RICHMOND, Virginia – UNCW junior guard Lacey Suggs has been named Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Player-of-the-Week after leading the Seahawks to league wins over Elon and William & Mary.
Suggs, who hails from White Lake, N.C., becomes the second UNCW player to garner CAA Player-of-the-Week accolades this season. Redshirt senior guard Shrita Parker earned the award on Jan. 21 after the Seahawks’ victories over Towson and James Madison.
In helping the Seahawks extend their win streak to four straight games, Suggs averaged 23.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per game while shooting a blistering 61.5 percent from the field. She also knocked down 6-of-9 three-point field goal attempts and was a perfect 9-for-9 at the free throw line as the Seahawks remained unbeaten at Trask Coliseum with a 12-0 record.
Suggs registered a career-high 29 points in the Seahawks’ 76-51 victory over the two-time defending CAA champions, hitting 11-of-16 shots from the floor and all five free throws.
In Sunday’s 66-58 triumph over William & Mary, she poured in 18 points, including a career-best four three-pointers, and grabbed a season-high eight rebounds while playing all 40 minutes for the first time in her career.
Suggs, who has started all 22 games for Coach Karen Barefoot’s squad, leads the CAA with a .511 field goal percentage while ranking third on the team with a 10.9 scoring average.
UNCW, 15-7 overall and 8-3 in the CAA, begins a brief two-game road trip on Friday, Feb. 15, when the Seahawks venture to Towson for a 7 p.m. CAA contest against the Tigers at SECU Arena.