Nikki was just named as the 2007-2008 MAC Player of the Year. That is two years in a row for her, I am so proud!
Check out the press release here
(she is so dominant!)
The MAC Championship game is @ 2 PM tomorrow at Messiah and Coach Miller is going for his 400th win, go Falcons!
Among those is Lobach, who became the first Messiah player since 2003 graduate Christina Vouriotis to win consecutive MAC Commonwealth Player of the Year honors. Lobach led the league in scoring (16.8 points per game), was third in field goal percentage (55 percent) and sixth in assists (2.54 per game), finishing as the conference’s seventh best free throw shooter by percentage (77.4 percent) — all while taking nearly twice as many charity tosses as any other player in the top 15.
Lobach has led Messiah in scoring in 15 of the team’s 26 games on the year, scoring 20 or more points on eight occasions. She recorded a season-high 27 points against both DeSales University (Dec. 8) and the University of Scranton (Nov. 28), helping the Falcons to a 76-8 overall record during her time in uniform.
A transfer from Binghamton University following her freshman year, Lobach’s back-to-back POY honors are bettered only by Vouriotis’ three straight awards (2001-2003). The senior from Hanover, Pennsylvania is also a finalist for the 2007-2008 Jostens Trophy, a national award honoring the most outstanding men’s and women’s Division III basketball players of the year.
“Nikki is one of the most remarkable student-athletes I’ve ever been associated with,” Miller said. “Relative to her ability, she is the most humble person I have ever been around. Nikki is all about team, and we’ve never had anyone more coachable than Nikki. She is respectful and appreciative of authority figures in her life, and her actions have made her a remarkable leader.
“Naturally, it’s an understatement to say we’re going to miss her,” Miller continued. “But what people might not understand is how much we’ll miss what she brings away from the court as well.”