NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Senior forward Denia Davis-Stewart of the Merrimack College women’s basketball program was named Northeast Conference (NEC) Player of the Week for the fourth time this season. Davis-Stewart averaged 18.3 points 14.3 rebounds and 5.3 blocks in the Warriors three wins over conference opponents.
So far this season, Davis-Stewart is leading the conference in scoring (18.6), rebounding (13.8) and blocks (5.0). In the Warriors win over Mount St. Mary’s the senior forward scored her 1,000 career point. She is also 51 rebounds away from becoming the second player in Merrimack College women’s basketball history to have 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. The only other player to do so is Stacy Knapp who played for the Warriors from 1999-2002.
Blocking shots is also a huge part of Davis-Stewart’s game. She currently leads the country in the category with 80 on the season. She has more blocked shots than 320 entire Division I women’s basketball teams. The senior needs only 51 blocks for 400 on her career. She would become this first player in school history with 1,000 points, 1,000 rebounds, and 400 blocks if she accomplishes the feat.
Merrimack heads to Pennsylvania for two games in three days. The Warriors start their road trip at Robert Morris on Saturday and then head to Saint Francis (PA) on Monday. Both games are set for 1 p.m. and will be streamed on NEC Front Row.