Barnette Voted To All-Met First Team

Destiny Barnette is a First-Team All-Met selection.
Destiny Barnette is a First-Team All-Met selection.

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

FIRST TEAM          
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
SECOND TEAM          
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.



PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Brittany Shields, Pace

COACH OF THE YEAR: Anthony Crocitto, NYIT