Morris, Pringley Earn Recognition From Met Writers

(Photos by Steven R. Smith)
(Photos by Steven R. Smith)

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College women's basketball senior Ashley Morris (West Orange, N.J./West Orange) and men's basketball senior J.R. Pringley (Elizabeth, N.J./Linden) have been named to the Weekly Honor Rolls of the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Assocation (MBWA) Division II/III Player of the Week Program. The recognition, announced today, was for the period ending Jan. 25.

Morris and Pringley were chosen from among the 53 NCAA Division II and III basketball-playing institutions in the New York City metropolitan area. More information is available at www.metbasketballwriters.org.

Morris, a 5-foot-10 small forward, averaged 17.5 points, 14.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals in a 1-1 week for the Felician women. She totaled 18 points and a career-high 19 rebounds in a Jan. 21 home win over Post University, and followed with 17 points and nine caroms in Sunday's loss at Goldey-Beacom College. She is a 2010 graduate of West Orange High.

The Golden Falcon men also split a pair of games last week. Pringley, a 6-foot-5 small forward, shot 56 percent from the floor and averaged 21.0 points and 14.0 rebounds. He recorded 16 points and 14 boards in a Jan. 21 home loss to Post, and then posted 26 points and 14 rebounds as Felician defeated Goldey-Beacom on Sunday. Pringley is a 2011 graduate of Linden High.

Both Morris and Pringley were selected to their sport's Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Weekly Honor Roll on Monday.

The MBWA, in its 82nd year, coordinates the oldest set of continuous college basketball postseason awards presented by the media. The MBWA Player of the Week program was revived this season after first being handed out from 2004-05 to 2008-09.

Both Felician basketball teams are next in action this Saturday, January 31, when they travel to Philadelphia to take on the University of the Sciences. The women tip off at 1 p.m., with the men to follow. Both USciences teams are among the top 10 in the NCAA Division II East Region.