Greenwich native, Muhlenberg senior Laney nets numerous awards

Muhlenberg senior and former Greenwich High standout Erin Laney goes hard to the basket during a recent game for the Mules. — photo courtesy of Muhlenberg Athletic Department

Muhlenberg senior and former Greenwich High standout Erin Laney goes hard to the basket during a recent game for the Mules. — photo courtesy of Muhlenberg Athletic Department

Greenwich native and Muhlenberg College women’s basketball senior Erin Laney received All-Centennial Conference honorable mention and was named to the Academic Honor Roll and Winter All-Sportsmanship Team after helping Muglenberg earn a Centennial Conference playoff berth in 2014.

To be named to the Academic Honor Roll, a student must be a sophomore or higher in class standing; a starter or key reserve on her team; and carry at least a 3.40 cumulative grade-point average.

Created by the Centennial Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, the All-Sportsmanship Team includes a member from each team, selected by coaches and teammates, who displayed good sportsmanship throughout the season.

An American studies major and Spanish minor, Laney was once again one of the Mules’ most reliable players.

The co-captain, who appeared in every game during her career, finished second on the team in scoring (9.5) and rebounding (6.0) in a team-leading 30.5 minutes per game (her total of 792 was tied for fifth in the Centennial Conference). She was also second on the Mules in steals (28) and tied for third in assists (40) and played her best down the stretch, averaging 11.7 points and shooting 52.3 percent from the field over the final nine games.

Laney recorded three double-doubles and 14 double-digit scoring efforts on the year, including a game-high 16 points in the Centennial Conference playoff loss to Gettysburg, during which she hit two of her three career three-pointers.

The veteran forward also orchestrated one of the most exciting moments of the season when she made a free throw with 0.8 seconds remaining to give the Mules a 60-59 home victory over Centennial Conference semifinalist McDaniel.

An Academic Honor Roll selection for the third year in a row, Laney finished her Muhlenberg career with 669 points, 430 rebounds, 65 assists and 62 steals.

After finishing 12-6 in the Centennial Conference, the Mules earned their ninth consecutive playoff berth and a first-round home game as the No. 4 seed. Muhlenberg, which finished 16-10 overall, was eliminated by Gettysburg in the first round of the league playoffs.

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