Spaulding, Trapp Earn Recognition From Met Writers

Spaulding, Trapp Earn Recognition From Met Writers

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician University men's basketball sophomore Terrell Spaulding (Paterson, N.J./Eastside) and women's basketball junior Marya Trapp (Red Bank, N.J./Red Bank Regional) have been named to the Weekly Honor Roll of the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association (MBWA) Division II/III Player of the Week program. The recognition, announced on Tuesday, was for the period ending Dec. 4.

Spaulding and Trapp were chosen from among the 52 NCAA Division II and II basketball-playing institutions in the New York City metropolitan area. More information is available at www.metbasketballwriters.org.

Spaulding, a 6-foot-3 forward, averaged 21.0 points, 11.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals in a 1-1 week for the Felician men (5-5, 2-3 CACC). He recorded 23 points and 15 rebounds in a home loss to Bloomfield College on Dec. 3.

Trapp, a 6-foot forward, turned in 22.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocked shots per game despite the Felician women's (1-8, 1-4) 0-2 week. She scored 20 points with 14 rebounds and four blocks in a Dec. 3 home setback to Bloomfield.

Spaulding was selected as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Co-Player of the Week on Monday. On the same day, Trapp was chosen for the CACC Weekly Honor Roll.

The MBWA, in its 84th year, coordinates the oldest set of continuous college basketball postseason awards presented by the media. The MBWA Player of the Week program was revived two years ago after first being handed out from 2004-05 to 2008-09.

Felician is next in action on Saturday, when both Golden Falcon squads host Nyack College in CACC action in Rutherford. The women's game tips off at 1 p.m., followed by the men's contest at 3:30 p.m.

 

Felician University, the Franciscan University of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic university founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician University welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician University currently enrolls more than 2,100 students and offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs, in the classroom and online, in the arts and sciences, business and management sciences, health sciences and teacher education. Felician University also sponsors 14 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II level.