Basketball Players Receive All-Conference Honors

Six athletes honored by MCAC

by Jared Stark, Athletic Director

Over the weekend, four student-athletes from the women's Panther basketball program and two from the men's team received All-Conference honors. 

Coach Jen Spickelmier's team, who narrowly missed the Conference tournament by way of tie-breaker, had four players selected by other conference coaches as stand-outs.  Senior Kristin Wiedemann was named 1st team All-Conference for the second year in a row ending a decorated career for the 6'2" center from Yukon, Oklahoma. Wiedemann was named MCAC Freshman of the Year in 2007 and was MCAC Honorable Mention as a sophomore in 2008.  Lorena Medeiros, a junior transfer student-athlete from Brazil was named MCAC Newcomer of the Year and also received Honorable Mention All-Conference.  Rounding out the women's honors were two other Honorable Mention All-Conference players; Julianno Bassetto, a junior transfer from Brazil and Ashley Calvin, a senior point guard from Hays, KS.   

On the men's side Corey Standerfer, a 6'6" junior transfer from El Reno, Oklahoma earned 1st team All-Conference as a forward, and Darren Best, a 6'7" senior from Melbourne, Australia earned Honorable Mention All-Conference at the post position.  The men's team didn't make the conference tournament but had a tremendous turnaround under new head coach Brandon Tatum and his Assistant Delton Deal. 

York College is a founding member of the Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference. The MCAC is comprised of 10 liberal arts, senior colleges with similar philosophies of supporting intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the educational process by fostering physical, mental, social, emotional, moral, and professional growth in student athletes.

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