Kristina Williams Northwest Conference Player of the Year; Sara Villanueva Named to First-Team
FOREST GROVE, Ore. - Lewis & Clark senior Kristina Williams was named the Northwest Conference Player of the Year for the second time in her career as announced by the league office on Thursday. Williams, who is the teams all-time leading scorer since transitioning to the NCAA, earned Player of the Year honors in 2010-11.
With the Player of the Year honors, Williams also earned a spot on the NWC All-Conference First-Team for the third consecutive time in her career. Williams leads the Pioneers in scoring, averaging 18.4 points a game, and has not scored below double-digits all season. Williams set a new school record this season in double-doubles, finishing with 12 overall and seven in a row.
Making her first appearance on the All-Conference First-Team is senior Sara Villanueva. Villanueva is averaging 10.2 points a game for the Pioneers, while shooting 81.6 percent from the free-throw line. Villanueva leads the Pioneers in assists with 3.0 a game.
Junior Tayler Wang also made an appearance on the all-conference list earning a Honorable Mention nod. Wang has been an all-around contributer to the Pioneers all season, ranking second on the team in points per game (11.7) and rebounds per game (7.6).
The Pioneers return to action on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. for the NWC Tournament Semi-Final where they will host George Fox.