Chelsea Marandola Named BIG EAST Player Of The Week

Dec. 7, 2009

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Providence College senior guard Chelsea Marandola (Johnston, R.I.) was named BIG EAST Player of the Week on Monday, December 5. She earns Player of the Week accolades for the first time in her career. During her career at Providence, she has been named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll five times and was a BIG EAST Conference Freshman of the Week selection twice.

Marandola averaged 23.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in a 2-0 week for the Friars. She shot an impressive 51.7 percent from the field (15-of-29), including 46.2-percent from beyond the three-point arc (6-of-13). Marandola also connected on 11-of-14 free-throw attempts. She netted a career-high 31 points in the Friars' 86-63 victory over Buffalo on December 2. She went 11-of-19 from the floor, including 4-of-8 from three-point territory. Twenty-two of her 31 points came in the second half to help the Friars pull away, after leading by just six points at the half (37-31). In a 71-62 victory at Rhode Island on December 5, Marandola netted a game-high 16 points. Her 16 points against the Rams moved her into 10th place on Providence's career scoring list. She is the first PC player since 1998 to crack the top-10 in career scoring.

Marandola also is three assists shy of becoming one of two active players in the league (joining Connecticut's Maya Moore) to record more than 1,300 points, 500 rebounds, 200 assists and 150 steals.

Providence returns to action on Tuesday, December 8 against Hofstra in Hempstead, N.Y. The game will tip-off at 7:00 p.m.

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