Rodriguez wins NJAC POW for the second time in his career


PITMAN, New Jersey – After registering her first career double-double, a career-high interception record and the University of New Jersey City women’s basketball team’s first victory in the 2021-22 season, guard second year Damaris Rodriguez (Secaucus, NJ / Secaucus) won the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Player of the Week award for its inaugural week of the season, the conference announced today, Monday (November 15th).

Rodriguez filled in the stats sheet in last week’s one and only NJCU game, the Gothic Knights’ 97-31 home win over St. Elizabeth University on Thursday night, November 11. The runner-up finished with 19 points, one game-16 steals, a record nine assists and seven rebounds, just a dime on a triple-double and close enough to a quadruple-double.

The double-double was the first of his already stellar career, the nine assists equalize his career high – as do the seven boards – and the 16 career best steals set a program record and are only four behind. division of all time. III, which dates back to the 1992-93 season when the NCAA began tracking interceptions in women’s basketball.

This is the second time Guard Gothic Knight has won the NJAC Player of the Week award in her career after winning it once last season. The team will be back in action Thursday night, November 18, at the John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center (JMAC) to face the Rosemont College Ravens.


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