Marymount's Hurst & Rogers, Southern Virginia's Garrish Receive Top CAC Women's Basketball Honors
Marymount's Hurst & Rogers, Southern Virginia's Garrish Receive Top CAC Women's Basketball Honors

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. - Marymount senior Leah Hurst and head coach Ashlee Rogers received top conference honors to highlight the 2018 All-CAC Women's Basketball Team for the CAC-champion Saints. Southern Virginia freshman Katie Garrish picked up the other major award as CAC Rookie of the Year. 

Hurst, who scored the game-winning basket with 0.3 seconds remaining in Saturday's CAC Championship game, was named CAC Player of the Year. A two-time All-CAC first-team selection, Hurst becomes the eighth Saint to win Player of the Year laurels, and first since the 2012-13 season. 

Rogers was selected by her peers as the "Bill Finney" CAC Coach of the Year for the third time in her career after guiding the Saints to both the regular season and tournament championships. She also won the award in 2012-13 and 2015-16. 

Garrish is the first-ever Southern Virginia player to receive Rookie of the Year honors from the CAC. The freshman center was also a second-team All-CAC selection. 

Marymount led the All-CAC squad with a trio of all-star selections. Hurst was a repeat first-team selection, while sophomore guard Regan Lohr picked up the first all-conference honors of her career as a first-team pick. Senior center Nicole Viscuso was a second-team pick, earning the second All-CAC award of her career. Viscuso was a first-team selection in 2016. 

Christopher Newport received a pair of spots on the All-CAC first team. Senior forward Sam Porter collected her third consecutive first-team All-CAC nod, while senior guard Makenzie Fancher received first-team accolades for the first time in her career. Fancher was a second-team pick each of the last two seasons. 

York secured a pair of all-conference honors, with senior guard Katie Wagner landing on the first team and junior forward Katie McGowan earning a spot on the second team. It was the first career All-CAC awards for both Spartans. 

Frostburg State sophomore Victoria Diggs, the 2017 CAC Rookie of the Year, represented the Bobcats on the All-CAC first team. 

Along with Garrish, Southern Virginia senior Shelby Butler also collected All-CAC second team recognition for the Knights. 

Penn State Harrisburg senior forward Tessa Dolce represented the Lions on the All-CAC second team, while Salisbury junior Kaylyn French earned second-team honors for the Sea Gulls. 

Player of the Year: Leah Hurst, Marymount
Rookie of the Year: Katie Garrish, Southern Virginia
"Bill Finney" CAC Coach of the Year: Ashlee Rogers, Marymount (3rd time)

2018 All-CAC Women's Basketball First Team

NAME  YEAR POS. TEAM HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL  PREVIOUS HONORS
Victoria Diggs So. G Frostburg State Columbia, Md./Oakland Mills ROY in '17
Makenzie Fancher Sr. G Christopher Newport New Freedom, Pa. / Susquehannock 2nd in '17, 2nd in '16
Leah Hurst Sr. G Marymount Crofton, Md. / St. Mary's Annapolis 1st in '17
Regan Lohr So. G Marymount Monrovia, Md. / Urbana  
Sam Porter Sr. F Christopher Newport Alexandria, Va. / Mount Vernon 1st in '17, 1st in '16
Katie Wagner Sr. G York Glen Rock, Pa. / Susquehannock  


2018 All-CAC Women's Basketball Second Team

NAME  YEAR POS. TEAM HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL  PREVIOUS HONORS
Shelby Butler Sr. F/C Southern Virginia West Richland, Wash. / Hanford  
Tessa Dolce Sr. F Penn State Harrisburg Union, N.J. / Union  
Kaylyn French Jr. F Salisbury Silver Spring, Md. / Paint Branch  
Katie Garrish Fr. C Southern Virginia Annandale, Va. / Annandale  
Katie McGowan Jr. F York York, Pa. / Dallastown  
Nicole Viscuso Sr. C Marymount Phoenix, Md. / Hereford  1st in '16