Quinnipiac Rakes in Hardware at 2019 MAAC Awards Ceremony

Kevin Higgins

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While both the men’s and women’s basketball teams at Quinnipiac University prepare for MAAC tournament play, they got an opportunity at the MAAC awards ceremony to sit back and be rewarded for their success this season. As the ceremony indicated, it was quite a bit of success. Here are the winners from Quinnipiac.


MAAC Women’s Sixth Player of the Year: Taylor Herd

Herd did a little bit of everything for the Bobcats this season, averaging 8 points, 3 rebounds, and an assist per game. She was always a reliable shooter off the bench, as evidenced by her 35.2 percent field goal percentage and her 30.3 percent mark from long range. Playing for a team that relied on their depth to lead them to another undefeated MAAC regular season, Herd was the standout all year long, which led to another addition to her trophy case.


MAAC Women’s Coach of the Year: Tricia Fabbri

Is this really a surprise? Tricia Fabbri has led her squad to MAAC perfection in two straight seasons, and heading into Friday’s quarterfinal matchup against Fairfield, they have won 49 straight conference games. The last three seasons for the Bobcats have been nothing short of spectacular: A Sweet 16 appearance, a Round of 32 appearance, and potentially another NCAA Tournament appearance this year. She’s one of the best coaches in the entire MAAC – if not the country – so this award is more than well-deserved.


MAAC Men’s Player of the Year: Cameron Young

In a year in which Quinnipiac’s men’s basketball team took a big step forward, no one on the team took a bigger step than Cam Young – no one in the whole conference, in fact. Young averaged 23 points a game to lead the conference and carry the load for the Bobcats, highlighted by his legendary 55-point performance in a Feb. 17 win at Siena – a game in which he accrued the highest single-game point total in Division I basketball since 2008. Young was an unstoppable force all season long for Quinnipiac, and is the main reason why they find themselves as the third seed in the conference tournament. A unanimous vote consolidated what many viewers knew by watching him play in any game this season: when it comes to the MAAC, there’s no one better than Cameron Young.