College: Maddie Hasson named D3 player of the year

Posted by: Tom Nolette on Fri Mar 20th, 2020 4:44 am
Bowdoin's Maddie Hasson Named WBCA Division III Player of the YearBRUNSWICK, Maine Bowdoin College senior Maddie Hasson (South Portland, Maine) has been named the 2020 Women's Basketball Coaches Association Division III National Player of the Year.Hasson averaged 16.7 points, 7.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game this season and ranked among the nation's leaders with a 61.7 field goal percentage, scoring double figures in 23 of Bowdoin's 29 contests. She led the second-ranked Polar Bears to their first New England Small College Athletic Conference title since 2009 and a berth in the NCAA Division III Sweet Sixteen (27-2 record) before the cancellation of the tournament.Hasson, who tallied 10 double-doubles and finished seventh all-time at Bowdoin with 1,321 points, was at her best against the nation's best. In eight games against ranked opponents and in postseason play, she averaged 21.0 points, 9.8 rebounds, 1.3 steals while making 56% of her shots from the field. On December 30 at Chapman, she surpassed 1,000 career points with a career-high 37, just one point shy of the school record.Hasson, who was also named First Team All-American by the WBCA, is the third Polar Bear to win the award, joining Eileen Flaherty (2007) and Kate Kerrigan (2018). Only one other Division III school, Amherst College, has had three different players win the honor https://athletics.bowdoin.edu/sports/wb ... 0319glba7c
Posted by: ExpoEddie on Sun Mar 22nd, 2020 5:46 pm
It is such a shame this has been overshadowed by COVID 19. Of course COVID is more important, but this is the first Maine native to win this award. Maddie's work ethic 2nd to none. While not seeing a ton of games, I have attended games last three years. Her rise to the best was all about determination and the Larry Bird syndrome, I refuse to lose or quit. He assist average does not tell the full story of Maddie's passing. Her instincts on when, where and how to deliver passes are at the highest level. Maddie did not have great leaping ability, but she was the most skilled player on the court in reading angles off missed shots for rebounds.She took a very solid high school career and elevated her game to simply being the best. Congratulations.
Posted by: patsfan07 on Mon Mar 30th, 2020 5:40 pm
Wow, that's awesome news....congrats to Maddie ! She should thank her mom for the genes and her dad for NOT screwing up her game ! Just kidding.....Chris and Lynne are good people.

Maddie Hasson: our final honor for the 2019-20 Bowdoin Athletic Awards, the Lucy Shulman Award for Outstanding Female Athlete.