Scholastic Roundup: Chanel Jemmott: Who Else?
She’s the Player of the Year.
Chanel Jemmott of Brooklyn College was selected the All-Met Division III women’s college basketball player of the Year for 2021-22 by the Met Basketball Writers Association.
Jemmott was named the City University of New York Athletic Conference player of the year for a second-consecutive season – and was also selected the CUNYAC Championship MVP for the third time in her career while helping Brooklyn College to three conference titles in four years. She was also named a WBCA NCAA Division III All-America Honorable Mention for a third-straight season.
Last season, the 5-9 Jemmott, a graduate of Brooklyn’s Leon M. Goldstein High School, became the Bulldogs all-time leading scorer, finishing her career with 1,688 points. She also topped 1,000 rebounds (1,144), becoming just the fourth player in CUNYAC history to score more than 1,500 points and grab 1,000 rebounds.
Helping Brooklyn to the school’s first-ever victory in the NCAA Tournament, Jemmott averaged 26 points and 15 rebounds in two playoff games, including a 30-point, 22-rebound performance in the Bulldogs first-round win over Emmanuel.
In her final collegiate campaign, the graduate student averaged 19.1 points, 11.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.4 steals and 1.0 blocks-per-game.
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Kelly O’Donnell, a 5-10 senior, who finished her basketball career at St. Joseph’s University with 2,009 points – was named a third-team All-Met performer.
Ally Lassen, who led the St. Francis College women in scoring last season – she averaged 12.8 points-per-game – was named to the All-Met Division I third team. Lassen, a Point Pleasant, N.J. native, is just the third Terrier to be recognized by the MBWA in program history – the first since Nevena Dimitrijevic in 2020.
Her 13.7 points-per-game average in Northeast Conference play was fifth-best in the league. She had a double-digit scoring in all but seven games during the regular season and set a new season-high with 21 points in her final game against Central Connecticut State, March 3rd. She closed out her St. Francis career with 1,278 points, placing her eighth all-time in program history.
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Lucy Gillett played goalkeeper professionally with Brighton & Hove Albion as well as Crystal Palace in England.
After a season as an assistant coach with the LIU women’s soccer team, she is the new head coach for the Sharks.
She already has experience as a collegiate coach as she served as an assistant at St. John’s for one season before joining the Sharks for the 2021-22 academic year.
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The St. Francis men’s volleyball team made an impact on the Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association during its first season as a conference member.
Nicola Iannelli was recognized on the all-conference second team after leading the conference in total digs (217) and digs-per-set (2.68). He finished fourth nationwide among NCAA Division I student-athletes in digs-per-set.
Iannelli also set a new NCAA Division I record for most digs in a single game when he recorded 31 against George Mason, March 26th.
EIVA officials also announced their All-Academic team honoring the student-athletes that maintain a GPA of at least 3.3 after their freshmen year. Twelve Terriers made the team: Lucas Blanco, Matt Mongin, Mark Nomerotski, Aramis Rodriguez-Avala, Bartek Zielinski, James Henneberry, Timothy Walsh, Dominick Pikura, Daniel Lee, Juan Marin Luna, Nicola Iannelli and Derrik Truong.
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It was a women’s softball sweep for St. Joseph’s University – but the day belonged to Arianna Heinsch, the Fontbonne Hall grad.
The Bears upped their season record to 17-7 with the wins over Purchase, thanks to Heinsch who finished the first game – a 22-3 win – with three hits, nine RBI, two home runs – one a grand slam – and a triple. In fact, Heinsch hit both homers in the same inning, with the Bears leading 21-0 last Saturday.
First-year standout Jason Raymond earned two Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) postseason awards. He was one of seven players named to the second-team, all-conference. Playing for Pratt’s men’s volleyball team, he finished the season with team highs of 195.5 points, 158 kills and 32 service aces.
Emily Engstler, a St. Francis Prep grad, was the fourth pick in this year’s WNBA draft. The University of Louisville performer was selected by the Indiana Fever. She led the Cardinals to this year’s Final Four – at the Prep she was a McDonald’s High School All-America.
Karen Irving-Schiera was recently inducted into the Girls’ CHSAA Hall of Fame. Her basketball career began in the fifth grade at Our Lady of Angels, Bay Ridge. She starred for St. Saviour as a power forward and team captain and scored her 1,000th career point as a junior – just the second Pandas player to accomplish that feat.
At St. Francis College, she remains the school’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder for both the men’s and women’s teams. Her number 40 jersey was retired in 2019.
Andy Furman is a Fox Sports Radio national talk show host. Previously, he was a scholastic sports columnist for the Brooklyn Eagle. He may be reached at: [email protected] Twitter: @AndyFurmanFSR.
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