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March 9, 2010

Yanofsky, Beaulieu earn All-State plaudits from MWBCA

Lauren Yanofsky '10 has now earned both All-NESCAC and All-State honors this season.

Sharpshooting Allie Beaulieu '13 scored 12.0 points per game en route to earning a spot on the Maine All-Rookie Team.

LEWISTON, Maine -- Two players on the Bates women's basketball team were cited on Tuesday as the Maine Women's Basketball Coaches Association unveiled its All-State teams for the 2009-10 season.

Senior forward Lauren Yanofsky (Belmont, Mass.) was named Second Team All-State, while first-year guard/forward Allie Beaulieu (Swampscott, Mass.) made the All-Rookie Team.

It is the third postseason honor for Yanofsky, who was selected Monday to play in the annual Senior All-Star Classic, sponsored by the New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA). Last week Yanofsky was named First Team All-Conference by the NESCAC.

Yanofsky, a 5-foot-11 forward, was perhaps Bates' most explosive and versatile player this season. She led the Bobcats (14-12) in scoring (15.1 ppg), rebounding (6.4 rpg) and blocked shots (1.96 bpg), all career highs, and ranked third, 11th and second, respectively, among conference players in those categories. She also ranked 12th in the NESCAC in steals (1.69 spg) and was second on the Bobcats in assists, with 2.1 per game. Out of 26 games this season, she led the Bobcats in scoring 15 times and rebounding 14 times. She also scored in double figures in 23 of 26 games, including the final 11 contests of the season.

In Bates' final game this season, a loss to No. 1-ranked Amherst in the semifinals of the NESCAC Championship, Yanofsky netted her 1,000th career point, becoming the 17th Bates woman to reach that milestone. She finished her career with 1,001 points, 460 rebounds, 174 assists, 127 steals and 120 blocked shots -- only seven shy of the Bates career blocks record of 127 held by Laura Hollingsworth '83.

Beaulieu made an immediate splash for the Bobcats. She poked her scoring average into double figures on Dec. 7 after scoring 17 points against Thomas, and from that point forward she maintained a scoring average between 11.6 and 13.4 points per game. She finished the year averaging 12.0 points per game, ranking 10th in the NESCAC in that category, and was the only rookie to rank among the top 30 in the NESCAC in that category. Beaulieu posted an impressive .453 field goal percentage, tying for eighth in the NESCAC, and she ranked fifth in the conference in three-point field goal percentage at .391, as well as sixth in three-pointers made (1.92 per game).

On Jan. 11, Beaulieu was named NESCAC Player of the Week -- in a 2-2 week for the Bobcats, she scored a team-high 17.0 points per game while shooting 27-48 (.563) from the field, including a sparkling 9-for-17 (.529) from behind the arc, and a 5-of-5 performance from the line. She also added 5.0 rebounds, 2.5 rebounds, 1.0 blocked shots and 1.0 steals per game. Her most impressive performance came in a  loss at Tufts, as she was 9-for-11 (.818) overall, 4-for-4 from beyond the arc, and 1-for-1 at the line to finish with a career-best 23 points.

View the MWBCA All-State Teams release (PDF)

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