GORHAM, Maine – Senior Alexa Srolovitz (Montreal, Quebec/New Hampton School (NH)) and junior Jackie Luckhardt (Londonderry, N.H.) of the University of Southern Maine Huskies women's basketball team have each been named to the 2019 Little East Conference all-conference second team after a vote by conference coaches.
Srolovitz and Luckhardt helped guide Southern Maine to a third place finish in the LEC regular season with an 11-5 record in conference play, and a 16-11 overall record. The Huskies best regular-season finish since the 2014 season.
"We are honored to have Alexa and Jackie named to the Little East All-Conference team. Both student-athletes had tremendous seasons with their intelligent play at both ends of the floor," said fourth-year Head Coach Samantha Allen. "Their strong leadership never went unnoticed by their teammates or coaches in every single practice and game. We are so happy that these two were able to play a full year together without injury. Jackie made a major impact on her team this year with her mental toughness and incredible play-making ability. We know that she still has such a high ceiling for what she can do in our league. And, although we are sad to see Alexa leaving our program and venturing on into the next phase of her career, we are unbelievably proud and grateful for the mark she left on our program with her tough defense, work ethic and outstanding play throughout her career."
Earning all-conference honors for the first time in her career, Luckhardt was a 2017 Maine State All-Rookie team pick as a freshman. Sitting out last season due to injury, Luckhardt finished her second season with the Huskies as one of the top guards in the LEC. Averaging 9.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.4 steals per game, Luckhardt improved in all statistical categories, and shot a career-best 42.9 percent from the field. The Little East Conference leader in steals with 93 (63 against LEC opponents), Luckhardt was first in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.5), and first in assists (95). An outstanding rebounder, the 5-5 guard finished the season ranked eighth in rebounds (167).
Srolovitz, the 2018 LEC Defensive Player of the Year, led Southern Maine in scoring averaging 11.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.5 steals per game while shooting 46.1 percent from the field. In the conference circuit, Srolovitz was seventh in field goals made (117) and field goal percentage (46.1), 12th in scoring and fifth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.3). She established a career-high of 26 points in USM's 65-58 win over the University of New England (November 14).
A four-year member for the Huskies, Srolovitz, a 2016 LEC All-Rookie team selection, improved in nearly every statistical category with career bests in scoring, rebounding, assist average and shooting. She is the first Huskies' women's basketball player to be named the conference's Defensive Player of the Year. The Huskies' 5-7 guard finished her career with 863 points, 364 rebounds, 221 assists, and 111 steals. Srolovitz's 82.8 career free throw percentage (144-for-174) is second in USM record books, while her 2018-2019 87.7 percent (50-for-57) is third in single-season records.