Emily Homan Named Patriot League Rookie of the Year
Feb. 28, 2012
EASTON, Pa. - Emily Homan has been named the Patriot League Rookie of the Year, as voted upon by the league's head coaches and announced today by the league office. Homan led all freshmen in points, rebounds, blocked shots and free throw percentage during league play.
Homan averaged 12.8 points and 8.5 rebounds per game in the 14-game Patriot League season. She also posted 1.9 blocks per contest while shooting 45.1 percent from the field and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. Homan, who is Lafayette's leading scorer this season, ranked first or second among Patriot League freshman in all of the above categories. She also led all Patriot League players with 3.9 offensive rebounds per game.
Also a unanimous selection to the Patriot League All-Rookie Team, Homan tied a Lafayette record with five weekly awards during the 2011-12 campaign. She was a four-time Rookie of the Week and added a Player of the Week nod on Jan. 3 - becoming just the second player in Patriot League history to claim both awards in the same week. Homan joins Christel Rocha '01 as Lafayette's two Rookies of the Year in 22 seasons of Patriot League basketball.
A native of Upper Darby, Pa. and a graduate of Delaware County Christian High School, Homan is one of two players in Lafayette history to net over 300 points and 200 rebounds in her freshman season (Jennifer Bayer '03). She ranks fifth in both career and single-season blocked shots at Lafayette with 56 swats this season.
The Leopards have now landed a player on the All-Rookie Team in back-to-back seasons. Danielle Fiacco earned All-Rookie laurels last winter despite missing the final eight games of the league slate due to injury.
Homan is joined as a major award winner by three members of the Patriot League regular season champion, American. Lisa Strack was named the Patriot League Player of the Year, fellow senior Ebony Edwards took home Defensive Player of the Year honors and fourth-year head coach Matt Corkery was selected as Coach of the Year after guiding the Eagles to the first 14-0 season in league history.
The complete All-Patriot League roster will be available shortly at PatriotLeague.org.
Homan and the Leopards will enter the Patriot League Tournament as the No. 8 seed. Lafayette travels to Washington, D.C. to play top-seeded American in a quarterfinal contest on Thursday, March 1 at 7 p.m. The action will be available live on GoLeopards.com.