RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College senior Destiny Barnette (Paterson, NJ/PCTI) has been named to the 2011-12 All-Met Division II Women's Basketball First Team, the Met Basketball Writers Association announced on Thursday. Area head coaches voted on the award winners.
Barnette, a 5-foot-6 guard, is an All-Met selection for the first time. In 2011-12, she played in 25 games, starting 24, and averaged 18.1 points (3rd in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference), 4.6 rebounds and 1.84 steals (10th) while shooting 36.2 percent from three-point range (8th). She was also named to the All-CACC First Team.
A four-year starter, Barnette ranks sixth in school history with 1,091 career points. She is among the top five in Felician annals in assists, steals, and three-pointers as well. She is the second consecutive Golden Falcon to earn All-Met honors, after Quay Baskerville was voted to the Second Team in 2010-11. Barnette is a 2008 graduate of Passaic Tech.
Felician posted a 17-10 won-lost record in 2011-12 under CACC Coach of the Year Steve Fagan. The Golden Falcons won the CACC North Division regular-season championship, and set a school record with a 10-game win streak. They reached the conference tournament for the second consecutive year.
Barnette and the rest of the All-Met teams from all three NCAA divisions will be honored at the 79th NIT/MWBA All-Met Haggerty Awards Dinner on Thursday, April 26, at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, N.Y. The All-Met awards are the oldest continuous college basketball awards presented by the media.
2011-12 All-Met Division II Women's Basketball Teams
|Brittany Shields||Pace||5-10||SR||F||Cold Spring, N.Y.|
|Destiny Barnette||Felician||5-6||SR||G||Paterson, N.J.|
|Amanda Bartlett||Molloy||5-7||SR||G||Mesa, Ariz.|
|Torey Jones||Caldwell||5-6||JR||G||Providence, R.I.|
|Felicia Joyner||C.W. Post||5-9||SR||G||Lindenhurst, N.Y.|
|Sarah Schicher||Dowling||6-2||SR||F||Vienna, Austria|
|Jeanette Anderson||Caldwell||6-1||SO||F||Lynn, Mass.|
|Connie Simmons||Dowling||5-10||JR||G||Syosset, N.Y.|
|Briana Sloper||St. Thomas Aquinas||5-11||SR||F||Williston Park, N.Y.|
|Kerri White||Pace||5-9||SR||G||Flushing, N.Y.|
|Jessica Kitrys||Adelphi||6-0||SO||F||Parlin, N.J.|
|Lindsey Lopez||Dominican (N.Y.)||5-5||JR||G||Elmwood Park, N.J.|