For the third time this season and eighth of her career, Rollins junior Carly McLendon was named the Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week, it was announced Monday.
Senior Sam Philpott led four players scoring in double-figures as Rollins posted an 86-58 win over Saint Leo on Saturday afternoon.
Rollins offense had its lowest scoring output in more than a decade and took a second-straight loss, falling 44-34 to Saint Leo on Saturday.
After a week off since its first loss of the year at Barry, Rollins gets a visit from Saint Leo looking for a bounce back Sunshine State Conference victory. The Tars potent offense couldn’t get into a groove against the Bucs and were held to 17 points below their season average. Despite the setback, Rollins still checked in at No. 12 in the WBCA Division II Coaches Poll and No. 8 in the D2SIDA Media Poll. In the SSC standings, the Tars are tied with Eckerd, Tampa and Embry-Riddle for first place, all with 3-1 records. The Lions have won two straight, beating Palm Beach Atlantic 54-46 last weekend and taking down Ave Maria 65-56 on Tuesday. Saint Leo is last in the league in scoring margin (-13.3) while the Tars top the SSC, outscoring teams by 14.6 a game
Rollins gets back into Sunshine State Conference play Saturday, hosting upstart Saint Leo for a rare 1 p.m. tip at Warden Arena. The Tars are playing their fourth game in the last seven days after falling at Barry last Saturday and then beating Southeastern and Warner at home earlier in the week. The Tars are tied for second in the SSC at 3-1, just a game back of leaders Barry and Nova Southeastern. Saint Leo is also at 3-1 in the league and brings the top defense in the conference to Winter Park. The Lions are third in the nation in steals and sixth in total blocks. Both teams are looking for a big conference win before taking the holiday break.
Fritz Engel picks up First Team accolades, while Matt Volk becomes the program's first ever two-time Academic All-American.