Photo of Brogan Berry courtesy of Gil Talbot.
The Harvard women’s basketball team held its annual end-of- season dinner last week at the Stockyard restaurant in Brighton. The Crimson handed out team awards and named its two captains for the 2010-11 season.
Sophomore Brogan Berry and junior Emma Markley were co-recipients of the Most Valuable Player Award. Markley was one of three Crimson players to earn All-Ivy League honors and one of four to average double-digit scoring on the season. For the second year in a row, the Yorktown Heights, N.Y., native led the Crimson in scoring (14.0 ppg), rebounding (7.0 rpg) and blocks (2.7 bpg). She earned a spot on the first team for the first time in her career.
Berry, who ranked third on the team and ninth in the league in scoring (11.9 ppg), earned a spot on the second team. She led the league and was among the top 15 in the nation in assists, averaging 5.8 per game. She handed out 169 assists this season, which is second on the single season assists list. Combined with 100 hand outs from a season ago, Berry stands ninth on the all-time assists list at Harvard with 269 helpers.
Junior Jackie Alemany earned the team’s Best Defense Award. She was a force to reckon with on defense, not only crashing the boards, but picking pockets. She was eighth in the Ivy League in rebounds (6.6 rpg) and sixth in steals (1.6 spg).
Sophomore Lindsay Louie received the Harvard Pride Award, while freshman Miriam Rutzen took home the team’s Most Improved Award. Louie played in 18 games for the Crimson. Rutzen played in 27 games this season, with her minutes increasing as the season progressed. She averaged 3.2 ppg and 3.7 rpg.
Alemany and junior Christine Matera were named captains for next season.
All 12 members team, which won 20 games this season, return in 2010-11.