South Easton, Mass. – Merrimack women's basketball senior captain Gennifer Roy (Granby, Mass.) has been named to the Northeast-10 All-Conference third team for her play during the 2011-12 season. Roy is the first Merrimack selected to the All-Conference team since the 2010 season.
This marks the second time in her career that she has received third team honors. She was also named to the third team following her sophomore season.
"This is a great honor for Genn in her senior season," said first year head coach Monique LeBlanc. "She has played like a true all-conference player all year, and it's nice for her to be recognized for her performance. With so many great players in the NE-10, it's certainly an accomplishment to be chosen as one of the best."
Roy finished the season averaging a career-high 15.6 points per contest which was good for second on the team behind junior Kelly Schatzlein (Tolland, CT). Roy was one of three Merrimack players to start all 25 games on the season while also averaging 3.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists per contest.
Roy's best performance of the season came in the Warriors road victory at New Haven on January 7. Roy tied a school record for points in a game as she racked up 36 points on 12-17 from the floor and 9-10 from the free throw line. The victory over New Haven was the Warriors highest point total in over five years as they scored 91 points.
Roy finished out her illustrious Merrimack career in fourth place on the all-time Merrimack College scoring charts, racking up 1,425 points. Roy is one of 18 players in Merrimack history to break the 1,000 point mark.
"Genn has been an impact player for Merrimack since the day she stepped into the gym," stated LeBlanc. She has always tackled her assignments like a true professional, showing up every day with a blue collar and positive attitude. In addition to her great attributes as a basketball player, Genn is a quality person who is regarded highly by all that know her. She will be truly missed in the future."