MILWAUKEE – Senior Holly Denfeld of the MSOE women's basketball team has been named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Player of the Year for the second-straight season, the league office announced Thursday.
Denfeld, who is the second-ever repeat NACC Player of the Year, was also named to the All-NACC First Team. She is the first player in league history ever named to its first team four times.
Denfeld currently leads the league in scoring, rebounding, and field goal percentage this season. In 25 games, she averaged a double-double of 20.2 points and 11.1 rebounds and shot a school-record 58.7 percent from the field. She posted 17 double-doubles this season and scored 20-plus points 12 times with four 28-point games and a 39-point outing on 17-of-19 shooting vs. Dominican Feb. 11.
This final standout campaign has also helped to etch Denfeld's name in rare company. She became the program's all-time leading scorer with 1,825 points. She also became just the second Raider, and third player in league history, to 1,000 career points and rebounds, reaching the milestone Feb. 1, and finishing her career with 1,054 career boards.
In addition to her conference awards, Denfeld has also been named to the 2017 Allstate Good Works Team this season as just one of five players from Divisions II-III and NAIA among the 10 players honored.
Denfeld joined Edgewood's Megan Scheele (2008-09) as the NACC's repeat players of the year. Meanwhile, there are five other players to have earned All-NACC First-Team status three times, including MSOE's Carol Cayo from 2010-12. Denfeld was also the 2014 NACC Freshman of the Year when she became the first league freshman named to the all-league first team.