December 25th, 2013
Vassar Forward Hannah Senftleber Named to National Team of the Week
Senftleber was one of only five players in the entire nation to earn Team of the Week laurels, as all five named were seniors.
POUGHKEEPSIE – Vassar College women’s basketball forward Hannah Senftleber was named to the D3hoops.com Scoutware National Team of the Week Tuesday evening. Wednesday, Senftleber was also named as the ECAC Upstate Women’s Basketball Player of the Week.
The honor came a day after Senftleber was acknowledged as the Liberty League Performer of the Week, and a week after taking home Liberty League Honor Roll accolades. Senftleber was one of only five players in the entire nation to earn Team of the Week laurels, as all five named were seniors.
Senftleber led the Brewers to one of their biggest wins in program history when they defeated No. 3 Montclair State 63-58 last Wednesday. Senftleber tied for the game-high with 19 points, while adding a game-leading 18 rebounds.
She was 7-of-13 from the field, and made all five of her free throws, including clutch shots in the final minute to give Vassar its first ever win over a ranked non-conference team. Senftleber’s accolade is the first for a Brewer on the Scoutware Team of the Week since fellow senior Cydni Matsuoka earned the honor back on January 24, 2011.
This news came on the same day that the Brewer women’s basketball team leapt five spots in the USA Today Sports D-III Coaches Top 25 Poll, jumping up to the No. 20 spot. VC picked up 45 votes in the USA Today poll, just two behind No. 19 Bowdoin College (ME). On Monday, Vassar was slotted in at No. 23 in the D3hoops.com Top 25 Poll.