CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior guards Jordon Bronner (Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.) and Kelsey Hogan (Nashua, N.H.) of the University of New Hampshire men’s and women's basketball teams have been named team's representatives on the 2014 America East Fans' Choice Player of the Year ballot.
The league announced the nine candidates on the men’s and women’s side Tuesday afternoon. Voting for the award is now open and continues on the Facebook page of America East through Tuesday, March 5 at 12 p.m. This is the sixth consecutive year fans can voice their opinion on who is the best player in the conference.
Hogan has proven herself as a versatile offensive threat, hanging around the top of the Wildcats in several offensive categories. Hogan leads UNH in points per game (12.1), 3-point field goal percentage (36.3%) and free throws made (90). The senior ranks second on the team in free throw shooting percentage with an .826 clip during the 2013-14 campaign. Additionally, her team-high 3.2 assists per game demonstrates her ability to orchestrate the offense.
Her most dominant performance came in a 71-68 overtime conference victory over Stony Brook on Jan. 11 at Lundholm Gymnasium. Hogan scored a career-high 35 points while hitting 10 of 15 from the field, 3 of 5 from beyond the arc and 12 of 14 from the free throw line. The Wildcat senior capped off her stellar performance in overtime against the Seawolves by scoring all of New Hampshire’s eight points in the extra frame.
Another decorated season in 2013-14 has solidified Hogan’s name in UNH women’s basketball history. In her third consecutive season as co-captain, Hogan became the 17th member in program history to score at least 1,000 points in a career. The guard’s 18 double-digit scoring games give her a total of 56 career games in which she has scored 10 points or more. Hogan’s consistent offensive production this season also helped raised her career point total to 1,132, which ranks 11th on UNH’s all time scoring list. Moreover, the senior’s 366 assists and 155 3-pointers rank fourth in Wildcat history.
Bronner, who is averaging a career-high 9.9 points this year, has been the Wildcats’ most consistent player. The senior captain has started every game for UNH and logged a career-high 33.1 minutes per game this season. In conference games, Bronner is tied for second in the league, playing in 34.5 minutes per contest.
The senior has led the team in scoring six times and reached double-figures in 14 games. Bronner scored a season-high 23 points in a Jan. 7 loss to Brown. The Sleepy Hollow, N.Y. native also posted a season-high seven assists during a 29-point victory over UMass Lowell on Jan. 26.
Bronner has etched his name in the UNH record books; the senior is ranked fifth all-time in games played and his 253 assists is six helpers shy of 10th in career assists.
The women’s team plays its final home game of the regular season on Senior Day against the University of Maine in its first-ever ‘Silent Night’ game Saturday, March 1 (1 p.m.). For tickets, visit UNHWildcats.com or call (603) 862-4000. The game will be televised on Fox College Sports Atlantic. The men’s team travels to Maine to wrap up the regular season Sunday, March 2 (2 p.m.). The Wildcats go onto compete in the America East Tournament at Albany’s SEFCU Arena starting Friday, March 7. All games throughout the tournament will be streamed on ESPN3.com. For tickets, please visit AmericaEast.com. For the latest news and information on UNH basketball tune in to www.UNHWildcats.com.