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Cavalieri and Harkins Selected to NEWMAC All-Conference Teams

Cavalieri and Harkins Selected to NEWMAC All-Conference Teams Babson Park, Mass. - March 1, 2011 - The senior tandem of Matt Cavalieri and Billy Harkins were selected to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men's Basketball All-Conference Teams on Tuesday afternoon. For the second-straight season, Cavalieri earned first-team honors, while Harkins was named to the second team for the first time in his career.

This marks the second-straight season that Springfield had a pair of all-conference selections, as both Cavalieri and Pat Crean were selected a year ago.

Cavalieri was Springfield's go-to guy this season as he has averaged 17.4 points and 8.0 rebounds per game, both of which rank third in the conference. The senior forward posted seven double-doubles this season and scored at least 20 points on 10 occasions. In conference play, Cavalieri averaged just over 15 points per game, scoring 20 points in five of 12 league contests. While leading in the league in minutes played per game, Cavalieri has shot 44% from the floor and 35% from beyond the arc.

Harkins had a standout senior year as he has been Springfield's most consistent player down the stretch. In league play, Harkins netted 12.8 points per game, while ranking second in the conference in field goal percentage (52.9%). In addition, Harkins slashing ability allowed him to get to the line often, attempting 88 free throws in league play, making 72 of them. Harkins led the league in both assists (4.9) and steals (2.9) per game as Springfield's floor general.

2011 NEWMAC Men’s Basketball Awards

Athlete of the Year
Jeffrey Robinson, WPI

Rookie of the Year
Kevin Sowers, Coast Guard

Coach of the Year
Chris Bartley, WPI

Sportsmanship Award
Coast Guard

First Team All-Conference
Brian Vayda, Clark
Will Tashman, MIT
Matt Cavalieri, Springfield
Matt Carr, WPI
Jeffrey Robinson, WPI

Second Team All-Conference
Russell Braithwaite, Babson
Jevon James, Coast Guard
Mitchell Kates, MIT
Billy Harkins, Springfield
Anthony Coppola, Wheaton

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