BOSTON, Mass. – For the first time since 2001, the MIT women's basketball team received two NEWMAC All-Conference selections as junior Mari Kordell (Ijamsville, Md.) and sophomore Sabrina Drammis (Hilton Head Island, S.C.) earned spots on the second team as announced by the league on Tuesday. NEWMAC Tournament runner-up Smith College along with Babson College joined the Engineers with two honors apiece.
Kordell, the 2012 NEWMAC Rookie of the Year, received her second All-Conference second-team nod after ranking in the top 20 in the league in nine major categories including second in free-throw percentage and minutes per game, third in assists, and 11th in points per game. As MIT's top defender, she was the catalyst for the team that ranks third in the NEWMAC and 35th in the country in scoring defense. Kordell also turned in a pair of clutch performances in key conference victories this season. On January 9, she drained both ends of a one-and-one with 40 seconds remaining to secure a 60-59 win over previously undefeated and nationally-ranked Wheaton College. Just over a month later, Kordell converted a three-point play with 24.3 seconds left and added another free throw with 0.7 ticks on the clock to help the Engineers capture a 61-58 victory over Clark University. In the MIT recordbook, she currently stands seventh in career assists with 204.
Drammis paced the league in points and points per game in NEWMAC contests, ranked second in minutes per game, fourth in rebounds per game, and seventh in field-goal percentage. On the defensive end, she drew the toughest match-up at her position and held her opponent under her scoring average while finishing sixth in the conference in steals. Drammis recorded eight double-doubles this season, with seven coming against NEWMAC opponents. Her scoring output this year is tied for second all-time at MIT with 388 points while her average of 14.9 points per game is tied for seventh.