Syracuse women’s basketball’s Alexis Peterson named to Nancy Lieberman Award watch list

first_imgSyracuse senior point guard Alexis Peterson has been named to the 2017 Nancy Lieberman Award watch list, which recognizes the nation’s top point guard.Peterson, one of 20 players listed, enters the 2016-17 campaign ranked 16th in program history with 1,207 career points. Her 3.6 assists career assists per game average ranks ninth all-time.At the Orange’s media day on Friday, head coach Quentin Hillsman called Peterson “one of the top three point guards in the country.”The 5-foot-7 guard won Sioux Falls Regional Most Outstanding Player, All-ACC First Team, ACC All-Defensive Team and All-ACC Tournament honors last season. She led Syracuse with 20.7 points per game in nine postseason contests.She’s started 70 games in her career after mostly coming off the bench her freshman year. She’s shot 33 percent from long range in her career and has averaged more than 16 points per game the past two seasons.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThree Atlantic Coast Conference players join Peterson on the award watch list: Duke’s Lexie Brown, Miami’s Adrienne Motley and Notre Dame’s Lindsay Allen. Each of the four ACC players enters her senior season.The Orange, coming off a 30-win season that ended with its first national championship game appearance, begins the 2016-17 season against Rhode Island on Nov. 11. Comments Published on October 24, 2016 at 3:22 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img


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