Ronaghan Named To D3Hoops.com Team of the Week

NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Dartmouth freshman Megan Ronaghan (North Attleboro, Mass.) was named to the D3Hoops.com Women's Basketball Team of the Week this morning for her performance on the court for the week ending Dec. 1.  She is the first Corsair to earn on spot on the national team since former standout Colleen Moriarty (Canton, Mass.) garnered the accolade for the week ending Feb. 3, 2013.

Katelyn Fischer (Marymount), Maureen Hirt (Kenyon), Jasmine Brandon (New Rochelle), and Syndey Moss (Thomas Moore) joined Ronaghan on the second edition of the D3Hoops.com Team of the Week.     

Earlier this week, the heralded freshman was named the New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) and Little East Conference Rookie of the Week.  Ronaghan has been named the conference's top rookie the past three weeks.

Ronaghan averaged 20.5 points and 8 rebounds per game to lead UMass Dartmouth to a 1-1 mark this past week.  The freshman from North Attleboro, Mass. shot 70.8 percent (17-for-24) from the floor, while converting on 87.5 percent (7-for-8) from the foul line.  Ronaghan posted her first collegiate double-double against Salve Regina with 23 points and 10 rebounds, while also registering season-highs in assists (5) and blocks (4).  On Sunday, she scored 18 points, on 8-for-11 from the floor, and pulled in six boards as the Corsairs fell at Bridgewater State.

A starter in all six games, Ronaghan is first on UMD in field goal percentage (59.5), while ranking among the Corsair leaders in points per game (t-1st, 17.5) and rebounding (2nd, 6.3).  She has reached double figures in scoring in her past five contests.  Ronaghan scored a season-high 28 points, on 13-for-24 from the field, against Castleton State in the championship game of the 2013 Fairfield Inn & Suites tournament.  Ronaghan nearly posted a double-double against the Spartans with nine rebounds.  She is the only women's basketball player to earn a conference citation three weeks in a row. 

UMass Dartmouth (4-3) will return to action at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, when the Corsairs travel to Plymouth State University (0-5) for the Little East opener for both squads.  Fans unable to make the trip to Plymouth, N.H., can watch the Panthers' video broadcast on LittleEast.tv or track the in-game statistics via the Live Stats option.