Emily Pratt ’16 Named CCC Women’s Basketball Player of the Year for Endicott College

Now the whole basketball world knows what everyone at Lawrence Academy ALWAYS knew – Emily Pratt ’16 is one heck of a player.

Yesterday, the Springfield, Massachusetts-based Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) named the Endicott College junior as its “Women’s Basketball Player of the Year.”

Endicott College Sports Information reported:

Emily Pratt ’16

With the announcement of today’s awards, Pratt is now the first student-athlete in women’s basketball program history to receive Player of the Year accolades since Ceciley Chisholm ’10 did so in 2009-10.

Pratt’s MVP-caliber year includes the following averages: 17.4 points per game (40.7 FG%, 34.6 3PT%, 74.5 FT%), 5.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.32 steals, and 0.48 blocks. Pratt currently ranks first in the conference in points (436), second in field goals made (145), steals (58), and points per 40 minutes (21.1), third in free throws made (102) and points per game (17.4), and fifth in three-point field goals made (44) and three-point field goal percentage (34.6).

Historically speaking, Pratt’s 436 points this season ranks ninth all-time in program history, while her 17.4 points per game are positioned fifth all-time. Pratt also ranks No. 12 on the all-time scoring list with 995 career points entering Thursday night’s CCC Tournament semifinal matchup…First-seeded Endicott (17-8, 13-3 CCC) will take on the winner of No. 5 Curry and No. 4 Roger Williams on Thursday, February 21 in the CCC Semifinals at a time to be determined later.

While with the Spartans, Pratt scored her 1000th point at TD Garden, becoming just the third Lawrence Academy girls’ basketball player to accomplish the feat.

As for this season, the CCC reported:

Pratt is the top-scorer on an Endicott team that will enter the CCC Women’s Basketball Championship as the top seed… Pratt had nine games of 20 or more points, with her season-high of 33 coming against Curry back in November. She was named the CCC Player of the Week three times (Weeks ending Dec. 2, Dec. 16, Jan. 20).

Congratulations and good luck to Emily!

Congratulations Emily!

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We hope to see you there!

In the pics below, the cast for the musical got to rehearse on stage with the set. Thank you for the photos, Mrs. Cooper:

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