Bornemann Off and Running-Boston Globe

Bornemann Off and Running-Boston Globe

March 17, 2011

Kelly and Bornemann Are Off and Running

by Marvin Pave, Boston Globe

BOSTON, MA-Their first season as college basketball players was one to remember. Cohasset High grad Meredith Kelly was an impact performer in the backcourt at Bates, while Erika Bornemann of Canton was a force inside the paint at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Each was honored as top rookie by their respective conferences, Kelly in the New England Small College Athletic Conference and Bornemann in the Little East.

Bornemann, the first women's player at UMass-Dartmouth to earn the rookie award since 1991, helped the Corsairs (8-18) earn the fifth seed in the conference tournament by averaging 13.3 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. A starter in all 26 contests, the 6-foot-2 Bornemann reached double figures 18 times, 20 points on six occasions, and recorded nine double-doubles. The LEC's Rookie of the Week five times, she had a season-high 22 points and 14 rebounds at UMass-Boston.

"Erika worked very hard to adjust her game to succeed at this level and would not allow her confidence to be shaken,'' said UMD coach Amanda Van Voorhis. "She was a standout all season and is a big part of the foundation we have built and will continue to build upon in the coming years.''