3 Hilltoppers Named to All-MEC Team

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – West Liberty's Audrey Tingle and Corinne Thomas were first-team selections while Bailee Smith garnered second-team honors and was named Freshman of the Year on Monday when the Mountain East Conference women’s basketball coaches announced the 2021-22 All-MEC Team.

   Tingle, a 5-6 senior guard from West Lafayette, Ohio, is heading down the homestretch of a historic senior season. A four-time MEC Player of the Week Award winner this season – no other MEC woman had more than two – Tingle set an NCAA Division II record with 6 triple-doubles, giving her an NCAA Division II record-tying 7 for her career.

   The fifth-year starter ranks No. 2 nationally in assists (199) and assists/game (7.11), is third in the nation with 18 double-doubles and – despite standing just 5-6 – is 12th in the nation with 295 rebounds. A first-team NCAA Division II Academic All-District selection, Tingle averaged 13.9 points, 10.5 rebounds and 7.1 assists in leading WLU to a 20-win season and a third-place finish in the MEC. She ranks No. 2 nationally in assists (199) and assists/game (7.11), is third in the nation with 18 double-doubles and – despite standing just 5-6 – is 12th in the nation with 295 rebounds.

   Thomas, a 5-8 sophomore shooting guard from New Carlisle, Ohio, emerged as one of the premier 3-point threats in the nation. She averaged 14.5 ppg. for the season and heads into post-season play ranked No. 2 in the nation with 89 3-point bombs, knocking them down at a 41 percent clip from behind the arc. She had a career-high 32 points against Concord and had three or more 3-pointers in 21 of West Liberty’s 28 games while also pulling down 6.0 rebounds a night.

   Smith, a 5-8 true freshman combo guard from Roseville, Ohio, made her first collegiate season a memorable one by starting every game and leading the Hilltoppers in scoring at 15.4 ppg. She hit double-figures in 20 of West Liberty’s 28 games and had seven games with 20 or more points – highlighted by a West Liberty season-high 34 points in a crucial late-season win at Fairmont State. The 34 points are the most ever scored by a WLU freshman.

   Glenville State senior guard Re’Shawna Stone was voted MEC Player of the Year by the coaches. Pioneer head coach Kim Stephens, who led Glenville to an unbeaten regular season and No. 1 national ranking, is the MEC Coach of the Year.

   The No. 3-seeded Hilltoppers will meet No. 6 seed Fairmont State in an MEC Tournament quarterfinal on Thursday. Tipoff is set for 2:30 p.m. inside WesBanco Arena in Wheeling.



2020-21 All-Mountain East Conference Team

    Player of the Year: Re'Shawna Stone (Glenville State)

    Freshman of the Year: BAILEE SMITH (WEST LIBERTY)

     Coach of the Year: Kim Stephens (Glenville State)



Name                               School                           Cl.       Pos.       Ht.      Hometown

Lauren Calhoun            Wheeling                      Jr.             F       6-0      Ravenna, Ohio

Alyssa DeAngelo            Fairmont State            So.           G    5-10      Jefferson Hills, Pa.

Riley Fitzwater               Concord                        Gr.            F       6-4      Glenville, W.Va.

Sierra Kotchman            Fairmont State            Gr.           G       5-6      Washington, Pa.

Markiya McCormick     Charleston                    Jr.             G       5-6      Pickerington, Ohio

Re'Shawna Stone          Glenville State             Sr.            G       5-6      Waynesville, Mo.

CORINNE THOMAS       WEST LIBERTY             SO.          G       5-8      NEW CARLISLE, PA.

AUDREY TINGLE            WEST LIBERTY             GR.          G       5-6      WEST LAFAYETTE, OHIO

Zakiyah Winfield            Glenville State             Sr.            G       5-7      Reading, Pa.


Name                               School                           Cl.       Pos.       Ht.      Hometown

Dream Cherry                 Davis & Elkins               Fr.            G       5-5      Akron, Ohio

Destiny Fields                 W.Va. State                  Jr.             G    5-10      Reynoldsburg, Ohio

Taychaun Hubbard        Glenville State             Sr.            G       5-7      Laurel, Md.

Dakota Reeves               Charleston                    Jr.             G       5-7      Cincinnati, Ohio

Tamia Ridley                   Notre Dame                 Sr.             F    5-10      Massillon, Ohio

Charity Shears                W.Va. State                  Sr.            G       5-9      Ashland, Ky.

BAILEE SMITH                WEST LIBERTY             FR.           G       5-8      ROSEVILLE, OHIO

Nyshae' Weaver            Alderson Broaddus     Fr.             F       6-0      Baltimore, Md.


Name                               School                           Cl.       Pos.       Ht.      Hometown

Dazha Congleton           Glenville State             Jr.             G       5-8      Huntington, W.Va.

Alana Ellis                        Notre Dame                 So.           G    5-11      Twinsburg, Ohio

Maggie Guynn                Concord                        Sr.            G       5-8      Pearisburg, Va.

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