VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (March 5, 2018) – The United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) released last week its Women's Basketball Division II All-Americans and All-Academic Team. Sophomore Samiaya Salley (Highland Falls, NY / James I. O'Neill) was named an All-American for the second straight year, garnering her first-ever spot on the first team. Freshman Camryn McDonald (Springfield Gardens, NY / Grover Cleveland) received All-American honorable mention accolades. Junior Katie Herba (Perth, NY / Broadalbin-Perth) earned a spot on the All-Academic Team with a 3.63 GPA, majoring in Business and Technology Management.
Coach Vicki Andruszkiewicz and her squad posted their best record in her three-year run as head coach at 17-13. Delhi wrapped things up at last weekend's NIAC Tournament, where they routed Maine Fort Kent in the semifinals, 86-68, to face top-seeded Villa Maria in the league championship. The Vikings won the contest, 58-43. It marked the Broncos' first season over .500 since the school transitioned to four-year athletics in 2015-16. Armed with a young squad of one junior, five sophomores and three freshmen, Delhi began the year with four straight wins, including defeating Villa Maria, 89-85, in their first season meeting, and were ranked in the top 15 in all eight USCAA Division II Coaches' Polls.
This is Salley's second straight year being named a USCAA All-American after picking up honorable mention honors her freshman season. Finishing second in all USCAA in scoring with 23.8 ppg., Salley became SUNY Delhi's all-time career leading scorer with 1,137 points. She passed the previous mark of 1,033 set by Jennifer LePinnet-Clark (2002-04). The sophomore guard was also just the second Bronco to reach 1,000 points, and the second to reach it in just two years. Salley was named the ACAA Player of the Year and All-ACAA First Team, while earning spots on the All-NIAC First Team and All-NIAC Tournament Team. She was twice named an ACAA Player of the Week. Some of Salley's highlights this year included dropping a career-best 42 points on Central Penn in the team's regular season finale on Feb. 17, and scoring the game-winning basket on a running jumper with 0.3 to play to beat SUNY Canton, 69-67, on Jan. 23.
McDonald totaled 21 double-doubles, including one triple-double, to cap her freshman season. She averaged 13.7 ppg. and 13.0 rpg., ranking fifth in USCAA Division II in rebounds and third on the team in scoring. The Springfield Gardens, NY native earned both USCAA and ACAA Player of the Week honors, and was named the ACAA Freshman of the Year and NIAC Co-Freshman of the Year. She was selected to the All-NIAC Second Team, while earning All-ACAA honorable mention. McDonald's first-year highlights included her triple-double performance in Delhi's 96-67 victory over Penn State Hazleton, recording 23 points, 25 rebounds and 11 assists.
Herba stood as the Broncos' leader in steals with 2.5 per game, as well as ranking second with 8.9 rpg. and 4.0 assists per game. The former transfer from Fulton-Montgomery C.C. was Delhi's fourth-leading scorer with 9.8 ppg., and collected a season-high 20 points at Central Penn on Jan. 7, where she also had one of her eight double-doubles with ten rebounds. Herba was named to the All-ACAA Second Team, as well as being named to the ACAA Honor Roll. The Broadalbin-Perth graduate also plays for Coach Lauren Mackay on the women's soccer team, where she was named both a USCAA National All-Academic and All-American Honorable Mention in November.