Upper Marlboro, Md. - Four members of the William and Mary women's basketball team earned All-CAA honors on Wednesday night at the league's annual awards banquet. Senior Emily Correal garnered All-CAA Second-Team accolades, while senior Janine Aldridge earned a spot on the All-CAA Third-Team and All-CAA Defensive Team. For the third consecutive season, senior Jaclyn McKenna cemented herself on the All-CAA Academic First Team, while sophomore Kyla Kerstetter received All-CAA Academic Second Team distinctions.
Correal capped an impressive 2013 campaign ranking fourth in the CAA in scoring (16.8 ppg) and ninth in rebounding (8.0 rpg). The Venetia, Pa., native, who has started a school record tying 113 times, became just the third player in program history to record a 20-point and 20-rebound game as she netted 24 points and pulled down 21 rebounds in the season opener against East Carolina on Nov. 9. On Dec. 8, she became the ninth fastest player in program history to record 1,000 career points. Currently, her 1,349 career points rank sixth in school history. Furthermore, in the Tribe's Dec. 21 contest at North Carolina A&T, Correal poured in a career-high 30 points against the Aggies. For her career, she is only one of four Tribe players to register 100 blocked shots (104).
For the first time in a well-decorated career, Aldridge garners all-league honors as the Massapequa, N.Y., native earned distinctions on the league's third-team and all-defensive squad. For the year, her 13.5 points per outing ranked 11th in the CAA, while she led the league in 3-pointers made (83) and 3-pointers per contest (3.0), as the latter stands 14th nationally. Defensively, Aldridge's 77 steals and 2.8 thefts per game were tops in the CAA. Additionally, in the Tribe's regular season finale against George Mason, she became the Tribe's all-time leader in career steals with 260.
McKenna, who is a chemistry major, garners All-CAA Academic First Team distinctions for the third consecutive season. In the Tribe's CAA opener at Hofstra on Jan. 6, McKenna poured in 12 points and 11 rebounds as she tied a career-high for boards in a game. Over the course of her career, McKenna has appeared in 117 contests, which ranks tied for fifth in the Tribe record books. Furthermore, her career field-goal percentage of .484 stands fifth in school history.
Kerstetter lands on the All-CAA Academic Second Team for the first time her in career. In 2012-13, the Brentwood, Tenn., native finished the regular season averaging 6.0 points and 2.4 rebounds per game. Of her many impressive performances this season, her best may have occurred when she poured in a career-high 17 points in the Tribe's 79-73 victory over Georgia State on Feb. 26. Earlier in the season, on Nov. 14 vs. Virginia Union, she filled up the stat sheet with 14 points, eight steals and six assists. The eight steals equaled the second best performance in school history.
The Tribe opens play in the 2013 CAA Tournament sponsored by Jani King on Friday, March 15, as it meets Drexel in a quarterfinal match up slated to get underway at 7:30 p.m. at the Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro, Md.