Damon Alston Named to All-CCC Men's Basketball Team

Damon Alston Named to All-CCC Men's Basketball Team
2013 All-CCC Men's Basketball Team Release

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.--Western New England men's basketball senior co-captain Damon Alston has been named honorable mention on the 2013 All-Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Team, Commissioner Gregg M. Kaye announced on Tuesday. This signals the guard's first all-star appearance.

A product of St. Paul Catholic from New Britain, Conn., Alston is the Golden Bears' leading scorer at 14.0 points per game going into tonight's CCC Tournament quarterfinal game at top-seeded Curry. The 10th-leading scorer in the conference, he also ranks second in 3-pointers made (60) and free throw percentage (.895; 51-57). He has led the team in scoring 15 times this season, including back-to-back 30-point games against Nichols (Jan. 26) and Salve Regina (Jan. 29) when he notched a career-high 31 both times.

All 10 CCC institutions were represented on the all-conference men’s basketball team, which was voted upon by each of the league's head coaches along with the list of major individual award winners.

2012-13 ALL-CCC MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM

FIRST TEAM
Pos. - Student-Athlete, Institution, Class

F- David Dempsey, Gordon, Senior
F- Chima Ezeigbo, Eastern Nazarene, Senior
G- Sedale Jones, Curry, Senior
G- Derek Mayo, Wentworth, Junior
G- Lambros Papalambros, Curry, Junior
F- Ryan Sheehan, Nichols, Junior

SECOND TEAM
Pos. - Student-Athlete, Institution, Class

G- Lance Greene, Endicott, Senior
G- John Henault, Endicott, Sophomore
F- Hans Miersma, Gordon, Sophomore
G- Isiah Pringle, Salve Regina, Junior
F- A.J. Stephens, Curry, Junior

HONORABLE MENTION
Pos. - Student-Athlete, Institution, Class

G- Damon Alston, Western New England, Senior
G- Colin Johnson, Wentworth, Senior
G- Matt Langadas, Nichols, Sophomore
G- Ryan Palumbo, Roger Williams, Sophomore
G- William Smiley, Salve Regina, Senior
G- Park Thomas, Gordon, Junior
 
INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Sedale Jones, Curry College
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Hans Miersma, Gordon College
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR - Jaylen Owens, Eastern Nazarene College
SENIOR SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR - Lance Greene, Endicott College
COACH OF THE YEAR - Jim Aller, Eastern Nazarene College
TEAM SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD - University of New England

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