William Smith College senior forward Mia Morrison was voted the Liberty League Women’s Basketball Player of the Year in a vote of the league’s coaches. The four-time All-Liberty League selection earned first-team all-conference honors for the third straight season. Sophomore guard Stavriana Dimitrakopoulou received All-Liberty League honorable mention.
Morrison was second in the conference this season in both scoring and rebounding, averaging 18.8 ppg and 9.7 rpg. She scored 11 points or more in 24 of the 26 games she played in this season. Morrison recorded 11 double-doubles this year, including 23 points and a career-high 21 rebounds in an overtime win against eventual league champion Ithaca. She scored a career-high 36 points and collected 16 boards in a win at NCAA tournament team Vassar. Morrison’s 489 total points and 251 total rebounds are tied for sixth and tied for fifth, respectively, on William Smith’s single season lists.
Morrison shot .435 from the floor, made 17 3-pointers, and shot .699 at the free throw line. She averaged 1.0 apg, 1.2 spg and 0.9 blocked shots per game.
Morrison is the first Heron to be named Liberty League Player of the Year since Marisa Vespa ’08 in 2007-08. She’s the first Heron to be a four-time all-conference selection since Vespa and classmate Stephanie Czajkowski.
In 98 career games, Morrison averaged 16.2 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.5 spg, and 0.9 blocked shots per game. Her 1,584 career points are second on the school’s all-time list. Morrison’s 845 career rebounds rank fifth and her 89 blocked shots are second. Her career field goal percentage was .433 and her career free throw percentage was .675.
A starter in all 26 games, Dimitrakopoulou averaged 11.1 ppg, 5.4 rpg, and 1.5 apg. She made a team-leading 52 3-pointers this season, tied for ninth on the program’s single season list. Dimitrakopoulou made 9-of-11 from the floor with a pair of 3-pointers for a season-high 20 points against Skidmore. She notched a pair of double-doubles during the California Lutheran Tournament, scoring 10 points and grabbing a season-high 12 boards against the host Regals. Dimitrakopoulou sank a season-high five treys, twice.
Through 50 career games, Dimitrakopoulou is averaging 9.9 ppg, 3.9 rpg, and 1.5 apg. She has made 86 3-pointers, tied for 14th on the program’s all-time list.
William Smith was 17-9 overall this season, including a 12-6 record in conference play. The Herons finished fourth in the conference standings and advanced to the semifinals of the league tournament with a 65-50 first round win over Union before falling to the league champion Bombers.