MEC honors State's Carson, UC's Collins
West Virginia State's Lexy Carson was named the Mountain East Conference women's basketball player of the year.
Adam Collins of Charleston was selected coach of the year and Cara Mason of Shepherd as the freshman of the year. Chyress Lockhart, who averaged 14.9 points, also earned All-MEC first-team honors. Carson, a senior guard from Decatur, Ill., led the MEC in scoring (21.1 points), helping the Yellow Jackets to an 18-10 record. She also ranked fifth in the league in assists (4.29) and fifth in steals (2.21).
In his second season, Collins led the Golden Eagles to a 19-7 overall record and a 15-7 mark in conference play. UC led the league in scoring defense (64.4 points).