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Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information


Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information
Release: January 09, 2017
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EDISON, NJ – Monmouth freshman guard Kayla Shaw (Scottsdale, AZ/Chaparral) has been named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week, the league announced on Monday. Shaw helped Monmouth to a 2-1 record during a stretch of three conference home games this week, including a career-high 21 points in a 76-59 victory over Saint Peter’s on Saturday.


“This award is well deserved,” said Monmouth head coach Jenny Palmateer. “Kayla is always in the gym working on her game. I’m glad to see her hard work being rewarded.”


In the three games this week, Shaw scored 47 points on 13 three-pointers while averaging 25 minutes per game. Shaw scored 9 points in Monmouth’s 79-69 win over Marist on Monday. On Wednesday, she scored 17 points on five triples against Fairfield. In Monmouth’s 17-point victory over Saint Peter’s on Saturday, the freshman scored a career-high 21 points on another five three-pointers, hitting three triples in the first 5:49 after earning her fourth start of the year. In total, she shot 44.7% from the field in that span and 46.4% from beyond the arc. Shaw added eight rebounds in the three games to go along with five steals.  The Arizona native has gone into double-digits nine times this season.


Shaw will look to continue her strong start to the season as Monmouth travels to Albany, NY for a matchup with Siena on Thursday. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:00 PM on ESPN3.  

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