HAVERFORD, Pa. - The Centennial Conference Champions were well represented in the annual release of the Centennial Conference awards on Wednesday morning, with three Haverford players earning All-Centennial Conference recognition while senior guard Anna-Sophia Capizzi and head Coach Bobbi Morgan picked up Centennial Conference Player and Coach of the Year honors.
Haverford placed three on the All-Conference team for the fourth consecutive year, as Capizzi was honored on the first team to also ensure a fourth straight season that a Haverford player has garnered a first-team All-Centennial designation. Junior guard Julianna Clark, the Conference's 2017-18 Rookie of the Year, picked up second-team honors while senior forward Megan Furch was named honorable mention for the second straight campaign.
Capizzi followed up on an honorable mention selection a season ago by becoming the program's first conference Player of the Year, emerging as a daunting force for Haverford in her senior season. The Chevy Chase, Md. product was named the conference's player of the week on four separate occasions, leading the conference in points per game (19.5) while shooting .461 from the field. Capizzi tallied in double digit scoring in all but one contest this season, and tallied 20 or more points in 13 games. On January 15 at Swarthmore, Capizzi poured in a career-best 29 points to help the Fords to a road win over the Garnet.
A cornerstone for a team that rattled off a program-record 11 consecutive victories from January 15 to February 19, Capizzi started all 27 contests and logged 30 or more minutes on 18 separate occasions, as Haverford posted a program-best 18 conference wins. The biology major currently holds the program record for points in a single season (526), eclipsing that mark against Johns Hopkins in the regular season finale on February 22. Previously, Capizzi etched her name into the Haverford record books by scoring her 1,000th career point against Muhlenberg on February 12, also taking over the program single-season record for three-pointers in the process. Capizzi has 78 career three-pointers and is currently sixth in Haverford history in total career points (1104). Capizzi's most recently added to her long list of plaudits as she was named the Centennial Conference Tournament MVP after scoring 43 points and adding six three-pointers in consecutive wins over Dickinson and Gettysburg to chase down the title.
Clark had a breakout junior campaign, stepping into the starting lineup and averaging 12.4 points per game. Adding to her reputation as one of the most prolific three-point shooters in the Centennial, Clark connected on 64 three-pointers on the season, second only to Capizzi among Centennial scorers. The economics major ranks sixth in the conference in three-point percentage (35.8). The Lancaster, Pa. product tallied double-digit scoring in 19 contests, including a career-best 29 points in her hometown against Franklin & Marshall on December 7. That performance included a program-record seven three-pointers. Clark also recorded 48 steals, good for ninth in the conference.
Furch affirmed her reputation as one of the most formidable post players in the region, taking a second straight honorable mention award. The biology major averages 10.1 points per game and is eighth in the Centennial Conference with 6.2 rebounds per contest. Furch tallied in double figures in 17 different contests, including a pair of double-double efforts. The Hazlet, N.J. product is Haverford's all-time leader in games played (109) and ranks 10th in career rebounds (574).
Head Coach Bobbi Morgan earns her third Centennial Conference Coach of the Year award, adding the honor to her 2011-12 and 2013-14 designations. Morgan guided Haverford to a second consecutive Centennial Conference championship and third straight NCAA appearance in 2019-20. Haverford has won 20 or more games in three straight seasons, and has qualified for the Centennial Conference tournament in nine consecutive years. Morgan has 195 wins in her 12 seasons at Haverford.
Adding to Haverford's postseason awards haul was senior guard Maddie Gallic, who came away with a spot on the Centennial Conference All-Sportsmanship team. Gallic, who was limited by injury in her senior season, is seventh in Haverford in program history in assists (236) and blocked shots (78). The biology major has also seen the eight-most games played (102) and started (83) in program history.
Women's Basketball is currently ramping up its preparation for its third consecutive NCAA tournament appearance as the squad will trek to Berea, Ohio for a battle with No. 9 Baldwin Wallace on Friday. The game is slated to begin at 7 p.m.