Faieta Named NE-10 Rookie of the Week
Lynn, Mass., freshman collects first weekly award after 2-0 week for Skyhawks
Faieta, who earns the weekly award for the first time, joins classmate and fellow North Shore product Amy Pelletier (Beverly, Mass./Bishop Fenwick) as NE-10 Rookie of the Week selections for Stonehill this season. Faieta helped lead the Skyhawks to a 2-0 week as she averaged 12 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.5 blocked shots in 24.5 minutes per game. She made 52.6-percent (10-for-19) of her shots from the field for the week.
Faieta totaled 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting, a season-best eight rebounds, a season-high matching four blocked shots and three assists in Wednesday's 76-64 victory at Adelphi University. She contributed 11 points, seven boards, two assists and a blocked shot in Saturday's 48-47 upset of Pace University, among teams receiving votes in the USA Today/ESPN/WBCA Division II poll.
Faieta has played all 19 games, starting 11, in her freshman season at Stonehill and is averaging 8.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists and a team-high 1.3 blocked shots (3rd NE-10) in 20 minutes per game, shooting 48.6-percent (70-144) from the field. In 15 NE-10 games (nine starts), she is averaging 9.4 points on 49.2-percent (60-122) shooting, with 4.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 blocked shots (2nd) in 20.8 minutes. Faieta scored a season-high 15 points to go with four rebounds at Franklin Pierce University on November 22.
Stonehill (10-9, 6-9 NE-10) is back in action tomorrow night when it hosts Franklin Pierce at 5:30 p.m. The Skyhawks close out the week at Merrimack College on Saturday at 1 p.m.