Kane and Coyer Garner BIG EAST Accolades
March 5, 2014
NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Big East Conference today announced the 2013-14 women's basketball All-Conference teams and major award winners. Villanova senior guard Devon Kane (Springfield, Pa.) was named first team All-Conference, while sophomore guard Caroline Coyer (Oak Hill, Va.) was selected as the league's Sixth Man of the Year.
Kane becomes the 11th Wildcat in program history to garner first team All-Big East honors. All total, there have been 15 first team All-Conference selections in the history of the program. Kane is the first Villanova player to be named to the first team since Laura Kurz in 2008-09.
In 29 games this year, Kane has scored double figures in points in 21 of the 29 contests, including two games of 20+ points. She currently leads the team in scoring (12.4 ppg.), assists (128), steals (36) and minutes played (32.2 mpg.). Her best effort of the season came on Tuesday against Marquette on Senior Night when she scored a career-high 23 points to go with eight assists, a career-best five steals and four rebounds.
Coyer is the second Wildcat to win the Big East Sixth Man of the Year Award. Laura Sweeney also won the honor as a redshirt freshman in 2009-10. Coyer came off the bench in 25 of the 29 games this season, including all 18 Big East contests. She currently ranks second on the team in scoring (10.3 ppg.), assists (107) and steals (32) and she leads the Big East and is third in the country in assist to turnover ratio at 3.8 to 1 (107 assists/28 turnovers).
Villanova finished the regular season with a 22-7 overall record and a 12-6 Big East Conference mark. The 12-6 league record was good enough for a third place tie in the final standings with Creighton. Villanova will be the No. 4 seed in this weekend's Big East Tournament and will play No. 5 seed Marquette on Sunday, March 9, at the Allstate Arena in Chicago, Ill. Game time is set for 8:30 p.m. central time.