Meeks and Pizzuto earn all-conference recognition

Meeks and Pizzuto earn all-conference recognition

LANCASTER, Pa. - Senior Dominique Meeks and sophomore Jacquelyne Pizzuto gave coaches from around the Centennial Conference fits this winter as the duo spearheaded the Haverford College women's basketball team's push to their second-straight playoff berth. Their efforts did not go unnoticed as Meeks and Pizzuto merited inclusion to the all-conference squad announced by the league office on Tuesday. 

Earning second-team all-conference recognition for the second straight year, Meeks topped the team in scoring (9.8 points per game), rebounds (7.6 per game) and steals (2.5 pg). The senior took game-high scoring honors 11 times in her final season and registered four double-doubles to finish with 19 in her career.

Named honorable mention all-conference as a sophomore, Meeks (pictured right) graduates as the program leader in steals (229) and second all-time in points (1,141) and rebounds (755). The forward's heart and tenacity was a staple in the Haverford lineup throughout her four years as she ranks tied for first in program history with 100 starts.

Pizzuto, receiving honorable mention accolades, garners the initial all-conference recognition of her career. The point guard finished the season ranked third in the conference in assists and currently stands sixth among all players in Division III in assist-turnover ratio (2.25).

The sophomore's 90 assists during the 2012-13 campaign ties for third in single-season performances in program history and her sparking 87.2 percentage from the free throw line (34-for-39) currently ranks first. Establishing new career-best marks in points (20), assists (10), rebounds (7) and steals (5), Pizzuto (pictured left) also accounted for the winning basket in overtime against Washington College on Jan. 31.

Swarthmore College's Katie Lytle was named the player of the year while Jessica Porter of Gettysburg College nabbed rookie of the year honors. Mike Kirkpatrick, coach of the champion Gettysburg Bullets, earned coach of the year recognition from his peers.