Embry-Riddle on Nov. 9 and 42 against Palm Beach Atlantic on Nov. 16. McNeil’s year was cut short in December because of injury, though.
But her twin sister, Shameka, led the Panthers with an average of 12.1 points over 27 games and was an all-CIAA selection. She helped lead them to a 23-4 record through the CIAA tournament.
Virginia Union earned an atlarge berth to the NCAA tournament and was set to face Bowie State last Friday, before the event was canceled.
Players and teams across Virginia excelled on the defensive end this year.
At VCU, Danielle Hammond was named Atlantic 10 defensive player of the year, with a schoolrecord 87 blocks. That total tied for ninth in the country.
At Hampton, Ashley Bates was named Big South defensive player of the year for the second year in a row. Her 3.45 steals per game ranked eighth in the nation.
At Norfolk State, Chanette Hicks averaged 4.89 steals (second in the country) and became the first player to be named both player of the year and defensive player of the year in the MEAC.
At JMU, CAA defensive player of the year Kayla Cooper-Williams averaged three blocks, which tied for ninth in the country. She also averaged 9.2 rebounds, third in the CAA.