Second Team were two Union players. Senior forward Katlyn Cunningham (Clarksburg, MA/Drury) and junior guard Erika Eisenhut (Mohawk/Mohawk) were both honored on the second team and were joined by Nazareth's Sara Shipley, St. John Fisher's Kathy Baum and William Smith's Marisa Vespa.

Cunningham led the Dutchwomen in scoring with a 12.1 points average, and rebounding at 6.8 in 27 games. Eisenhut started all 28 games for Union, and led the squad in assists (91), steals (73) and blocks (12) while scoring at a 10.5 clip. Union finished 19-9 for Head Coach Mary Ellen Burt, and the Dutchwomen reached the ECAC Upstate Championship Game.

Senior guard Stephanie Cleary of Ithaca College was tabbed the ECAC Division III Upstate Women's Basketball Player of the Year. Joining Cleary on the first team was guard Ashley Broadhurst of Brockport, Oswego guard Kelly Mraz, Rochester guard Kelly Westcott and Rensselaer forward Kaitlyn Saunders.

In 2004-2005, the ECAC honored more than 55 women's basketball players during the winter months. The Conference also hosted four Division III women's basketball championships in the regions of New England, Southern, Upstate and Metro. The ECAC's membership includes 323 Divisions I, II, and III colleges and universities from Maine to North Carolina. The conference provides services to its constituents that include the administration of 110 championships and events in 35 men's and women's sports. The ECAC honors more than 3,000 student-athletes during the academic year through its all- star and player of the week program. Each week of the winter season, the conference has recognized five women's basketball athletes in Divisions II and III.

2005 ECAC Division III Upstate Women's Basketball All-Stars

Player of the Year
G Stephanie Cleary Ithaca Sr.

First Team
G Ashley Broadhurst Brockport Fr.
G Stephanie Cleary Ithaca Sr.
G Kelly Mraz Oswego So.
G Kelly Westcott Rochester Sr.
F Kaitlyn Saunders Rensselaer Sr.

Second Team
G Erika Eisenhut Union Jr.
F Katlyn Cunningham Union Sr.
C Sara Shipley Nazareth Sr.
G Kathy Baum St. John Fisher Jr.
G Marisa Vespa William Smith Fr.

Honorable Mention
Dani Maye, Fr., G, Cortland
Ava Thomas, So., F, Utica